The Hindu Today News & Editorials – 17 February 2021

The Hindu Today News & Editorials – 17 February 2021 | What is News

1) Looking ahead after the Ladakh walk back. After making a political choice in the disengagement, the government has to now deal with the strategic consequences. GS-2: International relations: India and its neighborhood- relations. GS-3: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism.   Context: The last round of …

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The Hindu Today News & Editorials – 15 February 2021

The Hindu Editorial Analysis Today- 15 February 2021

1) Fuzzy law, unclear jurisprudence, trampled rights. The legal regime that enables the government to block websites needs urgent reform. GS-2:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, models, successes, limitations, and potential; transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. GS-3: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking …

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The Hindu Important News Editorial and Analysis 13 February 2021

The Hindu Important News Editorial and Analysis 13 February 2021

1) Regulation lite: On self-regulation code for OTT channels Self-regulation code for OTT channels must be given a chance to work to foster creativity. GS-2: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability. GS-3: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security. Context: …

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Lalandar “Shatoot” Dam in Afghanistan

Lalandar "Shatoot" Dam in Afghanistan

CONTEXT: Indian Prime Minister recently called for an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire in Afghanistan to end a spike in violence, as the two countries signed an agreement for building a dam to supply water to Kabul city. The project, which costs nearly $ 300 million, is a part of the New Development Partnership between India and Afghanistan. ABOUT: …

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DISENGAGEMENT IN Pangong Lake

DISENGAGEMENT IN Pangong Lake

CONTEXT: China’s military announced that frontline troops of India and China had begun disengaging in a “synchronised and organised” manner from the north and south banks of Pangonglake, where both sides have been locked in a stand-off for months which was the first step in the long process of disengagement and de-escalation. ABOUT: This is the …

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The Hindu Important News Editorial and Analysis 10 February 2021

The Hindu Important News Editorial and Analysis 10 February 2021

1) India must return to traditional diplomacy. The new combative strategy to ‘push back’ requires sober analysis, with the issue being how and against what and whom. GS-2: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora. GS-3: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking …

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Glacial Burst

Glacial Burst | Why in News? A glacier break is suspected to have caused the flash floods in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli

A glacier break is suspected to have caused the flash floods in Uttarakhand’sChamoli. Last October 2020, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), which is headed by Indian PM, had issued detailed guidelines on how to reduce and deal with disasters caused by what is scientifically called Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs). It occurred in river …

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What are govt securities?

What are govt securities

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given direct access of its government securities trading platform to small investors. With this, Retail investors can directly open their gilt accounts with RBI, and trade in government securities. WHAT ARE GOVERNMENT SECURITIES (G-SEC)? Tradeable instrument issued by the central government or state governments. Dominated by institutional investors like …

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Chamoli News

Chamoli News

Two power projects – NTPC’s Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project and the Rishi Ganga Hydel Project – were extensively damaged with scores of labourers trapped in tunnels as the waters came rushing in. At least, seven bodies were recovered till late on Sunday night and 125 still missing after a portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off …

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Govt clears Rs 48,000-cr deal for 83 Tejas Fighters

 83 Light Combat Aircraft

At the 13th edition of Aero India in Bengaluru, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was awarded the contract to manufacture 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas for the Indian Air Force (IAF). About 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas: This contract is the biggest Make in India defence contract till date. The contract includes 73 LCA Tejas Mk-1A fighter aircraft …

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