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Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 17 August 2022


Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 17 August 2022


Contents

  1. India at 75: Taking a step back from an ecological disaster
  2. A scheme for India-EU interactions

India at 75: Taking A Step Back From An Ecological Disaster


Context

  • Chipko. The Valley of Silence. Narmada. Koel-Karo. Many of us who were passionate about environmental issues as children in the 1970s and early 1980s were inspired by these and other movements.
  • As the government responded with a slew of forest, wildlife, and environmental laws and policies, there was hope that India would be able to strike a balance between its development needs and the preservation of its ecological foundations. Is that hope still alive as India celebrates 75 years of independence?

Relevance

GS Paper 3: Environment conservation

Mains Question

What exactly do you mean by Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)? What are the challenges and importance of EIA in India? (150 words)

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A Scheme for India-EU Interactions


Context

• In addition to its 75th anniversary of independence, India celebrated 60 years of diplomatic relations with the European Union (EU).

• Despite its disagreements with the West over the Ukraine crisis, India’s presence as a guest at the recent G-7 summit demonstrates the country’s growing weight in global discussions.

• The European Union and India, as the world’s two largest democracies, share a commitment to protect and promote human rights, a rules-based global order, effective multilateralism, sustainable development, and open trade.

Relevance

GS Paper 2: Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements, India-EU relations etc

Mains Question

In the current geopolitical environment, the EU and India appear to be natural partners, and they must capitalise on existing opportunities. Discuss. (250 Words)

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