[24 August 2017 | Low Priority News Items of the Day]

Low Priority Items of the Day:

No division of Scheduled Castes, says Paswan

There would be no sub-categorisation among the Scheduled Castes, Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan clarified hours after the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to set up a committee to examine the sub-categorisation of the Other Backward Castes (OBC).

Important part of the news is given above. No need to go through the complete article.


‘GST may hit natural rubber prices hard’

With lack of demand from micro and small industries due to ambiguity on Goods and Services Tax (GST), prices of natural rubber are likely to decline in the coming months.

It is important to know post-GST condition of the industry. But the news talks about speculations, only. Speculations are not much important from the UPSC perspective.


India, Pak. hold flag meeting

Armies of India and Pakistan held a battalion-level flag meeting in Poonch sector on Wednesday in the backdrop of numerous ceasefire violations and civilian casualties along the Line of Control (LoC).

These flag meetings are very normal. So, nothing special about them. Just try to know, what the flag meetings are.


And the war goes on

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to deepen the country’s military engagement in war-torn Afghanistan signals a significant shift in the position he has held for years. Mr. Trump had campaigned to end American involvement in foreign conflicts and was particularly critical of the Afghan war, which he said was “wasting” American money.

The Op-Ed talks about the US Military Strategy in Afghanistan. Not important from the UPSC perspective.

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