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Goaltide Daily News 2020

Nov 23, 2020

News 1:
 India’s new template for the neighbourhood: Hindustan Times

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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 with a challenging and big neighbourhood knows very well that managing the larger neighbourhood is inextricably linked to domestic stability, external power projection, and retaining its influence regionally at a time when China is actively intervening in the smaller countries of South Asia with the explicit objective of undermining Indian interests. In this backdrop, the article discusses what should be the elements that India must incorporate in its neighbourhood policy. Read without fail.

 

News 2:
Chinese dam projects on Brahmaputra are a threat to lives and livelihoods downstream: 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.

 

For both India and China, the Brahmaputra presents a geopolitical opportunity as damming this perennial river would result in water security in an era of unprecedented shifting climate patterns. To know why, how and what else, you need to read the article completely.

 

News 3:
Why did India stay out of the RCEP deal? The Hindu

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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.

 

If you don’t know what exactly are the issues and concerns for India regarding RCEP, please read this article carefully and those who already know, read it for the sake of revision, your points will be revised and you may also find new points. Add them to your notes.

 

News 4:
What should India do to control antimicrobial resistance: Down to Earth

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Syllabus Reference: GS-III

Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.

 

Any serious issues faced by the world can’t be tackled in silos, be it climate change, global warming or Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR).  India — with its combination of large population, rising incomes that facilitate purchase of antibiotics, high burden of infectious diseases and easy over-the-counter access to antibiotics — is an important locus for the generation of resistance genes. We already know that India is trying hard to contain its carbon emission and achieve the Paris targets. On the similar lines, what can India do to contain AMR? The article beautifully covers this aspect.

 

Today’s Questions:

  1. What is Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)? What should India do to control antimicrobial resistance?
  2. List 10 points of New National Education Policy 2020.

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