GS-2, Uncategorized

Right To Be Forgotten

Recently, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in favour of the search engine giant Google, which was contesting a French regulatory authority’s order to have web addresses removed from its global database. The European Union’s highest court ruled that an online privacy rule known as the ‘right to be forgotten’ under European law would not apply beyond the borders of… Continue reading Right To Be Forgotten

GS-3, Science & Tech, Uncategorized

Quantum Supremacy

Recently, Google’s quantum computer, named Sycamore, claimed “quantum supremacy”, as it reportedly did the task in 200 seconds that would have apparently taken a supercomputer 10,000 years to complete. What is “quantum supremacy”? The phrase “quantum supremacy” was coined in 2012 by John Preskill. Quantum supremacy refers to a quantum computer solving a problem that cannot be expected of a classical computer in a normal lifetime. Quantum… Continue reading Quantum Supremacy

GS-3, Internal security, Uncategorized

NAGA Conundrum

The Centre’s interlocutor R N Ravi stressed on the need to resolve key issues with the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) or NSCN-IM as the Centre approaches toward wrapping Naga peace talk till October 31st deadline. What is Naga Issue? The key demand of Naga groups has been a Greater Nagalim (sovereign statehood) i.e redrawing of boundaries to bring all… Continue reading NAGA Conundrum

Uncategorized

Kartarpur Milestone

India and Pakistan signed a landmark agreement to operationalise the historic Kartarpur Corridor to allow Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit the holy Darbar Sahib in Pakistan. The agreement is valid initially for five years. Either party can terminate the agreement at any time by giving notice of one month. Also, the pact could be suspended in case of exigency or persistent… Continue reading Kartarpur Milestone

GS-2, Indian Polity, Public Admin 2, Uncategorized

Aspirational Districts’ Programme

India is amongst the leading economies of the world and envisages to become $5 trillion by 2024-25. However, presently the quality of life of many of its citizens is not consistent with this growth story, this is reflected in UNDP’s 2018 Human Development Index wherein India is ranked 130. Living standards in India are affected by significant… Continue reading Aspirational Districts’ Programme