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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (7th 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- Should we grow GM crops?
To hide her nakedness, India has borrowed a ‘fig leaf’ from U.S. regulation of genetically modified orgamisms (GMOs), i.e. in the non-regulation of these novel laboratory organisms. The U.S. invented GMOs and commercialised them despite serious safety concerns expressed by government scientists.

Q- What is GM crops? Enumerate advantages and disadvantages of GM crops .

2- Making of a monumental crisis

India’s monumental heritage is on the brink of a shameful shift. The Central government is poised to introduce an amendment to the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958, in Parliament, which would remove the security net that exists around our nationally protected monuments.

Q- India’s monuments form an irreplaceable archive of our civilisational heritage. Parliament must resist a proposed amendment that compromises the 100-m no-construction zone. Discuss.

3- Postscript to the proxy war

On June 18, a U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian regime jet after it bombed American-backed rebels in northern Syria — the first time the U.S. has downed a Syrian warplane since the start of the country’s civil war in 2011.

Read it to aware yourself about current happening in world news.

4- Mr. Modi in Israel

While welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Tel Aviv, his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, said his country had awaited the visit for “seventy years”. Since the birth in 1948 of Israel, whose admission to the UN India subsequently opposed, Israeli leaders had always sought full diplomatic ties.

Q-  India’s evolving ties with Israel should be based on pragmatism and not based on symbolism.

5- ‘Asia-Africa corridor to respect sovereignty’

The guiding principles of the Asia Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC), initiated by India with the backing of Japan, will be to ensure sustainability through respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as boosting regional economic connectivity through the use of responsible debt financing practices, a former top government official said.

Q- What is Asia Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC)?

6- Coins for thought

With over $22.4 billion in market capitalisation, cryptocurrency is rapidly emerging as the new-age disruptive technological currency, transcending itself as a new “medium of exchange” and “store of value”.

Q- Define the terms like Blockchain, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence. How these innovative technologies are going to revive the growth and development?

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