23 June, 2020

  • India attends RIC Meeting (International Relations)
  • China Joins UN Arms Treaty (International Relations)
  • Lone Wolf Attacks- Challenges to Internal Security (Internal Security)
  • Promote People Power against COVID-19 (Social Issues)
  • Ambubachi Festival and Kamakhya Temple ( Art and Culture)
  • Japan to rename Islands (International Relations)
  • A Way out of Delineated Borders- Reference (International Relations)

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    Jaishankar to attend China-Russia trilateral 

    India is taking part in the RIC trilateral through video conferencing amidst the ongoing border standoff between India and Chine across LAC

    • Focus issues to be discussed at the RIC trilateral include
    1. Impact of COVID 19 pandemic
    2. Challenges of global security
    3. Financial stability
    • Accordingly in this news analysis we will cover the following aspects with respect to RIC trilateral
    1. Background to RIC
    2. Relevance of RIC to India
    3. Issues within RIC
    4. Comparing RIC and JAI (Japan-USA-India)

     

    China to join UN arms trade treaty

    China has recently announced that it will join UN Arms Trade Treaty that is designed to regulate the flow of weapons.

    • This topic becomes important because
      • Treaties related to defence sector HAVE BEEN REPEATIDLY asked in prelims examination. (Show questions)
      • India being one of the most vocal supporter of rule based global order, abstained from joining such a treaty.
    • So in this discussion
      • We will first understand what need for a global arms treaty
      • Then, we will discuss, What are consequences of Unregulated and irresponsible arms transfers?
      • Basic feature of ATT and How will this help?
      • And finally, why did India abstain from joining ATT?

     

    Lone Wolf Attacks

    • There was a knife attack at a park in Reading, a town west of London, which killed three people and injured three others
    • So in this discussion we will understand
      • How these attacks are a threat to internal security
      • How to evolve a counter strategy

     

    Promote People Power against COVID-19

    • While India has done well to contain the spread of pandemic it is witnessing a spike in the test positivity rate in the last month.
    • With the virus traversing the boundaries of urban areas into rural hinterland as a result of reverse migrations, a pan-India strategy to deal with the crisis in the coming times is the need of the hour.
    • The article is a roadmap towards that pan-India strategy which encompasses a differentiated approach given the differential exposure of its cities, rural areas and towns to the virus.

    Promote People Power against COVID-19

    • Background: Situation today
      • While India has done well to contain the spread of pandemic it is witnessing a spike in the test positivity rate in the last month.
      • With the virus traversing the boundaries of urban areas into rural hinterland as a result of reverse migrations, a pan-India strategy to deal with the crisis in the coming times is the need of the hour.
      • The article is a roadmap towards that pan-India strategy which encompasses a differentiated approach given the differential exposure of its cities, rural areas and towns to the virus.
    • So in this discussion we will understand:
      • Roadmap: How to tackle the spread?
        • Differentiated approach
        • Immobilize the virus rather than wait for herd immunity
        • (Note: What is herd-immunity threshold?
      • Roadmap: People Partnered Public Health
        • Volunteer-driven testing
        • National Health Workforce
        • Community-led awareness campaigns
        • Micro-surveillance in Containment Zones
        • Sanitation Measures in Slums

     

    Japan to rename Islands disputed with China

    • Japan has decided to rename few islands in South China sea
    • So it is important to learn basics about these islands, which we will do in this discussion

     

    Kamkhya Festival

    • The Ambubachi Mela is celebrated in the capital city of Guwahati, in Assam
    • So in this short lecture, you will come to know about the Kamakhya Temple:
    Comments

    Kumar ujjawal 2 weeks ago

    Q3

    consider the following countries

    1. Pakistan
    2. Afghanistan
    3. Bangladesh
    4. Myanmar
    5. Nepal

    which of the above countries are common to both SAARC and BIMSTECA
    given option is incorrect because BANGLADESH AND NEPAL both are inSARRC AND BIMSTEC

    Md Ayaz Ahmed 2 weeks ago

    question 3 answer will be c plzz correct

    Karan Bhagat 2 weeks ago

    Q3 correct answer should be option C.  

    Anupam Tiwari 2 weeks ago

    MYANMAR IS NOT COMMON

    avanish kumar 2 weeks ago

    Q 3 correction plz

    Sriram Subrahmanyan swamy 1 week ago

    Was waiting long for basava sir ka class.. all are good teachers..but am a big fan of basava sir and faizan sir!!