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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (24th 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- Continental ties – India’s outreach to Africa

The African Development Bank’s decision to hold its annual general meeting in India this month is a signal of the importance African countries attach to New Delhi’s growing role in its development.

India must become a growth engine: PM

‘India, Africa can shape the future’

Link it with GS Paper 2 (International relations and organisation)

2- Maharajah of debt: On Air India’s revival

It is not worth spending more government funds on Air India’s revival.

Link it with GS Paper 3 (Debt in Indian Economy) and PSU chapter of Public Administration optional paper.

3- The GST train chugs along

India now joins some 160 other countries that already have a Goods and Services Tax (GST). The only large economy exception without a GST is the United States. Most other countries have this consumption tax as a key component of their indirect taxes.

To know more about GST, Click – What is the Goods and Services Tax (GST)?

Link it with GS Paper 3 (Tax reform)

4- RECP: India upset over slow progress on services talks

India, which is in talks for the proposed mega-regional Free Trade Agreement (FTA) along with 16 other Asia Pacific nations, has expressed disappointment over the inadequate progress in talks on services trade liberalisation especially for facilitating easier movement of professionals for short-term work in these countries.

Link it with GS Paper 3 (Trade-Economy)

To know more about RCEP –
Click Significance of RCEP for India?

5- India’s Human Rights report at the UN

The final conclusions of UPR on India, like all such reviews, need to be read not in cold print, but between the lines. At the outset, it must be remembered that when it comes to the implementation of universal rights and norms on human rights, the “United Nations” must in fact be read in reverse – it is “Nations United”, countries against their peoples.

Link it with GS Paper 2 (Human rights).

6- The hazards of farm loan waivers

Research provides evidence that a blanket farm loan waiver scheme is detrimental to the development of credit markets.

Link it with GS Paper 3 (Agriculture economy)

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