Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (15th 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. Google’s Doodle honours Cornelia Sorabji, India’s first woman advocate

The November 15 Google Doodle pays tribute to Cornelia Sorabji, the first woman to graduate in law from India as early as 1892 and the first Indian national to attend a British University.

2. A question of probity

On November 10, a five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court led by the Chief Justice of India, in a case concerning corruption arising out of certain judicial proceedings, declared that the Chief Justice is the master of the roster with the sole prerogative to determine which Bench of judges gets to hear which cases.

Q- If the moral authority of the Chief Justice of India and the Supreme Court is to be restored, then urgent reform is required. Elaborate.

3. Labelling versus outcomes

On October 2, 2017, the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) completed its third year. Over Rs. 60,000 crore has been spent on the programme, but despite its scope and importance, there is very little objective evidence about its performance.

Q. To make Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), a success story, there is a requirement of community participation, a good communication, behavioral and attitudinal change in every stakeholders. Comment

4. ‘The aim is pollution control, not theatre’

If we oppose every solution to the problem of air pollution, how will we ever breathe clean air, asks the environmentalist.

Read interview.

5. Banglar Rasogolla, Mamallapuram stone sculptures get GI tag

The Geographical Indication (GI) Registry and Intellectual Property India on Tuesday presented the Geographical Indication Tag status to Banglar Rasogolla of West Bengal and Mamallapuram stone sculptures of Tamil Nadu.

Q. What is Geographical Indication (GI) tag? What are the factors of GI tag for a particular product in leading growth of that region?

6. Indians add more years to their lives

7. Human Rights And Wrongs

In a recent case in the Supreme Court, the National Human Rights Commisson (NHRC) referred to itself as “a toothless tiger”.

Q- Is the National Human Rights Commisson (NHRC) able to live up to its mandate in letter and spirit? Give reasons in support of your answer.

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