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21st May 2022

QUIZ - 21st May 2022

5 Questions

5 Minutes

Mains Question:

Q1. The US’s new strategy for the Indo-Pacific identifies strengthened US-India cooperation as a key line of effort. Given India’s close relationships with US, how do you anticipate this new strategy? (150 words)

Approach

  • Introduction - brief about the new strategy (Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF))
  • Important components of the framework
    • fair and resilient trade, supply chain resilience
    • infrastructure and decarbonization
    • tax and anticorruption
  • Stakeholder involved (issues related to China)
  • India’s stand,
  • Analyse its pros and cons from India’s perspective
  • Likely impacts on global trade
  • Conclude accordingly

Editorials

On May 10, 2022, a two-judge bench of the Delhi High Court gave a split ruling on marital rape, thus ensuring a future hearing in the Supreme Court. The legal battles will, of course, continue but this may nevertheless be a good moment to examine the issues that lie behind it.

Provisions for Marital Rape:

  • Section 375 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) defines the term rape as, any form of sexual assault involving non-consensual intercourse with a woman.
  • Exception 2 to Section 375, provides a non-criminal status to sexual intercourse without the consent of the wife and immunizes such actions of the husband.
  • The concept of marital rape is the epitome of ‘implied consent’, marital relation between a man and a woman implies to have consented sexual intercourse from both the sides.
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