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कोविड 19 वैक्सीन पर निबंध

कोविड 19 वैक्सीन पर निबंध –

Introduction : 

भारत सरकार ने एस्ट्रा-ज़ेनेका और भारत बायोटेक द्वारा विकसित कोविशिल्ड और कोवाक्सिन नाम के कोविड -19 टीकों को मंजूरी दे दी है। इसे देखते हुए हमारे पीएम मोदी जी ने 16 जनवरी, 2021 को कोविड -19 टीकाकरण अभियान की शुरुआत की, जो हर साल लाखों लोगों की जान बचा सकता है। यह पूरे देश में लागू होने वाला दुनिया का सबसे बड़ा टीकाकरण कार्यक्रम है। इस कार्यक्रम के शुभारंभ के दौरान सभी राज्यों और केंद्र शासित प्रदेशों में इसके लिए कुल 3006 टीकाकरण केंद्र बनाए गए हैं । हालाँकि भारत में सम्पूर्ण रूप से टीकाकरण करने की आवश्यकता नहीं है, लेकिन इसके लिए कम से कम 30 से 40% लोगों का टीकाकरण करने की आवस्यकता होगी ।

  • वैक्सीन हमारे शरीर को किसी बीमारी, वायरस या संक्रमण से लड़ने के लिए तैयार करती है. वैक्सीन में किसी जीव के कुछ कमज़ोर या निष्क्रिय अंश होते हैं जो बीमारी का कारण बनते हैं. ये शरीर के ‘इम्यून सिस्टम’ यानी प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली को संक्रमण की पहचान करने के लिए प्रेरित करते हैं और उनके ख़िलाफ़ शरीर में एंटीबॉडी बनाते हैं जो बाहरी हमले से लड़ने में हमारे शरीर की मदद करती हैं.
  • वैक्सीन लगने का नकारात्मक असर कम ही लोगों पर होता है, लेकिन कुछ लोगों को इसके साइड इफ़ेक्ट्स का सामना करना पड़ सकता है. हल्का बुख़ार या ख़ारिश होना, इससे सामान्य दुष्प्रभाव हैं. वैक्सीन लगने के कुछ वक़्त बाद ही हम उस बीमारी से लड़ने की इम्यूनिटी विकसित कर लेते हैं.
  • अमेरिका के सेंटर ऑफ़ डिज़ीज़ कंट्रोल एंड प्रिवेंशन (सीडीसी) का कहना है कि वैक्सीन बहुत ज़्यादा शक्तिशाली होती हैं क्योंकि ये अधिकांश दवाओं के विपरीत, किसी बीमारी का इलाज नहीं करतीं, बल्कि उन्हें होने से रोकती हैं.
  • भारत में दो टीके तैयार किए गए हैं. एक का नाम है कोविशील्ड जिसे एस्ट्राज़ेनेका और ऑक्सफ़र्ड यूनिवर्सिटी के वैज्ञानिकों ने तैयार किया और सीरम इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ़ इंडिया ने इसका उत्पादन किया और दूसरा टीका है भारतीय कंपनी भारत बायोटेक द्वारा बनाया गया कोवैक्सीन.
  • रूस ने अपनी ही कोरोना वैक्सीन तैयार की है जिसका नाम है ‘स्पूतनिक-V’ और इसे वायरस के वर्ज़न में थोड़ बदलाव लाकर तैयार किया गया. इस वैक्सीन को भारत में इस्तेमाल की अनुमति मिल चुकी है. मॉडर्ना वैक्सीन को भी भारत में इस्तेमाल की मंज़ूरी मिल चुकी है. 
  • विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन का अनुमान है कि संक्रमण को रोकने के लिए कम से कम 65-70 प्रतिशत लोगों को वैक्सीन लगानी होगी, जिसका मतलब है कि ज़्यादा से ज़्यादा लोगों को टीका लगवाने के लिए प्रेरित करना होगा.
  • कोरोना वायरस महामारी ने दुनिया भर में न सिर्फ करोड़ों लोगों की सेहत को प्रभाव किया है बल्कि समाज के सभी वर्गों में डिप्रेशन, तनाव का कारण भी बनी है. कोविड वैक्सीन लगवाने से एक स्पष्ट और आश्चर्यजनक फायदा मिलता है. ये आपको गंभीर रूप से बीमारी या वायरस की चपेट में आने पर मौत से बचाती है ये अपने आप में खुद हैरतअंगज फायदा है.
  • शोधकर्ताओं का कहना है कि टीकाकरण करानेवाले लोगों को मानसिक स्वास्थ्य मेंमहत्वपूर्ण सुधार का भी अनुभव हो सकता है. यूनिवर्सिटी ऑफ साउदर्न यूनिवर्सिटी के शोधकर्ताओं ने कहा कि वैक्सीन संभावित तौर पर मानसिक स्वास्थ्य को फायदा पहुंचा सकती है.
  • प्लोस पत्रिका में प्रकाशित रिसर्च का मकसद ये मूल्यांकन करना था कि वैक्सीन का पहला डोज लगवाने से मानसिक परेशानी में कम समय के लिए क्या प्रभाव पड़ते हैं. 
  • शोधकर्ताओं ने 8 हजार व्यस्को के मानसिक स्वास्थ्य का विश्लेषण रिसर्च के तौर पर 1 मार्च 2020 और 31 मार्च 2021 के बीच किया. रिसर्च में टीकाकरण से संक्षिप्त समय के लिए सीधे प्रभाव का खुलासा हुआ.
  • महत्वपूर्ण बात ये है कि रिसर्च ने टीकाकरण कराने के सरकारात्मक प्रभाव में इजाफा किया. शोधकर्ताओं ने बताया कि हम प्रमाणित करते हैं कि कैसे दिमागी सेहत की परेशानी टीकाकरण करानेवाले और वैक्सीन नहीं लगवानेवालों के बीच अलग हो गई. आर्थिक अनिश्चितता और कोविड-19 से जुड़ी सेहत के जोखिम के बीच तुलना करने पर हमें दिमागी सेहत पर टीकाकरण के कम समय के प्रभाव मालूम हुए. 
  • कोविड-19 वैक्सीन से स्वास्थ्य के जोखिम को कम करने, आर्थिक और सामाजिक नतीजे सुधारने की उम्मीद की जाती है, जिसके बाद दिमागी सेहत के लिए संभावित लाभ होंगे.  डॉक्टर एचके महाजन ने कहा, “कोरोना महामारी ने रोजगार, आय और सेहत समेत लोगों की जिंदगी के कई पहलुओं को प्रभावित किया है.
  • इस वायरल बीमारी के मानसिक पहलू मनोवैज्ञानिक तनाव, चिंता, डिप्रेशन, सामाजिक अलगाव और खुदकुशी के विचार तक सीमित नहीं हैं.” उन्होंने आगे बताया, “बड़े पैमाने पर टीकाकरण ने हर्ड इम्यूनिटी बढ़ाने, लोगों के बीच चिंता कम करने में बड़ा योगदान दिया.
  • उसने आजीविका गंवाने वालों की दोबारा रोजगार के पहलू को भी बढ़ाया. 
  • टीकाकरण के गंभीर संक्रमण से सुरक्षा पर जागरुकता फैलने से लोग कोरोना से पहले की स्थिति में धीरे-धीरे लौट रहे हैं. इस तरह ये दिमागी सेहत के मुद्दे जैसे चिंता, डिप्रेशन दूर करने में मदद कर रहा है.”

Conclusion : 

वैक्सीन को चरणबद्ध तरीके से लोगो को उपलब्ध कराया जाएगा। इसके पहले चरण में, सरकारी और निजी दोनों क्षेत्रों में डॉक्टर, नर्स और अन्य चिकित्सा कर्मचारियों एवं स्वास्थ्य कर्मियों का टीकारण किया जाएगा। क्योंकि वे उन लोगों के निकट संपर्क में होते हैं जो कोविड -19 से संक्रमित हैं। फिर इसे पुलिस, सशस्त्र बलों, नगरपालिका कर्मचारियों और अन्य विभागीय कर्मचारियों को प्रदान किया जाएगा। तीसरे चरण में, 50 वर्ष से अधिक आयु के लोग और वे लोग जिन्हें मधुमेह, उच्च रक्तचाप है या जिन्होंने अंग प्रत्यारोपण कराया है, ऐसे लोगो का टीकाकरण किया जाएगा। उसके बाद, स्वस्थ वयस्कों, किशोरों और बच्चों का टीकाकरण किया जाएगा। 

केंद्र सरकार स्वास्थ्यकर्मियों और अग्रिम कर्मियों पर टीकाकरण का खर्च खुद से वहन करेगी । टीकाकरण की प्रक्रिया को आसान बनाने के लिए, सरकार ने CoWIN नामक एक एप्लिकेशन भी विकसित की है, जो कोविड -19 वैक्सीन लाभार्थियों के लिए  वैक्सीन स्टॉक, भंडारण और व्यक्तिगत ट्रैकिंग की सम्पूर्ण जानकारी प्रदान करने में मददगार साबित हो रही है। कोविड -19 के लिए टीकाकरण भारत में स्वैच्छिक है। यह लोगों को इस बीमारी से बचाने का एक सुरक्षित और प्रभावी तरीका है। टीके हमारे शरीर की प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली के साथ काम करके बीमारियों के जोखिम को कम करते हैं।

कोरोना महामारी में जीवन 

Introduction : 

कोरोना महामारी ने हमारे दैनिक जीवन को पूरी बदल कर रख दिया है। इस महामारी के कारण लाखो लोग बुरी तरह से प्रभावित हुए है, जो या तो बीमार हैं या इस बीमारी के फैलने के कारण मारे जा रहे हैं। इस वायरल संक्रमण के सबसे आम लक्षण बुखार, सर्दी, खांसी, हड्डियों में दर्द और सांस लेने में समस्या है। यह, पहली बार लोगों को प्रभावित करने वाला एक नया वायरल रोग होने के कारण, अभी तक इसकी वैक्सीन उपलब्ध नहीं हो सकी हैं। इसलिए अतिरिक्त सावधानी बरतने पर जोर दिया जाना बहुत जरुरी है, जैसे कि स्वच्छता, नियमित रूप से हाथ धोना, सामाजिक दूरी और मास्क पहनना आदि।

विभिन्न उद्योग और व्यापारिक क्षेत्र इस महामारी के कारण प्रभावित हुए हैं जिनमें फार्मास्यूटिकल्स उद्योग, बिजली क्षेत्र और पर्यटन शामिल हैं। यह वायरस नागरिकों के दैनिक जीवन के साथ-साथ वैश्विक अर्थव्यवस्था पर भी भारी प्रभाव डाल रहा है।

एक देश से दूसरे देश की यात्रा करने पर प्रतिबंध है। यात्रा के दौरान, कोरोना मामलों की संख्या बढ़ते हुए देखी गयी है जब परीक्षण किया गया, खासकर जब वे अंतरराष्ट्रीय दौरे से लौट रहे हों।

  • कोरोना वायरस ने भारत की शिक्षा को प्रभावित किया है। फिलहाल मार्च महीने से लॉकडाउन की वजह से विद्यालय बंद कर दिए गए है। सरकार ने अस्थायी रूप से स्कूलों और कॉलेजों को बंद कर दिया।
  • शिक्षा क्षेत्रों के लिए महत्वपूर्ण समय है क्यों कि इस अवधि के दौरान प्रतियोगी परीक्षाओं के प्रवेश परीक्षा आयोजित की जाती है। इसके साथ बोर्ड परीक्षाओं और नर्सरी स्कूल प्रवेश इत्यादि सब रुक गए है।
  • शिक्षा संस्थानों के बंद होने का कारण दुनिया भर में लगभग 600  मिलियन शिक्षार्थियों को प्रभावित करने की आशंका जातायी जा रही है।
  • ऑनलाइन क्लासेस के ज़रिये विद्यार्थी इस प्रकार के अनोखे शिक्षा प्रणाली को समझ पाए है। लॉकडाउन के दुष्प्रभाव को ऑनलाइन शिक्षा पद्धति से कम कर दिया है।
  • केंद्र सरकार ने शिक्षा प्रणाली को विकसित करने हेतु पहले साल की तुलना में इस साल व्यय अधिक किया है ताकि कोरोना संकटकाल के नकारात्मक प्रभाव शिक्षा पर न पड़े। सीबीएसई ने विशेष टोल फ्री नंबर लागू किया है जिसके माध्यम से विद्यार्थी घर पर रहकर अधिकारयों से मदद ले सकते है।
  • बारहवीं कक्षा के विषय संबंधित पुस्तकें ऑनलाइन जारी की गयी है ताकि बच्चो की शिक्षा में बिलकुल बाधा न आये।
  • लॉक डाउन में कुछ बच्चे शिक्षा को लेकर ज़्यादा गंभीर नहीं रहे, वह सोशल मीडिया में चैट मोबाइल में गेम्स खेलते है और अपने कीमती समय को बर्बाद कर रहे थे।
  • अभी माता -पिता की यह जिम्मेदारी है कि लॉकडाउन में भी बच्चे घर पर अनुशासन का पालन करे और ऑनलाइन शिक्षा को गम्भीरतापूर्वक ले और खाली समय में ऑनलाइन एनिमेटेड शिक्षा संबंधित वीडियोस और विभिन्न ऑनलाइन वर्कशीट्स के प्रश्नो को हल करें।
  • कोविड-19 की महामारी ने आज समूचे विश्व की अर्थव्यवस्था, शैक्षिक व्यवस्था तथा सामाजिक स्तर को अत्यंत प्रभावित किया है।
  • कोरोना वायरस ने पुरे विश्व केशक्तिशाली देशों को घुटनो पर लाकर रख दिया है। सारे देश मिलकर कोरोना वायरस से मुक्ति पाने में जुटी है और डॉक्टर्स ,नर्सेज एकजुट होकर लड़ रहे है। उनकी जितनी भी सराहना की जाए कम होगी।
  • नरेंद्र मोदी जी ने कोरोना वायरस से लड़ने के लिए कठोर कदम उठाये है जो हमारे देश की भलाई के लिए है और हम सभी को एक भारतीय होने के नाते इस कठोर समय में उनका साथ देना चाहिए ताकि हम देश को रोगमुक्त कर सके। ऐसा करने पर जल्द ही ज़िन्दगी फिर से वापस पटरी पर आ जाएगी। कोरोना वायरस के खिलाफ यह महायुद्ध तब तक जारी रहेगा जब तक हम इस वायरस को जड़ से ख़त्म ने करे।
  • एयरपोर्ट पर यात्रियों की स्क्रीनिंग हो या फिर लैब में लोगों की जांच, सरकार ने कोरोना वायरस से निपटने के लिए कई तरह की तैयारी की है। इसके अलावा किसी भी तरह की अफवाह से बचने, खुद की सुरक्षा के लिए कुछ निर्देश जारी किए हैं जिससे कि कोरोना वायरस से निपटा जा सकता है।
  • कोरोनावायरस से बचाव के लिए वर्तमान में कोवैक्सीन तथा कोवीशील्ड नामक दो टीके लगाए जाना शुरू हो चुके है। एक्सपर्ट्स के अनुसार दोनों ही टीके सुरक्षित है। इस वैक्सीन की दो डोज निश्चित समय के अंतराल पर दी जाती है। अभी यह वैक्सीन आयु के अनुसार देश में लगाई जा रही है।

Conclusion : 

लॉकडाउन ने प्रवासी श्रमिकों को भी प्रभावित किया है, जिनमें से कई उद्योगों को बंद करने के कारण अपनी नौकरी खो चुके हैं और सरकार ने प्रवासियों के लिए राहत उपायों की घोषणा भी की ताकि वे अपने अपने घर वापस लौट सके। सभी सरकारें, स्वास्थ्य संगठन और अन्य प्राधिकरण लगातार कोरोना से प्रभावित मामलों की पहचान करने पर ध्यान केंद्रित कर रहे हैं। डॉक्टर और सम्बंधित अधिकारी इन दिनों स्वास्थ्य सेवा की गुणवत्ता को बनाए रखने में बहुत कठिनाइयों का सामना कर रहे हैं।

कोरोना वायरस का वैश्विक अर्थव्यवस्था पर प्रभाव

Introduction :

कोरोनावायरस (COVID-19) एक संक्रामक रोग है जो कोरोनावायरस के कारण होता है। इसकी शुरुआत पहली बार दिसंबर 2019 में चीन के वुहान शहर से हुई। डब्ल्यूएचओ ने 30 जनवरी को कोरोनवायरस को अंतरराष्ट्रीय चिंता का सार्वजनिक स्वास्थ्य आपातकाल घोषित किया है। कोरोनावायरस न केवल लोगों के स्वास्थ्य को प्रभावित कर रहा है बल्कि दुनिया के सभी देशों की अर्थव्यवस्थाओं को भी प्रभावित कर रहा है।

विश्व व्यापार संगठन के अनुसार, व्यापार के मामले में, चीन दुनिया का सबसे बड़ा निर्यातक और दूसरा सबसे बड़ा आयातक है। विश्व के निर्यात का 13% और आयात का 11% केवल चीन से होता है। दुनिया के कई उद्योग अपने कच्चे माल के लिए चीन पर निर्भर हैं। पुरे विश्व में खरीदी जाने वाली लगभग एक तिहाई मशीनरी चीन से आती है, इसलिए कोरोनवायरस ने वैश्विक आपूर्ति पर प्रतिकूल प्रभाव डाला है।

चीन में कई कारखाने अब बंद हो गए हैं, निर्भर कंपनियों के लिए उत्पादन भी बंद हो गया है। उत्पादन में मंदी के कारण खपत में भी गिरावट आई है और इस तरह से दुनिया की अर्थव्यवस्थाओं पर असर पड़ रहा है। कोरोनोवायरस फैलने के कारण लोगों की आवाजाही पर प्रतिबंध के कारण पर्यटन उद्योग को भी भारी नुकसान उठाना पड़ रहा है।

कोरोना वायरस का आयात पर प्रभाव

  • इस वायरस से हवाई यात्रा, शेयर बाज़ार, वैश्विक आपूर्ति शृंखलाओं सहित लगभग सभी क्षेत्र प्रभावित हो रहे हैं।
  • यह वायरस अमेरिकी अर्थव्यवस्था को बुरी तरह प्रभावित कर सकता है, जबकि इसके कारण चीनी अर्थव्यवस्था पहले से ही मुश्किल स्थिति में है।
  • इन दो अर्थव्यवस्थाओं, जिन्हें वैश्विक आर्थिक इंजन के रूप में जाना जाता है, संपूर्ण वैश्विक अर्थव्यवस्था में सुस्ती तथा आगे जाकर मंदी का कारण बन सकता है।
  • निवेशकों के बाज़ारों से बाहर निकलने के कारण शेयर बाज़ार सूचकांक में लगातार गिरावट आई है। लोग बड़ी राशि को अपेक्षाकृत सुरक्षित क्षेत्र यथा- ‘सरकारी बाॅण्ड’ में लगा रहे हैं जिससे कीमतों में तेज़ी तथा उत्पादकता में कमी देखी गई है।
  • अमेरिकी बाज़ार में वर्ष 2008 के वैश्विक वित्तीय संकट के बाद सबसे खराब अनुभव हाल ही में कोरोना वायरस के कारण महसूस किया गया, ध्यातव्य है कि अमेरिकी बाज़ार में 12% से अधिक की गिरावट आई है।
  • यहाँ ध्यान देने योग्य तथ्य यह है कि जो निवेशक ऐसे संकट के समय सामान्यत: स्वर्ण में निवेश करते हैं, इस संकट के समय उन्होंने इसका भी बहिष्कार कर दिया जिससे सोने की कीमतों में गिरावट देखी गई, तथा लोगों ने सरकारी गारंटी युक्त ‘ट्रेज़री बिल’ (Treasury Bills) में अधिक निवेश करना उचित समझा।
  • Apple, Nvidia, Adidas जैसी कंपनियाँ इससे अधिक प्रभावित हो सकती हैं क्योंकि ये चीन के आपूर्तिकर्त्ताओं पर निर्भर हैं, इन्हें भविष्य में बाधाओं का सामना करना पड़ सकता है।

भारत की अर्थव्यवस्था पर नकारात्मक प्रभाव

  • भारत जब अर्थव्यवस्था को पुन: पटरी पर लाने की कोशिश कर रहा है, ऐसे समय में इस वायरस का केवल सतही प्रभाव नहीं पड़ेगा तथा ऐसे कठिन समय में समस्या का समाधान मात्र ‘एयर लिफ्टिंग’ से संभव नहीं है।
  • यह समस्या न केवल आपूर्ति शृंखला को प्रभावित करेगी, अपितु यह भारत के फार्मास्यूटिकल, इलेक्ट्रॉनिक, ऑटोमोबाइल जैसे उद्योगों को गंभीर रूप से प्रभावित करेगी।
  • निर्यात, जिसे अर्थव्यवस्था के विकास का इंजन माना जाता है, इसमें वैश्विक मंदी की स्थिति में और गिरावट देखी जा सकती है, साथ ही निवेश में भी गिरावट आ सकती है।
  • भारतीय कंपनियाँ चीन आधारित ‘वैश्विक आपूर्ति शृंखला’ में शामिल प्रमुख भागीदार नहीं हैं, अत: भारतीय कंपनियाँ इससे अधिक प्रभावित नहीं होंगी।
  • दूसरा, कच्चे तेल की कीमतों में गिरावट आ रही है, जो कि वृहद् अर्थव्यवस्था और उच्च मुद्रास्फीति के चलते अच्छी खबर है।
  • भारत सरकार को लगातार विकास की गति का अवलोकन करने की आवश्यकता है, साथ ही चीन पर निर्भर भारतीय उद्योगों को आवश्यक समर्थन एवं सहायता प्रदान करनी चाहिये।
  • कोरोना वायरस जैसी बीमारी की पहचान, प्रभाव, प्रसार एवं रोकथाम पर चर्चा अंतर्राष्ट्रीय संस्थानों द्वारा की जानी चाहिये ताकि इस बीमारी पर नियंत्रण पाया जा सके।

Conclusion : 

वायरस जनित यह संकट किसी अन्य वित्तीय संकट से बिलकुल अलग है। अन्य वित्तीय संकटों का समाधान समय-परीक्षणित उपायों जैसे- दर में कटौती, बेल-आउट पैकेज आदि से किया जा सकता है, परंतु वायरस जनित संकट का समाधान इन वित्तीय उपायों द्वारा किया जाना संभव नहीं है। ऑटोमोबाइल उद्योग पहले ही आर्थिक मंदी के कारण संकट में है और अब माल और सेवाओं की आपूर्ति बाधित होने के कारण उत्पादन में कमी आ रही है। चीन से आपूर्ति में रुकावट के कारण वैश्विक वित्तीय बाजार में उतार-चढ़ाव हो रहा है। यद्यपि दुनिया की अर्थव्यवस्था पर कोरोनोवायरस के सटीक प्रभाव को निर्धारित करना मुश्किल है, फिर भी यह स्पष्ट है कि यह प्रभाव लंबे समय तक रहेगा।

अर्थव्यवस्था पर कोरोना वायरस का प्रभाव 

Introduction :

कोरोना वायरस एक प्रकार का वायरस है जो मानव और अन्य स्तनधारियों के श्वसन पथ को प्रभावित करता है। ये सामान्य सर्दी, निमोनिया और अन्य श्वसन लक्षणों से जुड़े हैं। कोरोना वायरस दुनिया भर में बीमारी बन गया है और दुनिया के सभी देश इसका सामना कर रहे हैं। जिसके कारण दुनिया की आबादी अपने घर के अंदर रहने को मजबूर है। कोरोना वायरस के प्रकोप के कारण देश में 53% तक व्यवसाय प्रभावित हुए है।

कोरोना वायरस का प्रकोप सबसे पहले 31 दिसंबर, 2019 को चीन के वुहान में पड़ा। विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन इसको रोकने के उपायों के बारे में देशों को सलाह देने के लिए वैश्विक विशेषज्ञों, सरकारों और अन्य स्वास्थ्य संगठनों के साथ मिलकर काम कर रहा है। व्यापार के मामले में, चीन दुनिया का सबसे बड़ा निर्यातक और दूसरा सबसे बड़ा आयातक है। चीन विश्व के कुल निर्यात का 13% और आयात का 11% हिस्सेदार है।

इसका असर भारतीय उद्योग पर पड़ेगा। भारत का कुल इलेक्ट्रॉनिक आयात चीन से करीब 45% है। दुनिया भर में भारत से खरीदी जाने वाली लगभग एक तिहाई मशीनरी चीन से आती है और लगभग 90% मोबाइल फोन चीन से आते हैं। इसलिए, हम कह सकते हैं कि कोरोनावायरस के मौजूदा प्रकोप के कारण, चीन पर आयात निर्भरता का भारतीय उद्योग पर महत्वपूर्ण प्रभाव पड़ेगा। देश भर में बड़ी संख्या में किसानों को भी अनिश्चितता का सामना करना पड़ रहा है।

  • इस वायरस से हवाई यात्रा, शेयर बाज़ार, वैश्विक आपूर्ति शृंखलाओं सहित लगभग सभी क्षेत्र प्रभावित हो रहे हैं।
  • यह वायरस अमेरिकी अर्थव्यवस्था को बुरी तरह प्रभावित कर सकता है, जबकि इसके कारण चीनी अर्थव्यवस्था पहले से ही मुश्किल स्थिति में है।
  • इन दो अर्थव्यवस्थाओं, जिन्हें वैश्विक आर्थिक इंजन के रूप में जाना जाता है, संपूर्ण वैश्विक अर्थव्यवस्था में सुस्ती तथा आगे जाकर मंदी का कारण बन सकता है।
  • निवेशकों के बाज़ारों से बाहर निकलने के कारण शेयर बाज़ार सूचकांक में लगातार गिरावट आई है। लोग बड़ी राशि को अपेक्षाकृत सुरक्षित क्षेत्र यथा- ‘सरकारी बाॅण्ड’ में लगा रहे हैं जिससे कीमतों में तेज़ी तथा उत्पादकता में कमी देखी गई है।
  • अमेरिकी बाज़ार में वर्ष 2008 के वैश्विक वित्तीय संकट के बाद सबसे खराब अनुभव हाल ही में कोरोना वायरस के कारण महसूस किया गया, ध्यातव्य है कि अमेरिकी बाज़ार में 12% से अधिक की गिरावट आई है।
  • यहाँ ध्यान देने योग्य तथ्य यह है कि जो निवेशक ऐसे संकट के समय सामान्यत: स्वर्ण में निवेश करते हैं, इस संकट के समय उन्होंने इसका भी बहिष्कार कर दिया जिससे सोने की कीमतों में गिरावट देखी गई, तथा लोगों ने सरकारी गारंटी युक्त ‘ट्रेज़री बिल’ (Treasury Bills) में अधिक निवेश करना उचित समझा।
  • Apple, Nvidia, Adidas जैसी कंपनियाँ इससे अधिक प्रभावित हो सकती हैं क्योंकि ये चीन के आपूर्तिकर्त्ताओं पर निर्भर हैं, इन्हें भविष्य में बाधाओं का सामना करना पड़ सकता है।

भारत की अर्थव्यवस्था पर नकारात्मक प्रभाव

  • भारत जब अर्थव्यवस्था को पुन: पटरी पर लाने की कोशिश कर रहा है, ऐसे समय में इस वायरस का केवल सतही प्रभाव नहीं पड़ेगा तथा ऐसे कठिन समय में समस्या का समाधान मात्र ‘एयर लिफ्टिंग’ से संभव नहीं है।
  • यह समस्या न केवल आपूर्ति शृंखला को प्रभावित करेगी, अपितु यह भारत के फार्मास्यूटिकल, इलेक्ट्रॉनिक, ऑटोमोबाइल जैसे उद्योगों को गंभीर रूप से प्रभावित करेगी।
  • निर्यात, जिसे अर्थव्यवस्था के विकास का इंजन माना जाता है, इसमें वैश्विक मंदी की स्थिति में और गिरावट देखी जा सकती है, साथ ही निवेश में भी गिरावट आ सकती है।
  • भारतीय कंपनियाँ चीन आधारित ‘वैश्विक आपूर्ति शृंखला’ में शामिल प्रमुख भागीदार नहीं हैं, अत: भारतीय कंपनियाँ इससे अधिक प्रभावित नहीं होंगी।
  • दूसरा, कच्चे तेल की कीमतों में गिरावट आ रही है, जो कि वृहद् अर्थव्यवस्था और उच्च मुद्रास्फीति के चलते अच्छी खबर है।
  • भारत सरकार को लगातार विकास की गति का अवलोकन करने की आवश्यकता है, साथ ही चीन पर निर्भर भारतीय उद्योगों को आवश्यक समर्थन एवं सहायता प्रदान करनी चाहिये।
  • कोरोना वायरस जैसी बीमारी की पहचान, प्रभाव, प्रसार एवं रोकथाम पर चर्चा अंतर्राष्ट्रीय संस्थानों द्वारा की जानी चाहिये ताकि इस बीमारी पर नियंत्रण पाया जा सके।
  • वायरस जनित यह संकट किसी अन्य वित्तीय संकट से बिलकुल अलग है। अन्य वित्तीय संकटों का समाधान समय-परीक्षणित उपायों जैसे- दर में कटौती, बेल-आउट पैकेज (विशेष वित्तीय प्रोत्साहन) आदि से किया जा सकता है, परंतु वायरस जनित संकट का समाधान इन वित्तीय उपायों द्वारा किया जाना संभव नहीं है।

Conclusion : 

ऑटोमोबाइल उद्योग पहले ही आर्थिक मंदी के कारण संकट में है और अब माल और सेवाओं की आपूर्ति बाधित होने के कारण उत्पादन में कमी आ रही है। होटल और एयरलाइंस जैसे विभिन्न व्यवसाय अपने कर्मचारियों का वेतन काट रहे हैं और छंटनी भी कर रहे हैं। भारत में काम करने वाली प्रमुख कंपनियों ने अस्थायी रूप से काम को निलंबित कर दिया है।

चीन से आपूर्ति में रुकावट के कारण वैश्विक वित्तीय बाजार में उतार-चढ़ाव हो रहा है। यद्यपि दुनिया की अर्थव्यवस्था पर कोरोनोवायरस के सटीक प्रभाव को निर्धारित करना मुश्किल है, फिर भी यह स्पष्ट है कि यह प्रभाव लंबे समय तक रहेगा। विश्व बैंक और क्रेडिट रेटिंग एजेंसियों ने 2021 के लिए भारत की वृद्धि को कम कर दिया है, हालांकि, वित्तीय वर्ष 2021-22 में भारत के लिए जीडीपी विकास दर का आकलन अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष  ने 1.9% बताया है जो जी -20 देशों में सबसे अधिक है।

भारत में COVID-19 का सामाजिक प्रभाव 

Introduction :

कोरोनावायरस (COVID-19) महामारी एक वैश्विक समस्या बन चुकी है और इस बीमारी का मुकाबला करने के लिए भारत सरकार ने 24 मार्च, 2020 को देश में लॉकडाउन लागू किया। सरकार ने कोरोनोवायरस महामारी के खिलाफ लड़ाई में सफलता का दावा किया है, जिसमें कहा गया है कि यदि राष्ट्रव्यापी तालाबंदी नहीं की गई होती तो यहाँ COVID-19 मामलों की संख्या अधिक होती। COVID-19 महामारी के दौरान लॉकडाउन में हमारे खानपान से लेकर हमारी कार्यशैली बदल चुकी है जिसके कारण शारीरिक गतिविधियो में कमी आयी है जिसके कारण मोटापा, मधुमेह और हृदय रोगों के जोखिम को बढ़ा दिया है।

कोरोना वायरस की वजह से कारोबार ठप्प पड़ गए हैं, कई देशों में अंतरराष्ट्रीय यात्राएं रद्द कर दी गई हैं, होटल-रेस्त्रां तो बंद कर दिए गए हैं, कई कंपनियां ख़ासतौर पर, आईटी सेक्टर की कंपनियों ने लोगों को वर्क फ्रॉम होम यानी घर से काम करने की सुविधा दे रही हैं। दुनिया भर के क्षेत्रों में इस महामारी का प्रभाव दिखाई दे रहा है, लेकिन भारत में कमज़ोर वर्गों, महिलाओं और बच्चों पर इसका प्रभाव सबसे अधिक हुआ है। लॉकडाउन के परिणामस्वरूप, समाज के कमजोर वर्ग के बीच कुपोषण की संभावना बढ़ गयी है। 

भारतीय खाद्य निगम (FCI) ने हाल ही में COVID-19 के खिलाफ अपनी लड़ाई में सरकार की पहल के रूप में प्रधानमंत्री गरीब कल्याण अन्ना योजना (PMGKAY) के तहत 12.96 लाख मीट्रिक टन अनाज आवंटित किया। प्रवासी श्रमिकों का मुद्दा इस महामारी का सबसे प्रमुख मुद्दा रहा, जहाँ लाखों लोग बेरोजगार हो गए और बिना पैसे, भोजन और आश्रय के अपने अपने घरो तक पैदल जाने को मजबूर हुए हलाकि सरकार ने बाद में उनके वापस लौटने की व्यवस्था भी कराई।

शिक्षा के क्षेत्र में –

  • अप्रैल माह के अंत में जब विश्व के अधिकांश देशों में लॉकडाउन लागू किया गया तो विद्यालयों को पूरी तरह से बंद कर दिया गया था, जिसके कारण विश्व के लगभग 90 प्रतिशत छात्रों की शिक्षा बाधित हुई थी और विश्व के लगभग 1.5 बिलियन से अधिक स्कूली छात्र प्रभावित हुए थे।
  • कोरोना वायरस के कारण शिक्षा में आई इस बाधा का सबसे अधिक प्रभाव गरीब छात्रों पर देखने को मिला है और अधिकांश छात्र ऑनलाइन शिक्षा के माध्यमों का उपयोग नहीं कर सकते हैं, इसके कारण कई छात्रों विशेषतः छात्राओं के वापस स्कूल न जाने की संभावना बढ़ गई है।
  • नवंबर 2020 तक 30 देशों के 572 मिलियन छात्र इस महामारी के कारण प्रभावित हुए हैं, जो कि दुनिया भर में नामांकित छात्रों का 33% है।

लैंगिक हिंसा में वृद्धि –

  • लॉकडाउन और स्कूल बंद होने से बच्चों के विरुद्ध लैंगिक हिंसा की स्थिति भी काफी खराब हुई है। कई देशों ने घरेलू हिंसा और लैंगिक हिंसा के मामलों में वृद्धि दर्ज की गई है।
  • जहाँ एक ओर बच्चों के विरुद्ध अपराध के मामलों में वृद्धि हो रही है, वहीं दूसरी ओर अधिकांश देशों में बच्चों एवं महिलाओं के विरुद्ध होने वाली हिंसा की रोकथाम से संबंधित सेवाएँ भी बाधित हुई हैं।

आर्थिक प्रभाव –

  • वैश्विक स्तर महामारी के कारण वर्ष 2020 में बहुआयामी गरीब में रहने वाले बच्चों की संख्या में 15% तक बढ़ोतरी हुई है और इसमें अतिरिक्त 150 मिलियन बच्चे शामिल हो गए हैं।
  • बहुआयामी गरीबी के निर्धारण में लोगों द्वारा दैनिक जीवन में अनुभव किये जाने वाले सभी अभावों/कमी जैसे- खराब स्वास्थ्य, शिक्षा की कमी, निम्न जीवन स्तर, कार्य की खराब गुणवत्ता, हिंसा का खतरा आदि को समाहित किया जाता है। 
  • महामारी का दूसरा सामाजिक प्रभाव ‘नस्लभेदी प्रभाव’ का उत्पन्न होना है। जैसा कि हमें मालूम है इस बीमारी की शुरुआत चीन से हुई है इसलिए चीनी नागरिकों को आगामी कुछ वर्षो तक इस महामारी के चलते जाना-पहचाना जा सकता है।
  • भारत में तो नॉर्थ ईस्ट के भारतीयों पर पहले से ही चीनी, नेपाली, चिंकी-पिंकी, मोमोज़ जैसी नस्लभेदी टिप्पणियां होती रही हैं। अब इस क्रम में कोरोना का नाम भी जुड़ना तय है, जिसे एक सामाजिक समस्या के रूप में देखा जाना चाहिए। 

इस सम्बन्ध में उपाय –

  • सभी देशों की सरकारों को डिजिटल डिवाइड को कम करके यह सुनिश्चित करने का प्रयास करना चाहिये कि सभी बच्चों को सीखने के समान अवसर प्राप्त हों और किसी भी छात्र के सीखने की क्षमता प्रभावित न हो।
  • सभी की पोषण और स्वास्थ्य सेवाओं तक पहुँच सुनिश्चित की जानी चाहिये और जिन देशों में टीकाकरण अभियान प्रभावित हुए हैं उन्हें फिर से शुरू किया जाना चाहिये।
  • बच्चों और युवाओं के मानसिक स्वास्थ्य पर ध्यान दिया जाना चाहिये और बच्चों के साथ दुर्व्यवहार और लैंगिक हिंसा जैसे मुद्दों को संबोधित किया जाना चाहिये।
  • सुरक्षित पेयजल और स्वच्छता आदि तक बच्चों की पहुँच को बढ़ाने का प्रयास किया जाए और पर्यावरणीय अवमूल्यन तथा जलवायु परिवर्तन जैसे मुद्दों को संबोधित किया जाए।
  • बाल गरीबी की दर में कमी करने का प्रयास किया जाए और बच्चों की स्थिति में समावेशी सुधार सुनिश्चित किया जाए।

सरकार को समस्याओं के समाधान को खोजने का प्रयास करना चाहिए ताकि ऐसी समस्याएँ दोबारा पैदा न हो। इस वायरस से लड़ने के लिए सभी व्यक्तियों, सरकारों और स्वास्थ्य संगठनों को एकसाथ मिलकर योजना बनाकर सामूहिक प्रयास करने की आवश्यकता है।

पर्यावरण पर कोरोना वायरस का सकारात्मक प्रभाव

Introduction :

कोरोना वायरस दुनिया भर में महामारी बन चुका है और सभी देश इसका सामना कर रहे हैं। जिसके कारण सभी देशो के लोग अपने घरो के अंदर रहने को मजबूर है। कोरोना वायरस के कारण देश में व्यावसायिक गतिविधियां भी प्रभावित हुईं। जैसा कि हम सभी जानते हैं कि कोरोनोवायरस ने दुनिया भर में बहुत सारे लोगों का जीवन ले चूका है। कोरोनोवायरस के प्रसार को रोकने के लिए, विभिन्न देशों की सरकारें इसके प्रसार को नियंत्रित करने के लिए कई कदम उठा रही हैं।

जहां तक हमारे पर्यावरण का सवाल है, इसपर कई सकारात्मक प्रभाव देखने को मिल रहे है। अब धुएँ का उत्सर्जन कम हो गया है जिसके परिणामस्वरूप आसमान स्वच्छ हो गया है। यही नहीं, सड़को पर वाहनों का उपयोग भी कम हुआ है, जिसके कारण  CO2 गैसों का उत्सर्जन भी काम हुआ है। और अन्य गैसे, जैसे नाइट्रोजन डाइऑक्साइड का उत्सर्जन भी पर्यावरण में सीमित हो पाया है।

यह इंगित करता है कि हवा अधिक शुद्ध हो गई है और हम शुद्ध हवा में सांस ले सकते हैं। कोरोनावायरस से निपटने के लिए, कंपनियों ने श्रमिकों को घर से काम करने के लिए कहा है। इससे सड़क पर वाहन कम हो गए हैं। इसके अलावा, प्लास्टिक की खपत भी कम हो गई है क्योंकि अब लोग डिस्पोजेबल ग्लास का प्रयोग चाय या कॉफी के लिए नहीं कर रहे है।

पर्यावरण को फायदा –

  • भारत में कई राज्यों से उन नदियों के अचानक साफ हो जाने की ख़बरें आ रही हैं जिनके प्रदूषण को दूर करने के असफल प्रयास दशकों से चल रहे हैं. दिल्ली की जीवनदायिनी यमुना नदी के बारे में भी ऐसी ही ख़बरें आ रही हैं. पिछले दिनों सोशल मीडिया पर कई तस्वीरें आईं जिन्हें डालने वालों ने दावा किया कि दिल्ली में जिस यमुना का पानी काला और झाग भरा हुआ करता था, उसी यमुना में आज कल साफ पानी बह रहा है. 
  • झील नगरी नैनीताल समेत भीमताल, नौकुचियाताल, सातताल सभी में झीलों का पानी न केवल पारदर्शी और निर्मल दिखाई दे रहा है, बल्कि इन झीलों की खूबसूरती भी बढ़ गई है. पिछले कई साल से झील के जलस्तर में जो गिरावट दिखती थी, वह भी इस बार नहीं दिख रही. पर्यावरणीय तौर पर इस कारण हवा भी इतनी शुद्ध है कि शहरों से पहाड़ों की चोटियां साफ दिख रही हैं.
  • उत्तराखंड स्पेस एप्लिकेशन सेंटर के निदेशक के अनुसार हिमालय की धवल चोटियां साफ दिखने लगी हैं. लॉकडाउन के कारण वायुमंडल में बड़े पैमाने पर बदलाव देखने को मिला है. इससे पहले कभी उत्तर भारत के ऊपरी क्षेत्र में वायु प्रदूषण का इतना कम स्तर देखने को नहीं मिला.
  • लॉकडाउन के बाद 27 मार्च से कुछ इलाकों में रूक-रूक के बारिश हो रही है. इससे हवा में मौजूद एयरोसॉल नीचे आ गए. यह लिक्विड और सॉलिड से बने ऐसे सूक्ष्म कण हैं, जिनके कारण फेफड़ों और हार्ट को नुकसान होता है. एयरोसॉल की वजह से ही विजिबिलिटी घटती है.
  • जिन शहरों की एयर क्वालिटी इंडेक्स यानी AQI ख़तरे के निशान से ऊपर होते थे. वहां आसमान गहरा नीला दिखने लगा है. न तो सड़कों पर वाहन चल रहे हैं और न ही आसमां में हवाई जहाज. बिजली उत्पादन और औद्योगिक इकाइयों जैसे अन्य क्षेत्रों में भी बड़ी गिरावट आई है.
  • इससे वातावरण में डस्ट पार्टिकल न के बराबर हैं और कार्बन मोनोऑक्साइड का उत्सर्जन भी सामान्य से बहुत अधिक नीचे आ गया है. इस तरह की हवा मनुष्यों के लिए बेहद लाभदायक है. अगर देखा जाये तो झारखंड के भी शहरों में इस लॉकडाउन का प्रभाव दिखा रहा है.
  • झारखण्ड की राजधानी रांची के कुछ जगहों में मोर देखे जाने की भी सूचना है. रूक रूक के बारिश भी हो रही है. लोग एयर कंडीशनर और कूलर का भी इस्तेमाल नहीं के बराबर कर रहे हैं जो की इस गर्मी के मौसम में एक आश्चर्य घटना है. ध्वनि प्रदूषण भी अभूतपूर्व ढंग से कम हो गया है. तापमान ज्य़ादा होने पे भी उतनी गर्मी नहीं लग रही है जितनी पिछले साल थी.
  • बता दें कि कई महीनों से झारखंड में वाहन प्रदूषण के खिलाफ़ जांच अभियान चलाया जा रहा था. जगह-जगह दोपहिये एवं चार पहिये वाहन, मिनी बस और टेंपो समेत विभिन्न कॉमर्शियल वाहनों के प्रदूषण स्तर को चेक किया जा रहा था और निर्धारित मात्रा से अधिक प्रदूषण फैलाने वाले वाहनों पर कार्रवाई की जा रही थी.
  • इसके बाद भी न तो वाहनों द्वारा छोड़े जा रहे प्रदूषणकारी गैसों की मात्रा कम हो रही थी और न ही वायु प्रदूषण में कमी आ रही थी. लेकिन, कोरोना के भय से सड़क पर चलने वाले वाहनों की संख्य़ा में आयी भारी गिरावट आने के कारण पिछले दो महीनों से से इसमें काफी सुधार दिखता है.
  • वाहनों की आवाजाही न होने से सड़कों से अब धूल के गुबार नहीं उठ रहे हैं. झारखंड का एयर क्वालिटी इंडेक्स वायु प्रदूषण के कम हो जाने से 50-40 के बीच आ गया है जो पिछले साल 150 से 250 तक रहता था.
  • ये हवा मनुष्य के स्वस्थ लिए फायदेमंद है. वायु और धूल प्रदूषण के काफी कम हो जाने से आसमन में रात को सारे तारे दिखा रहे हैं जो पहले नहीं दीखते थे. 
  • ध्वनि प्रदूषण तो इतना कम है की आपकी आवाज दूर तक सुनाई दे रही है. चिड़ियों का चहचहाना सुबह से ही शुरू हो जा रहा है.कुछ लोगों ने तो यहाँ तक कहा की रात दो बजे भी चिड़ियों की आवाज़ सुनाई दे रही है ख़ासकर कोयल और बुलबुल की. कुछ ऐसी भी चिड़ियाँ नज़र आ रही हैं जो पहले कम दिखती थीं. 

Conclusion : 

इस प्रतिस्पर्धात्मक युग में, जहाँ हम सभी व्यस्त जीवन जी रहे है, हमें हमारी गतिविधियों के कारण पर्यावरण पर पड़ने वाले प्रभावों के बारे में भी सोचना चाहिए  हालाँकि, अब लॉकडाउन के कारण हम घर पर रहने को मजबूर हैं, हमारे पास अपनी गतिविधियों के बारे में सोचने और सुधार करने के लिए पर्याप्त समय मिल चूका है। इस तथ्य से कोई इनकार नहीं कर सकता कि कोरोनोवायरस का मानव जाति पर विनाशकारी प्रभाव पड़ा है। हालांकि, इसने पर्यावरण पर निश्चित रूप से  सकारात्मक प्रभाव डाले है।

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Essay on Increasing Suicidal Tendencies Among Youth

Essay on Increasing Suicidal Tendencies Among Youth

Introduction :

“All things are difficult before they are easy.” is a well known quote by Thomas Fuller. It signifies that whatever is looking difficult is not very tough when we strive to achieve, it becomes easy for us. Suicide is an act of taking one’s own life intentionally. it is the third leading cause of death and injury among youth in the world. Suicide has become a serious public health problem in India. All human being living in this world have stress that may cause them to take action and to improve themselves to be better and rise to the challenge. If overly exposed to stress, stress can be catastrophic. Too much pressure can cause suicidal feelings.

  • Level of stress is playing a vital role in affecting people especially the youths towards committing suicide. 
  • Many researchers have discovered that stressful life events increases the risk of youths choosing suicide as the only solution. 
  • Stressful events such as family and romance conflicts or the presence of disciplinary problems frequently result in suicidal behaviour.
  • In a research it is found that suicide is the second-leading cause of death in college students. It is believed that high anxiety levels and tensions cause them to attempt suicide.
  • Youths felt suicide urges when experiencing conflicts with family members, lacking of hope, had problems with friends, or having to do much more at school than expected, striving for a higher standards of education in order to get a better job etc.  
  • A depressed youth may feel that there is no another way out from issues, no other getaway from emotional pain, or no way out of a desperate sorrow. In this situation, symptons of anxiety and hopelessness will be shown physically and mentally. 
  • The frequent breakdown of connection with peers, discontinuation of group activities, distress, and worries due to the new environment can be distressing.

Conclusion :

Thus we can say that mental health is a very important issue. People need to be made aware of the simple solution to their mental health issues. There remains a stigma in society about the people who visit mental health specialists. We can lend an empathetic ear to their problems. Often, showing genuine concern about someone who is ill can encourage them to recover soon. In the effort to cope with suicidal thoughts, silence is the enemy. Avoiding isolation by staying involved with others, understanding that getting better involves feeling better, resisting pressure to get over the loss etc. are some of the steps which are needed to get rid of suicidal thoughts.

Essay on Increasing Suicidal Tendencies Among Youth in India

Introduction :

Suicide and Self-harm is one of the main leading causes in youth deaths in today ‘s society. The thought of ending his or her life is one of the thoughts developing in teenagers’ minds around the globe. There are many reasons to why a person will put their life at risk, such as stress, depression, loss of a loved one, or being bullied. Constant use of drugs or alcohol is also another leading cause to a person to have suicidal thoughts/actions. Suicide is not the way to go, there are plenty of other options to overcome suicidal thoughts or actions. Teenage suicide is definitely preventable when the right help is present. It can be recognized on the internet, gossiping, and phone callings. In almost all cases teenagers who bully others get some type of satisfaction in causing pain and injury to other teenagers. 

Causes of suicidal tendencies among youth –

Many troubling and difficult situations can make a teen consider suicide. The same emotional states that make adults vulnerable to considering suicide also apply to adolescents. Those with good support networks among family and peers, or extracurricular sport, social, or religious associations are likely to have an outlet to help them deal with their feelings. Others without such networks are more susceptible during their emotional changes, and may feel that they’re all alone in times of trouble. Apart from the normal pressures of teen life, specific circumstances can contribute to an adolescent’s consideration of suicide. It’s especially difficult when adolescents are confronted with problems that are out of their control, such as:

  • divorce
  • a new family formation (e.g., step-parents and step-siblings)
  • moving to a different community
  • physical or sexual abuse
  • emotional neglect
  • exposure to domestic violence
  • alcoholism in the home
  • substance abuse

Depression is a mental health disorder. It causes chemical imbalances in the brain, which can lead to despondency, lethargy, or general apathy towards life.  Almost half of 14- and 15-year-olds have reported feeling some symptoms of depression, which makes coping with the extensive stresses of adolescence all the more difficult. 

  • Symptoms of depression in youth are often overlooked or passed off as being typical “adolescent turmoil.” 
  • Another serious problem that can lead teens to suicide – or aid in their plans to end their lives – is the easy access many of them have to firearms, drugs, alcohol, and motor vehicles. 
  • For the general population, about 30% of suicides involve firearms. Of all firearm-related deaths that occur, about 80% are suicides.

Suicidal tendencies don’t just appear out of the blue. People usually display a number of warning signs when things seem so wrong in their lives that they’ve simply given up hope. Because adolescence is such a turbulent time, it may be difficult to distinguish the signs that lead to suicide from the changing, sometimes uncertain but otherwise normal behaviour of teens. Behaviour changes to watch for are-

  • withdrawal from family and peers
  • loss of interest in previously pleasurable activities
  • difficulty concentrating on schoolwork
  • neglect of personal appearance
  • obvious changes in personality
  • sadness and hopelessness
  • changes in eating patterns, such as sudden weight loss or gain
  • changes in sleep patterns
  • general lethargy or lack of energy
  • symptoms of clinical depression
  • violent actions, rebellion, or running away
  • drug and alcohol use
  • symptoms that are often related to emotional state (e.g., headaches, fatigue, stomach aches)
  • loss of ability to tolerate praise or rewards

Though many suicidal teens appear depressed or downcast, others hide their problems underneath a disguise of excess energy. If an adolescent starts displaying uncharacteristic agitation and hyperactivity, it may also signal the existence of an underlying problem. This restlessness may take the form of confrontational or aggressive behaviour.

More obvious signs that an adolescent may be suicidal include low self-esteem and self-deprecating remarks. Some teens come right out and talk or write about their suicidal thoughts – this should be taken seriously, and not ignored with the hope that it’s a passing phase. Any previous attempts at suicide are loud and clear cries for help, which demand responses before it’s too late.

Conclusion :

Youth suicide constitutes a major public mental health problem. Young people and especially adolescents are by nature a vulnerable group for mental health problems. While suicide is relatively rare in children, its prevalence increases significantly throughout adolescence. And although youth suicide rates are slightly decreasing within the European region, it still ranks as a leading cause of death among the young worldwide and, as such, it is responsible for a substantial number of premature deaths and a huge amount of pointless suffering and societal loss. 

Each suicide is the result of a complex dynamic and unique interplay between numerous contributing factors, and individual efforts to predict and prevent suicide tend to fail. On the other hand, our knowledge of risk factors is increasing substantially. Mental disorders, previous suicide attempts, specific personality characteristics, genetic loading and family processes in combination with triggering psychosocial stressors, exposure to inspiring models and availability of means of committing suicide are key risk factors in youth suicide.

Mental Health – A growing Issue in India Essay

Introduction :

Gandhi Ji once said, “It is the health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver”. This statement indicates the importance of health in our life. People normally focus on their physical healthy and ignore the fitness of mind. But the fact is that mental health is as important as physical health. We can control our life due to our highly developed brain. So, it becomes very important for us to keep our body and mind fit and healthy for better performance and result. There are many factors that have great impact on our fitness level such as depression, aggression, negative thinking, frustration and fear. 

  • A mentally healthy person is always in a good mood and can easily manage situations of distress and depressions. 
  • Mental fitness denotes having a positivity in feeling and thinking that improves our ability to enjoy life. It is a positive term and give up negative thoughts that come to our mind.
  • The term mental fitness is being used by psychologists, schools, organizations and the general population to denote logical thinking and reasoning ability. 
  • In the same way the mental illness is the instability of one’s health, which includes changes in emotion, thinking and behaviour. 
  • Mental sickness has become a growing issue in the 21st century. Even mental illness is common these days & can affect anyone’s life.
  • People are still not willing to accept the illness of mind because of stigma. They feel shame to acknowledge it and seek help from the doctors. 
  • Mental health cannot be separated from physical health. They both are equally important for every person. Our society have to change its perception of mental illness. People have to remove the stigma attached to this illness.
  • We should educate the people about the same. If the mental illness is not treated at the right time then the consequences can be dangerous. 

Conclusion :

Mental illness can be caused due to stress or other incidents. It could also arise from genetic factors, social disadvantage and poor physical health.  Mental illness is curable. We can overcome this illness with positive thinking and change in your lifestyle. Regular exercises such as morning walk, yoga, and meditation have proved to be great medicine for curing mental health. It is very important to have a good diet and enough sleep. We can prevent mental illness by taking care of ourself such as calming our mind by listening to music and taking care of our body. 

Depression & Stress Level Issues in India essay

Introduction :

Gandhi Ji once said, “It is the health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver”. This statement indicates the importance of health in our life. People normally focus on their physical healthy and ignore the mental health. But the fact is that mental health is as important as physical health. Poor mental health leads to depression, fear, anxiety and feeling of loneliness. Depression can be defined as “a mental condition characterized by the feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy accompanied by a lack of energy and interest in life.” Some of the causes that trigger depression could be fear of academic excellence, feeling of isolation, conflicting relationships, increasing complexities in academics, and financial condition.

  • Depression hampers an individual’s ability to function. The most serious fact is that not only adults, even teenagers suffer from it.
  • The symptoms of depression can be seen as Insomnia, weight gain and weight loss, difficulty in making decisions, suicidal thoughts, feelings of guilt, worthlessness and restlessness. 
  • Covid-19, a faceless enemy has caused significant distress around the globe. Apart from the evident physical symptoms in infected cases, it has caused serious damage to public mental health. 
  • Major causes of depression were job cuts, health issues, and the overall volatile environment. It is a serious, but treatable, medical condition. It can be treated by offering emotional support, understanding, patience and encouragement.
  • One should not try to isolate oneself and try to spend time with friends or family members. If references to suicide or self-harm are made, reaching out to a mental health professional immediately.
  • Setting realistic goals for oneself by breaking down large tasks into smaller ones can help largely reducing depression and stress. 
  • According to the study conducted by GOQii, surveying 10,000 Indians stress levels have been on the rise with 43 per cent Indians suffering from depression due to the lockdown.
  • Recently Sushant Singh Rajput, an actor committed suicide at his apartment who has symptoms of clinical depression.

Conclusion :

Regular exercises such as morning walk, yoga, and meditation have proved to be great medicine for curing mental health problems like depression & stress. It is very important to have a good diet and enough sleep. We can prevent mental illness by taking care of ourself such as calming our mind by listening to music and taking care of our body. Workshops and seminars should be conducted, to aware the people about the psychological problems such as stress and depression. Thus we can say that ‘Our greatest battle is with ourself ’ A strong mind and healthy body will help us to overcome the battle of depression and stress.

Life in COVID-19 Pandemic essay

Introduction :

COVID-19 has affected our day to day life. This pandemic has affected thousands of peoples, who are either sick or are being killed due to the spread of this disease. The most common symptoms of this viral infection are fever, cold, cough, bone pain and breathing problems. This, being a new viral disease affecting people for the first time, vaccines are also not yet available. Thus, the emphasis is on taking extensive precautions such as extensive hygiene, regularly washing of hands, avoidance of face to face interaction, social distancing, and wearing of masks etc.

  • Identification of the disease at an early stage is vital to control the spread of the virus because it very rapidly spreads from person to person. Most of the countries have slowed down their manufacturing of the products.
  • The pandemic has been affecting the entire food system and has laid bare its fragility. Border closures, trade restrictions and confinement measures have been preventing farmers from accessing markets, including for buying inputs and selling their produce, and agricultural workers from harvesting crops, thus disrupting domestic and international food supply chains and reducing access to healthy, safe and diverse diets.
  • The pandemic has decimated jobs and placed millions of livelihoods at risk. As breadwinners lose jobs, fall ill and die, the food security and nutrition of millions of women and men are under threat, with those in low-income countries, particularly the most marginalized populations, which include small-scale farmers and indigenous peoples, being hardest hit.
  • The various industries and sectors are affected by the cause of this disease including the pharmaceuticals industry, power sector and tourism. 
  • Millions of agricultural workers – waged and self-employed – while feeding the world, regularly face high levels of working poverty, malnutrition and poor health, and suffer from a lack of safety and labour protection as well as other types of abuse. 
  • With low and irregular incomes and a lack of social support, many of them are spurred to continue working, often in unsafe conditions, thus exposing themselves and their families to additional risks.
  • Further, when experiencing income losses, they may resort to negative coping strategies, such as distress sale of assets, predatory loans or child labour.
  • Migrant agricultural workers are particularly vulnerable, because they face risks in their transport, working and living conditions and struggle to access support measures put in place by governments. 
  • This virus creates drastic effects on the daily life of citizens, as well as on the global economy. There are restrictions of travelling from one country to another country.

Conclusion :

During travelling, numbers of cases are identified positive when tested, especially when they are taking international visits. The lockdown has also impacted migrant workers, several of whom lost their jobs due to shutting of industries and were outside their native places wanting to get back.  Since then, the government has announced relief measures for migrants, and made arrangements to return to their native places. All governments, health organizations and other authorities are continuously focusing on identifying the cases affected by the COVID-19. Healthcare professional face lot of difficulties in maintaining the quality of healthcare in these days.

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ऑनलाइन शिक्षा पर निबंध (Essay on Online education in hindi)

ऑनलाइन शिक्षा पर निबंध (Essay on Online education in hindi)

Introduction :

शिक्षा हमारे जीवन का एक महत्वपूर्ण हिस्सा है, यह हमारा भविष्य बना भी सकती है और अगर इसपर सही तरीके से ध्यान न दिया जाये तो, बिगाड़ भी सकती है। ऑनलाइन शिक्षा में सीखने और सिखाने की प्रक्रिया इलेक्ट्रॉनिक माध्यम के द्वारा होती है जो डिजिटल प्लेटफार्मों के माध्यम से कराई जाती है। यह छात्रों को प्रौद्योगिकी के माध्यम से शैक्षिक अनुभव प्राप्त करने में सक्षम बनाती है। ऑनलाइन शिक्षा एनीमेशन, ऑडियो, वीडियो और इमेजेज के रूप में डिजिटल प्लेटफार्मों के द्वारा की जा सकती है। कोविड -19 महामारी के कारण दुनिया भर के स्कूलों को बंद कर दिया गया है। 

विश्व स्तर पर, 1.2 बिलियन से अधिक बच्चे कक्षा से बाहर हो गए । परिणामस्वरूप, शिक्षा ई-लर्निंग के माध्यम से काफी बदल गई है, जिसे डिजिटल प्लेटफार्मों पर कराया जा रहा है। दुनिया भर में वर्तमान में 186 देशों में 1.2 बिलियन से अधिक बच्चे हैं जो इस महामारी के कारण स्कूल बंद होने से प्रभावित हुए है। ऑनलाइन शिक्षा की अधिक मांग होने के कारण, कई ऑनलाइन लर्निंग प्लेटफॉर्म अपनी सेवाओं को मुफ्त प्रदान कर रहे हैं, जिसमें BYJU’S और  Unacademy जैसे प्लेटफॉर्म शामिल हैं। ऑनलाइन शिक्षा के क्षेत्र में कुछ चुनौतियां भी हैं जिन्हें दूर करना होगा। इंटरनेट एक्सेस और प्रौद्योगिकी के बिना छात्र डिजिटल लर्निंग प्लेटफॉर्मो पर शिक्षा प्राप्त नहीं कर सकते।

ऑनलाइन शिक्षा के लाभ –

जैसा कि हम में से कई लोग जानते है कि ई-लर्निग डिस्टेंट शिक्षा का एक रूप है। जँहा शिक्षक दूर बैठे, चाहे वो जगह घर मे हो या घर के बहार कहि से भी अपने विद्यार्थी को शिक्षा प्रदान कर सकता है। इसके द्वारा शिक्षक ओर विद्यार्थी अपने विचारों को आदान प्रदान कर रहे है, जो कि शिक्षा को समझने का अच्छा जरिया है।

  • बदलते परिवेश में टेक्नोलॉजी में भी कई बदलाब हुए है और इसके उपयोग भी बड़े है। टेक्नोलॉजी के वजह से शिक्षा लेने की पद्दति में भी बहुत से परिवर्तन देखने को मिले है। आज ऑनलाइन शिक्षा में उपयोग होने वाली शिक्षण सम्बंधित सामग्री, टेक्नोलॉजी से ऑनलाइन ही एक स्थान से दूसरे स्थान पर भेजी जा सकती है।
  • चाहे आप दुनिया के किसी भी कोने में ही क्यों ना हो, आप शिक्षण सामग्री को बस कुछ ही समय में दूसरे स्थान पर पंहुचा सकते है। जैसे कोई लिंक, शिक्षा समन्धित कोई वीडियो, कोई फाइल। ये सभी प्रकार ऑनलाइन शिक्षा को ओर भी रचनात्मक बनातेहै।
  • ऑनलाइन शिक्षा से समय की बचत होती है। इसमें ना ही कोई दूर जाकर शिक्षा लेनीहै और नाही ट्रांसपोर्ट का खर्चा करना है। यही नहीं ऑनलाइन शिक्षा में ट्यूशन या बड़े -बड़े कोचिंग सेंटर का खर्च भी नहीं होता है।
  • ऑनलाइन ही सभी पढ़ाई हो रही है, जिसकी बजह से समय की बचत के साथ पेसो की भी बचत हो रही है। साथ ही विद्यार्थी अपने ही घर मे सुकून से शिक्षा ग्रहण कर सकता है। ऑनलाइन शिक्षा की वजह से आने जाने की थकान और रोज के खर्चे से अच्छी खासी बचत हो जातीहै।
  • ऑनलाइन शिक्षा का एक लाभ ये भी है कि आप के पास विकल्प रहते है। ऑनलाइन शिक्षा में आप कब किस शिक्षक या आप किस विषय की पढ़ाई करना चाहते है इसका विकल्प आपको मिलता है। आप आपके अनुसार इसे निश्चित कर सकते है। विषय को चुनने के साथ ही आप टोपिक को चुन कर अपने शिक्षक से उस विषय पर विचार विमर्श कर सकते है।
  • ऑनलाइन शिक्षा में आपको क्लास रूम जैसा डर नहीं रहता कि आपको सतर्क रहकर शिक्षक के साथ बढ़कर नोट्स बनाने है। ऑनलाइन शिक्षा में आप अपने वीडियो को बीच मे रोककर फिर से देख सकते है। इस प्रकार नोट्स बनाने की अपेक्षा आप उसे याद भी कर सकते है।
  • ऑनलाइन शिक्षा बहुत सुविधाजनक है। इसमें विद्यार्थी कहि भी बैठकर शिक्षा ले सकता है। इसके लिए कोई एक ही जगह निश्चित नहीं होती ओर गर्मी जैसे मौसम में भी विद्यार्थी को राहत प्राप्त होती है। विद्यार्थोयों को इस तिलमिलाती गर्मी में घर के बहार ही नही जाना पड़ता ओर वो घर बैठे ही शिक्षा प्राप्त कर लेतेहै।
  • ऑनलाइन शिक्षा की वजह से ही बहुत से बच्चों ने वीडियो चेटिंग जैसी नई टेक्नोलॉजी को सिखा है और अपनी पढ़ाई कर रहे है।
  • लगातार इस तरह की ऑनलाइन क्लासेस से बच्चे अपने टीचरों से पढ़ने का नया तरीका सिख रहे है और पढ़ने में भी रुचि ले रहे है। पढ़ाई के बदलते परिवेश ने पढ़ाई को भी मनोरंजक ओर रोमांचित बना दिया है।
  • जबकि स्कूल जाकर टीचरों के संपर्क में रहकर यही पढ़ाई उन्हें बोर ओर थकावट भरी लगती हैं। टेक्नोलॉजी की जानकारी उन्हें मजेदार लगने के साथ ही, घर में रहकर पढाना बच्चो को ज्यादा दिलचस्प और आरामदाय लग रहाहै।

ऑनलाइन शिक्षा के नुकसान –

ऑनलाइन शिक्षा के जँहा बहुत से लाभ है वही इसके नुकसान भी है। जो की शारीरिक से लेकर मानसिक रूप में भी सही नहीं दिखाई पड़ते है।

  • ऑनलाइन से सबसे बड़ा नुकसान यही है कि माता -पिता चाहे उनके आर्थिक परिस्थिति के विपरित जाकर बच्चों को मोबाइल, लेपटॉप, कम्प्यूटर जैसी सुविधा उपलब्ध करा दे। पर बच्चे क्या उससे सही शिक्षा ले रहे है, इन बातों से वो अनजान रहते है। और बच्चे इसी बात का गलत फायदा उठा कर उसमे गेम खेलने लगते है। या गलत चीजे खोल लेते है, जो कि उनके लिए सही नहीं है।
  • ऑनलाइन शिक्षा का दूसरा नुकसान शिक्षक और बच्चों में सामंजस्य स्थापित नहीं हो पाना है। यदि यही शिक्षा पारंपरिक रूप में होती, तो विद्यार्थी नहीँ समझ आने पर क्लास में टीचर से उसी वक्त उस विषय पर डिसकस कर लेता है।
  • परंतु ऑनलाइन शिक्षा में इस तरह से शिक्षक बच्चों को समझा नहीं पाते और विद्यार्थी भी समझ नहीं पाता और विषय दोनों के रूप में अनुकूल नहीं रह पाता। ऑनलाइन शिक्षा में उस तरह का माहौल नहीँ बन पाता, जिस प्रकार का माहौल एक क्लास रूम में होना चाहिए।
  • ऑनलाइन शिक्षा के उपयोग से शिक्षक और स्टूडेंट दोनों को ही शारीरिक परेशानियों का सामना करना पड़ रहा है। 
  • बच्चे जब 6-8 घण्टे लगातार ऑनलाइन शिक्षा ग्रहण करते है, तो कम्प्यूटर, लेपटॉप की स्क्रीन की रोशनी से उनकी आँखों मे बुरा असर पड़ता है। जिससे उनकी स्किन ओर बॉडी डल हो रही है, जो कि शारीरिक तौर पर काफी नुकसान दायक है।
  • जब कोइ विद्यार्थी स्कूल में जाकर अपनी पढ़ाई पर सही तरह से ध्यान नहीं दे पाता, तो ऑनलाइन शिक्षा में कहा ध्यान दे पाएगा। उसमे वो डर नहीं रहता जो कि स्कूल में पढ़ाई करते वक्त विद्यार्थी में रहता है। ऑनलाइन शिक्षा में विद्यार्थी कई तरह के बहाने बना कर बीच मे ही अपना लेसन छोड़ देता है, जो कि गलत है।
  • ऑनलाइन शिक्षा सभी के लिए उपलब्ध नहीं हो पाती। जो व्यक्ति दो वक्त की रोटी के लिए ही दिन रात एक कर देता है, वो अपने बच्चों के लिए कम्प्यूटर, मोबाइल ओर लेपटॉप जैसी सुविधा कहा से उपलब्ध करा सकता है। जिसके चलते गरीब घर के बच्चों की पढ़ाई आगे नहीं बढ़ पाती और वो घर मे ही रहने को मजबूर हो जाते है।

Conclusion :

ऑनलाइन शिक्षा के माध्यम से पारंपरिक कक्षा की तुलना में 40-60% तक समय भी कम लगता है क्योंकि छात्र अपनी गति के अनुसार, कभी भी और कही भी सीख सकते हैं। ऑनलाइन शिक्षा ने शिक्षण को सरल और सुगम बना दिया है क्योंकि छात्रो को अपने अनुसार उपयुक्त समय पर अध्ययन करने की स्वतंत्रता होती है लेकिन यह भी सच है कि ऑनलाइन सीखने के लिए छात्र में शिक्षा के प्रति जूनून और मोटिवेशन होना जरुरी है।

नई राष्ट्रीय शिक्षा नीति 2020 

Introduction :

नई राष्ट्रीय शिक्षा नीति को देश की शिक्षा प्रणाली में समयनुसार उचित बदलाव करने के लिए केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल द्वारा 29 जुलाई, 2020 को मंजूरी दी गई। यह नीति देश में स्कूल और उच्च शिक्षा प्रणालियों में परिवर्तनकारी सुधार लेन में बहुत मददगार साबित होगी। यह 21 वीं सदी की पहली शिक्षा नीति है। नई नीति का उद्देश्य 2030 तक स्कूली शिक्षा में 100% सकल नामांकन अनुपात (GER) के साथ पूर्व-माध्यमिक से माध्यमिक स्तर तक शिक्षा का सार्वभौमिकरण करना है। नई राष्ट्रीय शिक्षा नीति द्वारा कुछ नए बदलाव लाये गए है, जिसमें भारतीय उच्च शिक्षा को विदेशी विश्वविद्यालयों में बढ़ावा देना, चार-वर्षीय बहु-विषयक स्नातक कार्यक्रम के लिए कई निकास विकल्पों के साथ प्रस्तुत करना शामिल है। 

इस  नई नीति का उद्देश्य भारत को वैश्विक ज्ञान महाशक्ति बनाना है। स्कूली शिक्षा में, इस नीति में पाठ्यक्रम को ओवरहाल करने, पाठ्यक्रम में कमी लाने और अनुभवात्मक शिक्षा पर जोर देने पर ध्यान केंद्रित किया गया है। स्कूल में वर्तमान 10 + 2 प्रणाली को एक नयी  5 + 3 + 3 + 4 पाठ्यक्रम प्रणाली से बदल दिया जाएगा। नई नीति के अनुसार, तीन साल की आंगनवाड़ी / प्री-स्कूलिंग के साथ 12 साल की स्कूली शिक्षा होगी। स्कूल और उच्च शिक्षा में, छात्रों के लिए एक विकल्प के रूप में संस्कृत को भी सभी स्तरों पर शामिल किया जाएगा। यह नीति औपचारिक स्कूली शिक्षा के दायरे में प्री-स्कूलिंग को शामिल करेगी ।

नई शिक्षा नीति 2020 के सिद्धांत (National Education Policy 2020) की विशेषताएं

  • मानव संसाधन प्रबंधन मंत्रालय अब शिक्षा मंत्रालय के नाम से जाना जाएगा।
  • National Education Policy के अंतर्गत शिक्षा का सार्वभौमीकरण किया जाएगा जिसमें मेडिकल और लॉ की पढ़ाई शामिल नहीं की गई है।
  • पहले 10+2 का पैटर्न फॉलो किया जाता था परंतु अब नई नेशनल एजुकेशन पॉलिसी के अंतर्गत 5+3+3+4 का पैटर्न फॉलो किया जाएगा। जिसमें 12 साल की स्कूली शिक्षा होगी और 3 साल की प्री स्कूली शिक्षा होगी।
  • छठी कक्षा से व्यवसायिक परीक्षण इंटर्नशिप आरंभ कर दी जाएगी।
  • पांचवी कक्षा तक शिक्षा मातृभाषा या फिर क्षेत्रीय भाषा में प्रदान की जाएगी।
  • पहले साइंस, कॉमर्स तथा अर्ट स्ट्रीम होती थी। अब ऐसी कोई भी स्ट्रीम नहीं होगी। छात्र अपनी इच्छा अनुसार विषय चुन सकते हैं। छात्र फिजिक्स के साथ अकाउंट या फिर आर्ट्स का कोई सब्जेक्ट भी पढ़ सकते हैं।
  • छात्रों को छठी कक्षा से कोडिंग सिखाई जाएगी।
  • सभी स्कूल डिजिटल इक्विप्ड किए जाएंगे।
  • सभी प्रकार की इकॉन्टेंट को क्षेत्रीय भाषा में ट्रांसलेट किया जाएगा।
  • वर्चुअल लैब डिवेलप की जाएंगी।

नई शिक्षा नीति 2021 के सिद्धांत

  • प्रत्येक बच्चे की क्षमता की पहचान एवं क्षमता का विकास करना
  • साक्षरता एवं संख्यामकता के ज्ञान को बच्चों के अंतर्गत विकसित करना
  • शिक्षा को लचीला बनाना
  • एक सार्वजनिक शिक्षा प्रणाली में निवेश करना
  • गुणवत्तापूर्ण शिक्षा को विकसित करना
  • बच्चों को भारतीय संस्कृति से जोड़ना
  • उत्कृष्ट स्तर पर शोध करना
  • बच्चों को सुशासन सिखाना एवं सशक्तिकरण करना
  • शिक्षा नीति को पारदर्शी बनाना
  • तकनीकी यथासंभव उपयोग पर जोर
  • मूल्यांकन पर जोर देना
  • विभिन्न प्रकार की भाषाएं सिखाना
  • बच्चों की सोच को रचनात्मक एवं तार्किक करना

नई शिक्षा नीति 2020 के फायदे –

  • नई शिक्षा नीति शिक्षार्थियों के एकीकृत विकास पर केंद्रित है।
  • यह 10+2 सिस्टम को 5+3+3+4 संरचना के साथ बदल देता है, जिसमें 12 साल की स्कूली शिक्षा और 3 साल की प्री-स्कूलिंग होती है, इस प्रकार बच्चों को पहले चरण में स्कूली शिक्षा का अनुभव होता है।
  • परीक्षाएं केवल 3, 5 और 8वीं कक्षा में आयोजित की जाएंगी, अन्य कक्षाओं का परिणाम नियमित मूल्यांकन के तौर पर लिए जाएंगे। बोर्ड परीक्षा को भी आसान बनाया जाएगा और एक वर्ष में दो बार आयोजित किया जाएगा ताकि प्रत्येक बच्चे को दो मौका मिलें।
  • नीति में पाठ्यक्रम से बाहर निकलने के अधिक लचीलेपन के साथ स्नातक कार्यक्रमों के लिए एक बहु-अनुशासनात्मक और एकीकृत दृष्टिकोण की परिकल्पना की गई है।
  • राज्य और केंद्र सरकार दोनों शिक्षा के लिए जनता द्वारा अधिक से अधिक सार्वजनिक निवेश की दिशा में एक साथ काम करेंगे, और जल्द से जल्द जीडीपी को 6% तक बढ़ाएंगे।
  • नई शिक्षा नीति सीखने के लिए पुस्तकों का भोझ बढ़ाने के बजाय व्यावहारिक शिक्षा को बढ़ाने पर ज्यादा केंद्रित है।
  • एनईपी यानी नई शिक्षा निति सामान्य बातचीत, समूह चर्चा और तर्क द्वारा बच्चों के विकास और उनके सीखने की अनुमति देता है।
  • एनटीए राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर विश्वविद्यालयों के लिए एक आम प्रवेश परीक्षा आयोजित करेगा।
  • छात्रों को पाठ्यक्रम के विषयों के साथ-साथ सीखने की इच्छा रखने वाले पाठ्यक्रम का चयन करने की भी स्वतंत्रता होगी, इस तरह से कौशल विकास को भी बढ़ावा मिलेगा।
  • सरकार एनआरएफ (नेशनल रिसर्च फाउंडेशन) की स्थापना करके विश्वविद्यालय और कॉलेज स्तर पर अनुसंधान और नवाचारों के नए तरीके स्थापित करेगी।

नई शिक्षा नीति 2020 के नुकसान –

  • भाषा का कार्यान्वयन यानि क्षेत्रीय भाषाओं में जारी रखने के लिए 5वीं कक्षा तक पढ़ाना एक बड़ी समस्या हो सकती है। बच्चे को क्षेत्रीय भाषा में पढ़ाया जाएगा और इसलिए अंग्रेजी भाषा के प्रति कम दृष्टिकोण होगा, जो 5वीं कक्षा पूरा करने के बाद आवश्यक है।
  • बच्चों को संरचनात्मक तरीके से सीखने के अधीन किया गया है, जिससे उनके छोटे दिमाग पर बोझ बढ़ सकता है।

Conclusion :

नेशनल एजुकेशन पालिसी का मुख्य उद्देश्य भारत मैं प्रदान की जाने वाली शिक्षा को वैश्विक स्तर पर लाना है। जिससे कि भारत एक वैश्विक ज्ञान महाशक्ति बन सके। नेशनल एजुकेशन पॉलिसी के माध्यम से शिक्षा का सार्वभौमीकरण किया जाएगा। नेशनल एजुकेशन पॉलिसी 2021 में सरकार के माध्यम से पुरानी एजुकेशन पॉलिसी में काफी सारे संशोधन किए हैं। जिससे कि शिक्षा की गुणवत्ता में सुधार आएगा और बच्चे अच्छी शिक्षा प्राप्त कर पाएंगे। मिड दे मील कार्यक्रम को प्री-स्कूल बच्चों तक बढ़ाया जाएगा। यह नीति यह भी प्रस्तावित करती है कि सभी विश्वविद्यालयों और कॉलेजों को 2040 तक बहु-विषयक बनने का लक्ष्य रखना होगा। यह नीति देश में रोजगार के अवसरो को बढ़ावा देगी और हमारी शैक्षिक प्रणाली को मौलिक रूप से बदल देगी।

बेटी बचाओबेटी पढ़ाओ

Introduction :

बेटी बचाओ-बेटी पढ़ाओ योजना की शुरुआत भारतीय सरकार द्वारा 2015 के जनवरी महीने में हुई। इस योजना का मकसद भारतीय समाज में लड़कियों और महिलाओं के लिये कल्याणकारी कार्यों की कुशलता को बढ़ाने के साथ-साथ लोगों के बीच जागरुकता उत्पन्न करने के लिये भी है। 22 जनवरी 2015 को भारतीय प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी द्वारा सफलतापूर्वक इस योजना का आरंभ हुआ। इस योजना को सभी राज्य और केन्द्र शासित प्रदेशों में लागू करने के लिये एक राष्ट्रीय अभियान के द्वारा देश के 100 चुनिंदा शहरों में इस योजना को लागू किया गया । 

इस कार्यक्रम की शुरुआत करते समय प्रधनमंत्री ने कहा कि, भारतीय लोगों की ये सामान्य धारणा है कि लड़कियाँ अपने माता-पिता के बजाय पराया धन होती है। अभिवावक सोचते है कि लड़के तो उनके अपने होते है जो बुढ़ापे में उनकी देखभाल करेंगे जबकि लड़कियाँ तो दूसरे घर जाकर अपने ससुराल वालों की सेवा करती हैं। लड़कियों या महिलाओं को कम महत्ता देने से धरती पर मानव समाज खतरे में पड़ सकता है क्योंकि अगर महिलाएँ नहीं तो जन्म नहीं। इसमें कुछ सकारात्मक पहलू ये है कि ये योजना लड़कियों के खिलाफ होने वाले अपराध और गलत प्रथाओं को हटाने के लिये एक बड़े कदम के रुप में साबित होगी।

बेटी बचाओ, बेटी पढ़ाओ अभियान के उद्देश्य –

  • इस अभियान के मुख्य उद्देश्य बालिकाओं की सुरक्षा करना और कन्या भ्रूण हत्या को रोकना है। इसके अलावा बालिकाओं की शिक्षा को बढ़ावा देना और उनके भविष्य को संवारना भी इसका उद्देश्य है। सरकार ने लिंग अनुपात में समानता लाने के लिए ये योजना शुरू की।
  • ताकि बालिकाएं दुनिया में सर उठकर जी पाएं और उनका जीवन स्तर भी ऊंचा उठे। इसका उद्देश्य बेटियों के अस्तित्व को बचाना एवं उनकी सुरक्षा को सुनिश्चित करना भी है। शिक्षा के साथ-साथ बालिकाओं को अन्य क्षेत्रों में भी आगे बढ़ाना एवं उनकी इसमें भागीदारी को सुनिश्चित करना भी इसका मुख्य लक्ष्य है|
  • इस अभियान के द्वारा समाज में महिलाओं के साथ हो रहे अन्याय और अत्याचार के विरूद्ध एक पहल हुई है। इससे बालक और बालिकाओं के बीच समानता का व्यवहार होगा। 
  • बेटियों को उनकी शिक्षा के लिए और साथ ही उनके विवाह के लिए भी सहायता उपलब्ध करवाई जाएगी, जिससे उनके विवाह में किसी प्रकार की दिक्कत नहीं होगी।
  • इस योजना से बालिकाओं को उनके अधिकार प्राप्त होंगे जिनकी वे हकदार हैं साथ ही महिला सशक्तिकरण के लिए भी यह अभियान एक मजबूत कड़ी है।

बेटी बचाओ बेटी पढ़ाओ अभियान के कार्य –

  • हर थोड़े दिनों बाद हमें कन्या भ्रूण हत्या, दहेज प्रथा, महिलाओं पर शारीरिक और मानसिक अत्याचार जैसे अपराधों की खबर देखने और सुनने को मिलती है। जिसके लिए भारत देश की सरकार इन बालिकाओं को बचाने और उनके अच्छे भविष्य के लिए हर संभव कोशिश कर रही है और अलग अलग योजनाएं चला रही है|
  • बालिकाओं की देखभाल और परवरिश अच्छी हो इसके लिए कई तरह के नए नियम कानून भी लागू किये जा रहे हैं। इसके साथ ही पुराने नियम कानूनों को बदला भी जा रहा है|
  • इस योजना के तहत मुख्य रूप से लड़के एवं लड़कियों के लिंग अनुपात में ध्यान केन्द्रित किया गया है, ताकि महिलाओं के साथ हो रहे भेदभाव और सेक्स डेटरमिनेशन टेस्ट को रोका जा सके।
  • इस अभियान का संचालन तीन स्तर पर हो रहा है, राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर, राजकीय स्तर पर और जिला स्तर पर। इस योजना में माता पिता एक निश्चित धनराशि अपनी बेटी के बैंक खाते में जमा करवाते हैं और सरकार उस राशि पर लाभ प्रदान करती है ताकि वह धनराशि बालिका की उच्च शिक्षा में और विवाह में काम आए।
  • जिससे बेटियों को बोझ ना समझा जाए। सरकार इस अभियान के द्वारा बालिकाओं की सुरक्षा और उनके उज्जवल भविष्य की कामना करती है।
  • इस अभियान के शुरुआती दौर में सभी ने इसका स्वागत और समर्थन किया लेकिन फिर भी ये इतना सफल नहीं हो पाया जितना सोचा गया था। बालिकाओं की स्थिति में सुधार लाने के लिए लोगों को जागरूक होना होगा और सभी को एकजुट होकर इस समस्या का समाधान करना होगा।
  • एक बच्ची दुनिया में आकर सबसे पहले बेटी बनती है। वे अपने माता पिता के लिए विपत्ति के समय में ढाल बनकर खड़ी रहती है। बालिका बन कर भाई की मदद करती है। बाद में धर्मपत्नी बनकर अपने पति और ससुराल वालों का हर अच्छी बुरी परिस्थिति में साथ निभाती है।
  • वह त्यागमूर्ति मां के रूप में अपने बच्चों पर सब कुछ कुर्बान कर जाती है और अपने बच्चों में अच्छे संस्कारों के बीज बोती है, जिससे वे आगे चलकर अच्छे इंसान बनें। सभी को बेटी और बेटों के साथ एक समान व्यवहार करना चाहिए।
  • उन्हें समान रूप से शिक्षा और जीवन स्तर देना चाहिए, समान अधिकार और प्यार – दुलार देना चाहिए, क्योंकि किसी भी देश के विकास के लिए बेटियां समान रूप से जिम्मेदार है।

Conclusion :

हम ये आशा करते हैं कि आने वाले दिनों में सामाजिक-आर्थिक कारणों की वजह से किसी भी लड़की को गर्भ में नहीं मारा जायेगा, अशिक्षित नहीं रहेंगी, असुरक्षित नहीं रहेंगी, अत: पूरे देश में लैंगिक भेदभाव को मिटाने के द्वारा बेटी-बचाओ बेटी-पढ़ाओ योजना का लक्ष्य लड़कियों को आर्थिक और सामाजिक दोनों तरह से स्वतंत्र बनाने का है। लडकियों को लडकों के समान समझा जाना चाहिए और उन्हें सभी कार्यक्षेत्रों में समान अवसर प्रदान करने चाहिए।

ऑनलाइन शिक्षा पर निबंध – Essay on Online education in hindi 250 words :

Introduction :

शिक्षा हमारे जीवन का एक महत्वपूर्ण हिस्सा है, यह हमारा भविष्य बना भी सकती है और अगर इसपर सही तरीके से ध्यान न दिया जाये तो, बिगाड़ भी सकती है। ऑनलाइन शिक्षा में सीखने और सिखाने की प्रक्रिया इलेक्ट्रॉनिक माध्यम के द्वारा होती है जो डिजिटल प्लेटफार्मों के माध्यम से कराई जाती है। यह छात्रों को प्रौद्योगिकी के माध्यम से शैक्षिक अनुभव प्राप्त करने में सक्षम बनाती है। ऑनलाइन शिक्षा एनीमेशन, ऑडियो, वीडियो और इमेजेज के रूप में डिजिटल प्लेटफार्मों के द्वारा की जा सकती है।

कोविड -19 महामारी के कारण दुनिया भर के स्कूलों को बंद कर दिया गया है। विश्व स्तर पर, 1.2 बिलियन से अधिक बच्चे कक्षा से बाहर हैं। परिणामस्वरूप, शिक्षा ई-लर्निंग के माध्यम से काफी बदल गई है, जिसे डिजिटल प्लेटफार्मों पर कराया जा रहा है।

दुनिया भर में वर्तमान में 186 देशों में 1.2 बिलियन से अधिक बच्चे हैं जो इस महामारी के कारण स्कूल बंद होने से प्रभावित हुए है। ऑनलाइन शिक्षा की अधिक मांग होने के कारण, कई ऑनलाइन लर्निंग प्लेटफॉर्म अपनी सेवाओं को मुफ्त प्रदान कर रहे हैं, जिसमें BYJU’S और  Unacademy जैसे प्लेटफॉर्म शामिल हैं।

Conclusion :

ऑनलाइन शिक्षा के क्षेत्र में कुछ चुनौतियां भी हैं जिन्हें दूर करना होगा। इंटरनेट एक्सेस और प्रौद्योगिकी के बिना छात्र डिजिटल लर्निंग प्लेटफॉर्मो पर शिक्षा प्राप्त नहीं कर सकते। ऑनलाइन शिक्षा के माध्यम से पारंपरिक कक्षा की तुलना में 40-60% तक समय भी कम लगता है क्योंकि छात्र अपनी गति के अनुसार, कभी भी और कही भी सीख सकते हैं। ऑनलाइन शिक्षा ने शिक्षण को सरल और सुगम बना दिया है क्योंकि छात्रो को अपने अनुसार उपयुक्त समय पर अध्ययन करने की स्वतंत्रता होती है लेकिन यह भी सच है कि ऑनलाइन सीखने के लिए छात्र में शिक्षा के प्रति जूनून और मोटिवेशन होना जरुरी है।

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शिक्षा में यात्रा का महत्व 

Introduction :

“दुनिया एक किताब है, और जो लोग यात्रा नहीं करते वे केवल इसका एक पन्नाही पढ़ते हैं।” यह एक प्रसिद्ध कहावत है। यात्रा हमें किसी भी विश्वविद्यालय या कॉलेज से अधिक सिखा सकती है। जब हम यात्रा करते हैं तो हम जिस देश की यात्रा करते हैं उसकी संस्कृति के बारे में सीखते हैं। यात्रा हमें एक सुखद अनुभव प्रदान करती हैं। ज्यादातर लोग, यात्रा के बाद, एक नए दृष्टिकोण, नए उत्साह और एक बेहतर दृढ़ संकल्प के साथ घर लौटते हैं। यात्रा के माध्यम से हमें  बहुत सी नई चीजों का ज्ञान प्राप्त होता है। 

हमें यात्रा से किसी विशेष समुदाय के लोगो के रहने के तरीके, सामाजिक जीवन, कृषि, पूजा, मान्यताओं, कला रूपों आदि के बारे में पता चलता है। छात्रों के लिए भी यात्रा का एक विशेष महत्व है। जब हम विभिन्न स्थानों पर जाते हैं, तो पाठ्यपुस्तकों में सीखी जाने वाली कई चीजें व्यावहारिक रूप से समझी जा सकती हैं। यात्रा एक व्यक्ति को उनके सभी साधारण सुखों और आराम से दूर, उनके आराम क्षेत्र से बाहर ले जाती है। यह हमें साहसी बनने, जीवन को पूर्ण रूप से जीने और समय का उपयोग करने के लिए नई चीजों की खोज करने और नए लोगों से मिलने के लिए मजबूर करता है। इसमें हमारे स्वास्थ्य को बेहतर बनाने की क्षमता है।

  • शिक्षा किसी भी बड़ी पारिवारिक, सामाजिक और यहाँ तक कि राष्ट्रीय और अन्तर्राष्ट्रीय समस्याओं को भी हर करने की क्षमता प्रदान करती है। हम से कोई भी जीवन के हरेक पहलू में शिक्षा के महत्व को अनदेखा नहीं कर सकता। यह मस्तिष्क को सकारात्मक ओर मोड़ती है और सभी मानसिक और नकारात्मक विचारधाराओं को हटाती है।
  • यह लोगों की सोच को सकारात्मक विचार लाकर बदलती है और नकारात्मक विचारों को हटाती है। बचपन में ही हमारे माता-पिता हमारे मस्तिष्क को शिक्षा की ओर ले जाने में बहुत महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाते हैं। वे प्रसिद्ध शैक्षणिक संस्था में हमारा दाखिला कराकर हमें अच्छी शिक्षा प्रदान करने का हरसंभव प्रयास करते हैं।
  • यह हमें तकनीकी और उच्च कौशल वाले ज्ञान के साथ ही पूरे संसार में हमारे विचारों को विकसित करने की क्षमता प्रदान करती है। अपने कौशल और ज्ञान को बढ़ाने का सबसे अच्छे तरीके अखबारों को पढ़ना, टीवी पर ज्ञानवर्धक कार्यक्रमों को देखना, अच्छे लेखकों की किताबें पढ़ना आदि हैं। शिक्षा हमें अधिक सभ्य और बेहतर शिक्षित बनाती है। यह समाज में बेहतर पद और नौकरी में कल्पना की गए पद को प्राप्त करने में हमारी मदद करती है।
  • आधुनिक तकनीकी संसार में शिक्षा मुख्य भूमिका को निभाती है। आजकल, शिक्षा के स्तर को बढ़ाने के लिए बहुत तरीके हैं। शिक्षा का पूरा तंत्र अब बदल दिया गया है। हम अब 12वीं कक्षा के बाद दूरस्थ शिक्षा कार्यक्रम (डिस्टेंस एजूकेशन) के माध्यम से भी नौकरी के साथ ही पढ़ाई भी कर सकते हैं।
  • शिक्षा बहुत महंगी नहीं है, कोई भी कम धन होने के बाद भी अपनी पढ़ाई जारी रख सकता है। दूरस्थ शिक्षा के माध्यम से हम आसानी से किसी भी बड़े और प्रसिद्ध विश्वविद्यालय में बहुत कम शुल्क पर प्रवेश ले सकते हैं। अन्य छोटे संस्थान भी किसी विशेष क्षेत्र में कौशल को बढ़ावा देने के लिए शिक्षा प्रदान कर रहे हैं।
  • पहले, शिक्षा प्रणाली बहुत ही महंगी और कठिन थी, गरीब लोग 12वीं कक्षा के बाद उच्च शिक्षा प्राप्त करने में सक्षम नहीं थे। समाज में लोगों के बीच बहुत अन्तर और असमानता थी। उच्च जाति के लोग, अच्छे से शिक्षा प्राप्त करते थे और निम्न जाति के लोगों को स्कूल या कालेज में शिक्षा प्राप्त करने की अनुमति नहीं थी।
  • यद्यपि, अब शिक्षा की पूरी प्रक्रिया और विषय में बड़े स्तर पर परिवर्तन किए गए हैं। इस विषय में भारत सरकार के द्वारा सभी के लिए शिक्षा प्रणाली को सुगम और कम महंगी करने के लिए बहुत से नियम और कानून लागू किये गये हैं।
  • सबसे ज्यादा महत्वपूर्ण, दूरस्थ शिक्षा प्रणाली ने उच्च शिक्षा को सस्ता और सुगम बनाया है, ताकि पिछड़े क्षेत्रों, गरीबों और मध्यम वर्ग के लोगों के लिए भविष्य में समान शिक्षा और सफलता प्राप्त करने के अवसर मिलें।
  • भलीभाँति शिक्षित व्यक्ति एक देश के मजबूत आधार स्तम्भ होते हैं और भविष्य में इसको आगे ले जाने में सहयोग करते हैं। इस तरह, शिक्षा वो उपकरण है, जो जीवन, समाज और राष्ट्र में सभी असंभव स्थितियों को संभव बनाती है।
  • शिक्षा हम सभी के उज्ज्वल भविष्य के लिए आवश्यक उपकरण है। हम जीवन में शिक्षा के इस उपकरण का प्रयोग करके कुछ भी अच्छा प्राप्त कर सकते हैं। शिक्षा का उच्च स्तर लोगों को सामाजिक और पारिवारिक आदर और एक अलग पहचान बनाने में मदद करता है।
  • शिक्षा का समय सभी के लिए सामाजिक और व्यक्तिगत रुप से बहुत महत्वपूर्ण समय होता है। यह एक व्यक्ति को जीवन में एक अलग स्तर और अच्छाई की भावना को विकसित करती है। शिक्षा किसी भी बड़ी पारिवारिक, सामाजिक और यहाँ तक कि राष्ट्रीय और अन्तर्राष्ट्रीय समस्याओं को भी हर करने की क्षमता प्रदान करती है।
  • हम से कोई भी जीवन के हरेक पहलू में शिक्षा के महत्व को अनदेखा नहीं कर सकता। यह मस्तिष्क को सकारात्मक ओर मोड़ती है और सभी मानसिक और नकारात्मक विचारधाराओं को हटाती है।
  • यह सभी मानव अधिकारों, सामाजिक अधिकारों, देश के प्रति कर्तव्यों और दायित्वों को समझने में हमारी सहायता करती है।

Conclusion :

शिक्षा लोगों के मस्तिष्क को बड़े स्तर पर विकसित करने का कार्य करती है तथा इसके साथ ही यह समाज में लोगों के बीच के सभी भेदभावों को हटाने में भी सहायता करती है। यह हमें अच्छा अध्ययन कर्ता बनने में मदद करती है और जीवन के हर पहलू को समझने के लिए सूझ-बूझ को विकसित करती है। नैनीताल, दार्जिलिंग, पंचमढ़ी, ऊटी आदि स्थानों की यात्रा से हमारे शारीरिक और मानसिक स्वास्थ्य पर बहुत प्रभाव पड़ता है। यह हमारे मानसिक ज्ञान को बढ़ा देता है और हमारे स्वास्थ्य को बेहतर बनाता है, यात्रा हमारी राष्ट्रीय अर्थव्यवस्था और पर्यटन उद्योग के विकास को भी बढ़ावा देती है। यात्रा किसी भी उम्र के व्यक्ति के लिए सही मनोरंजन है।

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भारत 5 ट्रिलियन डॉलर अर्थव्यवस्था पर निबंध (India 5 trillion economy essay in hindi)

भारत 5 ट्रिलियन डॉलर अर्थव्यवस्था पर निबंध (India 5 trillion economy essay in hindi)

Introduction :

भारत ने 1991 में अर्थव्यवस्था को गति देने के लिये उदारीकरण की नीति को अपनाया, इसके अंतर्गत विभिन्न क्षेत्रों को निजी क्षेत्र के लिये खोल दिया गया और धीरे-धीरे भारत की अर्थव्यवस्था की गति तीव्र होती गई। भारत कुछ समय पूर्व ही विश्व की छठी सबसे बड़ी अर्थव्यवस्था बन गया है। किंतु भारत के आकार और क्षमता के अनुपात को देखते हुए अर्थव्यवस्था की मौजूदा स्थिति की सराहना नहीं की जा सकती है। इस तथ्य को ध्यान में रखकर भारत के नीति निर्माताओं ने वर्ष 2024 तक भारत को 5 ट्रिलियन डॉलर की अर्थव्यवस्था बनाने का लक्ष्य रखा है। केंद्रीय वित्त मंत्री निर्मला सीतारमण ने भी अपने बजट भाषण के दौरान देश को साल 2024 तक ‘फाइव ट्रिलियन डॉलर इकोनॉमी’ की अर्थव्यवस्था बनाने की बात कही।

हालांकि बजट के पहले भी हमारे प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी जी ने अपने कई कार्यक्रमों के दौरान इस लक्ष्य को हासिल करने की बात कही है। बजट भाषण के दौरान वित्त मंत्री निर्मला सीतारमण ने कहा कि भारत ने आज़ादी के बाद आर्थिक क्षेत्र में तीव्र वृद्धि नहीं की। इसका नतीजा यह रहा कि भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था को एक ट्रिलियन डॉलर तक पहुँचने में 55 सालों का समय लग गया, जबकि इसी दौरान चीन की अर्थव्यवस्था बड़ी तेज़ी से आगे बढ़ी।

ऐसे में, आर्थिक क्षमता सीमित होने के चलते अक्सर देश के तमाम क्षेत्रों जैसे रेलवे, सामाजिक क्षेत्र, रक्षा और इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर में ज़रूरी संसाधन उपलब्ध नहीं हो पाए।

सरकार द्वारा उठाये गए मुख्य कदम

  • सरकार ने इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर पर विशेष ध्यान देते हुए अकेले प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजना में ही 1.95 करोड़ आवासों के निर्माण का लक्ष्य तय किया। साथ ही,होम लोन के ब्याज भुगतान पर 1.5 लाख रुपए की अतिरिक्त कटौती को भी मंज़ूरी दी गई है।
  • ‘स्टडी इन इंडिया’ पहल के तहत निजी उच्च शिक्षा को बढ़ावा देने के लिये कई एलान किए गए। इसके अलावा, विश्वस्तरीय संस्थानों के निर्माण और ‘खेलो भारत’ योजना के तहत खेल विश्वविद्यालयों की भीस्थापना की जा रही है। सरकार ने एक संप्रभु ऋण बाज़ार की स्थापना का भी ऐलान किया। इसके तहत सरकार अंतरराष्ट्रीय बाजार से कर्ज लेकर देश में निजी निवेश के लिए धन मुहैया करवाएगी। इस प्रकार ब्याज दर में कमी लाने में मदद मिलेगी।
  • इसके अलावा निजी पूंजी निर्माण में मदद करने के लिहाज से सरकार ने सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र के बैंकों में 70,000 करोड़ रुपए के नए पूंजी निवेश की योजना बनाई है। मौजूदा वक्त में निजी क्षेत्र कर्ज़ के दबाव और पूंजी की कमी की समस्या से जूझ रहा है। ऐसे में, पूंजी निर्माण के लिये सरकार को विदेशी पूंजी को बेहतर तरीके से इस्तेमाल करना होगा।
  • इसलिये सरकार कई क्षेत्रों खासकर बीमा, विमानन और एकल ब्रांड खुदरा क्षेत्र में प्रत्यक्ष विदेशी निवेश को बढ़ावा देने की दिशा में काम कर रही है। एमएसएमई पर विशेष ध्यान देने के साथ-साथ सरकार ने श्रम सुधार की दिशा में भी कई कदम उठाए हैं। मैन्युफैक्चरिंग सेक्टर को बल देने के लिहाज से 44 श्रम कानूनों को मिलाकर चार संहिताओं के रूप में बनाने की दिशा में काम किया जा रहा है।
  • 400 करोड़ रुपए तक के टर्नओवर वाले छोटे उद्यमों के लिये कॉर्पोरेट कर को घटाकर 25 प्रतिशत कर दिया गया है। सरकार ने रेलवे के आधुनिकीकरण के लिये करीब 50 लाख करोड़ रुपए के निवेश की ज़रूरत बताई है। इस तरह,रेलवे के संसाधनों में बढ़ोत्तरी के लिये सार्वजनिक निजी भागीदारी (PPP) का प्रस्ताव किया गया है।

इस सम्बन्ध में मुख्य चुनौतियाँ

  • जलवायु परिवर्तन ने मॉनसून की रफ्तार को बिगाड़ रखा है जिसका असर भारतीय कृषि को भुगतान पड़ रहा है। साथ ही, भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था में सबसे बड़ा हिस्सा रखने वाले सेवा क्षेत्र में हालात बहुत अच्छे नहीं हैं। भारत का ऊर्जा क्षेत्र मुश्किलों के दौर से गुज़र रहा है तथा इस क्षेत्र को संरचनात्मक स्तर पर सुधार की आवश्यकता है।
  • केंद्र को राज्य सरकारों के साथ मिलकर टैरिफ नीति में सुधार करने की ज़रूरत है ताकि उद्योगों एवं बड़े उपभोक्ताओं को इसका लाभ प्राप्त हो सके, साथ ही कृषि क्षेत्र एवं घरेलू उपभोक्ताओं के लिये टैरिफ की दरों में वृद्धि भी की जानी ज़रूरी है।
  • कृषि क्षेत्र पहले से ही अधिक बिजली उपयोग के कारण सिंचाई संकट से जूझ रहा है। परिवहन के क्षेत्र में भारत में वैश्विक स्तर के इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर की कमी है, साथ ही अभी भी ग्रामीण एवं दूरदराज़ के क्षेत्र कनेक्टिविटी से दूर हैं।
  • भारत का रेलवे विश्व के कुछ सबसे बड़े रेलवे मार्गों में शामिल है फिर भी इसमें सुधार की आवश्यकता है। ऐसा अनुमान लगाया जा रहा है कि रेलवे के आधुनिकीकरण के लिये लगभग 50 लाख करोड़ रूपए के निवेश की आवश्यकता है।
  • इसी प्रकार उच्च गुणवत्ता के सड़क मार्ग, बंदरगाहों की क्षमता में वृद्धि तथा इनको रेल एवं सड़क के ज़रिये देश के विभिन्न आर्थिक प्रतिष्ठानों से जोड़ना भी ज़रूरी है। इस प्रकार से भारत की परिवहन क्षमता में वृद्धि हो सकेगी जिससे अर्थव्यवस्था तीव्र गति से वृद्धि कर सकेगी।
  • भारत में टेलिकॉम सेक्टर भी कई समस्याओं से जूझ रह है। अन्य देश जहाँ 5G का उपयोग आरंभ कर चुके है भारत में अभी इसके लिये ज़रुरी प्रयास भी नहीं किये जा सके हैं। पहले ही TRAI एवं सरकार की स्पेक्ट्रम और इसकी बेस कीमतों की नीति के कारण टेलिकॉम सेक्टर संघर्ष कर रहा है। भारत नेट परियोजना जो भारत में स्थानीय स्तर तक इंटरनेट सेवा पहुँचाने के लिये आरंभ की गई थी, अभी भी पूर्ण नहीं हो सकी है।

Conclusion :

यह माना जा रहा है कि 5 ट्रिलियन डॉलर के लक्ष्य को प्राप्त करने के लिये भारत को GDP के लगभग 8 प्रतिशत की वृद्धि दर की आवश्यकता होगी। वर्तमान में भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था की गति धीमी हैं, साथ ही इस स्थिति में उच्च आर्थिक वृद्धि दर को प्राप्त करना एक कठिन लक्ष्य साबित हो सकता हैं। लेकिन मौजूदा हालातों को देखते हुए यह कहना गलत नहीं होगा कि अर्थव्यवस्था के लिए चुनौतियां लगातार बढ़ती जा रही हैं। लेकिन फिर भी 5 ट्रिलियन डॉलर की अर्थव्यवस्था बनने का सपना कोई असंभव बात नहीं है। शिक्षा की गुणवत्ता में सुधार, बेरोज़गारी, आर्थिक असमानता, महिलाओं की स्थिति, कुपोषण, जातिगत भेदभाव, गरीबी जैसे भी कई ज़रूरी मुद्दे हैं जिनको हल करना आवश्यक है। इन समस्याओं को दूर करके ही भारत 5 ट्रिलियन डॉलर की अर्थव्यवस्था बनने के अपने लक्ष्य को प्राप्त करने में सफल हो सकेगा।

कोरोना वायरस का वैश्विक अर्थव्यवस्था पर प्रभाव

Introduction :

कोरोनावायरस (COVID-19) एक संक्रामक रोग है जो कोरोनावायरस के कारण होता है। इसकी शुरुआत पहली बार दिसंबर 2019 में चीन के वुहान शहर से हुई। डब्ल्यूएचओ ने 30 जनवरी को कोरोनवायरस को अंतरराष्ट्रीय चिंता का सार्वजनिक स्वास्थ्य आपातकाल घोषित किया है। कोरोनावायरस न केवल लोगों के स्वास्थ्य को प्रभावित कर रहा है बल्कि दुनिया के सभी देशों की अर्थव्यवस्थाओं को भी प्रभावित कर रहा है। विश्व व्यापार संगठन के अनुसार, व्यापार के मामले में, चीन दुनिया का सबसे बड़ा निर्यातक और दूसरा सबसे बड़ा आयातक है।

विश्व के निर्यात का 13% और आयात का 11% केवल चीन से होता है। दुनिया के कई उद्योग अपने कच्चे माल के लिए चीन पर निर्भर हैं। पुरे विश्व में खरीदी जाने वाली लगभग एक तिहाई मशीनरी चीन से आती है, इसलिए कोरोनवायरस ने वैश्विक आपूर्ति पर प्रतिकूल प्रभाव डाला है। चीन में कई कारखाने अब बंद हो गए हैं, निर्भर कंपनियों के लिए उत्पादन भी बंद हो गया है। उत्पादन में मंदी के कारण खपत में भी गिरावट आई है और इस तरह से दुनिया की अर्थव्यवस्थाओं पर असर पड़ रहा है। कोरोनोवायरस फैलने के कारण लोगों की आवाजाही पर प्रतिबंध के कारण पर्यटन उद्योग को भी भारी नुकसान उठाना पड़ रहा है।

कोरोना वायरस का आयात पर प्रभाव-

  • स वायरस से हवाई यात्रा, शेयर बाज़ार, वैश्विक आपूर्ति शृंखलाओं सहित लगभग सभी क्षेत्र प्रभावित हो रहे हैं।
  • यह वायरस अमेरिकी अर्थव्यवस्था को बुरी तरह प्रभावित कर सकता है, जबकि इसके कारण चीनी अर्थव्यवस्था पहले से ही मुश्किल स्थिति में है।
  • इन दो अर्थव्यवस्थाओं, जिन्हें वैश्विक आर्थिक इंजन के रूप में जाना जाता है, संपूर्ण वैश्विक अर्थव्यवस्था में सुस्ती तथा आगे जाकर मंदी का कारण बन सकता है।
  • निवेशकों के बाज़ारों से बाहर निकलने के कारण शेयर बाज़ार सूचकांक में लगातार गिरावट आई है। लोग बड़ी राशि को अपेक्षाकृत सुरक्षित क्षेत्र यथा- ‘सरकारी बाॅण्ड’ में लगा रहे हैं जिससे कीमतों में तेज़ी तथा उत्पादकता में कमी देखी गई है।
  • अमेरिकी बाज़ार में वर्ष 2008 के वैश्विक वित्तीय संकट के बाद सबसे खराब अनुभव हाल ही में कोरोना वायरस के कारण महसूस किया गया, ध्यातव्य है कि अमेरिकी बाज़ार में 12% से अधिक की गिरावट आई है।
  • यहाँ ध्यान देने योग्य तथ्य यह है कि जो निवेशक ऐसे संकट के समय सामान्यत: स्वर्ण में निवेश करते हैं, इस संकट के समय उन्होंने इसका भी बहिष्कार कर दिया जिससे सोने की कीमतों में गिरावट देखी गई, तथा लोगों ने सरकारी गारंटी युक्त ‘ट्रेज़री बिल’ (Treasury Bills) में अधिक निवेश करना उचित समझा।
  • Apple, Nvidia, Adidas जैसी कंपनियाँ इससे अधिक प्रभावित हो सकती हैं क्योंकि ये चीन के आपूर्तिकर्त्ताओं पर निर्भर हैं, इन्हें भविष्य में बाधाओं का सामना करना पड़ सकता है।

भारत की अर्थव्यवस्था पर नकारात्मक प्रभाव –

  • भारत जब अर्थव्यवस्था को पुन: पटरी पर लाने की कोशिश कर रहा है, ऐसे समय में इस वायरस का केवल सतही प्रभाव नहीं पड़ेगा तथा ऐसे कठिन समय में समस्या का समाधान मात्र ‘एयर लिफ्टिंग’ से संभव नहीं है।
  • यह समस्या न केवल आपूर्ति शृंखला को प्रभावित करेगी, अपितु यह भारत के फार्मास्यूटिकल, इलेक्ट्रॉनिक, ऑटोमोबाइल जैसे उद्योगों को गंभीर रूप से प्रभावित करेगी।
  • निर्यात, जिसे अर्थव्यवस्था के विकास का इंजन माना जाता है, इसमें वैश्विक मंदी की स्थिति में और गिरावट देखी जा सकती है, साथ ही निवेश में भी गिरावट आ सकती है।
  • भारतीय कंपनियाँ चीन आधारित ‘वैश्विक आपूर्ति शृंखला’ में शामिल प्रमुख भागीदार नहीं हैं, अत: भारतीय कंपनियाँ इससे अधिक प्रभावित नहीं होंगी।
  • दूसरा, कच्चे तेल की कीमतों में गिरावट आ रही है, जो कि वृहद् अर्थव्यवस्था और उच्च मुद्रास्फीति के चलते अच्छी खबर है।
  • भारत सरकार को लगातार विकास की गति का अवलोकन करने की आवश्यकता है, साथ ही चीन पर निर्भर भारतीय उद्योगों को आवश्यक समर्थन एवं सहायता प्रदान करनी चाहिये।
  • कोरोना वायरस जैसी बीमारी की पहचान, प्रभाव, प्रसार एवं रोकथाम पर चर्चा अंतर्राष्ट्रीय संस्थानों द्वारा की जानी चाहिये ताकि इस बीमारी पर नियंत्रण पाया जा सके।

Conclusion :

वायरस जनित यह संकट किसी अन्य वित्तीय संकट से बिलकुल अलग है। अन्य वित्तीय संकटों का समाधान समय-परीक्षणित उपायों जैसे- दर में कटौती, बेल-आउट पैकेज (विशेष वित्तीय प्रोत्साहन) आदि से किया जा सकता है, परंतु वायरस जनित संकट का समाधान इन वित्तीय उपायों द्वारा किया जाना संभव नहीं है। ऑटोमोबाइल उद्योग पहले ही आर्थिक मंदी के कारण संकट में है और अब माल और सेवाओं की आपूर्ति बाधित होने के कारण उत्पादन में कमी आ रही है। चीन से आपूर्ति में रुकावट के कारण वैश्विक वित्तीय बाजार में उतार-चढ़ाव हो रहा है। यद्यपि दुनिया की अर्थव्यवस्था पर कोरोनोवायरस के सटीक प्रभाव को निर्धारित करना मुश्किल है, फिर भी यह स्पष्ट है कि यह प्रभाव लंबे समय तक रहेगा।

जीएसटी और इसका अर्थव्यवस्था पर प्रभाव पर निबंध

Introduction :

जीएसटी, गुड्स एंड सर्विसेज टैक्स का संक्षिप्त रूप है इस कर को भारत सरकार द्वारा लगाया जाता है। यह भारत के कर ढांचे में सुधार के लिए एक बड़ा कदम साबित हुआ है। जीएसटी को 1 जुलाई 2017 से लागू किया गया। इसने सभी तरह के अप्रत्यक्ष करों को एक कर में मिला दिया है। जीएसटी लागू करने के पीछे मुख्य विचार राष्ट्र की अर्थव्यवस्था में सुधार करना है।जीएसटी पहली बार 1954 में फ्रांस में लागू किया गया ।

इसमें सभी अप्रत्यक्ष कर जैसे वैट, मनोरंजन कर, सेवा कर आदि शामिल हैं। जीएसटी तीन प्रकार के करों से बना है, वे हैं केंद्रीय जीएसटी, राज्य जीएसटी और अंतरराज्यीय जीएसटी जो माल या सेवा के लेन-देन से निर्धारित होते हैं। जीएसटी एक सरल कर प्रणाली है। अब केवल एक ही टैक्स होगा, जो जीएसटी है। जीएसटी लागू करने के पीछे सरकार का एजेंडा “वन नेशन, वन टैक्स” है।

जीएसटी

  • वैश्विक वित्तीय संस्थानों, भारतीय मीडिया और विपक्षी राजनीतिक दलों और भारतीय व्यापारियों ने जीएसटी की आलोचना की। व्यापारियों को कर वापसी में देरी और अधिक प्रशासनिक रुकावटों की समस्याओं का सामना करना पड़ा है। सभी के लिए केवल एक कर की दर वस्तुओं और सेवाओं के लेन-देन के संदर्भ में एक एकीकृत बाजार बनाएगी।
  • दुनिया भर में आर्थिक संकट के बीच, भारत ने महत्वाकांक्षी विकास लक्ष्यों के साथ आशा की किरण के रूप में पेश किया है, जो ‘मेक इन इंडिया’, ‘डिजिटल इंडिया’, आदि जैसे रणनीतिक मिशनों का समर्थन करता है। माल और सेवा कर (जीएसटी) अपेक्षित है। अर्थव्यवस्था के भीतर वस्तुओं और सेवाओं के मुक्त प्रवाह की दिशा में अप्रत्यक्ष कराधान के मौजूदा आधार को बदलकर और कर पर कर के प्रभाव को कम करने के लिए भारत में आर्थिक विकास के लिए बहुत आवश्यक उत्तेजक प्रदान करते हैं।
  • आने वाले वर्षों में भारत की विश्व अर्थव्यवस्था में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाने की उम्मीद के मद्देनजर, जीएसटी लागू होने की उम्मीद देश के भीतर ही नहीं, बल्कि पड़ोसी देशों और दुनिया की विकसित अर्थव्यवस्थाओं में भी है। गुड्स एंड सर्विसेज टैक्स (GST) एक विशाल अवधारणा है जो किसी देश की आर्थिक वृद्धि को समर्थन और बढ़ाकर विशाल कर संरचना को सरल बनाता है। जीएसटी राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर वस्तुओं और सेवाओं के विनिर्माण, बिक्री और उपभोग पर एक व्यापक कर लेवी है।
  • गुड्स एंड सर्विसेज टैक्स बिल या जीएसटी बिल, जिसे संविधान (एक सौ और बीस-दूसरा संशोधन) विधेयक, 2014 के रूप में भी जाना जाता है, भारत में एक राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर लागू होने वाले मूल्य वर्धित कर की शुरुआत करता है। जीएसटी प्रणाली में एकरूपता लाने के लिए उत्पादन के सभी चरणों में एक अप्रत्यक्ष कर होगा।
  • जीएसटी को व्यवहार में लाने पर, एकल कर भुगतान में केंद्र और राज्य करों का समामेलन होगा। यह घरेलू, अंतर्राष्ट्रीय बाजार के साथ-साथ भारत की स्थिति को भी बढ़ाएगा। उपभोक्ता स्तर पर, GST समग्र कर बोझ को कम करेगा, जो वर्तमान में 25-30% अनुमानित है। इस प्रणाली के तहत, उपभोक्ता अंतिम कर का भुगतान करता है लेकिन एक कुशल इनपुट टैक्स क्रेडिट सिस्टम यह सुनिश्चित करता है कि माल के निर्माण में जाने वाले इनपुट पर चुकाए गए कर पर कोई कर नहीं है।
  • केंद्रीय स्तर पर उत्पाद शुल्क और सेवा कर और राज्य स्तर पर वैट जैसे कई करों के भुगतान से बचने के लिए, जीएसटी इन करों को एकीकृत करेगा और पूरे देश में एक समान बाजार तैयार करेगा।
  • जीएसटी प्रणाली में विभिन्न करों का एकीकरण क्रेडिट के प्रभावी क्रॉस-उपयोग के बारे में लाएगा। वर्तमान प्रणाली कर उत्पादन का उत्पादन करती है, जबकि जीएसटी का लक्ष्य कर की खपत होगी। जीएसटी के कार्यान्वयन से भारत में एक साझा बाजार बनाने और वस्तुओं और सेवाओं की लागत पर कर के प्रभाव को कम करने में मदद मिलेगी।
  • न केवल कर बल्कि वस्तुओं और सेवाओं की लागत भी कुछ क्षेत्रों में प्रभावित हो सकती है, और राजस्व में वृद्धि होगी। ऑक्ट्रोई, केंद्रीय और राज्य बिक्री कर और प्रवेश शुल्क जैसे कई कर अब मौजूद नहीं होंगे और सभी को जीएसटी के तहत लाया जाएगा। सब सब में, हम मानते हैं कि जीवन केवल सरल हो जाएगा।

जीएसटी का भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था पर प्रभाव

  • जीएसटी भारत में “एक राष्ट्र, एक बाजार, एक कर” की धारणा पर स्थापित सबसे बड़ा कर सुधार आखिरकार यहां है। जिस पल का भारत सरकार को एक दशक से इंतजार था वह आखिरकार आ गया है।
  • एकल सबसे बड़े अप्रत्यक्ष कर शासन ने व्यापार के संबंध में सभी अंतर-राज्य बाधाओं को समाप्त करते हुए लागू किया है। एक ही झटके के साथ जीएसटी रोलआउट ने भारत को 1.3 बिलियन नागरिकों के एकीकृत बाजार में बदल दिया है।
  • मूल रूप से, $ 2.4 ट्रिलियन की अर्थव्यवस्था आंतरिक टैरिफ बाधाओं को दूर करके और केंद्रीय, राज्य और स्थानीय करों को एकीकृत जीएसटी में शामिल करके खुद को बदलने का प्रयास कर रही है।
  • रोलआउट ने भारत के राजकोषीय सुधार कार्यक्रम की उम्मीद को फिर से बढ़ाया है और अर्थव्यवस्था को व्यापक बनाया है। फिर, वहाँ विघटन की आशंका है, जो एक कथित संक्रमण के रूप में माना जाता है जो देश के हितों की सहायता नहीं कर सकता है।
  • क्या अनिश्चितता से अधिक होने वाली आशाओं से तय होगा कि हमारी सरकार जीएसटी को “अच्छा और सरल कर” बनाने की दिशा में कैसे काम करती है। 29 राज्यों और 7 केंद्र शासित प्रदेशों में देश भर में जीएसटी लागू करने के पीछे यह विचार है कि यह सभी के लिए एक जीत की स्थिति की पेशकश करेगा।

Conclusion :

कम टैक्स फाइलिंग, पारदर्शी नियमों और आसान बहीखाता पद्धति से निर्माताओं और व्यापारियों को फायदा होगा; उपभोक्ताओं को वस्तुओं और सेवाओं के लिए कम भुगतान करना होगा, और सरकार अधिक राजस्व उत्पन्न करेगी क्योंकि राजस्व लीक को प्लग किया जाएगा। जमीनी हकीकत, जैसा कि हम सभी जानते हैं, बदलती हैं। तो, जीएसटी ने भारत को वास्तव में कैसे प्रभावित किया है? चलो एक नज़र डालते हैं। जीएसटी लागू होने के बाद वस्तुओं और सेवाओं का निर्यात कम्पेटिव हो जाएगा क्योंकि वस्तुओं और सेवाओं पर करों का कोई व्यापक प्रभाव नहीं होगा। जीएसटी पिछले कानून प्रावधान की तुलना में अधिक पारदर्शी है, इसलिए यह सरकार को अधिक राजस्व उत्पन्न करायेगा और भ्रष्टाचार को कम करने में अधिक प्रभावी होगा। जीएसटी को इस तरह से तैयार किया गया है, जिससे यह कारोबारीयो और उपभोक्ताओं को लंबे समय तक लाभान्वित करे।

भारत में बेरोजगारी की समस्या पर निबंध

Introduction :

बेरोजगारी भारत में एक अहम मुद्दा बनता जा रहा है  जब कोई व्यक्ति काम करने योग्य हो और काम करने की इच्छा भी रखे किन्तु उसे काम का अवसर प्राप्त न हो तो वह बेरोजगार कहलाता हैं। आज हमारे देश मे लाखो लोग बेरोजगार है। ऐसा इसलिए है क्योंकि नौकरियाँ सीमित हैं और नौकरी पाने वालो की संख्या असीमित। भारत में बेरोजगारी की स्थिति एक गंभीर सामाजिक समस्या है। शिक्षा का अभाव और रोजगार के अवसरों की कमी ऐसे कारक हैं जो बेरोज़गारी का प्रमुख कारण हैं। बेरोज़गारी न केवल देश के आर्थिक विकास में बाधा डालती है बल्कि व्यक्तिगत और पूरे समाज पर भी एक साथ कई तरह के नकारात्मक प्रभाव डालती है।

2011 की जनगणना के अनुसार युवा आबादी का 20 प्रतिशत जिसमें 4.7 करोड़ पुरूष और 2.6 करोड़ महिलाएं पूर्ण रूप से बेरोजागार हैं। यह युवा 25 से 29 वर्ष की आयु समूह से हैं। यही कारण है कि जब कोई सरकारी नौकरी निकलती है तो आवेदको की संख्या लाखों मे होती हैं। तेजी से बढ़ती हुई जनसंख्या भारत मे बेरोजगारी का प्रमुख कारण हैं। वर्तमान शिक्षा प्रणाली भी दोषपूर्ण है। बेरोजगारी को दूर करने में जनसंख्या वृद्धि पर नियंत्रण आवश्यक है। जिस अनुपात में रोजगार से साधन बढ़ते है, उससे कई गुना जनसंख्या में वृद्धि हो  जाती है।

  • सबसे खराब स्थिति तो वह है जब पढ़े-लिखे युवकों को भी रोजगार नहीं मिलता शिक्षित युवकों की यह बेरोजगारी देश के लिए सर्वाधिक चिन्तनीय है, क्योंकि ऐसे युवक जिस तनाव और अवसाद से गुजरते हैं, उससे उनकी आशाएं टूट जाती हैं और वे गुमराह होकर उग्रवादी, आतंकवादी तक बन जाते हैं।
  • पंजाब, कश्मीर और असम के आतंकवादी संगठनों में कार्यरत उग्रवादियों में अधिकांश इसी प्रकार के शिक्षित बेरोजगार युवक हैं। बेरोजगारी देश की आर्थिक स्थिति को डाँवाडोल कर देती है। इससे राष्ट्रीय आय में कमी आती है, उत्पादन घट जाता है और देश में राजनीतिक अस्थिरता उत्पन्न हो जाती है।
  • बेरोजगारी से क्रय शक्ति घट जाती है, जीवन स्तर गिर जाता है जिसका दुष्प्रभाव परिवार एवं बच्चों पर पड़ता है। बेरोजगारी मानसिक तनाव को जन्म देती है जिससे समाज एवं सरकार के प्रति कटुता के भाव जाग्रत होते हैं परिणामतः व्यक्ति का सोच नकारात्मक हो जाता है और वह समाज विरोधी एवं देश विरोधी कार्य करने में भी संकोच नहीं करता।

बेरोजगारी के कारण –

  • भारत में बढ़ती हुई इस बेरोजगारी के प्रमुख कारणों में से एक है— तेजी से बढ़ती जनसंख्या। पिछले पाँच दशकों में देश की जनसंख्या लगभग चार गुनी हो गई है। सन् 2011 की जनगणना के अनुसार भारत की आबादी 125 करोड को पार कर गई है।
  • यद्यपि सरकार ने विभिन्न योजनाओं के द्वारा रोजगार को अनेक नए अवसर सुलभ कराए हैं, तथापि जिस अनुपात में जनसंख्या वृद्धि हुई है उस अनुपात में रोजगार के अवसर सुलभ करा पाना सम्भव नहीं हो सका, परिणामतः बेरोजगारों की फौज बढ़ती गई।
  • प्रतिवर्ष लाखों की संख्या में बेरोजगारों की वृद्धि हो रही है। बढ़ती हुई बेरोजगारी से प्रत्येक बुद्धि-सम्पन्न व्यक्ति चिन्तित है। हमारी शिक्षा पद्धति भी दोषपूर्ण है जो रोजगारपरक नहीं है।
  • कॉलेजों और विश्वविद्यालयों से लाखों स्नातक प्रतिवर्ष निकलते हैं। किन्तु उनमें से कुछ ही रोजगार पाने का सौभाग्य प्राप्त कर पाते हैं। उनकी डिग्री रोजी-रोटी को जुटा पाने में उनकी सहायता नहीं कर पाती।
  • वैज्ञानिक एवं तकनीकी प्रगति ने उद्योगों का मशीनीकरण कर दिया है परिणामतः आदमी के स्थान पर मशीन से काम लिया जाने लगा। मशीन आदमी की तुलना में अधिक कुशलता से एवं अधिक गुणवत्ता से कम कीमत पर कार्य सम्पन्न कर देती है, अतः स्वाभाविक रूप से आदमी को हटाकर मशीन से काम लिया जाने लगा।
  • फिर एक मशीन सैकड़ों श्रमिकों का काम अकेले ही कर देती है। परिणामतः औद्योगिक क्षेत्रों में बेकारी पनप गई। लघु उद्योग एवं कुटीर उद्योगों की खस्ता हालत ने भी बेरोजगारी में वृद्धि की है।

बेरोजगारी दूर करने के उपाय –

भारत एक विकासशील राष्ट्र है, किन्तु आर्थिक संकट से घिरा हुआ है। उसके पास इतनी क्षमता भी नहीं है कि वह अपने संसाधनों से प्रत्येक व्यक्ति को रोजगार सुलभ करा सके। ऐसी स्थिति में न तो यह कल्पना की जा सकती है है कि वह प्रत्येक व्यक्ति को बेरोजगारी भत्ता दे सकता है और न ही यह सम्भव है, किन्तु सरकार का यह कर्तव्य अवश्य है कि वह बेरोजगारी को दूर करने के लिए ठोस कदम उठाए। यद्यपि बेरोजगारी की समस्या भारत में सुरसा के मुख की तरह बढ़ती जा रही है फिर भी हर समस्या का निदान तो होता ही है।

  • भारत में वर्तमान में जनसंख्या वृद्धि 2.1% वार्षिक है जिसे रोकना अत्यावश्यक है। अब ‘हम दो हमारे दो’ का युग भी बीत चुका, अब तो ‘एक दम्पति एक सन्तान’ का नारा ही महत्वपूर्ण होगा, इसके लिए यदि सरकार को कड़ाई भी करनी पड़े तो वोट बैंक की चिन्ता किए बिना उसे इस ओर सख्ती करनी होगी। यह कठोरता भले ही किसी भी प्रकार की हो।
  • देश में आधारभूत उद्योगों के पर्याप्त विनियोग के पश्चात् उपभोग वस्तुओं से सम्बन्धित उद्योगों को बढ़ावा देने की आवश्यकता है। इन उद्योगों में उत्पादन के साथ ही वितरण परिवहन, आदि में रोजगार उपलब्ध होंगे।
  • शिक्षा को रोजगारोन्मुख बनाना आवश्यक है। हमारी शिक्षा पद्धति भी दोषपूर्ण है जो रोजगारपरक नहीं है। कॉलेजों और विश्वविद्यालयों से लाखों स्नातक प्रतिवर्ष निकलते हैं। किन्तु उनमें से कुछ ही रोजगार पाने का सौभाग्य प्राप्त कर पाते हैं। उनकी डिग्री रोजी-रोटी को जुटा पाने में उनकी सहायता नहीं कर पाती।
  • धन्धों का विकास गांवों में कृषि सहायक उद्योग-धन्धों का विकास किया जाना आवश्यक है। इससे क्रषक खाली समय में अनेक कार्य कर सकेंगे। बागवानी, दुग्ध उत्पादन, मत्स्य अथवा मुर्गी पालन, पशुपालन, दुग्ध व्यवसाय, आदि ऐसे ही धन्धे है।
  • कुटीरोद्योग एवं लघु उद्योगों के विकास से ग्रामीण एवं शहरी दोनों ही क्षेत्रों में रोजगार के अवसर सुलभ कराए जा सकते हैं।
  • आज स्थिति यह है कि एक ओर विशिष्ट प्रकार के दक्ष श्रमिक नहीं मिल रहे हैं तो दूसरे प्रकार के दक्ष श्रमिकों को कार्य नहीं मिल रहा है।

Conclusion : 

बेरोजगारी की दूर करने के सरकार द्वारा अनेक प्रयास किए गए है जिनमे राष्ट्रीय ग्रामीण रोजगार कार्यक्रम, ग्रामीण भूमिहीन रोजगार गारंटी कार्यक्रम, जवाहर रोजगार योजना, प्रधानमंत्री रोजगार योजना आदि कार्यक्रम शामिल है। लेकिन अभी भी कुछ सख्त कदम उठाने बाकि है। बेरोजगारी को दूर करना देश का सबसे प्रमुख उद्देश्य होना चाहिए। नागरिकों को अधिक नौकरियों के निर्माण के साथ ही रोजगार के लिए सही कौशल प्राप्त करने के लिए प्रयास करना चाहिए।

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Social Media – A Silent Killer To The Habit Of Book Reading essay

Essay on Social Media – A Silent Killer To The Habit Of Book Reading

Introduction :

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” is a well known quotation of Marcus Tullius. With the growing tendency and liking towards social media sites, there is no place left for the books in our day-to-day life. A recent survey in India showed that the tendency to read a book decreases with the growing age of a person. With the growing use of the Internet, our affinity towards mobile devices grew. 

Books have been a reflection of the wonder of the human mind. Through books, we have immortalized human history, culture, science, literature, arts and whatever we know today.

Books are very important for our intellectual health, it expands our imagination and makes us breach our boundaries. 

Hence, reading is an important and undeniable part of everyone’s life. But as we have evolved technologically, we have lost this habit.

The advancement of the internet and smartphone over the past few years has been incredibly fast. It is undeniable that social media has brought a paradigm shift in communication and made entertainment easily available at a cheap cost. 

Conclusion : 

But our excess dependence on technology has put us in a perpetually distracted mode. For the children, reading books nurtures them to form their own ideas and help in brain development while when any grown-up reads they can calm their mind and broaden their outlook. It also provides insights into human problems and influences attitudes and behavior. Encouraging book reading through social media, use of eBooks are a few starting steps. Instead of blaming social media we need to work constructively so that we can reap the benefits of social media as well as of the books.

Essay on Social media is killing book reading habit

Introduction :

With the growing influence and liking towards social media, it will surely become difficult to fill the room with books. We learnt to be expressive as we wrote letters to connect with our pen pals and spent time meeting our friends. And then the Internet and ‘cellular’ phones happened to us! These technological wonders caught on with the everyday citizen swiftly. As the age of the Internet dawned on us and our affinity towards mobile devices grew, we unknowingly trod down a path of new discovery beset with its own flaws.  Slowly but surely we started to understand these technologies as they became an inseparable part of our lives. On their part – mobile and internet technology advanced leaps & bounds to offer the world in our palms.

  • Books have been a reflection of the wonder of the human mind. Through books, we have immortalized human history, culture, science, literature, arts and most of what we know today. 
  • The written word invigorates the mind; it expands our imagination and makes us breach our boundaries. Hence, reading is an important and undeniable part of human existence. 
  • But as we have evolved technologically, in the new millennium to be specific, somewhere we have lost touch with the reader in us. 
  • No, we haven’t lost all the book lovers and bibliophiles but we have endangered our future generations with the overuse of social media and entertainment media platforms in current times. 
  • The advancement of the internet and smartphone over the past 10 years has been abrupt and incredibly fast. It is undeniable that social media has brought a paradigm shift in communication while other media platforms have made entertainment easily available at a cheap value. 
  • But our excess dependence on technology has put us in a perpetually distracted mode. Hearing without paying attention, looking at screens while having conversations is commonplace now – we are not really ‘present’ in the present anymore. 

Conclusion :

We can’t refuse technology nor can we discard a medium of true knowledge. It is important for us to find the middle ground. While social media helps us easily connect, it leaves us vulnerable to instant gratification and rejection which in the long run affects our mental well-being. Watching your favourite series or movie on a smartphone is visually stimulating entertainment but it’s a one-way street where the medium doesn’t always help us in broadening our thoughts. Reading lets us contemplate which is essential to our lives and we must find time to read each day for our own betterment.

Essay on Social Media Boon or Bane for Society

Introduction :

Social media is a very important and popular tool as it provides us many useful and user-friendly features. Social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are giving people a chance to connect with each other at any time and anywhere in the world.  The youngsters are one of the most dominant users of social media in these days. Social media can engage people constantly in some or other trending activities based on their choice. People have embraced social media so deeply that it has become an integral part of their lives now.

  • These platforms are being used not only by individuals but also by business houses, organizations and even by the governments for constant engagement with the masses.
  • If we look at the positive aspect of social media, we find a lot of advantages. The most important one is being a great tool for learning and educating. We can find all kind of information just in one click.
  • Students can enhance their learning on various topics using social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook. Now, we can attend live lectures just because of these social media platforms.
  • We can improve our social skills by sharing our knowledge and ideas with millions of people even if they are thousands of miles away from us.
  • Social media marketing has become one of the most significant tools that businesses and corporations are using these days to get exposure at the lowest cost.
  • These social media platforms help in attracting new customers and give them the information about the products which makes their brand more popular.
  • It also enables a business to get new information about their customers and improve their services. In spite of having many advantages, social media can also become the most dangerous tool for the society if used for destructive purposes. 
  • It is harmful as it invades our privacy. The sharing of personal information on social media can make children a target for hackers.
  • It also leads to cyberbullying which can affect their life to a great extent. Hence, the sharing on social media especially by children must be monitored carefully by the parents.
  • The next problem is the addiction of social media which is very common among the youth. The addiction of social media can destroy the academic life of students as they waste their most of time on social media instead of studying and learning.

Conclusion : 

The misuse of social media can also create communal rifts between people by sharing fake news on these platforms. Anxiety and depression is also a common disadvantage of social media. Social media is neither a boon nor a bane by itself, it is totally depends on how we use it. We must maintain a balance between our productive and unproductive activities. Excess use of anything is harmful and the same thing applies to social media too.

Fake News on Social Media – An issue 

Introduction :

Fake news is a kind of yellow journalism which comprises intentional misinformation distributed through broadcasting news media, or via Internet-based social media. Fake news is intentionally written in order to gain financial or political exaggerated, or false headlines for capturing the attention of the people. Everyone with an internet connection and a social media presence is now a content generator. Free internet service has provided access to everyone to post whatever they want and hence created a trend of fake news spreading like wildfire.

  • Everyone is in a hurry to like, share, comment instead of checking the authenticity of the news. It affects the spirit of common brotherhood and increases intolerance in the country.
  • Fake news results in harassment and threatening of innocent people and damages their reputations. It can also result in deaths. For example, the rumours about child-lifters and cattle thieves led to mob attacks and deaths across India.
  • Fake news could lead to mass protests, riots, and a breakdown in law and order. The special reserve forces or the army would have to be brought in to control the situation.
  • Fake news can start wars. It is unreasonable to put the blame on the social media platforms for the fake news menace. Because the platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp etc. are not generating content, but by the users themselves & cannot hold them responsible.
  • Fake news creators are now using modern technology like Artificial Intelligence to create other forms of fake news. The result is called “Deep Fakes” and it employs audio and video formats, which appear more realistic and convincing.

Conclusion :

The Government needs to address the consumer end as well and adopt a collaborative way to tackle the menace of fake news. Security requirements should also consider the rights of millions of genuine users. An effective approach to deal with the fake news is to improve digital literacy i.e., the ability to identify real news from fake news. Government, media, and technology should work together to improve the overall digital literacy in India. The state police machinery should be strengthened to catch anyone responsible for spreading fake messages.

Role of Social media in Democracy 

Introduction :

Media has played a significant role in establishing democracy throughout the world. Media is considered as Fourth Pillar in democratic countries and without a free media democratic system cannot exist. Indian media has traveled a long way, from the days of newspaper and radio to present-day age of Television and Social Media. News that was seen as medium to educate the people on issues that were of utmost important for the society.

  • Media plays a crucial role in shaping a healthy democracy. It is the backbone of a democracy. Media makes us aware of various social, political and economic activities happening around the world.
  • The role of media is to make the society aware of their democratic rights. It acts as the voice of millions of citizens, when government institutions become corrupt and authoritarian. 
  • Television and radio have made a significant achievement in educating rural illiterate masses in making them aware of all the events in their language.
  • The need for an independent and control-free press is really essential in a democracy like India.  media act as a chain between the government and the citizens of the country, people have faith in media as it has an impact on the audience. 
  • The media has undoubtedly evolved and become more active over the years. It is the media only who reminds politicians about their unfulfilled promises at the time of elections.
  • TV news channels excessive coverage during elections helps people, especially illiterates, in electing the right person to the power.

Conclution :

This reminder compels politicians to be upto their promises in order to remain in power. In the present-day youth is more interested in the fast-moving world of technology and social media. Thus, it becomes important for media to ensure that the information that they are broadcasting should not be biased. Media is like a watchdog in a democracy that keeps government active. From being just an informer it has become an integral part of our daily lives.

WhatsApp New Privacy Policy – An Growing Issue

Introduction :

Social media is a boon for human civilization because it has brought the whole world together at one place where individuals can share their views and ideas and such interactions are beneficial for the people as it helps in increasing social skills. In today’s world, technology has made our life easier because with the help of technology we can learn new things and meet new people all over the world.

  • WhatsApp is one of the most important social applications which plays a major role in our daily life.
  • WhatsApp is facing a lot of criticism for its new privacy policy which says that it may share information of any of its users with Facebook and its partner companies. 
  • Since then there has been a huge rise in the dounloads of its alternative apps including Signal.
  • In response to global criticism, WhatsApp head Will Cathcart explained , with end-to-end encryption, they cannot see the users private chats or calls and neither can Facebook.
  • WhatsApp has also given users time till 8th of February 2021  to accept the new terms and conditions.
  • WhatsApp says it is collecting new information from users device such as Battery level, app version, browser information, mobile network, IP address and phone number etc.
  • It also declares that the data in some cases can be transferred to the USA or other parts where Facebook’s affiliate companies are based.
  • This new update has increased a lot of concern over the privacy of the people that use this application.

Conclusion :

Privacy experts have also criticised this new privacy policy. Indian users are more vulnerable as there is no any data protection law in India. If India had a data protection law, WhatsApp would not have been able to launch this new policy update. The government should also initiate some digital awareness programs to make the public aware of the importance of digital privacy in India.

Mobile addiction essay in english

Introduction :

Mobile Addiction has become a growing concern in our society now-a-days. Mobile phone addiction is quite easy but it is difficult to recover from it. Many people around the world are addicted to mobile phones. It gives us the freedom to quickly connect with anyone around the world. It also enable us to find all sort of information that we need and is a great source of entertainment.

  • While mobile phones invention was done for empowering us, but it has now started dominating us. Smart phones enable us to engage in gaming, studying and online shopping.
  • It also allow us to watch movies, click pictures, listen to music, surf the internet and enjoy various other activities. Due to high utility it results can be very harmful for us.
  • Mobile addiction can become the main cause of many serious problems, such as headaches, weakening of eyesight, sleepiness, depression, social isolation, stress, aggressive behavior, financial problems and less professional development.
  • They simply scroll through the app to check the information that are online and engage in such other useless activities on their mobile phones.
  • They are so addicted to their mobile phones that they do not hesitate to check them while driving and even during an important meeting.
  • Another sign of mobile addiction is loss of time. A person who is accustomed to mobile phones loses a complete understanding of time. He is often late to work and delays important tasks.
  • Getting rid of this habit can be difficult but not impossible. We can set a schedule for common mobile activities such as social media, texting, gaming or watching videos.

Conclusion :

We can also engage in other recreational activities like Painting, dancing, playing indoor or outdoor games. With some efforts we can overcome this problem over time. Parents also need to avoid giving phones to their teenage children. As it’s time for them to focus on their studies and find out their interest in other useful activities.

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Social Media – Influencer of Fake News In India

Introduction :

Social media is a very important and popular tool as it provides us many useful and user-friendly features. Social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are giving people a chance to connect with each other at any time and anywhere in the world. The youngsters are one of the most dominant users of social media in these days. People have embraced social media so deeply that it has become an integral part of their lives now.

  • These platforms are being used not only by individuals but also by business houses, organizations and even by the governments for constant engagement with the masses.
  • If we look at the positive aspect of social media, we find a lot of advantages.  The most important one is being a great tool for learning and educating.
  • Students can enhance their learning on various topics using social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook. Now, we can attend live lectures just because of social media platforms.
  • We can improve our social skills by sharing our knowledge and ideas with millions of people even if they are thousands of miles away from us.
  • Social media marketing has become one of the most significant tools that businesses and corporations are using these days.
  • These social media platforms help in attracting new customers and give them the information about the products which makes their brand more popular. It also enables a business to get new information about their customers.
  • In spite of having many advantages, social media can also become the most dangerous tool for the society if used for destructive purposes. 
  • It is harmful as it invades our privacy. The sharing of personal information on social media can make children a target for hackers.
  • It also leads to cyberbullying which can affect their life to a great extent. Hence, the sharing on social media especially by children must be monitored carefully by the parents. The next problem is the addiction of social media which is very common among the youth.

Conclusion :

The addiction of social media can destroy the academic life of students as they waste their most of time on social media instead of studying and learning. Anxiety and depression is also a common disadvantage of social media. Social media is neither a boon nor a bane by itself, it is totally depends on how we use it. We must maintain a balance between our productive and unproductive activities. Excess use of anything is harmful and the same thing applies to social media too.

Mob Lynching Growing Issues due to Fake News in India

Introduction :

The word ‘Mob Lynching’ is consist of two words i.e Mob and Lynching. Mob is a large crowd especially one that can easily become violent. If a crowd of people lynch someone who they believe is guilty of crime, they kill them without a legal trial. Thus mob lynching is a kind of killing by a crowd on the basis of some fake news or religious fanaticism. It has become a threat to our society now-a-days.

  • The main causes that lead to mob lynching is the absence of awareness and proper understanding among the masses. Fake news on social media platforms such as Whats App & Facebook also adds to this menace.
  • In such cases there always been some groups that intend to satisfy their hidden agenda against some other groups or community.
  • There is a deep gap of mistrust between the majority and minority communities, which always incites one to look at each other with suspicion and when used, they use the mob to avenge each other.
  • Anger prevalent in society also acts as a catalyst in it, irrespective of which form of anger, this anger can also be about the governance system, judicial system or security which eventually comes out as a rampaging mob.
  • Politics is also the main cause of violent mob, sometimes violence sponsored in the name of vote bank or violence in the name of religion, gives political parties a wide background for politics.
  • The incidents of mob lynching become very common since the Government imposed a ban on the sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter at animal markets across India in May 2017.
  • Though the Supreme Court, suspended the ban on the sale of cattle in its judgment in July 2017. The states where beef is the primary foods, there was a rise in attacks and dozens of innocent Muslims were killed. 

Conclusion :

Rumours about child lifters also ignited mob violence.  As the technology is proved to be boon for mankind but some people spread rumours and fake news leading to assault and death of people. Now, mob lynching has become a social menace, therefore the government should come with the law to deal with it. Strict actions should be taken against those group of people that leading to mob lynching so that innocent people may not be suffered and lost their lives. 

Fake News Vs Cyber Security Challenges in India

Introduction :

Cyber security is nothing but protecting data, networks and other information from unauthorized access, partially or fully destruction or change. Cyber security can play a very important role in our day to day life because we all have online presence. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and few minutes of cyber incident to ruin it.” This statement presents a true picture about the same as we all are exposed to security threats and cyber attacks. In today’s world, many companies are developing different types of software to protect data.

  • Cyber security is crucial in present time as it not only helps to secure information but also our system from virus attacks.
  • It is also important because we have a huge user base i.e. after the United States and China, India has the highest number of internet users.
  • Cyber threats can be of two types 1) Cybercrime, it is usually against individuals or corporates and 2) Cyberwarfare, it is against a state or a country.
  • By using computer, internet, cellphone, other technical devices to commit a crime by any individual or a group is called cyber crime. Hackers use various software and codes to commit cyber crime.
  • Hacking has become one of the major issues in India. Hacking denotes an activity of identifying weaknesses in a computer or a network to exploit the security for accessing personal or private information.
  • Hackers often use a malware that usually appears in the form of codes and other software like worms, and adware.
  • It may gather sensitive information or gain access to private computer. As the cyber threats have great potential it can be said that the future battles will not be fought on land or air but by using cyber attacks.
  • For protecting us from the cyber attacks we can ensure our safety by using antivirus software and can also change our passwords time to time.
  • Many password management tools are available now that can be used to keep track of all the passwords. Keeping our software up to date is also a way to protect us against cyber attacks.
  • Cyber security is one of the biggest challenge due to today’s high internet penetration in our daily life. For enhancing the security of the communication and information technology, there is a need to develop a computer emergency response team.
  • Such team will help in collecting and analyzing the information on cyber incidents that will be used in forecasting and alerting the cyber security incidents.

Conclusion :

There should have sound cyber security strategies also for protecting the government organizations, the general public and the businesses. The government and other security agencies should spread awareness among the people regarding cyber security. People should also use proper antivirus software to protect their system from virus and malware attacks.

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Letter To Editor On Reopening Of Educational Institutions After A Prolonged Closure

You are Kausal/Mani resident of Rawat Nagar, New Delhi, pin code – 20452. Write a letter to the editor of The Hindu newspaper expressing your concerns and ideas on reopening of educational institutions after a prolonged closure.

Rawat Nagar

New Delhi – 20452

30th Aug, 2021

The Hindu
New Delhi

Subject: On reopening of educational institutions after a prolonged closure

Respected Sir,

   With the help of this letter I would like to draw the attention of the public on the concerns relating to reopening of educational institutions after a long closure. The pandemic has affected educational institutions worldwide, leading to the closures of almost all the schools, early childhood education services, universities and colleges.

New admissions have stopped, playschools have shut and students have dropped out. Numerous studies have shown how the digital divide has caused a faultline in India’s education systems. But now the reopening process has been started to restore the situation.

Online learning is a poor substitute for offline classes for the children as they can’t learn everything by themselves. Children also miss out on holistic learning which includes behavioural and social skills and physical and mental well-being. Children learn when they meet, communicate and interact with each other in real-life scenarios such as schools.

There are lots of benefits in bringing children back to classroom learning. Indian states need to urgently restart the schools and the focus should be on how to open schools safely.
Thanking you

Yours Faithfully
 Kausal/Mani

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Essay on Drug Trafficking

Essay on Drug Trafficking – A Threat To National Security

Introduction :

“Drugs takes you to hell disguised as heaven” is a well known statement by Jim Morrison. Drug trafficking is a global illicit trade involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances which are subjected to drug prohibition. India has been enduring the menace of drug trafficking for four decades. Although, India has been a traditional consumer of opium and cannabis derivatives. Various media reports indicate that drug consumption and trafficking showing an increase trend. Being closer to the Golden crescent and Golden triangle, India has been vulnerable to trafficking of narcotics and drug.

  • The international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking is observed annually on June 26th. According to a research published in a prominent newspaper.
  • It is said that a person takes drugs to get that initial high but as he continue to take it for a few days, then the body get addicted to it and demands more and more.
  • And makes it very hard for the person to quit drugs. Also, India has a huge young population with a good disposable income, so our youth easily get attracted towards this menace. Thus, harming the future of our country.
  • United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is continuously monitoring and researching global illicit drug markets to understand their dynamics.
  • The trends and patterns of drug trafficking demonstrates that there is gradual shift from traditional natural drugs towards synthetic drugs and psychotropic substances.
  • The breach of the International borders of the country by drug trafficking implies that the same routes can be used for smuggling in weapons as well as injecting the terrorists in the country.
  • In fact, it has been established that the arms and explosives used in 1993 serial bombs in Mumbai were transported through trafficking routes.
  • Right regional, state and national analyzed methods are needed to root out the drugs marketing. Maritime trafficking has also to be prevented via Myanmar and Andaman sea routes.
  • Stringent methods and laws such as ‘The prevention of illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances Act, 1985 have to be institutionalized deeply so that proper checks and balances are maintained.

Conclusion :

As drug trafficking and addiction can harm national security and degrade resources of nation. With advent of covid-19 the intensity may rise to higher scale. The government need encourage more rehabilitation centre and cooperating with voluntary organizations in the endeavor to prevent the abuse of narcotics and synthetic drugs. Since, drug trafficking has serious ramification on the country’s security, it is high time India should pay more attention to the problem and formulates robust measures to overcome the loopholes in its strategy for prevention of drug trafficking.

Essay on Militancy In Jammu & Kashmir

Introduction :

“Security is a process, not a product.” is a very famous quote by Bruce Schneier. Almost everyday, we hear the news about the Jammu and Kashmir militancy. Militancy is a kind of aggressive activism or combativeness in support of a particular cause. The Kashmir Valley has been a bone of contention between India and Pakistan since independence. Over the period both the countries have tried to resolve the issues but of no effect. In 1947, at the time of independence the state was ruled by hindu king Hari Singh, whereas the state

  • Comprised 77% muslims. The northern Kashmir part is dominated by Muslims, Jammu is dominated by Hindus and the region of ladakh is dominated by Buddhists and Shia Muslims.
  • This situation makes this state culturally and linguistically diverse. During the partition, Hari Singh did not accede to either Pakistan or India. As a result, Pakistan sent troops to acquire the territory.
  • However, Hari Singh then signed the Instrument of Accession to India to protect its state. Amidst the skirmish, Pakistan acquired large north western part of Jammu & Kashmir which is referred as
  • Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) in India and Azad Kashmir in Pakistan. This is the time of starting the hostility between India and Pakistan. After the defeat in war of 1947, 1965 and 1971, Pakistan has resorted to the tactics of low intensity war.
  • Infiltration through the Pakistan border led to establishment of new terrorist organization like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaise-e-Mohammed and many more.
  • The Kashmiri Pandits were forced to leave their land, their houses and livelihood and move to other parts of India. Also they displayed the power of militancy, they started to brainwash the youth in J&K.
  • Pakistan did the terror funding and trained the youth against India. These organizations were responsible for many attacks in India and insurgency and disturbance in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Apart from this, Pakistan frequently raised human rights alarm in United Nation and other international organizations against India.
  • One of the severe effect of militancy in J&K is youth radicalisation. As more than 65% population in India is less than 35 year age. So militancy groups have target on youth to misguide them.

Conclusion :

One of the best step taken by government was demonetization to stop terror funding. Operation All-Out which is an anti militancy operation launched by government to flush out insurgents from Kashmir. The government has been working on various infrastructure projects like rail links, education and health facilities, tourism to lead the region on the path of development. More diplomatic channels as well as military strategies need to be opened up to end this issue and in this way Kashmir can become the Crown of India forever.

Essay on Abrogation of Article 370 and 35a

Introduction :

The article 370 and 35A of the Indian constitution deals with the provision of certain special powers to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It grants a ‘temporary’ autonomous status to the state of Jammu & Kashmir. After passing a statutory resolution on scrapping special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Article 370 was abrogated by Indian Government on 5th August 2019 and Rajya Sabha had passed a Reorganization Bill 2019 which had effectively bifurcated the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

  • As per the Article 370, the provisions of the constitution which apply to other states do not apply to Jammu and Kashmir until and unless the state legislative assembly of Jammu and Kashmir separately passes such provision except provisions related to defense, foreign affairs, finance, and communications.
  • The residents of the state of Jammu & Kashmir had a separate law and provisions related to Citizenship, Ownership of property, Fundamental rights, Directive Principle of State Policy and Fundamental Duties & these were not applicable to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • After abrogation of article 370, Jammu and Kashmir is no longer enjoy special status and the laws of Indian Constitution are applicable to all residents of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh including provisions related to Citizenship, Ownership of property, Fundamental rights, Directive Principle of State Policy and Fundamental Duties. 
  • Article 35A has been abrogated and now Indian tricolour is National Flag for J&K and Ladhak also. Right to Information and Right to Education are now applicable to J&K & Ladhak union territories.
  • The Panchayats are now enjoying the same powers as in other states. With abrogation of Article 370, tenure of J&K state Assembly is now be of five years as in other parts of state which till now had a special status with a 6-year tenure.
  • The Union Territories (UTs) now have a Chief Minister and a Lt Governor and all financial bills will need to cleared by Lt Governor.
  • Indian Penal Code (IPC) had replaced Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) to deal with criminal matters. With addition of two new UTs, total number of union territories are now 8 i.e. J&K, Ladakh, Delhi, Puducherry, Diu and Daman & Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Chandigarh, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Conclusion :

Post the repeal of the Article 370, doors to private investment in J&K are opened, which helps in increasing the potential for development there. Increased investments also leads to increased job creation and further betterment of socio-economic infrastructure in the state. The Government is now able to provide better medical, education facilities to citizens of J&K and have better position to curb terrorism. The Opening of buying of lands bring in investments from private individuals and multinational companies and also give a boost to the local economy.

Essay on Drug Trafficking Vs National Register of Citizens (NRC) Issues in India

Introduction :

The National Register of Citizens (NRC), is the list of Indian citizens in Assam. National Register of Citizens, 1951 is a register prepared after the conduct of the Census of 1951 in respect of each village, showing the houses in a serial order and indicating names of persons staying therein. It is being updated to weed out illegal immigration from Bangladesh and neighbouring regions.

  • Recently Assam released the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which included 1.9 crore names out of a total applicant pool of 3.29 crore.
  • The political leaders have assured that everyone will be given a fair and patient hearing to prove their citizenship.
  • The Supreme Court recently issued a notice to the centre and the Election Commission of India on a plea seeking that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) be updated to include Tripura.
  • The final draft of the NRC in Assam was released, excluding four million residents of the state.
  • An updated NRC is likely to put an end to speculations about the actual number of illegal migrants in Assam in particular and the country in general.
  • It will provide a verified dataset to carry out meaningful debates and implement calibrated policy measures.
  • Though the draft provides a window for re-verification, due to large number of people being excluded from the list, it will be very difficult to physically verify all of them.
  • This draft of the NRC is however not final and people can still appeal against the non-inclusion of their names in the NRC.

Conclusion :

Several religious and linguistic minority groups are also opposing the NRC as discriminatory and undemocratic. The main purpose of NRC is to separate illegal immigrants from legitimate residents of Assam.  The immediate consequence of it is that several lakh individuals will lose their right to vote. The claims of those left out in the NRC must be heard carefully. There is a need for a robust mechanism of legal support for the four million who have to prove their citizenship to India with their limited means.

Essay on Drug Trafficking Vs Internal Security Challenges in India

Introduction :

Internal security is the security that lies within the borders of a country. It ensures the maintenance of peace, law & order and protection of sovereignty within territory of a country. Internal security is different from external security. External security is considered as the security against aggression by a foreign country. Maintaining the external security is the responsibility of the armed forces of the country such as the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force in India.

  • While internal security comes under the purview of the police, which can also be supported by the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) as per the requirement.
  • In India, the internal security matters are governed by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). If we look at the past, India’s internal security problems have multiplied because of linguistic riots, inter-state disputes and ethnic tensions.
  • Our country was forced to redefine its inter state boundaries due to linguistic riots in 1956. After that, the rise of Naxalism was also seen as a threat to internal security in India.
  • At the time of independence, our country was under-developed. The country adopted the equitable and inclusive growth model for growth and development.
  • This situation was exploited by various people or groups to pose a very dangerous challenge to the country’s internal security in the form of Naxalism and Left-Wing Extremism.
  • Cyber security is the latest challenge that our country is facing these days. We could be the target of a cyberwar which can harm our security at any time.
  • The growth in the use of internet has also shown that social media could play a vital role in spreading fake news and violence and thus can become a threat to our internal security. 
  • Border management is also important in reducing the threats to our internal security. A weak border management can result in infiltration of terrorists, illegal immigrants and smuggling of items like arms, drugs and counterfeit currency.

Conclusion : 

In the Global Terrorism Index 2020, India has been ranked at 8th place in the list of countries most affected by terrorism. India continues to deal with terrorist activity on different fronts like terrorism related to territorial disputes in J&K and secessionist movement in Assam. India needs to implement all of its national powers in a coordinated manner to address its security issues and this will happen only when we give national level importance to internal security in India.

Fake News as a security Issue in India Vs Essay on Drug Trafficking

Introduction :

Fake news is a kind of yellow journalism which comprises intentional misinformation distributed through broadcasting news media, or via Internet-based social media. Fake news is intentionally written in order to gain financial or political exaggerated, or false headlines for capturing the attention of the people. Everyone with an internet connection and a social media presence is now a content generator.

  • Free internet service has provided access to everyone to post whatever they want and hence created a trend of fake news spreading like wildfire. Everyone is in a hurry to like, share & comment instead of checking the authenticity of the news.
  • It affects the spirit of common brotherhood and increases intolerance in the country. Fake news results in harassment and threatening of innocent people and damages their reputations.
  • It can also result in deaths. For example, the rumours about child-lifters and cattle thieves led to mob attacks and deaths across India. Fake news could lead to mass protests, riots, and a breakdown in law and order.
  • The special reserve forces or the army would have to be brought in to control the situation. Fake news can start wars. It is unreasonable to put the blame on the social media platforms for the fake news menace.
  • Because the platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp etc. are not generating content, but by the users themselves & cannot hold them responsible.
  • Fake news creators are now using modern technology like Artificial Intelligence to create other forms of fake news. The result is called “Deep Fakes” and it employs audio and video formats, which appear more realistic and convincing.

Conclusion :

The Govt needs to address the consumer end as well and adopt a collaborative way to tackle the menace of fake news. Security requirements should also consider the rights of millions of genuine users. An effective approach to deal with the fake news is to improve digital literacy i.e., the ability to identify real news from fake news. Government, media, and technology should work together to improve the overall digital literacy in India. The state police machinery should be strengthened to catch anyone responsible for spreading fake messages.

Cyber Crime as A Security Issue in India (Essay on Drug Trafficking)

Introduction :

In technically driven society, people use various devices to make life simple. Globalization results in connecting people all around the world. The increasing access to and continuous use of technology has radically impacted the way in which people communicate and conduct their daily lives. Cyber-crime is a crime in which computer is used as an object of crime to commit an offence. It may range from hate speeches, child pornography, accessing personal information, bank frauds, credit and debit card information thefts to spreading different kinds of viruses and worms throughout the world.

  • In cyber-crime a computer is used as a weapon of crime by an individual, an organized group or even a country. The most common types of cyber-crimes are hacking, spanning and infecting computers with virus and worms.
  • Hackers access a person’s personal information over the internet such as his credit card and bank account numbers. A person may lose his whole bank balance in a second and may fall into heavy debt instantly.
  • Cyber Crime are categorized into four major types. These are Financial, Privacy, Hacking, and Cyber Terrorism. The financial crime they steal the money of user or account holders.
  • Likewise, they also stole data of companies which can lead to financial crimes. Also, transactions are heavily risked because of them. Every year hackers stole lakhs and crores of rupees of businessmen and government.
  • Privacy crime includes stealing your private data which you do not want to share with the world. Moreover, due to it, the people suffer a lot and some even commit suicide because of their data’s misuse.
  • In, hacking they intentional deface a website to cause damage or loss to the public or owner. Apart from that, they destroy or make changes in the existing websites to diminish its value.
  • Another type of cyber-crimes is theft. Artistic works like books, music and movies are downloaded and circulated thereby infringing upon a person’s copyright materials.

Conclusion :

Cyber bullying has become a common practice causing serious repercussions, insanity and even deaths. Another typed of serious crime is defamation. It takes a whole life to earn respect but a dirty mind and an internet connection to wipe it away in a second. In this great world, virtues and vices march hand in hand. With every boon comes a bane. the numerous advantages of every inventions shouldn’t be marred by its abuses and misuses. Why not be a little vigilant both in the world and web?

Social Media as Internal Security issue In India (Essay on Drug Trafficking)

Introduction :

Social media is a very important and popular tool as it provides us many useful and user-friendly features. Social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are giving people a chance to connect with each other at any time and anywhere in the world. The youngsters are one of the most dominant users of social media in these days. People have embraced social media so deeply that it has become an integral part of their lives now.

  • These platforms are being used not only by individuals but also by business houses, organizations and even by the governments for constant engagement with the masses.
  • If we look at the positive aspect of social media, we find a lot of advantages.  The most important one is being a great tool for learning and educating.
  • Students can enhance their learning on various topics using social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook. Now, we can attend live lectures just because of social media platforms.
  • We can improve our social skills by sharing our knowledge and ideas with millions of people even if they are thousands of miles away from us.
  • Social media marketing has become one of the most significant tools that businesses and corporations are using these days.
  • These social media platforms help in attracting new customers and give them the information about the products which makes their brand more popular. It also enables a business to get new information about their customers.
  • In spite of having many advantages, social media can also become the most dangerous tool for the society if used for destructive purposes. 
  • It is harmful as it invades our privacy. The sharing of personal information on social media can make children a target for hackers. It also leads to cyberbullying which can affect their life to a great extent.
  • Hence, the sharing on social media especially by children must be monitored carefully by the parents. The next problem is the addiction of social media which is very common among the youth.

Conclusion :

The addiction of social media can destroy the academic life of students as they waste their most of time on social media instead of studying and learning. Anxiety and depression is also a common disadvantage of social media. Social media is neither a boon nor a bane by itself, it is totally depends on how we use it. We must maintain a balance between our productive and unproductive activities. Excess use of anything is harmful and the same thing applies to social media too.

Honour Killing as Internal Security Issues in India (Essay on Drug Trafficking)

Introduction :

Honour killing is the killing of a family member on the belief that the victim has brought shame to the family, or has violated the rules set by the community. Generally women become the victim of honour killings, where the male family members kill them due to shame. In some cases, both men and women can become victims of honour killings. It is a type of violence practiced within the family. Many countries have put strict laws against this practice.

  • It is normally done to protect the family’s honour. In male-dominated societies, the activities of women and girls are closely monitored.
  • Victims that are subjected to honour killing are believed to have been involved in actions that are considered ‘sexually immoral’.
  • A woman is targeted to kill for various reasons such as having sexual relationship before marriage or outside marriage, seeking divorce or separation from her husband.
  • In few cases, a man and woman decide to run away from their family because they are in love with each other. Still, their families do not support their marriage as it is inter-caste or inter-religion.
  • In the states of Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh of India, the maximum number of honour killings take place. People living in different cultures of honour consider the family to be the central institution of their society.
  • Family honour is a vague concept that is taken seriously to such an extent by some communities that killing another human in the name of ‘honour’ is considered as a matter of pride for them.
  • These cases remain legally unreported to the police due to the direct or indirect support from the villagers. In India, women are a victim of 97% of honour killing acts. In some countries, the judicial system fail to take actions to the laws against the killing committees.
  • The government of India should have strict laws against the people who not only commit the heinous crime but also support it by hiding it and removing the evidences or reporting it as suicide.

Conclusion :

Due to lack of proper laws against these crimes, it is protecting the honour of a family or society results in the crimes being reported under myriad crime which makes it difficult to track. In some part of the world it is considered a grave offence and necessary steps are taken to criminalize it. This grave offence needs immediate attention and should be monitored as people are still losing their lives in the name of honour.

Essay on Freedom of speech – Challenges to India

Introduction :

“The right to think is the beginning of freedom, and speech must be protected from the government because speech is beginning of thought.” — SC judge Anthony M .Kennedy. Article 19 (1) (a) of the Indian constitution guarantees the citizens of the India , the right to freedom of speech and expression. There are some facets of Freedom of speech and expressions (FOSE). Some of these are freedom of press, commercial advertisements, government has no monopoly over Electronic media, Right to information and Publishing one’s opinions on digital society etc.

Why FOSE sometimes is considered as challenge to Public order?

Public order is defined as a state of prevailing of peace and tranquility in the society any act that affects the law and order or may lead to disturbance of harmony of society is considered as an issue in the interest of public order.

What did make the FOSE a buzz word recently?

– Supreme court of India upheld the petition that challenged the Internet shutdown in many places like Uttarpradesh, Assam specifically in Jammu and Kashmir in 2019 and 2020 after the promulgation of Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019.
– High court of Tripura also supported the freedom of expression of public officers on social media platforms.
– Power of the day again and again used sedition charges those who criticized the policies of government publically.

Challenges to India because of FOSE?

 In the scope of Security of the state any act that aggravate or encourage commission of violent crimes is considered as a violation of Indian penal code(IPC).
 Under Foreign Relation Act (FRA), 1932 any malicious propaganda that has intention to vitiate friendly relation with other nation is punishable , this does not include the country namely Pakistan.
 Though it is not clearly elaborated in IPC any speech that jeopardize the decency and morality is regarded as punishable offence.

Conclusion :

Unrestricted allegations against government of the day is spreading like a wild fire which needs continuous scrutiny and at the same time maintaining constitutional rights of the issues in public interest. The same constitution mentions, namely Article 19 (2), conditions under which the FOSE can be regulated and curtailed if those acts breach the barriers of socially well accepted norms and that put the dignity and reputation of the state at a stake. It would augur well if we use the rights within the perimeter put by Indian constitution with well sate of mind and discretion.

Long essay on Freedom of speech – Challenges to India

Introduction :

India constitution guarantees every Indian the freedom of speech  irrespective of gender (sex), caste, creed or religion. This is a fundamental freedom which is guaranteed and that defines the values of democracy in any nation. The freedom to practice of religion, the freedom to express love and affection, the freedom to express our opinions & thoughts and dissenting views without hurting sentiments and causing violence is an essential part of Indian  democracy. Freedom of speech is not about our fundamental rights, it is actually a fundamental duty that every citizen should rightfully obey in order to save the essence of our democracy.

  • The kind of freedom of speech we find in many democratic countries like UK, USA, France or Germany is not seen in authoritarian governments like Malayasia, China or Syria and is failed democracies Pakisthan or Rwanda.
  • These governance systems are failed due to lack of freedom of speech in their countries. The freedom of speech of a country can apprently be measured in terms of the freedom of the press of that country.
  • A strong media reflects a strong, liberal and a healthy democritic system with an appetite to take criticisms and dissent in a positive manner.
  • Mostly some governments are very hostile towards any form of dissent of criticism coming towards them and they try to stifle the voices that would have against them.
  • This is a dangerous precedent for any country for example, in India, there are more than 135 crore people and we can rest assured that not every person will have the same way of thinking and the same way of opinion on a given topic.
  • The difference of opinions and respect we have for each other in a policy-making body is what makes us a true democracy. All sides and perspective of the topic have to be considered before making a choice.
  • A good democracy will involve all its members before formulating a policy but a bad one will blindside its critics and takes unilateral and authoritarian policies and force them to their citizens.
  • The sedition law, under section 124A of Indian Penal Code, says that if a person by words either by written or spoken brings hatred, contempt or excites tension towards a government or a person can be fined or jailed or both.
  • This law is never used in its spirit. British used to use this law to silence the freedom fighters of India and now the ruling parties of India use this to stifle the dissenters and is harming the democratic values of the country.
  • Inspite of various laws that protect the people of India in rightly fully exercising their freedom of expression in India. But while the laws stay, its implementation that are proving to be a big challenge for the authorities in India.
  • At the same time, freedom of speech and expression can’t be absolute. No one can cause violence, hatred, bigotry and tensions in the society in the name of freedom of speech.
  • This will harm the very reason why freedom of speech is allowed in the first place. Freedom of speech should not lead to anarchy and chaos in a country.

Conclusion :

When article 370 was abrogated in Kashmir, freedom of speech was stifled, not because the government wanted to stifle democratic values but to prevent the spread of fake news, put a curb on terrorism and any sorts of preventing communal tensions in the area. Governments around the world should maintain a balance between freedom of speech and maintaining law and order. To protect freedom of speech we can’t compromise on the law and order of a state and in the same way in order to maintain law and order we should not curtail the freedom of speech of the people.

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Essay on communal violence in India

Introduction :

India has been a land of unity in diversity with people from different religions, social, linguistic and cultural backgrounds living together in harmony. The word ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumhakam’ emerged from our great religious book ‘Upanishad’ which means the world is one family. Our incredible history, remarkable culture and marvelous civilization provide a unique image among the other countries in the world. Instead of these qualities, we have to face some inhuman incidents sometimes like communal violence, racial violence, terrorism etc.

  • These activities have deteriorated our secular and peaceful system. Communalism has emerged as a big threat to India. It means a strong attachment to one’s own community.
  • In popular discourse in India, it is understood as unhealthy attachment to one’s own religion. It promotes orthodox belief, intolerance and hatred among other religions and thus divides the society.
  • Recently, New Delhi has witnessed one of the worst communal violence in the history based on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizen (NRC).
  • Other examples include Mob lynching and Babri Masjid killings are very heart-wrenching incidents. Communal tensions and riots have been incessantly increasing since independence.
  • Whenever these incidents take place for whatever reasons, minority interests get threatened. This is mainly due to the reason that one feels his religion is being neglected than the other.
  • Moreover, political parties prompts the people according to their interests which promotes communal gulf between the communities.
  • Media, sometimes spreads rumours which results in further tensions. Uneven developments, poverty and unemployment aggravates insecurity in the mind of the common men which make them vulnerable to political manipulation.
  • Communal violence has not only caused social impacts but also economic loss to the country. In order to curb it, proper check on social media instigating differences among people and news taking sides is required.

Apart from this, there should be a peace committee in vulnerable areas. There is a need of minority welfare schemes to be implemented efficiently that can address the challenges and discrimination faced by them. Strong legal action along with the policy of zero tolerance towards the violence will help. Value based education should be promoted which help people to understand the difference between right or wrong. As ‘unity in diversity’ has been a strength of India, therefore it is necessary to uphold the same concept for long lasting peace and development of our nation.

Essay on Militancy In Jammu & Kashmir

Introduction :

“Security is a process, not a product.” is a very famous quote by Bruce Schneier. Almost everyday, we hear the news about the Jammu and Kashmir militancy. Militancy is a kind of aggressive activism or combativeness in support of a particular cause. The Kashmir Valley has been a bone of contention between India and Pakistan since independence. Over the period both the countries have tried to resolve the issues but of no effect. In 1947, at the time of independence the state was ruled by hindu king Hari Singh, whereas the state

  • Comprised 77% muslims. The northern Kashmir part is dominated by Muslims, Jammu is dominated by Hindus and the region of ladakh is dominated by Buddhists and Shia Muslims.
  • This situation makes this state culturally and linguistically diverse. During the partition, Hari Singh did not accede to either Pakistan or India. As a result, Pakistan sent troops to acquire the territory.
  • However, Hari Singh then signed the Instrument of Accession to India to protect its state. Amidst the skirmish, Pakistan acquired large north western part of Jammu & Kashmir which is referred as
  • Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) in India and Azad Kashmir in Pakistan. This is the time of starting the hostility between India and Pakistan. After the defeat in war of 1947, 1965 and 1971, Pakistan has resorted to the tactics of low intensity war.
  • Infiltration through the Pakistan border led to establishment of new terrorist organization like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaise-e-Mohammed and many more.
  • The Kashmiri Pandits were forced to leave their land, their houses and livelihood and move to other parts of India. Also they displayed the power of militancy, they started to brainwash the youth in J&K.
  • Pakistan did the terror funding and trained the youth against India. These organizations were responsible for many attacks in India and insurgency and disturbance in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Apart from this, Pakistan frequently raised human rights alarm in United Nation and other international organizations against India.
  • One of the severe effect of militancy in J&K is youth radicalisation. As more than 65% population in India is less than 35 year age. So militancy groups have target on youth to misguide them.

Conclusion :

One of the best step taken by government was demonetization to stop terror funding. Operation All-Out which is an anti militancy operation launched by government to flush out insurgents from Kashmir. The government has been working on various infrastructure projects like rail links, education and health facilities, tourism to lead the region on the path of development. More diplomatic channels as well as military strategies need to be opened up to end this issue and in this way Kashmir can become the Crown of India forever.

Essay on Abrogation of Article 370 and 35a

Introduction :

The article 370 and 35A of the Indian constitution deals with the provision of certain special powers to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It grants a ‘temporary’ autonomous status to the state of Jammu & Kashmir. After passing a statutory resolution on scrapping special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Article 370 was abrogated by Indian Government on 5th August 2019 and Rajya Sabha had passed a Reorganization Bill 2019 which had effectively bifurcated the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

  • As per the Article 370, the provisions of the constitution which apply to other states do not apply to Jammu and Kashmir until and unless the state legislative assembly of Jammu and Kashmir separately passes such provision except provisions related to defense, foreign affairs, finance, and communications.
  • The residents of the state of Jammu & Kashmir had a separate law and provisions related to Citizenship, Ownership of property, Fundamental rights, Directive Principle of State Policy and Fundamental Duties & these were not applicable to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • After abrogation of article 370, Jammu and Kashmir is no longer enjoy special status and the laws of Indian Constitution are applicable to all residents of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh including provisions related to Citizenship, Ownership of property, Fundamental rights, Directive Principle of State Policy and Fundamental Duties. 
  • Article 35A has been abrogated and now Indian tricolour is National Flag for J&K and Ladhak also. Right to Information and Right to Education are now applicable to J&K & Ladhak union territories.
  • The Panchayats are now enjoying the same powers as in other states. With abrogation of Article 370, tenure of J&K state Assembly is now be of five years as in other parts of state which till now had a special status with a 6-year tenure.
  • The Union Territories (UTs) now have a Chief Minister and a Lt Governor and all financial bills will need to cleared by Lt Governor.
  • Indian Penal Code (IPC) had replaced Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) to deal with criminal matters. With addition of two new UTs, total number of union territories are now 8 i.e. J&K, Ladakh, Delhi, Puducherry, Diu and Daman & Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Chandigarh, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Conclusion :

Post the repeal of the Article 370, doors to private investment in J&K are opened, which helps in increasing the potential for development there. Increased investments also leads to increased job creation and further betterment of socio-economic infrastructure in the state. The Government is now able to provide better medical, education facilities to citizens of J&K and have better position to curb terrorism. The Opening of buying of lands bring in investments from private individuals and multinational companies and also give a boost to the local economy.

Essay on communal violence in india Vs National Register of Citizens (NRC) Issues in India

Introduction :

The National Register of Citizens (NRC), is the list of Indian citizens in Assam. National Register of Citizens, 1951 is a register prepared after the conduct of the Census of 1951 in respect of each village, showing the houses in a serial order and indicating names of persons staying therein. It is being updated to weed out illegal immigration from Bangladesh and neighbouring regions.

  • Recently Assam released the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which included 1.9 crore names out of a total applicant pool of 3.29 crore.
  • The political leaders have assured that everyone will be given a fair and patient hearing to prove their citizenship.
  • The Supreme Court recently issued a notice to the centre and the Election Commission of India on a plea seeking that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) be updated to include Tripura.
  • The final draft of the NRC in Assam was released, excluding four million residents of the state.
  • An updated NRC is likely to put an end to speculations about the actual number of illegal migrants in Assam in particular and the country in general.
  • It will provide a verified dataset to carry out meaningful debates and implement calibrated policy measures.
  • Though the draft provides a window for re-verification, due to large number of people being excluded from the list, it will be very difficult to physically verify all of them.
  • This draft of the NRC is however not final and people can still appeal against the non-inclusion of their names in the NRC.

Conclusion :

Several religious and linguistic minority groups are also opposing the NRC as discriminatory and undemocratic. The main purpose of NRC is to separate illegal immigrants from legitimate residents of Assam.  The immediate consequence of it is that several lakh individuals will lose their right to vote. The claims of those left out in the NRC must be heard carefully. There is a need for a robust mechanism of legal support for the four million who have to prove their citizenship to India with their limited means.

Essay on communal violence in india Vs Internal Security Challenges in India

Introduction :

Internal security is the security that lies within the borders of a country. It ensures the maintenance of peace, law & order and protection of sovereignty within territory of a country. Internal security is different from external security. External security is considered as the security against aggression by a foreign country. Maintaining the external security is the responsibility of the armed forces of the country such as the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force in India.

  • While internal security comes under the purview of the police, which can also be supported by the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) as per the requirement.
  • In India, the internal security matters are governed by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). If we look at the past, India’s internal security problems have multiplied because of linguistic riots, inter-state disputes and ethnic tensions.
  • Our country was forced to redefine its inter state boundaries due to linguistic riots in 1956. After that, the rise of Naxalism was also seen as a threat to internal security in India.
  • At the time of independence, our country was under-developed. The country adopted the equitable and inclusive growth model for growth and development.
  • This situation was exploited by various people or groups to pose a very dangerous challenge to the country’s internal security in the form of Naxalism and Left-Wing Extremism.
  • Cyber security is the latest challenge that our country is facing these days. We could be the target of a cyberwar which can harm our security at any time.
  • The growth in the use of internet has also shown that social media could play a vital role in spreading fake news and violence and thus can become a threat to our internal security. 
  • Border management is also important in reducing the threats to our internal security. A weak border management can result in infiltration of terrorists, illegal immigrants and smuggling of items like arms, drugs and counterfeit currency.

Conclusion : 

In the Global Terrorism Index 2020, India has been ranked at 8th place in the list of countries most affected by terrorism. India continues to deal with terrorist activity on different fronts like terrorism related to territorial disputes in J&K and secessionist movement in Assam. India needs to implement all of its national powers in a coordinated manner to address its security issues and this will happen only when we give national level importance to internal security in India.

Fake News as a security Issue in India Vs Essay on communal violence in india

Introduction :

Fake news is a kind of yellow journalism which comprises intentional misinformation distributed through broadcasting news media, or via Internet-based social media. Fake news is intentionally written in order to gain financial or political exaggerated, or false headlines for capturing the attention of the people. Everyone with an internet connection and a social media presence is now a content generator.

  • Free internet service has provided access to everyone to post whatever they want and hence created a trend of fake news spreading like wildfire. Everyone is in a hurry to like, share & comment instead of checking the authenticity of the news.
  • It affects the spirit of common brotherhood and increases intolerance in the country. Fake news results in harassment and threatening of innocent people and damages their reputations.
  • It can also result in deaths. For example, the rumours about child-lifters and cattle thieves led to mob attacks and deaths across India. Fake news could lead to mass protests, riots, and a breakdown in law and order.
  • The special reserve forces or the army would have to be brought in to control the situation. Fake news can start wars. It is unreasonable to put the blame on the social media platforms for the fake news menace.
  • Because the platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp etc. are not generating content, but by the users themselves & cannot hold them responsible.
  • Fake news creators are now using modern technology like Artificial Intelligence to create other forms of fake news. The result is called “Deep Fakes” and it employs audio and video formats, which appear more realistic and convincing.

Conclusion :

The Govt needs to address the consumer end as well and adopt a collaborative way to tackle the menace of fake news. Security requirements should also consider the rights of millions of genuine users. An effective approach to deal with the fake news is to improve digital literacy i.e., the ability to identify real news from fake news. Government, media, and technology should work together to improve the overall digital literacy in India. The state police machinery should be strengthened to catch anyone responsible for spreading fake messages.

Cyber Crime as A Security Issue in India (Essay on communal violence in india)

Introduction :

In technically driven society, people use various devices to make life simple. Globalization results in connecting people all around the world. The increasing access to and continuous use of technology has radically impacted the way in which people communicate and conduct their daily lives. Cyber-crime is a crime in which computer is used as an object of crime to commit an offence. It may range from hate speeches, child pornography, accessing personal information, bank frauds, credit and debit card information thefts to spreading different kinds of viruses and worms throughout the world.

  • In cyber-crime a computer is used as a weapon of crime by an individual, an organized group or even a country. The most common types of cyber-crimes are hacking, spanning and infecting computers with virus and worms.
  • Hackers access a person’s personal information over the internet such as his credit card and bank account numbers. A person may lose his whole bank balance in a second and may fall into heavy debt instantly.
  • Cyber Crime are categorized into four major types. These are Financial, Privacy, Hacking, and Cyber Terrorism. The financial crime they steal the money of user or account holders.
  • Likewise, they also stole data of companies which can lead to financial crimes. Also, transactions are heavily risked because of them. Every year hackers stole lakhs and crores of rupees of businessmen and government.
  • Privacy crime includes stealing your private data which you do not want to share with the world. Moreover, due to it, the people suffer a lot and some even commit suicide because of their data’s misuse.
  • In, hacking they intentional deface a website to cause damage or loss to the public or owner. Apart from that, they destroy or make changes in the existing websites to diminish its value.
  • Another type of cyber-crimes is theft. Artistic works like books, music and movies are downloaded and circulated thereby infringing upon a person’s copyright materials.

Conclusion :

Cyber bullying has become a common practice causing serious repercussions, insanity and even deaths. Another typed of serious crime is defamation. It takes a whole life to earn respect but a dirty mind and an internet connection to wipe it away in a second. In this great world, virtues and vices march hand in hand. With every boon comes a bane. the numerous advantages of every inventions shouldn’t be marred by its abuses and misuses. Why not be a little vigilant both in the world and web?

Social Media as Internal Security issue In India (Essay on communal violence in india)

Introduction :

Social media is a very important and popular tool as it provides us many useful and user-friendly features. Social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are giving people a chance to connect with each other at any time and anywhere in the world. The youngsters are one of the most dominant users of social media in these days. People have embraced social media so deeply that it has become an integral part of their lives now.

  • These platforms are being used not only by individuals but also by business houses, organizations and even by the governments for constant engagement with the masses.
  • If we look at the positive aspect of social media, we find a lot of advantages.  The most important one is being a great tool for learning and educating.
  • Students can enhance their learning on various topics using social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook. Now, we can attend live lectures just because of social media platforms.
  • We can improve our social skills by sharing our knowledge and ideas with millions of people even if they are thousands of miles away from us.
  • Social media marketing has become one of the most significant tools that businesses and corporations are using these days.
  • These social media platforms help in attracting new customers and give them the information about the products which makes their brand more popular. It also enables a business to get new information about their customers.
  • In spite of having many advantages, social media can also become the most dangerous tool for the society if used for destructive purposes. 
  • It is harmful as it invades our privacy. The sharing of personal information on social media can make children a target for hackers. It also leads to cyberbullying which can affect their life to a great extent.
  • Hence, the sharing on social media especially by children must be monitored carefully by the parents. The next problem is the addiction of social media which is very common among the youth.

Conclusion :

The addiction of social media can destroy the academic life of students as they waste their most of time on social media instead of studying and learning. Anxiety and depression is also a common disadvantage of social media. Social media is neither a boon nor a bane by itself, it is totally depends on how we use it. We must maintain a balance between our productive and unproductive activities. Excess use of anything is harmful and the same thing applies to social media too.

Honour Killing as Internal Security Issues in India (Essay on communal violence in india)

Introduction :

Honour killing is the killing of a family member on the belief that the victim has brought shame to the family, or has violated the rules set by the community. Generally women become the victim of honour killings, where the male family members kill them due to shame. In some cases, both men and women can become victims of honour killings. It is a type of violence practiced within the family. Many countries have put strict laws against this practice.

  • It is normally done to protect the family’s honour. In male-dominated societies, the activities of women and girls are closely monitored.
  • Victims that are subjected to honour killing are believed to have been involved in actions that are considered ‘sexually immoral’.
  • A woman is targeted to kill for various reasons such as having sexual relationship before marriage or outside marriage, seeking divorce or separation from her husband.
  • In few cases, a man and woman decide to run away from their family because they are in love with each other. Still, their families do not support their marriage as it is inter-caste or inter-religion.
  • In the states of Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh of India, the maximum number of honour killings take place. People living in different cultures of honour consider the family to be the central institution of their society.
  • Family honour is a vague concept that is taken seriously to such an extent by some communities that killing another human in the name of ‘honour’ is considered as a matter of pride for them.
  • These cases remain legally unreported to the police due to the direct or indirect support from the villagers. In India, women are a victim of 97% of honour killing acts. In some countries, the judicial system fail to take actions to the laws against the killing committees.
  • The government of India should have strict laws against the people who not only commit the heinous crime but also support it by hiding it and removing the evidences or reporting it as suicide.

Conclusion :

Due to lack of proper laws against these crimes, it is protecting the honour of a family or society results in the crimes being reported under myriad crime which makes it difficult to track. In some part of the world it is considered a grave offence and necessary steps are taken to criminalize it. This grave offence needs immediate attention and should be monitored as people are still losing their lives in the name of honour.

Essay on Freedom of speech – Challenges to India

Introduction :

“The right to think is the beginning of freedom, and speech must be protected from the government because speech is beginning of thought.” — SC judge Anthony M .Kennedy. Article 19 (1) (a) of the Indian constitution guarantees the citizens of the India , the right to freedom of speech and expression. There are some facets of Freedom of speech and expressions (FOSE). Some of these are freedom of press, commercial advertisements, government has no monopoly over Electronic media, Right to information and Publishing one’s opinions on digital society etc.

Why FOSE sometimes is considered as challenge to Public order?

Public order is defined as a state of prevailing of peace and tranquility in the society any act that affects the law and order or may lead to disturbance of harmony of society is considered as an issue in the interest of public order.

What did make the FOSE a buzz word recently?

– Supreme court of India upheld the petition that challenged the Internet shutdown in many places like Uttarpradesh, Assam specifically in Jammu and Kashmir in 2019 and 2020 after the promulgation of Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019.
– High court of Tripura also supported the freedom of expression of public officers on social media platforms.
– Power of the day again and again used sedition charges those who criticized the policies of government publically.

Challenges to India because of FOSE?

 In the scope of Security of the state any act that aggravate or encourage commission of violent crimes is considered as a violation of Indian penal code(IPC).
 Under Foreign Relation Act (FRA), 1932 any malicious propaganda that has intention to vitiate friendly relation with other nation is punishable , this does not include the country namely Pakistan.
 Though it is not clearly elaborated in IPC any speech that jeopardize the decency and morality is regarded as punishable offence.

Conclusion :

Unrestricted allegations against government of the day is spreading like a wild fire which needs continuous scrutiny and at the same time maintaining constitutional rights of the issues in public interest. The same constitution mentions, namely Article 19 (2), conditions under which the FOSE can be regulated and curtailed if those acts breach the barriers of socially well accepted norms and that put the dignity and reputation of the state at a stake. It would augur well if we use the rights within the perimeter put by Indian constitution with well sate of mind and discretion.

Long essay on Freedom of speech – Challenges to India

Introduction :

India constitution guarantees every Indian the freedom of speech  irrespective of gender (sex), caste, creed or religion. This is a fundamental freedom which is guaranteed and that defines the values of democracy in any nation. The freedom to practice of religion, the freedom to express love and affection, the freedom to express our opinions & thoughts and dissenting views without hurting sentiments and causing violence is an essential part of Indian  democracy. Freedom of speech is not about our fundamental rights, it is actually a fundamental duty that every citizen should rightfully obey in order to save the essence of our democracy.

  • The kind of freedom of speech we find in many democratic countries like UK, USA, France or Germany is not seen in authoritarian governments like Malayasia, China or Syria and is failed democracies Pakisthan or Rwanda.
  • These governance systems are failed due to lack of freedom of speech in their countries. The freedom of speech of a country can apprently be measured in terms of the freedom of the press of that country.
  • A strong media reflects a strong, liberal and a healthy democritic system with an appetite to take criticisms and dissent in a positive manner.
  • Mostly some governments are very hostile towards any form of dissent of criticism coming towards them and they try to stifle the voices that would have against them.
  • This is a dangerous precedent for any country for example, in India, there are more than 135 crore people and we can rest assured that not every person will have the same way of thinking and the same way of opinion on a given topic.
  • The difference of opinions and respect we have for each other in a policy-making body is what makes us a true democracy. All sides and perspective of the topic have to be considered before making a choice.
  • A good democracy will involve all its members before formulating a policy but a bad one will blindside its critics and takes unilateral and authoritarian policies and force them to their citizens.
  • The sedition law, under section 124A of Indian Penal Code, says that if a person by words either by written or spoken brings hatred, contempt or excites tension towards a government or a person can be fined or jailed or both.
  • This law is never used in its spirit. British used to use this law to silence the freedom fighters of India and now the ruling parties of India use this to stifle the dissenters and is harming the democratic values of the country.
  • Inspite of various laws that protect the people of India in rightly fully exercising their freedom of expression in India. But while the laws stay, its implementation that are proving to be a big challenge for the authorities in India.
  • At the same time, freedom of speech and expression can’t be absolute. No one can cause violence, hatred, bigotry and tensions in the society in the name of freedom of speech.
  • This will harm the very reason why freedom of speech is allowed in the first place. Freedom of speech should not lead to anarchy and chaos in a country.

Conclusion :

When article 370 was abrogated in Kashmir, freedom of speech was stifled, not because the government wanted to stifle democratic values but to prevent the spread of fake news, put a curb on terrorism and any sorts of preventing communal tensions in the area. Governments around the world should maintain a balance between freedom of speech and maintaining law and order. To protect freedom of speech we can’t compromise on the law and order of a state and in the same way in order to maintain law and order we should not curtail the freedom of speech of the people.

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Essay on Strategy For New India at 75

Essay on Strategy For New India at 75

Introduction :

New India @ 75 is a path breaking initiative which envisions how India should be in her 75th year of Independence and seeks to bring together all stakeholders including the industry, government, institutions, community groups and individuals to translate the vision into a reality. ‘Strategy for New India’ by NITI Aayog replaced five year plans with an aim to accelerate economic growth to 9 to 10% and to achieve UN sustainable development goals. The 41 Chapters under the documents have been merged under four sessions – Drivers, infrastructure, inclusion and governance.

  • India is on its way to celebrate its 75th independence day on 15th August 2022. The past 75 years took India from a poverty stricken, uneducated country to become one of the greatest pioneers in space technology & pharmaceuticals.
  • However, even after 75 years some issues are left out of fixing or are being handled in a careless manner. India is set to become a 5 trillion dollar economy by 2025 but its per capita income is among world’s lowest.
  • Half of the population is working in agriculture and allied activities but the income of farmers is extremely low to a point that they are forced to commit suicides.
  • India is 3rd largest economy in the world but its tax to GDP ratio is just half of the OECD countries. In addition to that, Infrastructure will play a huge role.
  • We are in dire need of private railways, Buses with IT enabled services to make our country a truly digital India. Also, India needs to include all its citizens into healthcare services via Ayushman Bharat Scheme, educating them via Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan, and provide them shelter via PM Awas Yojna.
  • Moreover, to make the above targets, we need strong and effective governance. The focus is to improve the policy environment so that the contribution of private investors and stakeholders can be diverted to mainstream to achieve the goals set out for new India 2022.
  • Alarming features such as Mining, River valley projects, infrastructure projects, tourism and agriculture are included in this strategy.
  • With all this we have to limit environmental damage, there is an urgent need to conserve non-forest ecosystems such as grassland, wetlands, mountains and deserts.
  • We need to learn from the many alternatives initiatives for food, water, energy etc, which shows the ways to more just and sustainable livelihoods and ways of living.

Conclusion :

Being one of the most populous country of the world, it is a little bit tough but not impossible to change. We need proper utilization of human capital in the direction of all round development of our country. Jan Bhagidari, balanced development, public private partnership lies at the core of the strategy for New India initiative. If the above problems are addressed and vision of ‘strategy for new India @ 75’ is fulfilled, India can truly evolve as a superpower.

Essay on Strategy For New India at 75 Vs development at the cost of environment degradetion

Introduction :

“Environment is no one’s property to destroy, it is everyone’s responsibility to protect.” These words of Mohith Agadi reflects the irrational utilization of resources for development  activities without considering the environment. Development is a process that leads to positive change in physical, environmental, economic and social aspects of our life. Day by day the issue of environment is increasing as we are degrading our environment in the name of economic growth.

  • As a result we are facing serious repercussions like climate change, global warming, flood, cyclones and ozone layer depletion etc.
  • According to the world bank report higher level of economic growth imposed Rs 3.75 trillion worth of environment damage cost.
  • Rapid industrialization and urbanization are inevitable to bring economic development, to increase the per capita income and ease of living.
  • But these activities have caused negative environmental consequences such as pollution, disasters, forced migration, imbalanced weather phenomena etc.
  • More urbanization and higher industrial setups are being encroached on the forest land. Now-a-days micro plastics are contaminating the water resources very badly.
  • Subsequent use of private vehicle by each family member had supplemented their contribution to pollution.
  • According to environment performance index released by world economic forum, India ranks 168th out of 180 countries, which was the worst in the south Asian countries.
  • Water scarcity and extreme weather phenomena and the regular occurrence of floods and droughts could further strain the economy which is already reeling under pressure due to Covid-19.
  • Government has taken many initiatives to conserve the environment such as Biological diversity Act, 2002, Project Tiger 1972, World summit on sustainable development, Rio de janerio summit 1992, Project elephant 1992 etc.
  • At ground level, efforts made by people can further succeed these programmes. Moreover there should be the maximum recycling and reuse of water, improvement in energy efficient machines is the most effective measure in industries.

Conclusion :

Balancing economic development and environmental sustainable is the need of the hour, to bring this sustainable development in mainstream, united nations launched the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Countries must switch their development plans to the sustainable plans. Thus balancing economic development and environment protection requires a refocusing of economic activity not towards producing less but producing differently.

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Essay on Strategy For New India at 75 Vs Positive Effects of Coronavirus on Environment

Introduction :

Covid-19 virus has become worldwide disease and almost all nations of the world are facing it. Due to which population of the world is forced to live inside their home. Business activities in the country also affected due to corona virus. As we all know coronavirus has taken life of a lot of people all across the globe. To prevent the spread of COVD-19, governments of different nations are taking multiple steps to control the spread of this virus. As far as our environment is concerned, it is enjoying the positive impact of this virus.

  • Today, when the production of almost everything is slowed down and factories are not as active as they used to be, the emission of smoke is also reduced which has resulted in clear sky.
  • Not only this, the use of vehicles on road is reduced. All this have contributed towards lowered CO2-emissions. The emission of nitrogen dioxide has also reduced.
  • This indicates that air has become more pure and we can breathe in pure air. With the increase in number of flights, not only the air traffic increases but the quality of air also getting worse, but now the scenario is changed.
  • To reduce the risk of coronavirus, companies have asked workers to work from home. This has reduced vehicles on road. In addition to this, the consumption of plastic has also reduced as people no longer have tea or coffee in disposable glasses.

Conclusion :

In this competitive era where we have to follow a hectic schedule, we have never had thought about the way we are treating the environment. However, now due to lockdown we are forced to stay at home, we have ample time to think on our actions. The coronavirus has had catastrophic impacts on mankind however, it has surely given the environment a chance to self-heal and restore its beauty again.

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Essay on Strategy For New India at 75 Vs Positive Impact of Coronavirus (covid-19) on Environment :

Introduction :

Corona virus has become worldwide disease and all nations of the world are facing it. Due to which population of the world is forced to live inside their home. Business activities in the country also affected due to corona virus. As we all know coronavirus has taken life of a lot of people all across the globe. To prevent the spread of COVD-19, governments of different nations are taking multiple steps to control the spread of this virus.

  • As far as our environment is concerned, it is enjoying the positive impact of this virus.
  • Before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the air around us had been deemed very toxic to breathe in due to the amount of greenhouse gases that had been emitted over the centuries.
  • The Earth faced rising temperatures, which in turn led to the melting of glaciers and rising of sea levels. Environmental degradation was happening fast due to the depletion of resources such as air, water and soil. But after the coronavirus lockdown commenced, there have been slight changes in the environment. 
  • After the lockdown was put in place in many countries, there was lesser travelling done by people, whether it be by their own cars, or by trains and flights.
  • Even industries were closed down and not allowed to function. This in turn led to the pollution in the air dropping significantly, as there was a marked decline in nitrous oxide emission.
  • Again where fish is concerned, the lockdown has seen a decline in fishing, which means that the fish biomass will increase after over-fishing almost depleted it.
  • Apart from that, animals have been spotted moving about freely where once they would not dare to go. Even sea turtles have been spotted returning to areas they once avoided to lay their eggs, all due to the lack human interference.
  • Today, when the production of almost everything is on halt and factories are no longer as active as they used to be, the emission of smoke has lessened which has resulted in clear sky.
  • Not only this, the use of vehicles on road is reduced. All this have contributed towards lowered CO2-emissions. The emission of nitrogen dioxide has also reduced.
  • Plants are growing better because there is cleaner air and water, and because yet again there is no human interference.
  • With everything at a standstill, plants are allowed to thrive and grow and produce more coverage and oxygen.
  • Less litter also means lesser clogging of river systems, which is good in the long run for the environment.
  • To combat coronavirus, companies have asked workers to work from home.
  • This has reduced vehicles on road. In addition to this, the consumption of plastic has also reduced as people no longer have tea or coffee in disposable glasses. 

Conclusion :

In this competitive era where we have to follow a hectic schedule, we have never had thought about the way we are treating the environment. However, now due to lockdown we are forced to stay at home, we have ample time to think on our actions. There is no denying the fact that coronavirus has had catastrophic impacts on mankind. However, it has surely given the environment a chance to self-heal and restore its beauty.

Essay on Strategy For New India at 75 Vs Save Water – Saving the future generations

Introduction :

Water is the primary requirement for all the living beings. Human beings and all other animals cannot survive for a day without water. Plants also need water in order to grow and survive as well. Water is used in cleaning our clothes and utensils, wash, cultivating crops, cooking food items, and many other activities. We know that almost three-fourths part of the earth is water but all this water is not suitable for use, only 2% of those water is usable and so it is very necessary to save water. 

  • With the increasing population the water available is inadequate to meet the needs of the people. When summer is quite severe a large reservoir of water shrinks to a pool.
  • Both human beings and animals suffer for want of water. If it rains it rains and rains and there is a flood. The cultivated crops under deep water rot and perish.
  • There are two extremes in India. The nation goes without water or there is heavy rain resulting in flood. Wastage of water needs to be controlled. 
  • We should identify the water wastage facts and try to save water as much as possible. Currently, the biggest problem related to global warming is a huge water depreciation on Earth.
  • This is mainly caused due to misuse of water happening at various places. In the current scenario, it is important to understand the formula for the conversation of water and thereby save water.
  • Because pure water resources are the primary sources for all our necessities. And when it becomes depreciated, it can lead to huge catastrophic conditions for human beings. 
  • There are many regions in the world that are facing extreme water scarcity due to decline of groundwater and scanty rainfalls. Also, in some areas, the groundwater is contaminated or it has been overused.
  • Thus, these factors have to lead to drought situations and in these areas it has lead to water scarcity. Furthermore, urbanization and industrialization have added to the problems where groundwater has been overused to fulfill the increasing demands of the population.
  • According to the WHO report, 1 out of people does not have access to safe drinking water. Seeing this, the water crisis in the future does seem inevitable.

Conclusion :

Also, it calls for an immediate action plan in order to conserve water so that precious resource can be saved for today as well for future generations. The ground water tables in most cities are falling at alarming rate. Another factor is water leakage. Delhi loses at least 30 per cent of its water due to leakages and Mumbai loses about 20 per cent of its water due to leakage. People who live in those areas where there is plenty of water available should understand the value of water and thus save water. People should understand the importance of water and thus wastage of water should be controlled.

Essay on Strategy For New India at 75 Vs Short Essay on Plastic ban in english for students :

Introduction :

Plastic, polymeric material that has the capability of being molded or shaped by the application of heat and pressure. Plastic Bags are used for various purposes. The most common use of these bags is to carry grocery items. These are easily available in the market and thus used extensively. However, disposing these bags is a big issue as these are non-biodegradable.

  • They have become a major cause of land pollution. Used plastic bags stay in the environment for years and contribute to land and water pollution.
  • Many countries have replaced plastic bags with paper bags or reusable cloth bags. The government of India has also banned the use of plastic bags in many states however the same has never been implemented properly.
  • We must understand that these have been banned for our good. Plastic bags cause health problems in human beings as well as animals.
  • Waste food and vegetable and fruit peels are usually thrown away in plastic bags. Animals often gulp pieces of plastic while having food. This causes various diseases in them.
  • The chemicals present in plastic bags contaminate the soil. They make the soil infertile and hinder the growth of plants.

Conclusion :

The government has put a ban on the use of plastic bags in many states of India but people continue to use these as these are still available in the market. The government must take strict measures to ensure these are not used. Thus, plastic bags are ruining our beautiful environment and have become a threat to our health. It is high time we must stop the use of plastic bags. This will go a long way in keeping our environment clean.

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Essay on Strategy For New India at 75 Vs Long essay on Plastic Ban for students

Introduction :

Plastic, polymeric material that has the capability of being molded or shaped by the application of heat and pressure. Plastic Bags are used for various purposes. The most common use of these bags is to carry grocery items. These are easily available in the market and thus used extensively. However, disposing these bags is a big issue as these are non-biodegradable. They have become a major cause of land pollution. Used plastic bags stay in the environment for years and contribute to land and water pollution.

  • Many countries have replaced plastic bags with paper bags or reusable cloth bags. The government of India has also banned the use of plastic bags in many states however the same has never been implemented properly.
  • We must understand that these have been banned for our good. Plastic bags cause health problems in human beings as well as animals.
  • Waste food and vegetable and fruit peels are usually thrown away in plastic bags. Animals often gulp pieces of plastic while having food. This causes various diseases in them.
  • The chemicals present in plastic bags contaminate the soil. They make the soil infertile and hinder the growth of plants. Plastic bags have become the main cause of land pollution today.
  • The plastic bags entering into the water bodies are a major cause of water pollution. Hence we can conclude that these are deteriorating our environment in every possible way.
  • The production of plastic bags releases toxic chemicals. These are the main cause of serious illness. The polluted environment is a major reason for various diseases which are spreading easily in human beings.
  • Waste plastic bags are the main reason for trapping the drains and sewers, especially during rains. This can result in a flood-like situation and disrupt the normal life of people.
  • The government has put a ban on the use of plastic bags in many states of India but people continue to use these as these are still available in the market.
  • The government must take strict measures to ensure these are not used. Thus, plastic bags are ruining our beautiful environment and have become a threat to our health.
  • Although the Indian government has imposed a ban on the usage of plastic bags in many states. But people are still carrying these bags.

Conclusion :

Shopkeepers stop providing plastic bags for few days only in the beginning. It is time when we all must contribute our bit to make this ban a success. Thus we the educated lot of society must take it as our responsibility to stop using plastic bags. In this way, we can support the government in this campaign. It is high time we must stop the use of plastic bags. This will go a long way in keeping our environment clean.

Essay on Strategy For New India at 75 Vs Short Essay on Plastic pollution in english 250 words : 

Introduction :

Plastic is used for various purposes. The most common use of it is to carry grocery items in the form of bags. These are easily available in the market and thus used extensively. However, disposing these bags is a big issue as these are non-biodegradable. Plastic stay in the environment for years and contribute to land and water pollution. This is the reason why many countries have banned the use of plastic in the form of bags. These countries have replaced plastic bags with paper bags or reusable cloth bags.

  • The government of India has also banned the use of plastic bags in many states. We must understand that these have been banned for our good.
  • Every individual must take it has his responsibility to stop the use of plastic to make our environment cleaner. Plastic cause health problems in human beings as well as animals.
  • Waste food and vegetable and fruit peels are usually thrown away in plastic bags. Animals often gulp pieces of plastic while having food. This causes various diseases and illnesses in them.
  • Likewise, the marine creatures also tend to mistake the plastic pieces for food and eat them. People who have sea food can get infected if they have fishes suffering from illness.
  • The chemicals present in plastic bags contaminate the soil. They make the soil infertile and hinder the growth of plants. Plastic bags are mostly made of polypropylene which is produced from petroleum and natural gas.
  • These are both non-renewable fossil fuels and their extraction creates greenhouse gases that are the leading cause of global warming.

Conclusion :

The government has put a ban on the use of plastic bags in many states of India but people continue to use these as these are still available in the market. The government must take strict measures to ensure these are not used. Plastic is ruining our beautiful environment and have become a threat to our health. It is high time we must stop the use of plastic. It is not that difficult to keep a cloth bag with us while going the market. This will go a long way in keeping our environment clean.

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Essay on Strategy For New India at 75 Vs Long Essay on Plastic pollution in english in 400 words

Introduction :

Plastic pollution has become a major threat to our environment in today’s times and it is likely to make things worse in future.  Plastic pollution is damaging our environment rapidly. Waste plastic material is hard to dispose and contributes to major pollution on earth. This has become a cause of global concern. The increasing use of plastic bags, utensils and furniture, the amount of plastic waste has also gone up and so has the plastic pollution.

  • Plastic waste is entering the water bodies such as rivers, seas and even oceans and is polluting our water drastically. This water is then supplied at our places.
  • No matter how much we filter this water it can never get back to its pure form. The government of India has also banned the use of plastic bags in many states however the same has never been implemented properly.
  • Plastic bags cause health problems in human beings as well as animals. Waste food and vegetable and fruit peels are usually thrown away in plastic bags.
  • Animals often gulp pieces of plastic while having food. This causes various diseases in them. The government has put a ban on the use of plastic bags in many states of India but people continue to use these as these are still available in the market.
  • Plastic Pollution is affecting the whole earth, including mankind, wildlife and aquatic life. It is spreading like a disease. We all must realize the harmful impact it has on our lives so as to avoid it as soon as possible.
  • Plastic pollutes our water. Each year, tonnes of plastic are dumped into the ocean. As plastic does not dissolve, it remains in the water thereby hampering its purity. This means we won’t be left with clean water in the coming years.
  • We must take major steps to prevent it. We must use alternatives like cloth bags and paper bags instead of using plastic bags. If we are purchasing plastic, we must reuse it.

Conclusion :

We must avoid drinking bottled water which contributes largely to plastic pollution these days. The government must also take strict measures to ensure these are not used. It is of utmost importance to spread awareness about the harmful effects of plastic waste on our environment.  This can be done by way of television and radio and social media. This should help people understand the seriousness of the issue.

Essay on Strategy For New India at 75 Vs Disaster Management – Best Way The Protect Ourselves

Introduction :

Disaster refers to any occurrence that can cause damage, ecological disruption, loss of human life or deterioration of health & health services. Disaster management is a constant phenomenon of mitigating the impact of the disaster. Disaster management requires collected and coordinated efforts. A number of activities need to be undertaken in the event of disaster to reduce its intensity at the certain extent. The process of disaster management include coordination, command and control, arrangement for drinking water and food material, sanitation and maintenance of law and order.

  • The most vulnerable section in these disasters are the poor. Disaster management occupies an important place in this country’s policy framework as it is the poor and the under-privileged who are worst affected on account of calamities or disasters.
  • It is the need of the hour that it is necessary to mobilize them towards preparedness for any emergency. Quick and timely response is essential in providing immediate relief and rescue operations, to save human lives as soon as possible.
  • Each year, India faces a number of disasters like floods, earthquakes, tsunami, landslides, cyclones, droughts and more. When we look at the man-made disasters, India suffered the Bhopal Gas Tragedy as well as the plague in Gujarat.
  • To stop these incidents from happening again, we need to strengthen our disaster management techniques to prevent destructive damage.
  • Most importantly, one must understand that disaster management does not necessarily eliminate the threat completely but it decreases the impact of the disaster. It focuses on formulating specific plans to do so.
  • The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in India is responsible for monitoring the disasters of the country. This organization runs a number of programs to mitigate the risks and increase the responsiveness.
  • Proper disaster management can be done when we make the citizens aware of the precautionary measures to take when they face emergency situations.
  • For instance, everyone must know we should hide under a bed or table whenever there is an earthquake. Thus, the NDMA needs to take more organized efforts to decrease the damage that disasters are causing.

Conclusion :

If all the citizens learn the basic ways to save themselves and if the government takes more responsive measures, we can surely save a lot of life and vegetation. India has set up many departments and organizations for disaster management. These Include National Disaster Management Authority, National Remote Sensing Centre, Central Water Commission, etc. Disaster management has great importance in recent times. To handle any unforeseen situation efficiently, we need to be well-equipped with latest technologies. It cannot avoid the outbreak of disaster, but can mitigate its impact to a large extent.

Essay on Strategy For New India at 75 Vs Clean India Movement – A step towards cleanliness

Introduction :

The father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi had said that, “Sanitation is more important than Independence” during his time before the independence of India. He was well aware of the bad and unclean situation of the India. He had emphasized the people of India a lot about the cleanliness and sanitation as well as its implementation in the daily lives. After many years of independence of India, a most effective campaign of cleanliness is launched to call people for their active participation and complete the mission of cleanliness. For ensuring hygiene, waste management and sanitation across the nation a Swachh Bharat Mission is launched.

  • In order to fulfill the vision of Mahatma Gandhi and make India an ideal country all over the world, the Prime Minister of India has initiated a campaign called Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi (2nd of October 2014).
  • People can make India clean in a number of ways. First of all, carrying a small poly-bag is a must. Most noteworthy, a recycled paper bag is the best.
  • Indians must certainly use it to throw trash in dustbins. Indians probably throw trash on the street because they dislike carrying it.
  • However, a recycled paper bag makes it easier to carry waste. Hence, Indians can carry this bag to the dustbin for waste disposal.
  • Segregating wastes is also very important. It is something which many Indians ignore. Most noteworthy, the segregation of waste at home should be in 3 separate bins.
  • These 3 bins are Biodegradable, Recyclable and Others. The waste management department should help in implementing this system.
  • Another notable way to clean India is the compost pit. Compost pit helps in the preparation of compost. To create compost pit at home, some items are required.
  • These items are kitchen wastes, leaves, grass, etc. Consequently, the microorganisms convert this organic matter into compost. Through this campaign the government of India would solve the sanitation problems by enhancing the waste management techniques.
  • Clean India movement is completely associated with the economic strength of the country. Community cleanliness drive is yet another brilliant way of making India clean.
  • It has a psychological benefit. This is because it is easier to do a thing when others are doing it. The birth date of the Mahatma Gandhi is targeted in both, the launch and completion of the mission.

Conclusion :

The basic goals behind launching the Swachh Bharat Mission are to make the country full of sanitation facilities as well as eliminate all the unhealthy practices of people in daily routines. Clean India would bring more tourists and enhance its economic condition. The Prime Minister of India has requested to every Indian to devote their 100 hours per year for the cleanliness in India which is very sufficient to make this country a clean country by 2019.

Essay on Strategy For New India at 75 Vs Swachh Bharat Abhiyan – Making India Clean & Healthy

Introduction :

Mahatma Gandhi had said before the independence of India that, “Sanitation is more important than Independence”. He was well aware of the bad and unclean situation of the India. He had emphasized the people a lot about the cleanliness. To fulfil his dream Swachh Bharat Abhiyan initiated by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 2nd of October in 2014 on the 145th birth anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi. Its primary goal is to make India open defecation-free by October 2, 2019, through the construction of at least 12 crore toilets across rural and urban households.

  • As of February 1, 2019, the government claims 9.2 crore toilets built in rural areas. Based on toilet construction, the govt has declared 28 states and UTs as Open Defecation Free.
  • But independent surveys show open defecation continues even in areas that the government has declared Open Defecation Free.
  • It is also found that 23% of people who own a toilet continue to defecate in the open, including people in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, which have been declared open defecation- free states. 
  • The Mission’s objectives also include creating sustainable solid and liquid waste management systems, promoting social inclusion by improving sanitation for women and marginalized communities, and eradicating manual scavenging.
  • Side by side of the main Swachh Bharat Mission, the Indian government also launched the Clean India: Clean Schools campaign.
  • The aim of the campaign was to ensure separate toilets for boys and girls in schools, appropriate sanitary facilities for menstruating students, hand washing station that can cater to at least 10 students at the same time, availability of soaps etc.
  • Our school has all the sanitation equipment necessary to facilitate Clean India, Clean Schools campaign. We have hygienically secure toilets with handwashing facilities.
  • Our female classmates feel comfortable coming to school because of the measures taken to make the girls’ toilet modern and friendly. Our teachers make it a point to emphasise the benefits of personal hygiene.

Conclusion :

In its National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey 2017-18 (NARSS), the government claimed 77% rural households had access to toilets, of which 93.4% used them regularly. It also claimed 95.6% of the surveyed villages that had been declared ODF were indeed free of open defecation. In urban areas, the government’s target was to build 67 lakh urban toilets by October 2019. It claims it has already built 60 lakh household toilets by October 2018.

Essay on Strategy For New India at 75 Vs Delhi Pollution – Growing Issue In India

Introduction : 

Pollution is one of the major issues causing concern not only in India but across the world. Delhi, the national capital of the country, is being tagged as one of the most heavily polluted capital cities in the world. It is the world’s worst city in terms of air pollution, with an unhealthy air quality index for the majority of the year. Thus, today, one of the biggest threats to the welfare of the people of Delhi. There has been a huge rise in the vehicular population, in spite of the metro railways, aggravating traffic congestion and increasing air and noise pollution. 

  • There has also been a number of diesel vehicles plying on the roads, which are largely responsible for the air pollution. Citizens need to start the public transport more and more to reduce the pollution level in the city.
  • Government has ensured to increase the no. of buses and auto-rickshaws in the capital as well. Stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana in northwest India has been cited as a major cause of air pollution in Delhi
  • Particulate matter (PM) is basically a mixture of extremely small particles and liquid droplets like acids, chemicals, gas, water, metals, soil dust particles, etc. the measurement of which gives an idea of the pollution of a city.
  • There are mobile enforcement teams deployed at various locations for monitoring polluting vehicles. Citizens need to avoid all kinds of contact near construction sites.
  • These sites release gases which makes the air very harmful for eyes and for the respiratory system. The above measures are known by many of us yet the level of national capital remains at 11th in the ranking of WHO for the most polluted cities.
  • The practicing of the above measures is the need for hour and to live happier days with our loved one is we all demand. I whole heartedly appeal to every citizen to take steps to make pollution free capital, a pollution free India.

Conclusion :

 With a view to reducing vehicular pollution, there has been a ban imposed on the plying of more than 15 years old commercial or transport vehicles. Steps are taken to transform garbage into compost by developing new sanitary land-fill sites. It’s not that the Government is not taking steps to control pollution in Delhi, But we need proper and efficient implementation of plans and programmes and policies launched by the Government to make it successful.

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Essay on Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD)

Introduction :

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) is a strategic dialogue between United States (USA), Japan, Australia and India. This dialogue was initiated in 2007 by prime minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. QUAD formation is a significant move to combat China’s assertiveness. Quad is also know as ‘Mini NATO’ or ‘Asian’ in Indo Pacific region. Quad group’s intent is to keep the critical sea routes in the Indo Pacific free of any influence especially of China. The quad group works to tackle common challenges of terrorism and proliferation.

  • Recently the four countries participated in Malabar Exercise, 2020 started in 1992 as a naval exercise between India and US and later saw participation of Japan and Australia.
  • The Quad grouping is significantly important for India. It has deepen India’s ties with US, Australia and Japan with benefits in diplomatic leverage and sharing of burden in defense.
  • Working with USA and its allies, India can get benefits in shaping of USA policies in Afghanistan Pakistan according to our need.
  • Japan being a country with fastest technology can provide India with various such techniques which can help to establish various Industries and therefore, more employment opportunities can be generated.
  • USA too being proficient in space research will provide benefits in the development of India by collaborating between NASA and ISRO on different space projects. India has been regular participant of Quad military exercise.
  • India’s strategic needs with quad is to keep check on China’s expansionist policy and keep a hold in Indian ocean. It also directly impact on economic relationship with China.
  • China being the largest trading partner of India with 77 billion dollars two way trade, also 95% active pharmaceutical ingredients and electronics comes from China.
  • Quad nations cannot provide military support to each other in case of conflict with third party i.e. India & China conflict. The Quad nations must evolve a clear strategy to advance security and economic interests.
  • The Quad nations need to better explain Indo Pacific vision with objective of advancing economic and security interests of ASEAN nations to counter China effectively.
  • Quad can be used for any search and rescue operation in Indo Pacific region. One of the basic goals of Quad is to ensure free and safe navigation of trade routes in the region by combined naval power of all the nations.

Conclusion :

Moreover, India can build collective action in humanitarian assistance and disaster management, monitoring shipping for anti piracy operations and infrastructure assistance to vulnerable sectors. India should also develop comprehensive vision to engage its strategic partners and further expand Quad. In order to secure its national and regional interests, India should focus more on maritime sphere and should molt its ‘neighbor-hood first policy’ to maintain stability and peace in the region.

India US relations essay | Essay on India US relationships

Introduction :

“When diplomacy ends, war begins” is a popular statement of Adolf Hitler. It is seen that most of the wars begin due to toxic relationship between two or more nations. That is why the diplomatic relationship is strategically very important for every country.  India US relations have become multi-faceted and covering cooperation in many areas as of trade, defense and security, edu-cation, science and technology, civil nuclear energy, space technology, environment, and health.

  • There is regular contacts at political and official levels on bilateral, regional and global issues. India is a developing country and have a huge market which is a big opportunity for all developed countries like USA.
  • US is also important for India in terms of resolving the issues regarding internal security and terrorism from neighbouring countries.
  • US is a major export hub of India and imports crude oil and hydrocarbons. USA is also a home of around 4 million Indians and we get huge amount of remittance from them.
  • We can also see lots of Indians who took various constitutional post in US government. India and US relations weren’t that productive and saw many ups and downs.
  • Following Independence US took the side of Pakistan, in 1962 US assisted India in Indo-China war. US didn’t support India in Bangla-desh Liberation war 1971, US condemned India when it performed its first nuclear test which is known as Smiling Buddha, at Pokhran.
  • The US has partnered with India for Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), also participated in Malabar exercise. A new ‘2+2’ foreign and defence ministers dialogue between India & US started which focuses on bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interests.
  • The Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) accredit both the countries to share geospatial information on maps and satellites for defence purposes.
  • India-US strong strategic partnership is also based on an idea of “shared values” of democracy, rule of law, religious freedom and protection of minorities.
  • However, the revocation of Article 370, the new citizenship law and the NRC is testing this “shared values” principle. Along with these friendly exchanges, India-US relationship also experiences some toxic movements.

Conclusion :

US regularly point out human rights violation in Kashmir. India’s tariffs on imports are also considered as a hindrance to smoother trade. In international politics, there is no permanent friends or enemies, only permanent interests. In such a scenario India must continue to pursue its foreign policy. As partnership between India and US would bring gains to both sides in terms of GDP, employment, and productivity so both the governments must now try to complete the unfinished agreements regardless of the differences between them.

India US relations essay in english

Introduction :

India US relations have become multi-faceted and covering cooperation in many areas as of trade, defense and security, education, science and technology, civil nuclear energy, space technology, environment, and health. There is regular contacts at political and official levels on bilateral, regional and global issues. India and the US have thrown off the yoke of colonialism and have drafted the constitution that begins with the same three words : “ We the people”.
—– Barack Obama
Do you know when Christopher Columbus discovered America he actually thought it was India and called them Indians.

  • A partnership between the world’s oldest democracy and the world’s largest democracy is best for both worlds.
  • But India and US relations weren’t that productive and saw many ups and downs. Following Independence US took the side of Pakistan, in 1962 US assisted India in Indo-Sino war.
  • US didn’t support India in Bangladesh Liberation war 1971, US condemned India when it performed its first nuclear test at Pokhran(Code-named: Smiling Buddha).

Convergence in Relations

  • Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement(COMCASA), is a military agreement that allows both the nations to share and completely rely on the encrypted communications and equipment.
  • A new ‘2+2’ foreign and defence ministers dialogue which focuses on bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interests.
    Placed Pakistan on the grey-list of the Financial Action Task Force and played a vital role in countering China.
  • The Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement(BECA) accredit both the countries to share geospatial information on maps and satellites for defence purposes.
  • The US has partnered with India for Quad, participated in Malabar exercise.

Divergence in Relations

Trade Deal : Trade has been a major altercation between both countries and US referred India as “tariff king” that imposes “tremendously high” import duties.

US-Pakistan Equation : US has softened its position on Pakistan in the last few months, due to the role Pakistan can play in the Afghan deal (between the US and the Taliban). In return, Pakistan wants the US support.

Internal Issues in India : India-US strong strategic partnership is also based on an idea of “shared values” of democracy, rule of law, religious freedom and protection of minorities. However, the revocation of Article 370, the new citizenship law and the NRC is testing this “shared values” principle.

Conclusion :

In international politics, there are no permanent friends and no permanent enemies, only permanent interests. In such a scenario India must continue to pursue its foreign policy. India-US relation remains pivotal to reinforce the world order in the 21st century. As partnership would bring gains to both sides in terms of GDP, employment, and productivity the two governments must now strive to complete the unfinished agreements, regardless of the differences and enhance the
US-India ties. 

Essay on Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) Vs Cyber Security Challenges in India

Introduction :

Cyber security is nothing but protecting data, networks and other information from unauthorized access, partially or fully destruction or change. Cyber security can play a very important role in our day to day life because we all have online presence. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and few minutes of cyber incident to ruin it.” This statement presents a true picture about the same as we all are exposed to security threats and cyber attacks. In today’s world, many companies are developing different types of software to protect data.

  • Cyber security is crucial in present time as it not only helps to secure information but also our system from virus attacks.
  • It is also important because we have a huge user base i.e. after the United States and China, India has the highest number of internet users.
  • Cyber threats can be of two types 1) Cybercrime, it is usually against individuals or corporates and 2) Cyberwarfare, it is against a state or a country.
  • By using computer, internet, cellphone, other technical devices to commit a crime by any individual or a group is called cyber crime. Hackers use various software and codes to commit cyber crime.
  • Hacking has become one of the major issues in India. Hacking denotes an activity of identifying weaknesses in a computer or a network to exploit the security for accessing personal or private information.
  • Hackers often use a malware that usually appears in the form of codes and other software like worms, and adware.
  • It may gather sensitive information or gain access to private computer. As the cyber threats have great potential it can be said that the future battles will not be fought on land or air but by using cyber attacks.
  • For protecting us from the cyber attacks we can ensure our safety by using antivirus software and can also change our passwords time to time.
  • Many password management tools are available now that can be used to keep track of all the passwords. Keeping our software up to date is also a way to protect us against cyber attacks.
  • Cyber security is one of the biggest challenge due to today’s high internet penetration in our daily life. For enhancing the security of the communication and information technology, there is a need to develop a computer emergency response team.

Conclusion :

Such team will help in collecting and analyzing the information on cyber incidents that will be used in forecasting and alerting the cyber security incidents. There should have sound cyber security strategies also for protecting the government organizations, the general public and the businesses. The government and other security agencies should spread awareness among the people regarding cyber security. People should also use proper antivirus software to protect their system from virus and malware attacks.

Essay on Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) Vs Internal Security Challenges in India

Introduction :

Internal security is the security that lies within the borders of a country. It ensures the maintenance of peace, law & order and protection of sovereignty within territory of a country. Internal security is different from external security. External security is considered as the security against aggression by a foreign country. Maintaining the external security is the responsibility of the armed forces of the country such as the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force in India.

  • While internal security comes under the purview of the police, which can also be supported by the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) as per the requirement.
  • In India, the internal security matters are governed by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). If we look at the past, India’s internal security problems have multiplied because of linguistic riots, inter-state disputes and ethnic tensions.
  • Our country was forced to redefine its inter state boundaries due to linguistic riots in 1956. After that, the rise of Naxalism was also seen as a threat to internal security in India.
  • At the time of independence, our country was under-developed. The country adopted the equitable and inclusive growth model for growth and development.
  • This situation was exploited by various people or groups to pose a very dangerous challenge to the country’s internal security in the form of Naxalism and Left-Wing Extremism.
  • Cyber security is the latest challenge that our country is facing these days. We could be the target of a cyberwar which can harm our security at any time.
  • The growth in the use of internet has also shown that social media could play a vital role in spreading fake news and violence and thus can become a threat to our internal security. 
  • Border management is also important in reducing the threats to our internal security. A weak border management can result in infiltration of terrorists, illegal immigrants and smuggling of items like arms, drugs and counterfeit currency.

Conclusion :

In the Global Terrorism Index 2020, India has been ranked at 8th place in the list of countries most affected by terrorism. India continues to deal with terrorist activity on different fronts like terrorism related to territorial disputes in J&K and secessionist movement in Assam. India needs to implement all of its national powers in a coordinated manner to address its security issues and this will happen only when we give national level importance to internal security in India.

Essay on Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) Vs WhatsApp New Privacy Policy & Its Impact

Introduction :

Social media is a boon for human civilization because it has brought the whole world together at one place where individuals can share their views and ideas and such interactions are beneficial for the people as it helps in increasing social skills. In today’s world, technology has made our life easier because with the help of technology we can learn new things and meet new people. WhatsApp is one of the most important social applications which plays a major role in our daily life.

  • WhatsApp is facing a lot of criticism for its new privacy policy which says that it may share information of any of its users with Facebook and its partner companies. 
  • Since then there has been a huge rise in the dounloads of its alternative apps including Signal. In response to global criticism, WhatsApp head Will Cathcart explained , with end-to-end encryption, they cannot see the users private chats or calls and neither can Facebook.
  • WhatsApp has also given users time till 8th of February 2021  to accept the new terms and conditions. WhatsApp says it is collecting new information from users device such as Battery level, app version, browser information, mobile network, IP address and phone number etc.
  • It also states that the data in some cases will be transferred to the US or other parts where Facebook’s affiliate companies are based.
  • Privacy policies of different countries of the world have put different types of restrictions on business. 
  • EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides much more control to the users on their personal information shared on the online platforms such as WhatsApp privacy policy.
  • While in the EU also, WhatsApp privacy policy talks about sharing information with Facebook, but users have an additional right “Managing and Retaining our personal Information”.
  • They can not only restrict or object to a certain type of information used by the platform but also can withdraw their consent to WhatsApp for processing of data.

Conclusion :

This new update has increased a lot of concern over the privacy of the people that use this application. Indian users are more vulnerable as there is no any data protection law in India. If India had a data protection law, WhatsApp would not have been able to launch this new policy update. It is high time that the government should initiate some digital awareness programs to make the public aware of the importance of digital privacy and also enforce new laws about the same.

Essay on Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) Vs Climate Change – Danger to the whole world 

Introduction :

Climate change is a change in the climatic conditions on the Earth. There is a frequent variation in the weather however climate change is known to occur only if these variations last for a few decades. Change in the pattern of the climate on the Earth has become a global cause of concern. Researchers continually observe the pattern to understand the past, present as well as the future climatic conditions. A record of the climate has been accumulated and is updated regularly based on the geological evidences.

  • There are a number of factors that have contributed towards weather change. These include the variations in solar energy received on the Earth, eruption of volcanoes, orbital changes and plate tectonics.
  • Besides, a number of human activities have also led to the changes in the climatic conditions, particularly over the past few decades.
  • The change that has taken place in the recent past is also referred to as outcome of global warming.
  • The new age technology is adding to the emission of carbon on the planet which in turn is having a negative impact on the climate.
  • Changes in the climatic conditions are also having a negative impact on the water system. It has resulted in the melting of glaciers and erratic rainfall patterns that in turn are leading to environmental imbalance.
  • Man due to his need and greed has done many activities that not only harm the environment but himself too. Many plant and animal species go extinct due to human activity.
  • Human activities that harm the climate include deforestation, using fossil fuel, industrial waste, a different type of pollution and many more.
  • All these things damage the climate and ecosystem very badly. And many species of animals and birds got extinct or on a verge of extinction due to hunting. These climatic changes have a negative impact on the environment.
  • The ocean level is rising, glaciers are melting, CO2 in the air is increasing, forest and wildlife are declining, and water life is also getting disturbed due to climatic changes.
  • Apart from that, it is calculated that if this change keeps on going then many species of plants and animals will get extinct. And there will be a heavy loss to the environment
  • If we do not do anything and things continue to go on like right now then a day in future will come when humans will become extinct from the surface of the earth.
  • But instead of neglecting these problems we start acting on then we can save the earth and our future.

Conclusion :

Although humans mistake has caused great damage to the climate and ecosystem. But, it is not late to start again and try to undo what we have done until now to damage the environment. As we discussed besides the natural forces, human activities have also contributed majorly to this change. It is important to take the climate change issue seriously and control human activities that are contributing towards this change.

Essay on Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) Vs Disaster Management – Best Way The Protect Ourselves

Introduction :

Disaster refers to any occurrence that can cause damage, ecological disruption, loss of human life or deterioration of health & health services. Disaster management is a constant phenomenon of mitigating the impact of the disaster. Disaster management requires collected and coordinated efforts. A number of activities need to be undertaken in the event of disaster to reduce its intensity at the certain extent. The process of disaster management include coordination, command and control, arrangement for drinking water and food material, sanitation and maintenance of law and order.

  • The most vulnerable section in these disasters are the poor. Disaster management occupies an important place in this country’s policy framework as it is the poor and the under-privileged who are worst affected on account of calamities or disasters.
  • It is the need of the hour that it is necessary to mobilize them towards preparedness for any emergency. Quick and timely response is essential in providing immediate relief and rescue operations, to save human lives as soon as possible.
  • Each year, India faces a number of disasters like floods, earthquakes, tsunami, landslides, cyclones, droughts and more. When we look at the man-made disasters, India suffered the Bhopal Gas Tragedy as well as the plague in Gujarat.
  • To stop these incidents from happening again, we need to strengthen our disaster management techniques to prevent destructive damage.
  • Most importantly, one must understand that disaster management does not necessarily eliminate the threat completely but it decreases the impact of the disaster.
  • It focuses on formulating specific plans to do so. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in India is responsible for monitoring the disasters of the country.
  • This organization runs a number of programs to mitigate the risks and increase the responsiveness. Proper disaster management can be done when we make the citizens aware of the precautionary measures to take when they face emergency situations.
  • For instance, everyone must know we should hide under a bed or table whenever there is an earthquake. Thus, the NDMA needs to take more organized efforts to decrease the damage that disasters are causing.
  • If all the citizens learn the basic ways to save themselves and if the government takes more responsive measures, we can surely save a lot of life and vegetation.

Conclusion :

India has set up many departments and organizations for disaster management. These Include National Disaster Management Authority, National Remote Sensing Centre, Central Water Commission, etc. Disaster management has great importance in recent times. To handle any unforeseen situation efficiently, we need to be well-equipped with latest technologies. It cannot avoid the outbreak of disaster, but can mitigate its impact to a large extent.

Essay on Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) Vs Right to Privacy – Necessity of Present Time

Introduction :

The needs of human beings start from the most primary needs such as food, clothing and shelter to secondary needs such as education, work and recreation and further on to wants such as entertainment, good food, leisure travel, etc. The question that must be asked is where does privacy fit into all these needs and wants? A basic degree of privacy is a primary need in any civilized society. As the degree of privacy increases, it evolves into a secondary need and further to a want.

  • Right to Privacy refers to respecting and ensuring the privacy of the individual. The Supreme Court has cut straight to the heart of the issue in the Aadhaar petitions.
  • On behalf of all Indian citizens, it asks the current government to address the most basic questions in a democracy governed by the law: what are the privacy rights of its citizens and are they protected equally, with the same justice for the rich and the poor alike?
  • The right to privacy suggests that it is completely the choice of an individual that which parts of his life he chooses to disclose to the society. Nobody has the right to interfere in someone’s life without his permission.
  • Every individual has his private family and professional life and only he has the sole right to disclose it to others. Technological developments have greatly impacted the privacy of the people.
  • Security and anti-terrorism are the hot topics for global governments that consider the privacy of individuals as a hindrance in their missions to fight terrorism.
  • As a result, intelligence services are granted full rights to breach the security and privacy of the people thus ultimately prying into the life of people.
  • Aadhar initiative requires collection of personal data from residents of India, and this has resulted in controversy regarding its potential to be missed.
  • This is so because it requires collection of biometric details like iris scanning and finger prints which are essentially crucial details and could be misused.
  • Cyber space is a vulnerable space and is prone to threat & cyber security architecture is also not very strong in India.

Conclusion :

However, Aadhar in itself is a well-intentioned program so as to plug leakages and ensure financial inclusion. This will lead to better targeting of subsidies. With the use of the internet, in this age, social networks such as Facebook and Twitter are driving new forms of social interaction and the availability has raised privacy concerns. Towards this the government must strengthen cyber security system and assure by means of legislation that private details would be maintained private against violation of right to privacy.

Essay on Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) Vs Virtual Currency – The Future of Currency

Introduction : 

Bitcoin is a digital currency that is widely known for its creator’s anonymity. It is a kind of virtual currency which was launched as an open source software in 2009. Its creator whose identity to this day remains unknown, goes by the name Satoshi Nakamoto. Since its inception, virtual currency, has grown in both its popularity and its use. It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central bank or single administrator.

  • Bitcoin is often referred to as a “virtual currency” or “cryptocurrency.” All transfers of bitcoin are verified and recorded on a public ledger known as the block chain.
  • It is an electronic or digital currency that works on a peer-to-peer basis. Like currency notes, it can be sent from one person to another.
  • The beauty of this cryptocurrency is that if you receive a bitcoin from another, you can be as sure of the payment as you would on receiving physical currency notes, with the same anonymity ascribed to it.
  • This anonymity is lacking in other forms of digital payment such as online banking or e-wallets. You can send bitcoins digitally to anyone who has a bitcoin address anywhere in the globe.
  • One person could have multiple addresses for different purposes. Receivers can get to spend them within minutes of receiving the coins.

Conclusion :

It is to be noted that cryptocurrency transactions are settled immediately without any third-party approvals. With recognition at universal level, cryptocurrencies can be accessed by everyone. As India moves to digitize much of its financial services and parts of its consumer market, cryptocurrencies offer a new, dynamic addition to the Digital India project.

Essay on Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) Vs Technological Development in India

 Introduction : 

India is emerging as a superpower in the world. Being a fast-developing nation, the country is making its way through the hurdles to gain a bright future in terms of science and technology. Indian society is quite eager to accept technology into their day-to-day life. The modern age is the age of science, technology, knowledge and information. New inventions in the field of science and technology are emerging from Indian students and experts, making the country to gain limelight in the world.

  • Modern gadgets are introduced in every walk of life, making life easier and solving many problems.
  • The growth of technology today is sure to experience a boom for the country in future in almost all the sectors such as education, infrastructure, electricity, aviation, medicine, information technology and other fields.
  • They are well equipped and staffed to secure the people of the nation. But there is no room for complacency in this field and we are yet a developing country.
  • In the field of agriculture, our scientific and technological researches have enabled us to be self-reliant and self-sufficient in food grains.
  • In the field of defense also our achievements have been quite laudable. The successful production of such missiles as Prithvi and Nag testify to the high capabilities and achievements of our scientists.
  • Science and technology are inter dependent, these are two completely distinct fields of study. Science contributes to technology in several ways.
  • It is the knowledge of science that gives way to new and innovative ideas to build different technological tools.
  • The research and experiments conducted in science laboratories lead to the designing of various technological techniques and devices.
  • Knowledge about science also helps in understanding the impact of technology on the environment and the society.

Conclusion :

Technology on the other hand extends the agenda of science. When the ideas are put to use, the scientists are inspired and motivated to research and experiment further to come up with newer ideas. We have been successful in producing night-vision devices required for our indigenous tanks. Obviously, technology has been used effectively as a tool and instrument of national development and yet much remains to be achieved in order to make its benefits reach the masses.

Essay on Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) Vs Global Warming – Growing danger to the world

Introduction :

Global warming refers to the rise in surface temperature of the earth due to the green-house effect created by green-house gases. Global warming is a big environmental and social issue all over the world. It is believed that increasing level of carbon dioxide gas and other greenhouse gases on the earth are the main reasons of heating the atmosphere of earth. If it is not noticed and solved immediately it would cause end of life on the earth. Global warming is the main and only reason of rising sea level, flooding, changes in weather patterns, storms, cyclone, lack of food etc.

  • It has been researched that increasing emissions of CO2 in the atmosphere is the cause of the nonstop burning of fossil fuels, usage of fertilizers, cutting forests, extra use of electricity, gases used in refrigerator etc.
  • Ozone layer causes protection to the earth surface by inhibiting the harmful sun rays to coming to the earth.
  • Gradually declining ozone layer is the big indication of increasing global warming of the earth surface.
  • The concentrations of greenhouse gases are not larger than oxygen and nitrogen, because neither has more than two atoms per molecule, and so they lack the internal vibrational modes that molecules with more than two atoms possess.
  • Flooding of fresh water marshlands, low-lying cities, and islands with marine water is one of the major effects of global warming.
  • The ultimate causes of such reasons are the technological advancement, population explosion, increasing demand of industrial expansion, deforestation, priority towards urbanization, etc.
  • Due to melting of the ice peaks, there is loss of habitat near the poles. Now the polar bears are considered to be greatly endangered by the shortening of their feeding season because of declining ice packs. 
  • Global warming can be stopped when combined efforts are put in. For that, individuals and governments, both have to take steps towards achieving it.
  • We must begin with the reduction of greenhouse gas. Furthermore, they need to monitor the consumption of gasoline. Switch to a hybrid car and reduce the release of carbon dioxide.

Conclusion :

Moreover, citizens can choose public transport or carpool together. Subsequently, recycling must also be encouraged. People must be aware of its meaning, cause, bad effects and other things about global warming to get it eradicated from worldwide. Just small changes in everyone’s life all over the world, we can be able to stop the huge negative changes in the atmosphere by lessening the effects of global warming and even stop it a day.

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