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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (3rd July)

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- Written-off in the hinterland

Our education system has failed to integrate the rural into the larger political community, the nation.

Q- What is meant by ‘hinterland’? The impact of education on rural life has remained consistent since colonial days. Explain.

2- ‘Inequality changes the system’

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century is the most-widely discussed work of economics in recent history. At its centre is the argument that due to the powerful forces generated by the underlying dynamics of wealth, it is most likely that we are heading to a future where inherited wealth will shape economic structures, and lead to widespread inequality.

Link it with Essay paper.

3- Climate-proofed and inclusive

How will future climate change affect the poor and how does one address both poverty and climate change? This is a conundrum faced by policymakers in India and other developing countries.

Link it with GS Paper 3 (Climate change)

4- Step back

The boundary stand-off with China at the Doka La tri-junction with Bhutan is by all accounts unprecedented; it demands calmer counsel on all sides.

Link it with GS Paper 2 (Indo-China)

5- The missing learning curve

Humans have incredible powers of learning and adaptation. Every few years, looking back, one feels the younger version of oneself was so unwise. But as human life is finite, the lessons of a lifetime often get lost with the individual. Societies, on the other hand, (can) last thousands of years, and much has been written about the accelerating learning curve of the human species.

6- Irrigation tips from an arid country

Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Israel should build on the partnership between the two countries in water management.

Q- It is well-known that India is water stressed. Enumerate how to augment water supplies and water using efficiency?

7- Why are India-Israel ties so special?

Despite Modi’s admiration for Israel’s achievements, the structural differences between Indian and Israeli national security situations, their worldviews and the absence of explicitly shared enemies limit stronger strategic rapprochement.

Link it with GS Paper 2 (Indo-Israel relations)

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