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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (29th 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- Promises in the Rose Garden

In a well-calibrated programme, Prime Minister Modi’s U.S. visit reaffirmed an indispensable partnership

2- The costs of failing on the job creation front

Former Chinese president Hu Jintao had famously confided to his US counterpart George W. Bush that the one issue that kept him awake at night was creating enough new jobs to maintain social stability. It is a concern that has—or at least should have—resonated with Indian leaders as well.

Q- The failure to absorb the growing working-age population as well as the millions leaving farming has important consequences for social stability. Discuss

Link it with GS Paper 3 (Employment)

3- Fighting an old battle

The disabled have been affected by the high GST rates on essential aids and appliances.

Link it with GS Paper 2 (Social issue)

4- Pay to publish

The Election Commission’s order disqualifying Madhya Pradesh Minister Narottam Mishra for three years is an important step in curbing ‘paid news’ in the electoral arena.

Q- What is meant by ‘Paid-news’ ? Mention the law regarding ‘paid-news’ as electoral offence.

5-Quantifying outrage

How much is too much? How do you measure out in coffee spoons the amount of sorrow you are allowed to display? In surreal fashion, that is what the debate focusses on today after a 15-year-old is lynched.

6- A Gorkhaland West Bengal could live with

The agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state is becoming costly for West Bengal and the country, economically and for other reasons. It must be brought to a swift end through a solution which meets the aspirations of the Nepali-speaking people without hurting the sentiments of the Bengali-speaking majority, which is largely against the division of the state.

Q- What is the procedure given in the constitution for the bifurcation of the state? Discuss the issue between smaller state vs Bigger state.

Link it with GS Paper 2

7- Read between the US lines

India-US relations in the age of Trump are becoming more transactional, less strategic.

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

8- Privilege of legislators: Breach a grey area, harsh punishment rare

Though dozens of people are summoned every year before the privileges committees of Parliament and state legislatures on charges of breach of privilege of legislators, it is rare that punitive action like imprisonment has been ordered.

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