05 October, 2019 12 Min Read
|GS-I||Origin of Urdu||National and Political Issues|
|GS-II||In search of the Wuhan spirit.||International Relations|
|GS-III||A welcome move, but it’s unlikely to spur demand||Economy|
|Planet Nine||Science and Technology|
GS-I: Origin of Urdu
Recently Punjab University had proposed to merge Department of Urdu language with school of foreign languages to be set up after merging departments of French, Russian, German, Chinese and Tibetan.
The move earned huge criticism and Punjab CM objected to this move of PU and said that Urdu is an Indian language like any other Indian language.
Origin of Urdu Language
How it got developed and flourished and where?
Connection with Deccan India
Source: Indian Express
GS-II : International Relations
GS-II: In search of the Wuhan spirit.
The second informal summit between the leaders of India and China is scheduled to take place in the second week of October.
Choice of Mamallapuram:
Contradictory outlook of the two countries:
China’s domestic scene :
India must ensure that it does not provoke China to the point where it would be inclined to indulge in ‘adventurism’.
“Subduing the enemy without fighting” has been a recurrent theme in Chinese thinking, and while informal summits have their uses, it is imperative not to overlook this aspect.
China’s efforts are likely to be directed towards ‘disruption’, concentrating on disrupting the strategic alliances that India has forged.
Source: THE HINDU
GS-III : Economy
GS-III: A welcome move, but it’s unlikely to spur demand
With the 25 basis points (bps) rate cut, RBI returned to the conventional wisdom of a rate change in multiples of 25bps.
???????Efficacy of rate cuts:
More clarity is needed to crystallize the KYC requirements for off-shore entities as also their tax implications.
In the current context, an only monetary policy rate cut would not work in isolation. It must be complemented by fiscal expansion.
Source: Live Mint
GS-III: Planet Nine.
Planet of tiny black hole?
Primordial black hole
What do we know of Planet Nine so far?
Over the years, scientists have sought to explain several puzzling aspects of the Solar System by attributing these to the influence of Planet Nine.
In a 2016 paper made out a case for Planet Nine’s existence by arguing that it could be responsible for the peculiar alignment of icy objects on the outskirts of the Solar System.
What, then, is the basis of the new suggestion about a black hole?
Can the black hole be found?
Source: Indian Express