[22 September 2017 | Low Priority News Items of the Day]

Low Priority Items of the Day:

Former judge of Orissa HC held for graft

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday arrested retired Orissa High Court judge I.M. Quddusi and five others for allegedly conspiring to get the case of a Lucknow-based medical institute, which had been barred from admitting students, “settled” in the Supreme Court.

It is a serious issue. But UPSC don’t ask questions on these kind of issues. May be, one can mention this case in any mains question, related to the corruption in judiciary. But there is very less chance of this, cost-to-benefit ration is very low.


Narayan Rane quits Congress

Congress leader Narayan Rane announced his resignation from the party on Thursday, ending his 12-year association with the party, and months of speculation. He also resigned from his seat in the Maharashtra Legislative Council.

Internal party politics is not important from the UPSC perspective. No need to go through these type of articles.


Underpass didn’t weaken canal: NTPC

A day after Bihar Water Resources Department Minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh blamed an underpass constructed by the NTPC for weakening the Bateshwarsthan canal at Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur, the NTPC on Thursday denied that the underpass caused any breach in the canal as it was constructed after procuring a no-objection certificate from the government.

We will wait for the final report on the incident and then, write newscard on it(if find it necessary)


Turn the page to a new chapter

In September, Xiamen city of China not only hosted the BRICS Summit, but also witnessed an especially important meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This was the first after the Dong Lang (Doklam) stand-off. As Chinese Ambassador to India, I had the privilege of participating in the meeting. I felt that it sent a critical message of reconciliation and cooperation to the world in a timely manner.

The Op-Ed talks about Sino-India relations and the BRICS summit. We have already done many newscards on the summit. No need to stick to the same topic.

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