PICKING SIDES IN WEST ASIA

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-02-22 PICKING SIDES IN WEST ASIA Relevant for: International Relations | Topic: India- West Asia Over the past few years, the course of India’s relations with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) suggests that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India finally appears to be moving away from…

PAKISTAN BANS JUD AND ITS CHARITY WING

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-02-22 PAKISTAN BANS JUD AND ITS CHARITY WING Relevant for: International Relations | Topic: India – Pakistan Pakistan on Thursday banned the Jamat-ud-Dawa, which is led by 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, and its charity wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation, amid intense global pressure to rein in the militant groups following…

UN SECURITY COUNCIL CONDEMNS PULWAMA ATTACK

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-02-22 UN SECURITY COUNCIL CONDEMNS PULWAMA ATTACK Relevant for: International Relations | Topic: India – Pakistan The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday issued a statement, which The Hindu had early access to, condemning the Pulwama attack and underlining the need to hold those responsible accountable. Significantly Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM)…

‘POLICIES BIASED AGAINST RAINFED AGRICULTURE’

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-02-18 ‘POLICIES BIASED AGAINST RAINFED AGRICULTURE’ Relevant for: Indian Economy | Topic: Major Crops, Cropping Patterns and various Agricultural Revolutions A new rainfed agriculture atlas released this week documents the policy biases that are making farming unviable. Three out of five farmers in India grow their crops using rainwater, instead…

PAN-INDIA EMERGENCY NUMBER ‘112’ LAUNCHED

Source : www.pib.nic.in Date : 2019-02-20 PAN-INDIA EMERGENCY NUMBER ‘112’ LAUNCHED Relevant for: Developmental Issues | Topic: Rights & Welfare of Women – Schemes & their Performance, Mechanisms, Laws Institutions and Bodies Ministry of Home Affairs Pan-India Emergency Number ‘112’ launched Union Home Minister calls for effective implementation of Women’s Safety projects Investigation Tracking System…

THE SAUDI-INDIA-PAKISTAN TRIANGLE

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-02-20 THE SAUDI-INDIA-PAKISTAN TRIANGLE Relevant for: International Relations | Topic: India – Middle East There seems to be much exultation in New Delhi that the visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, or MBS, will lead to further strengthening of Saudi Arabia-Indian ties, a process that had begun with…