Country facing twin challenge of corruption and nepotism: PM

  • Addressing the country from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi on the 76th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India was entering a decisive phase in its war against corruption.
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2. With Gandhi, 75 years after the freedom hour

  • Gandhi Bhawan in Kolkata felt as lonely on this occasion as it had been in 1947.
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  • GS 1: Indian History

3. The fragility of the Northeast’s integration

  • The integration of Northeast India into mainstream Indian life has been on the national agenda from the very start of India’s journey as an independent nation.
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  • GS 2: Development processes and the development industry

4. Meeting aspirations

  • India needs better governance for the sake of its own people, not global approbation.
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  • GS 2: Important aspects of governance

5.  The temples that Jawaharlal Nehru built

  • Nehru’s luminous legacy is deeply laid in India’s growth story since Independence.
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6. The shackles of 1861 need to go

  • As India is celebrating 75 years of Independence, the police continue to be in the public gaze, most often for antagonistic reasons.
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  • GS 3: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.

7. A road map for India­EU ties

  • While India celebrates its 75th year of Independence, it also celebrates 60 years of diplomatic relations with the European Union.
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  • GS 2: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

8.The conflict over Nagorno­Karabakh

  • The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno­Karabakh has been at the centre of three major wars and multiple clashes for decades.
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  • GS-2 Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests

8. The controversial visit of a Chinese vessel to Hambantota

  • On August 13, Sri Lanka approved the arrival of a Chinese satellite tracking vessel to its Chinese­funded Hambantota port.
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  • GS 2: India and its neighbourhood- relations

9. ‘Fundamental duties key to social transformation’

  • Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana on Monday said fundamental duties in the Constitution are not merely to serve a “pedantic or technical” purpose, they are meant to guide citizens engineer a social transformation.
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  • GS 2: Constitution of India

10. India gifts Dornier aircraft to Sri Lanka

  • Colombo had requested two of them in 2018; another to arrive within two years.
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  • GS 2: India and its neighbourhood- relations


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