Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (31st 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. Five-judge statute Bench to decide on Aadhaar validity

The Supreme Court on Monday decided to constitute a five-judge Constitution Bench to hear petitions from November against the validity of the Aadhaar scheme.

2. Centre gets SC to freeze hearing on Article 35A

Choosing dialogue over court battle, the Centre convinced the Supreme Court on Monday to defer hearing on petitions challenging the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir, saying it has appointed an interlocutor to commence talks with stakeholders in the State.

3. Sardar Patel, a shared inheritance

The great unifier

Vallabhbhai Patel (1875-1950), whose birth anniversary it is today, is sorely missed.

Q. Discuss about Sardar Patel’s contribution in unification of India.

4. Extend and pretend

The problem of rising non-performing assets of banks has been simmering beneath the surface for many years. Until now, it was possible to sweep bad news under the carpet.

Q. Recapitalisation of banks is not a reform. To prevent a recurrence of NPA piling, it is important to reform not just governance, but also regulatory oversight. Comment

5. Raja Mandala: New equations in Indo-Pacific

Japan’s plans to draw in UK, France into its alliance with India, Australia and the US will reinforce New Delhi’s partnerships in Europe.

6. Complete the justice

The recent Supreme Court judgment making sex with a girl between 15 and 18 years even within marriage a criminal offence may have set in motion a series of positive effects for the girl child.

Q. Child marriage is deeply entrenched in society and cannot be removed by the law alone. Discuss

7. Disrupting climate change

The transition to cleaner power is happening faster than many experts predicted it would.

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