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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (19th May)

Dear aspirants, following are the links of various articles taken from various newspapers. Click the link to read further. To get notification, follow the blog. Thank you!

1– Kulbhushan Jadhav case: ICJ rules in India’s favour, stays execution (Indian Express)

Upheld at The Hague: Pakistan must act responsibly (The Hindu)

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Link it to GS Paper 2 on International relations (INDO-PAK)

2– GST Council sets rates for most commodities (The Hindu)

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Very important for Prelims, Mains and Interview stage.
Link it to GS Paper 3 on Taxation of Economic section.

3– Where the jobs are: on the unemployment rate (The Hindu)

Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramaniam recently pointed to the need to achieve higher economic growth, in the range of 8% to 10%, to solve the problem of jobless growth.
It is worth noting that India added just 1.35 lakh jobs in eight labour-intensive sectors in 2015, compared to the 9.3 lakh jobs that were created in 2011.

Link it to GS Paper 3 of employment of Indian Economy section.

After reading above article, write answer of the following question in comment section.
Q– higher economic growth alone will not solve the jobs problem. Jobs can be created when growth comes from the transition of labour from informal sectors like agriculture to the more formal manufacturing and service sectors. Comment (200 words)

4– Ending India’s nuclear dependency (The Hindu)
By about 2025 or so, India may itself supply enriched uranium from its own enrichment facilities. The government’s push for 10 IPWRs will secure India a position of nuclear power plant supplier not only for application in India, but also as a potential exporter.

Link it to GS Paper 3 on energy sector.

5– Should Hindi be the sole official language? (The Hindu)
Read about the debate of Hindi imposition on other non Hindi belt

Link this to GS Paper 2 of Language of Indian polity.

6– India aims to boost trade ties with African nations (The Hindu)
Indian companies have invested $72 billion in African nations as of 2014-15.

Link it to GS Paper 2 and 3.

7– Civil society and state must join hands to battle sexual crimes against children

There has been much debate over the recent decision of the Supreme Court confirming the death penalty for the rapists and killers in the December 2012 Delhi case. The gruesome crime had sparked nationwide outrage which led to the formulation of more stringent laws to deal with crimes against women and juveniles breaking the law.

Link it to Essay paper. 

8– How to build the new city (Indian Express)
The world is witnessing urbanisation at an unprecedented pace and scale today, setting off several challenges to policymakers and planners.
Therefore, the need of the hour is to implement the “New Urban Agenda” by pursuing appropriate policies and addressing the challenges in terms of physical spaces and other issues for urban, peri-urban and rural areas at all levels — international, national and local.

Link it to GS Paper 1 of Urbanization section paper. 

9– Why India seeks friendships with both Palestine, Israel: Strong, but not hyphenated

Link it to GS paper 2 of International issues. 

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