Newspaper articles bearing
relevance to Civil Services preparation
- Ahead of Modi’s US Visit $3billion defence deals cleared : The move is expected to give a boost to bilateral defence ties. The deals, worth over $3 billion for buying two of the world’s most advanced helicopters – 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters from Boeing, has been cleared.
- HC Stays Sedition secular : But the big debate is, in a democracy, where people decide who should rule and even decide under what rules they would like to be governed, does sedition even have a place?
- Data encryption policy dropped reports the Hindu, but why it was dropped , better explains LiveMint in a comprehensive article here
- National Health profile highlights poor doctor-patient ratio : ‘India spends less of its GDP on health than some of the world’s poorest countries’ Every government hospital serves an estimated 61,000 people in India, with one bed for every 1833 people, new official data shows. In undivided Andhra Pradesh, every government hospital serves over 3 lakh patients while in Bihar, there is only one bed for every 8800 people.
- UAV’s help pinpoint Chinese transgression : You could quote this in an example of use of S & T in a question or an essay ; the names of the UAVs are Heron and Searcher. And they are imported from Israel.
- Unaccompanied Minor Refugees on the rise in Europe says OECD. The varying push-factors for migration in the countries of origin, the diversity of nationalities, the relatively high education levels of a large section of migrants in relation to the levels in the host country, and the high numbers of unaccompanied minors (UAM), are some facets of the recent refugee wave.
- Lessons in crowd computing :This article tells us how better crowd management can be planned. In any crowd management activity, the first step is to plan. Three dimensions need to be considered: the spatial, temporal and the event-related; or, ‘a confluence of place, time and event’. If any space, say, a cricket ground, is required to host a crowd, then it first needs to be studied. Next, if at any point of time a sudden surge of activity is anticipated, then additional planning is needed. Third, if there is a specific event happening in that space-time context, this will imply extra attention.
- Other articles Today are political or not issue relevant to the Examination
Editorials & Columns
- Tricks of trade : India should not have suspended trade talks with the EU. Drama and posturing have their place — in the negotiating room writes Rahul Khullar
- European Ideal At Stake : Europe, seems to be fairly divided on whether to admit more immigrants from West Asia and northern Africa. The immigration debate in most of Europe is more serious than realised at the moment, and its ramification can threaten the liberal and democratic values that post-war Europe has been trying to evolve