Must Read News Articles – July 29

Archives GS 1 — GS 2 International groupings and agreements Fight against terror, BRICS told: National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has called upon the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) grouping to exercise international leadership in countering terrorism, in tune with the growing role of the emerging economies in setting the global agenda. Doval wants BRICS to fight… Continue reading Must Read News Articles – July 29

Must Read News Articles – July 28

Archives GS 1 SC for panels to examine dowry cases: (The Hindu) Set up ‘family welfare committees’ in all districts under NALSA, says Bench. Public health, private players?: (The Hindu, Editorial) Private providers will be able to cherry-pick the lucrative districts where patients have a higher paying capacity. GS 2 India and neighbors Doval holds… Continue reading Must Read News Articles – July 28

Must Read News Articles – July 26

Archives GS 1 Urbanisation Brokering the social contract in India’s slums: (Live Mint, Editorial) Political brokers, who have emerged through a solid bottom-up process, operate in the informal space between the state and the citizen. The vexed question of financing Indian cities: (Live Mint, Editorial) Their financial health is in such a pathetic state that… Continue reading Must Read News Articles – July 26

Must Read News Articles – July 25

Archives GS 1 — GS 2 India and neighbors Don’t harbour unrealistic illusions, China tells India: (The Hindu) China said on Monday that it will safeguard its security interests at “any cost” as its sovereignty was “indomitable”, amid a standoff with India in the Sikkim sector. Government policies Centre seeks more time on cattle slaughter… Continue reading Must Read News Articles – July 25

Must Read News Articles – July 24

Archives GS 1 Indian society The boycott ban: (The Hindu, Editorial) Maharashtra’s law criminalising social ostracism is a template for other States. GS 2 India and neighbors ‘India’s approach to U.S. and China differs’: India frequently and assertively tries to shape comments from the United States on Pakistan during crises, but it does not do… Continue reading Must Read News Articles – July 24

Must Read News Articles – July 22

Archives GS 1 — GS 2 Constitutional and quasi-judicial Bodies Audit slams Railways on food quality: (The Hindu) CAG reports find shortcomings in rail catering service, Army’s munition management. Government policies ‘Major deficiencies in Army’s ammunition reserves’: (The Hindu) Reserves of 40% of various types of ammunition found to be below critical limits. SC: mentally… Continue reading Must Read News Articles – July 22

Must Read News Articles – July 21

Archives GS 1 Urbanisation Should urbanisation score over conservation?: (The Hindu, Editorial) The Culture Ministry talks not of cultural heritage but of roadways, railway tracks, and private landed interests. Social issues Re-arming the law: (Indian Express, Editorial) In the wake of the new violence, the targeted killings bill must be revived and owned by all… Continue reading Must Read News Articles – July 21

Must Read News Articles – July 20

Archives GS 1 — GS 2 Government policies SC wonders whether privacy could be an absolute right: Right to privacy is not absolute and cannot prevent the state from making laws imposing reasonable restrictions on citizens, the Supreme Court observed on Wednesday. New social security net planned: Scheme will provide universal coverage to workers in… Continue reading Must Read News Articles – July 20