05 September, 2020

  • Parliament stifled, business, and a word of advice (Polity and Governance)
  • Appropriate strategy (Security)
  • Greece rejects NATO mediation (International Relations)
  • RBI alters priority sector norms to help start-ups, farmers avail loans (Economy)
  • PRELIMS REVISION
  • Rajnath Singh meets Chinese counterpart Wei in Moscow (International Relations)
  • Venkaiah for two-year fixed tenure for House committees (Polity and Governance)
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    PARLIAMENT STIFLED, BUSINESS, AND A WORD OF ADVICE

    The upcoming monsoon session of Parliament, from September 14, is emblematic of the issues faced by legislatures during the novel coronavirus pandemic. How do these bodies fulfil their central role in a democracy while maintaining health safety of legislators and the staff working in the legislatures.

    • Role of Parliament during COVID-19
    • Core issues affecting functioning of Parliament

     

    APPROPRIATE STRATEGY

    The blocking of a hundred more Chinese mobile applications suggests that the Indian government, not for the first time in recent months, wants to make it amply clear that it will not shy away from leveraging its position as a massive market for technology in dealing with potentially dangerous geopolitical issues

    • Statutory provisions used for blocking Chinese Apps
    • What Is the reason given by the government?
    • Benefits of the Ban
    • Cons for India
    • Way Forward

     

    GREECE REJECTS NATO MEDIATION

    This article discusses about Maritime dispute between Turkey and Greece.

    • Maritime Dispute between Turkey and Greece

     

    RBI ALTERS PRIORITY SECTOR NORMS TO HELP START-UPS, FARMERS AVAIL LOANS

    The RBI has decided to comprehensively review the Priority sector Lending (PSL) guidelines. The Revised PSL guidelines will enable better credit penetration to credit deficient areas; increase the lending to small and marginal farmers and weaker sections; boost credit to renewable energy, and health infrastructure

    • Details about Priority Sector Lending (PSL) Norms
    • Priority sector applicability
    • New Changes introduced by the RBI in PSL

     

    RAJNATH SINGH MEETS CHINESE COUNTERPART WEI IN MOSCOW

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers’ meeting in Moscow

    • Details about SCO

     

    VENKAIAH FOR TWO YEAR FIXED TENURE FOR HOUSE COMMITTEES

    This article discusses about the various Parliamentary Committees in India such as Public accounts Committee, Estimates Committee etc.

    • Parliamentary Committees- Standing Committees and Ad-hoc Committees
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