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Goaltide Daily News 2020

Nov 16, 2020

News 1:
Mega trade bloc RCEP takes off: The Hindu

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Syllabus Reference: GS-II

Regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.


Nothing much, a small article describing details of RCEP and how it will benefit China. Just a quick reading is sufficient.

News 2:
‘NGOs’ worth must be recognised’: The Statesman

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Syllabus Reference: GS-II

The role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders in the developmental processes.


The article is an interview extract. Though it mostly discusses about the NGO established him, it also discusses what role NGOs can play in the society. As this topic is directly mentioned in your syllabus and its highly unlikely that you will get a readymade material for the same, its important to learn from wherever you can. Just read the article and extract the points that can help you in answers.


News 3:
Booster shot: The Tribune

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Syllabus Reference: GS-III

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


A small article giving an opinion about the recent stimulus packages announced by the government. The article also contains some data which can be directly used in your answers. Read without fail.

News 4:
Explained: US and climate, after Donald Trump: Indian Express

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Syllabus Reference: GS-III

Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation,


With changes in the governments, the strategies to tackle global issues, bilateral and regional relations also witness paradigm shifts. One such case in front of us the US. When Mr.Trump was chosen as the President in 2016, major environmental measures faced a severe set-back. Now as there is again a change in regime, we can expect the new government to take a lead in this most important matter. This is what the article tries to explain.


Today’s Question:

  1. Whether India’s decision to leave RCEP was good or bad for India? Suggest your points with examples.
  2. Explain various laws which are in force now to protect our Environment.

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