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Today’s Important Editorials 12th April 2017

Today's Important Exam-oriented Editorials taken from leading national newspapers like The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, LiveMint, Business Line etc.
By IT's Selection Team
April 12, 2017

Contents

  • A prolonged protest
  • Pivot to the Indo-Pacific
  • No place for scholarship
  • More robots, fewer jobs?
  • Misreading caste
  • The role of states in foreign policy
  • How to build eco-friendly roads
  • Time to focus on women’s access to sanitation, hygiene
  • India-Bangladesh ties have moved beyond Teesta
  • Fixing portions of food served in hotels is not the government’s job

 

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A prolonged protest

Context:

The by-elections in Kashmir were marked by a mix of indifference and violent anger


Pivot to the Indo-Pacific

Context:

Cooperation with like-minded countries gives India more space to emerge as a key regional interlocutor.


No place for scholarship

Context:

New guidelines cutting the number of MPhil and PhD students a professor can supervise will kill research.


More robots, fewer jobs?

Context:

Our burgeoning young population is clearly struggling for jobs, despite being in the world’s fastest growing economy. Bridging this employment gap could become an insurmountable challenge thanks to the growing integration of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI)-based technologies and robotics in all our core industrial sectors.


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Misreading caste

Context:

New backward classes commission perpetuates an older truncation—of exclusion and discrimination as merely deprivation and disadvantage.


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The role of states in foreign policy

Context:

While staying firm on core national interests, New Delhi needs to give the states greater freedom to pursue cross-border economic partnerships.


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How to build eco-friendly roads

Context:

Determining exactly where roads should be built will help us maximise their benefits and minimise impacts.


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Time to focus on women’s access to sanitation, hygiene

Context:

The 2011 Census reveals that only 25.4% households in rural India have bathrooms compared to the 19.7% who do not have a roof over their heads. The balance 55% has no private bathing space at all, forcing women to bathe in the open.


India-Bangladesh ties have moved beyond Teesta

Context:

A water-sharing agreement on Teesta is pending since 2011 due to the objection by the West Bengal government. This has been a major point of contention between the two countries. However, leaders from both countries, especially Hasina, are worthy of appreciation for showing pragmatism and not letting the relationship to be held hostage because of this.


Fixing portions of food served in hotels is not the government’s job

Context:

The NDA government is preparing to fix portion sizes of dishes served by star hotels and restaurants, a fortnight after Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed concern about wastage of food in his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio programme.

 

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