GS-2, GS-3, International Relations, Uncategorized

India’s Nuclear doctrine and its “No first use” policy

Context: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, appears to have altered a key pillar of India’s nuclear doctrine when he tweeted that India’s future commitment to a posture of No First Use of nuclear weapons ‘depends on the circumstances’. On the first death anniversary of former Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee, and in the nuclear proving ground in Pokhran,… Continue reading India’s Nuclear doctrine and its “No first use” policy

GS-3, Uncategorized

Trouble in the Auto Industry

Details: This data, by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), gives out wholesale figures, i.e. the number of vehicles despatched to dealers by vehicle manufacturers. This has been the steepest fall in nearly 19 years. The passenger vehicle segment, which comprises cars, utility vehicles and vans, has been one of the worst performing segments, registering its highest drop… Continue reading Trouble in the Auto Industry

Agriculture, GS-3, Uncategorized

Transforming Agriculture

Context On 1st July 2019, Prime Minister had set up a High Powered Committee of Chief Ministers for ‘Transformation of Indian Agriculture’. The nine-member committee, headed by Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, is formed to suggest policy measures, attract investments and raise growth in food processing. Its terms of reference (ToR) pertain largely to matters related to agri-markets. This includes reforming the Agricultural… Continue reading Transforming Agriculture