28 Jan,2020

  • Utility of Legislative Councils - (Polity)
  • Criminalisation of Politics - (Polity)
  • Bodo Accord - (Internal Security)
  • Merits of Bt Cotton - (Science and Tech)
  • Air India Divestment (Reference) - (Economy)
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    Centre, Assam govt. sign accord with Bodo groups

    In a significant step to end violence a tripartite agreement has been signed by the Bodos led by National Democratic Bodo Front, Central government and State government.

    • The agreement will pave the way for reorganization of Bodoland Territorial Administrative District into wider Bodoland Territorial Region.
    • In brief: Bodoland Issue
    • Chronology of violent movements and formation of Bodoland Territorial Area District
    • Bodo Peace Accord 2020

    A case of wholehearted biotechnology adoption

    • Claim I: GM Cotton covers 95% of the area under cotton and there is no choice for farmers
    • Socio-economic benefits of GM Cotton
    • Low productivity of Cotton in India as compared to global scene
    • Availability of low cost manual labour in India.
    • Natural varieties offer farmers increased benefits than hybrid cotton seeds.
    • High Density Planting was introduced in cotton farming post the adoption of GM Cotton
    • Farmers need to buy seeds repeatedly (Terminator genes)

    Abolition Politics

    • Many states have initiated the process of eliminating the councils.
    • Constitutional provisions dealing with councils
    • Utility of such councils

    Crime and Politics

    • Supreme court has admitted a petition by Election commission regarding decriminalization of politics
    • Reasons behind the criminalization
    • Impact of such criminalization
    • Legal framework for decriminalization
    • Changes needed.
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