1. The three farm laws were never a solution. True agricultural reform rests with local governments, and States need to go back to the basics and expert suggestions 2. A launch window for India as a space start-up hub. The sector is in an embryonic stage and there is scope to build a feasible business model
1. Scale up supplies: Vaccines must be made widely available across the world if the pandemic is to end 2. Questionable criterion: The SC is right in asking for basis on which Centre fixed income limit for EWS quota
1)Measuring progress: The lessons of NFHS-5 must be used to improve social development indices 2)Is the crypto asset boom sustainable? The current monetary system is flawed, which is why cryptocurrencies have grown on a massive scale
1) Pointers that India is witnessing a K-shaped recovery; The economic ravages of the pandemic have had an uneven impact and taxation policies continue to be regressive 2)A unified regulatory framework: As there is competition between telcos and Internet companies, regulatory parity between them is required
1. Breaking the ice: Reviving the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum is a chance to break vicious cycle in economic ties
1)In order to address the multiple goals of fertilizer policy, India needs to work on four key areas 2)JPC Bill gives much leeway to Govt. to exempt its agencies from data protection provisos
1)Swachh Sarvekshan rankings should force cities to get cleaner in the aggregate and not hide inequity 2)The only way to do this is to present evidence before the scientific community that Ayurveda works
1. Addition of local agrarian demands into the call for the repeal of the farm laws may have forced the Government’s hand. 2. Farmers should withdraw protest, and push for consultations in efforts to reform the sector.
1)Sustained engagement with States and easing their fiscal worries will rev up the economy 2)Glasgow’s success was that it finished building the scaffolding for climate action, and countries must
1) The judiciary’s flawed collegium system bares its inherent weaknesses yet again 2)A new NITI Aayog report defies accepted logic that universal health coverage entails a strong role for the Government
1)For more than a waiverThreat of sanctions undermines foundation of India-U.S. global strategic partnership 2)‘Janjatiya Gaurav Divas’ is a part of the steps being taken to secure the culture and welfare of India’s tribal communities
1)Allowing yearly extensions to heads of CBI, ED will compromise their autonomy 2)The debacle of demonetisation: Five years later, it is clear that the policy was neither economically sound nor ethically grounded
1.Despite severe losses, the Maoists refuse to acknowledge the futility of their cause 2. Learning from the best in India’s COVID-19 fight
1. In spite of the risks it poses, the climate crisis is yet to get political resonance in India 2. The enduring relevance of Nehru’s legacy: That each day, Indians govern themselves in a pluralist democracy is testimony to his deeds and words.
1. The Centre’s levy of fuel surcharges is way beyond basic taxes and an abject misuse of provisions of the Constitution 2. India must be clear on how it wants to shape Afghanistan’s destiny under the Taliban
1. The role of middlemen in both the bid process and the Rafale sale agreement must be probed 2. Does India have a right to burn fossil fuels?
1. The COVID-19 vaccination drive is a reminder that the benefits of many vaccines have yet to reach the adult population 2. India and Pakistan must ensure that fishermen are not victims of a deterioration in ties
1. Breaking the hype around Metaverse: Its commodification in the hands of one corporation could be detrimental to the Web 3.0 decentralisation movement
1. The Supreme Court’s judgment alters a terrible legal landscape that has seen the blatant misuse of the UAPA 2. There remain delays in the stage where the Central government transfers wages to the workers’ accounts
1. Nations must realise they are not in a competitive race but trying to outrun the clock 2. The two areas are interrelated and will lend additional strength to the foundation of a true partnership
1. In any new National Water Policy, the aim should also be to encourage conserving water resources and efficient usage 2. Cryptocurrencies possess no significant use value or exchange value to sustain their current high prices
1. Lowered outlay for rural guarantee scheme has led to used up allocation and wage delays 2. COVID-19 or otherwise, educational institutions need to ensure that schoolchildren are nurtured and nourished
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