27 August, 2020

  • Outer Space treaties and Issues (International Relations )
  • Agri - marketing reforms (Economy)
  • South China Sea (International relations)
  • Rule 270 Lok Sabha (Polity & Governance)
  • Question for the day (International Relations )

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    THE UNCHARTED TERRITORY OF OUTER SPACE – ARTICLE 

    Outer Space has been the arena of most memorable demonstrations since second world war. Russian Sputnik (first artificial space satellite) and American Apollo 11 (Landed on moon) were seen as symbols of geopolitical competition during the cold war era. Even during the COVID pandemic a lot of space related activity has taken place. This highlights that outer space is witnessing unprecedented activity.

    • Recently launched missions
    • Space industry
    • Challenges in fulfilling the potential of space
    • Outer Space treaties
    • Outer Space Treaty, 1967
    • Issues with legal framework
    • Need for a space regulation

     

    MAKING AGRICULTURAL MARKET REFORMS SUCCESSFUL - ARTICLE

    Recently, as part of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Package, the Government has decided to introduce long-pending agricultural marketing reforms. These reform measures include- Amendments to Essential Commodities Act (ECA), Central Legislation to promote Inter-State Trading, Legal framework to promote Contract Farming.

    • Consistency in Policy
    • Collaborative Governance
    • Need for complementary Reforms
    • Importance of Agriculture in India
    • Agriculture as an Enterprise
    • Understanding the role of Agricultural Marketing
    • Evolution of Agricultural Marketing in India
    • Problems with Agriculture Marketing
    • Regulation of Agricultural markets
    • Fragmented Agricultural Marketing
    • Lack of Access to APMCs
    • Against the Interests of Small and Marginal Farmers
    • Poor Infrastructure of the APMCs
    • Imposition of Multiple Fees in APMCs
    • Higher Post-harvest Losses
    • Model APMC Act
    • National Agricultural Market (e-NAM)
    • Contract Farming
    • Farmer producer organisations (FPOs)
    • PM-AASHA
    • Gramin Rural Markets
    • Further Reforms Needed

     

    U.S. BLACKLISTS 24 CHINESE FIRMS AMID SOUTH CHINA SEA DISPUTE

    The United States has blacklisted 24 Chinese companies and targeted a number of individuals as according to U.S, they were part of construction and military actions related to disputed islands in the South China Sea.

    • Action taken by US on Chinese Companies
    • Problems in South China Sea
    • South China Sea

     

    RS CHAIRMAN WRITES TO PANEL HEADS ON RULES

    A day after Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla wrote to chairpersons of parliamentary standing committees advising them to ensure confidentiality of panel meetings, Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu also wrote an advisory on similar lines. In this context, let us understand about Parliamentary Committees.  

    • Letter written to Chairpersons of Parliamentary Standing Committees
    • About Parliamentary Standing Committees
    • Need for Parliamentary Committees
    • Standing Committees – Rajya Sabha
    • Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee - DRPSC
    • DRPSC which comes under the purview of CHAIRMAN - RAJYA SABHA
    • DRPSC which comes under the purview of SPEAKER - LOK SABHA
    • Functions entrusted to 8 DRPSC – RAJYA SABHA
    • Reports of the Committee
    Comments

    AVANEESH KUMAR 3 months ago

    For question no 1 answer should be B i.e. 1 and 2 only.