1) Verstehen: Verstehen is the interpretative theory given by Max Weber, it is the method to understand why one behaving and reacting the way they are in any situation. The word derived from the German word meaning ‘to understand’
- It refers to understanding the meaning of action from the actor’s point of view. It is entering into the shoes of the other, and adopting this research stance requires treating the actor as a subject, rather than an object of your observations.
2) Critical minerals: are elements that are the building blocks of essential modern-day technologies, and are at risk of supply chain disruptions.
- These minerals are now used everywhere from making mobile phones, computers to batteries, electric vehicles and green technologies like solar panels and wind turbines.
- Based on their individual needs and strategic considerations, different countries create their own lists.
- Australia has confirmed that it would commit A$5.8 million to the three-year India-Australia Critical Minerals Investment Partnership”.
3) Section 69A of the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000: enables the Centre to ask any agency of the government, or any intermediary, to block access to the public of any information generated, transmitted, received or stored or hosted on any computer resource.
- Any such request for blocking access must be based on reasons given in writing.
- Twitter on Tuesday challenged the Indian government in court over its recent orders to take down some content on the social media platform.
4) Indigenous’ status for five Muslim communities: The Assam Cabinet Tuesday approved the identification of five Assamese Muslim sub-groups — Goriyas, Moriyas, Julhas, Deshis, and Syeds — as “indigenous” Assamese Muslim communities.
- While the Deshis are 13th-century converts from indigenous communities such as Koch Rajbongshi and Mech, the Goriyas and Moriyas trace their lineage to converts as well as soldiers, artisans, etc. who came to the region during the Ahom rule.
5) Price Deficiency Payment System: Under this system, the plan is to compensate farmers by paying them the difference between the government-prescribed Minimum Support Price and the actual market price for certain crops. For crops such as wheat and rice, the MSP announcements will continue.
- For other selective crops, the price deficiency payments will be done