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Shanghai Cooperation Organisation 2020

#GS-2 #INTERNATIONALRELATION #POLITY Shanghai Cooperation Organisation 2020 India hosted the SCO heads of governments (HoG) meeting for the first time. The focus of the virtual conference was in developing a “Plan of Priority Practical Measures to overcome the socio-economic, financial and food consequences of COVID-19 in the region”. The grouping is now being seen as …

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India-Nepal ties

#GS-2 #Internationalrelations #polity India-Nepal ties The Nepal-India relationship has never been free of controversy as the perspectives of both sides are yet to change. Many in Nepal continue to equate being anti-India with being nationalistic. Politicians and political parties whip up such sentiment and compete with each other on who can be more extreme, especially …

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Ayurveda to incorporate surgical techniques

#GS-2 #health #education #socialisuue #GS-3 #S&T Ayurveda to incorporate surgical techniques Surgery in the present era is an interdisciplinary endeavour. The well-trained surgeon must have a good knowledge of the structure of the human body in health and disease. This is one branch of medicine where knowledge can only be acquired through apprenticeship. A surgeon …

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INDIA & FTA- Economic globalization & Protectionism

INDIA & FTA- Economic globalization & Protectionism While India is surely a much more open economy than it was three decades ago, globally, India continues to remain relatively closed when compared to other major economies. Refusing RCEP: Refusing to sign RCEP — a sign of weakness, not boldness. India is now truly at the margins …

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Providing quick psychosocial support to avoid mental problems

In India, where basic health infrastructure is weak, access to mental health services is a far cry. Now that the pandemic has once again exposed this weakness, it is time for greater attention to be paid to the availability of adequate mental health services both in urban and rural areas. Issue area: Despite mental health …

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TIME FOR A ‘SPONGE CITIES’ MISSION IN INDIA – Editorial extracts

TIME FOR A ‘SPONGE CITIES’ MISSION IN INDIA Editorial extracts GS-3 environment, climate change & essay   The idea of a sponge city is to make cities more permeable so as to hold and use the water which falls upon it. Sponge cities absorb the rain water, which is then naturally filtered by the soil …

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“Democracy in Question” by Salman Khurshid – Indian Express Op-Ed

Editorial – Extracts  Indian Express Op-Ed by Salman Khurshid “Democracy in Question” GS-2 Parliament & Political Science Paper 1 Part B Question Hour curtailed The importance of questioning the govt in Parliament to ensure accountability of Govt in a Participatory democracy: Democracy is judged by the debate it encourages and sustains. The government in a …

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Decline on Parliament in India – The Indian Express Op-Ed

Editorial – Extracts   The Indian Express Op-Ed on Decline on Parliament in India    GS-2 Parliament and Political Science Paper 1 Part B Prime Ministers’ speeches and active participation in parliamentary debates in India. PM Vajpayee-6 years-77 times PM MM Singh- 10 years-48 times PM Deve Gowda- 10 months- spoke more than 20 times …

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‘The rules and concepts India should be aware of before engaging with the Quad grouping’

Editorial-Extracts The Hindu Op-Ed on ‘The rules and concepts India should be aware of before engaging with the Quad grouping’ GS-2 International Relations & Political Science paper 2  The Nation-States of the Quad grouping should realize that there is no Indo-Pacific system. The two Asian systems-Indian Ocean system and the East Asia System could not …

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