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Does possession of wealth scientifically cause increased academic performance? [migrated]

One of the ways of how the popular concept of privilege may manifest in day to day life is of the average 'privileged' group just being richer than those who are not. Example in America: nearly 96.1 ...
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Does reservation based affirmative action really help in reducing inequality?

In India for example, caste and economic based affirmative action is used in political seats, education etc. My question is, have these methods of affirmative action in general (independent of India) ...
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How has demonetization affected India in hindsight?

On 8 November 2016, the Government of India announced the demonetization of all ₹500 and ₹1,000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series. It also announced the issuance of new ₹500 and ₹2,000 banknotes ...
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Why does India continue to be a single country without splitting up into many?

In this post, it was answered that the formation of India was mainly motivated by becoming strong enough to be kicking British. Now, at this point, with no countries going around colonizing others, ...
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What are the risks involved with linking Voter Card with Aadhaar for Indians?

With the passing of THE ELECTION LAWS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2021 in Rajya Sabha on Dec 21, 2021, the new sub-sections were added in section 23 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950, according to ...
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Is India's purchase of Russian weapons a strategy or necessity? [closed]

I know that India has been a traditional customer of Russian weapons. However, they have almost all the options open, like, American, European, Korean, Japanese, Singaporean, etc. Why does India ...
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Why do countries like India donate so many covid-19 vaccines when they have such a large population?

India has a population of more than 1.3 billion people, with about 42% of its population vaccinated. Considering it still, has a long way to go in vaccinations and the potential requirement of a ...
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Is India able to annex full or part of Bangladesh? [closed]

According to some Indian politicians, India should invade Bangladesh. India should invade Bangladesh if the torture of Hindus does not stop West Bengal BJP leader urges Narendra Modi to take steps to ...
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Can Government Emblems be used by non-governmental entities such as PM cares fund?

This question is regarding an earlier question: Why is "PMO Cares" in India not under Right to Information? The accepted answer was that since PM cares fund is not itself a government entity,...
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How do India and Pakistan justify wanting the whole of Kashmir?

If you ask any Indian or Pakistani citizen, most would say that British rule was a cruel thing, and that freedom was inevitable. Now, if you look at the Kashmir situation, even though India have "...
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Why is India diverting its resources to build its second mission to Mars?

The only gain I can think of for going to Mars is that it will bring glory based on the achievement. Are there any tangible benefits for India going to Mars with respect to common people? Note: ...
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What is Uniform Civil Code?

India wants to bring Uniform Civil Code into the country. Current Narendra Modi Government has mentioned in their manifesto as well for the implementation for the UCC. One of the state in Goa has ...
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What are the obstacles to the Modi Government implementing "One Nation One Election"?

Prime minister of Republic of India Narendra Modi has emphasized on multiple occasions for the need of "One Nation One Election" Programme. In India some kind of election is always happening ...
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Is there any reference which tells media/government of Pakistan or India don't show actual facts whenever there are ceasefire violations on LOC? [closed]

Every time I read any Indian newspaper or online news about ceasefire violation on LOC (Line of Control), I read "Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and Indian troops responded accordingly&...
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Does the US policy towards 5 smaller countries in South Asia depend on the final say of India?

according to the following link: Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs The Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, headed by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Dean Thompson, deals with U.S....
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What was the USA's response to Indian intervention in Sri Lankan civil war?

Indian intervention in the Sri Lankan Civil War Did the USA see this intervention favorably, Or, did the USA didn't care about whatever India was doing in Sri Lanka (as if Sri Lanka was not a very ...
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For what reasons, doesn't the West push for the inclusion of India as a member of United Nations Security Council?

For what reasons, doesn't the West push for the inclusion of India as a member of United Nations Security Council? India is more powerful than France or Britain and India is against China and pro-West ...
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Why was the Telangana Legislative Council able to come to existence but not the ones of Assam or Rajasthan?

From this article, The Assam Assembly in 2010 and the Rajasthan Assembly in 2012 passed resolutions for setting up a Legislative Council in their respective states. Both Bills are pending in Rajya ...
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I have come across the term Presidency in a number of cases in India. What does this mean?

In my country(India) I have come across a number of times when the word Presidency is used. How is Presidency related to India that way? Like we had Presidency banks, Presidency University etc. What ...
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Why is Pondicherry divided into so many names and exists in so many states?

In Tamil Nadu it is called Punducheery. Yanam is in Andhra Pradesh and again I guess there is another territory where it exists. A slightly detailed insight into this will be most welcome.
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Why do Pakistani and Bangladeshi Hindus frequently move across the borders but Indian Dalit Hindus don't?

There is a notion in the media that because of persecution, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Afghan Hindu/Sikh minorities migrate to India to seek Indian citizenship. Why Pakistani Hindus leave their ...
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Why doesn't India mass-produce COVID-19 vaccines?

I read (mirror): [January 5, 2021] India has one of the largest vaccine manufacturing capacities in the world (including the largest vaccine producer - Serum Institute of India) and has secured ...
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Why don’t China and India open at least one border crossing?

China and India are well know for their border dispute but at the same time it appears that not all of their border is disputed: So why not open some road/rail crossings along the parts of the border ...
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What is the role of the Kaladan project?

The Kaladan project it seems is the one of the wonders taking place. However I really do not understand what is the point connect Myanmar with India for a route that will connect the main Indian ...
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Why does the Executive make (promulgate) laws? The laws should be made by the legislative

The Executive, as its name suggests, should be working for the execution and in the Polity, I think, it would be executing the laws. The laws are made (or consented, if you like) by the legislative (...
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Why is the USA so much concerned about the human rights violations in Xinjiang, but less so about Kashmir?

Kashmir is a disputed territory between India and Pakistan. Xinjiang is controlled by China (it might be worth noting that India also claims ownership, but has no power there). Kashmiris want ...
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What does India not being a member to the 1951 Refugee Convention mean?

What does India not being a party to the protocol mean in the context of legal documents pertaining to refugee protection. A slightly detailed insight to this is most welcome. https://www.unhcr.org/...
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Why did they bring back paper ballots in the 2021 Andhra Pradesh local elections?

In this video, CBI Ex JD Laxmi Narayana says they brought back paper ballots in the 2021 Andhra Pradesh local elections. This is a translation of his words: He saying they introduced ballot box again,...
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Is it legal to talk about former Chief Justice of India (CJI) in the Parliament of India?

On 8 February 2021, Mahua Moitra said the following in her speech in Lok Sabha during the discussion on motion of thanks on the President's address: The sacred cow that was the judiciary is no longer ...
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Why are India and Bangladesh not members of ASEAN?

Myanmar is an ASEAN member. India and Bangladesh are bordering countries of Myanmar. Why are India and Bangladesh not members of ASEAN? Also, what happened to East Timor and Papua New Guinea?
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Why does Myanmar have significantly more trouble with democratic stability and its ethnicities than India?

Background Both Myanmar and India have numerous ethnic groups within their societies. India has countless numbers of ethnic groups within their society, and they manage to have a stable democracy. ...
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Why is India known as the largest democratic nation? [duplicate]

Why only India is regarded as the largest democracy, why not the USA or the European Union?
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Does the BJP government have any internal connections with big corporations?

Indian farmers are protesting on the streets for the last few months to tell the government to revoke the three new farming laws which they say will leave them at the mercy of giant corporations. ...
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Do Indian farmers have the equivalent of a political lobby?

There are many accusations going around about the recent laws regarding agriculture in India. In particular that these laws are heavily influenced by corporate interests. But it seems to me that, ...
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Why is Pakistan eager to strengthen bilateral ties with Bangladesh?

Delhi distracted, Pakistan at play This Indian newspaper says that Pakistan is taking advantage of India's distractedness and trying to strengthen ties with Bangladesh. However, this doesn't make ...
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Why was the Union Budget presented in the Lok Sabha (lower house) instead of the Rajya Sabha (upper house)?

Why was the Union Budget presented in the Lok Sabha (lower house) instead of the Rajya Sabha (upper house)? Recently The Union Budget of India for 2021–2022 was presented by the Finance Minister, ...
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Why has Narendra Modi's approval rating remained high despite massive protests by Indian farmers?

I read a news article today about large protests in multiple cities by Indian farmers. The protesters are responding to a recent law that they view as providing handouts to large agricultural ...
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How do countries justify their missile programs?

I will use India as an example. India seems to have only two real enemies: China and Pakistan. The longest range missiles India would need to launch an attack on China should be roughly around 5000 km ...
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Why was there a man holding an Indian Flag during the insurrection at the US Capitol?

Why was there a man holding an Indian Flag during the insurrection at the US Capitol? Is there any connection between Indians and Trump supporters? Both India and the U.S are democratic counties.
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Are Indian farm acts anti-environment?

My only focused question: Are Indian farm acts, which were and are in news, anti-environment? For those willing to read why I am asking, read it below. It is incomplete research. A. Environmentalists ...
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Why did Imran Khan avoid the most obvious answer? [closed]

Watch the following video from 16:16 : Pakistan's PM: Our economic future is now linked to China The anchor asks the following question: Don't you see that Pakistan itself should understand that ...
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Why is India purchasing S-400 rather than the US made missiles?

Purchasing Russian missiles have risks of inviting US sanctions. Since India is officially a US ally, Why is India purchasing S-400 rather than the US-made missiles (Patriot or David's Sling or THAAD)?...
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Why is there different policies from the USA for Turkey vs Greece/ India? [closed]

Russian S-300s used by 3 NATO member countries According to the above link, the Russian S-300 missile defense system is being used by three NATO countries: Greece, Bulgaria, and Slovakia. the USA ‘...
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What are the law changes farmers in India are protesting about

Currently farmers in India are protesting some law changes related to farming. Since Punjab is primarily agricultural, the changes are disproportionately affecting Sikhs which has lead to widespread ...
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Why does the new US president have to wait a few days to take the oath? [duplicate]

Recently, an election took place in the Indian state, Bihar. Where JD(U), in alliance with NDA won their elections. Nitish Kumar took his oath as CM within 2 days of the results. Why is it different ...
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Shared Sovereignty vs Indivisible Sovereignty

I came across these two words, "Shared Sovereignty" and "Indivisible Sovereignty" in the book I was reading: From Plassey to Partition and After A History of Modern India. I will ...
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What is the reason behind the USA's favorable response to India?

The USA was never seen complaining about India's intervention in the annexation of Hyderabad (1948), the Sri Lankan civil war (1987), and interference in the domestic politics of Bangladesh (1971 and ...
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What is the USA and EU's official position on Kulbhushan Jadhav? [closed]

WHO IS KULBHUSHAN JADHAV Kulbhushan Jadhav is an Indian national who is on the death row in Pakistan. He is accused of carrying out espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan at the behest of ...
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Has India ever threatened Bangladesh 'officially' with military invasion?

Why Bangladesh feared Indian invasion after the 1975 coup The following are two examples of Indian politicians threatening Bangladesh with invasion: India should invade Bangladesh if the torture of ...
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What are points for and against the three Farm Bills passed by Indian parliament recently? [duplicate]

The Indian Parliament has passed three related Farm Bills recently, and there are mixed opinions regarding these bills. Why are there mixed reactions regarding these? What are the arguments for and ...

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