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2019 Sets 2020 for a Robust EV Policy in India
2019 has been a pivotal year for the State Governments and Union Territories in India to come up with policies and initiatives for Electric Vehicles. The pivot comes at a time when India’s major cities saw high levels of pollution, some entering the top 10 most polluted cities in the world, including the national capital, Delhi. The shift to Electric Vehicles in India is taking place when China has taken a massive lead in a market that is still in its infancy and has already started to export Electric Vehicles in both commercial and private space.
वर्तमान संदर्भ में नागरिकता संबंधी संवैधानिक प्रावधान
नागरिकता (संशोधन) अधिनियम, 2019 पर देश में तीखी बहस चल रही है। देश के कई हिस्सों में विरोध शुरू हो गए और दुर्भाग्य से उनमें से कुछ हिंसक भी हो गए। लोगों को जान गंवानी पडीं और सार्वजनिक तथा निजी संपत्ति को नुकसान पहुंचा। लेकिन संशोधन के समर्थन में भी कई आवाजें उठी हैं। संविधान के दूसरे खंड में नागरिकता के मसले पर चर्चा की गई है और संविधान बनाने वालों ने कल्पना भी नहीं की होगी कि इसके कारण एक दिन इतनी गंभीर स्थिति पैदा हो जाएगी और वह भी उस बंटवारे के सत्तर साल बाद, जिस बंटवारे के कारण नागरिकता पर कानून की जरूरत हुई।
The Kural and Ethics
The Thirukkural by Thiruvalluvar, also known as the Kural is a powerful and compact Tamil text from South India which has survived and thrived over 2,000 years. This work of outstanding brevity consists of 1,330 couplets divided into 133 chapters of 10 couplets each.
India’s Approach to Countering Violent Extremism: Issues and Prospects
This is an updated version of paper presented at an international conference on Countering Violent Extremism organized by China’s Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing in December 2019 General India has been at the receiving end of terrorism and violent extremism right since its inception as an independent nation in 1947. However, the world at large especially the US and Western powers only started recognizing this scourge mainly after the 9/11 terror attacks in New York.
2019 was a Challenging Year for Indian Foreign Policy, 2020 will be even more so
Introduction US-China trade war deepened in 2019 despite some signs of thaw towards the end. Unexpectedly, President Trump was impeached by the US congress on the charges of having misused his power and for not cooperating with the Congress. Trump described the impeachment as unjustified and driven by the Democrats’ anti-Trump agenda. Britain struggled to exit from the EU but some clarity emerged after Boris Johnson was elected as Prime Minister after the Conservative party won the parliament elections comprehensively.
भारतीय राजनय और हिन्द-प्रशांत महासागर
हिन्द-प्रशांत महासागर का भारत की कार्टोग्राफिक सीमा पश्चिमी प्रशांत महासागर से लेकर दक्षिण-पूर्व एशिया होती हुई पश्चिमी हिन्द महासागर के साथ-साथ अफ्रीका के पूर्वी किनारे तक व्यापक रूप से फैली हुई है। भारत अपने इस विस्तृत समुद्रीय फैलाव में ‘संरचनावाद’ और ‘यथार्थवाद’ के ‘विविधतापूर्ण सामंजस्य’ का संधान करता है।1 यह इस तथ्य का दिग्दर्शन कराता है कि सामाजिक-सांस्कृतिक एवं व्यापारिक सम्बन्धों के अपने लम्बे इतिहास वाली सभ्यतागत ताकतें इस अहाते में अपने समकालीन राजनय और आर्थिक मेलजोल से किस तरह रह सकती हैं। वस्तुत: ये प्राचीन कालों के स्मरण कराने वाले तथ्य हैं और मजबूत सभ्यतागत आधारों का प्रतिनिधित्
Digital Empowerment of Myanmar
Introduction On Oct 1, 2019, Myanmar celebrated “U-day”, to mark the official transition from its homegrown digital font Zawgyi (pronounced as “zaw-jee”) to a unified font conforming to the international standards of “Unicode”.1 This is seen as a sweeping move to bring the country more in step with the rest of the digital world. 2Adopting the global standard of computing industry is expected to expedite the integration process and open the Myanmar markets to technology cooperation and applications.
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