11 Nov, 2019

  • 2019 Mains Question discussion - Polity & Governance
  • Peace & Justice - Ayodhya Verdict (Editorial) - Polity & Governance
  • Renovate, not Rebuild - Indian Parliament (Article) - History & Culture
  • After RCEP reticence, need for reform recalibration (Article) - Economy
  • Draft Social Security Code, 2019 - Economy
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    Peace and Justice

    The article discusses some of the key elements of the Ayodhya verdict and concludes that while the verdict is good in that it is aimed at preserving social harmony, it is fraught with some unaddressed issues.

    • Positives of the judgment
    • Negatives of the judgment
    • Way forward

     

    Renovate, not rebuild  

    The government is considering either redeveloping Parliament House or building a new structure. This is against the backdrop that the government’s decision to give a facelift to the Parliament by 2022 on the occasion of 75th anniversary of Independence.

    This article deliberates on the issues to be considered by the government in taking the decision. In short the author prescribes renovation of the Parliament as has been done in other countries including the USA which expand the Capitol Building of 1800s instead of building a new one.

    • Need for renovation or construction
    • Reasons for choosing renovation over new construction
    • Conclusion

     

    Centre gets responses to draft Social Security code

    Recently, the Union Government has proposed the Draft Social Security Code. The draft code has been formulated in order to merge eight existing laws related to the social security of the workers. It has also proposed several new initiatives including universal social security for unorganized sector workers and insurance and health benefits for gig workers. Presently, the Union Government has circulated the draft in order to take opinion from various stakeholders. This particular article highlights that the RSS affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), India’s largest trade union has expressed some concerns with respect to the draft code.

    • Need for the Social Security Code 2019
    • Important Provisions of the Draft Social Security Code

     

    After RCEP reticence, need for reform recalibration

    Recently India decided not to join RCEP in the present form giving prominence to domestic priorities.

    • Indian Concerns
    • Why India should be a part of RCEP?
    Comments

    sivaramakrishnaa 1 day ago

    sir,jordan is also bordered by syria but why is not given in the option?