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Today’s Important Editorials 19th April 2017

Maharashtra’s farm distress; Teachings and philosophical contributions of Muhammad Iqbal; India and its Bilateralism; Gilgit- Baltistan feint; National Health Policy; Public procurement & General Financial Rules (GFR) 2017; Paper Audit Trails; etc.
By IT's Selection Team
April 19, 2017

Contents

  • Lonely and disinterested
  • Lines of defence
  • Equity in debt
  • The Gilgit- Baltistan feint
  • Iqbal’s wrong turn
  • No radical change in national health policy
  • Why Maharashtra’s farm distress is market-driven
  • Issues in public procurement

 

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Lonely and disinterested

Context:

Excess focus on bilateralism is leaving India isolated in its larger neighbourhood


Lines of defence

Context:

The inclusion of paper audit trails to the EVMs is costly but perhaps unavoidable


Equity in debt

Context:

The expert panel’s recommendation to review the fiscal responsibility law is timely


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The Gilgit- Baltistan feint

Context:

There are serious impediments to declaring the region Pakistan’s fifth province. The issue has been raised to placate China and distract India


Iqbal’s wrong turn

Context:

Pakistan is grappling with the boundaries of his idea of religious toleration. India is going down the same path


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No radical change in national health policy

Context:

The 2017 national health policy document continues to be an extension of the previous two such policies (1983 and 2002)


Why Maharashtra’s farm distress is market-driven

Context:

The Devendra Fadnavis government’s failure to buy farm produce at minimum support price (MSP) has pushed farmers to ask for farm loan waivers


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Issues in public procurement

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Finally, there’s some clarity in the amended General Financial Rules (GFR) 2017, with a focus on integrity and environmental aspects.

 

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