07 Oct, 2019

  • Arctic Expedition - Geography
  • Economic slowdown - Economy
  • Sedition law - Polity
  • Information Fusion centre - Indian Ocean Region - Security
  • National e - assessment scheme - Economy
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    Sedition Annoyance, Criticism is not sedition

    Former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court mentions that the recent order of a Bihar court directing the filing of an FIR against 49 eminent persons who signed an open letter to the Prime Minister expressing concerns over mob lynching is shocking, disappointing, and completely disregards the true meaning of the law.   

    • Sedition
    • Lalita Kumari vs. Uttar Pradesh
    • Free Speech & Restrictions
    • History of Sedition
    • Romesh Thapar v State of Madras
    • Kedar Nath Singh vs State of Bihar
    • Balwant Singh v State of Punjab

     

    A road to economic revival runs through agriculture

    To revive agriculture, the fiscal and monetary stimulus are only short term solutions. There is need to ensure reforms on land, market, price, and ameliorate supply side constraints.   

    • Economic revival
    • Agriculture
    • inter-State migration
    • agricultural reforms

     

    India starts sharing maritime data

    In the backdrop of the 2nd edition of Goa Maritime Conclave, India has offered to facilitate dissemination of maritime security and safety information from recently established Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region to IOR countries.

    • Steps to improve Maritime Domain Awareness
    • Coastal Surveillance Radar Network
    • Information Fusion Centre-IOR
    • Need for monitoring IOR

     

    National E-Assessment Centre

    In a paradigmatic shift in income tax administration in the country, the government in budget 2019-19 announced the National e-Assessment Scheme in order to facilitate faceless assessment and scrutiny of income tax.

    • National e-Assessment Scheme
    • Details
    • Impact

     

    The only Indian in the largest ever Arctic expedition

    Dr. Vishnu Nandan native of Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram, the 32-year-old polar researcher will be the only Indian among 300 scientists from across the world aboard the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) expedition in the Central Arctic.

    • Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC)
    • MOSAiC & its aim
    • India’s Arctic Exploration
    • Arctic Council
    • India at Arctic Council    
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