UPSC Syllabus : :International Relations
India and Saudi Arabia are set to sign an agreement for creating a bilateral strategic partnership council on Tuesday during the official visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Riyadh. The council will include multiple sections involving the External Affairs Ministry and NITI Aayog and counterpart organisations from Saudi Arabia
2. ‘No cyberattack on Kudankulam plant’: (GS-2)
UPSC Syllabus : Basics of cyber security
A press statement subsequently issued by R. Ramdoss, Training Superintendent and Information Officer, KKNPP, said that in the plant and other Indian nuclear power plants control systems stand alone and are not connected to outside cyber network and Internet. Hence, any cyberattack on Nuclear Power Plant Control System was not possible
UPSC Syllabus : General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change
The number of Indians who stand to be affected by rising sea levels may have been underestimated by as much as 88%, according to a study that uses a new modelling approach.
4. The new gold standard in development economics? : (GS-3)
UPSC Syllabus : : Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
5. Legal pluralism in personal law(GS-2)
UPSC Syllabus : : Indian Polity
In Jose Paulo Coutinho v. Maria Luiza Valentina Pereira (2019), the Supreme Court has yet again revived the debate on a uniform civil code (UCC) and referred to Goa as “a shining example of an Indian State which has a uniform civil code applicable to all...”. There are rumours that the government may surprise everyone in the winter session of Parliament by introducing a UCC Bill, just as it did by diluting Article 370 on August 5. But in fact it has been the judiciary, rather than the Bharatiya Janata Party or the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, that has been relentlessly pushing for the enactment of a UCC.
6. India’s Afghanistan conundrum:(GS-2)
UPSC Syllabus : International Relations
Less than two months after U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly called off talks with the Taliban, Washington is laying the ground to resume them. That this is happening before Afghanistan has a new government — the results of its September 28 election are yet to be announced — underscores the administration’s haste.
UPSC Syllabus : Indian Heritage and Culture
Almost 500 years after saint-reformer Srimanta Sankardeva experimented with the literary language of Brajavali, Assam’s Bhaona has now reached foreign shores in an English avatar.
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