Low Priority Items of the Day:
India disputes ILO’s slavery report
The report, released on September 19, does not contain any India-specific findings, barring a mention that 17,000 people were interviewed for the survey. The letter follows a missive from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) to the government about documentation by multiple international organisations on slavery in India that can hurt India’s image and exports.
We have written a newscard on the same issue, few days ago. That article had more important facts in comparison to this article.
NHRC issues notice on fake encounter charge
The National Human Rights Commission issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government and the police on Thursday, after the family of wanted criminal Sumit Gurjar alleged that he was killed in a staged police encounter.
Not every notice issues by the NHRC is important from the UPSC perspective. Only those notices are important which can have any significant affect on government policies.
Snow leopard photographed in Arunachal
Scientists have obtained the first evidence of the elusive snow leopard in Arunachal Pradesh. Camera traps have captured images of the big cat at Thembang village’s Community Conserved Area, a community-owned reserve, in West Kameng district.
Important part of the news is given above. No need to go too deep inside the news. Just try to know more about snow leopards.
Does India need a bullet train?
The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train is a vanity project which has little or no justification on the grounds of economic viability or public service. Even the vanity angle — looking to position India among the ranks of developed countries — is a huge overreach. Only a handful of high-income countries with specific demographics have high-speed rail (HSR), while many have failed in their efforts or have abandoned it after studying it. The main problem is viability, given the huge costs involved.
The Op-Ed talks about the viability of Bullet Train in India. We have done many newscards on the same issue. No need to stick to the same topic, if you have done with all the newscards written by us.
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