Dire Strait: On Russia-Ukraine Sea Clash

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2018-11-29 OPINION Relevant for: International Relations Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed countries on India’s interests Russia’s capture of three Ukrainian naval ships and over 20 crew members in the disputed Azov Sea has refocussed international attention on the conflict on Europe’s eastern corridors. The rapid escalation in tensions…

Oil Swings And The Economy

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2018-11-29 OPINION Relevant for: Indian Economy Topic: Issues relating to Growth & Development – Inflation & Monetary Policy Global demand for oil, decisions by major producing nations to raise/ cut supplies and the global political environment are key to oil prices. Prices have swayed from above $160 per barrel in June…

Isro’s Pslv-C43 Successfully Places Hysis, 30 Foreign Satellites In Respective Orbits

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2018-11-29 OPINION Relevant for: Science & Technology Topic: Space Technology & related matters The PSLV-C43 lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: M. Vedhan Nearly three minutes after its lift-off at 9.57 a.m. on Thursday, the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO)…

Why India Needs To Ramp Up Its Efforts To Tackle Climate Change

Source : www.hindustantimes.com Date : 2018-11-29 OPINION Relevant for: Environment & Disaster Management Topic: Environmental Conservation, Sustainable Development & EIA If climate sceptics — there are many across the world, including US President Donald Trump — needed further evidence that climate change is indeed a reality, the last few weeks would have given them enough scientific…

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.…