Cyber-weapons are becoming the weapon of choice not only during a conﬂict but even during peace-time. In this context, analyse the nature and cope of threats from cyber-weapons.
Do you think that the government should come up with compulsory vaccination policy for COVID-19 while keeping the larger public interest in the view? Give justification.
‘Peace and stability in multi-ethnic and diverse societies can only be ensured through coexistence, consensus and inclusion’. Comment.
QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS
Cyber is often touted as the fifth dimension of warfare — in addition to land, sea, air and space.
With the advent of cyber weapons such as Pegasus, technology which is perceived as a friend could well become a matter of despair.
All advances in technology tend to be a double-edged sword
With their use not only during a conflict but even during peacetime, matters have reached a tipping point.
State governments have the authority to mandate vaccines under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, which allows them to prescribe regulations to prevent the spread of an epidemic disease.
Several state governments have passed Police Acts that are against Supreme Court verdict on police reforms. Centre too has failed to legislate a model Act.
India can play a pivotal role in ensuring fair and equitable distribution of taxing rights in bilateral treaties.
While increased protection has encouraged tigers to breed, it has also led to migration from the safety of reserves.
India and the US need to have tacit understandings on digital commerce, technology, taxation, tariffs, and tradein order to beable to steer the global trade discourse.
Peace and stability in multi-ethnic and diverse societies can only be ensured through coexistence, consensus and inclusion.
Controversy over name-calling in a ‘non-meeting’ of the IT parliamentary committee is unfortunate. These committees were envisaged to scrutinise government’s policies and legislative proposals in a non-partisan way. By political grandstanding in meetings, law-makers are failing in their duty to ensure executive accountability. They must strengthen, not undermine, parliamentary democracy.
The Supreme Court has acted correctly by proposing a new system of electronically transmitting bail orders directly to prisons to ensure those jailed are released the same day. This should end the abhorrent police tactic of delaying the release of prisoners by booking the person under another, sometimes dubious, charge.
The government decision to extend Covid containment measures until 31 August is wise. Although India’s cases have fallen from the second wave peak, they’ve plateaued obstinately for 37 days, causing serious concern. With slow vaccination and opening up, infection data should be watched closely to avoid a possible third wave.
Things to Remember:
For prelims related news try to understand the context of the news and relate with its concepts so that it will be easier for you to answer (or eliminate) from given options.
Whenever any international place will be in news, you should do a map work (marking those areas in maps and also exploring other geographical locations nearby including mountains, rivers etc. same applies for the national places.)
For economy related news (banking, agriculture etc.) you should focus on terms and how these are related with various economic aspects, for examples if inflation has been mentioned, try to relate with prevailing prices rises, shortage of essential supplies, banking rates etc.
For main exam related topics, you should focus on the various dimensions of the given topic, the most important topics which occurs frequently and are important from the mains point of view will be covered in ED.
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