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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (9th June)

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- Electronic Health Cards for patients soon

Very soon, patients need not carry hard copies of their medical records such as doctors’ prescriptions and test reports. The doctors will be able to access their medical history on computers if the government’s plan to launch Electronic Health Records (EHR) is successful.

Link it with GS Paper 2 (e-governance)

2- Is the Paris Agreement necessary?

The U.S. withdrawal is an opportunity to make the rules of the Paris Agreement stronger and more ambitious.

Click below link to know about Paris Agreement.
The skeleton of the Paris agreement 

Q- What is Paris Agreement? Critically examine the consequences of US exit from Paris Agreement.

3- Getting back on the growth track

Q- For sustained high growth, we need new investment and policymakers must shift their focus towards employment generation. Explain.

Link it with GS Paper 3

4- Clouded coherence

As India takes its place as a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Astana, many are wondering just ‘where’ Indian foreign policy stands on the basis of where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is sitting, along with Russia, China, Central Asian states and Pakistan (which is also being admitted this year).

Q- As India takes its place as a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). List out major advantage India would likely to gain.

5- Unease of doing business

Reacting to a series of judicial pronouncements questioning executive decisions, former minister for law and justice, Salman Khurshid, once famously observed that the judiciary must make a distinction between “honest mistakes” and dishonest ones, to avoid what the media has long dubbed “policy paralysis”.

Q- What is the difference between ‘Judicial activism’ and ‘Judicial overreach’ ? Explain, how Judicial overreach may lead to ‘policy paralysis’ sometimes.

6- The crumbling pillars of state
An issue like “Swachh Bharat” may seem remote from something as lofty as national security, but I start with it because the quintessence of national security lies in creating a long-term vision of national interests, and demonstrating the ability for resolute implementation. India’s failure to attain civilised standards of sanitation is emblematic of a serious deficiency on both counts amongst independent India’s rulers and administrators.

Q- Besieged by internal and external threats, the security establishment needs to move beyond a lackadaisical bureaucracy. Explain.

7- One Belt, One Road has no basis in China’s history

Read to know historical perspectives of OBOR.

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