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Falling income growth and its impact:
Solution to this growing problem of rural unemployment:
Advantages India has:
What must the government do?
This op-ed gives reports of the recent surveys that suggest a sharp drop in agricultural employment. It has points on what led to this agriculture unemployment and what must the government do? Read it and make notes for Mains.
What India needs to do:
The new legislation:
What more should be done:
A step is being taken towards mental healthcare- providing facilities and changing norms. The op-ed is important for Mains exam.
The issues concerning mass cheating:
The reasons for cheating:
Effects of this mass cheating:
The op-ed brings forth the reasons for mass cheating in Board exams owing to the flaws of education system. Read this for answer writing in Mains.
The current situation:
Twin pit not accepted:
Swachh Bharat Mission:
The op-ed is important for Prelims and Mains both.
Four basics needed:
Four areas where rebooting of the government Human capital is needed:
NITI Aayog rules:
The Indian state aims to be a high-performing organisation but faces the punishing combination of weak human capital, higher competition for talent and an entrenched status quo. Civil service reform is inevitable, unstoppable and overdue.
Notes from Geneva:
The new resolution:
What has eight years of international human rights engagement really achieved?
Shift in the movement:
After the war ended:
Sri Lankan war crimes horrific: U.N. report:
Engaging the state:
Core historical problems:
For mains- the global issue of human rights violation using the case of Sri Lanka.
The underlying problems:
An agreement that was called a deal:
India’s energy planners and government should relook at the cost-benefit analysis on the nuclear power balance sheet. The op-ed has points on the costs of nuclear reactor, make note of these for Mains.
Issues related to NPAs:
The steps to be taken:
Another writeup on bad loans. Make note of these for Mains answer.
Attacks on child-related rights:
The children can easily fall off the policy radar. It is not that anyone is hostile to them, just that they have no voice. Make note of the points for Mains.
The case of unruliness:
Why such incidents?
The Ministers who are elected by the people of the country, need to carry themselves with dignity. The op-ed is not a direct answer, but has points for the answer and Essay.
The present state of the river:
Three logical leaps that the Court took:
The right to sue:
Is the judgment a game changer?
The op-ed has points that can be asked in Prelims and has good points regarding the judgment of the Court, which can be used in Mains answer.
No First Use:
Use of chemical weapons:
A game changer:
At the end of the day, nuclear weapons are not just another weapon in the military toolkit but a game changer and dangerous too. A good op-ed from Mains PoV.
Reasons for accepting this bill:
A symmetric Bill:
In private sector too:
What the bill intends to do?
For all these reasons, the central government should have the Bill sent to a parliamentary standing committee for wider public consultation and scrutiny and prepare for its enactment. If it fails, a pioneering state government or two should take the lead in championing the idea instead. The op-ed is important for both Prelims and Mains.
Creation of a Time Zone:
India’s time zone:
There is a strong case:
Why aren’t we making two different time zones?
Our use of time:
A very significant issue of Daylight Saving Time is mentioned here. Refer to this op-ed for Prelims as well as for Mains. Read b2b to know about Daylight Saving Time.
History of Daylight Saving Time — DST
How has this happened?
The op-ed is a critical analysis of how the government plans to bring about accountability and transparency in electoral funding. It is important for Mains.