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Goaltide Daily News 2020

Oct 07, 2020

News 1:
Explained: What is SMART test, and why it matters: Indian Express

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Syllabus Reference: GS-III

  • Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.


It is a simple article discussing about the recent test conducted by DRDO in detail. It is a project to build capacity to launch torpedoes assisted by missiles. Read the article once and note down the facts.

News 2:
Jaishankar, Motegi agree to cooperate in Critical Information Infrastructure, 5G, IoT, AI: The Tribune

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Syllabus Reference: GS-II

  • India and its neighbourhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.


The article discusses the recent 13th India-Japan Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue with his Japanese counterpart Motegi Toshimitsu in Tokyo. Read the article to get the developments in detail and also don’t forget to read the India-Japan Relations today itself. If you have already read, then you must revise the topic. By developing this habit there will not be extra pressure for last moment revision.

News 3:
Book excerpt: How the ‘Pagri Sambhal Jatta’ Movement resonates with the 2020 anti-Farm Bills agitation: Down to Earth

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Syllabus Reference: GS-I and GS-III

  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present significant events, personalities, issues.
  • storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.
  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices;
  • Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping;


The article covers an interesting event of the pre-independence period from Punjab and compares it to the ongoing farmer agitation against the recent Farm Acts. He also explains the meaning of revolution and why we call Industrial Revolution and Green Revolution as Revolutions. Read the article carefully and understand it.


News 4:
Transforming business and the insolvency system: The Hindu

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Syllabus Reference: GS-III

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment.


The article details the benefits of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and explains how is it benefitting the economy and ease of doing business. The article also covers a very important aspect of relation between this Act and MSMEs. Read the article completely and note it down.

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