7TH JULY 2018 MAINS QUESTIONS BASED ON THE HINDU PRESENTED BY BHARGAVI VARDHAN
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THE TERRORIST ORGANISATIONS ADAPTING TO SETBACKS AND INCREASINGLY USING THE TOOLS OF GLOBALISATION INCLUDING BITCOIN UNENCRYPTED COMMUNICATIONS TO TAKE THEIR FIGHT UNDERGROUND AND RALLY ADHERENTS AROUND THE WORLD. IS THE PRESENT COUNTERTERRORISM ACTION EFFECTIVE O endithou louing States
NATO's role e NATO's work on counter-terrorism focuses on improving awareness of the threat, developing capabilities to prepare and respond, and enhancing engagement with partner countries and other international actors India cooperates with many countries in terms of counterterrorism activity
ALTERNATE CEREALS CAN SAVE WATER. DISCUSS. Crop water requirement which is the product of water required by a crop and the harvested area . Millets also consume less water e among the food crops, millets occupy relatively a lower position in Indian agriculture, they are quite important from the point of food security at regional/household level. Millets can not only grow in poor soil/climatic conditions, due to their short growing season, these can very well fit into multiple cropping systems under irrigated as well as dry land farming; and provide nutritious grain as well as fodder in a short span.
e the small millets can grow from coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh to moderately high altitudes (hilly regions of Uttarakhand and North-Eastern states) is indicative of their wide capacity for adaptation. These crops can withstand variations in moisture, temperature and the type of soils ranging from heavy to sandy infertile lands. Therefore, to ensure food and nutrition security for our masses, it is important to increase the production of these crops and simultaneously revert the control of production, distribution and consumption back to the people. Since many households in dry land/hilly regions depend on millets to meet their food needs, we need to bring them into the food security basket. *
WHAT ARE SOME AGRICULTURAL REFORMS ESSENTIAL FOR MAKING AGRICULTURE PROFITABLE TO ONE AND ALL? (i) increase in productivity of crops. (ii) increase in production of livestock. (ii) improvement in efficiency of input use (cost saving). (iv) increase in crop intensity. (v) diversification towards high value crops (vi) improved price realization by farmers. (vii) shift of cultivators to non-farm jobs.
e It was thought that economic liberalisation would ensure a favourable shift in the terms of trade for agriculture in India, enabling producers to plough back surplus from cultivation to make long-term improvements on land, and raise agricultural productivity and growth rate. Contrary to expectations, there was no noticeable improvement in the terms of trade for agriculture during the reform period. Moreover, decline in capital formation in agriculture, inadequate expenditure orn irrigation and extension services in rural areas, and a dearth of cheap institutional credit, resulted in a slowdown of agricultural growth and heightened livelihood insecurity for a substantial proportion of those dependent on agriculture
Farm incomes are unattractive for a variety of reasons; the absurdity of policies features among them. The overriding objective of price stability, over time, has tilted farm policy in favour of the consumer, the numerically larger vote bank. Trade and price controls are highly restrictive, and mostly anti-farmer. Protection afforded to the inefficient fertilizer industry ensures that input costs are high. er global agricultural prices. Research papers have quantified the degree of anti- agriculture bias in the system. . Farmers' economic viability is rarely the primary consideration, although political rhetoric would suggest otherwise. Increasingly though, incompetence and politics have ensured that policies are failing to serve even consumers.
GS4 INCREASE IN ASSASSINATION OF MEDIA REPORTERS SHOWCASES THE INTOLERANCE IN SOCIETY AND THE SECTARIAN POLITICS. DISCUSS. e Even as there is no outright censorship or governmental interference with press freedom, self-censorship imposes a legitimate threat to plurality of views in national discourse. e Laws should exist not only to protect the space for the media to act independently but also to guard against the co-option of the media by the execufive.
P L Bhargavi
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