05 Feb, 2020

  • Continuity and fiscal follow-through (Economy)
  • Navy to the rescue (International Relations/Organisation)
  • A case of maritime presence adrift (International Organisation)
  • Beyond Preparedness (Disaster Management)
  • Practice Questions

Prelims Quiz


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    Continuity and fiscal follow-through

    The 15th Finance Commission has submitted its interim report recently for year 2020-2021.

    • Background
    • Fifteenth Finance Commission Interim recommendation


    Navy to the Rescue

    India is extending humanitarian flood relief to Cyclone-hit Madagascar under Operation Vanilla.

    • Background
    • Importance of IOR
    • Blue Economy
    • Strategic Importance
    • About SAGAR initiative


    Beyond Preparedness

    The articles flags some concerns on the proposed changes in the DMA-2005. The proposed changes are not in public domain and article does not mention them specifically. However, the author gives the direction in terms of proposed changes that should be incorporated

    • Proposed changes
    • What should be done?


    A case of a maritime presence adrift

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations agency tasked with regulating shipping, had mandated that merchant ships should not burn fuel with sulphur content greater than 0.5%.

    • What is the issue with the new mandate?
    • India has adversely been affected by IMO regulations
    • General apathy and inadequacy of India in maritime regulations by IMO
    • Getting to Zero Coalition