07 August, 2020

  • Cartographic Challenge - Editorial (International Relations)
  • Can the NEP fix access to universal education - Parley (Social Justice)
  • An invisible humanitarian crisis in India - Lead Article (Social Justice)
  • RBI keeps key policy rates unchanged (Indian Economy)
  • Question for the Day

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    Cartographic Challenge

    Civil Government of Pakistan’s Cabinet has passed a new political map which has included parts of Indian territories – Jammu and Kashmir including Siachen and also on Junagarh and Sir Creek. Ministry of External Affairs has categorised this effort by Pakistan as political absurdity”, and accused Pakistan of attempting a form of “territorial aggrandisement (an act undertaken to increase one’s power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance) supported by cross-border terrorism

    • Problems with the new Political Map of Pakistan
    • Objections against India’s new political map


    Can the NEP fix access to universal education?

    The new National Education Policy (NEP), approved by the Union Cabinet last week, seeks to align itself with the Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all in the next 20 years

    • Is the NEP’s 10-year deadline, to make all children entering Grade 1 school-ready through Early Childhood Care and Education, practical?
    • With the NEP silent on last year’s draft proposal to expand the RTE Act’s scope to cover children from 3 to 18 years, can universal education be attained?
    • The policy says education is a public service, but also advocates philanthropic private participation
    • What about concerns on the proposal to create school complexes? The Kothari Commission recommended it.
    • Will the thrust on vocational education weaken students academically, perpetuate hereditary occupations or lead to early exits?


    An invisible humanitarian crisis in India

    As we all know that in the wake of Covid 19 a lot of economic distress has ensued. This is going to severely impact the vulnerable sections of our society.

    • How are India’s poor preparing to counter chronic hunger
    • Current status of the impact of Covid-19 on Poverty:
    • Public policy failures
    • Impact of lockdown


    RBI keeps key policy rates unchanged + Easy liquidity led to faster monetary transmission + inflation to stay elevated

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to worst health and Economic Crisis in India. Hence, there is a need for dynamic, proactive and balanced approach to deal with the crisis. In this regard, the RBI has recently announced a number of policy announcements to minimize the impact of COVID-19 and promote economic revival

    • Recent Decisions of MPC
    • Resolution Framework for COVID-19-related Stress
    • Debt Restructuring for MSMEs
    • Review of Priority Sector Guidelines
    • Additional Special Liquidity Facility (ASLF)
    • Advances against Gold Ornaments and Jewellery
    • Flexibility in Management of Cash Reserve Requirements
    • Offline Retail Payments using Cards/Wallets/ Mobile Devices

    Rajat sharma 6 months ago

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