Economic ties are one of the biggest positive drivers of India-China relationship but the high imbalance of trade in favour of China remains a matter of concern. Discuss along with measures to reduce trade deficit for India. (15 marks)

Economic ties are one of the biggest positive drivers of India-China relationship but the high imbalance of trade in favour of China remains a matter of concern. Discuss along with measures to reduce trade deficit for India. (15 marks) Approach: Introduce with India-China relationship Make a note on facts about trade imbalance Explain the reasons for tradeContinue reading “Economic ties are one of the biggest positive drivers of India-China relationship but the high imbalance of trade in favour of China remains a matter of concern. Discuss along with measures to reduce trade deficit for India. (15 marks)”

Balsam: Four discovered species of Balsam

Four discovered species of Balsam Impatiens Haridasanii It was found from Pongchan. It was named after Haridasan (a former scientist at State Forest Research Institute, Arunachal Pradesh). The species is characterised by small pure yellow flowers and hairy leaves. Impatiens pseudocitrina It was discovered from Anjaw district. It has bright yellow flowers with small redContinue reading “Balsam: Four discovered species of Balsam”

Taliban council agrees to cease-fire in Afghanistan

Headline : Taliban council agrees to cease-fire in Afghanistan Details : In News: The Taliban has agreed to a temporary ceasefire. It now provides a window during which a peace agreement with the U.S. could be signed. Background U.S-Taliban talks over a peace deal Ending the 18-year long conflict has been considered too costly. Thus theContinue reading “Taliban council agrees to cease-fire in Afghanistan”

Article 324 and role of Election Commission India

Headline : Article 324 and role of Election Commission India What is Article 324? Article 324 of the Indian Constitution vests the power of “superintendence, direction and control” of elections to the Election Commission of India. Functions of Election Commission The Election Commission of India is the custodian of free and fair elections. It regulates politicalContinue reading “Article 324 and role of Election Commission India”

Tamil Nadu tops good governance index

Headline : Tamil Nadu tops good governance index Details : In News The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has recently launched the Good Governance Index (GGI). The index has been scientifically designed to reflect various parameters of governance. At present, there is no uniform index to objectively assess the state of good governance in the states.Continue reading “Tamil Nadu tops good governance index”

Polluter Pays Principle

Polluter Pays Principle According to this principle, those who pollute the environment must be made to pay not just for the costs of remedial action, but also for compensating victims of environmental damage. This principle is now almost universally acknowledged in environmental jurisprudence. Some trace the Polluter Pays Principle’s origin to the Stockholm Declaration madeContinue reading “Polluter Pays Principle”

The already large population in India as well as the high population growth rate necessitates speedy achievement of demographic transition from high birth rate to low birth rate. Comment.Approach:

Introduce the question by mentioning facts from census data and briefly discuss the factors responsible for high population growth in India Mention various effects of the rapid population growth in India Discuss the steps taken to control population growth Conclude appropriately Model Answer :India is one of the most densely populated countries of the world.Continue reading “The already large population in India as well as the high population growth rate necessitates speedy achievement of demographic transition from high birth rate to low birth rate. Comment.Approach:”

International Solar Alliance

International Solar Alliance It is a common platform for cooperation among sun-rich countries lying fully or partially between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. These countries seek to massively ramp up solar energy, thereby helping to reduce global greenhouse emissions while providing clean and cheap energy. The initiative was launched at the UN Climate ChangeContinue reading “International Solar Alliance”

About National Curriculum Framework (NCF)

About National Curriculum Framework (NCF) NCF provides the framework for creation of the school syllabi and the writing of textbooks, while giving guidelines on teaching practices in India. It addresses four issues: Educational purpose Educational experience Organization of experience Assessing learner NCF is only suggestive and provides guidelines on different aspects of education. All theContinue reading “About National Curriculum Framework (NCF)”