Must Read News Articles – August 31

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Geophysical phenomena

Managing embankments: (The Hindu, Editorial)

Involving the communities would help minimise the misery in flood-prone areas.

Social issues

Marital rape a crime in many countries, an exception in many more: (Indian Express, Explained)

The grounds for “marital immunity” for rape prosecution were laid by Chief Justice Sir Matthew Hale in The History of the Pleas of the Crown, published in 1736. Poland first to make it a criminal offence in 1932.


India and neighbors

BRICS off the wall: (The Hindu, Editorial)

How India and China repair ties at the Xiamen summit will determine the future of BRICS itself.

Government policies

Rainbow of possibilities: (The Hindu, Editorial)

The privacy judgment can be used to push for queer rights in spaces beyond the scrapping of Section 377.


Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment

99% of demonetised notes returned, says RBI report: (The Hindu)

Confiscation of money was never the objective of the exercise.

Higher GST cess on luxury cars, SUVs gets Cabinet nod: (The Hindu)

GST Council may take final decision on increase at meeting on September 9.


Govt. approves plan to deploy more troops on the frontline: (The Hindu)

57,000 soldiers to be redeployed; 65 recommendations to be operational.

Pollution and conservation

Powering aspirational India: (The Hindu, Editorial)

Much more investment is needed to increase the use of low-carbon energy sources.

Prelims Related News

Navy to get advanced choppers:

Initiate steps to procure 123 Multi-Role, 111 Naval Utility Helicopters from abroad.


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