Goaltide Daily News 2020

Oct 29, 2020

News 1:
Online learning still far away from reality: Hindustan Times

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Syllabus Reference: GS-II

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


Just a fact sheet. But highly important from the exam perspective. UPSC loves topics related to health, education and poverty and there is no surprise in it. So we will not leave any stone unturned to maximise your marks in these topics. Go through the article and note down the facts.

News 2:
Indo-US defence ties tempered by realities: 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.


The article is critical of the Indo-US engagement in the wake of US President elections. The article conveys that the recent agreement between the nations along with the previously signed will not serve any real purpose. The author explains this point by taking examples of Philippines and Vietnam. Though understanding the analysis is more important here, read the article once. It will be helpful in mains as well as personality test.


News 3:
Countering deepfakes, the most serious AI threat: The Hindu

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Syllabus Reference: GS-III

Cyber security


Beautiful article explaining almost everything about the Deepfakes. What is it? How does it work? What are the effects and consequences? And how should we overcome the issue? The author gives an effective way forward- It is crucial to enhance media literacy, meaningful regulations and platform policies, and amplify authoritative sources in order to protect the ‘unity in diversity’ factor in India and prosper together. A must read article.

29 October Questions.

  1. What steps Government is taking to improve the generation of solar energy in the country?
  2. What is coral Bleaching? List some places around globe where it is taking at excessive rate.
  3. List out the role of women in the Indian Freedom Struggle.

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