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15th February 2017: 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 - Budgetary allocation to Environment ministry and ban on FDI in tobacco.

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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sir in last question answer is coming 0.48000000....... by solving... and you told .480101.... so answer should be 0.48??
Ashish gupta
5 months ago
sir doubt cleared in next video . thanks for this great course.
Sir, Unacademy app is not available in iOS App store. Btw thank you for all your efforts.!!
Deepanshu Singh
3 years ago
We are working on the iOS app right now, presently its only available on the android platform.
Sir how i download video from this site? While i try to download, it give only audio...
Ankit P. Gohil
3 years ago
Sir, Thanks again for your efforts!!
Neha Yadav
3 years ago
Deepanshu sir plz help me....In which medium should I give UPSC exam...I m English medium graduate...But I think my English is not good
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Pranshu Gupta
3 years ago
Hello Sir, I really like the lessons you impart with your knowledge.Few suggestions that we think are applicable enough. 1.We would like the detailed summary of each NCERTs class and subject wise. 2.We would appreciate if MCQs are given for each NCERTs class and subject wise.This would help to test ourselves. 3.Please mark out the non important parts from NCERTS 6-12 as most of the things have to be related back to the syllabus which takes up a lot of time. Thank you, Your dedicated viewer.
PG
Pranshu Gupta
3 years ago
Hello Sir, I really like the lessons you impart with your knowledge.Few suggestions that we think are applicable enough. 1.We would like the detailed summary of each NCERTs class and subject wise. 2.We would appreciate if MCQs are given for each NCERTs class and subject wise.This would help to test ourselves. 3.Please mark out the non important parts from NCERTS 6-12 as most of the things have to be related back to the syllabus which takes up a lot of time. Thank you, Your dedicated viewer.
PG
Pranshu Gupta
3 years ago
Hello Sir, I really like the lessons you impart with your knowledge.Few suggestions that we think are applicable enough. 1.We would like the detailed summary of each NCERTs class and subject wise. 2.We would appreciate if MCQs are given for each NCERTs class and subject wise.This would help to test ourselves. 3.Please mark out the non important parts from NCERTS 6-12 as most of the things have to be related back to the syllabus which takes up a lot of time. Thank you, Your dedicated viewer.
Parna Gayen
3 years ago
sir have you posted daily summery of 16 th February????
Parna Gayen
3 years ago
Sir have you posted the daily summary of 16 th Feb 2017??? I am unable to find it out.
Parna Gayen
3 years ago
Have you posted the daily summary of February 16??? I am unable to find it.
Siddhartha Singh
3 years ago
Sir please make video on economic survey in Hindi...
Boss ,can we not download these videos??
Boss,can we not download these videos???
Bhagyesh Bhosale
3 years ago
Hi sir....why have not you posted the daily summary , editorial analysis and expected MCQ lecture of 16th and 17th Feb 2017????.....waiting for your lectures....
Bhagyesh Bhosale
3 years ago
i really like your lectures and appreciate your Hard efforts for making me a focused aspirant of UPSC....
Prashant Mohan
3 years ago
Sir desperately waiting for 16th&17th Feb The hindu analysis video ...
Mahendra sharma
3 years ago
16 feb daily summery nhi ayi depenshu g
sir actually i have some network related issues so i download your videos from youtube and then i watch them offline but unfortunately i am not able to find most of your videos, for example 1st dec ca mcqs etc. , on youtube. Please guide me how to open your videos available on unacademy website on youtube OR guide me how to download tem directly from unacademy website.
Hey can u tell me how to download these videos???
Aditya Kumar
3 years ago
Respected sir why you dropped editorial analysis of hinu. it helps lot specially in tough and cumbersome editorial which are not abbe to comprehened .
PG
Pranshu Gupta
3 years ago
Hello Sir, I really like the lessons you impart with your knowledge.Few suggestions that we think are applicable enough. 1.We would like the detailed summary of each NCERTs class and subject wise. 2.We would appreciate if MCQs are given for each NCERTs class and subject wise.This would help to test ourselves. 3.Please mark out the non important parts from NCERTS 6-12 as most of the things have to be related back to the syllabus which takes up a lot of time. Thank you, Your dedicated viewer.
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Hello sir, iam unable to find further updation of daily summary, editorial analysis after 15 feb. why is it so? please update them , eagerly waiting for them
Sir I had installed the old app using APK file in Jan ..should I reinstall new app or both r the same?
Vineet Kumar
3 years ago
You should install or update that app.
Navya K
3 years ago
old is more better i feel
Navya K
3 years ago
Older*
Vineet Kumar
3 years ago
Yup! You are right, new version is not so good.
Deepanshu Singh: One genuine request from a " regular follower ". The content of your lectures are " highly enriched in quality " and can be termed " perfect analysis " but one regular issue I face with you series is "Fluency ". For normal pronunciation of a sentence, you take unnecessary halts/pauses, which disrupts the rhythm. Sometimes it's very annoying to listen and I suddenly " Switch mode to slide view ". Request you to pls consider this submission which may make the lesson more valuable and impactful. Thanks for working hard and investing your valuable time for framing the course daily. We are highly obliged and thankful for your efforts.
my question is regarding the editorial "the ecological balance sheet" can anybody tell.me that this article is good from mains point if view but what sort of question can be asked in prelims .....with regarding to this particular article???
  1. EDITORIAL ANALYSIS OF NEWSPAPERS IN LESSTHAN 10 MINUTES Presented B 201 chrome


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  3. QUESTION FOR ANSWER WRITING PRACTICE . To what extent, Geography has helped the peninsular states in India to enable them to grow faster and advanced more rapidly economically?Discuss. [Course] February 2017- Editorial Analysis of The Hindu and Other Major Newspapers / Test preparation UPSCIAS general-awareness The Hindu and Other Major w..ompleted deepanshu.n.singh Pinned Topics unacademy.com Unsceleny 201 Newspapers. The course will bring you in-depth analysis of Important editor norm leadng newspapers like The Hindu Indian Express Livemint etc which are relevant for Government examinations. These will help you in your Mains as wels as prelims preparation PReply


  4. EDITORIALS COVERED IN TODAY'S LESSON THE HINDU o THE ECOLOGICAL BALANCE-SHEET o SHARPENING THE FIGHT AGAINST TOBACCO


  5. TH: SHARPENING THE FIGHT AGAINST TOBACCo Gs-1/2 o Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the tobacco sector o Although India banned FDI in tobacco manufacturing in 2010, foreign tobacco companies are allowed to invest through technology collaboration, licensing agreements and by forming a trading company o the Commerce Ministry sent a note to the Cabinet proposing a blanket ban on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the tobacco sector, which is opposed by NITI Aavog! ( But Why now? the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) as the reason for this step As per this convention, India is under an obligation to reduce high consumption of tobacco products which pose a grave public health danger.) This proposal as expected has not gone down well with major manufacturers Philip Morris International (PMI), keen to maintain a foothold in the $11 billion Indian tobacco market, has written letters to the Commerce Minister and to NITI Aarog arguing that such a ban would be discriminatory, and protectionist'. o Possibility of a challenge under India's bilateral investment treaties (BITs) similar cases in Australia and Uruguay. o Though PMI cannot bring a BIT case against India because there is no India-U.S. BIT, its Swiss affiliate could surely bring a claim under the India-Switzerland BIT, which protects not just direct investment but also shares, stocks and other torms of participation in a company. o The reported termination of this BIT by India will not impact any such claim because the treaty contains a survival clause promising protection to existing foreign investment for the next 10 to 15 years.


  6. o Suggested Alternative measures o One such measure is adopting plain packaging regulation. This is better than banning FDI completely for two reasons: one, while the FCTC does not contain any provision on banning FDI as a means to reduce tobacco consumption. it specifically talks about countries adopting packaging and labelling requirements to create better awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco consumption India would be on a much stronger legal wicket in defending it than defending a complete ban on FDI o Second, we are unsure how prohibiting FDI through licensing arrangements, etc. would help reduce tobacco consumption. Domestic players could occupy the market freed up by foreign players. Also, did banning FDI in tobacco manufacturing in 2010 result in reduced tobacco consumption? On the other hand, studies from Australia show that smoking rates plunged by 12.2% after plain packaging regulations were introduced. o The plain packaging regulation still remains a pipe dream despite repeated attempts and bills (COTPA etc.) Another effective measure is to increase taxes on tobacco products Though they have increased over the years, some studies argue that overall taxes on cigarettes in India are still low relative to other countries What about bids? have often been exempted from increase in excise taxes despite being the most commonly used tobacco in India.The 2017-18 Budget has only marginally increased the excise duty on handmade bidis, from Rs. 21 to Rs. 28 per thousand. Also, we need a strong willed Government without vested interests that does not drag its feet when it comes to adopting tobacco regulations as it happened in the case of implementation of the 85% pictorial warning requirement on cigarette packets? This notification was finally implemented from April 1, 2016 after the Supreme Court's intervention


  7. TH: THE ECOLOGICAL BALANCE-SHEET Gs-3 o The Union Budget allocated Rs. 2,675.42 crore to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), an apparent increase by 18.88% from last year. But the finer details present a worrying scenario The udgetary approach appears to be as fragmented and flawed as the legal approach: Environmental issues though interconnected (Forest management, Resource conservation, Pollution control, Wildlife protection) are treated in isolation with attention paid only at the macro-level. o Good measures are countered by lax regulation in other sectors such as energy and large industries- Allocating funds won't help until there are corresponding measures to boost alternative energy sources, curbs on polluting industries and vehicles and adopting sustainable development approaches Concerns Funding for renewable energy forms, solar use in rural areas, etc. has been reduced. o The pluses of additional funding have been offset by paltry efforts at consolidating environmental conservation. o Budgetary Allocation is inadequate- a measly sum of 40 crore and 74.30 crore have been allocated to the Climate Change Action Plan and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), it's the same with other environmental bodies. ambitious projects like Project Tiger having the budget slashed by 30 crore and Project Elephant receiving a marginal boost of 2.5 crore. There has been superficial renaming of 'Clean Energy Cess' levied on coal, lignite and peat as 'Clean Environment Cess, with an increase in the rate of levy to 400 per tonne.


  8. Under-utilisation of funds:> The rise and slump in allocations have been perplexing as they do not appear to have beern based on receipts and expenditures of the preceding financial year. In 2015, the total budget for the Ministry was reduced by 25% to 1,681.60 crore, only to be increased to 2,327 crore the following year. Centrally sponsored schemes have also experienced similar ups and downs with Project Tiger witnessing a slash of 15% in 2015, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has been allotted an arbitrary sum of 8.15 crore. The expenditure budget for the MoEFCC reveals that under the Centrally sponsored schemes transfers made to the States and the Union Territories remain grossly under-utilised For instance, Project Tiger has barely managed to utilise half the funds allocated to it, same with State projects as well. o Priorities and problems There is need to address the problems of disappearing wildlife, increasing conflicts, deterioration of ecology and habitat destruction For this, scientific, sustained and intensive measures of conservation are required A small step in this regard would be to acknowledge the role of the environment in budgetary allocations and ensure rational dedication of funds A de o Despite various hardships being faced due to deteriorating environment and various Conventions signed taking pledge to protect environment, even today, the seriousness about the Environment seems lacking. Underutilization of funds further shows that there is slack in working towards environment and related policies