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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (27th 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- A controversial inheritance

Justice P.N. Bhagwati, who died recently, at 95, is perhaps the most influential judge independent India has had.

Read about some important cases mentioned here along with their constitutional history.

Link it with GS Paper 2 (Indian Polity)

2- Who’s afraid of neutrinos?

Q- Write about the India-based Neutrino Observatory and its benefit in scientific research.

Link it with GS Paper 3 (Science & Tech )

3- An old new tax

Sixteen years in the making, India is finally set to roll out the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1.

Q- The lingering imperfections, and disregard for economic principles, will limit the GST’s transformational potential. Comment

4- Mending the rift

The fact that Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have handed over a list of demands to the Qatari regime should, on the face of it, indicate some progress in the impasse created after they cut ties with Qatar.

Q- What is Qatar crisis? What are the implication of Qatar crisis on India and International community?

Link it with GS Paper 2 (IR)

5- Not for the children

The Annual Status of Education Report conducted by Pratham, an Indian NGO with some credibility, had assessed in 2014 that 75 per cent of all children in Class III, over 50 per cent in Class V and over 25 per cent in Class VIII could not read texts meant for Class II. Further, reading levels for all children enrolled in government schools in Class V showed a decline between 2010 and 2012.

Q- The main problem in our educational system is the abysmal quality of governance, with politics permeating every aspect of educational administration. Discuss

From above article, collect facts on education to use in essay paper.

6- We, the Cows

Who resolved to constitute India into a sovereign, secular, democratic republic on November 26, 1949? We, the People of India, or We, the Cows of some states of India? Does the protection of cow override the fundamental rights of Dalits and Muslims as the citizens of this nation?

Read this to know about constitutionality!

7- When freedom of the press is subject to Assembly privilege

Last week the Karnataka Assembly found two journalists, Ravi Belagere and Anil Raju, guilty of publishing defamatory articles about the Speaker and other MLAs. They have each been sentenced to one year’s imprisonment; if the arrest goes ahead, the two will follow in Indira Gandhi’s footsteps, who in 1979 was expelled from Parliament and imprisoned for breach of privilege, under a warrant signed by the Speaker, K S Hegde.

Q- Without the judiciary to protect FREEDOM OF PRESS, the fights between India’s legislatures and press have been unequal.

Link it with GS Paper 2

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