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Editorial Simplified: Don’t Blame it on WhatsApp | GS – II

Editorial Simplified: Don’t Blame it on WhatsApp | GS – II

Rumours on WhatsApp that there are child kidnappers and cattle traders roaming around have led to mob lynchings. Consequently, a debate has been framed around the growing use of technology by the “ignorant” masses and the responsibilities of a technology platform.

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Editorial Simplified: Evolving Safety Protocols for Dams | GS – III

Editorial Simplified: Evolving Safety Protocols for Dams | GS – III

The Dam Safety Bill of 2018 addresses the concerns raised about the safety of over 5,200 large dams in India and about 450 which are under construction.

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Editorial Simplified: Allies, Interrupted | GS – II

Editorial Simplified: Allies, Interrupted | GS – II

There are enough signs that relations between India and the United States have suffered, with officials in both capitals now freely conceding that their interests are diverging.

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Editorial Simplified: Saving Rivers | GS – III

Editorial Simplified: Saving Rivers | GS – III

The Central Pollution Control Board has recently found that the number of critically polluted segments of India’s rivers has risen to 351 from 302 two years ago.

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Editorial Simplified: Himalayan Divide | GS – II, III

Editorial Simplified: Himalayan Divide | GS – II, III

Despite several attempts at a reset, ties between India and Nepal continue to be a cause for concern. The disconnect between the two governments was most visible at the BIMSTEC military exercises concluded recently. After confirming its participation in June, the Nepalese Army withdrew from the exercise.

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Editorial Simplified: The Progressive Way | GS – II

Editorial Simplified: The Progressive Way | GS – II

Recently, the Law Commission of India has said that a uniform civil code (UCC) is neither feasible nor necessary at this stage. State is not the only source of law. History has many instances of pluralistic legal systems where multiple sources of law existed.

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Editorial Simplified: 2+2 is Less Than The Sum of Its Parts | GS – II

Editorial Simplified: 2+2 is Less Than The Sum of Its Parts | GS – II

The much heralded 2+2 Dialogue between the U.S. and India finally fructified on September 6. The 2+2 format is a tactic employed by the U.S., intended to align the military, strategic and diplomatic policies of the involved countries.

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Editorial Simplified: Unfinished Story | GS – II

Editorial Simplified: Unfinished Story | GS – II

India’s ranking in UN’s Human Development Index (HDI) went up by just one from last year, to 130th. India’s HDI value was only 0.43 in 1990. In 2017, this grew to 0.64 – an increase of around 50%.

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Editorial Simplified: Where Goes The Rupee | GS – III

Editorial Simplified: Where Goes The Rupee | GS – III

The value of rupee has fallen precipitously against the dollar, and is now hovering around the 72 level; it was just under 64 at the beginning of the year.

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Editorial Simplified: Lethal Filth | GS – II

Editorial Simplified: Lethal Filth | GS – II

Recently, five young men died in Delhi who were employed to clean a septic tank. It is a shocking reminder that India’s sanitation campaign has done little to alter some basic ground realities.

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