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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (17th June)

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1- Infiltration, best countered

At the best of times, it is difficult to make sense of events in Kashmir as these go from street turbulence and stone-throwing to LoC duels and attempts at infiltration. The last two weeks have witnessed infiltration bids all along the LoC in the Valley zone — in fact, more than I can remember anytime in recent years. The Jammu region is quiet in comparison, with a few exchanges of fire across the LoC in Naushera and Krishna Ghati.

Q- Counter-infiltration is one of the most difficult operations. Enumerate the strategy India should follow to prevent infiltration.

2- Undoing the gains

The viral of farm loan waivers is acquiring epidemic proportions. In some ways it is a competitive race to the bottom. This is notwithstanding serious concerns that this can scarcely address the distress of the farming community.

Q- What is fiscal deficit? Macroeconomic stability is contingent on the fiscal position of the general government. How to maintain fiscal prudence?

3- Access to excellence

Read this to mention in Essay paper.

Q- We have failed to provide institutions of excellence for everyone, for people to enjoy growing up in India. Comment

4- Deep-sea dive

Reliance Industries’ and BP’s joint investment of Rs. 40,000 crore in the KG-D6 gas block has important implications for the oil, gas and renewable energy sectors in terms of technological development, supply line infrastructure and pricing policy.

Link it with GS paper 1 (Location of Industries and resources)

5- Digital economy: policy push on anvil

The Centre will soon introduce a slew of policies, including a revamped one on electronics manufacturing and a data protection policy, to achieve the aim of making India a trillion dollar digital economy, Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said

Link it with GS Paper 3

6- Why China’s growing footprint in Nepal is a concern for India

Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected Prime Minister of Nepal at an especially fragile time in the life of the 11-year-old Himalayan republic. Two years after the majority Madhesi population in the Terai blocked several trading points along the southern border with India, there remains deep-seated resentment in large parts of Nepal against the Kathmandu elite.

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

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