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FAMILY VALUES IN INDIA

Jul 11, 2024
India, known for its rich cultural heritage and traditions, places immense importance on family values. These values form the cornerstone of Indian society and influence various aspects of daily life. Here’s an overview of the family values that are deeply rooted in Indian culture: 1. Respect for Elders: One of the most significant aspects of Indian family values is the deep respect for elders. Elders are considered the head of the family, and their wisdom and experience are highly valued. It is customary to seek their blessings and guidance in important decisions. Read More...

MARXIST PERSPECTIVE ON MORALITY

Jul 11, 2024
Marx’s View on Morality Karl Marx’s rejection of morality was rooted in his critique of how moral concepts functioned within a capitalist society: Read More...

EASTERN AND WESTERN VALUES

Jul 11, 2024
In the modern world, the cultural landscapes of the East and the West are often compared to highlight their unique approaches to life, society, and values. While these comparisons can be broad generalizations, they provide insight into the distinct philosophies and social structures that shape each region. Despite the differences, the increasing globalization has led to a blending of these cultures, with each borrowing elements from the other. Here are some key contrasts between Eastern and Western values: 1. Individualism vs Collectivism: Western culture places a greater... Read More...

India joins UN high seas treaty.

Jul 11, 2024
Overview of the High Seas Treaty India is poised to sign the global ‘High Seas Treaty,’ formally known as the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) Agreement. This international treaty, under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), is designed to address the growing concerns regarding the protection and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in the high seas, areas beyond any nation’s jurisdiction. Key Features of the BBNJ Agreement • Sustainable Use of Ma... Read More...

CLIMATE CHANGE and HURRICANE BERYL’S INTENSIFICATION

Jul 10, 2024
What is a Hurricane? • Hurricanes are tropical storms that form over warm ocean waters near the equator. Read More...

SOUTH CHINA TENSIONS

Jul 10, 2024
What is the significance of the “two-plus-two” meeting between the Philippines and Japan? The “two-plus-two” meeting involves the defense and foreign ministers of the Philippines and Japan discussing security... Read More...

WORLD BANK COUNTRY CLASSIFICATIONS

Jul 10, 2024
1. Q: What are the World Bank's main income group classifications for countries? A: The World Bank classifies countries into four main income groups: Low-income economies, Lower-middle-income economies, Upper-middle-income economies, and High-income economies. 2. Q: How does the World Bank determine these classifications? A: The World Bank uses Gross National Income (GNI) per capita as the main criterion for classifying economies. GNI can be broadly equated with GD... Read More...

Rural Consumption in India today

Jul 10, 2024
1. Q: How is rural growth in India currently performing compared to urban growth? A: In the second quarter of 2024 (April-June), rural growth overtook urban growth, a trend expected to continue for the rest of the year. 2. Q: What factors influence rural demand in India? A: Rural demand is influenced by factors such as monsoon, harvest, minimum support price offered by the government to farmers, and non-farm income through schemes like the Prime Minister Rozgar Yojana. Read More...

REGENERATIVE BRAKING IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Jul 10, 2024
What Is Braking? Braking is the process by which a vehicle slows down by removing its kinetic energy. Different braking systems handle this energy in various ways: 1. Disc Brakes: Use friction to convert kinetic energy into heat. 2. Induction Brakes: Use magnetic fields to slow down the vehicle by converting kinetic energy into electrical currents and heat. Regenerative Braking Regener... Read More...

India's classical languages

Jul 10, 2024
1. What are India's classical languages? Currently, six languages have been declared as classical languages in India: Tamil, Sanskrit, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, and Odia. 2. What criteria must a language meet to be considered classical? To be declared a classical language, a language must meet the following criteria: - High antiquity of its early texts/recorded history over 1500-2000 years - A body of ancient literature/texts considered valuable heritage by gene... Read More...

Myanmar - China relation

Jul 09, 2024
1. What's happening in Myanmar currently? Myanmar is experiencing intense fighting in Shan State, particularly in the northern regions. This conflict has erupted following the collapse of a China-brokered ceasefire. The fighting has escalated dramatically, with ethnic armed groups launching offensives against the military junta's positions. The situation is fluid and rapidly evolving, with reports of clashes near major cities and strategic locations. This resurgence of conflict represents a significant challenge to the military junta&#... Read More...

RUN-OFF ELECTIONS: OVERVIEW AND EXAMPLES

Jul 10, 2024
What is a run-off election? A run-off election is a second round of voting held when no candidate receives the required majority of votes in the initial election. When are run-off elections typically held? Run-off elections are usually held a few weeks after the initial election, allowing time for preparation and campaigning. Why are run-off elections used? Run-off election... Read More...

SAMAR: Advancing Manufacturing Assessment and Rating System

Jul 10, 2024
The SAMAR certification program measures the maturity and competence of defense manufacturing enterprises in India. Developed by the Quality Council of India (QCI) and the DRDO, the program aims to promote excellence and innovation in the manufacturing sector, contributing to India’s self-reliance in defense manufacturing. What is SAMAR? SAMAR stands for System for Advance Manufacturing Assessment and Rating. It is a certification program designed to assess the maturity and competence of defense manufacturing enterp... Read More...

WATER SCARCITY AND THE BURDEN ON WOMEN IN INDIA

Jul 10, 2024
Fetching drinking water is a grueling daily routine for millions of women in India. Every day, women walk miles, balancing plastic or earthen pots on their heads and carrying buckets to manage the household water stock. Why is fetching water a daily struggle for women in India? Women often travel long distances to reach the nearest reliable water sources, which can take four to five hours each day. The water is usually dirty, requiring additional effort to make it usable. Read More...

RESPONSIBLE QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES MOVEMENT

Jul 10, 2024
The movement for responsible quantum technologies aims to harness the benefits of quantum science and technology (S&T) while ensuring public trust and mitigating risks. With the United Nations designating 2025 as the International Year of Quantum Science and Technology (IYQ), there is increased focus on this emerging field. GLOBAL INVESTMENT AND IMPACT Quantum S&T is becoming a significant part of government strategies and private sector investments. According to estimates, sectors such as automotive, chemi... Read More...