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DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS from THE HINDU 13thJuly 2017 By JATIN VERMA Educator Unacademy For Daily The Hindu News & Editorial analysis- Visit my Unacademy profile- www.unacademy.com/user/studiousjatin
Page 10: S.C. asks Election Commissi Page 10: S.C.asks Election Commission to consider life ban on convicts [GS: Mains Paper-2: Polity & Governance Representation of Peoples' Act; Electoral Reforms] . The Supreme Court questioned the Election Commission's silence on a plea for a permanent ban on convicted legislators, in place of the prevalent six-year bar. . A Bench led by Justice Ranjan Gogoi wondered why a constitutional authority should feel constrained to present its views on the issue before the Supreme Court The Bench compared the politician to a civil servant.: A civil servant could be banished from service for life, but a politician was allowed to make a comeback after serving his sentence and the subsequent six-year ban period prescribed under the Representation of the People Act. ''Why not a life-long ban for them [lawmakers," the court asked. . Counsel for the Election Commission said it was not within its powers to legislate. That was in the Parliament's domain. "We are not competent authority,"
PAGE 7of the Hindu Dated 2l March 2017: Poll panel had supported life time ban Norm at present Term of imprisonment plus 6 years. orm at present: Term of imprisonment plus 6 years. The ECI proposal for electoral reforms includes - Decriminalisation of politics. Making bribery a cognisable offence and Prohibition on Advertisements 48 hours before elections - Ban on paid news Maximum age criteria and minimum educational qualification needs amendments to the Constitution
Page 12:International News: China sends PLA unit to man overseas base. GS PAPER-2: Maritime security; International Relations] . China has dispatched People's Liberation Army (PLA) personnel to man its first overseas military base at Djibouti in the strategic Indian Ocean region, a move likely to spark concerns in the U.S. Ships carrying Chinese military to set up a support base in Djibouti, located in the Horn of Africa. The base will ensure China's performance of missions, such as escort- ing, peace-keeping and humanitarian aid in Africa and West Asia. It is the first such base being set up by China. The second base is coming up in Gwadar, Pakistan, which links up with China through the $50 billion China- Pakistan Economic Corridor. The base will also conduct overseas tasks, includin military cooperation, -joint exercises, -evacuating and protecting overseas Chinese and emergency rescue, as well as -jointly maintaining security of international strategic seaways. ng Chinese military to set up a support base in Djibouti located in the Horn of
. Djibouti base, which China says is more of a logistical and resting centre than a military base, was under construction since 201 China plans to increase the size of its marine corps from 20,000 to I lakh personnel for overseas deployment, including at Gwadar and Djibouti Red Soa YEM ERITREA Khor Angar ETHIOPIA .Balho Obock Gulf of Adden Tadjoura DJIBOUTI Yoboki Dikhil 4b66 Etad SOMALIA 20 40 k 20 4o m
International: China will downsize its 2.3 million-strong People's Liberation Army to under one million as the world's largest military effected its biggest troop reduction in history to bolster its navy and strategic missile forces, the official media reported. The massive troop reduction is part of the restructuring of the PLA and evenly proportion the army and other services. . The reform is based on China's strategic goals and security requirements. . In the past, the PLA focused on ground battle and homeland defence, which will un- dergo fundamental changes,
PAGE 13: Business News: Consumer Price Inflation slows to 1.54%, Index of Industrial Production at 1.72%, [G.S. Mains Paper-3: Indian Economy] Retail inflation slowed for the third straight month, largely driven by a l.17% contraction in food prices. Growth in the Index of Industrial Production (lIP) slowed for the second consecutive month, with consumer durables, production contracting by 4.55% in May, followingApril's 6.05% contraction. it is the outcome of demand and supply factors. Demand is subdued and supply is buoyant. That is why there is a sharp downward trend." In the IIP, mining and quarrying witnessed a sharp slowdown in May, contracting 0.89% from a growth of 3.23% in April. Manufacturing activity also slowed to 1.21% from 2.35%.The subdued growth in manufacturing is worrying as some of the major sectors like capital goods, automobiles and textiles have shown de-growth,
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Cabinet Nod for Bangladesh int Interpretative Notes agreement. [G.S. Mains Paper-2: Bilateral Relations] . In a bid to boost bilateral investments between India and Bangladesh, the Cabinet gave its approval for the Joint Interpretative Notes (JIN) on the Agreement between both the nations for the Promotion and Protection of Investments. The JIN would impart clarity to the interpretation of the existing agreement between India and Bangladesh for the Promotion and Protection of Investments. . The JIN includes interpretative notes to be jointly adopted for many clauses, including: -the definition of inve -definition of investment, exclusion of taxation measures -Fair and Equitable Treatment, -National Treatment and -Most Favoured Nation treatment -Settlement of Disputes between an Investor-and a Contracting Party. stor,
. Joint Interpretative Statements, in general, play an important supplementary role in strengthening the investment treaty regime. Background: PM's 25th April Visit: Concerns of Sri Lankan Businessmen: The actual working experience of the FTA for the past 17 years. The actual working sperience of the FTA for the past 17 years. . A variety of Non Traiff Barriers have been resorted to, that make it difficult for Sri Lankans import licenses, restrictions on ports, times of the year they are allowed to use the ports, certification and quarantine times to transact with India.