23 Mar, 2020

  • Lockdown in 80 districts to contain COVID-19 - Polity & Governance
  • Not an unfettered Right - Right to intervene in state's sovereignty - Article - Polity & Governance
  • The perils of an all-out lockdown - Lead Article - Economy
  • Picking up quantum technology baton - Article - Science & Technology
  • Seizure of Afghan meth on high seas - Geography
  • Practice Questions

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    The perils of an all-out lockdown  

    The article talks about dual crisis (health and economic) India is facing with the spread of novel coronavirus. While lockdown in several states is one of the timely precautions to tackle the health crisis, the economic crisis looms large posing a challenge particularly to the vulnerable sections of the society.

    • Issues flagged
    • What should be done?

    Picking up the quantum technology baton About Quantum Computing

    • Quantum Supremacy
    • National Mission on Quantum Technologies and Applications
    • Applications
    • Further steps required

     Not an unfettered right

    Geneva-based Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has filed an intervention application in the Supreme Court of India against Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 by providing an overview of relevant international human rights standards. OHCHR wishes to intervene as "amicus curiae" (friend of the court) in the matter by virtue of its mandate to "protect and promote all human right and to conduct necessary advocacy in that regard pursuant to UN General Assembly resolution 48/141.

    • Importance of the Application by OHCHR
    • Plea of OHCHR
    • Response of Indian Government on the petition
    • The problem of Sovereignty & Article 14
    • OHCHR

    80 districts in lockdown to contain virus

    In order to arrest the spread of novel coronavirus, the governments at various levels have been taking precautions including state-wide lockdown in 4 states.

    Seizure of Afghan meth on high seas triggers concern

    • About Methamphetamine

    So Jao 7 months ago

    Plz update obtion b to (1, 3, 4)

    both option a and b points same (1,2,3)