21 July, 2020

  • India's Role in Changing geo-Politics (International relations)
  • Community Canteens (Social Issues)
  • Oxford Vaccine (Science & Technology)
  • Railway privatization (Economy)
  • Central groundwater Authority (Environment)
  • Mob lynching (Reference) (Security)
  • Chabahar port (Reference) (International Relations)
  • Question for the day (Environment)

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    INDIA WILL NEVER BE A PART OF AN ALLIANCE SYSTEM: JAISHANKAR

    Geopolitics is witnessing shifts with China being more assertive and USA shrinking its global role. These shifts are opening spaces for middle powers like India, Japan, the European Union and others. Among these global developments, Union Minister of External Affairs has said that India will not be a part of any alliance and would maintain neutrality.

    • MEA on Changing Geo-politics, Economy & Neighbourhood
    • Shrinking role of USA in global politics
    • Countries depending on US needs to take a call

     

    COMMUNITY CANTEENS 2.0 – ARTICLE

    Government announced important measures to ensure food security for vulnerable sections. However, subsidised grains are not a sufficient solution to ensure nourishment which can be done by community kitchens.

    • Government Schemes to ensure food security
    • Community Kitchens/Canteens
    • Reasons why subsidised grains are not a sufficient solution to ensure nourishment
    • Challenges with Community Kitchens
    • Other concomitant benefits of Community Kitchens

     

    U.K. VACCINE PROMPTS PROTECTIVE IMMUNE RESPONSE IN EARLY TESTS

    Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot. In research published Monday in the journal Lancet, scientists said that they found their experimental COVID-19 vaccine produced a dual immune response in people aged 18 to 55.

    • About this Vaccine
    • So what exactly is Phase 1 trial all about
    • What developers have claimed?

     

    BIG REFORM ON THE WRONG TRACK – ARTICLE

    The Ministry of Railways had recently invited Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for operation of passenger trains by private operators in PPP mode on 109 routes with 151 modern trains.

    • Present Status of Indian Railways
    • How would the PPP model of Private Trains work?
    • How PPP Model in Indian Railways benefits various stakeholders?
    • Concerns raised
    • Dual Control and Split Responsibility
    • Impact on Common Man
    • Bibek Debroy committee on Railway Modernisation
    • Need for Independent Regulator

     

    GREEN PANEL PULLS UP CENTRE 

    The National Green Tribunal has pulled up the Centre over its submissions that restriction on groundwater extraction would have an adverse impact on industrial production and employment opportunities and the GDP of some States.

    • Central Ground Water Board (CGWB)
    • Powers & Functions of CGWB
    Comments

    CHARU VERMA (cherry) 1 week ago

    please attach the previous articles links.

    Sarthak Ghosh 1 week ago

    @charuverma you will find the srticle links in RAU IAS YOUTUBE CHANNEL