GS-2 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English)

The CPTPP or the TPP – The Indian Perspective

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) or the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. It began with the P4 trade agreement between four nations - Brunei, Chile, New Zealand and Singapore - that came into effect in 2006.… Continue reading The CPTPP or the TPP – The Indian Perspective

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GS-2 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English)

Paradise Papers

   What is Paradise Papers? The Paradise Papers is a set of 13.4 million confidential electronic documents relating to offshore investment that were leaked to a German newspaper by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and released on 5 November 2017 into the public domain. After Swiss Leaks & Panama Papers, Paradise Papers has come… Continue reading Paradise Papers

GS-3 (Mains), Indian Agriculture, Mains-2018 (English)

Indian Agriculture – Contemporary Issues

Agriculture, with its allied sectors, is unquestionably the largest livelihood provider in India, more so in the vast rural areas. It also contributes a significant figure to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of India. Sustainable agriculture, in terms of food security, rural employment, and environmentally sustainable technologies such as soil conservation, sustainable natural resource management… Continue reading Indian Agriculture – Contemporary Issues

Environmental Issues, GS-3 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English)

Compensatory Afforestation (CA) – Recent guidelines of MoEF&CC

Compensatory afforestation means afforestation done in lieu of diversion of forest land for non-forest use. On November 8, 2017, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) issued guidelines, specifying criteria for suitability and identification of land bank for compensatory afforestation.   MoEF&CC's new guidelines: -> The lands falling in protected areas, wildlife corridors can… Continue reading Compensatory Afforestation (CA) – Recent guidelines of MoEF&CC

GS-2 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English)

The QUAD – The Indian Perspective

What is Quadrilateral (The Quad)? The quadrilateral is a natural expression and convergence of interests between democratic countries in the Indo-Pacific region and it’s a natural stepping stone from the very productive trilateral conversations, exercises, and cooperation between India, Japan, Australia and the US.   Formation of Quad: -> Countries that share values have an… Continue reading The QUAD – The Indian Perspective

GS-2 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English)

Uniform Civil Code (UCC) – One Nation One Code

  What does the Uniform Civil Code imply? -> Having a Uniform Civil Code means that the same set of personal laws apply to all civilians irrespective of their religion. -> As things stand now, the personal laws are different for Hindus and Muslims. Personal laws deal with areas such as property, succession and inheritance,… Continue reading Uniform Civil Code (UCC) – One Nation One Code