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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (12th 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- GST Council decides to lower rates on 66 items

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Sunday decided to reduce tax rates on 66 items including cashew nuts, packaged foods such as sauces and pickles, agarbatti, insulin, school bags, children’s colouring books, cutlery, and some tractor components.

2- ‘Neighbourhood First’ in Nepal

India needs to help Prime Minister Deuba clear the way for elections under the new Constitution.

Q- India and Nepal relations have not moved forward with mere govt documents but through the heart of our peoples. Comment (200 words)

Link it with GS Paper 2 (India and its neighbourhood)

3- Six days of war, 50 years of occupation

Q- What is six days of war and discuss its impact on Arab-Israel relationship.

Link it with GS Paper 1 (World History)

4- Economic forecasting is not a science

India lost its tag as the ‘world’s fastest-growing economy’ last month as its fourth quarter GDP growth fell to 6.1%, the slowest in two years.

Link it with GS Paper 3 (Income accounting)

5- How does the monsoon affect the economy?

Earlier this year, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted the country would get normal monsoon rains in 2017. The state-run weather body last week said India’s annual monsoon rainfall is expected to be 98% of the long-period average (LPA), up from 96% projected earlier, raising prospects of higher farm output and economic growth.

Q- Discuss about Indian Monsoon and its impact of different economic sectors of India.

6- The crops of wrath

When demonetisation happened, many, including this writer, thought the decision, taken at the start of rabi plantings in November, would significantly impact farm production. We were proved wrong. Good monsoon rains, after successive drought years, besides the timely onset of winter conducive to germination, turned out to be strong motivations for farmers to sow, even if this entailed begging or borrowing.

Q- Discuss the positive and negative impact of demonetization in India.

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