24 August 2020

  • A-G declines plea against swara (Polity and Governance)
  • SC overreacted in Bhushan case (Polity and Governance)
  • More evidence of India's food insecurity (Indian Economy)
  • Not possible to fully block Chinese firms: Officials (International Relation)
  • Balaghat women curb felling of trees (Polity and Governance)
  • Prelims revision
  • Question of the day (Polity and Governance)

Prelims Quiz

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    A-G declines plea against Swara

    • Section 15 in the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 talk about the cognisance of criminal contempt.
    • Reasons given by the Attorney General for denying the contempt

     

    SC overreacted in bhushan case

    • Former Attorney-General (A-G) and jurist Soli Sorabjee has said the Supreme Court “overreacted” by taking suo motu contempt proceedings against civil rights lawyer Prashant Bhushan for his tweets.
    • Your opinion on criminal contempt of court for the mains exam could be as follows

     

    More evidence of India's food insecurity

    • The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI 2020) report, which presents the most authoritative evaluation of hunger and food insecurity in the world, was released recently. It is produced jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
    • Since 2017, SOFI presents two key measures of food insecurity:
    • State of Food Security and Nutrition in the India as per the SOFI 2020 report
    • 2019 Global Hunger Index

     

    Not possible to fully block Chinese firms: Officials

    • We know the current outrage of Indians against the Chinese intrusion into our territory.
    • Many have suggested the boycott of Chinese firms and their products as one of the ways to teach china a lesson. We have seen how central government banned 59 Chinese apps and cancelled many of the tenders in which Chinese companies had bid.
    • Why are Chinese firms a threat?
    • So are such companies present in India also ?
    • So apart from this, is there any problem?

     

    Balaghat women curb felling of trees

    • For years, there had been indiscriminate felling of trees in the Balaghat district in Madhya Pradesh rendering acres of fertile land barren.
    Comments

    Aparajita Kumar 3 months ago

    vaibhav sir is illustrious and magical indeed