[15 Jan 2018 | Low Priority News Items of the Day]

Low Priority News Items of the Day:

Navy eyeing more ‘submarine killers’

The Indian Navy is considering the acquisition of more Boeing P-8I aircraft for surveillance and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), according to Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba. In an interview to the magazine India Strategic , Admiral Lanba said air surveillance capability was an important subset of naval operations and that while the proposal was on the table, he could not disclose the required numbers.

Defence news are generally important. But no need to write down every future plan related to Defence. You can skip these kind of news.

 

Taking responsibility

On my paediatrics rotation in medical school, several residents told me they worked with children in part because they sometimes found themselves judging adults: Did they do drugs? Were they fat? Why did they drink so much? The idea that Americans should take personal responsibility for their health has recently received renewed attention. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has argued for “bringing freedom and individual responsibility back to American health care.”

The Op-Ed talks about the USA internal politics. As it does not directly related to India’s foreign policy, it is not important from the UPSC’s point of view.


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