MISSING WORKERS

Source : www.indianexpress.com Date : 2019-03-23 MISSING WORKERS Relevant for: Indian Economy | Topic: Issues Related to Poverty, Inclusion, Employment & Sustainable Development © 2019 The Indian Express Ltd. All Rights Reserved India’s total workforce — the sum of persons in employment — has fallen from 42 crore to 37.3 crore between 2011-12 and 2017-18,…

A NEW RED LINE

Source : www.indianexpress.com Date : 2019-03-23 A NEW RED LINE Relevant for: Ethics | Topic: Codes of Ethics and Codes of Conduct © 2019 The Indian Express Ltd. All Rights Reserved Ever since the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, new media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp, have become political battlegrounds. These spaces of electioneering…

AFGHANISTAN AND THE TALIBAN: NEXT STAGE IN THE GREAT GAME

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-03-23 AFGHANISTAN AND THE TALIBAN: NEXT STAGE IN THE GREAT GAME Relevant for: International Relations | Topic: India – Afghanistan As international talks with the Taliban leadership gain momentum, India’s foreign policy establishment has gone through the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. After the initial…

THE KERALA ALERT: DRAWING ATTENTION TO THE LITTLE-KNOWN WEST NILE VIRUS

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-03-23 THE KERALA ALERT: DRAWING ATTENTION TO THE LITTLE-KNOWN WEST NILE VIRUS Relevant for: Developmental Issues | Topic: Health & Sanitation and related issues The death of a child in Kerala’s Malappuram district has drawn attention to the epidemiology of the little-known West Nile Virus in India. Though awareness is…

THE SHIFTING BATTLEFIELDS

Source : www.indianexpress.com Date : 2019-03-23 THE SHIFTING BATTLEFIELDS Relevant for: International Relations | Topic: India – Afghanistan © 2019 The Indian Express Ltd. All Rights Reserved The writer, an MP cadre IPS officer, is a PhD scholar in security studies, Princeton University. The ongoing crisis in South Asia is a critical reminder about the…

BACK ON TRACK: ON INDIA-MALDIVES TIES

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-03-22 BACK ON TRACK: ON INDIA-MALDIVES TIES Relevant for: International Relations | Topic: India – Indian Ocean Island nations India and the Maldives appeared to return to the old days of strategic bonhomie when External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met her counterpart Abdulla Shahid in Male during a brief visit…