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The Outer Space Treaty or the ‘Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies’ is a treaty on which lies the basic foundation and legal framework of international space law. This article covers the basic objectives and the importance of the treaty.
Water stress and scarcity has affected, and will continue to affect, the stability of nations. Water related conflicts arise because it is limited resource and a very vital aspect for any country in the way towards development, it is also necessary for every sector of any economy, human activity including power generation, industrial production and agriculture not only these, it is also source of different resources, and plays a major role in trade via water bodies between countries. An overview of global water scarcity and security challenges is an indicator of profound difficulties and potential flashpoints in future. There are examples of struggles in supplying clean water worldwide, and in the past how water has been both a strategic tool and object of conflict. Water has been an instrument of ethnic and religious conflict as well, and even has presently been used in regional and civil clashes. Trans-boundary water sharing disputes are also a potential danger in several regions of the world and it also stresses from climate change and variability increases the uncertainty of clean water. The potential ways to move positively towards the future and increase international security is anticipating future regions which are likely to engage in conflict over water, cooperation among riparian nations, proper policy and regulatory structures, and even infrastructure solutions. Water is so important; nations cannot afford to fight over it. Instead, water resulted in greater interdependence. By ignoring violence nations have used a rather non violent approach by coming together to jointly manage their shared water resources, countries build trust and prevent conflict. Water can be a negotiating tool, too: it can offer a communication lifeline connecting countries in even in the midst of crisis.
Before “private equity” we have to understand “equity”. So, in simple term equity means “The difference between the value of the asset and the liabilities of something owned. But Private equity consists of investors and funds that make investments directly into private companies. It has more control and influence over operations or asset management to influence their long-term returns. Further, I will explain briefly about this in the following article.
“This is not fog, it's smog” - after watching a beautiful morning in Delhi, this is the reply that a little girl gets when she praises how sunlight comes through fog and how beautiful it looks. This phase is commonly used in day to day life of any person who lives in metro cities like Bangalore, Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and so on; But why though? Why do we need to get comfortable in such an unhealthy environment on the expanse of our well being? Is development really worth all the risk we are taking or is it really worth it on the expense of leaving only skyscrapers for the coming generation? We got beautiful jungles filled with green trees passed down from our ancestors but what we are leaving is ‘concrete jungles’ for our coming generations.
The article talks about the concept of 'Coups' and the many aspects associated to it, such as the reasons why they happen, the history associated with it, and how international influences can make a coup possible.
On 1st February, 2021, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the first ever digital Budget in Lok Sabha. This year’s budget is unique as it has been introduced in the midst of the COVID pandemic. This article serves as a ready-reckoner of the measures introduced for the forthcoming fiscal year.
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Niti Manthan's 2019 Gender Studies Research Intern Suruchi writes about the living conditions of sex workers in India.