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DILLEMAS OF ENDING THE U.S’s ‘FOREVER WAR’

Posted on :- 2021-07-10 13:21:43
DILLEMAS OF ENDING THE U.S’s ‘FOREVER WAR’   The dilemmas of ending the U.S.’s ‘forever war’ appeared to fall heavily upon the shoulders of President Joe Biden, who is now helming his country’s rush for the exit before the self-imposed deadline of September 11, 2021, the 20-year anniversary of the WTC terror attacks. While he clearly signalled his intention to remain engaged with the war-torn country by meeting, in the first instance, Afghanistan’s President, Ashraf Ghani, and...
Source: The Hindu Editorial
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Paying a standard ex gratia compensation

Posted on :- 2021-07-09 11:29:19
PAYING A STANDARD EX GRATIA COMPENSATION   The Centre’s stated position before the Supreme Court on paying a standard ex gratia compensation to families of those who died of COVID-19 shows poor appreciation of the fallout of an unprecedented disaster. After initially asserting that such payments were beyond the Government’s fiscal affordability, although there is a provision in the Disaster Management Act for compensation, and externalising the pandemic as a global, ongoing event, the Hom...
Source: The Hindu Editorial
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Question set on U.S. blocking Iranian websites

Posted on :- 2021-07-03 10:48:43
Question Set on U.S Blocking Iranian Websites   The U.S.’s decision to block dozens of Iran-linked websites at a time when both countries are trying to revive the nuclear deal is unnecessary provocation. The U.S. has accused the sites, including Iran’s state-owned Press TV, of spreading disinformation. In the past, the U.S. had cracked down on Chinese and Iranian media over similar allegations. The move comes days after Iran elected Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline cleric, as President. The el...
Source: The Hindu Editorial
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Question set on Farmer's Bill

Posted on :- 2021-07-02 13:29:25
QUESTION SET ON FARMER’S BILL   The three acts passed by Parliament reinforce the apprehensions of this class that their control over the economy is weakened even as they could not graduate to industry, trade or the service sector. For the hegemonic agrarian ruling class in Punjab, land is not merely an economic asset, but has social and cultural value. This movement is different from the earlier agrarian protests in terms of the economic demands, politico-cultural stakes and identity overt...
Source: Indian Express
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Current Affairs: 3rd April, 2021

Posted on :- 2021-04-05 11:32:26
  Current affairs (3RD APRIL)      ARTICLE 244 (A) OF THE CONSTITUTION Rahul Gandhi (Congress leader) promised in a video that Article 244 (A) of the Constitution will be implemented to safeguard the interests of the people in most tribal areas of Assam.   Article 244(A) of the Constitution allows the establishment of "autonomous states" in certain tribal areas of Assam. The Congress government inserted it into the Constitution in 1969. It also includes the provisions of the le...
Source: The Hindu Newspaper
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Current Affairs: 2nd April, 2021

Posted on :- 2021-04-05 11:30:29
­­­­ Current affairs (2nd APRIL)        CENTRE ON INTEREST RATES OF SMALL SAVINGS SCHEME The government has withdrawn its order slashing interest rates on small savings schemes, including National Savings Certificates (NSC) and Public Provident Fund (PPF), for the first quarter of 2021-22.   Earlier on March 31, 2021, the Finance Ministry had announced a sharp cut in interest rates for small savings schemes by 50-110 basis points. Interest rates for small savings schemes a...
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Current Affairs: 1st April, 2021

Posted on :- 2021-04-05 11:25:28
  Current affairs (1St APRIL)      MINISTRY OF AYUSH INAUGURATED AYURVEDA PARAV   In a bid to promote Ayurveda as the mainstream treatment for the prevalent lifestyle-related diseases, Vinoba SevaPratisthan (VSP), in collaboration with the Ministry of AYUSH, has successfully organized a 3-day “Ayurveda Paravin Bhubaneswar.   This unique initiative aims to not only ensure greater acceptance of Ayurveda among the masses but also to popularize Ayurveda as the main line of trea...
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Current Affairs: 30th & 31st March, 2021

Posted on :- 2021-04-05 11:20:36
  Current affairs (30TH & 31St march)        JOE BIDEN INVITATION TO PM NARENDRA MODI President Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to a US-hosted virtual summit on climate next month to underscore the urgency and the economic benefits of stronger climate action.   Biden will host a two-day climate summit of world leaders starting on Earth Day, April 22, in which he will outline the US goal for reductions of carbon emissions by ...
Source: The Hindu Newspaper
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Current Affairs: 29th March, 2021

Posted on :- 2021-04-05 11:17:48
  Current affairs (29TH  march)                                   MOC SIGNED BETWEEN INDIA & JAPAN   Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) signed between Japan and India in the field of water resources was approved by the Union Cabinet.   The MoC was signed by the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India,and the Water Disaster Management, Ministry of Land, Transport, Infras...
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Current Affairs: 28th March, 2021

Posted on :- 2021-04-05 11:08:14
  Current affairs (28TH  march)         HARSH VARDHAN LAUNCHED 'TRIBAL TB INITIATIVE'   Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has launched the ‘Tribal TB Initiative’ in pursuit of TB Mukt Bharat.   The government accords top priority to ensuring Universal Access to free treatment and care for TB across the country.   A Guidance Note on Joint Action Plan for Tuberculosis (TB) Elimination, a Special Edition of Tribal Ministry’s Publication ‘ALEKH’ on TB, and a...
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