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Country longitude: care of witness

Context and background While hearing a PIL filed on the safety of witnesses in large and sensitive cases, the Supreme Court has approved the draft of the Central Government’s witness protection scheme on December 5. After discussions with the central government, the central government has drafted the witness protection plan. Justice A. K. The bench chaired by Sikri said […]

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Country longitude: maternal health and challenges

Context and background Public health in any country is important in the government’s agenda, especially for women and children. The health sector in the country is a matter of the states, but the central government has taken it as a mission. Nutrition week is being celebrated in the country, which aims to make them healthy by keeping […]

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Country longitude: the path of free trade

Context Free trade between different countries is the economic need of today’s global period and therefore the obstacles in the path of free trade should be eradicated, from which all countries can benefit from economic growth. According to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, due to rising concern about tariff war and the obstacles raised in front of […]

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Insight: Artificial Intelligence and Inclusive Development

Context The Prime Minister recently joined directly in the Fourth Debate of the Policy Commission, whose theme was ‘Artificial Intelligence for Inclusive Development’. The highlight of the discussion was the US technical company and President and co-founder of Media Corporation Jason Hong. The discussion involved discussions on a number of issues including artificial intelligence, its future and […]

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Special / Country longitude: G-20 and India

Context The world is changing rapidly, as well as the world economy is changing with that same pace. It is inevitable to step in with a global economy that moves in a turbulent period. Maintaining harmony as well as maintaining the development norms is no less than a challenge. It is very important to have mutual dialogue […]

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Country longitude – India and terrorism

Context and background On the night of November 26, 2008, suddenly the noise of Mumbai firing took place. The attackers targeted their two-five star hotels, the railway station and a Jewish center in Mumbai. Initially, no one was convinced that the attack was so big but gradually the attack was judged. On the night of November 24, […]

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Law in the Making: Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, 2017

Context and background The Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, 2017 has been brought for comprehensive amendments in the 1988 existing Act. It talks on important issues like road safety, compensation and insurance, regulation of taxi aggregators and vehicle recall. This Amendment Bill was presented by the Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari in the Lok Sabha […]

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Assam problem, 35 year old Assam compromise and its section 6

Context With the formation of a high-level committee to implement Section 6 of the Assam Accord, the Central Government approved certain measures of the agreement and measures for certain matters related to the Bodo community. This decision has been taken by the Government in view of the fact that even after 35 years of the Assam […]

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Parliamentary committee expressed concern over Western Ghats ecology

Context A Parliamentary Committee has expressed concern about the situation of the Western Ghats in its recent report. Rajya Sabha’s Committee on Government Assurances says that 56 thousand km of ecologically sensitive areas-ESA in the Western Ghats No-go zone could be declared due to insensitivity of more than the region-related states. This committee has asked the Union Environment […]

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Bangladesh again in Awami League government and India’s interest

Context The general elections were held in neighboring Bangladesh Bangladesh on December 30, in which the Awami League coalition, led by Sheikh Hasina, has received almost autocratic majority. The general body of the opposition parties has been confined to the Okiya Front single digit seat. Now it is certain that Sheikh Hasina is going to become the […]

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