Monday, June 19, 2017

Contents of Indika

Contents of Indika:
  • Economy. Gold, silver, copper and iron are abundant on Indian soil. Besides, tin and other metals are used for making a number of tools, weapons, ornaments, and other articles. No famines have ever occurred in India because of the following reasons:

1.     The Indians are always assured of at least one of the two seasonal crops.
2.     There are a number of spontaneously growing fruits and edible roots available.
3.     The Indian warriors regard those engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry as sacred. Unlike the warriors in other countries, they do not ravage farms during war conquests. Moreover, the warring sides never destroy the enemy land with fire or cut down its trees.
  • Society. The population of India is divided into 7 endogamous and hereditary castes:

1.     Philosophers- Believed to be most dear to the gods, and to be the most conversant with matters pertaining to Hades. At the beginning of the year, they make prophecies about droughts, rain storms, propitious winds, diseases and other topics. Based on these prophecies, the citizens and the rulers make adequate preparations. A philosopher whose prophecy fails receives strong criticism and has to observe silence for the rest of his life, but otherwise incurs no penalty.
2.     Farmers- Most numerous of all castes. Live in villages and protected from damage during wars, even by enemy warriors.
3.     Herders- Live in tents, outside villages and towns. Hunt and trap crop-destroying birds and animals
4.     Artisans- Exempted from paying taxes, and receive a maintenance from the state exchequer
5.     Military- Maintained at state expense, along with war horses and elephants
6.     Overseers
7.     Councillors and Assessors- Composed of wise people with good character
  • Administration. The foreigners are treated well. Special officers are appointed to ensure that no foreigner was harmed, and judges handed out harsh punishment to those who took unfair advantage of the foreigners. 

BRICS Trade Fair

The 1st BRICS Trade Fair was organized at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from 12-14 October 2016. The BRICS Trade Fair was completely an interactive business engagement and was organized with an objective to promote trade and investment opportunities amongst the participating BRICS nations. The announcement made by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India during the BRICS Summit at Ufa, in 2015. 

Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is an international treaty adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly. Described as an international bill of rights for women, it was instituted on 3 September 1981.
  • The United States and Palau have signed, but not ratified the treaty. The Holy See, Iran, Somalia, Sudan and Tonga are not signatories to CEDAW.
  • Article 16 prohibits "discrimination against women in all matters relating to marriage and family relations." In particular, it provides men and women with "the same right to enter into marriage, the same right freely to choose a spouse".
  • Resolution 1325 is an international law unanimously adopted by the Security Council that mandates UN Member States to engage women in all aspects of peace building including ensuring women's participation on all levels of decision–making on peace and security issues.
  • Resolution 1820 links sexual violence as a tactic of war with the maintenance of international peace and security.