02 Jan, 2020

  • Impact of domestic policies on foreign relations - International Relation
  • Reorganisation of Energy Sector - Energy
  • National Infrastructure Pipeline - Infrastructure
  • Gaganyaan and Chandrayaan 3 - Gaganyaan
  • Invasive Alien species - Invasive species
  • Prelims question

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    KERALA FOR STEPS TO CURB ALIEN PLANTS’ GROWTH IN NBR

    The Kerala Forest and Wildlife department is adopting steps to arrest rampant growth of invasive alien plants especially tree species like Senna Spectabilis in the Nilgiri Biosphere reserve.

    • Kerala Forest and Wildlife department
    • Invasive Alien Species
    • Senna Spectabilis
    • Common characteristics of Invasive Alien Species include

     

    INFRASTRUCTURE PUSH

    The recent announcement made by Finance Minister about adding Rs. 102 lakh crore in the Indian economy will definitely boost sentiments in the market. However, the challenge is in making the plan to boost investment in infrastructure work to come out of slowdown currently faced by Indian economy.

    • National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP)
    • Background of NIP
    • The Terms of Reference of the Task Force
    • Hurdles & Challenges

     

    GAGANYAAN, CHANDRAYAAN-3 IN MISSION MODE, SAYS ISRO

    ISRO is working in mission mode for 2 important space missions including Gaganyaan and Chandrayaan-3. Besides, ISRO has also finalized Thoothukudi district in TN for its second launch port after Sriharikota.

    • About Gaganyaan
    • Components of Gaganyaan
    • Rocket: GSLV Mk-III
    • Crew Module Atmospheric Re-entry technology - CARE
    • Crew Escape System - PAT
    • Environmental Control & Life Support System ECLSS
    • Chandrayaan-3

     

    THE NEED FOR A SINGLE ENERGY MINISTRY 

    Five different Ministries along with a multitude of regulatory bodies govern India's energy sector

    • Fragmented data collection
    • Energy Efficiency
    • Suggestions of NITI Aayog in Draft Energy Policy
    • Case Study
    • Global Experience
    • Recommendations of Second Administrative Reforms Commission on Reorganisation of Ministries

     

    THE NEW WORRY OF DEPLETING DIPLOMATIC CAPITAL

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his second term has taken a hard line approach in dealing with bilateral ties specially with its neighbours. Because of domestic policies such as Citizenship Amendment Act and related protest across India, India’s domestic political capital has depleted.

    • Hard Stance affecting ties with US & European countries
    • Impacting Bangladesh Relations
    • Actions taken domestically will affect India internationally
    • Way Ahead
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