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

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. Delhi LG cannot sit on govt. schemes: SC

Q.  Discuss the essentials of the 69th Constitutional Amendment Act and anomalies, if any, that have led to recent reported conflicts between the elected representatives and the institution of the Lieutenant Governor in the administration of Delhi. Do you think that this will give rise to a new trend in the functioning of the Indian federal politics?

2. Should we name and shame ‘sexual harassers’?

Anonymously naming individuals publicly is not only an ethically sound act, but perhaps the only recourse.

3. Gathering the tribe

Perhaps one of the most talked about issues as far as the Northeast is concerned is the Naga struggle for sovereignty which started a day before India’s Independence.

Q.  The north-eastern region of India has been infested with insurgency for a very long time. Analyze the major reasons for the survival of armed insurgency in this region.

4. Trying politicians

The Supreme Court’s order directing the Centre to frame a scheme to establish special courts exclusively to try cases against politicians marks another milestone in the higher judiciary’s continuing campaign to cleanse politics of the taint of crime.

5. Communism, 100 years after the Russian Revolution

The October Revolution Is Now a Historical Footnote in Russia

A hundred years ago, a group of Communist revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace in St Petersburg to overthrow the first democratic government in Russian history.

Q. Enumerate the reasons for the spectacular collapse of Communism across Europe as well as the embrace of capitalism across the globe.

6.  Feeding India

Discussions on IFPRI’s Hunger Index illustrate the complexity of India’s malnutrition problem. Solutions must focus on evidence, accountability.

7. The Swachh marathon

The momentum and scale of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G) is unprecedented. Since the launch of the programme by the prime minister in October 2014, there has been an astonishing acceleration in the construction of toilets, with five crore built in three years.

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