1. Peace and justice(GS-3)
UPSC Syllabus : Functioning of Judiciary
There comes a time when the need for peace and closure is greater than the need for undoing an injustice. In allowing a temple to come up through a government appointed trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya, the Supreme Court has apparently chosen a path most conducive to social harmony. To compensate the Muslim litigants, who were deprived of the centuries oldBabri Masjid through an illegal act of demolition, the court has asked for the allotment of a fi veacre plot of land elsewhere in Ayodhya that may be used for building a new mosque.
UPSC Syllabus : Economic Growthl; Trade
Last Monday, on November 4, 2019, Prime Minister NarendraModi announced that India would not sign on to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement. The agreement, which is dubbed as the world’s biggest trade agreement, is expected to proceed with the 15 other members of the agreement, including Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, and the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
India’s decision to withdraw at this stage, particularly in light of India’s own articulation of its national interest and its ambitions internally and on the world stage, reflects an inability to translate ambitions into action.
UPSC Syllabus : Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's interests, Indian Diaspora.
In a temporary relief to thousands of Indians living in America, a U.S. court has refused to strike down, for the time being, an Obama-era rule that allowed spouses of H 1B visa holders to work in America.
4. Jordan to retake lands leased by Israel: CSAT-1
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