Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 19 September 2022
- A necessary pit stop in parliamentary business
- China has blocked the listing of a Lashkar operative
- Despite the fact that Parliament’s recently concluded monsoon session (July-August) was adjourned sine die on August 8, 2022, the Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2022 and the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022 were sent to the Standing Committee of Parliament for detailed examination and a report thereon.
- This is a significant step, given that Parliament only had a limited amount of legislative time this session and could only pass five pieces of legislation.
- The article investigates whether these standing committees were able to achieve their stated objectives, and if not, or if they were done insufficiently, what corrective actions could be taken to increase their efficacy and relevance.
GS Paper II: Parliament-Structure, organization, functioning and conduct of business etc
Parliamentary oversight of regulators is required for government policies to function properly and be implemented. Analyze. (150 Words)
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- China has blocked a joint India-US attempt to place a Pakistan-based terrorist on the UN Security Council’s 1267 list for the third time in three months. It halted the proposal to add Lashkar-e-Taiba ‘commander’ Sajid Mir, who is wanted in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
- In August 2022, China blocked a proposal by India and the United States at the UN Security Council to designate Abdul Rauf Azhar as a global terrorist.
GS Paper 3: Internal Security
Terrorism poses a serious threat to national security. What solutions do you have to this growing threat? What are the most common sources of terrorist financing? (150 Words)
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