06 January 2019: UPSC Exam PIB Summary & Analysis

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Raisina Dialogue


Admiral Christophe Prazuck, Chief of the Naval Staff, French Navy is visiting India from 06 Jan 19 in conjunction with Raisina Dialogue (08-09 Jan 19).

About Raisina Dialogue:

  • Raisina Dialogue is an annual conference held in New Delhi. It is envisioned to be India’s flagship conference of geopolitics and geo-economics.
  • The name of conference comes from Raisina Hill which is the elevation in New Delhi where presidential palace of India, Rashtrapati Bhavan is located.
  • It is premeditated to explore prospects and opportunities for Asian integration and Asia’s integration with the bigger world.
  • It is an asserted on India’s significant role in the Indian Ocean Region and how India could build a stable regional and world order along with its partners.
  • It is organized on the lines of the Shangri-La Dialogue held in Singapore.
  • It is structured as a multi-stakeholder, cross-sectorial conclave, involving policy and decision makers, including cabinet ministers from various Governments, high-level Government officials and policy practitioners, leading personalities from business and industry etc.

About the visit:

  • The visit aims to consolidate bilateral naval relations between India and France, as also to explore new avenues for naval cooperation.
  • A range of issues of mutual interest to both navies, encompassing maritime operations, training, logistics and maintenance would be discussed during these meetings.

Government notifies High-Level committee for implementation of Clause 6 of Assam Accord


  • Government has notified the High Level Committee (HLC) for implementation of Clause 6 of Assam Accord. Committee has been given a broad mandate.
  • It is headed by Shri M.P. Bezbarauah and includes eminent Assamese persons from different fields.
  • The Committee will submit its report within 6 months from the date of notification.
  • The State Government of Assam will provide necessary administrative and logistic support to the Committee.

The Terms of Reference for the Committee are as under:

  • The Committee will examine the effectiveness of actions taken since 1985 to implement Clause 6 of the Assam Accord.
  • The Committee will hold discussions with various stakeholders including social organizations, legal and constitutional experts, eminent persons from the field of art, culture and literature, conservationists, economists, linguists and sociologists.
  • The Committee will assess the appropriate level of reservation of seats in Assam Legislative Assembly and local bodies for the Assamese people.
  • The Committee will also suggest measures to be taken to protect Assamese and other indigenous languages of Assam.
  • The Committee will recommend the appropriate level of reservations in employment under the Government of Assam for the Assamese people.
  • The Committee may suggest any other measures as may be necessary to protect, preserve and promote cultural, social, linguistic identity and heritage of the Assamese people.

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