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Must Read News Articles of the Day – September 4

The Hindu

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Economy

Editorial / Opinion

  • Leveraging primary care – By bringing NCD care to the primary health-care level, health authorities have the opportunity to ensure appropriate services are provided to the right people, at the right place and at the right time.

International

  • U.S., China ratify Paris climate deal  – The move by the world’s two biggest polluters is a major step forward for the 180-nation accord, which sets ambitious goals for capping global warming and funnelling trillions of dollars to poor countries facing climate catastrophe.
  • India non-committal on ratifying it by year-end – India is seeking greater “flexibility”, in the climate accord and does not want to commit to ratification by the year-end.  The Paris climate deal was discussed in detail in the drafting of the communiqué that will be issued at the end of the G-20 summit on Monday, said Arvind Panagariya, head of the Niti Ayog, and India’s representative at the G-20 summit.
  • India, China set for ‘constructive’ talks on G-20 sidelines – Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Hangzhou from Vietnam on Saturday evening, is expected to play a prominent role in the discussions that take place ahead of the Goa summit of the BRICS next month, highly placed sources said.
  • India grants $500 mn to Vietnam for defence ties – With this aid, India comes in direct conflict with China who sees Vietnam as a rival power in South China Sea.
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