Must Read News Articles – August 7

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GS 1

Social issues

Let’s talk about a supplemental income: (The Hindu, Editorial)

The concept of a basic income must be qualified to restrict beneficiaries to groups that are easily identified.

Private power, public apathy: (The Hindu, Editorial)

Modify landmark labour laws to bring domestic work under the purview of state regulation.
Skill, don’t detain: (The Hindu, Editorial)

GS 2

India and neighbors

Pressure on Nepal over Doklam standoff: (The Hindu)

Kathmandu calibrates stand on India, China relations.

Indian Constitution

Kerala bats for right to privacy: (The Hindu)

The submission to a nine-judge Constitution Bench, led by Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar, came before the marathon arguments on the question of whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right were wrapped up for judgment.

Government policies

Protect teachers in private colleges: SC: (The Hindu)

Plea to end ‘blackmail, harassment’.

Effects of developed and developing countries policies

GS 3

Pollution and conservation

After SC order, focus on chemicals in firecrackers:(The Hindu)

Court barred manufacturers from using five specified chemicals ‘in any form whatsoever’ to prevent air pollution.

A patchy green: (Indian Express, Editorial)

Draft national energy policy falls short of striking a sustainable balance, or clarifying lines of accountability.

Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment

Replacement of systems more than 7 years old, Centre’s digital push lead to cutting down on new installations.

Prelims Related News

Jaguar jets still flying without autopilot: CAG:

One of the frontline fighters of the Indian Air Force, the Jaguars, are still flying without autopilots, an essential flying aid, the Comptroller and Auditor-General has said.

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