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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (30th October)

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.  The new great game as it unfolds

Southern Asia is all set to witness the unfolding of several new geopolitical gambits.

Q. Both geo-economically and geopolitically, the Indo-Pacific region remains pregnant with potential and possibilities. Discuss how India needs to achieve its interest in this region.

2. Sliding down the mountain

More than three years since the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government came to power, the economy occupies centre stage. Partly because of the effects of demonetisation and partly because of the way the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) has played out, the continuing slowdown in economic growth in the last few quarters is now a reflection on the government’s performance.

3. Devaluing high courts

The jurisdiction of our high courts has been subject to relentless attack.

Q. Jurisdiction of  High Courts has been subject to relentless attack from Parliament, and, unfortunately, even the Supreme Court. Discuss.

4. Questions over delay

The move by the Supreme Court to seek an explanation from the government about the delay in finalising a fresh Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) for the appointment of judges in the higher judiciary raises more questions than answers.

5. India key to UN peacekeeping

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded India’s contributions to the UN peacekeeping efforts, which, he said, reflects its ethos as a “messenger of peace”.

6. Law panel wants more autonomy for tribunals

In a strong message to the government that appointments to tribunals and their functioning should remain independent of the executive’s influence, the Law Commission of India has recommended that a Committee led by the Chief Justice of India should be in charge of the appointments of Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Judicial Members of the various central tribunals, which form a pillar of the country’s justice delivery system.

7. Walk like a great power

India must negotiate US-China rivalry based on nothing but its self-interest.

8. India needs a new banking policy framework

It is perhaps time for a contemporary version of the Narasimham committees of 1991 and 1998 for banking policy in India.

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