14 Jan, 2023
24 Min Read
|GS-I||Largest Rare Earth Elements Deposit in Europe||Indian Geography|
|GS-II||Supreme Court Extends the Goals of Article 19||Indian Polity|
|GS-III||ENERGY SECURITY IN INDIA||Economic Issues|
|PT Pointer||Exercise VARUNA||International Relations|
Largest Rare Earth Elements Deposit in Europe
More than a million tonnes of rare earth oxides have recently been found in Northern Sweden by the state-owned mining corporation LKAB.
About the discovery:
What is rare earth mineral ?
A major concern for India:
Source: The Indian Express
Supreme Court Extends the Goals of Article 19
Recently the Supreme Court ruled, that a citizen can seek enforcement of the fundamental right to freedom of speech not just against the state but also extended the ground for seeking these rights against other citizens.
Rights Enforcement Against Private Entities:
Earlier court rulings regarding Article 19:
Article 19: What is it?
Article 19(1) in The Constitution Of India, All citizens shall have the right:
Article 19(2) in The Constitution of India
Nothing in sub-clause (a) of clause (1) shall affect the operation of any existing law, or prevent the State from making any law, in so far as such law imposes reasonable restrictions on the exercise of the right conferred by the said sub-clause
Some fundamental rights, such as those prohibiting untouchability, trafficking, and bonded labor, are explicitly against both the state and other individuals.
Source: The Indian Express
ENERGY SECURITY IN INDIA
Energy security: What is it?
How can we achieve "strategic autonomy" in the energy sector?
What difficulties does India face in terms of its energy security?
Issues with Infrastructure and Skill:
What steps are being made to strengthen energy security?
Other Indo-French Joint Exercises:
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