Naga peace process

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Internal security related issues.   Context: Members of Parliament, ideologues and activists have called for replacing R.N. Ravi as the interlocutor in the Naga peace process to prevent it from derailing. Ravi is the Governor of Nagaland and has been crossing swords with the extremist Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist …

MLAs forum to check outmigration from Arunachal Pradesh:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.   Context: The MLAs of Arunachal Pradesh representing constituencies bordering Tibetan China have formed a forum to prevent the outmigration of villagers and modify the Border Area Development Programme (BADP) to suit local needs.   Need for …

Logistics agreements and their benefits:

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Logistics agreements Context: India is all set to conclude the bilateral logistics agreement with Russia (the Reciprocal Exchange of Logistics Agreement (RELOS)) soon while the agreement with the U.K. is in the final stages of conclusion.   …

Nipah Virus

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Issues related to Health.   Context: After a gap of over three years, a case of the zoonotic Nipah virus infection has been reported in Kozhikode district of Kerala. What measures are being taken to control the spread of the virus? A contact list of 188 persons, a majority of them …