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14th April 2018 Part-2: Daily News Analysis
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Innovations for Defence Exports

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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why it's called as a round table conference ?
Monika mona
10 months ago
just because of round shape of table around that all members sitting around that to took discussion ....only this is the reason called round table conference...
99th constitutional amendment iska solution ho skta tha kya? judiciary ko moniter krne ki aavshykta hai to phir kese kiya ja skta hai. koi or independent commission bnakar jime rtd. GJI or experts include kr skte hai
Jatin bhai while dicussing the Parliamentary Secretary case (Delhi Govt.) at 11.29 (part-2) you made a statement: "is someone (mla/mps) becomes part of the Government, then he can't be a legislature". Bhai apni sarkar me to legislatives me se hi Exectuives chune jate he, bawjud iske wo wo legislaure ka hissa rahte he voting rights ke sath. Bhai gyan ka prakash dalo.
in UT Only 10% MLA can be the minister
In Delhi strength of COMs is fixed at 10% of strength of assembly
in Delhi only 10% of LA can b the ministers
  1. want to be startin anses hoiag 2 but thh Important News Articles Taking Delhi/Noida edition as the bas<e Page 1: Kathua murder hits J&K politics, 2 BJP Ministers quit Page 1: PM promises justice in Kathua, Unnao cases Page 1: Sharif can't fight polls: Pak. SC y has reve he # Page 1: Apex court to examine roster plea Page 1: Office-of-profit case: EC to hear AAP MLAs on May 17 Page 5 Nation News: Startups will be the game changer Page 5 Nation News: Ukraine eyes Defence Corridors Page 5 Nation News: Seven MoUs signed with Russian OEMs Page 8 News: Karnataka poll date not leaked, says EC Page 9 News: Centre to seek death for rape of minors Page 12 Business News: Inter-ministerial group studying ecom issues News: North Indian reservoirs run dry as summer sets in News: FRDI Bill: Banks' loss is Postal dept.'s gain? News: Turtle with punk hairdo on endangered species list hink h causeb ferent et t a pu r and It stay. ed

  2. ante "O show the boss what Page 1: Apex court to examine roster plea. IGSM Paper-2: Accountability & Transparency: Judicial Reforms] a th The Supreme Court agreed to examine a petition filed by former union law minister Shanti . Bhushan to declare that the authority of the Chief Justice of India as 'master of roster' should not be reduced to an absolute, singular and arbitrary power. eA Bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan asked Attorney-General K.K. Venugopal to eassist the court and posted the next hearing for April 27. The Bench will hear the petition despite two separate judgments by the Supreme Court in November 2017 and April 9, 2018 upholding the Chief Justice of India's complete administrative authority to allocate cases and constitute Benches Both judgments were pronounced by Benches led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. The April 9 verdict called the CJI an "institution in himself" . In his petition, Mr. Bhushan said such "absolute discretion" cannot be confined in just one man, the Chief Justice of India nd . Senior advocate, for Mr. Bhushan, referred to the Judges case of 1998 to argue that the Supreme Court itself has interpreted the term 'Chief Justice of India' to mean the entire Collegium for the urposes of appointments and transfers of iudges oid

  3. ante "O show the boss what a th It was argued that certain "sensitive" cases were allocated to Benches as per the special order of the CJI. It is the allocation of these core cases that require the collective attention of the Collegium and they should not be left to the "absolute discretion" of the CJI. "Be he ever so high, he is not above the law. Why is it that certain matters are presented before , certain judges. There are instances in the past, and unfortunately, there will be hundreds to come. re he Justice Sikri observed it was "not feasible" for the Supreme Court Collegium of the Chief Justice of India and his four senior most to convene two or three times every week to allocate 'sensitive' cases among various judges. Justice Bhushan told Mr. Dave that "what may be sensitive' for you may not be sensitive for the Supreme Court" To Mr. Dave replied, "But if My Lord remembers, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar had said the CJI may also be a man of many failings". Justice Sikri said, "prima facie, I dont think the Collegium should be treated as the Chief Justice of India." Both judges said a procedure for allocation of cases to judges is an "in-house" affair. The judges nd themselves should evolve a self-governing mechanism. "Is this issue even justiciable?" Justice Sik ri oid asked Mr. Dave at one point. is week that

  4. rantedto show the hons wha But senior advocate Kapil Sibal rose to answer, saying, "If you do not desire a procedure to be evolved (for transparent allocation of sensitive cases) public faith will be lost. You say you cannot decide the question judicially and you also say you will not do it administratively. This is unacceptable" Mr. Sibal added, "We are troubled. This is painful. We are not against any individual, but the way it a th re Supreme Court is being handled today. We respect the institution and do not want to attribute any he motives. Mr. Sibal said four Supreme Court judges had highlighted the issue of selective allocation of cases to preferred Benches in a press conference on January 12 Mr. Dave said the April 9 judgment declared the Supreme Court as an "independent safeguard" of democracy. "We are now saying that the safeguard is compromised" In his petition, Mr. Bhushan asked the Supreme Court to "clarify the administrative authority of the u Chief Justice of India as the master of roster and for the laying down of the procedure and principles to be followed in preparing the roster for allocation of cases" "Master of roster cannot be unguided and unbridled discretionary power, exercised arbitrarily by the Chief Justice of India by hand-picking benches of select Judges or by assigning cases to particular judges," the petition said. "The collective opinion of a collegium of senior judges is much safer than the opinion of the Chief Justice alone." nd oid

  5. ante "O show the boss what Page 1: Office-of-profit case: EC to hear AAP MLAs on May 17 a th Pursuant to a Delhi High Court order setting aside the disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs last month, the EC will on May 17 resume an "oral hearing" on office-of-profit allegation. The commission had issued instructions to the AAP legislators to appear, either in person or through authorised legal representatives. . On March 23, the High Court had quashed the notification issued by President Ram Nath Kovind, on a recommendation from the EC, to disqualify the MLAs. A Bench referred the issue back to the EC, stating that the commission's recommendation dated January 19 was vitiated because of the failure to give the legislators an oral hearing or opportunity to address their argument on merits. The MLAs had submitted before the Court that the EC recommendation was in "complete violation of natural justice" as they were not given the opportunity to properly explain their stand before the Commission. Parliamentary Secretaries in the Delhi government in March 2015. that they were not made with the Delhi L nd . The AAP MLAs have been accused of holding offices of profit as they were appointed oid In September 2016, the Delhi High Court had set aside their appointment on the grounds Governor's approval.

  6. ante "O show the boss what Page 5 Nation News: Startups will be the game changer Defence Production Secretarv said: Indian start-up companies will be the game changer for the defence sector, and the government is a th looking to expedite the procurement process of defence equipment through various means. .pl . The defence procurement process is working at one of its fastest ever (pace) and 105% of the he Budget allotment last year, is already spent. re In the new system, the process is very streamlined. Some of the time-consuming processes have been reduced. The total time from conception of project to contract award has been reduced to two-thirds. Weekly timelines have been given The govt. is trying to move to PSU and private sector oriented system. This will create a balance between the two. Big private companies are resorting to the method of start-ups to encourage innovation. Start-ups u have a very important role in the future if we have to move from an era of transfer of technology to an era of innovation. That is why the process is initiated to link start-ups to the defence sector. The IDEX is an initiative for that. The pace will quicken using different methods. The defence sector has already started working with CODISSIA (in Coimbatore) for the IDEX oid scheme. The implementation has started in one place. There is tremendous response to the whole idea of IDEX that

  7. ante "O show the boss what IDEX (Innovations for Defence Excellence) (contd. at thh One of the very interesting features of IDEX is that if you are a start-up and you have come up with a new technology idea, the government realises if this is of strategic "l see startups and innovation as exciting and effective te importance, other countries might want to technology buy you out. It is provided that if the govt. wants to use this, it will have the first right to buy, but at market price. So the incentive is that they get market price and their interest is protected. e ar instruments for India's transformation." k h Citing the example of Israel & US, the Shri Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India Defence Production Secretary said that "ISRO model" and "the start-up model" are very Successful as Silicon Valley is scouting for start-ups. India can do the same. and There is plenty of land available with defence PSUs, OFB (Ordnance Factories Board), State governments, private industries, which can be used to bring investment. fes thhat par een th

  8. ante "O show the boss what Page 5 Nation News: Ukraine eyes Defence Corridors Ukraine is keen to be a part of two Defence Corridors proposed by the Defence Ministry. The country also had discussions with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for manufacturing defence equipment in India Talks were held between Ukroboronprom director-general and Indian officials for . he A joint cooperation programme and modernisation of India's military equipment Bringing new battle tanks - Upgrading the Antonov aircraft Joint production of the new Antonov 178 in India. Also, cooperation in the Navy was discussed, including cooperation for development and modernisations of dockyards in India It was said that Ukraine would be able to substitute some of the Russian equipment that India uses at a cheaper price. * nd In the last decade. Ukraine defence exports to India was $2 billion. oid that

  9. Poland Belarus Russia Ukraine Kazakhstarn mo Moldova re Romania he Caspian Sea Albania Bulgaria Black Sea Uzbekistan Georgia Kyrgyzstan k h Macedonia Azerbaijan Arm nia Turkmenistan Greece Turkey Tajrista China Mediterranean Sea Syria Iraq Iran Afghanistan nd oid that

  10. want to be startin anses hoiag 2 ut th Pag 5 Nation News: Seven MoUs signed with Russian OEMs . Seven MoUs were signed at the Defence Expo 2018 by Indian private companies and Russian original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to manufacture and develop spares and sub-assemblies re The delegations from the two sides deliberated on the need to improve after-sales support of* They also deliberated on facilitating domestic manufacturing of identified spare parts through of identified Russian-origin platforms in use by the Indian armed forces. Russian-origin platforms being used by the Indian forces collaborations between Indian vendors and Russian OEMs e ar ik h ent cke stay

  11. to Page 9 News: Centre to seek death for rape of minors at th Following the uproar over the gang rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said that the govt, would try to Under the POCSO Act 2012, which deals with sexual crimes against minors, the maximum However, senior SC lawyer said: "The comments show bankruptcy, complete abdication of any In Kathua and Unnao, the issues were that on the one hand, there are people in positions of in any positive way to complaints from women from marginalised and vulnerable sections of FIRs are not being registered, trials are being obstructed. Questioning the conviction by the amend the POCSO Act to ensure the death penalty for rape of minors under 12 vears of age r punishment is life imprisonment. responsibility and shows that they are happv to pav lip service. e ar ent power who are able to skirt the entire legal system, while the legal machinery doesn't respond* society. govt, the senior lawyer said that the state's responsibility is to assist the victims and not mislead the country marded that

  12. ant teo the to News: North Indian reservoirs run dry as summer sets in . North India saw good rains last week, but its reservoirs are precariously deficit. . The storage during the current year is less than the corresponding period of last year and is also at th less than the average storage of the last 10 years during the corresponding period. eThe northern region includes Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan. There are six reservoirs under Central Water Commission (CWC)monitoring, having a total live storage capacity of 18.01 BCM (billion cubic metres) he Poor pre-monsoon rain last month contributed to the water shortage. According to figures from the e India Meteorological Department (IMD), north-west India, which normally gets 5.9 cm of rain from March 1 to April 12, got only 3.4 cm (a 42% decline). ent . The water shortage in reservoirs is a national problem,. . According to data from CWC: Storage in 91 major reservoirs for the week ending on April 12, 2018 was 25% of current total storage capacity and was 84% of the storage of the corresponding period of last year and 90% of storage of the average of last ten years. marded that

  13. News: Turtle with punk hairdo on endangered species list Boasting a green, punk hairdo and the unusual ability to breathe through its backside, an Australian turtle has become famous overnight, but not only for its eccentricity Unfortunately, just as many people are discovering the Mary River Turtle's re taising traits, it has become the latest creature to join the "EDGE of Existence" list of endangered species compiled by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). The species is known to scientists as Elusor macrurus. It can breathe underwater through specialised glands. e ar k h ent This turtle is able to spend up to three days underwater without coming up for air. The Mary River Turtle spends so much time submerged underwater that some individuals become . According to Australia's department of the environment, the Mary River Turtle's rapid decline "They have specialised organs in their cloaca which process oxygen from the surrounding water." . covered in algae, and can end up with some pretty impressive bright green hairstyles. was sparked by its popularity as a house pet in the 1970s and 80s, known then as the "Penny Turtle". The creature was only recognised and listed as a distinct species in 1994. Destruction of the creatures' natural habitat through the building of dams, as well as the collection of its eggs for the pet trade, piled on the survival pressure. Is whew

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