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UPSC 2020 Exam - NEWS Analysis 6th January

Updated on 15 February 2020
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Updated on 15 February 2020

Vandalism in JNU Campus


According to eyewitness accounts, nearly 100 masked men entered the JNU campus in South Delhi on Sunday, Jan 5, terrorising students, faculty and admin. The vandals attacked students and facaulty alike, injuring 26. 


Eyewitnesses claim the vandals belonged to BJP’s youth wing party, ABVP, ABVP has denied the charge.


Context:


This is the second widespread attack on students in light of the anti-CAA protests, after the police action in Jamia in December. 

The JNU authorities had called in police soon after the attack began. In fact, it is claimed that police was outside the university gate when the miscreants entered the campu, but did not stop them,

The HRD ministry, Delhi government, opposition have all condemned the violence. 


What you should know -


Violence against students and universities (Jamia, JNU) on recent political issues

Anti-CAA and NRC protests

Timeline of anti-CAA protests


Iraq parliament resolves to oust US troops; Trump warns of attacks


The following developments have happened in the last one day to heighten tensions between US &Iran:

- Iraq parliament votes to oust US troops from Iran

- Revokes limitations on uranium enrichment that was put in place by the 2015 Nuclear Agreement with US

- Promises retaliation for killing of General Qassem Soleimani in US drone attack

- NATO ambassadors to meet in Brussels to discuss volatile situation

- Trump says US has identified 52 Iranian sites it would hit in case Tehran attacks

- Rocket attack in Baghdad’s green zone, near US embassy


What you should know -


US-Iran relations

US military presence in middle east

Gulf wars 1 & 2

US drone attacks in recent times



219 infants dead in 2 Gujarat hospitals in December


State-run hospitals in Rajkot and Ahmednagar see 219 deaths of infants in the month of December. Authorities claim they received referrals of sick patients from many, remote far flung areas and that could also be a reason behind severe cases and high fatality.


Context:


The opposition has slammed the government over these deaths. No major cause has been pinpointed for the toll.


What you should know -


Infant Mortality Rate, Maternality Mortality Rate in India

State of healthcare for India

State of healthcare for Gujarat


India condemns Sikh killing in Pak


India has condemned the killing of a Sikh youth in Peshawar. Ravinder Singh, the younger brother of a TV anchor was shot dead by unidentified assailants.


Context:


The violence comes after stone-pelting in Kartarpur at the holy Sikh shrine of Nankana Sahib.

Violent incidents like these against non-Muslim minorities in neighbouring states has been one of the arguements used for CAA by the Indian government.


What you should know -


State of sikhs in Pakistan

Kartarpur violence

Use of CAA for protection to non-Muslim minorities.






All The Best To All The UPSC 2020 Aspirants !



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