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Goaltide Daily News 2020

Oct 13, 2020

News 1:
In troubled waters: 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.

 

We have been seeing important developments in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in recent months. Recent report that Bangladesh is considering a proposal from China on the management and restoration of the Teesta river that flows down from Sikkim and West Bengal into the country is a matter of concern for India. The author says, New Delhi needs to work out a positive agenda across the board, rather than being seen as a naysayer that knows what it doesn’t want but has no idea of what it does.

News 2:
Engaging Quad partners on reforming China-centred economic globalisation is a rare opportunity for India: Indian Express

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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 beautifully covers multiple aspects of the grouping and discusses what are the opportunities that are present infront of India and how it should utilise them. Read the article with complete understanding.

News 3:
Mission Karmayogi: An ambitious plan to bolster State capacity: Hindustan Times

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Syllabus Reference: GS-II

  • Role of civil services in a democracy.

 

One of the many lessons that Covid-19 has brought to fore is the primacy of governments in providing their citizens effective means to deal with the impact of the crisis on lives and livelihoods. The recently launched initiative ‘Mission Karmayogi’ has the potential to radically upgrade the management capacity of public officials, and, in turn, strengthen the capacity of the State to deliver. The article discusses how the mission has to be undertaken in order to be a success. Very important from exam point of view. Read without fail.

News 4:
To save their trees, Bastar’s tribal sentinels stand up to tradition: Indian Express

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Syllabus Reference: GS-III and GS-IV

  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

The article can be used as a case study in Governance, Conservation and also in the environmental ethics. Just have a crude reading and remember it.

 

Today’s Mains Questions.

  1. Bay of Bengal is the world's hotbed of tropical cyclones. But the Arabian Sea saw the formation of four cyclones in 2019, a phenomenon recorded after 117 years, according to meteorologists. What are the reasons for it?
  2. Which part of India is India is affected by Stubble Burning? How can we solve the problems of Stubble Burning in India?
  3. COVID-19 has revealed the poor infrastructure of our health care systems. What all problems you can find in our current health care systems to handle such pandemic?

 

 

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