PIB 8th January

Contents: OPERATION SANKALP MoU BETWEEN INDIA AND SWEDEN ON COOPERATION IN POLAR SCIENCE MOBILITY PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT BETWEEN INDIA AND FRANCE INSTITUTION OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE OPERATION SANKALP Why in news? In the backdrop of the deteriorating security situation in the Gulf region, post attacks on merchant ships in the Gulf of Oman , Indian Navy had […]

9th January – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents From the Brink of War Reality Check: On Govt. Projecting Slower GDP Growth A Multilateral alternative, by Asia The Indian Constitution’s unitary tilt FROM THE BRINK OF WAR Why in news? US president, Donald Trump made a statement following the missile attacks on US bases in Iran and said that there were no causalities […]

THE INDIAN CONSTITUTIONS UNITARY TILT

Fresh debate on the federal question The recent political developments around the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) have revealed some of the most significant crevices of Indian federalism. Soon after the protests erupted, several State governments declared that they would not implement the law. Further, in a somewhat unprecedented […]

A MULTILATERAL ALTERNATIVE, BY ASIA

Why in news? After 200 years, Asian economies are again larger than the rest of the, world’s combined. As India and china resolve their border dispute, Asia is providing the multilateral alternative to the world divided by values, and no longer by ideology. As the world leader in digital transactions China is developing block chain­ […]

REALITY CHECK: ON GOVT. PROJECTING SLOWER GDP GROWTH

Why in news? The National Statistical Office (NSO) has estimated that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will expand by 5% in the 12­month period, in line with the Reserve Bank of India’s sharp downward revision last month in its full­ year growth forecast  from 6.1% projected earlier, to 5%. GDP growth estimates Pace of growth slumped […]

FROM THE BRINK OF WAR

Why in news? US president, Donald Trump made a statement following the missile attacks on US bases in Iran and said that, there were no causalities reported from the side of U.S. Self-defence of Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif invoked Article 51 of the UN Charter, which allows member states to take military actions in […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 9 January 2020

Contents: Trump Backs Away from Further Conflict After Iran Hits U.S. Troops Cabinet Approves Ordinance enabling FDI in Coal Mining Northeast Gas Grid gets Government Funding Ukrainian plane crash in Iran kills all 176 on board Won’t give Black Boxes to U.S. : Iran India asks citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Iraq Analysis: What […]

SC TO HEAR GOVERNMENT’S PLEA TO TRANSFER PETITIONS AGAINST CAA IN HIGH COURTS

Why in news? The Supreme Court agreed to hear on January 10th 2020, a plea made by the government to transfer pending writ petitions challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) of 2019 in various High Courts across the country to the apex court. Concern raised was: a probability that various High Courts might deliver mutually […]

ANALYSIS: WHAT IS NEXT IN IRAN-U.S. CONFLICT?

Iran on 8th January 2020, launched ballistic missile attacks at American troops in two military bases in Iraq – Five days after Major General Qassem Soleimani, the Quds Force chief, was killed in a U.S. air strike outside Baghdad airport,. Statements: Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has said that the attacks on the Erbil and […]

INDIA ASKS CITIZENS TO AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL TO IRAN

In light of the turmoil in Iraq, India has issued a travel advisory to avoid “non-essential” travel to that country. “In view of the prevailing situation in Iraq,” as a precautionary measure, the Ministry of External Affairs has issued a travel advisory -“Indian nationals are advised to avoid all non-essential travel to Iraq until further […]