Must Read News Articles I 3rd October 2020

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We are posting Today’s Must Read News Articles below.


About Must Read News Articles For UPSC : Must Read News Articles is an initiative by Team ForumIAS to provide links to the most important news articles of the day. It covers several newspapers such as The Hindu, Indian Express, Livemint etc.

This saves the time and effort of students in identifying useful and important articles. With newspaper websites requiring a paid subscription beyond a certain number of fixed articles, we believe that it is one of the best ways to cover all major newspapers in the shortest amount of time.

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No Topic in GS-1


#1 Intention to abet suicide cannot be assumed, it has to be evident: SC

Syllabus Topic – Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and the States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections

# 2 Tread lightly please – Broadcasting sector needs regulation to facilitate orderly growth, not management of complex relationships among market participants.

Syllabus Topic – Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies, Government policies and interventions aimed at development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.


# 3  16% of rice stocks in M.P. ‘unfit for human consumption’

Syllabus Topic- Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping

# 4 Mango Special to Banana Special: Kisan Rail gets on track

Syllabus Topic – Major cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce

# 5 Pathways to diversity – In New York, member-nations of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) took note of the link between biodiversity loss and the spread of animal pathogens, calling for an end to destructive industrial and commercial practices.

# 6 Human-leopard conflict has increased threefold, finds study

# 7 China’s climate commitment (Indian Express) : How significant is it for the planet, and India?

Syllabus Topic – Environment – Conservation, Environmental pollution and degradation, Environmental impact assessment

#8 Over 1,600 kg of gold seized till September

Syllabus Topic – Challenges to internal security (external state and non-state actors)

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# 9  Flagging cess non transfer, its economic impact – The C&AG’s observations in its financial audit report relate to the denial of States’ share in the divisible taxes pool.

Syllabus Topic – Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

Syllabus Topic – issues relating to planning, mobilisation of resources, growth, development and employment.


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