Must Read News Articles – August 9

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GS 1

Geophysical phenomena

‘100% monsoon quota this year’:

Reiterating its forecast from June, the India Meteorological Department has said India will get ‘normal’ rain during the remaining months of the monsoon season. India is likely to get 100% of its annual monsoon quota of 89 cm.

Social issues

‘Today, we do not talk of inclusive nationalism’: (The Hindu, Editorial)

The former Chairman of the Law Commission on how enforced cultural nationalism will harm India in the long run.

RTE’s heart is in the right place—but not its head: (Live Mint, Editorial)

Scrapping the no-detention policy, one of the most controversial features of the Right to Education Act, is a first step towards mitigating some of its worst consequences.

Privacy and the ‘nothing to hide’ argument: (Live Mint, Editorial)

The argument wrongfully equates privacy with secrecy, even though the former is a distinct and much richer concept.

GS 2

Government policies

Only govt. can take call on yoga in schools: SC:

Bench says it is ‘not our business to say what should be taught in schools’.

India and neighbors

Nepal to stay neutral:

Nepal on Tuesday said it intended to maintain neutrality in the India-China standoff.

Effects of developed and developing countries policies

GS 3

Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment

Start-up funding may come under SEBI lens:

Regulator keen to oversee such deals, ensure transparency.

Logistics Data Bank project to expand to South India:

The Logistics Data Bank (LDB) project, unveiled in July 2016 to make India’s logistics sector more efficient through the use of Information Technology, will soon expand operations to the country’s southern region.

Issues related to subsidies

Food for action: (The Hindu, Editorial)

The Supreme Court directive should lead to better access under the Food Security Act.

Challenges to internal security

Dangers Of Complacency: (Indian Express, Editorial)

India’s nonchalant response to external and internal challenges is disquieting.

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