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14th January, 2017: Daily Summary and Analysis of The Hindu
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Today's Hindu summary covers in-depth analysis of National, International and Business news with background information about articles linked to the syllabus of the examination. Also attempt practice question for today based on Prelims and post your answer in the comment section below

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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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ma'am overall excellent do continue
What does ken - betwa means.??? Whats the reason for naming it the same.???
3 years ago
Ken and Betwa are name of rivers. There are two dam projects which are to be constructed in these rivers in Madhya Pradesh
Paras Alreja
3 years ago
Ok... Thanx a lot sir..
3 years ago
you're welcome buddy (I'm an aspirant too) :)
Paras Alreja
3 years ago
Hehe... Stilll i am too young just 19 year old...for me everyone here is just like my sir or my big brother or sister...????????
Sir how is this possible that no. Of jobless would increase and unemployment would decrease.??? Plz explain
3 years ago
The number of umemployed would increase but the rate at which the number of unemployed increases in 2017 will be less than the rate at which number of umemployed increased in 2016
Paras Alreja
3 years ago
Ok... Thanx a lot
Sir could not get line..thanks to low base of (-)14.4% India's trade deficit narrowed point...please throw some light on this.

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  5. NATIONAL NEWS So what's the big deal about advancing the Budget, asks SC found nothing wrong in the government's move to advance the presentation of the Union Budget in Parliament by almost a month- PIL dismissed ound nothing wrongintheeBget, asks sc No provision of law is or provision of the Indian Constitution is violated here India's note ban has hit Nepal hard, says envoy . Nepal Rashtra Bank has asked the Reserve Bank of India to make some Nepal-specific rules to help the people hit by the note ban that it can do the needful for Nepali citizens if RBI could make some Nepal-specific rules. (link bilateral relations with Nepal- China- GS-2) Order on rooster fights is clear: SC run-up to Pongal/Sankranthi celebrations. .it has not completely stayed the State High Court ban on rooster fights but only modified the blanket power bestowed on inspection teams to barge into "any premises" and seize roosters primed for fights. . Link-Jalikattu)

  6. NATIONAL NEWS Kerala to join campaign for TB active case finding wads wthere there is a concentration of cases. . A line list of index cases have been taken in panchayats/wards where there is a concentration of cases. Health workers will go on house visits in these wards and look out for people with four symptoms- fever, persistent cough, loss of weight, and night sweating Sputum samples are collected from them for doing sputum microscopy and those with persistent cough are linked up with hospitals for an X-ray examination and Gene Xpert MTB/RIF assay in districts, a new diagnostic device for detecting TB as well as primary drug resistance in sputum specimens. Surviving drought: Kerala imposes curbs on water use imposed curbs on the use of water in reservoirs and stepped up the review and monitoring system at the district level. District Collectors have been directed to stop the release of water through canals for irrigation and keep a close tab on the water level in reservoir The storage position in the hydel projects across the State had dipped to 45 per cent of the total capacity . s. . Cost of Ken-Betwa project now goes up to Rs. 18,000 crore nearly double the estimate used by the National Board for Wildlife to accord clearances to the project last year Funding the project now is a hurdle re-evaluations of the cost of resettlement and rehabilitation of families resident in the area, and re-estimating the cost of the value of the forests that would be lost to the dam, as well as inflation, have led to the escalated costs . . .

  7. NATIONAL NEWS .Indian pepper may be a cancer fighter .chemical called Piperlongumine (PL), which has shown activity against many cancers including prostate, breast, lung, colon, lymphoma, leukaemia, primary brain tumours and gastric cancer. Using X-ray crystallography (READ) ' . Zakir Naik's NGO moves HC against ban . Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) on Friday moved the Delhi High Court challenging the immediate ban put on it by a Centre's notification under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) .It said the notification did not give any reasons and the decision was taken without any material to show any illegal activity

  8. INTERNATIONAL NEWS U.S. worried over Pak. Missiles Over the rising range and variety of Pakistan's missile capability and that the recent decision of the Obama administration to impose trade restrictions on seven Pakistan entities Shaheen-III, which has a range of 2,750 km. -its longest-range missile to date, tested for the first time in 2015, as a capability to strike the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the farthest Indian territory from its shores. The missile also has Israel in its range, along with several European countries something that the U.S. strategic community finds unnerving . . .Morocco bans production, sale of burga . an important step in the battle against religious extremism. The burga is not an item of clothing just like any other... it's an instrument of oppression, a horrific negation of women, an insult to half of humanity . Link- Women empowerment ds special treatment for Cuban migrants terminating the 22-year-old policy that has allowed Cubans who arrived on United States soil without visas to remain in the country and gain legal residency a finishing touch on Mr. Obama's efforts as President to end a half-century of hostility between the US, and Cuba and to establish normalized relations and diplomatic ties .

  9. INTERNATIONAL NEWS HRW world report 2017 The rise of populist leaders in USA and Europe pose a dangerous threat to human rights,according to this report. Reason: 1.Propaganda operations that denigrate legal standards directly challenge the laws and institutions 2.New leaders who reject universal rights 3.Trump's election ,which is a symbol of the politics of intolerance Few stats from the report Nation with Highest number of jailed persons:USA<2.3milion> Nation with 76% shortage of medicines,Venezuela Ethnic muslims facing human rights violation:Myanmar and the group is Rohingya Nation where more than 80% of population need humanitarian assistance:Yemen 6.1 million displaced in Syria and 4.8 millions are refugees. 10 year prison term for democracy activists Lu Gengsong and Chen Shuqing for subversion ondisplaced in Syia an

  10. BUSINESS NEWs umber of unemploved in India to climb: ILO World Employment and Social Outlook for 2017, with projections based on econometric modelling carried out in November 2016 the number of jobless will increase from 17.7 million in 2016 to 18 million by 2018 even though the country's unemployment rate is expected to go down from 3.5 per cent to 3.4 per cent in 2017. Global uncertainty and the lack of decent jobs are, among other factors, underpinning social unrest and migration in many parts of the world. A co-ordinated effort to provide fiscal stimulus and an increase in public investment that takes into account each country's fiscal space, would provide an immediate jump-start to the global economy and reduce global unemployment. . . . . . Southern Asia has created most of the new employment, with employment expanding by 13.4 million in 2016, NITI Aavog to soon set up panel on poverty line .a Task Force on Elimination of Poverty in India was set up by NITI Aayog on March 16, 2015 underpinned by population-driven labour force growth. needed an expert committee to look at poverty line as most states are not much in sync with each other. Trade deficit narrows narrowed to $10.36 billion in December 2016the lowest in the last three months Exports in December 2016 posted a 5.72% year-on-year growth to $23.88 billion thanks to a low base of (-) 14.40 % growth import volumes have been relatively stable, but a slowdown is likely in the coming months as gold imports and domestic demand weaken further. ecember .