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15th January, 2017: Daily Summary and Analysis of The Hindu
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Today's news 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

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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qstns no:5 why not option (d), explain cheyyan request
Hi Deepanshu , Thanks for providing editorial analysis of The Hindu. We know that you have to present the entire paper in 10 minutes but, request you to go bit Slow from your existing Speed as vernacular medium student find hard to catch up with it..
Irshad Ali
3 years ago
Make the speed slow from the setting option.
Niraj Pandey
3 years ago
Hi Ashish, You can also view this presentation slide wise from bottom right cornor.
3 years ago
The Group of 77 (G77) at the United Nations is a loose coalition of developing nations, designed to promote its members' collective economic interests and create an enhanced joint negotiating capacity in the United Nations.[1] There were 77 founding members of the organization, but by November 2013 the organization had since expanded to 134 member countries
hi deepanshu, i hv been following each n evry update on d site, bt recently i failed to operate d Unacademy discuss forum after several attempts . it sounds lil weird as all other students r participating thr. i feel realy bad that i m not being able to comment or write an ans to any of d questions till date. plzzzz help
i m able to find d forum/or website of unacademy discuss bt not able to or find whr to ask a question to d mentors.. plz guide someone

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  3. PRACTICE QUESTION Consider the following statement regarding the Group of 77 (G77) 1. The group promote collective economic interests of the 134 developing countries at the United Nations, including India 2. The group was founded in June 1964 by the Joint Declaration of the Seventy-Seven Countries at the OECD. 3. There were initially 80 founding members of the organization, but by November 2013 the organization expanded to 140 member countries Select the correct options from below- a) 2 and 3 b) 2 only c) All of the above d) 1 only Post your answers below! (without googling) Yesterday's answer- United Kingdom

  4. UNACADEMY DISCUSS Answer writing practice 15th Jan 2017 Test Preparation UPSCIAS answerwritingmains2017 uli Roman Saini D 10m Please write the answers to the following 3 questions. I will like the best answers and will comment on what improvement is needed 1. Do you think that the recent judgements of Courts in India are amounting to Judicial overreach and are interfering with the individual's religious and cultural rights? Critically analyse in light of the recent cases of Jalikattu and temple entry movements their implications on recent issues such as CWG, 2G, Agusta-Westland and KG basin. focus the recent Supreme Court Judgement. 2. (GS-2) What are the powers and functions of Public Accounts Committee? Discuss its key findings and 3. What is the mandate of Section 123 of the Representation of the People Act? Explain while keeping in Please start answering.

  5. NATIONAL NEWS- INDIAN EXPRESS Make English must in all schools, one English-medium school per block: Panel . The Group on Education & Social Development pushed for promotion of English and Science, saying English should be made "a compulsory subject in all schools from class 6th onwards" and "at least one English medium school (be set up) in every block along with Science education facility in a radius of 5 kms" ds" and "'at least one English medium school . The Group had secretaries of Higher Education as well as School Education & Literacy as members and its recommendations were framed after consultations with state governments. Education, being a subject in the Concurrent List of the Constitution, is guided by the Three Language Formula as laid down in the National Policy on Education (Parliamentary Resolution) of 1968. The Formula provides for the study of Hindi, English and "modern Indian language" in Hindi-speaking states and regional language, English and Hindi in non-Hindi-speaking states. . they have called for the country's participation in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and said that there should be a School Education Quality Index (SEQI) to assess and rank states The 12-member group has also recommended that the "policy of detention in secondary schools" be reintroduced - -e .

  6. NATIONAL NEWS .Zero farmer suicide model in Vidarbha, Marathwada which comprises more than 100 schemes for uplift of farmers through a holistic approach Baliraj Chetana Abhiyanw of socio-economic development modelwill be applied in all 14 districts This is part of the government's plan to make Maharashtra zero farmers suicide state on a mission mode in year 2017 and 2018 The National Crime Records Bureau statistics citing Maharashtra farm suicides at 3000 was during the worst drought crisis in vear 2014 and 15 . The two major steps initiated towards sustainable agriculture is to make every village water neutral through jalyukta shivar project and provide 12 hours of uninterrupted power supply to farmers across the state. odi-led panel to meet tomorrow to select CBI chief . 3 Member committee- PM Modi, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and Chief Justice of India or his nominee as its other members. Bihar boat apsize: At least 21 deadh several maisino l administration for the mishap .Bihar boat capsize: At leas 1 dead, severa the lack of preparation by the tourism department and local administration for the mishap Link with Disaster management, Sendai framework and NDRF

  7. NATIONAL NEWS Govt employees need not file asset details under Lokpal for now .The Centre has extended indefinitely the deadline to file details of assets and liabilities by central government employees under a mandatory provision of Lokpal Act. A new format and fresh set of rules are being finalised by the government in this regard The declarations under the Lokpal law are in addition to similar ones filed by the employees under various services rules. . . .The DoPT had last year also issued an order bringing NGOs receiving more than Rs one crore in government grants and donations above Rs 10 lakh from abroad under the ambit of the Lokpal. The order had mandated filing of returns of the assets and liabilities by such organisations and their executives-director, manager, secretary or any other officer.

  8. INTERNATIONAL NEWS "One China, policy is non-negotiable": China tells Donald Trum . One China' policy is the political foundation of bilateral ties and "is non-negotiable", following Trump's statement that the policy on Taiwan is up for negotiation and that he is not fully committed to it. The government of the People's Republic of China is the only legitimate government representing China, "which is an internationally recognised fact and no one can change it. China on the other hand is pressuring over 20 countries mainly in Latin America and Africa to not have diplomatic ties with Taipei A possible trade war- China's exports to the US total to about USD 500 billion against USD 100 billion of American exports to the Chinese mainland. . . . UN welcomes US decision to ease sanctions on Sudan .The UN welcomed the United States decision to lift some sanctions imposed on Sudan. . The US has been imposing sanctions on Sudan since 1997 and putting it on its list of countries sponsoring terrorism since 1993-these decisions will remove all the barriers which have been crippling the flow of investments to Sudan apan, Australia to strengthen defence ties, stress importance of Trans-Pacific Partnershi Abe's visit comes amid heightened regional tension in the South China Sea and fears US President-elect Donald Trump will push ahead with his pledge to kill the trade agreement once he takes office on Jan. 20 the two leaders announced the signing of an Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA), which will increase cooperation in combined military exercises, training and peace-keeping operation Tapan, as well as Australia, is looking to protect its strategic and trade interests in the Asia-Pacific region, especially as China becomes increasingly assertive in the South and East China Seas. .

  9. BUSINESS NEWs Sebi cuts broker fee, permits mutual funds to invest in REITs permitted mutual funds to invest their money in REITs and InvITs, slashed broker fee by 25 per cent and strengthened settlement as well as merger regulations as it strives to attract more investors into the market. . Sebi will also amend financial criteria for municipalities to issue bonds. . Sebi also streamlined the regulatory framework for mergers between listed and unlisted companies. . The regulator also approved the proposal to amend various norms to enable the market participants to make payments to Sebi through digital mode Maharashtra ropes in expert auditors to crack economic offence cases . The Maharashtra government has roped in financial experts to help crack economic offences. . The state has set up a panel comprising 23 financial auditors who would work with the Economic Offences Wing EOW) on cases The private agencies roped in include Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), Deloitte and KPMG,who are amongst the top four largest accounting and auditing firms in the country Officials said that the pace of the probe in the National Spot Exchange Ltd NSEL) case, cheating case against industrialist Yash Birla and his firm Birla Power Solutions Pvt Ltd and a slew of cases registered against prominent builders including Pujit Aggarwal have been dragging with the agency not been able to hire the services of the forensic auditors.