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16th August 2017 Part-2:Daily News Analysis
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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.

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Sir, we are distancing away from Iran because of sanctions by USA where as we highlight 'civilisational ties' as far as our relationship with Iran is concerned. Is is justified to put our relationship with Iran at risk bt playing to the tunes of USA? I think USA's decision itself is biased and therefore unethical because it singles out Iran where as its allies like Saudi Arabia are supporting terror forces in Yemen etc. Please shed some light, sir
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I stated here Afspa has no specific duration. however read somewhere that ..Once declared ‘disturbed’, the region has to maintain status quo for a minimum of three months, according to The Disturbed Areas (Special Courts) Act, 1976.
sir as u mentioned that research data presented by a team of Indian Institute of Epidemiology, an institution working under ICMR is not that much authentic to quote as a fact while answering?
THANK YOU SIR for making awesome video on DNA .....SIR I have a confusion which NCERT is good for geography, Old ones or new ones?My partner has told me to read the old one.
  1. DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS from The Hindu, Tol, Indian Express. 16th August 2017. By Jatin Verma Educator Unacademy.

  2. News Articles to be Discussed Today News Editorials To be Discussed Today I. Assam, Manipur can now decide on AFSPA. 1. Caution from a sobering Survey 2. Trump, Modi review progress of June 2. No case for an all India judicial service 3.'Why can't the government provide a higher initiatives income for farmers? 3. India moves to revive TAPl gas pipeline 4. Only some children with fever progress to AES, says doctor 5. Aeroplanes may be affecting ozone, monsoon 6. N. K 7. Iran threatens to restart n-programme 8. "SOFTER BREXIT": U.K. to seek 'temporary orea shelves Guam missile plan customs union 9. Centre's eBiz initiative stutters 10. Defaulters owe 92,000 crore to public sector lenders

  3. age-I 0:India moves to revive TAPI gas pipeline [G.S. MAINS PAPER-2:International Relations] [I]India's effort is to tap Turkmenistan's Galkynysh e India wil host the next steering committee meeting gasfields, which are the fourth largest in the worl of the proposed 1,814 Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline. ilometre-long Turkmenistan-. [2]The move is also an effort by the government to The decision was came during the sixth joint Inter- Governmental Committee (IGC) meeting on trade, economic,scientific and technological cooperation stave off any Chinese interest in project,given that Turkmenistan is a close partner of China in its Belt and Road initiative across Central Asia, and- Beijing is the largest buyer of its gas -c alkynysh gas basin is being developed under a loan from the Chinese Development Bank (CDB) . India's commitment to TAPI first proposed in 1995- remains strong" and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made the proposal to hold the TAPI steering committee meet in Delhi when he met the Turkmenistan President in Ashgkabad in 2016,which he has now accepted. [3] Chinese Cheque-book Diplomacy Responding to Indian sovereignty concerns about China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Mr. Meredov said Turkmenistan was"open to all e The pipeline, that had its ground-breaking ceremony economic cooDeration, which is how all such in December 2015,has seen flagging interest since then for a number of reasons: roiects should be seen. India is and will be one of the most important countries for Turkmenistan

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  5. Page l News: Only some children with fever progress to AES, says doctor [G.S. MAINS PAPER-3:Health] The study found scrub typhus to be responsible for acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in 63% of patients admitted to the BRD Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur It found that AES patients had 35 times greater possibility of having antibodies against scrub typhus compared with healthy children thereby confirming that AES was caused by scrub typhus. -Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) causes less than 10% of AES in children below 15 years. There is vaccination for JE virus but no intervention has been implemented widely for scrub typhus. Aeroplanes may be affecting ozone, monsoon Aeroplanes may be ejecting significant amounts of black carbon (BC)--a pollutant known to aggravate breathing disorders, upset the monsoon and quicken glacier melt-and may be depleting the ozone layer. Though airborne, BC is known to dissipate and settle down in a few months under the influence of rain and wind and is unlikely to travel upward of 4 km.There is now evidence of such particles existing up to 18 km into the stratosphere and there are about 10,000 of them in every cubic centimetre. The stratosphere is a stable region of the atmosphere and because BC particles absorb heat, they warm the surrounding air, become lighter and rise to greater heights by a process called 'self lift' and persist in the at

  6. Page 12: N.Korea shelves Guam missile plan. [G.S. MAINS PAPER-3: International] North Korea's leader has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he waits to see what the U.S. does next, as South Korea's President said Seoul would seek to prevent war by all South Korean President Moon Jae-in said there would be no military action without Seoul's o Military action on the Korean Peninsula can only be decided by South Korea and no one else can commemorate the anniversary of the nation's liberation from Japanese military rule in 1945. means consent and his government would prevent war by all means decide to take military action without the consent of South Korea, Mr. Moon said in a speech to Asia

  7. Page-12: Iran threatens to restart n- programme.[G.S.PAPER-2: International] opened a "path of cooperation and confidence- building" with the world. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani issued a direct "The deal was a model of the victory of peace threat to the West, claiming his country is capable of revitalising its nuclear programme within hours and quickly bringing it to even not and will not remain Iran's only option." more advanced levels than when Iran reached a idate Eass deal with world powers that limited its ability to produce nuclear weapons. Mr. Rouhani's comments are seen as a direct response to the new U.S. legislation earlier this month that imposed mandatory penalties orn people involved in Iran's ballistic missile programme and anyone who does business with them. and diplomacy over war and unilateralism," said Mr. Rouhani. "It was Iran's preference, but it was IRAQ EGYPT ARABIA SUDAN But Mr. Rouhani also tempered his own threat, adding that Iran seeks to remain loyal to its commitments under the nuclear deal, which ch ETHIOPIA

  8. Page-I 2: International: "SOFTER BREXIT": U. K. to seek"temporary customs union". [G.S. MAINS PAPER-2: International Affairs] .The British government wants to remain part of the European Union customs union for a number of years, as part of transition arrangements, while still being able to negotiate trade deals with countries such as India. A government paper set out its ambitions around future relations with the customs union the EU's tariff-free trading area one of the trickiest issues in negotiations over Britain's exit from the EU.As U.K. leaves the EU and therefore the customs union, the government seeks a new customs arrangement that facilitates the freest and most frictionless trade possible in goods between the U.K. and the EU, and allows U.K. to forge new trade relationships with its partners in Europe and around the world, arguing that it would push for a "highly streamlined" customs arrangement that would remove the need for a U.K.-EU customs border. One potential approach would involve the U.K. mirroring the EU's requirements for imports from the rest of the world where their final destination is the EU. The report also outlines Britain's ambitions for an interim arrangement: a time-limited customs based on shared external tariffs and without customs processes and duties between Britain and the EU. It will also push for Britain to be able to begin negotiations with new trade partners, something that members of the customs union are not able to do

  9. Business: Centre's eBiz initiative stutters. [G.S. MAINS PAPER-3: Economy-EoDB] Parliamentary Standing Committee questions DIPP on progress of eBiz portal launched in 2013 The eBiz portal project unveiled to serve as an online, single-window entry point for investors looking to set up a business anywhere in the country, is still struggling to become fully operational. Even services that were available on the portal, such as registrations with the Corporate Affairs Ministry and the Employees' Provident Fund, have been 'impacted' due to technical issues. Reasons: [IJWhile State governments have not come on board for critical components of the eBiz project, technical glitches have arisen in the plan to integrate all clearances onto a single system owing to government departments opting for different technology platforms. -Partner ministries and departments offering their services through eBiz portal have migrated their existing applications to new technology platforms (Employees' Provident Fund Organisation migrated to Oracle and Ministry of Corporate Affairs migrated to SAPV2) This has impacted the availability of their services on the eBiz portal. -Such changes require additional efforts to resolve technology migration issues and the 'limited availability of technical resources' at individual departments causes delays in integration with the National eGovernance Service Delivery Gateway (NSDG, the middleware to integrate services between departments and the portal)

  10. [2]Testing the integration of individual services with the eBiz portal also added to delays due to 'dependency on multiple stakeholders' such as NSDG, banks and state treasuries The DIPP said it had 'taken up the matter at appropriate levels in partner departments to take necessary measures in speeding up integration with the portal [3]States Dither: More than two years after discussions began with the States to devise a state-level composite application form (CAF) for investors that would integrate about 14 state government services and permits, this key component of the eBiz portal is also stuck with no takers. . In 2015, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry had requested state chief ministers to roll out eBiz' state-level services. Concurrence was received from Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Delhi governments to integrate State services with the eBiz portal only but not on the State CAF