Must Read News Articles – October 26



Social Issues

Going back to the basics: (The Hindu, Editorial)

It is unconscionable that so many children are still out of school.


Government Policies

Legal steps to guard digital payments: (The Hindu)

Centre to amend law as frauds rise post-demonetisation.


Judges cannot decide on troop deployment: Centre: (The Hindu)

‘That is the exclusive domain of the Central government’.

India and neighbors

Tillerson did not pull any punches with Pak.: (The Hindu)

U.S. Secretary of State told Islamabad to stop support to terror and pushed for the capture of Haqqani, Al-Qaeda and Afghan Taliban leaders.

Echoes at Doklam: (The Hindu, Editorial)

The contours of future boundary talks with Chinaare far from clear.


Science and Tech

Should robots be nationalised?: (The Hindu)

What robotisation can offer to the future of work in India.


Centre to aid offshore e-commerce play: (The Hindu)

Plan to tap potential markets outside the country, including Africa and Southeast Asia.

U.S. makes H-1B visa renewals tougher: (The Hindu)

New rules require a petitioner to re-substantiate his application.

No dilution of India, EU trade pact: (The Hindu)

Even as India and the European Union are yet to finalise a date for re-launching their Free Trade Agreement negotiations stalled since 2013, both sides are not considering a scaled-down version of the pact with a view to somehow expedite the conclusion of the talks by lowering ambition.

Prelims Related News

‘Fish-lizard’ fossil from Kutch is a Jurassic first:

The 5.5 metre ichthyosaur, believed to be at least 90 million years old, points to India’s evolutionary links.


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