Must Read News Articles – August 29

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Social issues

Over the years, major questions on institutions of minority education: (Indian Express, Editorial)

The government has decided it does not agree that Jamia is a ‘minority’ institution. Why has a constitutionally given right caused prolonged conflict?

Geophysical phenomena

Many floods, different, yet similar: (Indian Express, Editorial)

The annual flooding of the basins of rivers like the Brahmaputra is difficult to prevent. Not so the increasingly common deluges in India’s biggest cities — manmade disasters only exacerbated by unusual rainfall.


Issues related to governance

Plea for early Aadhaar hearing: (The Hindu)

With deadline for enrolment nearing, petitioners seek urgent resolution of case.

Government policies

A right for the future: (The Hindu, Editorial)

The privacy judgment acknowledges the transformed landscape that the language of rights has to negotiate.

Welfare schemes

The admirable success of the Jan Dhan Yojana: (Live Mint, Editorial)

Beyond enabling account ownership and the use of financial services, the Jan Dhan Yojana has also facilitated financial inclusion for a variety of demographics.

India and neighbors

Doklam standoff ends as India, China step back: (The Hindu)

MEA says the process of disengagement by border personnel is almost complete; Beijing promises to make ‘necessary adjustments’.

Agreeing to disagree: (The Hindu, Editorial)

Diplomacy has paid off in ending the Doklam stand-off, but India and China must repair ties.


Science and Tech

Centre set to roll out new treatment for encephalitis: (The Hindu)

Acne drug seen to provide cure for Japanese encephalitis in limited trials.

Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment

‘Reform labour laws to ease compliance’: (The Hindu)

The government should reform labour laws and make them more flexible to make it easier to do business in the country, the NITI Aayog said in an Ease of Doing Business report.

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