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‘India has 31% of world’s poor kids’: (The Hindu, Poverty and related issues)

In terms of absolute numbers, India accounts for both the highest and a staggering number of multi-dimensionally poor people.


Divorcing The Past: (The Hindu, Women and related issues)

Why abolishing triple talaq is critical to creating a New India. The dispute is not about any specific religion or community, it is about women from all communities.


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Gross misuse: (The Hindu, Indian Constitution)

Preventive detention laws in the country have come to be associated with frequent misuse.The Supreme Court’s caution against use of ‘Goondas Act’ for arbitrary detention is timely.


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Trump targets India, China as U.S. exits climate pact: (The Hindu, Pollution and conservation)

The U.S. has stopped implementation of its commitments under the Paris climate agreement signed by 195 countries in 2015.

Trumping the climactic exit: (The Hindu, Pollution and conservation)

U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement could help galvanise greater global action and cement new alliances.

We need Paris: (The Hindu, Pollution and conservation)

Ignoring scientific evidence on carbon emissions, Mr. Trump has carried his contempt for environmental regulations to an extreme with the decision to pull out of a hard-won compact that seeks to make the world safer for future generations.

 

Economy to grow 7.5% in FY18: (The Hindu, Planning, development and employment)

A day after India lost the tag of the world’s fastest growing economy to China, with GDP growth slipping to 6.1% in the last quarter of 2016-17, NITI Aayog vice chairman Arvind Panagariya said he expects 7.5% growth in the current financial year and possibly a return to the 8% growth rate.


Prelims Related News


ISRO abuzz with Monday’s heavy-lift rocket launch:

India eyes slot in 4-tonne club of developed nations. The indigenous GSLV-Mark III will make a bid to breach a heavy-lift rocket club that can put four-tonne satellites into space.


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Must Read News Articles – May 31



The Hindu


NATIONAL


Madras HC stays new curbs on cattle trade: Bench puts on hold operation of 2 key rules for four weeks.

Modi, Merkel nudge FTA, sign a dozen agreements: Both leaders press for easing of bilateral trade, investment.

Law panel in moral quandary: The Law Commission on Tuesday sought views from the public and stakeholders on whether or not gambling and betting are “morally correct in the Indian circumstances”.

UAE ready for air traffic pact: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is in favour of India’s proposal for a unified bilateral air traffic pact provided the Gulf nation gets access to more Indian airports.


Editorial/OPINION


Thought for food: We need to hasten efforts to prevent food waste, at the consumer household level and in the supply chain.

Monsoon’s here: With fears of the impact of El Nino receding, India must make the most of a good rainfall.

Don’t tax the tiller: Even the net benefit of taxing agriculture isn’t worth the cost of monitoring and rolling out such a system.

GST no panacea: Killing tax competition between States is not a great idea.


Economy


TRAI to issue regulations on tariffs: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is likely to come out with regulations on tariff assessment, which deals with issues such as promotional offers and predatory pricing, within a month.


Indian Express


Illegal and senseless: The proposed total ban on cattle slaughter goes against Supreme Court decisions on the matter since 1959.

An Anti-farmer Proposal: Suggestion to tax agricultural income shows gap between policy makers, farmers.


Live Mint


Why nuclear power still makes sense for India: As a clean energy source, nuclear power is best suited to gradually replace coal for India’s core energy demand.

The Reserve Bank of India is changing again: While RBI’s central board has certain powers, these have been rarely used to oppose finance ministry action.


 

 

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Must Read News Articles – May 30



The Hindu


NATIONAL


Cyclone Mora: The cyclonic storm ‘Mora’ in the Bay of Bengal is expected to make a landfall.

Germany looks eastward as it welcomes Modi: Angela Merkel believes the U.S. and the U.K are no longer dependable and her nation hence has to shift its gaze and find new friends.

More Akash systems for Army: Defence Acquisition Council bats for indigenously developed missiles.


Editorial/OPINION


A way out for her too: Muslim women are not without remedy if they want to end their marital ties.

Shocking cover-up: Awareness is key to containing Zika. Why did the Health Ministry keep three cases secret?

The flow of funds in India: An alternative lens to understand economic transformation.


Economy


‘Revision of rates left to GST Council’: The decision on revising the tax rates fixed on various goods and services has been left to the discretion of the GST Council, Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC).

SEBI targets participatory note norms: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) plans to further tighten norms for issuance of offshore derivative instruments (ODIs) and participatory notes (PNs) as part of its overall effort to reduce the exposure investors take via such instruments in the Indian equity market.

Social impact of note ban not gauged: The World Bank has said the social impact of demonetisation may have been greater as the informal economy was likely to have been hit especially hard.


Indian Express


Ignore the jobs doomsayers: Notion that India has peaked in manufacturing & IT employment is at best premature, at worst, dishonest.

NATO loses its grip: Brussels summit of leaders of the free world made news — on its sidelines.


Live Mint


The Aadhaar legal framework is broken: The regulations are weak on grievance redressal and completely absent in the case of authentication and data security.


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Must Read News Articles – May 29



The Hindu


NATIONAL


ISRO set to launch heaviest rocket: GSLV Mk- III can carry up to 8 tonne.

Modi in Berlin today, says ‘new chapter’ in ties: PM’s six-day tour to Germany, Spain, Russia and France assumes added significance as all are members of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

Strategic ties with foreign OEMs: Indian firms will be partners in new model for defence manufacturing.

Cattle trade rules go against 1960 law: Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act does not impose curbs on sale of cattle for slaughter or sacrifices.


Editorial/OPINION


Misreading the tea leaves: The post-War global order based on institutions may be in crisis, but an alternative is not on the horizon as yet.

All animals are equal: So why does the Centre’s PCA notification make cattle more equal than others?


Economy


Centre’s spending improves after budget date advanced: Disbursal of funds may have increased.


Indian Express


Modi’s engagement with Africa is a sea-change, but we need more innovative thinking: For decades, we neglected bilateral relations, especially economic relations, with West Africa, mostly Francophone Africa, out of sheer laziness.


Live Mint


Resolving stressed assets in public sector banks: Mergers provide synergies in lending but should be factored against the implicit funding subsidy that appears to make the bank more operationally cost-efficient than it really is.


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Must Read News Articles – May 28



The Hindu


NATIONAL


India gives $500 mn aid to Mauritius: Countries agree on effective management of threats in the Indian Ocean, ink maritime pact.

Indian researchers develop 3D bioprinted cartilage: It is the first time that permanent cartilage similar to natural ones has been developed.

eMigrate violates our sovereignty: UAE: The United Arab Emirates, one of the largest employers of Indians in the Gulf, has raised a red flag with the Ministry of External Affairs over the government’s flagship eMigrate programme over what it terms as “sovereignty issues.”


Editorial/OPINION


A craving even cancer cannot stop: Surgeons grapple with tobacco relapse in an increasing number of patients who have suffered from oral and lung cancers.


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Must Read News Articles – May 27



The Hindu


NATIONAL


New curbs on cattle slaughter: Rules notified to prevent sale of cows and other bovines for slaughter at markets.

SC had taken varied positions on cattle issue: For years, the Supreme Court has struggled for consistency in its judicial pronouncements regarding cattle, leaving it ultimately to the Centre and States to devise an appropriate policy.


Editorial/OPINION


Red tape herring?: Abolishing the FIPB is just symbolism — to attract FDI, more reform is needed.


Economy


PF contribution may be cut to fatten your wallet: Mandatory savings rate to be reduced to 10% from 12%.

Consolidation among government-owned banks: Larger banks have better market access and should be able to merge with smaller banks.


Indian Express



Live Mint


The cycles of distress in Indian agriculture: The anniversaries of the Champaran agitation led by Mahatma Gandhi and the Naxalbari uprising provide an opportunity to refocus on structural challenges in agriculture.

Locating China’s Obor in the global development debate: While the exact contours of the entire Obor initiative are not yet very clear, the idea has already been dissected inside out in the global media.