Must Read News Articles – October 31




Government Policies

Five-judge statute Bench to decide on Aadhaar validity:

SC issues notice to Centre on plea challenging mandatory linkage with mobiles.

Of bureaucracy and emotions: (The Hindu, Editorial)

If the bureaucracy is not empathetic towards those who are slow to respond, it will be very damaging.

Can the Saubhagya scheme work?: (Live Mint, Editorial)

It addresses upfront costs of rural electrification, but we cannot expect new users to immediately pay the full costs of service.

Law panel moots life term for torture:

Recommending life in jail for public servants convicted of torture, the Law Commission said the government should ratify a United Nations convention to tide over difficulties in getting extradited criminals from foreign countries due to the absence of a law preventing harsh treatment by authorities.

International groupings and agreements

India, Italy vow to fight terror:

Leaders agree to take decisive action against Al-Qaeda, IS and other groups.

Hits and misses:  (The Hindu, Editorial)

Tracking the progress of nations on sustainable development goals.

India and neighbors

India & Kabul play new round in Great Game: Chabahar: (Indian Express, Editorial)

The most important aspect of Iran’s Chabahar port for Kabul is the confidence that the new axis provides Afghanistan in dealing with Pakistan, especially over transit trade.


Complete the justice: (Indian Express, Editorial)

SC verdict is an opportunity to close loopholes in the child marriage act.


Prelims Related News 

Fewer TB deaths in India: WHO:

12% decline from last year, says report.

Climate change taking a toll on global health:

Rural labour productivity falls by 5.3% since 2000


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