29 Oct, 2019

  • Smart cities and AMRUT Mission - Economy
  • Super cyclone and Indian Ocean dipole - geography
  • India and Saudi Arabia to set up strategic council - I.R
  • NCRB Crime in India Report 2017 ( Article) - Polity
  • Deep discounts and abuse of dominant position - Economy
  • Practice Questions

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    India, Saudi to form strategic council

    For the second time, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is travelling to Saudi Arabia to attend the Future Investment Summit to be held in Riyadh on October 29-31.

    • Outcomes Expected
    • What it means for India at present times?
    • What it means for S.Arabia at present times?
    • Tracing Relations?


    The many gaps in NCRB data

    National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has recently published statistics on “Crime in India – 2017” and has categorised offences into various categories. NCRB has also published “Prison Statistics India – 2017” covering various aspects of prison administration. In the backdrop of these two reports, this article mentions certain gaps in data collection and categorisation.

    • Concerns
    • Way Forward


    Supercyclone ‘Kyarr’ moves away from Indian coast

    According to IMD, the Supercyclone ‘Kyarr’ in the Arabian Sea has moved westwards and away from India’s coast.

    • Classification of cyclones
    • About Kyarr
    • Positive Indian Ocean Dipole and Kyarr
    • Path of Super cyclone Kyarr
    • Conditions for Tropical cyclones


    ‘Deep discounts by e-com firms hitting GST revenue’  

    The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has written to Finance Minister alleging loss of GST revenue to the government due to deep discounting by e-commerce firms, particularly Amazon and Flipkart. In the letter, CAIT has asked the government to initiate investigation into the business model of such e-commerce firms providing deep discounts which also results in predatory pricing and abuse of dominant position in the market.  

    • Deep Discounts
    • Complaint
    • Abuse of dominant position
    • The new FDI Rules


    Second round of Smart Cities, AMRUT may roll out in 2020  

    The government is mulling the roll out of 2nd round of Smart Cities project in 2020.

    • About AMRUT
    • About Smart Cities Mission