Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Posted: 20 Mar 2020 20:37
If Work from home is made mandatory in Bengal, half of the population would be working from Bangladesh.
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Suraj wrote:Finally the Nirbhaya accused are executed .
Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 has been passed by Parliament of India amidst intense controversy, debate and protest on many of its provisions by Child Rights fraternity. It replaced the Indian juvenile delinquency law, Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, and allows for juveniles in conflict with Law in the age group of 16–18, involved in Heinous Offences, to be tried as adults. The Act also sought to create a universally accessible adoption law for India, overtaking the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act (1956) (applicable to Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Sikhs) and the Guardians and Wards Act (1890) (applicable to Muslims), though not replacing them. The Act came into force from 15 January 2016.
It was passed on 7 May 2015 by the Lok Sabha amid intense protest by several Members of Parliament. It was passed on 22 December 2015 by the Rajya Sabha.
To streamline adoption procedures for orphan, abandoned and surrendered children, the existing Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) has been given the status of a statutory body to enable it to perform its function more effectively. A separate chapter on Adoption provides detailed provisions relating to adoption and punishments for non compliance. Processes have been streamlined with timelines for both in-country and inter-country adoption including declaring a child legally free for adoption.
Party sources within both JVM(P) and Congress confirmed that Babulal Marandi had been given a free hand by BJP leader Amit Shah to stitch a possible coalition of disgruntled Congress and JMM MLAs to explore the option of forming government in Ranchi. Marandi has been given a commitment that if this coalition takes shape, it will be he who will be the CM candidate.
Suraj wrote:Finally the Nirbhaya accused are executed .
KLNMurthy wrote:Suraj wrote:Finally the Nirbhaya accused are executed .
"convicts" kahiye, saar, "accused" nahin.
M_Joshi wrote:Father & son duo are corrupt. Maybe he's one of the youngest, promised to change his ways & has cultivated good contacts to secure this position in North Block. During his father's CMship he accumulated benami all over HP. One of the reason Dhumal lost in last election. This election Shah made sure that BJP's undeclared CM candidate before elections & ex-CM Dhumal LOST THE MLA ELECTION! How Chanakiyan is that?! Shah even declared in a rally before elections in Mandi (current CM constituency) that people should vote for Jai Ram Thakur as he will given a big responsibility after elections. If Dhumal would've won his seat then it would've led to infighting among BJP legislators. He was made to loose because people here remember their last ineffective & corrupt govt.
saip wrote:Suraj wrote:Finally the Nirbhaya accused are executed .
My only regret is that the juvenile convict is free. Has India amended the law to try juveniles as adults when they commit heinous crimes?
Singer Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive for coronavirus, booked by Uttar Pradesh Police for negligence, disobedience
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chetak wrote:Corona has proved that India's bigger problem is not illiteracy, it is the willful stupidity of literate people.
This is a black swan event, where money, fame, literacy and power do not guarantee either decency, sanity, or immunity.
We must understand the importance of maintaining social distancing and do it at any cost. What we are witnessing is corona jihad or corona intifada as certain islamists refuse to undergo testing on return from foreign countries thus placing the general population at grave risk.
Call them out under the public safety act, file cases, cancel passports and other entitlements if these elements insist on being socially irresponsible and selfishly reckless.
these "entitled" classes, whether they are the elites, jehadis or conversion fundoos, or even any fundoo for that matter, are all a curse visited upon India
g.sarkar wrote:Just read Diggiraja has been taken into custody. The news is already a couple of days old.
Zynda wrote:So I don't know how far tomorrow's voluntary curfew will be successful. A few people at work while criticizing Modi's clap request (& praising Kerala's CM for the various freebies & payments deferred announcements), openly admitted that they will not be following curfew.
Also I think it is high time in Bangalore/Karnataka, restaurants be put in to pure delivery/take-away operation mode.
Cain Marko wrote:Yes the TT was quaking but assuredly the sahab had severe brown pants syndrome and sat quietly in a corner like a whipped bully.
Cabinet approves Production-linked Incentive Scheme For Bulk Drugs
Sachin wrote:[Modi can only do what ever is possible for him as a human being. He wanted people to follow curfew for their own safety. If there are folks who would walk on the streets to just spite Modi, then it is up to them. Modi or BJP is not going to gain or lose any thing. And with this move, Modi has also ensured that he and his government have tried to advice and guide people (in a democratic way).
Suraj wrote:KLNMurthy wrote:"convicts" kahiye, saar, "accused" nahin.
Too late. They're dead
Zynda wrote:One more critisim I am hearing is the day GoI has chosen i.e. Sunday. I understand why he chose Sunday for a voluntary curfew...but the criticisms I am hearing is that most people stay home on Sundays anyways and this curfew is more of a lip service rather than serving any real purpose.
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A disaster Made in China
Arvind Kumar Seshadri Chari
March 22, 2020,
What we are witnessing is worse than a war situation.
What began as isolated cases of a hitherto unknown respiratory problem in a remote town of Wuhan in China’s Hubei province is now a global epidemic. It is not only killing people but also devouring economies, rattling governments, unsettling societies and threatening to become a gigantic disaster of unmanageable proportions. Even the two World Wars did not probably pile up a calamity of this magnitude. Truly speaking, Covid-19, both overtly and covertly, has been achieving all the objectives of a warfare. It has posed serious challenges to global peace and stability. The impact on global economy is also being witnessed.
Almost all the commercial capitals of the world are shut. Stock markets are in a pathetic condition. India’s commercial capital is in no better condition.
What we are witnessing is worse than a war situation. In a conventional war we know our enemies, the tools of war and the strengths and weaknesses of the adversary. In this new war, Novel Coronavirus, Covid-19, we don’t know the strength of the enemy, we are unfamiliar with the tools of combat and worst is that we have no insulation against the onslaught. This enemy will remain invisible but at the same time the place at which it originated, Wuhan, will remain a part of the discourse, especially on how it originated.
As suggested by a section of the strategic community, what we are witnessing today is nothing short of a biological warfare, a covert aggression and non-conventional war. Day after day the seriousness of the situation is getting clearer but hardly any solution is available. The Prime Minister’s address to the nation indicated some solutions, but they were all preventive in nature and more or less sounded like preparing for a greater and more virulent attack.
But if this is serious, more seems to be coming yet. The antidote to the pandemic may be found sooner or later but not before it takes its toll. But the real intensity of the pandemic will be felt when the global economy implodes.
As reports suggest, it is evident that the virus first hit a few people in a small town in China’s Hubei province. Instead of controlling its spread, the local authorities silenced the whistle blower doctor and allowed infected people to travel all over the world. It is too early to concur with the strategic community that the origin and the spread of Covid-19 should be seen as part of an unconventional warfare. While the ultimate aim of a conventional war is to destroy the enemy’s ability to exist as a strong power and stand in competition with the contender, in the case of non-conventional warfares, the strategy is to overpower the competitor or enemy and achieve the military objectives of paralysing the enemy’s capability to fight. In modern times, when economic strength and clout are as powerful as military capabilities, China’s business strategy does not seem to be very different from its military strategy. The US-China trade engagement had all the trappings of a major military conflict, and hence, is referred to as a trade war.
China had practically become the production centre of the world. Now after the “Chinese Virus” no country will be able to resume normal businesses with China. While the Chinese PR agencies are on an overdrive to shun the tag of “Made in China Virus”, a full scale war of words has erupted, strongly propelled by none other than the President of the US, Donald Trump.
“I always treated the Chinese Virus very seriously, and have done a very good job from the beginning, including my very early decision to close the ‘borders’ from China against the wishes of almost all…”, Trump has said. When a reporter described this as racist, Trump declared in unequivocal terms that “Because it comes from China. It’s not racist at all. No, not at all. It comes from China. That’s why. It comes from China. I want to be accurate.”
But the US is also gearing up to the impending recession by announcing a string of economic measures to boost the economy like massive tax concessions for the salaried class, a $50 billion bailout package for the airline industry, another $250 billion fund for the small scale industry. There are plans to infuse funds into the healthcare system and provide extra back-up for meeting the requirements of unemployment doles that are sure to go up in the next few months as industry will need to tighten cut corners by reducing employment.
If the world’s largest economy is preparing for a future shock, the Indian economy will need much more than knee-jerk reactions. The Prime Minister has constituted a Covid-19 Economic Revival Task Force. It is too early to comment on it, but such a task force will have to employ extraordinary tools considering the extraordinarily serious situation.
It is difficult to appreciate the statement of the Union Minister of State for Finance that “Covid-19 will have no adverse impact on Indian economy”. This statement has no validation and substantiation through rational means. The year 2020 has been a non starter for the Indian economy. Even Budget 2020 is not helping the revival of the manufacturing sector. The Indian economy’s trajectory is already showing signs of slowing down.
All over the world the consumer market will soon run out of goods and commodities and start looking for production centres. Countries will find it difficult to go back to trade with China with the same ease and confidence with which they did so far. In their search for alternative source India will surely be a best bet. It is, therefore, imperative on the part of the government to think out of the box, use unconventional economic methods to boost industrial production, especially those of the small and medium scale units. India would require to act proactively and come up with a plan to void the gap created by China.
The debate on China being the main fulcrum of this outbreak will not stop. The dominant view that Wuhan Institute of Virology remains the main source of Covid-19 outbreak will perhaps need more evidence and rationale for claiming the current pandemic to be some sort of a biological warfare. Nevertheless, the objectives of a warfare are being realised, impacting all and creating a lose-lose situation. The emerging situations though seem to be a manifestation of a well articulated strategy by China to gain maximum advantages, but has gone out of their control, which has led to a great disaster across the globe.
Dr Arvind Kumar is a Professor of Geopolitics and International Relations at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal. Seshadri Chari is a well known political commentator and strategic analyst.
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"Kapil Sibal came to me for Dipak Mishra's impeachment. I did not let him enter my house."
So much laundry getting washed. It will be a delight to hear Ranjan Gogoi speak in the Rajya Sabha where he will have privilege of immunity.
Ambar wrote:Watching hundreds of videos and images from every corner of India where people voluntarily put themselves under curfew and came out to their doors,windows,balconies at 5 PM to clap for the health workers, emergency staff, security personnel is both deeply emotional and heart warming . To think this is in a country of over 1.3 billion people with its complex problems and challenges goes to show that deep inside most Indians are deeply patriotic. One may agree or disagree with Modi, we may belong to right,center or left wings in our political ideologies but one thing is for sure there will not be another leader like Narendra Damodardas Modi in our lifetime who can unite the masses under a single cause. May the lord protect him and our great nation.
Am astounded at the level of participation for a voluntary event without any force. Even a hardcore riot couldnt have achieved this
All this just on words of 1 man. Dont think we will see this leader stature in India in my lifetime at least
Ambar wrote:Watching hundreds of videos and images from every corner of India where people voluntarily put themselves under curfew and came out to their doors,windows,balconies at 5 PM to clap for the health workers, emergency staff, security personnel is both deeply emotional and heart warming .
The most touching video clip I saw was a poor rag picker who was seen clapping standing on the road near a luxurious apartment...