Low Priority Items of the Day:
‘Surgical strikes a bid to divert attention’
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday alleged that the surgical strikes initiated by the Modi government were aimed at diverting the attention of people from pressing issues.
The article is about some political statements given by a senior political leader. These kind of political statements on important and crucial issues are not important from the UPSC perspective.
Govt. studying report on online abuse
The Home Ministry has said it is examining an expert committee report that has recommended measures to contain the growing menace of online abuse, particularly against women.
Online abuse is a serious issue. We will wait for the final official decision of the government, after going through this report. And after this, we will definitely write a newscard on it.
Rupee spurts 20 paise against dollar at 65.30
The rupee advanced 20 paise to 65.30 against the dollar in early session today, broadly in line with domestic stocks taking on some muscle with a bright start.
No need to not down such a minuscule data. The up and down of the currency value is not important for the UPSC, only the reason behind it is.
Hope in Darjeeling — On end of blockade
With a breakthrough ending the 104-day-long blockade in the Darjeeling hills, the Union and West Bengal governments must move forthwith to consolidate the ‘truce’ and address the setback to livelihoods and the local economy suffered over this period. The announcement on ending the bandh came from Bimal Gurung of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, which had led the agitation.
The Op-Ed talks about the Gorkhaland issue. We have written many newscards on it. No need to stick to the same issue, if you have already done enough reading of the issue.
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