30 May, 2020

  • HC asks A.P. govt. to reinstate Ramesh Kumar (Polity & Governance) (Autonomy of Election Commission)
  • U.S. sanctions a double-edged sword: Hong Kong (International Relation) (Assertion of China)
  • Anchoring ties with Canberra the virtual way (International Relation) (Geo Strategy and Geo Politics)
  • Prelims Summary (Geo Strategy and Geo Politics)
  • Question of the Day

Prelims Quiz

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    HC asks A.P. govt. to reinstate Ramesh Kumar

    The state government issued an ordinance modifying the Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 to change the tenure, eligibility and appointment of the SEC. 

    In effect the above changes resulted in termination of the then SEC and appointment of a new SEC who was a retired judge of Madras High Court.

    The legality of the ordinance was challenged in the High Court by the then SEC through a petition on the ground that it had violated the constitutional principle of independence of Election Commission.

    • Judgement of the High Court
    • Argument given by the court
    • State Election Commission

     

    U.S. sanctions a double-edged sword: Hong Kong

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared this week that Hong Kong is no longer sufficiently autonomous from China "to warrant treatment under United States laws in the same manner as U.S. laws were applied to Hong Kong before July 1997." 

    • Background
    • Implications

     

    Anchoring ties with Canberra the virtual way

    This article mentions about the Bilateral India-Australia virtual Summit which is to take place next week in June amidst shadow of boundary conflict with China and Nepal and other global changes. Now both India and Australia are part of QUAD which also includes USA and Japan. So, from the prism of QUAD and rising tension not only in South China Sea but in the entire Indo-Pacific, engagement of Australia with India gains immense geo-political significance.

    • Ongoing cooperation
    • Possible area of cooperation

     

    Prelims Summary

    • Core Sector Industries
    • Locust
    • Krishna Kumar Singh v. the State of Bihar Case 
    • MALABAR exercise
    Comments

    Neeraj 6 months ago

    SIR 
    q3. Australia is a member of  IORA.

    MRITUNJAY RAI 6 months ago

    75%

    AVANEESH KUMAR 6 months ago

    100%

    Vishal Gohil 6 months ago

    The first question was really interesting.