Drought Warning

Source : www.indianexpress.com Date : 2018-11-22 OPINION Relevant for: Indian Economy Topic: Agriculture Issues and related constraints After two years of relatively good rains, large parts of Maharashtra (especially the Marathwada region and the adjoining districts of Jalgaon, Nashik, Ahmednagar, Sholapur, Amravati and Yavatmal), North Gujarat, Saurashtra, Kutch and North Karnataka are reeling under drought.…

Once More, With Male

Source : www.indianexpress.com Date : 2018-11-22 OPINION Relevant for: International Relations Topic: India – Indian Ocean Island nations Maldives President Ibrahim Solih’s swearing-in on Saturday marked the successful culmination of a democratic struggle. The government of his predecessor, Abdulla Yameen, had turned increasingly dictatorial. Yameen’s rule saw concerted efforts to trample the institutions of the…

Limits Of Cbi Jurisdiction

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2018-11-22 OPINION Relevant for: Governance in India Topic: Important aspects of Governance, Transparency & Accountability incl. RTI Can States bar the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from functioning in their territory? Yes. The CBI is a national agency with police powers. Its primary jurisdiction is confined to Delhi and Union Territories.…

War without end? On the attack on kabul

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2018-11-22 OPINION Relevant for: International Relations Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developing countries on India’s interests The attack on a religious gathering in Kabul that killed 55 people, including several scholars and clerics, is another signal of Afghanistan’s descent into chaos. The clerics had gathered to mark the birth…

An Endangered Tribe

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2018-11-22 OPINION Relevant for: Indian Society Topic: Population and associated issues incl. Tribes The Sentinelese, a negrito tribe who live on the North Sentinel Island of the Andamans, have not faced incursions and remain hostile to outsiders. The inhabitants are connected to the Jarawa on the basis of physical, as…