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Goaltide Daily News 2020

Oct 09, 2020

News 1:
India needs the ‘Garibi Hatao’ slogan back: Down to Earth

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Syllabus Reference: GS- II

  • Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
  • Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger.

 

There are several global estimates on the economic impacts of the pandemic on countries. All of them agree on one point: poverty is going to increase in all countries. India is no exception to this. But more severe problem that India might face is lack of authentic data to measure the extent of poverty. If we don’t recognise how many are poor and to what extent, it will be extremely difficult to come up with better policies and programmes for them. The article in a way discusses all these stuff. Read it carefully.

News 2:
Topping the wrong chart: India has highest number of stillbirths: Down to Earth

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Syllabus Reference: GS-II

  • Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger.

 

Some 0.34 million of the 1.9 million stillbirths globally in 2019 were in India, making it the country with the largest such burden, according to some recent estimates. We say we are the fastest growing economy, one of the richest countries with demographic dividend and

Many more. But the condition of health sector has remained unchanged or with very little progress which makes our country vulnerable. So, its not only from the exam perspective but as an aware citizen our responsibility to understand the issue and try addressing them. Read what the article says and try giving some solutions.

News 3:
Gorkha connect vital cog in India-Nepal ties: 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.

 

INDIA-NEPAL relations are at their lowest point after the 2015 economic blockade following the promulgation of Nepal’s new Constitution which India did not welcome. There are also tensions in the Indo-China relations. So, we will not leave anything related to them and study the relations keeping Gorkhas in mind. There are few points about Indo-Nepal relations in the article and also how the Gorkha connect to Indian military. Read it without fail.

 

News 4:
Keeping vigil even during unusual times: The Hindu

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Syllabus Reference: GS-II

  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

 

The author who is a former CAG while explaining the importance of the institution also discusses how can CAG play a crucial role in keeping a check on expenditure by governments in the pandemic situation. Very important. Read without fail.

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