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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (13th 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- The road from St. Petersburg

There has been a certain depressing pattern in India-Russia relations over the past decade. Annual summit-level meetings have been marked by expressions of nostalgia for the glory days of Indo-Soviet friendship , declarations of solemn intent to take contemporary relations to new heights and highlighting common perspectives even as the two countries mostly go their respective ways.

Q- In a rapidly evolving geopolitical landscape, India and Russia find a more realistic basis and more compelling reasons to work together. Discuss

Link it with GS Paper 2 (Indo-Russia Relationship)

2- More to it than MSP

The rot in farming

Agricultural distress is often viewed as a short-term phenomenon in which farmers look for support from various quarters on account of being unable to get a gainful return due to price crash, poor marketing facilities, rising credit burden, increasing cost of inputs and frequent occurrence of natural calamities.

Q- Agricultural distress has become a permanent feature due to the failure of not only policymakers but also local institutions such as community or social networks which are supposedly weakening because of increasing individualisation. Explain

3- CPI inflation slows to lowest since 2012

Retail inflation in May, at 2.18%, eased to its lowest level since the Centre began measuring it on a nationwide basis in 2012, driven in large part by cooling food prices, according to a latest government release. Separate data showed industrial output expanded by 3.1% in April.

Q- What is inflation? What is the difference between CPI and WPI inflation measurement?

4- ‘CRMs, the true future of ATMs’

Q- What is cash recycling machines (CRMs) and why are they considered futures of ATMs?

Link it with GS Paper 3 (Science and Tech)

5- Raja Mandala: Engaging an inward looking US

Q- The quest for a multipolar world has been one of the central themes of India’s foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. Comment

6- Should Constitution be amended to make Freedom of Speech a direct Fundamental Right?

Q- India should amend its Constitution and include the Freedom of Press as a direct right in the chapter on Fundamental Rights, rather than a derivative freedom of the Right to Speech and Expression . Critically Examine.

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