Goaltide Daily News 2020

Nov 11, 2020

News 1:
A chance for India: The Statesman

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Syllabus Reference:


India and its neighbourhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.


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


The article says that China can’t be tackled by reducing imports from it or increasing tariffs on Chinese goods or containing Chinese investment in India. India needs to improve its performance in various fields in order to give China a tough fight. An interesting article, must read and understand it thoroughly.


News 2:
Why rationalisation of tariffs in power sector is crucial: Live Mint

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Syllabus Reference: GS-III

Infrastructure: Energy


The article covers very well the importance of energy more particularly electricity in taking Indian economy to the mark of 5 trillion dollars. You will get many points which you can directly use in the GS-III paper if anything is asked related to Energy. Read it carefully.

News 3:
The demise of administrative morality: Indian Express

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Syllabus Reference: GS-IV

Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration: Status and Problems; Ethical Concerns and Dilemmas in Government and Private Institutions; Laws, Rules, Regulations and Conscience as Sources of Ethical Guidance


The article may not be directly related to the syllabus, but it becomes highly relevant from governance perspective. note the way of telling the reality here without hurting the sentiments of anyone. Article throws light on the present scenario of Indian political system where the key features which define our system are being undermined. A beautifully written article doesn’t miss it.


11 November questions:

  1. What is current account deficit? What steps government can take to reduce CAD?
  2. How MSME sector is playing an important role currently in India? Mention few steps government has taken to improve MSME sector.

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