Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 06 February 2023
- The Ladakh issue
- Economically, increasing trade within Asia makes sense
The Ladakh Issue
After Sonam Wangchuk, a Magsaysay Award winner, went on a fast, a movement erupted calling for the inclusion of the Ladakh region in the Sixth Schedule under Article 244 of the Constitution (which provides special protection to tribal populations).
GS Paper-2: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions, and basic structure.
What is the Indian Constitution’s Sixth Schedule, and why does Ladakh want to be included in it? Discuss.
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Economically, Increasing Trade Within Asia Makes Sense
- After the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on January 31, 2023, that global trade would slow from 5.4% in 2022 to 2.4% in 2023, South Asia must now reevaluate regional trade across Asia.
- With poly-crisis risks like a worsening Russia-Ukraine conflict, a break from global supply chains, and dealing with COVID-19 virus variants, this forecast is optimistic.
GS Paper-2: India and its neighborhood- relations; bilateral, regional, and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
Do you think that BIMSTEC is a parallel organisation like the SAARC? What are the similarities and dissimilarities between the two? How are Indian foreign policy objectives realized by forming this new organisation? (250 words)
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