Goaltide Daily News 2020

Oct 20, 2020

News 1:
Farm laws should reflect local realities: The Tribune

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Syllabus Reference: GS-III

  • transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints


The article tries to bring out few flaws in the Farm Act. It says, though the APMCs suffer some serious drawbacks, they do play key role in the agricultural marketing. It covers multiple aspects. Go through it carefully and note down the points.

News 2:
Have International Relations Overshadowed Principles Of International Law? Live Mint

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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.
  • Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure and mandate.


Recent events across the world are in direct breach of several principles of international law. Article substantiates this argument with many examples including India. It covers many International Laws and other conventions. Please have a look at it once. It finally says, some International Laws even after decades of their formation are not able to solve some issues. Thus, there is a need of comprehensive International Reforms.

News 3:
Global Hunger Index 2020: India ranks 94 out of 107 countries, under ‘serious’ category: Indian Express

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 Syllabus Reference: GS-II

  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger.

Purely factual article. It also analyses India’s performance on par with other countries. Can be important for prelims, also you can cite the comparison in your answers.


20 October Question.

  1. Development models built around roads and powers will serve no purpose unless you ensure food security and raise nutrition standard of poor populations. Elaborate.
  2. India can become the pharmacy of the world. Describe in context of its potential and role played by India Pharma industries during COVID-19 outbreak.

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