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10-Jul-2020 19:00:27 PM

World Health Organisation and USA's Exit

This is the time when WHO is needed the most. The world should come together to complement its efforts rather than stigmatising it . Its better to reform WHO than to leave it altogether.


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06-Jul-2020 16:24:17 PM

Custodial Torture in India

Custodial torture is a regressive element in Indian criminal justice system
When it comes to custodial torture, India (like most other countries ) suffers with the Roman dilemma: "Who will guard the guardians".
Why in news?
1) This debate has been reignited in the backdrop of custodial death of Jayaraj and Bennix arrested, allegedly for keeping their mobile phone shop open longer than allowed under Covid-19 lockdown rules. In 2003 , custodial death of Khwaja Yunus raised the same questions on police.
2) In India, the structures that enable police brutality date back to the British Raj, when the colonial government used bullets, torture and branding as criminals to discipline the lowest strata of Indians, including tribals, Dalits and Muslims.
3) After Independence, the police departments continued to be brutal, prejudiced and bereft of scientific policing techniques. The law mandates that people should only be detained for offenses punishable by up to seven years in prison when it is necessary.
4) In the last three years, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), India has received nearly 5,300 complaints of custodial deaths (police and prison).While government data recorded 1,727 deaths in police custody between 2000 and 2018, only 26 police officials were convicted.

Why such incidents continue to happen?

  • Response of People:
    • Due to illiteracy ,especially legal illiteracy , many Indians are not aware of rights of a convict. Thus ,they accept the torture as part of the investigation.
    • Indians seek accountability selectively . For Example - Hyderabad police's enounter in the ‘Disha’ case(December 2019) led to celebration as 'quick justice'. On the other hand , this custodial case is being protested against.
    • The use of torture is also often justified by police people as being required to teach ‘hardened criminals’ on behalf of society.
  • Lack of commitment from legislature:
    • India, still do not have a domestic law that enables torture prosecution by accounting for the particularities of custodial torture.
    • Failure to ratify the UN Convention Against Torture(UNCAT) (only 19 countries to have not adopted it).
  • Role of judiciary:
    • The Supreme Court of India has laid down many measures to prevent torture and fix accountability, but these judgments are rarely followed.
  • Role of executives:
    • The law mandates an independent magisterial inquiry, which have happened in only about 20% of custodial deaths.
    • Prosecution of police officials for custodial torture requires the sanction of the government , which is granted selectively.
    • The system incentivises torture by seeking convictions without modernising the police force.
    • Impunity - Police know that the chances of being held accountable are slim.
  • Draconian laws:
    • Current laws facilitate such torture, such as through the admissibility of confessions as evidence under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act and the Prevention of Terrorism Act, which continues refurbished as the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act.
Supreme Court on torture:
  • Scholars have called the Supreme Court of India as the only institution working towards police reforms in the Indian state.
  • In Raghbir Singh v. State of Haryana (1980), the Court was "deeply disturbed by the diabolical recurrence of police torture resulting in a terrible scare in the minds of common citizens that their lives and liberty are under a new peril when the guardians of the law gore human rights to death."
  • Francis Coralie Mullin v. Union Territory of Delhi (1981) and Sheela Barse v. State of Maharashtra (1987): Court condemned cruelty and torture as violative of Article 21.
  • D.K. Basu v. State of West Bengal (1997) - Guidelines were passed to try and secure two rights in the context of any state action — a right to life and a right to know.
  • Nilabati Behera v. State of Odisha (1993) - The Right to life and liberty guaranteed under Art 21 is a precious right and it should not be denied to convicts, under-trials or other prisoners in custody, except according to procedure established by law. However, there is no express provision in the constitution which empower the Courts to award monetary compensation, in the case of fundamental right violation . The Supreme Court for the first time, in this case, held that compensation can be demanded against the state in the case of human right violation.
  • Prakash Singh v. Union of India (2006) - The court pushed through new legislation for governing police forces to be passed by States across India. Several States remain in contempt of the Supreme Court’s judgment
  • In 2010, a weak Prevention of Torture Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha, and the Rajya Sabha later sent it to a Select Committee for review in alignment with the UNCAT. But the Committee’s recommended law, submitted in 2012, never fructified, as the then UPA government allowed the Bill to lapse.
  • In 2016, Ashwani Kumar, a senior advocate and former Union Minister of Law, sought the enactment of a torture law via a Supreme Court petition.
  • By 2017, the Law Commission had submitted its 273rd report and an accompanying draft torture law. But the Supreme Court dismissed the petition on grounds that the government cannot be compelled to make a law by mandamus; treaty ratification was a political decision; and that it was a policy matter.
  • In 2015, Under CJI TS Thakur,
    • Stern directions were given to set up SHRCs
    • The as yet unused power of setting up human rights courts under Section 30 of the NHRC Act was directed to be operationalised.
    • All prisons had to have CCTVs within one year
What should be done?
  • Ensure accountability.
  • India should ratify the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  • Strictly enforce laws and guidelines on arrest and detention set out in the Code of Criminal Procedure.
  • As suggestied by the Law Commission of India, if a person dies in police custody the burden should be on the police to show that they are not responsible for it rather than the prosecution to prove that the police caused the death.
  • Stringent legal framework that is aligned with and committed to the principles of international law under the UN Convention Against Torture (UNCAT) to which India has been a signatory since 1997, and a watertight enforcement mechanism that deters such practices.
  • Policing should upgrade to newer technologies, like DNA analysis, narcoanalysis, ensuring video recording of investigations, installing closed-circuit television cameras inside police stations
  • Police should follow vital processual safeguards:
    • All officials must carry name tags and full identification,
    • arrest memo must be prepared,
    • containing all details regarding time and place of arrest,
    • attested by one family member or respectable member of the locality
    • The location of arrest must be intimated to one family or next friend,
    • details notified to the nearest legal aid organisation and arrestee must be made known of each
    • all such compliances must be recorded in the police register,
    • he must get periodical medical examination,
    • inspection memo must be signed by arrestee also and all such information must be centralised in a central police control room.
The post independent India envisaged police , not as a force but as a service. Also the society needs to upgrade its social-moral standards because as rightly held by Sardar Patel, "a society gets a police system that it deserves...policemen are not aliens and come from the society itself ...they reflect our own social values"

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21-Jun-2020 11:59:04 AM

How are the Rajya Sabha polls different?

The Rajya Sabha polls have a system of open ballot, but it is a limited form of openness. As a measure to check rampant cross-voting, which was taken to mean that the vote had been purchased by corrupt means, the system of each party MLA showing his or her marked ballots to the party’s authorised agent, before they are put into the ballot box, has been introduced. Source : The Hindu

useful link: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/the-hindu-explains-how-are-elections-to-the-rajya-sabha-held/article31879432.ece

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 on 06-Jul-2020 15:30:32 PM
Thank you for sharing valuable time for us. https://youtu.be/fsyNZdI_5a0 . It is really useful for us.

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 on 06-Jul-2020 15:28:19 PM
Happy Guru Poornima Ma'am & All Teachers & Members of Institute. Thank you Ma'am, I will take your suggestions sincerely.

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21-Jun-2020 11:57:05 AM

Who does Galwan Valley belong to?

According to the 1993 Border Peace and Tranquility Agreement (BPTA), India and China agreed to “strictly respect and observe the LAC between the two sides”. This referred to the LAC at the time, rendering irrelevant the line of actual control in 1959 or 1962. Source: The Hindu

useful link: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/the-hindu-explains-who-does-galwan-valley-belong-to/article31879418.ece

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 on 26-Jun-2020 23:29:18 PM
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, in a veiled dig at China, said “leading voices” of the world must “respect international law and recognise the legitimate interests of partners”

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17-Jun-2020 18:21:43 PM

Nepal ties and the Benaras to Bengaluru spectrum

India for its part should also focus on developing its border areas with Nepal, with better roads and amenities of interest to the burgeoning Nepali middle class.Update the prism through which we view our relationship with our Himalayan neighbour. Be mindful of the realities of a changing India and a changing Nepal. Source: The Hindu

useful link: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/nepal-ties-and-the-benaras-to-bengaluru-spectrum/article31845772.ece

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 on 26-Jun-2020 23:32:11 PM
Diplomatic talks will solve this issue amicably.

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15-Jun-2020 20:29:15 PM

The US has approved sanctions against International Criminal Court. How things got here

Trump administration, which has long considered the international law forum a threat to US sovereignty, announced the strict punitive measures that Washington generally reserves for use against terror groups and those accused of abusing human rights.Source: Indian Express

useful link: https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-the-us-has-approved-sanctions-against-international-criminal-court-6460199/

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 on 26-Jun-2020 23:27:51 PM
In Mr Modi Leadership India is capable of fight at Mutliple front also.

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 on 26-Jun-2020 23:26:45 PM
As US is Superpower so some steps are important to take Unilaterally and in longer run US priority is Rule based order.AS US Foreign Policy made Strong Intellectuals

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14-Jun-2020 08:53:15 AM

India Australia Virtual Summit 2020

Till now ,Soft power rather than hard economics has been the driving force behind India-Australia relations. However under current government , India wants to build upon our shared values, shared interests, shared geography and shared objectives.


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 on 19-Jun-2020 11:31:41 AM
India, Australia First Virtual Summit

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 on 19-Jun-2020 11:31:36 AM
India, Australia First Virtual Summit

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11-Jun-2020 12:47:57 PM

China now has the military power to alter territorial status quo

Thucydides: “The strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.” China's territorial aggression is the result of its military and economic strength. Source - Indian Express

useful link: https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/india-china-ladakh-lac-border-dispute-c-raja-mohan-6449294/

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 on 13-Jun-2020 00:06:12 AM
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/need-to-turn-covid-19-crisis-into-opportunity-pm-modi/article31801649.ece

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08-Jun-2020 16:34:40 PM

In Persian Gulf littoral, cooperative security is key

‘Gulf regional security was an external issue long before it was an issue among the Gulf States themselves.’ William Fulbright’s observation that statesmen often confuse great power with total power and great responsibility with total responsibility. The war in Iraq testify to it. Source: The Hindu

useful link: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/in-persian-gulf-littoral-cooperative-security-is-key/article31774318.ece?homepage=true

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 on 09-Jun-2020 08:25:50 AM
In Depth - Data : The New Gold ------- https://youtu.be/vcFc6kKKOgQ

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07-Jun-2020 10:18:23 AM

China’s aggression against India, Hong Kong, US comes from sense of siege on pandemic origin

This aggressive behaviour is part of a pattern which we are witnessing in the Taiwan Straits and the South China Sea, where similar incidents have been taking place. This is accompanied by what has come to be known as ‘Wolf Warrior diplomacy’. Source: The Print

useful link: https://theprint.in/opinion/china-aggression-against-india-hong-kong-us-comes-from-siege-on-pandemic-origin/433116/

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 on 08-Jun-2020 16:26:42 PM
Wolf Warrior diplomacy’ is inspired by a chinese thriller movie Wolf Warrior 2 (2017), in which Chinese commandos rescue Chinese citizens caught in a violent war in an unnamed African country. It was a normal patriotic movie or in case of China , you can say a propaganda movie.Currently China is responding in offensive manner to all kind of allegation that is being labeled on it.

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 on 07-Jun-2020 11:20:27 AM
mam what is wolf warrior diplomacy

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03-Jun-2020 09:57:10 AM

Delhi must focus on India’s relations with Nepal

Delhi should make it a priority to begin talks with Nepal on revising, replacing, or simply discarding the 1950 treaty. It should negotiate a new set of mutually satisfactory arrangements. India had conducted a similar exercise with Bhutan to replace the 1949 treaty during 2006-07. The issues and political context are certainly more complicated in the case of Nepal.Source: IndianExpress

useful link: https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/india-nepal-border-dispute-kalapani-lipulek-china-c-raja-mohan-6437884/

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 on 07-Jun-2020 09:51:05 AM
Ahead of vote for UNSC seat, India launches campaign brochure ------- https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ahead-of-vote-for-unsc-seat-india-launches-campaign-brochure/article31760764.ece

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01-Jun-2020 19:23:54 PM

Line of Actual Control: where it is located, and where India and China differ

Shyam Saran has disclosed in his book How India Sees the World that the LAC was discussed during Chinese Premier Li Peng’s 1991 visit to India, where PM P V Narasimha Rao and Li reached an understanding to maintain peace and tranquillity at the LAC Sorce: Indian Express

useful link: https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/line-of-actual-control-where-it-is-located-and-where-india-and-china-differ-6436436/

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 on 26-Jun-2020 23:37:28 PM
Good Article on LAC.

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30-May-2020 08:51:17 AM

For a reset in India-Nepal relations

For too long India has invoked a “special relationship”, based on shared culture, language and religion, to anchor its ties with Nepal. Today, this term carries a negative connotation — that of a paternalistic India that is often insensitive and, worse still, a bully. There is a need to explore a normal relationship where India can be a generous partner . Source : The Hindu

useful link: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/for-a-reset-in-india-nepal-relations/article31697691.ece

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 on 31-May-2020 07:23:36 AM
https://youtu.be/IrkE4bm6LKg

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27-May-2020 19:44:02 PM

BORDER CLASHES WITH CHINA: DOES INDIA FACE A FAIT ACCOMPLI?

India and China have signed several agreements - Agreement on the Maintenance of Peace and Tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control in the India-China Border Areas (1993), Agreement on Confidence Building Measures in the Military Field along the Line of Actual Control in the India-China Border Areas (1996),Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (2013).However, according to the author,if China has indeed moved forward and built checkposts , India faces a fait accompli. Source: 9Dashline

useful link: https://www.9dashline.com/article/border-crisis-with-china-does-india-face-a-fait-accompli

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 on 28-May-2020 20:06:45 PM
The Big Picture - India, China Tensions and Way Forward----- https://youtu.be/8_e07GlG72c The Big Picture - Indian Ocean Islands Diplomacy ----- https://youtu.be/Os1fYOGn1N4

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 on 27-May-2020 22:20:19 PM
https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/indias-china-conundrum-how-to-bring-a-bully-to-heel-66839/?amp

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26-May-2020 15:24:14 PM

China’s aggression has to be resisted whether in South China Sea or in India’s backyard

Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee said in US Congress that a stronger Indo-US partnership is instrumental for the development of Asia.Ambassador Alice Wells endorses the Trump administration’s policy change towards India by offering advanced defence technology to support India’s readiness in the Indian Ocean. Source: The Print

useful link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fJyWPHNO5E&t=2203s

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 on 26-May-2020 17:38:07 PM
Quad Plus Big picture https://youtu.be/lG-PSX0ioXs

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25-May-2020 08:35:01 AM

The Kalapani Issue

According to Nepal’s experts, the east of the Kali river should begin at the source of the river. The source according to them is in the mountains near Limpiyadhura, which is higher in altitude . India on the other hand says the border begins at Kalapani which India says is where the river begins. Read this brief on the issue.


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 on 26-May-2020 17:27:01 PM
Good One.

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 on 26-May-2020 17:26:57 PM
Good One.

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23-May-2020 18:35:59 PM

Cold neighbourhood: On India-Nepal ties

The inauguration of a road from Dharchula to Lipu Lekh (China border) has started the controversy.This road follows the traditional pilgrim route for the Kailash­Mansarovar yatra, which started in 1981 after about 25 years, when India and China agreed to reopen the pilgrim route via Lipu Lekh.The controversy has given Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli an opportunity to hide his government’s incompetence. Source : The Hindu

useful link: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/cold-neighbourhood-the-hindu-editorial-on-india-nepal-ties/article31653546.ece

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 on 26-Jun-2020 23:39:21 PM
By Developing Internal Capacity and More Alliances, Treaties,Bilateral Relations, MoU, Increasing Exports.

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 on 24-May-2020 09:52:35 AM
Madam how can we reduce Chinese influence in South Asia and how to deal with our neighbours especially when they are becoming pro China

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23-May-2020 18:02:20 PM

Mapping the history of Kalapani dispute

The Sugauli Treaty,1816 took away “the whole of the lowlands between the Rivers Kali and Rapti", from the King of Nepal. It also declined to the Raja of Nepal, all claim to or connection with the countries lying to the west of the River Kali. The present controversy has arisen since the Nepalese contest that the tributary that joins the Mahakali river at Kalapani is not the Kali river. Nepal now contends that the Kali river lies further west to the Lipu Lekh pass. Source: Indian Express

useful link: https://indianexpress.com/article/research/mapping-the-history-of-kalapani-dispute-between-india-and-nepal-6423687/

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 on 26-May-2020 17:52:13 PM
Good One.

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 on 26-May-2020 17:52:09 PM
Good One.

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22-May-2020 16:45:36 PM

MacKinnon on Patriarchy

Catharine MacKinnon’s Toward a Feminist Theory of the State (1989) challenges two dominant ways of thinking about politics: liberalism, which wants to protect us from the power of the state, and Marxism, which wants to liberate us through the power of the state. What if neither is good enough to emancipate women? Mackinnon explains why patriarchal power permeates all forms of modern politics

useful link: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9yc3MuYWNhc3QuY29tL2hpc3Rvcnktb2YtaWRlYXM/episode/ZGZmYTY1OTMtZTMzYy00YTAyLWEzNmEtODhjMDBkYThkMTA1

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22-May-2020 15:29:58 PM

Islands of opportunity: Where India and Australia can work together

The strategic relationship between the two countries is currently underdeveloped, despite strong converging interests. One challenge in the relationship comes from differences in priority theatres, with India’s in Indian Ocean and Canberra’s in the Pacific. If New Delhi defines the Pacific as its secondary area of interest then for Canberra the Indian Ocean is its second sea.Access to the Andaman and Nicobar islands would bring Australia to the heart of the Indian Ocean. Source: theinterpreter

useful link: https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/islands-opportunity-where-india-and-australia-can-work-together

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 on 26-Jun-2020 23:40:58 PM
Good Article.

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22-May-2020 13:45:36 PM

A violation of right found, but no remedy given

The maxim Ubi Jus Ibi Remedium (where there is a right, there is a remedy) has anchored the common law for centuries. In India, the Constituent Assembly regarded the principle as so foundational that, through Article 32, it granted the Supreme Court the authority to issue a set of prerogative writs to enforce the fundamental rights Source : The Hindu

useful link: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/a-violation-of-right-found-but-no-remedy-given/article31643824.ece

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 on 27-May-2020 22:29:46 PM
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam --- https://youtu.be/EVoWrM73sKA

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 on 27-May-2020 22:26:03 PM
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam - The Nation Is Bigger than Political System ---https://youtu.be/q2AwshhOTDc

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19-May-2020 18:12:07 PM

Are the United States and China entering a new Cold War?

An analysis by Stanly Johny wherein he compares the current world order with that of the cold war era. He has referred to Novikov’s telegram and “Long Telegram”. Historians often trace the origins of the Cold War to these telegrams. Source : The Hindu

useful link: https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/analysis-are-the-us-and-china-entering-a-new-cold-war/article31615458.ece

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19-May-2020 13:49:39 PM

Diplomatic jujitsu at WHO

Delhi must look at the deeper issues in WHO.First is the need to develop new international norms that will increase the obligations of states and the powers of the WHO . Second is the question of funding.And Third is focus on few objectives . Source: Indian Express

useful link: https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/world-health-organization-coronavirus-coronavirus-global-death-toll-cases-covid-19-cure-vaccine-c-raja-mohan-6416300/

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 on 20-May-2020 19:16:30 PM
Keep Posting Ma'am.....

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18-May-2020 15:59:57 PM

Getting India back to the Afghan high table

India did not feature in the 6+2+1 format convened by the United Nations Secretariat on Afghanistan .It included six current physical neighbours of Afghanistan—China, Pakistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan along with United States, Russia and Afghanistan.According to Vivek Katju , Ghani should have pushed for India’s inclusion.Even US was ok with India's absence.And thus the author suggests that,India must begin openly talking to the Taliban . Source: The Hindu

useful link: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/getting-india-back-to-the-afghan-high-table/article31609810.ece

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16-May-2020 20:33:14 PM

NEET is not student-friendly, merit-promoting

The author calls the imposition of NEET as an assault on the autonomy of universities and higher education institutions, particularly private, unaided ones.He declares it as a denial of Article 30 rights and Article 19(g) rights of private unaided institutions.According to him, Differential treatment for Minority rights are not the violation of the equality provision in Article 14.Substantive equality as opposed to formal equality, mandates differential treatment.

useful link: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/neet-is-not-student-friendly-merit-promoting/article31596368.ece

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 on 17-May-2020 17:18:11 PM
Done with NP.Keep posting Mam....

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15-May-2020 16:35:17 PM

BRICS and its future: The challenges of multilateralism

The ongoing churn in the world order, further complicated by the pandemic sweeping through the world, has raised concerns about future policy directions of BRICS. If the US-China rivalry intensifies, the already complex dynamics between India and China, India’s balancing act with the US, the growing Russia-China linkages, Russia-US tensions — raise the prospects of an ‘internal split.’ Source: ORF

useful link: https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/brics-future-challenges-multilateralism-66053/

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 on 16-May-2020 20:30:01 PM
Thank you Mam

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 on 16-May-2020 15:24:36 PM
Thanks mam, keep posting

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12-May-2020 23:32:05 PM

Ordinances by states to change labour laws are a travesty

Pratab Bhanu Mehta talks about a four-pronged assault - Assault on constitutionalism; Assault on bargaining power of labourers;An ideological assault on Indian labour and cultivation of an authoritarianism . Source : Indian Express

useful link: https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/industrial-relations-code-india-labour-law-amendment-pratap-bhanu-mehta-6405265/

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 on 26-Jun-2020 23:42:14 PM
Relevant as well.

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 on 16-May-2020 20:34:24 PM
Informative video.

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11-May-2020 11:25:51 AM

The trends shaping the post-COVID-19 world

In this article , Rakesh Sood highlights 6 trends emerging in the post-pandemic new world order.Rising Asia; the retreat of the U.S. after a century of being in the forefront of shaping the global order;Intra ­European fission ; Rising China; Fading multilateralism and the energy factor. Source: The Hindu

useful link: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/the-trends-shaping-the-post-covid-19-world/article31552150.ece

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 on 13-May-2020 19:03:58 PM
Good Article,Mam Keep Posting.......

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 on 12-May-2020 19:16:53 PM
Ma'am, Pls remove restrictions on tablet course such as a lecture can only be viewed till 3 days only. As it is not possible for some students who're still in some professional course to watch lectures regularly due to exams or other project work. As even the other coaching institutes are providing this facility to watch lectures till next mains any number of times.

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09-May-2020 14:40:52 PM

The malaise of multilateralism and how to manage it

The author suggests four sets of additional measures i. Restoring the trust in the system ii. Highlighting the direct benefit to citizens across the board iii. Renegotiation of multilateral institutions and iV. Uniting on the basis of First order values Source : ORF

useful link: https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/the-malaise-of-multilateralism-and-how-to-manage-it/

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 on 11-May-2020 07:09:00 AM
How trump administration is responsible to weaken multilateral institutions to what extent ?But If we see Present context Trump administration against various multilateral institutions, or the rhetoric of some populist movements against the global order, have certainly multiplied the problems facing multilateralism...

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 on 11-May-2020 07:06:08 AM
many blame the Trump administration for the wreckage that is the WTO’s Appellate Body today, the practice of actually blocking appointments and re-appointments of judges in fact goes back to the Obama administration.

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07-May-2020 17:07:07 PM

Resuscitating multilateralism with India’s help

To reform multilateralism -(1) There is a need of a renewed commitment to the original goals of multilateralism.(2) There is an urgent need for some strategic decoupling. (3) Going with those who shares first-order values — such as pluralism and democracy. Source: The Hindu

useful link: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/resuscitating-multilateralism-with-indias-help/article31521059.ece

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 on 10-May-2020 17:21:08 PM
Good Article.Keep uploading more Articles

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06-May-2020 17:06:23 PM

Political Science & International Relations Tablet Course

Political Science optional course for UPSC civil services exams by SHUBHRA RANJAN. Political Science optional has emerged as one of the best optional for UPSC Civil Services Examinations. The subject largely overlaps with General Studies syllabus like Polity, Modern History, International Relations. The subject deals with contemporary topics and therefore is also useful in preparation of essay and ethics paper as well.

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 on 12-May-2020 19:15:37 PM
Ma'am, Pls remove restrictions on tablet course such as a lecture can only be viewed till 3 days only. As it is not possible for some students who're still in some professional course to watch lectures regularly due to exams or other project work

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 on 12-May-2020 11:52:13 AM
Mam can you please make a video on answer writing and approach for under standing question

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05-May-2020 21:19:54 PM

The Pandemic and China Are Strengthening U.S.-India Relations, for Now

In response to China's aggressive policies, United States has stepped up diplomatic consultations for cooperation with a geographically diverse group of countries, which has now been dubbed the Quad-plus because it includes South Korea, Vietnam and New Zealand in addition to the original Quad (United States, India, Australia and Japan). Source : Council on Foreign Relations

useful link: https://www.cfr.org/blog/pandemic-and-china-are-strengthening-us-india-relations-now

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 on 13-May-2020 08:59:46 AM
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 on 07-May-2020 21:53:41 PM
thank you maam !

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05-May-2020 13:36:19 PM

MPLADS, its suspension, and why it must go

The scheme violates separation of Power; is responsible for Sub­standard works with no accountability; there are wide variations in the utilisation of the MPLAD amount and is largely used to appease or oblige limited sets of people. Source : The Hindu

useful link: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/mplads-its-suspension-and-why-it-must-go/article31504548.ece

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 on 07-May-2020 07:48:46 AM
The court was of the opinion that no separate law is required for MPLAD as this expenditure is already a part of Appropriation Act. It was in Bhim Singh vs Union of India case .

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 on 06-May-2020 08:31:26 AM
The scheme violates one of the cardinal principles, which though not specifically written down in the Constitution, actually permeates the entire Constitution: separation of powers. Then on what grounds Supreme Court held it Constitutional ?and MP are not using significant amount of fund then legislature have to make a law to make it More Accountable and Transparent, instead of abolishing scheme completely? and what will be other probable solutions?

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05-May-2020 08:13:10 AM

The new capitalism

For the foreseeable future, politics will drive new economic policies, not market-based rationality. Globalisation will not end, but it will be pushed into greater retreat. We are entering a new phase of capitalism. Source : Indian Express

useful link: https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/coronavirus-global-globalisation-capitalism-covid-19-impact-in-economy-ashutosh-varshney-6392224/

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 on 06-May-2020 08:32:29 AM
Mam Keep Uploading More Relevant Articles....

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03-May-2020 14:59:06 PM

India’s Medical Diplomacy

India has activated its e-ITEC network, that gets medical experts to train healthcare personnel in countries in the neighbourhood through Institutions such as the AIIMS in Delhi and PGI, Chandigarh. Source : India Today

useful link: https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/up-front/story/20200511-india-s-medical-diplomacy-1673385-2020-05-02

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 on 04-May-2020 22:40:25 PM
thank you maam!

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 on 04-May-2020 15:38:11 PM
@shyam : It's difficult to compare the two because they acquire significance in different situations. For instance in current situation medical diplomacy holds much importance. Also since medical diplomacy is going to touch human life directly in the respective countries, it will strengthen India's soft power as well

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02-May-2020 13:28:29 PM

Order at the gates: globalisation, techphobia and the world order

China,the leading contender of a global leader, has drawn the ire of the international community. Nations and communities are re-evaluating their dependence and relationship with the middle kingdom. Credit: ORF

useful link: https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/order-at-the-gates-globalisation-techphobia-and-the-world-order-65227/

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 on 02-May-2020 19:40:42 PM
Very Good Article.

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01-May-2020 16:21:58 PM

India can collaborate with the US and Germany in moulding a new world order

The Chinese worldview is guided by three important principles(derived from its historical experience): GDP-ism,China-centrism and Chinese exceptionalism. Source: Indian Express

useful link: https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/coronavirus-global-lockdown-exit-strategy-ram-madhav-6385391/

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 on 02-May-2020 19:41:53 PM
A Good Article...

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01-May-2020 14:51:13 PM

India and the world need to act against China’s intimidation tactics

China’s behaviour after the coronavirus outbreak raises two issues: Beijing potentially miscalculating its way into a serious crisis and the second question - How to manage China? Source: The Print

useful link: https://theprint.in/opinion/dont-suffer-alone-india-and-the-world-need-to-act-against-chinas-intimidation-tactics/411179/

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 on 26-Jun-2020 23:35:32 PM
Good Article

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30-Apr-2020 16:11:42 PM

Afghan peace and India’s elbow room

Suhashini Haidar suggests that New Delhi should use the United Nations’s call for a pause in conflicts during the novel coronavirus pandemic, to ensure a hold on hostilities with Pakistan and consolidate its image and thereby its political weight in Afghanistan. Source: The Hindu

useful link: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/afghan-peace-and-indias-elbow-room/article31466678.ece

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 on 01-May-2020 07:45:49 AM
A Good Article

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29-Apr-2020 16:26:35 PM

Privacy concern during a pandemic

As ruled in the K.S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India (2017), the right to privacy is not absolute. Restrictions can be imposed.However, any such restriction must be tested against the requirements of legality, necessity and the doctrine of proportionality. Source: The Hindu

useful link: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/privacy-concerns-during-a-pandemic/article31456602.ece

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29-Apr-2020 16:18:01 PM

New models of economies, and new rules of global governance, must be bottom-up, not top-down

The articles suggests the post-pandemic world should build itself up based on following three principles: 1. Economies of “scale” should be replaced by economies of “scope” 2.Local systems solutions are essential for global systemic problems. 3.The third principle for the new economy is, empower the people, the fundamental requirement for genuine democracy. Source: Indian Express

useful link: https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/global-covid-19-pandemic-global-supply-chains-coronavirus-impact-on-economy-arun-maira-6383709/

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 on 04-May-2020 15:54:43 PM
yeah its like working in cohesion , identifying patterns and underlying structures

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 on 04-May-2020 11:35:53 AM
Bottom up Approach is suppoerted by M.Gandhi also.

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29-Apr-2020 16:03:56 PM

India-US Relations under President Trump

The Trump visit to India testifies to the emergence of what may be termed a “contra-polar” world. A world wherein contradictory policy pursuits and contrarian impulses are increasingly becoming the norm.


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 on 30-Apr-2020 17:17:47 PM
A Good Article...

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29-Apr-2020 15:29:50 PM

Regarding the dynamic section of the PSIR/Polity Syllabus

Dear Students,
Keeping in mind, your concern about the dynamic part of the PSIR/Polity syllabus . I will be uploading the relevant articles from both - The Hindu and Indian Express newspapers. Other relevant articles(from other sources like ORF,CSIS etc) will also be uploaded according to their suitability to the syllabus.
So you need not waste time hunting for the online content.Please refer to them and keep yourself updated.

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 on 13-May-2020 08:58:44 AM
Thankyou very much mam??

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 on 13-May-2020 08:58:41 AM
Thankyou very much mam??

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29-Apr-2020 14:15:36 PM

Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA)

Summary of Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA)


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 on 26-Jun-2020 23:36:39 PM
More Relevant Article, Keep Posting Ma'am

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28-Apr-2020 08:40:33 AM

Who owns the South China Sea?

Source: CNBC

useful link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOpkTdUv4zU&feature=youtu.be

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 on 01-May-2020 07:46:39 AM
Good One

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28-Apr-2020 08:32:53 AM

China's "String of Pearls"

Video source : Cybersurg

useful link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPWq32DP7u8&feature=youtu.be

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 on 01-May-2020 07:47:02 AM
Good Video

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28-Apr-2020 08:29:23 AM

Why China is building islands in the South China Sea?

Last week, Beijing unilaterally renamed 80 islands and other geographical features in the area, drawing criticism from neighbouring countries who have also laid claim to the same territory. Understand the geopolitics behind . Video: Vox

useful link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luTPMHC7zHY

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 on 01-May-2020 07:50:01 AM
Good Video,keep uploading more Videos

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28-Apr-2020 08:16:37 AM

Competing for Influence: China in Latin America

Video : Foreign Policy Association

useful link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMIBblyHkXY&feature=youtu.be

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 on 01-May-2020 07:51:19 AM
Very Good Explanation Of China Influence In Latin America.

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28-Apr-2020 08:06:26 AM

What is the Belt and Road initiative?

A CNBC Video on explaining China's One Belt One Road Project.

useful link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACbbz0rOv6A&feature=youtu.be

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 on 01-May-2020 07:52:05 AM
Good Explanation of BRI...

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28-Apr-2020 07:56:54 AM

Russia and China joining forces in the Arctic

Russia is an Arctic state and China calls itself a 'Near Arctic ' State. Credit: CaspianReport

useful link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXpTGZK-BiM&feature=youtu.be

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 on 01-May-2020 07:48:47 AM
Good Video on Arctic a lot explained in brief.

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27-Apr-2020 17:09:20 PM

Why Russia wants to own the Arctic?

The Video briefly explains why Russia goes for mineral mining in the region even if the projects cost dear to the country.Its more of geopolitics and soft power rather than economics. Credit: Vox

useful link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx_2SVm9Jgo&feature=youtu.be

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 on 27-Apr-2020 18:13:15 PM
A Good One.Mam Keep uploading Videos.

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27-Apr-2020 17:04:04 PM

The claims being made by Arctic nations on the melting Arctic

Within the last few years a significant amount of interest has developed in the Arctic Ocean and its seafloor features.The map shows claims of different nations.

useful link: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/2019/08/map-shows-eight-nations-projecting-power-over-arctic-assets-feature/

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 on 01-May-2020 07:56:14 AM
typing mistake Good Article/Magzine On Arctic

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 on 01-May-2020 07:53:40 AM
Very Good Explanation Video on Arctic.

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27-Apr-2020 15:13:34 PM

Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation(ITEC)

ITEC is a bilateral assistance programme run by the Government of India..ITEC covers 161 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, andseveral Pacific and Caribbean nations. Here is a summary.


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 on 04-May-2020 10:23:32 AM
Nice Article also helpful in deep understanding of Subject.

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26-Apr-2020 13:49:26 PM

“Feminine” leadership in the fight against Corona

Women leaders have good policies, clear communication and information-sharing, and leaders who listen. They are more democratic , more collaborative and more compassionate communicators.


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 on 26-Apr-2020 19:33:48 PM
i agree to it.

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 on 26-Apr-2020 19:32:51 PM
Effective leadership skills are not gender-exclusive or biologically determined.?Female political leaders have less room for error than do their male peers.

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25-Apr-2020 09:48:38 AM

The Brandt Commission

The commission was formed to look for a new international economic order , including the need to restructure international trade, international finance, regulate multinational corporations, and to enhance the involvement of all countries in international development efforts.


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24-Apr-2020 15:15:21 PM

RIC

Russia-India-China


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 on 28-Apr-2020 15:10:33 PM
Good Article...

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 on 25-Apr-2020 09:29:34 AM
Can u explain women's insurgency in Liberia

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22-Apr-2020 21:41:49 PM

Reset in EU-China relations tougher in a post Covid19 world

The ‘17+1’ grouping — countries from this sub-region that include full EU members, plus China — has prevented the EU from formulating a unified approach to China.However the current human suffering from something being projected as the 'China Virus', might disrupt the equation. Credit:ORF

useful link: https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/reset-in-eu-china-relations-tougher-in-a-post-covid19-world-65012/

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20-Apr-2020 18:02:44 PM

New International Economic Order

New International Economic Order


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 on 22-Apr-2020 21:35:22 PM
It was a collective international currency exchange regime that started in mid-1940s and worked till1970s.The system was pegged to the U.S. dollar which was in turn pegged to the price of gold.Even today IMF and World Bank are referred to as Bretton Woods Institutions.It basically represented the dominance of the west on the global financial structure.

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 on 22-Apr-2020 20:00:12 PM
What is Brettonwood System in context of this article NIEO?

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18-Apr-2020 14:41:44 PM

Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project

Important Facts related to Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project


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15-Apr-2020 08:46:48 AM

International Relations Theory

A COMPREHENSIVE BOOK EDITED BY STEPHEN MCGLINCHEY, ROSIE WALTERS & CHRISTIAN SCHEINPFLUG. The PDF is available here.


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 on 16-Apr-2020 18:09:46 PM
Its really helpful ,thanks

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14-Apr-2020 22:20:08 PM

Idealism in international relations

Idealism in international relations by Peter Wilson published in LSE Research


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13-Apr-2020 18:45:09 PM

Asia Africa Growth Corridor(AAGC)

Important Facts related to AAGC.


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13-Apr-2020 18:43:41 PM

BRICS

Important Facts related to BRICS


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13-Apr-2020 08:29:25 AM

Coexisting with #Covid19: Saving lives and the economy

While lockdown is essentially the most effective tool for a country like India with such vast size and population. The strategy is not sustainable economically. The policy makers will have to find a sweet spot between the lackdown and a fully mobile economy.A piece by Samir Saran. Source: ORF

useful link: https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/coexisting-with-covid19-saving-lives-and-the-economy-64488/?amp

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11-Apr-2020 13:49:28 PM

"One World , Rival Theories"

Understanding the dynamics of International Relations has its own challenges. No single theoretical paradigm caters to all the questions that the domain throws at theorists. Old paradigms soon become obsolete, new structures emerge. Here is an analysis by Jack Snyder.(Source - Foreign Policy )


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11-Apr-2020 09:15:37 AM

Quotes from Dr. S. Jaishankar

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 on 12-Apr-2020 08:24:28 AM
It means New Delhi must make relevant adjustment in its foreign policy paradigms considering the realities of today.Global politics is dynamic and so should be the response of India. Arithmetic represents a set policy response .Calculus means calculations by factoring in current geo-politics and India's own national interest.It means going for issue based response rather than following a fixed obsolete structure.

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 on 11-Apr-2020 19:38:35 PM
Man can you explain the 1st & 3rd points?

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08-Apr-2020 17:07:39 PM

How America became a superpower?

Rome was not built in a day. The phrase applies to USA's rise from being a colony to a superpower in a span of 200 years. Credit: vox.com

useful link: https://www.vox.com/2016/11/28/13708364/america-superpower-expansion-colony

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07-Apr-2020 17:31:57 PM

Henry Kissinger’s Diagnostics and Remedy for Covid-19

In an editorial written for The Wall Street Journal , Henry Kissinger says, “The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order”. He further says,"A global retreat from balancing power with legitimacy will cause the social contract to disintegrate both domestically and internationally." Have a look.


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 on 08-Apr-2020 20:15:21 PM
Thank you mam

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 on 08-Apr-2020 19:34:08 PM
That is a minor part of the article and may be due to his Republican orientation , having worked with two Republican Presidents - Nixon and Gerald Ford. The big idea in the article is his focus on protecting the principle of the liberal world order and democratic values.

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06-Apr-2020 18:46:37 PM

How should India open-up post lockdown?

"It is correct to claim that the pandemic has to be fought on a war footing; however, without data and without protective equipment, it is like fighting a war blindfolded and without weapons." Source: ORF

useful link: https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/what-india-needs-on-14-april-64134/

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04-Apr-2020 18:00:59 PM

Indian Foreign Policy in the 'Modi Era'

"When it comes to foreign policy, I would focus more on woods rather than on trees.", says Dr Jaishankar. Such realism has been displayed in Modi Era Diplomacy. Here is an analysis.


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 on 17-Apr-2020 22:52:17 PM
Mam you can elaborate how can we optimize ties with majors powers?

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 on 13-Apr-2020 16:46:43 PM
• This shows the Pragmatist/Realist approach.Trees represent processes and dogmas. While woods represent the real national interest for which any diplomatic process is initiated.He emphasises that in the current geo-political scenario the focus should primarily be on 'Ends' rather than on 'means'.

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01-Apr-2020 14:31:25 PM

Dr Jaishankar explains - How west used the Goldilocks principle on India?

There is no doubt about the exceptional insight that Dr Jaishankar has in India's global engagements . Here he claims that unlike China, India suffered "Two centuries of Humiliation". He also explains how the west has kept India limited to that Goldilock zone wherein India is not allowed to exceed the western design. But he also asserts that in this new world order, the principle stands obsolete.

useful link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUtbsPOE944&t=782s

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31-Mar-2020 18:35:18 PM

For Autocrats, Coronavirus Is a Chance to Grab Even More Power

An excellent piece in the New York Times , wherein the author looks at the Corona Pandemic from a different angle. How this crisis can help autocrats to tighten their grip in their respective countries.

useful link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/world/europe/coronavirus-governments-power.html

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30-Mar-2020 11:30:26 AM

"The virus is faster than our bureaucracy."Is it?

In this time of global crisis, each country cannot afford to "reinvent its own wheel".We need to learn from the failures and success of others. Here is an analysis of Italy's experience, published on a very reputed platform - Harvard Business Review (HBR).


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28-Mar-2020 21:06:59 PM

Why India needs to follow the Mahanian maxim?

Without the necessary investments in its hard-power capabilities, India’s vision of a “safe, free, and open Indo-Pacific” will remain unfulfilled. India must take necessary steps to increase investments in its navy as it looks to counter growing Chinese influence in the IOR.


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21-Mar-2020 09:37:05 AM

A quote very much relevant to our fight against Corona Virus

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.

Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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 on 04-Apr-2020 01:50:06 AM
Well said

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20-Mar-2020 15:21:22 PM

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"The origins of hot wars lie in cold wars,and the origins of cold wars are found in the anarchic ordering of the international arena..... Theorists explain what historians know: war is normal.

By - Kenneth N. Waltz, 1988

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19-Mar-2020 09:09:52 AM

The Big Question: Should judges stop accepting post-retirement jobs offered by govt?

In this excellent piece, the writer dives deep into the question – Whether Judiciary members should accept the post-retirement jobs? He gives the constituent Assembly debates; previous examples and the recommendations of the Law Commission on the issue. He also gives an example which could be a model to follow for judiciary members. Courtesy: Indian Express

useful link: https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/former-chief-justice-india-ranjan-gogoi-rajya-sabha-nomination-bjp-6319321/

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16-Mar-2020 15:00:14 PM

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"Happy is the nation without history" - Cesare Beccaria

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16-Mar-2020 10:03:29 AM

The personal data protection bill 2019: Recommendations to the Joint Parliamentary Committee

The article discusses Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 (PDP Bill), particularly two key questions : (a) the Central Government’s power to exempt agencies from the Bill’s provisions; and (b) the government’s access to anonymised and/or non-personal data gathered by data fiduciaries and processors. Courtesy: Observer Research Foundation

useful link: https://www.orfonline.org/research/the-personal-data-protection-bill-2019-61915/

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14-Mar-2020 09:38:14 AM

The Nuances of Geopolitics in the Arctic

Due to the combination of a great variety of factors, the Arctic has gained a lot of global attention and interest. Here is an analysis about the response of various nations including that of India.


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09-Mar-2020 11:20:36 AM

Refusing to defend an accused goes against the professional ethics of lawyers.

Thomas Erskine, Attorney General for the Prince of Wales,defended Thomas Paine (charged with treason).
He defended Paine saying: “… If the advocate refuses to defend from what he may think of the charge or of the defence, he assumes the character of the Judge…".
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 on 06-May-2020 06:43:39 AM
Maam can you plz explain thz?

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09-Mar-2020 11:13:56 AM

The US Taliban Peace Deal

The deal was no surprise. Dr. Jaishankar aptly describes it as watching ‘Pakeezah’ after 17 Trailers. That's true for the content of the deal. Yet the future prospects of the deal opens up the debate about the elusive peace in this 'Great Games' country.


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07-Mar-2020 11:43:36 AM

EAM Dr. Jaishankar's speech at the 4th Ramnath Goenka Lecture, 2019

A nation that has the aspiration to become a leading power someday cannot continue with unsettled borders, an unintegrated region and under exploited opportunities. In this excellent piece , Dr Jaishankar calls for an unsentimental audit of Indian foreign policy.


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07-Mar-2020 08:24:10 AM

Shiv shankar Menon quotes Abba Eban in his book "Choices"

"Men and nations behave wisely when they exhaust all their alternatives"

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06-Mar-2020 09:47:57 AM

A quote on significance of economic interdependence.

“When goods do not cross borders, soldiers will.”? Frederic Bastiat

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06-Mar-2020 09:42:23 AM

How BJP’s one-party dominance differs from Congress

In the past two decades, Indian politics has been undergoing a significant transition, which includes rapid changes in the demographic composition of Indian electorate and voters , alongside advancement in information and communication technology, which meant a larger population now consumes mass media. Courtesy: The Print

useful link: https://theprint.in/opinion/how-bjps-one-party-dominance-differs-from-congress-it-co-opts-local-elites-and-opponents/371702/

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05-Mar-2020 10:25:20 AM

The Evolution and Dynamics of India-US Relations

Once described as ‘Estranged democracies’ ( Dennis Kux), Inda and USA are now being seen as "Engaged Democracies".Here is an analysis of how the relation has evolved in Post World War era ; the determinants of the relationship and future prospects.


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03-Mar-2020 09:00:53 AM

Key Implications of the US-Taliban peace deal

An insight into the Doha Accord by Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Ashwani Kumar Siwach, Defence and Strategic Expert,Meera Shankar, Former Ambassador,Prof. A.K. Pasha, Centre for West Asian Studies, JNU, Courtesy:"The Big Picture" show of Rajya Sabha TV

useful link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji68iGwOAAg&list=PLVOgwA_DiGzoqQsGjmamTu6f453RWpm_I&index=2

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20-Feb-2020 18:26:51 PM

Why trade with the US matters to India?

Although much is happening in the defence and security domain, India's trade relationship with US has become a weak link in the bilateral dynamics. Here is an analysis of the significance of the India-US trade relations.

useful link: https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/india-us-trade-free-trade-agreement-donald-trump-visit-6276553/

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20-Feb-2020 13:37:00 PM

The significance of the term ‘secular’

Concerning the PSIR syllabus (Paper 1) under the topic - Caste, Religion and Ethnicity in Indian Politics. An insight by Rajeev Bhargava on - Why European model of secularism is not only incongruous in Indian context, but also loosing utility in current European socio-political landscape.


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18-Feb-2020 10:31:57 AM

EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar at Munich Security Council Discussions

A session on "Westlessness in the world : Multilateralism in a changing world order" wherein India's EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar responds to US Senator Lindsay Graham as - "Dont worry senator. One democracy will settle it (Kashmir), and you know which one!"

useful link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0In57pOK1Pk&t=31s

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17-Feb-2020 11:58:54 AM

International Relations - Interview related Discussion by Shubhra Ranjan

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16-Feb-2020 18:19:17 PM

Coronavirus : A Challenge to China’s credibility

With huge debt overhang of nearly 300% of its GDP and large surplus capacity in real estate and construction sector, steel and cement. A faltering China may be as big a challenge as an ascendant one.


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12-Feb-2020 20:53:37 PM

5G and the underlying Geopolitics

5G is coming online at a time when western companies no longer dominate the global technology landscape. Chinese companies are playing an increasingly influential role.Thus boycotting Huawei is a political and not a technical issue


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10-Feb-2020 09:46:18 AM

A weak rebuke: It’s unfortunate EC didn’t punish hate speech in Delhi campaign

These offences of hate speeches violate not only the MCC but also the Representation of People Act (1951) and Indian Penal Code, 1860, writes S Y Quraishi

useful link: https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/a-weak-rebuke-delhi-assembly-elections-ec-notice-campaigning-6256658/

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07-Feb-2020 06:28:56 AM

Is China-Myanmar Economic Corridor turning out to be another CPEC?

China's CMEC project is certainly going to decrease the diplomatic bandwidth that India currently has with Myanmar. It calls for deep reflection and comprehensive consultations with the finest minds in the country.

useful link: https://www.wionews.com/opinions-blogs/is-china-myanmar-economic-corridor-turning-out-to-be-another-cpec-275688

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05-Feb-2020 17:04:32 PM

Recent Developments in India-Brazil Relations

PM Narendra Modi and Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro held wide-ranging talks with a focus on boosting bilateral ties in key areas .


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03-Feb-2020 20:02:46 PM

Trump’s Middle East Plan

A brief summary of the Trump’s Plan on Israel – Palestine Issue along with it’s immediate repercussions .


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03-Feb-2020 19:52:56 PM

The four phases of constitutional interpretation

The judiciary is beginning to interpret the Constitution in line with its revolutionary and transformative potential. The summary of an analysis by Chintan Chandrachud (Author of ‘The Cases that India Forgot’)


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If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.

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24-Jan-2020 16:48:37 PM

ORF Special Report (Looking Back, Looking Ahead : Foreign Policy In Transition Under Modi)

useful link: https://www.orfonline.org/research/looking-back-looking-ahead-foreign-policy-in-transition-under-modi-53332/

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24-Jan-2020 11:51:05 AM

South-South Co-operation


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