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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (22nd 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. Rukhmabai, the first Indian woman physician, gets Google Doodle

Google Doodle celebrates Rukhmabai on her 153rd birth anniversary

If women in modern India can assert their rights of consent, it is due to Rukhmabai.

2. Himalayan upgrade

The first general election to be held under the 2015 Constitution, it is also the first time that federal Nepal will elect seven provincial assemblies. Parliament and the provincial assemblies will in turn elect a new president and vice president.

3. Ripe for intervention

Yemen was already reeling from a humanitarian catastrophe when Saudi Arabia imposed a land, sea and air blockade on the country earlier this month. The poorest Arab nation has now plunged into further crisis, with the UN warning of “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades” there if the blockade is not lifted.

Q. What is Yemen crisis ? What is the role of UN and other international bodies to solve the Yemen crisis?

4. Healing the world

Spend a few years as a journalist writing on medical research and you will invariably hear from scientists and policymakers that a key reason diseases such as malaria and TB persist is that there isn’t enough money being spent to find new drugs to treat them.

5. Tagore’s idea of nationalism was alien to the Indian psyche

This government has been able to find anti-nationals or Naxalites whenever it wanted to. Recently, an entire course in Nalanda university was unceremoniously scrapped and the professor asked to apologize – based on a tweet by a politician from the ruling party.

6. The rural economy is not just about farming

Q. Rural economy is not just about farming as it also contributes more than half in industrial production. Discuss.

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