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Today’s Important Editorials 3rd May 2017 by IASToppers

Sinking Islands; HIV epidemics; Erdogan's visit; India’s policy on Afghanistan; Food Fortification; Lokpal & Absence of the Leader of Opposition; Taxing agricultural income; Farm credit; Crisis in public sector banks
By IT's Selection Team
May 03, 2017

Contents

  • Targeted treatment
  • Turkish detour
  • India should have its own policy on Afghanistan, says Hamid Karzai
  • Refuge from the sinking islands
  • Powering up food
  • The LoP Excuse
  • Twelve reasons why
  • Time to revisit the idea of public sector banks
  • We should tax agriculture. But how?
  • More farm credit is meaningless

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Targeted treatment

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Lakhs of HIV deaths can be averted as India follows WHO’s recommendations


Turkish detour

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Erdogan’s visit highlights the need to refresh ties


India should have its own policy on Afghanistan, says Hamid Karzai

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The former Afghan President on U.S. doublespeak on Af-Pak, elusive peace, and why India must stay invested in his country


Refuge from the sinking islands

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We need an international forum to help small island nations threatened by rising sea levels


Powering up food

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Fortification is good but needs regulation. Augmenting foods with nutrients can improve overall health, but it must be regulated.


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The LoP Excuse

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So, when the SC asked the government to select the Lokpal, even in the absence of the Leader of Opposition, it should also have asked why the statutory provision was ignored.


Twelve reasons why

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The current outrage over the proposal to tax agricultural income misses the point — often deliberately


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Time to revisit the idea of public sector banks

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Lending directed by the state has meant that Indian banks have slipped into crisis mode at the end of every business cycle


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We should tax agriculture. But how?

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While the idea is reasonable, the issue is so political that it will automatically ring in negative points for the implementer


More farm credit is meaningless

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It will only further farmers’ indebtedness. Government must find sustainable ways to boost farm income and productivity.

 

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