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SAFE HARBOUR RULES IN INDIA

Jul 12, 2024
INTRODUCTION: A safe harbour is a provision of a statute or regulation that specifies that certain conduct will be deemed not to violate a given rule. Safe harbour rules in India provide clarity and certainty to businesses, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards while minimizing the risk of penalties. 1. TRANSFER PRICING: • What It Is: Transfer pricing involves setting prices for transactions between related enti... Read More...

HIGH SEAS TREATY: INDIA’S COMMITMENT

Jul 12, 2024
INTRODUCTION: India has announced its intention to sign and ratify the High Seas Treaty, aimed at protecting marine ecology and ensuring equitable sharing of marine resources. This international agreement focuses on areas outside national jurisdictions, contributing to the sustainable use of ocean resources. 1. WHAT IS THE HIGH SEAS TREATY? • A new international framework for maintaining the ecological health of the oceans. • Also known as the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdictions (BBNJ) Agreement. ... Read More...

DESERTAS PETRELS AND TROPICAL CYCLONES

Jul 12, 2024
  1. WHERE DO DESERTAS PETRELS NEST? • Desertas Petrels nest exclusively on Bugio Island in Portugal. 2. HOW FAR DO THEY TRAVEL DURING BREEDING SEASON? • These birds embark on extensive foraging journeys that can span up to 7,500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. 3. WHAT UNIQUE BEHAVIOR WAS DISCOVERED IN THE NEW STUDY? • Desertas... Read More...

NATO AT 75: ADAPTING TO A MULTIPOLAR WORLD

Jul 12, 2024
1. RISE OF CHINA: • Expanding Focus: Beyond traditional Euro-Atlantic concerns. • Economic and Technological Competition: Addressing these growing challenges. • Military Capabilities: Countering China’s expanding military influence. • Indo-Pacific Strategies: Developing new strategies for this crucial region. 2. EVOLVING RUSSIAN RELATIONS:... Read More...

MODI-PUTIN MEETING:OUTCOMES AND SIGNIFICANCE

Jul 11, 2024
Outcomes: 1. Trade Target: • $100 Billion Trade Goal by 2030: India and Russia have set an ambitious target of $100 billion in bilateral trade by 2030. This marks a significant increase from the current levels and aims to bolster economic ties. 2. Key Agreements Signed: • MoU on Climate Crisis: Collaboration between India’s Ministry of Environment and the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources to tackle climate change and promote sustain... Read More...

MAGJI LADDU FROM ODISHA AWARDED GI TAG

Jul 11, 2024
1. WHAT IS MAGJI LADDU? • Magji Laddu is a traditional sweet from Odisha’s Dhenkanal district, made with buffalo milk cheese, sugar, and cardamom. Read More...

MAINTENANCE FOR MUSLIM WOMEN:SUPREME COURT’S RULING

Jul 11, 2024
1. WHAT WAS THE SUPREME COURT’S RULING? • The Supreme Court ruled that Section 125 of the Criminal Procedure Code, which deals with a wife’s right to maintenance, applies to all married women, irrespective of their religion. 2. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR MUSLIM WOMEN? • Muslim women can now seek maintenance from their husbands after divorce under Section 125 CrPC, reinforcing their right to financial support. Read More...

THE HOLOCAUST

Jul 11, 2024
Fundamentals: 1. What Was the Holocaust? The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews and millions of others by the Nazi regime and its allies during World War II. It occurred from 1941 to 1945. 2. Who Were the Victims? • Jews: The primary target, with six million murdered. • Other Groups: Including Romani peop... Read More...

UNDERSTANDING MORAL POLICING

Jul 11, 2024
1. What is Moral Policing? Moral policing refers to the act of enforcing a set of moral codes and behaviors on individuals by a group, organization, or the state. This often involves curbing actions deemed immoral or inappropriate based on cultural, religious, or societal norms. 2. Who Conducts Moral Policing? Moral policing can be carried out by: • Government authorities • Religious groups • Cultural organizations • Vigilante... Read More...

LUZON ECONOMIC CORRIDOR (LEC)

Jul 11, 2024
1. What is the Luzon Economic Corridor (LEC)? The LEC is a major infrastructure initiative launched in April 2023 by the Philippines, Japan, and the United States, aiming to invest US$100 billion in the Philippine economy over ten years. 2. Why is the LEC important for the United States? It strengthens US economic influence in Southeast Asia and tests the US commitment to the region, countering China’s investment presence. Read More...

EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS: POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS

Jul 11, 2024
Between March and June 2024, vast regions of North India and the broader Indian subcontinent experienced extreme weather, including severe heatwaves followed by heavy rainfall and flooding. This period saw unprecedented high temperatures, with some areas recording over 50 degrees Celsius. The extreme heat led to significant health issues, including heat-related illnesses and deaths. Public hospitals in New Delhi reported over 250 cases of heat-related deaths, and heat-induced health issues were widespread across the region. In addition to health impacts, the extreme weather caused severe ... Read More...

Atmospheric Circulation and Jet Streams: Impact and Dynamics

Jul 11, 2024
1. Hadley Cells Hadley cells are large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns found near the equator. These cells are characterized by rising warm air at the equator, which moves toward the poles at high altitudes, cools and sinks at around 30 degrees latitude, and then returns to the equator at the surface. This circulation pattern drives tropical weather systems and is crucial for the distribution of heat and moisture across the planet. The weakening of Hadley cells can impact global climate patterns, potentially altering rain... Read More...

CHANGING WIND PATTERNS: CAUSES AND EFFECTS

Jul 11, 2024
Causes of Changing Wind Patterns 1. Global Warming: Increased greenhouse gases trap heat in the Earth’s atmosphere, raising global temperatures. This results in changes to atmospheric pressure gradients, which drive wind patterns. 2. Temperature Contrasts: The warming of the Arctic reduces the temperature contrast between the poles and the equator, weakening the forces that drive wind systems like the jet streams. 3. Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions: Changes in sea surface temperatures and ice melt impact wind patterns by altering the balance of... Read More...

ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA AND IMPACT

Jul 11, 2024
1. Hadley Cells Hadley cells are large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns found near the equator. These cells are characterized by rising warm air at the equator, which moves toward the poles at high altitudes, cools and sinks at around 30 degrees latitude, and then returns to the equator at the surface. This circulation pattern drives tropical weather systems and is crucial for the distribution of heat and moisture across the planet. The weakening of Hadley cells can impact global climate patterns, potentially altering rainfall distribution and temperature regulation... Read More...

SATELLITE TOWN DEVELOPMENT

Jul 11, 2024
Need for Satellite Towns Satellite towns are developed to alleviate the pressure on mega cities by decentralizing urban activities and providing infrastructure in peripheral areas. This approach aims to improve livin... Read More...