Must Read News Articles – October 17

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International institutions

Out of UNESCO: (The Hindu, Editorial)

The U.S.’s exit should not be seen as a point of no return.

Government Policies

Need to implement progressive laws: (The Hindu)

Whistleblowers’ Protection Act, the Lokpal Act and the Lokayukta Act would strengthen governance systems further.

India and neighbors

‘Free movement’ along Myanmar border: (The Hindu)

The Centre is putting in measures to facilitate free movement of Indian and Myanmarese citizens within 16 km along the Myanmar border.


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Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment

Avoid the adventurous path: (The Hindu, Editorial)

Any aggressive attempt to widen the fiscal deficit will land India’s economy in problems.

Universal Basic Income is not feasible for India: (Live Mint, Editorial)

Instead of a Universal Basic Income, what India needs is rationalization of subsidies, better targeting, and operational efficiency.

NITI’s Kumar bats for fiscal stimulus: (The Hindu)

NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar has pitched for fiscal stimulus to boost growth, with a rider that additional expenditure should be used only for increasing productivity and capital expenditure.

Security

New frontiers: (Indian Express, Editorial)

Creation of space, cyber and special operations commands is a good beginning. They need to be nurtured.

Science and Tech

Boosting horticulture through remote sensing: (The Hindu)

Novel project to be ready by March 2018.


Prelims Related News


With stealth ship, India in elite group:

Nation is marching towards indigenisation.

Observations confirm neutron star merger:

Indian scientists play a significant role in source modelling.


 

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