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14th January, 2017: (Hindi) Editorial Analysis of The Hindu and other Newspapers
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Today's lesson covers the Editorials from The Hindu, Indian Express and Livemint. The topics discussed are- Education in India, Captive breeding and RBI's functioning and autonomy

Deepanshu Singh is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

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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  4. EDITORIALS COVERED IN TODAY'S LESSON The Hindu .The hyena has the last laugh Indian Express Put the onus on teachers - Reserved Bank of India

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  6. IE: PUT THE ONUS ON TEACHERS GS-2 Distressing state of Indian Education can be imagined via: o mass cheating in board exams. o High teacher-absence rates. o Falling learning achievement levels of school children. o District Information System on Education (DISE) data for 21 states reveals that: o Post implementation of RTE Act, number of public schools increased but also there is increase in their enrollment. o "tiny" public schools- A sorry state of public schools in India. "tiny" public schools - A sorry state of public schools in India. o School with a total enrollment of 20 or fewer students rose sharply. o In 2014-15, there are one lakh tiny public schools which had an average enrollment of only 12.7 students per school. Pupil-teacher ratio of only 6.7 students per teacher. Reason for Emptying and sick Public School? o High teacher absence rate of 25 per cent nationally. Low time-on-teaching (even when teachers are present in school). o Inability of education officials to take action on teachers. o As teachers have support of powerful union-Support of local MLA/MLC

  7. IE: PUT THE ONUS ON TEACHERS GS-2 o It is to be noted that salary of public school teachers is not low. As per the NUEPA study; o Average salary was Rs 4.8 lakh in 2014. o More than seven times the per capita income of India. o Cure for State of Indian Education: Increasing Accountability: o National Education Policy (NEP) needs to adopt "increase of accountability" Government can take lessons from other areas to increase accountability Per-student DBT funding: Giving per-student funding to the parents as voucher, instead of giving funding to the school directly. If teachers are not performing then parents have the option to withdraw their child and also taking the voucher to another schoo Way Forward-1 Recognizing publicly paid teachers in aided schools as holding an office of profit under the government. o Amendment to Article 171 (3c) of the Constitution will be required.-This will help to keep teachers focus on teaching and thus debarring them from contesting elections-17 per cent of all MLCs in the UP are teachers. 2) Election Commission should try to reduce the proportion of teachers in the official team manning polling booths during election time 3) NEP must steer the education system to improve children's outcome o 4) Implementation of DBT school voucher funding

  8. TH: THE HYENA HAS THE LAST LAUGH GS-3 o The wildlife conservation at Visakhapatnam's Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, where a striped hyena was born through captive breeding. What is captive breeding? o Captive breeding is the process of breeding animals in controlled environments within well-defined settings, such as wildlife reserves, zoos and other commercial and noncommercial conservation facilities. Sometimes the process includes the release of individual organisms to the wild, when there is sufficient natural habitat to support new individuals or when the threat to the species in the wild is lessened. o Benefits of Captive breeding programs- facilitate biodiversity and may save species from extinction. Release programs have the potential for diluting genetic diversity and fitness. Challenges-Captive breeding techniques are usually difficult to implement for highly mobile species such as migratory birds like cranes and fishes like Hilsa. Can also lead to alteration in Genetics, behavior changes, habitat loss, may affect mating preferences. o Success Stories- The De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre, established in South Africa in 1971, has a cheetah captive breeding program. (Between 1975 and 2005, 242 litters were born with a total of 785 cubs) In India- Mysore zoo- African Rhinos, Penguins, kangaroos, Ostrich, Tapirs, Black Swan etc. Vulture breeding centers, Pygmy Hog( WB), Olive ridley turtles, Chennai's Madras Crocodile Bank Trust & Centre for Herpetology has been breeding gharials ( Gavialis gangeticus), a fish-eating variety of crocodiles found in India 1. 2. 3.

  9. TH: THE HYENA HAS THE LAST LAUGH GS-3 o There are 7 regional programmes for the conservation of endangered species: Americas, Europe, Australasia, Africa Japan, South Asia: Conservation activities of South Asian Zoo Association for Regional Cooperation SAZARC, South East Asia: Conservation activities of South East Asian Zoos Association SEAZA o South Asian Zoo Association for Regional Cooperation- an organization for South Asian zoos and aquariums. SAZARC was established on August 4, 2000 at the first meeting of South Asian Zoos, held at Central Zoo, Kathmandu, Nepal, initiated by the Zoo Outreach Organisation (ZOO). It became a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in 2004.[1] SAZARC is considered the sister organization of the South East Asian Zoos Association (SEAZA), the only other regional association of zoos in Asia. South Asian Zoo Association for Regional Cooperation Founding members Bangladesh India Nepal Pakistan 10 Sri Lanka Founded August 4. 2000 Regional not-for-profit organization ZOO South Asia Other members Type E Afghanistan (member since 2004)[ctaton needed Bhutan (member since 2010)[ctation needed Maldives[citation needed origins Area served Website www.zoore

  10. TH: THE HYENA HAS THE LAST LAUGH GS-3 Striped Hyenas-Striped hyenas or Hyana hyan, commonly found in the wild and bushy semi-arid pastoral lands of India, Central Asia, North and East Africa, West Asia and Turkey till two decades ago.- smallest of the true Hyenas-features prominently in Middle Eastern and Asian folklore. In some areas, its body parts are considered magical, and are used as charms or talismans Striped Hvenas-Striped hvenas or Haena b aena , a mammal of the Carnivora order and Hyaenidae family, were One of the three varieties of hyenas in the world, it is now just one step away from being endangered, two steps away from being critically endangered and three from being extinct in the wild going by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources' (IUCN) Red List published in 2016. o In India, they were mercilessly hunted down over the years for foraging into graves due to lack of a food source in their habitat. Conservation status Threatened EX) EW CR EN VU NT LC Near Threatened (luCN 3.1) Extinct Least Concern