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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (31st 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- Don’t tax the tiller

For peasants, the Mughal Empire was fundamentally an extractive state; a protection racket run riot. Typically, the land revenue share of a crop varied between 33% and 50%, depending on fertility, with a further 10-25% paid to the zamindar for his efforts. Its replacement by the East India Company and later the British government provided little respite.

Link it with GS Paper 3 (Agriculture economy)

2- GST no panacea

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is being flaunted as the single-biggest economic reform since the economic liberalisation of 1991. Even critics of the tax, who complain about its complex four-slab rate structure, agree that it is a step in the right direction. The primary reason is that it does away with the present system of multiple Central and State taxes, replacing it with a much simpler tax system.

Link it with GS Paper 3 (Tax reform)

3- Thought for food

We need to hasten efforts to prevent food waste, at the consumer household level and in the supply chain

Link with GS Paper 4 (Ethical issues involved in food wastage)

4- With fears of the impact of El Nino receding, India must make the most of a good rainfall

Click here to know more about El-Nino A, B, C, D of El Nino

Link it with GS Paper 1 (Indian monsoon- Geography)

5- To counter OBOR, India and Japan propose Asia-Africa sea corridor

The two governments hope that the project would be cheaper option and have a smaller carbon footprint when compared to China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative.

Link with GS Paper 2 (International issue)

6- Why nuclear power still makes sense for India

As a clean energy source, nuclear power is best suited to gradually replace coal for India’s core energy demand.

Link it with GS Paper 3 (Clean energy- Environment)

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