Sign up now
to enroll in courses, follow best educators, interact with the community and track your progress.
15th June 2018 Part-1: Daily News Analysis
5,065 plays

Press persons being made the target

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.

Unacademy user
how to improve writing speed and accuracy for civil services written exam???????
sir why on Facebook take live session on YouTube bcz lots of people not using FB
Dear sir, Your so awesome in teaching the current affairs with polity ,economic ,etc. even your inspiring us to be honest one(some straight forward thoghts about our nation).Thank you for your all efforts.BUT,WE HAVE A REQUEST TO YOU THAT PLEASE UPLOAD DAILYS in ENGLISH .We are from southern part and we could not have any good english daily updates (execept mcqs by Roman sir)(many of them are doing the hindu or dailys but they are just reading news because of lack of time & skippping most of the things and inadequate updates(it may be due to personal problems/reasons )I am not complainting about anybody else).we(me and my friends) are all cse aspirant but still working @ low paid job with 10-12 hrs and so on.I am just saying we are waiting for your english daily update.we hope your dailys(dna) would be helpful for us.If i hurts you by any unpleasant words.I'm so sorry and forgive me.Once again thank you sir & thanks to unacademy.
I cant afford to join the plus courses sir... kindly make a short video of 15-20 mins discussing a strategy and sources to cover those topics for those who cant enroll into the courses if u can afford to take some more time for us.. it will be of great help sir.
sir kya mil skta hu apse .It's irrelevant for you I know but Fan hu yrr apka ek baar toh mil lo.I am in Delhi so do let me know
sir kya mil skta hu apse .It's irrelevant for you I know but Fan hu yrr apka ek baar toh mil lo.I am in Delhi so do let me know
  1. for Monday'ganw forward to reWARMING GLOBAL look forward toit Walcott has top start sea ar stacea Daily News Analysis thi Parliamentary Committees ris DealTHE HINDU, pho even Judicial Over-reach po Indian express, Tol, Livemint for 15th June, 2018 . CAG Slams Govt. Act olicy e ga ayIut hadhe nanded by many a es that Kha also a puralso Daily News Analysis Legislative been no witact Troim Adventurism .austrial Productio that it ha witten toor o months receveh financial crisis a pu t lac Meltdown China's Belt & Road Is there a need for Stimulus By Jatin Verma

  2. To access Searching for "jatin verma" - Daily Editorials EDUCATORS DNA - PIB Summary MCQs You can follow me Jatin Verma Mahesh Verma on Unacademy Facebook ID: jatinverma0509 unacader

  3. For PDFs and other UPSC related material Searching for "jatin verma" EDUCATORS Facebook ID: jatinverma0509 Telegram Channel: jatinverma05 Jatin Verma Mahesh Verma unacademy

  4. tth Back to Plus Back to Plus Integrated Indian Economy Threadbare Understanding of Indian Polity & Governance [PT+MAINS] Jatin Verma 250k followers Jatin Verma 250k followers In this course, Jatin will cover all the important aspects of Indian Economy and related Current Affairs relevant for the UPSc Civil Services Exam&other exams conducted by UPSC and the State PSC exams. This course ill also be relevant for Economy section of SSC, Banking and other Govt eams. The course wil be conducted in English and the notes wil also be provided in English. las In this course, Jatin Verma will cover all the important aspects of Indian Polity and Indian Democracy at work relevant for the UPSC Civil Services Exam, other exams conducted by UPSC and the State PSC exams. The course will be conducted in English and the notes will also be provided in English. nt Next Class on 18th June-7:00 pm Sessions Watched:0/40 ay Sessions Remaining:40 Next Class on 18th June-9:30 pm

  5. Important News Articles (Taking Delhi/Noida edition as the base) tth . President rejects Tamil Nadu's plea to release Rajiv case convicts 2. Senior editor Shujaat Bukhari killed by gunmen in Srinagar Bukhari killing an act of terror: Rajnath Murder of Gauri not impulsive SIT rc s. HC split on disqualified MLAs' case 6India calls UN report on Kashmir fallacious 7. Cong. backs govt. stand on UN report s. Ministry takes up Maldives visa row 9. India is facing its worst water crisis: NITI Aayog 10 Cess collected for construction workers' welfare abysmally low I Couples in live-in relations cannot adopt, says CARA 12. MEA holds multiagency meet 13. Govt. to end use of speed governors 4. 'N. Korea sanctions to remain until total denuclearisation" lag nt ay se1 U.S. policies creating risks, warns IMF 6Will back AI with funds till disinvestment is done: Sinha 15.

  6. Important News Articles tth 18. WPI inflation at 14month high in May 19. Federal Reserve lifts rates amid stronger infl Oation in U.S., drops crisisera guidance rc lag nt ay

  7. want teo he starting at thh DATA POINT No country for old people? Of the 5,014 elderly people surveyed across 23 cities, one among four reported that they had faced some kind of abuse, with their sons (52%) and daughters-in-law (34%) being the most common perpetrators. A look at the most common forms of abuse reported by the elderly re % who have reported this form of abuse* Disrespect 56% Verbal abuse e ar 49% k h Neglect 34% Economic exploitation 22% Physical abuse 12% Others 3% Sexual 1% abuse SOURCE: HELPAGE INDIA ELDER ABUSE 2018 REPORT tis that

  8. to Page 1: President rejects Tamil Nadu's plea to release Rajiv case convicts GSM-2: POLITY Background: On February 14, following the Supreme Court's directions, the Home Ministry sought details on eight grounds from the State to "facilitate further" Tamil Nadu's request to release the convicts. It asked the State to furnish details such as: re the "physical and mental status of the convicts," etheir "economic and social background" and the previous cases registered against them On January 23, a three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court gave three months to the Union Home ea Ministry to decide on Tamil Nadu's proposal to remit the sentences of the life-term convicts. k h ent The Centre moved court against the State's proposal, which dates back to February 19, 2014, where it said the State had decided to remit their sentences as they had already served more than 20 years n prison Present scenario: President has rejected the Tamil Nadu government's request to release the seven prisoners convicted for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991 President conveyed to the State government that the "Centre doesn't concur with its view" to release the prisoners The President is bound by the advice of his Council of Ministers in such matters tis that

  9. want teo he starting Page 1: President rejects Tamil Nadu's plea to release Rajiv case convicts (contd. Humanitarian grounds . In the last four years, the State government has written twice to the Home Ministry to pardon the at th convicts and release them on humanitarian grounds. The President has rejected the Tamil Nadu government's plea to free the prisoners on the advice of the Home Ministry he.The assassins of the former Prime Minister of India cannot walk free under any circumstances The Supreme Court, in December 2015, said the State government had no power to release the convicts without the Centre's concurrence, .Under Section 435 of the Criminal Procedure Code, the State government has to consult the Centre before releasing prisoners who were tried by the Central Bureau of Investigation or under a Central t legislatiorn. On March 2, 2016, the then T.N Chief Secretary, sent another communication to the MHA that it u had received petitions from the convicts with requests to release them since they have spent more. than 20 years in prison tis that

  10. at thh Analvsis: . The President is bound by the advice of the Union council of ministers while deciding on . So, while it may appear from Article 72 that the President has powers to waive off death he.The Article says: "President shall have the power to grant pardons, reprieves, respites or mercy petitions. penalty overriding the judicial processes, it is not really so. las remissions of punishment or to suspend, remit or commute the sentence of any person convicted of any offence, including in all cases where the sentence is a sentence of death." Article 53 vests the executive power of the Union in the President that must be exercised by him either directly or through officers subordinate to him in accordance with the Constitution, but there are caveats to the use of this power. nt. For instance, Article 74 says that the President must act on the aid and the advice of the council of ministers with the Prime Minister as its head. "Provided that the President may require the council of ministers to reconsider such advice, either generally or otherwise, and the President shall act in accordance with the advice tendered after such reconsideration," it adds, leaving very little room for the President to do anything but go by the executive's decision. nd ay tis that

  11. want teo he starting Page 1: India calls UN report on Kashmir fallacious IGS Mains Paper-2: Polity & Govl at thh India rejected a report from the UN that called for an international investigation into the alleged incidents of human rights abuse by Indian forces in Kashmir. .A statement from the Ministry of External Affairs said the first-ever UN report on human rights situation was "fallacious." It is a selective compilation of largely unverified information. It is overtly prejudiced and seeks to build a false narrative. he . The report violates India's sovereignty and integrity, report have chosen to describe internationally designated and UN-proscribed terrorist entities as 'armed groups' and terrorists as 'leaders This undermines the UN-led consensus on zero tolerance to terrorism e ar k h ent tis that

  12. want teo he starting Page-1: Senior editor Shujaat Bukhari killed by gunmen in Srinagar. IGSM-2: POLITY & gOVERNANCEI at thh Unknown gunmen shot and killed Shujaat Bukhari, veteran journalist and editor of the Rising Kashmir newspaper in the heart of Srinagar on Thursday evening ahead of Id-ul-Fitr. One of Bukhari's personal security officers also died in the attack, while another is in a critical condition. Bukhari was The Hindu's correspondent in Srinagar from 1997 to 2012 and a contributor to the Frontline magazine. re he The 50-year-old editor was killed close to his office in Pratap Park, an area where offices of many newspaper are housed . Mr. Bukhari was a popular commentator on national TV channels. His brother, Basharat Bukhari, is k h Law Minister in Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's government. Political parties and journalists across the spectrum condemned the killing of senior journalist and editor of Rising Kashmir, Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar on Thursday. ent tis that

  13. want teo he starting Page-7: Murder of Gauri Lankesh not impulsive: SIT The murder of journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh was not an impulsive act, but a well-thought out operation planned over a year, said the Special Investigation Team probing the case. Gauri was killed by gunmen outside her home on September 5, 2017. Four teams or cells operating independently were put in place to carry out the hit. They planned for at thh . re a year, and each team was assigned different tasks by handlers on a need-to-know basis," saida hepolice officer who is part of the SIT. Search for handler: The police are tracking the handler, who they claim is also a member of a right- wing Hindu group. "Our investigations so far have revealed that one team gathered details about Gauri and passed it on to the handler, who in turn handed it over to the second team for further analysis," the officer said. The third team was allegedly brought in by the handler to plan the killing and provide all information needed to ensure that the hit was successful. This included mapping out routes, gathering information on Gauri's daily routine, doing recce of her house and office, and so ur on. The fourth team executed the hit e ar k h tis that

  14. want teo he starting Many of the States that performed badly - Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh - accounted for 20-30% of India's agricultural output. at th Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh manage water resources effectively, according to NITI Aayog's Composite Water Index Scores. Meghalaya, Uttarakhand and Nagland are the bottom three States in the index PGiven the combination of rapidly hedeclining groundwater levels and Composite Water Index Scores (FY 16-17) limited policy action... this is likely to be a significant food security risk for the country High performance (Score: >65) e ar k h Medium performance (50-65) No data Low performance (<50) ind stay Indicators considered: Groundwater restoration, irrigation management, on-farm water use, drinking water supply, water policy frameworks fis that

  15. want teo he starting Leaders and laggards (contd. . According to the Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Cess Act, 1996, a 1% cess i at thh to be levied and collected on all types of construction activities, whether by government, PSUs or private players. If 25% of the cost of construction except land price, (which is not part of the cess) is wages, the 1% of the total cost would be 4% of the wage bill or approximately 14 days of wages. he. If an average daily wage is R300, then the cess collected should be about R4,000 per worker per year. Instead, the national average is less than 500. .Last year, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour had said it was "astonished to note * that no efforts have been made to compare the collected Cess figure with the total construction activities carried out in respective States." e ar k h ent Model welfare scheme Labour Ministry released a draft model welfare scheme last month which includes pension, health ur and maternity benefits, life and disability insurance, education scholarships, skill development and housing benefits. Having received feedback from various stakeholders, the Ministry is expected to finalise the scheme A report has been submitted to the government, including measures to enhance worker registration and cess collection. tis

  16. want teo he starting Model welfare scheme (contd.) at thh The NCC-CL extrapolated the increase in construction workers as captured by NSSO data to estimate a nationwide total of Rs. 7.43 crore for 2016-17. States with the largest number of construction workers are: Uttar Pradesh with 1.21 crore, Rajasthan with more than 73 lakh and Tamil Nadu with 59 lakh. rHowever, these numbers are much larger than the number of workers who have been registered he with the various State boards, and those eligible for benefits. Nationwide, only 2.77 crore workers were registered as of June 2017 Welfare benefits are possible now because only registered workers are eligible for the scheme, but if worker registration goes up without cess collection also increasing, it could lead to a collapse of the tripartite board system involving workers, emplovers and government. ent tis that en thec

  17. want teo he starting at thh Uneven rates The performance of States haisbeen unevendin ces co %of workers registere from employers for construction workers and in their registrations Cess collected for each worker per year Among major States, only 3 Karnataka, Maharashtra & Haryana collected cess more than 1,000 for each worker per year Chhattisgarh with 110% and West Bengal with 73%, have high levels of worker registration re he e ar k h ent The worst performers are Manipur ( 113.86), Jharkhand ( 34.82) and Tamil Nadu (135.84) Large states with low levels of registration include Himachal Pradesh (4%), Assam (10%) and Maharashtra (14%) 113 3,852 3% 125% tis that

  18. want teo he starting Page 11 News: Couples in live-in relations cannot adopt, says CARA (contd. Rationale behind the decision: .In India, a live-in relationship is not considered a stable family and we need to ensure the best at thh interest of the child is served To a question on what happens if a single parent decides to enter into a live-in relationship after Padopting a child heFuture can't be predicted but at the time of assessing a candidate's suitability the requirement is a stable family. 'Not a sin' e ar k h ent The Supreme Court has on several occasions said that a live-in relationship is neither a crime or a sin Last month, the Supreme Court had said that adult couples have the right to live together even if they were not married. The legislature recognised live-in relationships through the provisions under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 Under the Act, women in a live-in relationship have been accorded protection as it allows females living with a male person in a relationship in the nature of marriage to file a complaint of domestic violence . . stay tis that

  19. want teo he starting Page 11 News: MEA holds multi-agency meet IGSM-3: Economy Economic Offences] Officials from the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate on Thursday attended a multi-agency meeting held by the Ministry of External Affairs on preparations for extradition of fugitive economic offenders, particularly diamond merchant Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi. Among those present at the meeting were officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs. They discussed at thh e various measures to ensure expeditious extradition of the wanted persons and reviewed the he developments in the case. Current whereabouts In the case of Mr. Modi, the investigating agencies are yet to establish his current whereabouts through Interpol. He is now suspected to be in Brussels (Belgium) and probe agencies may soon contact the authorities there. e ar ent is subsequent movements are not yet clear. The fugitive businessman was earlier travelling o Indian passport, which had been revoked by the MEA in February. The agencies, it is learnt, have been u told that upon revocation of passports in such cases, a communication is usually sent to all the countries informing them of the decision. However, there is no system of real-time data sharing on passport revocations n an stay s the passport-carrying a valid visaremains in the person's possession, the accused may still be able to use it for further travels. It happens mostly because there is no global integrated data mechanism to keep an updated record of passport revocations in different countries," said an official tis

  20. want teo he starting Page 11 News: Govt. extends sale of pre-GST goods till July 31 at thh . Sale of pre-Goods and Service Tax packaged goods has now been allowed with stickers of revised rates till July 31 The Consumer Affairs Ministry said the deadline has been extended on request made by manufacturers, packers and importers The details such as 'country of origin' should be mandatorily declared along with other declarations, including 'best before use' or 'use by date or expiry date', the Ministry added. PTI he. e ar k h ent tis that

  21. want teo he starting Page 12 World: 'N. Korea sanctions to remain until total denuclearization (contd.) Speaking later in the day in Beijing, Mr. Pompeo said China, Japan and South Korea all acknowledged a corner had been turned on the Korean peninsula issue, but that all three had also acknowledged sanctions remain in place until denuclearisation is complete. "China has reaffirmed its commitment to at thh m.honouring the UN Security Council resolutions. Those have mechanisms for relief contained in them, e and we agreed that at the appropriate time those would be considered," Mr. Pompeo said, standing next he to the Chinese government's top diplomat, State Councilor Wang Yi. "But we have made very clear that the sanctions and the economic relief that North Korea will receive will only happen after the full denuclearisation." Reasonable concerns' Mr. Wang said China had consistently supported the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula but that it was impossible to solve the issue overnight. "At the same time, we believe North Korea's reasonable security concerns should be resolved." e ar k h ent tis that

  22. want teo he starting Page 12 World: U.K. slammed over migrants issue The British government has been accused of "cruel", "inappropriate" and "heavy handed" tactics over its use of legislation designed to be used against criminals and terrorists to prevent over 1,000 highly skilled migrants, including doctors, lawyers, IT technicians and engineers-many from India - from settling in the U.K. and threatening them with deportation. It has been urged to consider compensation The issue was raised in a Westminster Hall debate in the House of Commonswhere MPs are able to raise issues of concern to them and press the government for a response -by Alison Thewliss, the Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow Central, who pointed to the use of the controversial clause 322(5) of Britain's immigration sytem to deny those who had made amendments to their tax returns and income statements the right to remain in Britain. The migrants were treated as a "threat to national security" despite many of the cases involving nothing but an "honest mistake" and the tax authorities viewing the matter as closed. She pointed to a number of cases where the Home Office decisions had been overruled in courts. One MP highlighted u an instance where two individuals who had only made errors of 1.20 08) and 1.60 (145) had Et faced refusals using this legislation "Will the Minister tell me whether compensation is to be offered to those wrongly caught up in this mess, just like Windrush?," Ms. Thewliss said, referring to the recent scandal over the British government's wrongful treatment of thousands of Commonwealth citizens who arrived in Britain before 1973 as illegal migrants at thh re e ar k h ent tis

  23. want teo he starting Page 12 World: U.K. slammed over migrants issue (contd.) "Let us be honest: it is just another issue of low-hanging fruit. It is the Government saying, in a target driven culture, "Who are the people we can get rid of quickest?," said MP Jess Philips. MPs recounted the experiences of their constituents, including one woman who had had medical services withdrawn despite being eight months pregnant. MP Ruth Cadbury pointed to a group of highly qualified, well paid and highly respected IT professionals" from India in her constituency who at thh the had been impacted. "They came to answer this country's skill shortage-a shortage that has not gone away, Rupa Huq warned that having a refusal on this basis could tarnish a person's life for ever, makingit virtually impossible for someone to get a visa or job anywhere worldwide after that. e ar k h ent tis that

  24. want teo he starting Page 12 World: U.S. policies creating risks, warns IMHF U.S. President's aggressive trade policies and expansive tax cuts, at a time when the U.S. economy is growing, are creating risks that could damage the domestic and global economies, the International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday. The tax cuts will generate a near-term boost to growth but also "will elevate the risks to the U.S. and at thh tre global economy," and increase the size of those risks, the IMF said in its annual review of the U.S he economy. Meanwhile, the punitive import duties the U.S. has imposed and threatened could harm the world economic recovery by "catalyzing a cycle of retaliatory responses" and interrupting global supply chains, the report said. e ar k h ent tis that

  25. anto ri M 60 Is io oast 2 ri a e e nfdn nni 8n1 ahf MIn nni 3 at fi c ti u iie oyoo i4d hln oun Is nnt.r Iht a sd ssg1 ban, ri 0.c n 5 ari (dp% ap ism xte5 enh8 det. hp i 7 po8 g0as , y egin I n ail 311 .1 t 2 8 c01

  26. LT want teo he starting at thh he e ar k h that en thec