The project and its impacts on Indian and Bangladesh and utility are important for prelims as well as mains. It is a sign of growing relations between India and Bangladesh. Note how India’s federal setup can impact relations with other countries. Both, the Indian and Bangladeshi, govts want to collaborate on water issues, however, water is a state subject in India. Hence political differences between the central and state govt are delaying any cooperation.
Recently there have been proposals to make water a concurrent subject. Although it is unlikely to happen, it could help in such situations.
What is Budapest Water Summit 2016?
This news demonstrates the impact that the federal nature of our polity can have on our international relations. Although external affairs is under the Centre, the views of a state CM are impacting our relations with another country. This article is important for polity and international affairs.
What is white shipping and how does it help in India’s maritime security?
There are some important terms here, such as white shipping and Sampriti. These can come in prelims. India has signed many white shipping agreements this year. These will provide valuable information so that India can better monitor the Indian Ocean. This news also demonstrates the closer relations between India and Bangladesh and how we are reacting to China’s inroads.
SEBI vested with the following powers –
India and Bangladesh will complete a survey asking each of the 51,000 people living in 162 enclaves on the border to give their choice of citizenship of either nation.