09 July, 2020

  • Three NGOs linked to Congress under Home Ministry scanner (Polity & Governance)
  • The social contract needs to be rewritten (Polity & Governance; Ethics, integrity and aptitude)
  • The pandemic is about eyes shut (Polity & Governance; Ethics, integrity and aptitude)
  • Prelims related news
  • Question of the day (Polity & Governance)

Prelims Quiz

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    THREE NGOS LINKED TO CONGRESS UNDER HOME MINISTRY SCANNER

    The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has constituted an inter-ministerial committee headed by senior official of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to investigate into violation of various legal provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), Income Tax Act, Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), etc. by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF), Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust (RGCT) & Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust which are linked to the Indian National Congress and party president Sonia Gandhi is the chairperson of the RGF and the RGCT. In this regard, let us understand about FCRA and PMLA.        

    • Money Laundering & its Regulation      
    • Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976 & Successive Amendments
    • Foreign Source – FCRA
    • Amendment of FCRA in 2010 
    • Changes Made by Finance Act, 2016
    • Changes made by Finance Act, 2018
    • Supreme Court Judgment on Branding an organisation as “Political”
    • Impact of the Judgment on Right to Legitimate Protest    

     

    THE SOCIAL CONTRACT NEEDS TO BE REWRITTEN

    Mankind in the course of evolution, formed the concept of social groups and resultant rules they would abide by. This idea was encapsulated by Immanuel Kant in his ideas of Governance in 'Perpetual Peace: A philosophical sketch' - “The state of peace is not a state of nature, which is rather a state of war, so must the state of peace is established”. This later developed as the ‘social contract theory’. Thomas Hobbes began to develop the Social contract theory. 

    • Social Contract Theory 
    • Leviathan – Thomas Hobbes 
    • Rousseau – concerns with Liberty
    • John Locke – added Natural Right
    • The test of social contract happens at the time of crisis
    • The Problem of centralization

     

    THE PANDEMIC IS ABOUT EYES SHUT – ARTICLE 

    The novel, Blindness, by Portuguese Nobel Laureate José Saramago, is strikingly prescient about a sweeping illness. The plot revolves around a mysterious epidemic because of which people suddenly turn blind.   

    • The thread
    • The blindness in the present time
    • there is the blindness about hunger and deaths
    • Migrant Workers Problems

     

    PRELIMS POINTER

      • US withdraws from US Funding
      • Open Skies Agreement – UAE – India
      • Rental Housing Scheme under PM Awas Yojana – Urban Areas
      • Operation Samudra Setu

     

    • WHO declares Sri Lanka, Maldives measles and rubella free

     

     

    Comments

    Aman Raj Sinha 4 months ago

    Question 3 Answer should be option 1, as The National Civil Aviation Policy 2016 provided for Open Skies Agreement with SAARC countries and countries beyond 5000 Km radius from India is a correct statement

    AK 4 months ago

    sir

    Agriculture reform topic well explained by Respected Mangal Singh Sir. But now I'm NOT able to see that video lecture by search option. Might be something wrong with search option working. Similarly NOT able to catch your videos of China Relation topics.






    Regards, 








    Sarim syed Turay 4 months ago

    Sir the answer of Qno.3 should be 1 only..not none of above