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Must Read News Articles of the Day – August 30

The Hindu

National/ Front Page

  • India, Myanmar to build bridges, sign pact for 69 – MoUs signed by the two sides was the agreement on construction of 69 bridges, including approach roads in the Tamu-Kyigone-Kalewa section of the Trilateral Highway, which will establish better connectivity between India and Southeast Asia.  The other significant agreement was on the upgrade of the Kalewa-Yagyi road section.

International

  • China flags second train to Afghanistan – China has flagged its second train to Afghanistan — this time to the commercial hub of Mazar-e-Sharif — as part of its deepening economic and security engagement with Kabul.

Opinion

  • The neighbour’s concern – I wouldn’t recognise the Balochistan problem if it hit me in the face.” These were words spoken by Henry Kissinger during a mission to Pakistan on behalf of the Kennedy Administration in 1962. The words seem oddly out of place today, for suddenly Balochistan is the subject of protracted debate in the Indian and Pakistani media
  • Privileging primary care – The National Medical Commission Bill’s proposal to permit ‘for profit’ colleges will undermine the aim of creating a cadre of medical professionals able and willing to work in small towns and villages
  • Politics of the dress code – From the beaches of France to the streets of India, there are constant reminders that how a woman is expected to dress is a clue to the exercise of patriarchal power. Must Read for Sociology and Philosophy Students.
  • ISRO’s scramjet on course  – The Indian Space Research Organisation joined an elite club when, on Sunday, it successfully launched a rocket using a scramjet engine that was developed indigenously. This is ISRO’s first major step towards developing an air breathing propulsion system.

Economy / Business

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