29 June, 2020

  • Making sense of China's calculations (International Relations)
  • P.V. Narasimha Rao, the subversive insider (Polity & Governance)
  • 'Draft EIA notification fosters non-transparency, encourages environmental violations'- (Environment and Climate Change)
  • Letter and spirit & Mapillah Rebellion (Reference) (Polity & Governance + Indian History )
  • Mains Value Addition
  • Question for the day

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    Making sense of China’s calculations

    • Understanding Chinese intentions behind recent incursions in the previous DNS of 26th June we learnt the fact from the Government's announcement "China had been “amassing” troops and armaments along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) for nearly two months, the government said on Thursday and accused the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of violating the 1993 agreement between India and China that committed both sides to “minimum levels” of deployment.
    • The author discusses the failure of intelligence and lapse in India's strategic calculation
    • Failure of intelligence
    • Our capability in imagery intelligence (IMINT) and signals intelligence (SIGINT)
    • Lapse in India's strategic calculation, interpretation and analysis
    • What went wrong?
    • JIC used to be part of National Security Council (NSC).


    PV Narshimha Rao, a subversive Insider

    • The preparations for the year-long birth centenary celebrations of the late former PM P.V. Narsimha Rao have started at Hyderabad on June 28, 2020. Hence, let us look at the some of his most important contributions.
    • Political Career
    • Economic Reforms
    • Foreign Policy


    The Mopillah Uprising

    • Now from the perspective of UPSC Prelims and Main examination: these revlts and uprising are recurrent themes. For example:
    • SO we will prepare Moplah Rebellion (And you should prepapre all other along similar lines)
    • What was it?
    • What were the underlying causes?
    • What were its effects?


    Letter and spirit

    • The term “Permanent Resident” as per Artcile35A has been replaced by “Domicile of Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir” as per an order of Ministry of Home Affairs and the order has expanded the scope of persons domiciled in the UT of J&K including those who has resided for a period of 15 years in the UT of J&K or has studied for a period of 7 years and appeared in Class 10th /12th examination in an educational institution located in the UT of J&K or who is registered as a migrant by the Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (Migrants).
    • New Domicile Law
    • Article 35A of the Indian Constitution
    • Problem with Article 35A
    • Concept of Domicile after Abrogation of Article 370
    • Concerns on grant of Domicile to a large section of the population
    • Conclusion


    Proof of planting trees must for availing govt. services in Odisha

    • The Jajpur district administration in Odisha has made plantation a precondition for obtaining government licences.
    • This is a novel idea to popularize plantation drive by assigning specific number of trees to be planted against each licence or service.


    A real page TURNER 

    With contribution from local residents, an initiative by a library in Kerala’s Perumkulam has added public book shelves, earning it the title of India’s second ‘village of books’


    Prerna Singh 8 months ago

    Thankyou RAUS!!!