30 Sep, 2019

  • Strictures in the name of Security- Lead Article - Internal Security
  • EC Cuts short the Disqualification Term- RPA 1951 - Polity and Governance
  • Two Asian Powers and an Island- OPED - International Relations
  • National Nutritional Survey - Social Issues
  • MoU between Petronet and Tellurian- Problems - International Relations
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    A WEEK AFTER HIGH-PROFILE MOU, QUESTIONS CLOUD PETRONET-TELLURIAN DEAL

    Petronet LNG has signed a deal of $2.5 billion investment in American LNG company Tellurian. In the deal, Tellurian would sell 5 million tonnes of LNG a year and 18% equity stake to Petronet.

    • Problems with the deal
    • positive sides of the deal

     

    EC CUTS SHORT DISQUALIFICATION TERM OF SIKKIM CM TAMANG

    Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang, was barred from contesting elections for six years after the completion of a one-year prison term for corruption in 2018.

    • Reasons provided by ECI for reduction in sentence
    • Section 123 of RPA, 1951
    • Article 324, 327

     

    OBESITY AND UNDER NUTRITION COEXIST, FINDS STUDY  

    Central government and UNICEF have recently conducted first ever NATIONAL NUTRITION SURVEY.

    • Key findings
    • Global Hunger Index and how it is calculated
    • India and Global Hunger Index

     

    TWO ASIAN POWERS AND AN ISLAND

    India-Sri Lanka ties in the backdrop of Chinese growing influence and Presidential elections in Sri Lanka.

    • What does Sri Lanka need
    • What should be India’s policy

     

    STRICTURES IN THE NAME OF SECURITY

    On Aug 5, 2019, the Government of India decided to revoke the special status enjoyed by the State of J&K under Article 370 and Article 35A.

    • Government's argument
    • Author’s counter argument
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