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Repatriation of Prisoners Act, 2003

By | 2018-07-16T11:46:32+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Categories: Articles|

The right to return to one’s home country is assured by the Article 12(4) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Background details - A jail sentence served by someone in a foreign land, away from familiar food and language is globally perceived as more onerous than the one served at the home country. For this reason, the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963) provides for information to the consulate, consular protection and consultation upon arrest, detention and during the trial in a foreign country including entitlement to travel documents. On the same grounds, the UN Model Agreement [...]

Concerns with Higher Education Commission of India

By | 2018-07-14T10:43:37+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Draft Higher Education Commission of India (Repeal of University Grants Commission Act), Bill, 2018 aims to replace the UGC with a Higher Education Authority named HECI. As the bill is being lined up for passage in the Monsoon session of Parliament, we must focus on critical concerns associated with the bill. Need for HECI – It is argued that the bill is aimed at providing more autonomy to the higher education institutes as the UGC is currently preoccupied with the disbursal of grants with little time left to focus upon academic matters. However, the new Higher Education authority will solely [...]

Securing the IoT Ecosystem

By | 2018-07-14T16:11:07+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: |

It is said that by the year 2020, there will be more than 20 billion devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). If that is true, it comes out to be about 2.5 devices for every single person on the planet. Amidst this surge in users, an opportunity awaits India which already suffers from congestion in may urban areas. IoT can empower the smart cities project and help local authorities to effectively manage traffic and reduce noise and air pollution. Security risks in IoT  There is a threat of of an IoT being hacked which will have potentially devastating [...]

India’s Soft Power in climate Change

By | 2018-07-12T09:49:53+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

According to Joseph Nye, “the ability to shape the preference of others” is called ‘soft power’. The resources of soft power may include values, policies and institutions. In the past few years, India has deployed these resources on climate matters. India has deployed three narratives - the power of example; the power of resistance; and the power of institutional leadership. Power of example  Since 2008 itself, India has been urging developed countries to act responsibly on climate change while arguing the need to transfer technology and finance for them so that other countries can adopt climate-friendly pathways. India has built [...]

The Great Indo-Pacific Game

By | 2018-07-11T09:35:03+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked upon a strategically important visit to Indonesia recently and subsequently addressed the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. India’s vision for Indo-Pacific (Very important) He outlined the vision of India perfectly by highlighting that - India has completely embraced the concept of Indo-Pacific which entails strategic responsibilities and opportunities. India is committed to ‘free, open, transparent, rules-based, peaceful, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific, where sovereignty, territorial integrity and international law such as freedom of navigation and overflight are respected’. India is ready to contribute to maritime security and safety (as enshrined in UNCLOS) to ensure the above mentioned [...]

Tips to Crack Punjab Civil Services (PCS) Examination

By | 2018-07-09T12:24:27+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

PCS Examination is tough! If you think it like that then no matter how much you prepare you will not be able to get through it. For you to be able to crack any examination in life you need to have the courage, dedication, confidence in you and most importantly a positive attitude that yes you can do it! Like any other competitive examination, PCS is a vital exam if you are aspiring to be a part of the Government Officials. Every year limited posts are released which are usually bifurcated amongst the various categories of SC, BC and General [...]

CURRENT AFFAIR MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS (MCQ) – SET 26

By | 2018-07-07T10:48:33+00:00 July 7th, 2018|Categories: MCQs|Tags: , |

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Thaw in India-North Korea Relations

By | 2018-07-07T09:46:49+00:00 July 7th, 2018|Categories: News|

Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh paid an official visit to the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (North Korea). The visit came after a long gap of almost two decades when the then Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting had gone to Pyongyang for a film festival in 1998. In April 2015, DPRK’s Foreign Minister paid an official visit to India and met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Details of the visit  General Singh had a high level meeting with the Vice President of the Presidium of DPRK’s Supreme Peoples’ Assembly, Foreign Minister, Culture Minister and Vice [...]

CURRENT AFFAIR MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS (MCQ) – SET 25

By | 2018-07-06T11:35:01+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Categories: MCQs|Tags: |

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Green Skills for Green Jobs

By | 2018-07-06T09:48:57+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Categories: News|

Contrary to the popular perception endorsed by President Trump, climate protection efforts do not need to kill jobs at all for you. Reality  This fact is corroborated by the International Labour Organisation in its annual report on the global job market which said that achieving the Paris Climate Change Agreement’s 2-degree Celsius goal will result in an increase of 18 million jobs across the world by 2030. Similarly, ‘World Employment and Social Outlook 2018’ report also confirms that more than 3,00,000 workers will be employed in solar and wind energy sectors to meet PM Modi’s target of generating 175 GW of [...]

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