Newspaper articles bearing
relevance to Civil Services preparation
- Our march in step with U.N. vision: Modi – The article talks about how India’s development goals are aligned with sustainable development goals announced recently.
- Signals point to better economic activity: CEA – Chief Economic Adviser states that economy is giving mixed ambiguous signal. There is somewhat surety that its moving in positive direction but the pace of recovery might be slow.
- Chennai Declaration seeks official status for all languages – In the wake of recent stress on Hindi by government, Anti Hindi states have organised a meeting at Chennai where they declared that all schedule languages should be made official languages.
- U.S. moots ‘Sri Lankan judicial mechanism’ with foreign judges – Fearing bipartisan nature of Sri Lankan judges while dealing with cases relating to human right violations during war, US, UK and UNHRC plans to have judges from commonwealth nations to bring in transparency in trial.
- Portents of radicalisation – The editorial explores looks into how religious radcalisation has become a reality in India which cuts across the generations and even different faiths.
Editorials & Columns
- Central bank governor, a no-mistake job – The article looks into different factors that have brought down the inflation in country. It explores the parameters, food management and external factors, in assessing the Consumer Price Index and inflation in India.
- Seventeen steps to a better world – The article assesses Millennium Development Goals, their shortcomings and their efficacy. The article also looks into why Sustainable Development Goals have better chance of achieving desired results.
- Cake for all – The article looks into recent move by state of Gujarat and Rajasthan to provide for Economically backward Upper Caste by reservation (Rajasthan) and monetary incentive (Gujarat). The article also looks into how profiteering of private educational institution is hurting the needs of poor students.
- That Elusive Seat – The article looks into the changes that can be brought about in United Nations Security Council and the different roadblocks in bringing about the change.
- Why students in India drop out – The article looks into why there is an increase in drop out rate (34.8 % in rural and 22.6% in urban) even though the enrollment rate has gone up. The article claims that the very educational system is to blame as it doesn’t have any factor to motivate and inspire students to continue schools.
- Rethinking conditional maternal entitlements – The article looks into conditional cash transfer scheme (CCT) under National Food Security Act for pregnant and lactating females, known as Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY). The article looks into things ignored while formulating IGMSY and how to address these loopholes for the scheme to e effective.