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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (14th 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. For India, peace is not a word; it is in our veins: Modi

Highlighting India’s role in the Indo-Pacific region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke of Lord Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi’s tradition of peace, a day after Indian officials joined the quadrilateral grouping that includes Australia, Japan and the United States.

2. Loan waiver is not the solution

Since Independence, one of the primary objectives of India’s agricultural policy has been to improve farmers’ access to institutional credit and reduce their dependence on informal credit.

Q- Farm loan waiver may sooth indebted farmers but It will impact state finance greatly and it also carries risk of moral hazard. Elaborate.

3. The forgotten people

In recent months, the focus of the media has been on the Rohingya refugees in India. But the plight of Sri Lankan refugees, who have been here for nearly 35 years, appears to have gone out of the public consciousness.

Q. In recent past,  focus was on the Rohingya refugees in India But the plight of Sri Lankan refugees cant be ignored. Comment

4. On maternity benefits

The amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act, which were introduced this year, in particular the provision of 26 weeks of paid maternity leave and the mandatory crèche facility, are path-breaking, but there are concerns over their feasibility.

Q. The amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act are path-breaking, but there are concerns over their feasibility. Discuss.

5. Supreme Court, diminished

The Supreme Court of India is facing its worst crisis of credibility since the Emergency. With an occasional exception, the quality of the court’s reasoning, the inconstancy of its judgment, the abdication of its constitutional role in some cases, and its overreach in others, are already denting its authority.

6. The presence of Nehru’s absence

We have lost what made his ‘discovery’ possible — a spirit of nuanced dialogue, decolonised cosmopolitanism and cultural syncretism.

7. Raja Mandala: A rediscovery of non-alignment

Delhi discards the ambiguities of the 1970s, appears ready to do business on the basis of enlightened self-interest.

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