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12th April 2018 Part-3: Daily News Analysis
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DRDO: Defence Indegenisation

Jatin Verma is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

Jatin Verma
Have appeared in UPSC CSE thrice. Have been taking Unacademy Plus courses Academics- Polity, Economics & Current Affairs.

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Very much to the point
Charul Nigam
5 months ago
Thank you. Feel free to ask any questions
In the case of defense, do we hire the students to study various aspects of Rafale jet from Premier students? Because in the near future if there is building up of knowledge of these students then in the 20-25 years down the line probably they will be able to launch their own jets and probably we could find ourselves in better position.
Sometimes, we feel what kind of India we are living in. If in the age of technology, NREGA workers are not paid their judicial approved wages which they are entitled to. We can imagine the plight of farmers in the dark era of britishers. Centralisation of power in the state just increasing the plight of workers. Why should they work in such system, where the govt. is not listening, I am severely condemning the executive in the process, because it is they who execute the plan on ground, there is no accountability of IAS, IPS, IRS officers to the society. Please suggest how can they be made accountable to the society? Should the public not revolt against these officials? Because they are not paid THEIR, THEIR hard earned money. Where do the allocations go, which are allocated in the budget? Who will answer that? We are not thinking about our own countrymen as brothers and sisters, why do these officials live on this planet?
DRDO se brain drain nhi ho raha very good. But IITs se ho rha hai. Should we not make policies in which DRDO work with these institutions, because these students are thought to be cream of this nation.
DRDO was established in 1958 under 2nd Five-Year Plans (1956-1961)
u r excellent teacher.. "jo so gye h jaag ke sunno" i laugh on it
  1. want to be startin anses hoiag 2 but th Important News Articles Taking Delhi/Noida edition as the bas<e Page 1: It is CJI's right to allot cases: SC Page 1: Users own and control their data: Zuckerberg 12 World News: Zuckerberg gives evasive replies y has reve he # Page 12 World News: 'My own data was shared by Analytica' Page 3 North News: Rain forecast worries wheat farmers in Punjab and Haryana Page 4 West News: Protests against Ratnagiri refinery to gain steam Page 5 South News: Consent of bride inherent to Hindu marital law: SC Page 5 South News: Kerala Tourism to appoint 1,000 resource persons Page 5 South News: Hyderabad to tap rooftop solar potential Page 5 South News: Tirupati-Sri City has scope for huge investment: Naidu Page 6 Nation News: Centre for relook at Haj bar on disabled Page 6 Nation News: 99% of MGNREGA wages remain unpaid, hink h fferent et two bo a pu Ivi rk and t stay Page 7 Nation News: 'Armed forces will buy the products they need' Page 7 Nation News: Focus will be on tie-ups: DRDO chief achn Page 7 Nation News: New fund for defence enterprises

  2. but th Important News Articles Taking Delhi/Noida edition as the bas<e Page 10 News: Aadhaar linkage will protect people: UIDAI Page 11 News: SC seeks Shah Jahan's 'signature' in Taj case y has pPage 11 News: Cattle Rules: Course Correction reve he * Page 11 News: Maneka, Ministry at odds over nutrient packets Page 13 Business News: 'Petroleum, Finance Ministers can award hydrocarbon blocks' Page 13 Business News: 'Centre should make serious corrections in AI's sale terms' Page 14 Business News: 'Digital transformation to add $154 billion to India's GDP" hink h fferent et two bo a pu rk and t stay have

  3. want to he start Page 6 Nation News: 99% of MGN REGA wages remain unpaid, t th 99% of MGNREGA wages remained unpaid in April 2018, as per the findings ofthe NREGA Sangharsh Morcha that tracks the implementation of the rural emplovment guarantee law Rude shocks faced bv MGNREGA workers: ame pStagnant wage rates he . Unpaid wages . 99% of the Fund Transfer Orders (FTO) for MGNREGA wage payments remain unprocessed which were sent to the Public Finance Management. The bulk of FTOs of the last two months are also yet to be processed (86% of the FTOs of March and 64% of the FTOs of February) nt It claimed that while the Centre introduced the National Electronic Fund Management System (NEFMS) in January 2016 purportedly to streamline the process of MGNREGA payments, the system has only tightened the (Rural Development) Ministry's leash over funds FTOs processing are routinely withheld "* ck e nd tay Also, in NEFMS, States are no longer able to make payments to workers from their revolving funds to tide over delays in release of funds by the Ministry Revolving Fund: Account established to finance a continuing cycle of operations through amounts received, such as a working capital fund

  4. want to he start Page 6 Nation News: 99% of MGN REGA wages remain unpaid, The release contended that in 2017, the government froze the processing of FTOs worth over Rs. 3,000 crore due to lack of MGNREGA funds. The release added, the situation of long and unpredictable delays in MGNREGA wage payments continues despite the ongoing PIL filed by Swaraj Abhiyan in which the SC has instructed the re overnment to ensure that workers are paid within 15 days of doing work. Question: Critically analyse the functioning of MGNREGA. [200 Words] ar s h nt LI ck e nd tay that

  5. want to he start Page 6 Nation News: Olive ridleys start hatching at Rushikulya s thh Sporadic hatching of olive ridley eggs has started at the mass nesting site at Rushikulya rookery coast in Ganjam district of Odisha . The much awaited mass hatching of Olive Ridley turtles has started and the baby turtles are emerging from sandy pits and then crawling sea-ward near the mouth of river Rushikulya off me Ganjam coast. re hHatching also begun at four artificial hatcheries in the region. Eggs from areas beyond the mass nesting site were collected and incubated at these hatcheries. . This year 4,45,091 mother olive ridleys laid their eggs during the 7-day-long mass nesting. The mass hatching was delayed due to summer drizzles during the past few days which lengthened the incubation period from the usual 45 days. Buried under the sand, the eggs use ambient heat of the beach for incubation. Rainfall reduced the temperature of the eggs in the nests. o As mass hatching is again expected to start in the next few days, the forest department has begun ui the process to document the phenomenon by opening a centre at Gokhakuda. CCTVs have been * This year, no tourist or outsider would be allowed to step into the six to 7 kms long mass nesting . 3 special barricaded zones have been constructed for visitors at Bateswar, Podampeta and installed to check human intervention during the hatching process nd tay coast. Gokhakuda. Use of mobile phones by visitors has also been banned.

  6. to Page 7 Nation News: Focus will be on tie-ups: DRDO chief a th The Defence Research and Development Organisation is celebrating its diamond jubilee celebrations DRDO chairman explains the organisation's plan to meet the challenges and requirements of the p developing field. Excerpts: DRDO has been involved in research in three ways. Doing research on our own, aiding research and joint research. Academic institutions like the IIT are experts in theory. To meet targeted oriented research, DRDO has revised its way of supporting these academic institutions. Earlier, it has given small grants to many institutions and now it is focusing on a few, but bigger grants so that the target can be achieved for the complete product. re he lay . The DRDO had set up labs across the country to look for solutions for specific requirements for the u sector. But, over the years, has DRDO felt any need for more labs to cater to research in any developing field. nd Recent collaborations with academic institutions: Setting up the Centre of Propulsion Technology (CoPT) in IIT Bombay and IIT Madras. It has also joined hands with IIT Delhi and Jadavpur University It is planning to collaborate with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru. oid

  7. to Page 7 Nation News: 'Armed forces will buy the products thev need' a th India's armed forces could not be forced to buy more domestically produced military equipment if it did not meet their needs: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said: Defence production capabilities should meet international standards and be export worthy. re he lay Ultimately, it is the final call of the three forces (The Army, Navy or Air Force) on the combination of equipment that they need, for them to be able to perform at their best and be prepared at all times . The government would finalise the Defence Production Policy soon and a consultation process was currently under way, Based on consultation with various stakeholders from industry, professional groups, academia and individuals and with other Ministries, the policy will be placed before the government for approval o Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra said the Request For Information (RFI) for procuring 0 fighter aircraft was not a return of the scrapped Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) project. "I don't think this is a re-run. This is a fresh RFI," he said. oid The Union government had scrapped the MMRCA tender after ordering 36 Rafale fighters from France in flyaway condition

  8. to Page 7 Nation News: Focus will be on tie-ups: DRDO chief (contd. a th The P. Rama Rao Committee has recommended against the DRDO setting up more labs. But, without setting up more labs, it is expanding its horizons as and when it feels. DRDO chief asserted: The attrition rate is only .5% and there are normal retirements. he DRDO functions are on a par with the functions of the other research organisations in other parts of the world lay Its aim and determination have always been to meet the deadlines and DRDO has been taking every possible effort to deliver on time. 1 nd oid

  9. want to be startin anses hoiag 2 IS bat th Page 7 Nation News: New fund for defence enterprises The Indian government is planning to set up a new fund for small and medium defence enterprises Ajav Kumar, Defence Production Secretarv said: mo - It will be a dedicated Defence and Aerospace SME fund re he The fund will be registered with SEBI and minority stake can be taken up by investors laye The fund will help channelise investments to the two defence corridors, in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu pe an ent Meanwhile, the Adani Group said it was setting up a new facility to manufacture composite aerostructures for Hermes 900, a tactical medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle nd stay (UAV) system, in Hyderabad 90 EHERMES 900

  10. to Page 10 News: Aadhaar linkage will protect people: UIDAI UIDAI has told the SC that Aadhaar linkage seeks to protect people from crime. Appearing before a Constitution Bench led by CJI Misra, the UIDAI countered the allegation raised by petitioners re The petition highlighted that insistence on Aadhaar stigmatises people and creates a feeling among Ihethe public that all are under the government's scanner for financial fraud, terrorism and tax lay evasion Justice D.Y. Chandrachud questioned the "proportionality" of subjecting the entire population . to the "level of intrusion" caused by Aadhaar linkage. He said such levels of intrusion may be justified in combating terrorism or in a case of national security, but asked why the public should be subjected to such intrusion of their privacy only to prevent any chances of tax evasion UIDAI ASG Mr. Mehta said: When a measure is uniformly applied, it does not mean that everyone is guilty. Administrative nd measures do not mean individualised suspicion oid The court was right that the govt. should not intrude into the privacy of the entire population merely to weed out a few crores, but when tax evasions amount to Rs. 33,000 crore, it is a serious

  11. to Page 11 News: SC seeks Shah Jahan's 'signature' in Taj case a th . When the waqf board counsel told the court that Shah Jahan had himself declared it a waqf . The SC has asked the UP Sunni Waqf Board to show documents signed by Mughal emperor Shah heA Bench headed by CJI Misra, asked the board counsel to show it documents to substantiate that property, the Bench asked the board to show it the original deed executed by the Mughal emperor. Jahan to prove its claim that it owns the iconic Taj Mahal p re lay Shah Jahan, who had built the Taj Mahal in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal in 1631, had Wagfnama is a deed through which a person expresses intention to donate a property or . The court was hearing a 2010 appeal filed by the Archaeological Survey of India over the executed a 'waqfnama' in favour of the board. e an land for charitable purposes or wagf. ownership of the historic monument against the waqf board's decision to declare the Taj Mahal as nu its property. . The Bench also asked counsel how Shah Jahan could sign a document when he was imprisoned by is son Aurangzeb at the Agra Fort in 1658. Shah Jahan died in 1666 in the fort itself. .It told counsel that the 17th century monument and other heritage structures were taken over by the oid Brtish after the Mughal rule. After India's independence, the monuments came under the Government of India.

  12. to Page 11 News: Maneka, Ministry at odds over nutrient packets. [Minister Versus Ministry Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi finds herself at odds with her a th Ministry officials over the issue of food for anganwadi beneficiaries. While Ms. Gandhi wants"energy-dense, factory-made" nutrient packets as take-home ration fo pregnant women and lactating mothers as well as children between the age of 6 months and 3 . pyears, the Ministry is in favour of "sourcing food items such as dalia and khichdi, prepared with re locally available ingredients, from self-help groups As a result, two different draft nutrition guidelines were prepared, one by Ms. Gandhi and another by her Ministry, ahead of a meeting of the Nutrition Advisory Technical Board at NITI Aayog Arguments were made that complying with Ms. Gandhi's recommendations would imply a move towards "centralisation and corporatisation of anganwadi food". lay Maneka Gandhi suggested: . 30 packets for a month can be dispatched to a beneficiary through the postal department The daily allocation of Rs. 8 (for children between 6 months and 3 years) should be spent on nutrition and not on generating livelihood for women of SHGs. (The Supplementary Nutrition Rules, 2017, mandate engagement of self-help groups). nd As per the government's Supplementary Nutrition Programme, take-home ration is distributed oid to pregnant women, lactating mothers and children between the age of 6 months and 3 years, while children between 3 and 6 years get hot, cooked meals.

  13. to Page 13 Business News: Petroleum, Finance Ministers can award hydrocarbon blocks' a th With two major domestic carriers IndiGo and Jet Airways pulling out of the race for Air India and the Tata Group reported to be disinclined to bid, there is a growing chorus for "serious corrections'" to the terms of sale laid out by the government p . Key Challenges Huge Rs. 33,000-crore debt burden, which needs to be written off completely Government stake of 24%, which could be reduced to just a single golden share Full transfer of Air India staff. Other challenges include: the requirement from the bidder to operate Air India at arm's length a from its other businesses, mandatory IPO and freezing bidder's shareholding structure at Eo stage. re he lay k h Kapil Kaul of the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) said: Liberalising conditions on retaining the brand and employees could possibly entice Jet and nd IndiGo to reconsider their decision. "No one will invest billions in Air India and face union disruptions and unexpected costs without firm commitment from the government." The Centre's deadline of completing the transaction by the end of the year was also unrealistic, given acquisitions take time. oid

  14. to Page 14 Business News: 'Digital transformation to add $154 billion to India's GDP a th Digital transformation will add an estimated $154 billion to India's GDP by 2021 and increase the growth rate by 1% every year, according to a joint study by Microsoft and IDC Asia Pacific. In 2017, about 4% of India's GDP was derived from digital products and services created through e Aa Pacific', stated. pdigital technologies, the report titled 'Unlocking the Economic Impact of Digital Transformation in lay nd oid

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