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Must Read Daily Newspaper Articles - 11th October, 2019

1. Oxfam report flags Assam tea for labour rights violation(GS-2)

UPSC Syllabus : Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

A report by Oxfam, a confederation of independent charitable organisations focussing on the alleviation of global poverty, has flagged violation of labour rights in the tea estates of Assam.

2. Trade, border dispute likely to dominate Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping talks(GS-2)

UPSC Syllabus : India and its neighborhood- relations.

3. India slams Turkey for Syria action (GS-2)

UPSC Syllabus : International relations

4. Invasive weeds threatening tiger habitats in Adilabad (GS-3)

UPSC Syllabus : Bio-diversity, Environment

5. Going down together: On IMF’s slowdown warning(GS-3)

UPSC Syllabus : Effects of liberalization on the economy

The International Monetary Fund has some words of advice for global leaders on how to resuscitate the faltering global economy. On Tuesday, its new managing director Kristalina Georgieva singled out India, along with Brazil, as witnessing a “pronounced” growth slowdown as global growth experiences a “synchronised” downswing. The IMF expects growth to slow down in nearly 90% of the world this year, in contrast to two years ago when nearly 75% of the world witnessed accelerated growth. In fact, global growth is expected to hit its lowest rate since the beginning of the current decade.

6. In Mamallapuram, seeking the true north in ties :(GS-2)

UPSC Syllabus : : India and its neighborhood- relations

The second informal summit between India and China in Mamallapuram, off Chennai in Tamil Nadu, on October 11-12 provides an opportunity for China’s President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to continue discussions on overarching issues of bilateral, regional and global importance.

7. It is still an amber light for road safety(GS-3)

UPSC Syllabus : Governance

It has been a tradition in ‘road safety to analyse road safety data in order to understand why crashes occur, which factors influence risks, and what determines crash severity, and then, based on this understanding, to arrive at reliable conclusions on how to prevent them most effectively and efficiently. This is called a data-driven approach.

In this approach, priorities are derived by using crash data, background data, exposure data and data on safety performance indicators’. This is what researchers call as a scientific method and evidence-based interventions. India has still not created a culture of producing scientific evidence for designing preventive strategies.

8. Thousands flee Turkey’s attack in Syria(GS-3)

UPSC Syllabus : Current events of national and international importance

9. GST Council sets up panel to spur collection(GS-2)

UPSC Syllabus : GST Council

GST Council:The Goods & Services Tax Council is a constitutional body for making recommendations to the Union and State Government on issues related to Goods and Service Tax.The GST Council is chaired by the Union Finance Minister and other members are the Union State Minister of Revenue or Finance and Ministers in-charge of Finance or Taxation of all the States.

10. Moody’s cuts India’s FY20 growth to 5.8%:(GS-2)

UPSC Syllabus : Indian Economy; GDP

Moody’s Investors Service has pegged India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the current financial year at 5.8%, lower than what the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) projected last week at 6.1%.

India’s growth will remain weaker than in the recent past, and the drivers of the deceleration are multiple, Moody’s said.


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