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Peace in Afghanistan

Background :- Violence in Afghanistan had escalated dangerously over the years. According to the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, the number of casualties in the first three months of 2018 was already 2,258 . Taliban is rejecting Afghanistan’s offer of talks without preconditions and calling for the targeting of American forces in Afghanistan as part of… Continue reading Peace in Afghanistan

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Draft Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ), 2018

    Context: The draft Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ), 2018, which was released by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), has the potential to change the way coastal stretches in India are governed. India’s coastline runs over 7,500 kilometres. The new draft if implemented will not only have an effect on how common areas… Continue reading Draft Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ), 2018

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Nabbing absconders: on Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance

    Background: There have been several instances of economic offenders fleeing the jurisdiction of Indian courts, anticipating the commencement, or during the pendency, of criminal proceedings. The absence of such offenders from Indian courts has several deleterious consequences – first, it hampers investigation in criminal cases; second, it wastes precious time of courts of… Continue reading Nabbing absconders: on Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance

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Fracking

Fracking :- It is the hydraulic fracturing of shale rock that, together with horizontal drilling, unleashes abundant natural gas. Fracking is the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside Water, sand and chemicals are injected into the rock at high… Continue reading Fracking

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Social security plan

Background:- Recently government accepted the proposal on universal social security cover for 500 million workers, including those in the farm sector, seeking to start the process of putting in place a more secure welfare net . Social security plan:- It is a comprehensive social security system to provide retirement, health, old-age, disability, unemployment and maternity benefits to the 500… Continue reading Social security plan

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ESA’s space observatory Gaia

  Context: ESA’s Gaia mission has produced the richest star catalogue to date, including high-precision measurements of nearly 1.7 billion stars and revealing previously unseen details of our home Galaxy. Preliminary analysis of this phenomenal data reveals fine details about the make-up of the Milky Way’s stellar population and about how stars move, essential information… Continue reading ESA’s space observatory Gaia

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UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017 final result: Hyderabad’s Durishetty Anudeep tops

Pic: Durishetty Anudeep NEW DELHI: Union Public Service Commission on Friday evening released the final result of Civil Services Exam 2017 on its official website. Hyderabad candidate Anudeep Durishetty topped the list. Anu Kumari secured the second rank, while Sachin Gupta occupied the third spot. Anudeep, hailing from Metpally of Jagityal district, is the son of… Continue reading UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017 final result: Hyderabad’s Durishetty Anudeep tops

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Criminal justice system

Background:- The avalanche of social and technological changes fuelled by the internet and the new social media are fast changing the nature, intensity and the reach of crime leading to unprecedented lawlessness and frightening dimensions of global terrorism. There is an urgent need to strengthen Criminal Justice System and grassroots level policing institutions to prepare police to deal with the present and… Continue reading Criminal justice system