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Must Read Daily Newspaper Articles - 10th January, 2020

1. U.P. tops list in crimes against women (GS-1) & (GS-2)

UPSC Syllabus : Current events of national and international importance

2. Mining deep: on Cabinet easing mining laws (GS-3)

UPSC Syllabus : Economic growth

Large investment in mining will create jobs and set off demand in critical sectors such as mining equipment and heavy commercial vehicles. The country may also benefit from infusion of sophisticated mining technology, especially for underground mines, if multinationals decide to invest. However, for that to happen, the government needs to do more such as whittling the time taken for approvals of mining leases and also easing the procedures for clearances.

3. CDS and the path to jointmanship (GS-3)

UPSC Syllabus : Defence and national security

4. EU Council chief defends Iran deal after Trump call to quit it CSAT-1

UPSC Syllabus : Current events of national and international importance

5. MPs approve Brexit Bill, U.K. set for Jan. 31 exit CSAT-1

UPSC Syllabus : Current events of national and international importance

Britain passed a major milestone on the road to Brexit when the House of Commons on Thursday approved a Bill authorising the country’s departure from the European Union at the end of the month.

6. List of world’s most powerful passports is out: Here’s where India ranks in 2020 CSAT-1

UPSC Syllabus : Current events of national and international importance

According to The Henley Passport Index 2019, the Indian passport has a mobility score of 58, which means that the passport holders can access 58 countries around the world without a prior visa. India shares the position with Mauritiana and Tajikistan. Its rank improved from the 86th position in 2019.

7. World’s biggest measles outbreak in DR Congo kills thousands CSAT-1

UPSC Syllabus : Current events of national and international importance

• The World Health Organization announced that the death toll from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s measles epidemic has surpassed 6,000, making it the world’s worst outbreak of the highly contagious disease.

• The United Nations agency said that a lack of funds and low routine vaccination coverage, as well as malnutrition, were inhibiting the response to save lives and control the outbreak in the country.

8. Oceans play role in Australian bushfires, say experts CSAT-1

UPSC Syllabus : Current events of national and international importance

• Australia’s dry and hot weather, coupled with ocean heat waves, could last for months. Meteorologists’ forecasts don’t bode well for battling bushfires across Australia.

• Raging bushfires in Australia, so extreme that ash, smoke and carbon monoxide from the burning have reached distant New Zealand, could rage for months, climate experts in both countries are warning.

• Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) in its latest forecast said “large parts” of the continent run a “high likelihood” of enduring days and nights that are warmer than average, with “below-average” rainfall, well into 2020.

9. The German islands that regularly vanish beneath the sea (GS-3)

UPSC Syllabus : Current events of national and international importance

• Those who live on Germany’s tiny Hallig islands have to share their land with the sea which regularly floods it. Some residents of Hooge talk about living with a phenomenon called “Land unter” — literally, land under.

• Among the North Frisian Islands off Germany’s North Sea coast is a string of tiny low-lying elevations known as Halligen, or the Hallig islands. They have zero to very few coastal defenses, so whenever a storm tide builds in the waters around them, the sea easily rises high enough to swallow everything on the islands but the man-made dwelling mounds or Warften upon which people live.

10. Deciphering the CDS

UPSC Syllabus : Defence and National Security

11. Limited scope for sharp recovery CSAT-1

UPSC Syllabus : Economic growth

Addressing India’s long term growth concerns and to push the country into the middle-income group of economies requires a broad-basing of the income and consumption profile. Economic reforms in the past have worked to enhance the capacity of the top few hundred million consumers. The next set of reforms should enhance the capacity of those in the middle and the bottom of the income pyramid.


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