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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (17th 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. In the database

A case for making registration of all marriages compulsory.

2. Is the Supreme Court facing an institutional crisis?

The Supreme Court is definitely facing an institutional crisis of the kind that it has never faced before, mainly, but not exclusively, on account of the most ferocious attack ever on the judiciary by the executive.

Q. The Supreme Court is definitely facing an institutional crisis of the kind that it has never faced before, mainly, but not exclusively, on account of the most ferocious attack ever on the judiciary by the executive. Comment

3. The ASEAN outreach

As the region is reorganized by U.S. retreat and Chinese ambition, India must chart its own path.

Q. What is ASEAN group is? What are challenges and opportunites India is having in context of ASEAN?

4. An unsafe world

Global instability from proliferation and weaponisation may well be a reality.

5. Indira Gandhi and India’s lurch to the left

Indira Gandhi’s admiration for the Soviet model of political centralization and planned economy postponed India’s tryst with economic freedom by a couple of decades.

6. Upgrading the public education system

The World Bank’s recent flagship World Development Report, 2018 addressed some immediate challenges of quality education. One of the ways that it broke new ground was on the issue of provision for private education.

Q. The reliance on private schools risks segregating the education system on family income and deepening existing social cleavages; it also undermines the significance & effectiveness of public schooling in the long run. Comment

7. How air pollution increases India’s burden of disease

Indoor and outdoor air pollution made up more than 10% of the total burden of disease in 2016, second only to child and maternal malnutrition.

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