Deepanshu Singh is teaching live on Unacademy Plus
DAILY SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS OF THE HINDU In English Presented b Deepanshu Singh CSE & FoS mains, Public Speater NTSE topper and debating champion Avid travelec fitness, music and (atihion cognoscenti mh April2o ll2017 100k folowess 15 Folloeng
Hello! I am DEEPANSHU Singh Educator at Unacademy since October 2016 B. Tech. Comp. Sc. (Hons.) Appeared for CSE and IFoS mains NTSE Gold Medalist National-level Debating Champion Interests: Fitness, technology, travelling and photography Follow me: https://unacademy.com/user/deepanshu.n.singh Rate Review Recommend
PRACTICE OUESTION What is the name of the first community radio in India? a) Manthan b) Sangam C) Vikas d) Vichaar The Post your answers below! (without googling) )
YESTERDAY'S PRACTICE QUESTION Scientists have recently discovered a protein that increases effectiveness of vaccines against cancer. It's name is- a) Bor-A b) PorB c) PorC d) PorD Answer-> B, PorB
FRONT PAGE Digital boost for Sindhi' Law on cow slaughter not feasible Sindhi language has 52 alphabets against 35 in Hindi- most 'oxygenated language'. aimed at conserving and disseminating the Sindhi language National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language (NCPSL), affiliated with the Union HRD Ministry released software tools and eBooks These are developed by the Centre for development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in order to adapt Sindhi into the digital medium. Sindhi embraced the gamut of Indo-Iranic languages including Uzbeki, Persian, Pushto, Hindi, Urdu, and Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil 50th year since Sindhi was included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution by the 21st amendment of the Constitution. Cow slaughter -a "State subject": Constitution would have to be amended for such a law. The protection and preservation of animals is Entry 15 of the State List of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution . It empowers the States to make laws on subjects like banning cow slaughter. . Li ist of languages in the Eighth Schedule The Eighth Schedule to the Constitution consists of the following 22 languages (1) Assamese, (2) Bengali, (3) Gujarati, (4) Hindi, (5) Kannada, (6) Kashmiri, (7) Konkani, (8) Malayalam, 9) Manipuri, (10) Marathi, (1) Nepali, 12) Oriya, (13) Punjabi, (14) Sanskrit, (15) Sindhi,(16) Tamil, (17) Telugu, (18) Urdu (19) Bodo, (20) Santhali, (21) Maithili and (22) Dogn.
NATIONAL Aadhaar must for access to Survey of India maps' The Survey ofIndia, the country's oldest scientific organisation and official maker of maps The Survey of India, the country's oldest scientific organisation and official maker of maps It has set up a web portal called Nakshe It allows 3,000 ofits 7,000 maps to be downloaded for free one would require an Aadhaar number for such access Sol maps-prepared for defence and civilian purposes They are a standard reference for the shape, extent and geographic features of the country Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 specifically says that the number can't be used as proof of citizenship or domicile . . . . . The Survey of India (Hindi:arfa is India's central engineering agency in charge of mapping and surveying Set up in 1767 to help consolidate the territories of the British East India Company, it is one of the oldest Engineering Departments of the Government of ind The ney of dias stinguished story. includes the handling of the mammoth Great Trigonometrical Survey under Wiliam Lambton and George Everest and the discovery of Mt. Everest Its members are from Survey of India Service cadre of Civil Services of India. It is headed by the Surveyor General of India. 131 Align bank pay to that in CPSEs: BBB' . Bank Board Bureau (BBB) has recommended that the government bring in reforms in the compensation process BBB, set up in April 2016 to select board members including MD & CEO in PSBs It list of recommendations that it had submitted to the government on its website reforms in PSBs so that best practices can be introduced 'on the lines already prevalent in Central Public Sector Enterprises. To attract high quality talent for non-executive directors and chairmen, BBB suggested a level-playing field with the private sector with respect to role, responsibility and remuneration . . .
NATIONAL Zero recovery for damaged corals' What are coral reefs ? Coral reefs are underwater calcium carbonate formations . Coral bleached for two consecutive years at Australia's secreted by corals. ef has "zero prospect" of recovery Corals are quite remarkable. They are Researcher-detecting another round of mass bleaching this year after a severe event in 2016 It takes at least a decade for a full recovery mass bleaching events 12 months apart offeoihn prospect of recovery for reefs that were damaged in caled zooxanthella Source Wiiped 201 It is the fourth time coral bleaching corals expel the algae that live in their tissue and provide them with food has hit the reef after previous events in 1998 and 2002 constituted of colonies of genetically dentical invertebrates, with an exoskeleton. Most corals obtain the majority of their energy and nutrients from . unicellular algae that live months apart offer zerohosnunlar algae that ive within the coral's tissue Brown palm civet A coral reef thus associates animal, vegetal and mineral elements. . . The brown palm civet (Paradoxurus jerdoni) also called the Jerdon's palm civet is a palm civet endemic to the Western Ghats of India. Unlike the common civet cat or toddy cat, the brown palm civet has brown fur all over its body and a prominently brown nose. Conservation status Extinct Threatenedcn Extinct reatened EX EW CR EN VU NT LC Least Concern (IUCN 3.2
NATIONAL Noise pollution exceeds limits in 7 cities: Centre . The average level of noise pollution generally exceeds permissible limits in seven Indian cities Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), in association with its counterparts in every State, monitors noise pollution in seven metropolitan cities- Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Lucknow and Hyderabad under the National Ambient Noise Monitoring Programme (NANMP) noise standards for motor vehicles, air conditioners, refrigerators, gensets and certain types of construction equipment are prescribed in the Schedules of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986 pressure horns (sirens and multi-tone horns) are banned except for police vans, ambulances and fire brigade vehicles under the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 Measures taken to reduce noise pollution in metropolitan cities Includes: for noise monitoring on the occasion of Diwali, prohibition of the use of fireworks between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., awareness programmes to avoid bursting of firecrackers and issuing directions under relevant sections of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 . . . .
NATIONAL Govt. to get tough on traffic offences motor vehicles law increase the penalty for traffic violations . It allow learner's driving licences to be Polygamy is not a religious practice: government tells SC . Driving without a licence may soon lead II To that Muslim women's fundamental rights are not : for over-speeding, the penalty may go up polygamy prevailed across communities for several . Polygamy is not a religious practice rather a social issued online and penalize contractors for faulty road designs custom or usage which the State can interfere to a minimum fine of Rs. 5,000 violated to Rs. 1,000- 2,000 Not wearing seatbelts would result in a minimum penalty of Rs. 1,000 traffic violation penalties will also increase 10% each year once the Bill becomes a law the Bill, which will amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 Centre also plans to make submission of Aadhaar number mandatory for applyingfaith and beliefor an 'essential religious practice for a driving licence and vehicle registration by making an enabling provision in the Bill centuries including the ancient Greeks and Romans, Hindus, Jews and Zoroastrians Practice of polygamy is a social practice rather than a religious one and therefore would not be protected under Article 25 polygamy would amount to a custom or usage, which is "law" within the meaning of Article 13 and therefore subject to fundamental rights a social practice cannot be held to be an integral part of a . I- gender equality and the dignity of women were "non- negotiable .
NATIONAL Australian uranium to arrive soon in India Ship rescue: China refuses to credit IndiaAustralia is partnering with India's 24x7 Power For All, Smart . China declined to give the Indian Navy Cities and Make in India programmes any credit for the rescue of hostages Where? a commercial ship pirated near the Gulf of Aden Chinese Navy that was conducting an escort mission received a report about the hijack of the ship OS 35, registereda in Tuvalu, in the waters west of Socotra in the Arabian Sea passage of the Civil Nuclear Transfers to India Act in the Australian Parliament: to support Indian energy generation. Australia has about 40 per cent of the world's uranium . ere: a commercial sh1 . . reserves escort mission received a report abotIt exports nearly 7,000 tonnes of yellow cake annually a joint statement issued at the end of the meeting agreed to hold a bilateral maritime exercise named AUSINDEX in the Bay of Bengal in 2018 . an Indian naval helicopter provided air. It also pledged to hold a joint exercise of the Special Forces cover for the operation 2017 INDIAIndia and Australia share common interests in ensuring SAUDI ABABIK OTAAN OMAN maritime security and the safety of sea lines of communication VEMEN utr of Ade ERITRES ETHIOPIA SOMALILANDaracad PUNTLAND importance of freedom of navigation and overflight, NOIAIN unimpeded lawful commerce, as well as resolving maritime Haradheere HAdisputes by peaceful means ishu SEYCHELLES Dar es Salaam MADAGASCAR |Sources Area of pirate operations zoos /2009/2010 * Further,nost attacks