Goaltide Daily News 2020

Nov 30, 2020

News 1:
Stepping out of the shadow of India’s malnutrition: The Hindu

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Syllabus Reference: GS-II

Issues related to Poverty and Hunger


A simple article that says the hunger and malnutrition in India are among the highest in the world. It mentions two important reports and based on the report tells that the policy measures are good. But, they lack the mention of access to adequate quantity of quality food. Read the article for complete understanding.


News 2:
The NPA Conundrum: The Statesman

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Syllabus Reference: GS-III

Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment.


Article starts with explanation of NPAs. Author is of the opinion that The prime reasons for NPAs are economic slowdown, flawed credit appraisal process, inadequate post disbursal monitoring, diversion of funds by promoters and consequential frauds, improper valuations of tangible and intangible securities, delayed reporting of frauds, rampant corruption, political and bureaucratic intervention in grant of loans and the wait and watch approach by banks. He also gives the way forward. Read without fail.


News 3:
Trade deals: The right Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership strategy for India: Financial Express

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Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.



Effects of Liberalization on the Economy


Nothing much, it just discusses the importance of FTAs, how they work, are they working for India or not and as RCEP is almost in place without India, what is the way forward for India. It says, India can build a RCEP strategy without formally joining the grouping. It can consider sector-specific FTAs with countries where complementarities exist, while working on building standards and making logistics cheaper.

News 4:
Sustainable peatland management can prevent future pandemics: Study: Down to Earth

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Syllabus Reference: GS-III

Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation.


An article explaining the importance of well sustained peatlands. It explains how they can protect the humans from future pandemics with the help of a study. Citing these kind of studies can enhance the quality of your answers.


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