11 August, 2020

  • New undersea cable to boost Net speed in Andaman (Science & Technology) (Optical Fibre Cable, OFC, Andamans, Act East Policy)
  • Isolating China, as proposition and the reality - Lead Article (Social Justice) (Expansionist China, New Cold War, Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity Network)
  • The main bricks to use in India's steel frame Article - (Governance) (Charges against bureaucracy, Inaccessibility, Corruption, Concerns with Police)
  • Making up for shortfalls in GST collections Article (Indian Economy) (35:43) (GST Compensation, Fall in GST Collection)
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    New undersea cable to boost Net speed in Andaman

    Prime Minister has launched an undersea Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) connecting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands with the mainland that would provide residents of the Union Territory high-speed Internet connection. The Prime Minister had laid the foundation stone for the 2,300-km-long submarine optical fibre cable project connecting Chennai and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on December 30, 2018.

    • Submarine Optical Fibre Cable
    • Benefits and Importance of Optical Fibre Cable
    • Boosting International Maritime Trade

     

    Isolating China, as proposition and the reality

    Among war of words between India and China, China has waded into Jammu and Kashmir which is India’s internal matter. In this backdrop, the author says that countries like India must note that despite its belligerence, China is far from being quarantined given its economic clout

    • Difficult to take sides for China’s Neighbours in Cold War 2.0
    • Fear of China – China’s expansionists pursuits since 1970s
    • Declining Neighbourhood Relations
    • China Moves Ahead - Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity Network   

     

    The main bricks to use in India’s steel frame

    As we all know Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) recently announced the results of the Civil Services Main examination.

    In this regard the author who is also an Ex-IPS officer expresses views regarding his observations about IAS and IPS. 

    • UPSC process has high credibility because
    • Major Issues with Civil servants
    • Special concerns regarding Police

     

    Making up for shortfall in GST Collections 

    Recently, the Centre has paid the GST compensation of around Rs 13,000 crores to the states for the month of March 2020. It is yet to pay the compensation for the current financial year for the duration April- July 2020.

    • Options before the Central Government
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