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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (20th 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- GST Council finalises rates for services (The Hindu)

GST rates: welcome clarity, at last (The Hindu)
In this article ⇑ don’t try to remember the GST rates of every goods and services. Students need to know the four slabs put by GST and they need to know why GST rates are not going to be inflationary in nature (as 50% of food items in Consumer basket are exempted from taxes).

Link it with GS paper 3 in tax reform.

2- Survival of newborns: India ranks lower than Somalia (The Hindu)

Newborns in India have a lesser chance of survival than babies born in Afghanistan and Somalia, according to the latest Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study published in the medical journal The Lancet.

This article is important to collect facts on health condition and use the in Essay paper as well as in GS paper 1 and 2 in social development and public health section.

3- The Three Year Agenda (Indian Express)

The draft “Three Year Action Agenda” of the NITI Aayog has been circulated recently to its governing council. This will be finalised after reflecting on the comments and concerns of state governments.

Read about NITI Ayog’s 3 year agenda, instead of Five year plan of earlier Planning commission.

Link it with GS Paper 3 in Planning section.

4- Making much of China (Indian Express)

To India, China is a live challenge, but not a threat, yet. However, the Indian military is alive to the issue. Presently, India’s sea front is safe as the PLA Navy is at least a decade away from becoming a true blue-water force in the Indian Ocean; its supply line is unsustainably long and while steps to build bases have been taken (Djibouti/Gwadar), their operationalisation needs time.

Link it with GS paper 2 of Indo-China relation.

5- Indian Maoists and the foreign connection (Livemint)

India’s Maoism is probably the only China product entirely made in India

Link it with GS Paper 3 of Internal Security section (Left wing Terrorism)

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