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9th November 2022 (7 Topics)

9th November 2022

QUIZ - 9th November 2022

5 Questions

5 Minutes

Mains Question:

Question: In order to make room for a gigantic construction project that will cause severe and devastating changes to the environment and sociology of the island, large tracts of land and coastal area in the Andaman and Nicobar islands lost their protected status. Comment.

Question Mapping

  • Subject: Environment (GS-III)
    • Sub-topic: Environmental Governance

    Approach:

    The question is of analytical nature.

    • Introduce with geomorphological and strategic significance of A&N islands
    • Mention the development plans proposed for A&N islands
    • Discuss the significance of the development projects
      • Job opportunities for locals
      • Economic Development
      • Connectivity
      • Social Benefits
      • Strategic benefit
    • Describe the impacts of said plans on the ecology and its people
      • Impact turtle and megapode nesting sites
      • Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve and a tribal reserve
      • Undermining international obligations
      • Neglecting tribal rights
    • Suggest required measures
      • Balanced Development
      • Sustainably Developing ANI
    • Conclusion 

    Editorials

    Context:

    • For India, the future of counter-terrorism cooperation appears to be less cooperative, due to a lack of synergy among counter-terror regimes.

    Fight against Terrorism- An unequal campaign:

    • End of “Global War on Terrorism” (GWOT): The war on global terrorism has seemingly ended with the US withdrawing from Afghanistan, after negotiating with the Taliban.
    • India Experience: Maximum India received in terms of global cooperation was placing Pakistan on the grey list by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), but it was cleared last October.
    • Silence over Taliban’s takeover of Kabul: The weak international interaction over this issue demonstrates the lack of cooperation while dealing with “another country’s problem’.
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