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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (28th 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- Indo-U.S. statement focusses on fight against terrorism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump jointly declared on Monday that bilateral ties between India and the U.S. would continue to grow, seeking to dispel notions that the latter’s election to the White House on a nationalist agenda might have a negative impact on the relationship.

Link it with GS Paper 2 (Indo-US relationship)

2- Pieces of a complex solution

Over the last year, barely a week has gone by without a regulator announcing new measures to help resolve India’s problem of large and mounting non-performing loans/assets, or NPAs.

Q- What does it mean by ‘haircut’ in Economy? Why are Indian banks having problem of NPAs and what steps govt has taken to reduce this problem?

Link it with GS Paper 3 (Banking)

3- Warm in Washington

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first meeting with President Donald Trump, concern had grown about the future course of the bilateral relationship, particularly whether Mr. Trump would maintain his predecessors’ commitment to its strengthening.

4- Global wave of cyberattacks affects MNCs

Virus idetified as a modified version of the Petya ransomware by some experts

Link it with Prelims purpose.

5- A city laid waste

A new rapid bioremediation process that can remove garbage hills and end their ill effects, promises a low-cost solution to waste management and disposal. It is very important that alternative technologies are carefully evaluated on their merit.

Q- What is bioremediation process? How is this process useful in making ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ successful.

Link it with GS Paper 3 (S & T )

6- Modi-Trump multiple embraces signals India-US ties on strong footing

The joint statement reaffirmed US-India strategic convergence, but didn’t resolve the question of whether the two countries similarly look at the China challenge – without which US-India defence cooperation could eventually wane.

7- Important lessons for the Smart Cities Mission

The government would do well to learn from the importance the UN’s new urban agenda gives to local governance.

Q- Write about Smart city Mission and New Urban Agenda.

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