Daily Current Affairs - 04-September-2019 (The Hindu, Indian Express Newspapers, Livemint)

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IAF inducts eight U.S.-made Apache attack helicopters

The Indian Air Force (IAF) formally inducted eight AH-64E Apache attack helicopters into service at the Pathankot Air Force Station. Apache is the most advanced multi-role heavy attack helicopter in the world.

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Four more States join ration card portability

Ration card holders in Kerala and Karnataka, as well as in Rajasthan and Haryana, will be able to buy subsidised food from ration shops in the neighbouring State from next month, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said.

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India faces higher mortality from cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be the leading cause of death across the world, but there are significant variations between rich and poor nations. While in high income countries, death from cancer is twice that of CVD, in low income countries, including India, death from cardiac disease was three times that of cancer. Additionally, indoor or household air pollution has been identified as a key cause of CVD, research papers published in the Lancet, have shown.

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A life in the balance: On Kulbhushan Jadhav (Editorial)

India must use all available channels with Pakistan to negotiate a reprieve for Jadhav

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On the edge: On economic slowdown (Editorial)

Far-reaching reforms may be inevitable to keep the economy from stalling

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Putting the skids under border trade (Editorial)

The India-Pakistan face-off is having more repercussions than intended, with border economies the worst hit

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Pakistan’s minority problem (Editorial)

On August 31, after the release of the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan accused the Indian government of attempting to change the demography of the region through the “ethnic cleansing of Muslims”. This was the latest in a series of irresponsible tweets by Mr. Khan, who has even threatened war against India since the Indian government’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

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India, Japan to hold 2+2 dialogue on Indo-Pacific cooperation

India and Japan have decided to hold their first Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue (2+2) ahead of the Japan-India annual summit this year for “advancing cooperation towards peace and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific region”. Accord on the meeting was reached by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Japanese counterpart Takeshi Iwaya at the India-Japan annual defence ministerial dialogue, the Defence Ministry said.

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Just 1 in 5 Mudra beneficiaries started new business, half of extra jobs were self-employment: Govt survey

The Mudra Yojana was launched in April 2015 to provide funding to the non-corporate small business sector through various financial institutions like banks, NBFCs and Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs).

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India, Japan review situation in Indo-Pacific 

Peace and stability in the Indian and Pacific Oceans are “crucial for ensuring prosperity of the Indo-Pacific region and the entire world” and both the ministers “had a frank exchange of views on the current security situation in the region, including developments on the Korean Peninsula and in the South China Sea,” according to the statement.

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In ethanol, government’s sugar solution

Government has hiked ethanol procurement price for blending with petrol, allowed conversion of old sugar into ethanol. How is the move expected to address problems of overproduction and unpaid dues?

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The healing touch (Editorial)

A new law will not remove trust deficit between doctors and patients. National Medical Commission must evolve protocols

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Assam’s NRC cannot be the definitive document to prove citizenship

At most, it can provide a base from which to move forward, with humane practicality.

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Global power axis is shifting eastwards from the Pacific-Atlantic. India’s future lies in the Indian Ocean regional

The Indian leadership needs to appreciate the fact that in the emerging multipolar world order, India is a natural leader in the Indian Ocean region. By turning eastwards and focusing on building an Indian Ocean Bloc, it can aspire to rise as a guiding pole for many countries in the region.

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RBI panel: Allow FPIs to buy bad loans directly 

In order to address the issue of possible volatility that may emerge by allowing foreign players, a scheme similar to that of the Voluntary Retention Route (VRR) for FPI investments in debt markets may be envisaged, the task force suggested.

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A key piece in India’s slowdown puzzle that has gone unnoticed

While the slump debate has focused mostly on monetary and fiscal policies, our monetary dynamics offer a crucial insight

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