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Challenges ahead in Kashmir
After many decades New Delhi has made a paradigm shift in its Kashmir policy. The new policy serves the dual objectives of dealing with Pakistan by mending the chronic nature of the Kashmir problem by scrapping the controversial Article 370 of the Constitution, and resetting the internal parameters of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) to keep the political elite of Kashmir Valley at bay. The purpose is to free the people of J&K from clutches of the political elites of Kashmir.
पाकिस्तान का संघीय बजट 2019-20 – यथार्थ से परे महत्वाकांक्षाएं
राजकोष के लगातार दुरुपयोग पर अंकुश लगाने की अंतरराष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष (आईएमएफ) की शर्तों तथा वित्त वर्ष 2019-20 में महज 2.4 फीसदी वृद्धि के निराशाजनक अनुमानों के साये तले 11 जून, 2019 को पाकिस्तान का आम बजट पेश किया गया।1 बजट की खास बात राजस्व संग्रह को अधिक से अधिक करने का लक्ष्य है ताकि आईएमएफ को पता चल सके कि पाकिस्तानी अर्थव्यवस्था संसाधन जुटा सकती है क्योंकि आईएमएफ इसी शर्त पर 6 अरब डॉलर का वित्तीय पैकेज देने के लिए तैयार हुआ है।
Article 370: Abrogation for Progress and Development of Jammu & Kashmir
The divesting of Art 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution from within its own provisions and by way of Presidential decrees was a stroke of legal genius by PM Modi’s government – these Articles were seen by the rest of India as anachronistic and discriminatory. This also clearly attests to the genius of the drafters of our dynamic constitution that had considered and provided for its “Temporary and Transient” nature in no uncertain terms. It was no Holy Grail as was presumed due to political expediency in keeping fanned flames under the lid.
Repeal of Article 370 - Pakistan’s Reaction
Articles 370 and 35 A, which gave special status to J&K were part of Indian Constitution. Their repeal does not violate any international agreement. These ensured that the people of J&K enjoyed democratic rights within the Indian Union, which the people of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) never had. Even after the recent amendment, there will be no change in this position. As part of the Union Territories, the people of J&K and Laddakh will continue to have representation in Indian Parliament.
5G Infrastructure for Global Digital Economy: US and China in Race to Redefine the World Order
5G Key Features 5G is the next generation of wireless technology. ‘Generations’ are technically defined by their data transmission speeds and in encoding methods, or ‘air interfaces’. These promise greater speed (to move more data), lower latency (to be more responsive), and the ability to connect a lot more devices at once (for sensors and smart devices). 5G networks use OFDM encoding, with the air interface designed for much lower latency and greater flexibility than LTE or the 4G technology.
Shaping Strategies for Space Encounters - An Assessment
Brief Premise This article flows out from the following three developments that took place in the recent past”:- On 27 Mar 2019, India conducted Mission Shakti, an anti satellite missile test destroying a live satellite in Low earth Orbit (LEO).1 In Apr 2019, the Govt established the Defence Space Agency (DSA) to command the space assets of the Army, Navy and Air Force, including the military's anti satellite capability2.
दहनशील खाड़ी में संकट
हम खाड़ी संकट को तेज गति से बढ़ता हुआ देख रहे हैं, जिससे यहां जंग छिड़ सकती है। इसका दुष्परिणाम इस क्षेत्र एवं पूरी दुनिया के लिए अनियंत्रित और संभवत: भयावह हो सकता है। दुखद यह है कि इस संकट को टालने के लिए हमने संबद्ध पक्षों या किन्हीं अन्य पक्षों की ओर से एक भी गंभीर प्रयास होते नहीं देख रहे हैं। खाड़ी में यह ताजा संकट अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप के मई 2018 में ईरानी परमाणु समझौता तोड़ देने के बाद पैदा हुआ है। इस समझौते को तकनीकी भाषा में ज्वाइंट कम्प्रीहेंसिव प्लान ऑफ एक्शन (JCPOA) कहते हैं।
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