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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (27th 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- New curbs on cattle slaughter

The Centre has banned the sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets across the country.
Under a notification, titled the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017, those who wish to sell cattle — bulls, cows, buffaloes, steers, heifers and camels — may do so only after they formally state that the animals have not been “brought to the market for sale for slaughter”.

Link it with GS Paper 2 (Government policies)

2- 1,000-year-old ‘Narasimmee’ comes back to Tamil Nadu

A 1,046-year-old stone idol of Narasimmee, stolen from the Vriddhagiriswarar temple in Vriddhachalam nearly 15 years ago, has returned to Tamil Nadu.

Important for Prelims purpose.

3- Abolishing the FIPB is just symbolism — to attract FDI, more reform is needed

The FIPB was set up in the early 1990s as an inter-ministerial mechanism to vet investment proposals from abroad. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion under the Commerce Ministry is now expected to formulate a standard operating procedure to process foreign direct investment applications in 11 sectors that are still not in the automatic FDI approval list.

Link it with GS Paper 3 (Ease of doing business)

4- Hope to see consolidation among government-owned banks in 2-3 years

Read this interview for bettter clarity of present bank condition.

5- China-India-US cooperation in Afghanistan could have huge potential

India’s decision to boycott China’s Belt and Road Forum has reinvigorated the much-needed debate on the strategic relationship between the two Asian giants.

6- The cycles of distress in Indian agriculture

It is now 100 years since Mahatma Gandhi mobilized the indigo cultivators of Bihar’s Champaran district. This was his first mass political protest after his return from South Africa. It is also 50 years since the peasants of Naxalbari in West Bengal began their violent uprising against landlords.

Link it with GS Paper 3 (Agriculture)

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