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Are there any country appoint sportperson to final police rank like this?

In India, UPSC aspirants qualify IAS exam, get ASP rank and go on to final DGP post: list here But here Hima Das, just a sportperson gets DSP rank. Are there any country appoint sportperson to police ...
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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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Why does Modi administration want SIM cards to be linked to Aadhaar card?

Why does Modi administration want SIM cards to be linked to Aadhaar card, especially when "mobile theft" is a big business in India ?
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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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What will happen to MLAs who were missing for the Karnataka CM HD floor test?

On the floor test day BJP garnered 105 votes of the required 103 since only 205 MLAs (Members of the Legislative Assembly), out of the full capacity of 222 MLAs, were present on the floor. What will ...
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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 protests at the US Capitol?

Why was there a man holding an Indian Flag during the protests 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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Is Pakistan controlled Kashmir (AJK) an independent state?

There are two parts of Kashmir, one is Azad Jammu and Kashmir also called Pakistan controlled Kashmir and another is Indian controlled Kashmir. Pakistan controlled Kashmir (Azad Jammu and Kashmir) ...
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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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Lying in election affidavits

The former education minister of India, Smriti Irani has been caught lying in her previous election affidavits about her educational qualifications. She had at times, claimed to be a Yale graduate, a ...
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Investigative power government to media & private investigative agencies

A particular state in India faces public opinion of alleged corruption in working together with Police in commission of crime in film industry and widespread indifference to illegal drug trafficking. ...
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Do feminists oppose sex-selective abortion?

It is well known that the human sex ratio (men/women) is high in India and China due to gender-based abortion and infanticide (e.g. India and China). Under certain interpretations of the word, this ...
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Why did India ban PUBG if it is Korean app?

Why did India ban PUBG if it is a non-Chinese app? Wikipedia reads PUBG (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds) is Korean app.
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Why is China blocking the ban on the terrorist Masood Azhar?

As per the today's latest update, China blocks Masood Azhar's listing as global terrorist for the fourth time. This guy is accountable for number of attacks and loss of lives. Apart from that there ...
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What are Russia's views on nuclear proliferation in South Asia?

I am going to attend a Mock UN session soon, so any fast answers optionally with sources would be amazing. South Asia has been a region of conflict since a long time, but things are heating up a lot. ...
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Are GCC countries dependent on India in any way?

In the past, India was the largest source of revenue in Gulf countries in the form of pilgrimage. When oil was discovered, they turned the table. Millions of Indians migrated to GCC countries, and ...
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How can India keep a balance of relationship with both Russia and the USA after signing 4 pacts with the USA? [closed]

Historically India has very good relationships with USSR/Russia. India uses a lot of Soviet/Russian weapons, aircraft, ships, and sub-systems. In recent years, India decided to shed its non-aligned ...
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Why is Donald Trump trying to sway the Indian-American voters in his favour for the upcoming Presidential Election? [closed]

Donald Trump has been for months, continuously advocating for India and speaking in favor of Indians. Why is this so as the Indian diaspora constitutes merely 1% percent of the US population and they ...
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Why has India suddenly decided to change its non-aligned posture?

Historically India had been a non-aligned country. It had been convenient for India. For instance, India managed to purchase weapons from major weapons suppliers while distancing itself from American ...
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India and China's trade future with Iran

Please give specific answers rather than trivial ones. As Donald Trump has warned to impose sanctions on all countries trading petroleum resources with Iran, what is the present trade scenario of ...
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Has there been a movement to make US judicial appointments apolitical?

The judicial system in India and some other countries is independent of politics in the sense that it is not the party in power that influences who will be a Supreme Court judge, but judges among ...
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Why does India say that Kashmir is its integral part 'atoot ang' but then refuse to talk about Kashmir on an international level?

India has claimed that Kashmir is its integral part but then refuses to discuss it in international forums (the latest 'Kashmir is an internal issue' by Sushma Maharaj at the OIC). If Kashmir is ...
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Why has China suddenly decided to station troops in the disputed Ladakh / Aksai Chin region?

The northeastern part of India known as Ladakh in India and Aksai Chin in China is a disputed territory between India and China. There is no international border between India and China in that region,...
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Is China still in control of the Galwan Valley in Ladakh?

In the beginning, I read that China encroached 60sqkm land inside India near the border. Then they killed 20 Indian soldiers. Then Indian PM declared that China never occupied any land. Now, I see ...
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Why don't the USA and India invest around the world as China does? [closed]

I heard on many occasions the political commentators from countries like US, India, Australia etc. accusing China of predatory investment practices called the Debt Trap Diplomacy. One solution to ...
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Is there any Indian lobbyist group in North America?

Is there any Indian lobbyist group like Israeli or Saudi lobby in North America in general and in the USA in particular?
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If India imposes similar measures as the USA against China, what would be China's options? [closed]

India is a huge market for Chinese products. Recently, India imposed bans on 59 Chinese mobile apps. Even though Chinese investments are deeply entrenched in India, India is mulling on restricting the ...
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Why is “PMO Cares” in India not under Right to Information?

Why is PM Cares fund not under the purview of right to information yet being managed by the prime minister's office (PMO). Does the prime minister of India have the option to not answer RTI? During ...
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How does the state government's organizational structure chart look like in India? [closed]

Need to understand the categories and positions like a flow chart from Chief minister to the low-level cadre of the Government in India. I searched for it in Google but nowhere found it.
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Does Pakistan play a disproportionate role in Indian elections compared to the role India plays in Pakistani elections?

This question is inspired by this tweet, by the NYT South Asia correspondent Maria Abi-Habib: I'm always surprised by how big a role Pakistan plays in Indian elections. The BJP is now making Delhi ...
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How has India become the primary source for Hydroxychloroquine?

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, suddenly India seems to have become relied upon as the world's primary producer of the drug Hydroxychloroquine, promoted by Donald Trump as a potential means of ...
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Having problem in grasping a feature of Directive Principle of State Policy

I am reading 'Indian Polity' by M Laxmikanth, chapter on 'Directive Principles of State Policy'. Please explain the following Stanza with help of an example "The Supreme court has ruled many a times ...
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Why didn't India stop incoming flights in early Feb 2020 to prevent COVID-19 infections?

Everyone agrees that COVID-19 did not originate in India and came from international travellers. Why didn't India ban incoming flights in early Feb 2020 till the virus problem is over ? Is there any ...
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Why has COVID-19 affected less people in India than in the USA? [closed]

Both countries have declared a lockdown. So what went wrong in the USA? Why has COVID-19 affected less people in India that in the USA?
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What were the scheduled districts under the British Raj in India? What was their purpose?

I am reading 'Indian Polity' by M Laxmikanth, chapter on 'Union Territories'. The author says, During the British Rule, certain areas were constituted as scheduled districts in 1874. Later they ...

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