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10th-11th February 2017: Editorial Analysis of The Hindu and other Newspapers
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Today's lesson covers the Editorials from The Hindu, Indian Express and Livemint. The topics discussed are - Jallikattu-amended PCA, Israel-Plaestine issue, Good samaritan law and RBI policy rates.

Deepanshu Singh is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

Deepanshu Singh
Faculty- Indian Polity and Current Affairs| UPSC CSE Reserve list 2015| Consultant-G.O.I. Loves Geography Teaching since 2015

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in the first reaction in this lecture there will be two product one is Endo and another one is my question is that which product is more stable?
please explain...".persistence of inflation could set floor on further movement in head line inflation and could trigger second order effects"...
avrage speed is little bit high ,if we slow it to .5 then becomes too slow ,so it should be low bcz we have other high speed option 1.25,1.5etc ,sorry
Can't you make it in Hinglish
Vineet Kumar
3 years ago
Why not ? You can watch it in hindi also.
Hardik Siroha
3 years ago
yaar seriously hadh ho gyi, Hindi English mein aagya toh ab HIglish. Kal ko punjabi and Haryanvi mein bhi demand kar lo ;p
how to reduce the speed of video
Thank you very much mr. deepanshu....
  1. EDITORIAL ANALYSIS OF NEWSPAPERS IN LESSTHAN 10 MINUTES Presented B 10th-nth February, 2017 chrome

  2. QUESTION FOR ANSWER WRITING PRACTICE . Will the record budgetary allocation to MGNREGA in this year's budget lead to more job creation? What are the issues plaguing this scheme and suggest some measures to plug these loopholes. [Course] - February 2017 - Editorial Analysis of The Hindu and Other Major Newspapers / Test Preparation UPSCIAS general.awareness te deepanshu.n.singh Pinned Topics February 2017-Editorial Analysis of The Hindu and Other Major Newspapers... The course will bring you in-depth analysis of Important editor from leadng newspapers lke The Hindu Indian Express Livemint etc which are relevant tor Unacalemy 2917 Government examinations. These will help you in your Mains as wes as prelims preparation Reply



  5. LEBANON TH: ISRAEL'S CONTINUING LAND GRAB GS-2 GOLAN HEIGHTS SYRI o The passage of legislation by Israel that would legalise nearly 4,000 Jewish Haifa Tiberias, of Galilee settler homes on private Palestinian lands in the West Bank flies in the face of international law and norms. That the vote comes weeks after the UN Security Council demanded that Israel stop all settlement activity in the Occupied Territories diterranean Sea Jenin Nablus WEST BANK shows Israel's disregard for international opinion and institutions. Tel o The legislation- allows the Israeli government to expropriate private o Since Israel occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem five decades ago, about Despite International criticism-Last month, the government approved plans for Jerusalem Bethlehem *Kalia Mitzpe Shalem Palestinian land if the land-owners are unknown, If known, they will be compensated in cash or kind, however it can be overturned by the judiciary Sderot Dead Sea 140 settlements have been built in Palestinian territories that house more than 600,000 Jews. Beersheba JORDAN te International criticism-Last month, the government approved plans for ISRAEL 2,500 new settler homes in the West Bank. o Israel still says it is committed to the two-state solution, but actions speak otherwise shown no particular interest in resuming negotiations, while its right- wing allies are boasting of expanding Israeli sovereignty to "Judea and Samaria", the biblical names for the West Bank EGYPT o Boosted by support from Trump who promised to move the US. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a disputed city, slammed UNSC resolution against Israel. SCAL Eilat

  6. TH: LooKING BEYOND OUR oWN SPECIES Gs-1/4 o Questions about Animal rights To what extent can our Constitution be extended to include within its mandate a binding duty to ensure the safety and security of animals? do human beings nonetheless owe an obligation to treat animals with care and compassion? Do animals have rights? If so, how are these rights to be administered, and against whom can they be enforced? validity of Tamil Nadu's new law that permits the practice of jallikattu in the State. The present dispute shows that the existing legal regime governing animal welfare in India is woefully inadequate and too o Some of the questions are likely to be at the core of the Supreme Court's consideration, when it hears arguments on the o The new law presents distinct and complex constitutional problems, and the questions it raises don't have easy answers. easily malleable to accord animals even a reasonable guarantee of dignity and respect o Rukmini Arundale's efforts o Was influenced by the ideologies of the Theosophical Society, then a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha, introduced a o Though initially supported by PM Nehru, requested Arundale to withdraw her bill, assuring her that his government would o However, in 1960, when the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (PCA Act) was enacted, some of the tundamenal tenets of private bill in 1952 that intended to replace the existing colonial era statute of 1890 establish a committee to study the subject thoroughly, promising to introduce appropriate legislation at a future date Arundale's bill were missing

  7. o PCA 1960 the law created a blanket exception for experiments conducted on animals with a view to securing medical o But notwithstanding those misgivings, the PCA Act, owing largely to Arundale, was still ahead of its times, in that it was o Peter Singer's seminal book, Animal Liberation, generally considered the foundational work behind the modern animal welfare advancement. based on an underlying belief that it was morally wrong for humans to inflict unnecessary pain on animals movement was built on a similar thesis- that basic principles of ethical behaviour called for an end to the causing of avoidable suffering to animals Argues against what he describes as speciesism or the idea that human animals, simply by virtue of being human, possess a greater claim over moral rights than non-human animals do o Animals too, much like human beings, can suffer and feel pain, and, therefore, to treat humans as somehow special is akin His interpretations have opponents at both ends of the spectrum-) that treat animals as property, at the other-and these epresent more compelling arguments against i Tom Regan,1983 book, The Case for Animal Rights animals, at least sentient ( able to feel things) ones, possess basic moral rights, since they possess an inherent value, much like humans. r t. o but then Questions comes how do we impose duties on animals? This conflict, on the true nature of animal rights, will likely be at the heart of the arguments to be advanced by both those for and against the new jallikattu law o Supreme Court, in A. Nagaraja, appeared to suggest that animals possess a right to life, however the primary reason for the court striking down Tamil Nadu's 2009 law regulating jallikattu was because the statute was repugnant to the PCA Act

  8. o State vs Centre Constitution permits both the Central and State governments can make laws on animal cruelty, but if the latter's statute is contrary to the former's, such an act must secure the President's assent (as done by TN Govt.) The Petitioners therefore> they would have to prove that its practice infracts at least one of the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution-2 would require, therefore, a gargantuan leap in constitutional interpretation; it would necessitate aspecific holding that an animal is a legal persorn. o Steven Wise, an American lawyer, In his book, Rattling the Cage ,enlists a whole list of artificial entities that are considered legal persons: corporations, ships, partnerships, governments, and so forth o also points to Indian examples, including a Supreme Court decision that held that the holy book of the Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib, was a juristic person, as too to the example of Hindu idols that are considered juristic entities. The Dichotomy it will open a Pandora's box for similar petitions or rejection of petition only serve to highlight the hollowness of the present animal welfare regime. Best practices elsewhere In 2002, Germany amended its Constitution to specifically mandate the state to legislate and protect animal rights within the framework of the constitutional order) has to weigh the dignity of animals against other liberties such as the right to freely practise religion or the right to conduct of medical research. We need something similar in India to make tights of animals moxe unassailable. need something similar in India to make rights of animals more unassailable. For to continue to subject animals to the disdainful (lack of respect) whims of human behaviour is to ignore the basic entitlements of justice.

  9. TH: PRUDENCE AMID UNCERTAINTY GS-3 Shift in RBI's policy--> its policy poise, moving to neutral' from an accommodative' stance The central bank's Monetary Policy Committee has opted to sit pat on rates and choose to give itself time to assess how the transitory effects of demonetisation on inflation and the output gap play out o RBI's message: o The RBI's emphasis on caution suggests that not only has the economy suffered short-run disruptions -But that the long-term impact may be far more enduring and hard to predict than anticipated The policy statement issued by the six-member MPC also projected the second successive downward revision in economic growth as measured by the Gross Value Added for the current year ending in March GVA slow down Pace of increase in GVA now forecast at 6.9%, from 7.1% in December and 7.6% prior to the November demonetization o Concerns: Both the outlook for inflation and international uncertainty are causes for concern Viral Acharya, the recently inducted Deputy Governor overseeing monetary policy, flagged the risks that global inflation and a strengthening US. dollar pose to domestic price gains o Specifically, the central bank is worried about the "unyielding" nature of core retail inflation, which strips out food and fuel costs, and has been stuck around 4.9% since September, mainly due to stickiness in price gains for housing, health, education, personal care and household services

  10. TH: PRUDENCE AMID UNCERTAINTY GS-3 o The MPC reckons that the "persistence of inflation excluding food and fuel could set a floor on further downward movements in headline inflation and trigger second-order effects" that, when combined with hardening international crude oil and base metal prices and exchange rate volatility It could have the potential to threaten the RBI's baseline inflation path of 4.5% to 5% in the second half of 2017-18 And ironically, were the effects of demonetisation to wear off quickly, vegetable prices, that had softened on the back of distress sales of perishables, could potentially rebound, posing another risk to the central bank's inflation outlook