Must Read News Articles I 16th January 2020

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US, China reset trade relationship with Phase 1 deal

USA and China has signed an initial trade deal that is expected to boost export from US farmers and manufacturers to China.

The centrepiece of the deal is a pledge by China to purchase at least an additional $200 billion worth of US farm products and other goods and services over two years, over a baseline of $186 billion in purchases in 2017.

Centre – state dispute and Art 131

The article discusses questions such as –  What is Article 131, under which Kerala has moved SC against the CAA? How does this challenge differ from the other petitions filed against the law? What aspects of India’s federal structure does the case throw up?

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Reset and refocus

The article highlights that the impression that the government prioritizes non-economic agenda over-development must be addressed.

One Railway

The editorial says that silos in railways have to be broken which is a complicated task.

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