Agriculture Export Policy 2018 – Need, Features and ChallengesPREMIUM 

Reading Time: 6 mins The Union Cabinet has approved the Agriculture Export Policy in December 2018. The policy would support the government in reaching the target of doubling farmers income by 2022. The aim of the policy is to utilize the export potential of Indian agriculture, by means of appropriate policy instruments and make India a global power in agriculture and raise farmers income.

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Capital Punishment in India – Should we do away with it?

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There is growing support for abolishing capital punishment in India and it needs serious consideration since, on the other side, there has been a nationwide outrage over the series of incidents of sexual assaults of minor girls, like the one in Kathua. The Supreme Court itself admitted on many occasions that there are confusion and contradiction on the application of the death penalty.

This article explains the following in an analytical manner with a mindmap for quick revision:

  1. What is capital punishment?
  2. What is the need for capital punishment?
  3. What are the arguments in favour?
  4. What are the arguments against?
  5. What is the evolution of the death penalty in India?
  6. Why India still retains it?
  7. What are the protections against capital punishment in the constitution?

Child Sexual Abuse in India – The Piercing Sound of Silence

Reading Time: 9 mins Child sexual abuse, also called as child molestation, is a form of child abuse in which a girl or a boy who is under the age of 18 years forced into sexual intercourse with an adult or older adolescent in order to satisfy the sexual desires of the latter.Be it touching a child’s private parts to gain pleasure or forcing them to touch theirs, showing adult contents or exposing themselves naked in front of a child would also be a form of sexual abuse.

Child Labour – India’s Hidden ShamePREMIUM 

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There are 1.01 crore children between the ages of 5 to 14 being made to work as child labourers in India, according to Government of India’s Children In India 2018 report which is based on Census 2011 data.

This article explains the following in an analytical manner.

  1. Who is a child?
  2. What is Child Labour?
  3. How children are exploited for Labour in India?
  4. What is the statistics of child labour in India?
  5. What is the nature of child labour in India?
  6. What are the causes of Child Labour in India?
  7. What are the impacts of child labour?
  8. What are the International Safeguards against Child Labour?
  9. What are the measures taken by India?
  10. What are the Challenges in reducing child labour in India?
  11. What is the way forward?

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Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) of China – Will it Benefit India?

Reading Time: 7 mins In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping launched China’s most ambitious project One Belt One Road (OBOR) which involves the building of two projects namely – Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) and a 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR). OBOR later came to be known as Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). BRI is arguably the most ambitious global infrastructure project ever envisaged by one country. However, is this merely an economic project? or a geopolitical one of China? Will India get any benefit by joining this project or not? Let us discuss those issues in detail.

[Mindmap] Compilation of Space Missions (for UPSC Prelims) – Revise FasterPREMIUM 

Reading Time: < 1 minute Compilation of all space missions under different categories like Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, etc and under different organisations NASA, ISRO, ESA, JAXA, etc.. Link is visible for members only.

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Lt-Governor (L-G) Vs Puducherry Government – What is the tussle?PREMIUM 

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The Madras High Court has recently ruled that the Lieutenant Governor (L-G) of Puducherry should not interfere with the day-to-day administration of the Union Territory when an elected government is in place.

The court argued that the continued interference from the L-G would amount to running a “Parallel government”.

Notably, the Supreme Court has also given a similar verdict on Delhi Government Vs Lieutenant Governor (L-G) in July 2018.

This article explains the following in an analytical manner:

  1. What is the background of the issue?
  2. What is the High Court verdict?
  3. What was the Supreme Court’s verdict in this regard?
  4. Significance of the verdicts.
  5. [Table] Comparison between L-G of Delhi and L-G of Puducherry.

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