UPSC Syllabus: Governance
Data for the NPR was first collected in 2010 and updated in 2015. The Modi government has proposed that the next phase of NPR be conducted, along with the census exercise, between April and September 2020.
UPSC SyllabusBilateral, regional and global groupings
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO aims to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. Currently, it has 29 members. Montenegro is the latest one to join this military alliance.
NATO has two objects:
POLITICAL: NATO promotes democratic values and enables members to consult and cooperate on defence and security-related issues to solve problems, build trust and, in the long run, prevent conflict.
MILITARY: NATO is committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes. If diplomatic efforts fail, it has the military power to undertake crisis-management operations. These are carried out under the collective defence clause of NATO's founding treaty - Article 5 of the Washington Treaty or under a United Nations mandate, alone or in cooperation with other countries and international organisations.
UPSC SyllabusLaws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections
It is difficult to think of any part of the world where historic inequity has been removed entirely through the agency of the oppressed. An end to the most overt forms of domination of women in the U.S. came after at least half a century of education, which enabled women to imagine a life crafted by themselves. Education further enabled them to be economically independent, sloughing off the patriarchal norm that had bound them for ages.
It has been able to close about 85.8 percent of its overall gender gap. Norway (83.5 percent) came at the second spot, Sweden (82.2 percent) at the third, and Finland (82.1 percent) claimed the 4th spot in the rankings.
4. Gujarat battles locust swarms with pesticides (CSAT-1)
UPSC SyllabusDisaster Management & Environment
As insects swarm farms in north Gujarat gobbling up crops, the State government has initiated an elaborate pesticide spraying operation in affected areas as it battles to counter the massive locust attack.
5. More 5G spectrum sale on anvil CSAT-1
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