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17th April 2017: Daily Summary and Analysis of The Hindu
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Today's Hindu summary covers in-depth analysis of National, International and Business news with background information about articles linked to the syllabus of the examination.

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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, which is more important? NCERT books or other preparation books mentioned here.?
Sir if the voter can't take out the slip and it will remain in EVM only, then won't it be a better idea to use a low cost display which can show the appropriate details? It will save a lot of paper. Moreover, the subsequent voter can see which party did his predecessor vote for which violates privacy. Please share your opinion everyone :)
Manish Meena
3 years ago
As opposition parties are claiming that EVMs can be hacked so having a physical proof in form of VVPAT is recommended. And a voter can see the slip just for 7 seconds before being dropped hence maintains his/her privacy.
Dinkar G
3 years ago
Ya I checked about the 7 second thing later. But for the first part, the printing is also done via a machine which is equally susceptible to hacking. The technology instead of printing the vote can display the same. That's what I was saying
Manish Meena
3 years ago
Yeah i got your point and it'll also save a lot of paper but paper trails are more reliable when compared to a screen display because there will be no proof to verify that who did you vote for in hard copy, as that data is digital and it can be easily tampered on the other side hard copy may not be hacked easily.. maybe just maybe well that was my point of view
Dinkar G
3 years ago
See the command to print the hard copy is also given through electronic means. And instead of showing the info on paper, it can show on a display ( u can relate it to difference between actual print and print preview thing). Although there may be some more issues in it but that was just what I thought.
Hari Ashwath
3 years ago
No doubt Dinkar, but even if the machine is tampered with, then the hard copy would indicate it, to the voters' disdain. His complains will be highlighted (especially in the election season), but more importantly, one would have proof of the machine being tampered with viz-a-viz the Paper Audit Trail. Thus, even if the machine is tampered with, you have physical evidence of this now.
Dinkar G
3 years ago
@Hari- I got your point and agree to it. Maybe Manish was also trying to say the same.
sir.. can i make one request regarding slide background....if it is possible to keep white background to all slides as roman sir keeping always..imformation is too usefull so we r making the notes ur course so usefull thanks for nice work.....
HI Deepanshu,Appreciate your hardwork.I had a small suggestion for you if taken on a positive side.I guess you can avoid trivial news discussion like training of dogs which are not of UPSC standard
is it agna shikhara or agna shala .............please refer ur source for nagara-kalinga style architecture wrt lingaraja temple thank u
Do anybody know where is deepanshu Sir's lesson on ballistic and cruise missiles? Thanks in anticipation
Shiwali Sharma
3 years ago
2nd March 2017,hindu summary.
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  4. NATIONAL States turn to dogs to check wildlife crimes . To combat wildlife crime (such as poaching) more Election Commission seeks funds CEC Nasim Zaidi requested the Union Law Ministry for the release of Funds to facilitate procurement of VVPAT machines for the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections Over 16 lakh VVPATs would be required, with an estimated cost of 3,174 crore. efficiently, the Forest Departments of different states are strengthening law enforcement using squads of sniffer and tracker dogs. 13 puppies aged six to nine months, along with 26 dog handlers, have begun training at National Training Centre for Dogs (NTCD). Once their training gets over in December, States such as Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim, and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar will get wildlife sniffer dog squads for the first time West Bengal's Forest Department will get three squads, Uttrakhand and Assam two, and Odisha and Kerala one each. NTCD had trained dogs for military and para- military forces for security purposes. The machines can be manufactured within 30 months from the date of release of funds. . VOTER VERIFIABLE PAPER AUDIT TRAIL (VVPAT) 1 The EVMs currently display only the total number of votes polled, followed by votes secured by the individual candidates. In the VVPAT Ixxx. system, when a vote is cast, a slip will be printed showing the name of the candidate, voter xxxx serial number and poll symbol 2 . Voter can see printout but not take it out. He can verify his vote was registered correctly. The paper trail can be used during a recount 3 XxIII The VVPAT system is on field trial and ready for deployment. 13 lakh VVPAT machines at an expense of Rs. 1692 crore would be needed for general elections. Karnataka polls won't use them 4 TEXT BY J BALAJI

  5. NATIONAL Telangana Assemby passes Bill raising Muslim, ST Quota . Telangana Legislature has passed the Bill IMA decides to move Court The Indian Medical Association has decided to move court for questioning the "validity" of the Clinical Establishments (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Act,2017, introduced by the West Bengal Government. It will protest politically and will observe "National IMA Black Day" on April 27 to protest against the Act in West Bengal and similar Acts in other states IMA, established in 1928 is a national voluntary organisation of Doctors of Modern Scientific System of Medicine in India, which looks after the interest of doctors as well as the well being of the community at large raising the reservation for the Muslims and Scheduled Tribes in admission to educational institutions in state services jobs, from 4% to 12% and 6% to 10% respectively The ruling TRS and the MIM termed the Bill historic'. The Congress and the CPI (M) supported the Bill, while the BJP opposed it claiming that reservation on the basis of religion was against Constitutional Norms . . Maharashtra announces scheme to increase farmers' income Maharashtra State government has announced Advanced Farming-Enriched Farmer, scheme. It aims to increase farmers' income by cutting production cost and increasing the output. It will be launched in the upcoming Kharif season Major task included under this initiative are: Raising production of major crops (up to the level of its genetic yield potential) Diversification of crops Introduction of marketing techniques Uniting farmers through farm producers' companies and making them financially stable.

  6. NATIONAL 31 new sesimological observatories soon Kerala takes precautions againstby the end of the,31 new seismological observatories are expected communicable The Health Department has taken adequate precautions to check the spread of communicable diseases such as H1N1, dengue and Malaria. Treatment facilities, medicines and equipment have been made available at all institutions from primary health centers to medical college hospitals. Meetings are being held at each hospitals More observatories give precise readings in terms of location and to ascertain the availability of medicines Instructions have been given to the hospitals to keep the premises clean. Classes, display of posters will be held yea to come up in the country; to boost information gathering capabilities. The National Centre of Seismology (NCS), a unit of the Union Ministry of Earth Science, will install five observatories in Uttar Pradesh; four each in Bihar and Haryana; three each in Himachal Pradesh and Delhi; two each in Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh; and one each in Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Lakshadweep. timing .to reduce the time taken to give details about an earthquake from 5 minutes to 3-4 minutes. The plan is to increase the number of observatories to 150 by next The NSC maintains a National Seismological Network (NSW) comprising 84 seismological laboratories across the country. These observatories record seismological activities after an earthquake and pass on the data to a control room, which generates relevant data on the quake in all hospitals

  7. BUSINESS Indian railways draft policy aims at boosting tourism IR plans to introduce train services for domestic and international tourists, catering to customers at all income levels IR for the first time, in a bid to increase private partnership in running tourist trains. The train will comprise different classes of accommodation like Sleeper, 3A, 2A and 1A coaches. The IR will operate the train on different circuits with normal tariff or with a mark up. It plans to rope in several service providers, including Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), to manage other services as hotel accommodation and sight-seeing . . . . . The IR plans to unveil Bharat Darashan' trains catering "for the masses" with sleeper class coaches. . For promoting religious tourism the IR proposed introducing Astha Circuit Trains(operated by the IR at it own expense) and State Tirth Trains (will be run on request from state government at their cost). IITs to introduce 4% more seats for girl students The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will add more seats to be filled by girl students for four years starting 2018 to increase the representation of women in the prestigious institutions -4% seats will be added each year for the next four years to bring the representation of women from the present 8% to 20%, then practice will be discontinued.

  8. Modi visits Lingaraj Temple .Lingaraj Temple is believed to be the oldest and largest temple of Bhubaneshwar. The term 'Lingaraj' suggests 'the king of Lingas' where 'linga' is the phallic form of Lord Shiva. In the 11th century, Lingaraj Temple was built by the King Jajati Keshari, who belonged to Soma Vansh. . It is thought that when the King shifted his capital from Jaipur to Bhubaneshwar, he started the construction of Lingaraj Temple The remarkable structure of the temple gives the tint of Kalinga style of architecture. The temple is divided into four parts, the Garbh Griha, the Yajna Shala, the Bhoga Mandap and the Natya Shala. The 'Nata Mandir' provides a hint for its close alliance with the devadasi tradition. . Besides the Lingam, the parsva devta adores the site, where Lord Ganesha, Lord Kartikay and Goddess Parvati are placed in different directions iumt

  9. Iran's silence on Jadhav baffling. The lack of investigative support from Iran on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case has raised questions about the overall state Tehran Iran is a strategic partner in India's outreach to Afghanistan and Central Asia, but its silence on the Kulbhushan case has baffled many. India has maintained that Kulbushan Jadhav had been engaged in "legitimate business" in the Iranian port of Chabahar and was kidnapped by Pakistani agents. However, this part of the Indian narrative can be corroborated only if Iran comes forward with an investigation. "Its careful balancing of ties between Pakistan and India would be affected if it were to support India with detailed information that would implicate Pakistan or put India in an uncomfortable position", said the former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran. Bilateral energy ties were also not in the best shape because of Iran-India disagreement over the Farzad-B gas field which Iran had promised to India. Following pricing issues over the gas field, India has begun to cut gas imports from Iran La perouse Strait China Macivostok N Korea's missile test fails Hokkaido Japan Basin N Korea failed in its recently attempted ballistic missile test. Tsusaru Strait North Korea Sea of Japan Pyongyen Yamato Basin South Tsushima South Taushima Korea Japan paci Pacific Shikkoku ushu

  10. INTERNATIONAL Shanghai's ambitious ride on Yangshan deep- water port The Yangshan deep water port is the core of the larger Shanghai international shipping center lt accounts for 40 per cent of container traffic channelled from the city. -within the port complex, a large space is reserved for containers, which are lifted from ships by a string of giant cranes that loom over the muddy waters (because the Yangtze river that merges with the East China Sea brings in loads of mud and sand with it)of the East China Sea Port developers have Linked Shanghai's Pudong New Area with the Yangshan islands a part of the Zhoushan archipelago the grey towers of an off-shore wind farm in the East China Sea are visible from the Donghai bridge, signaling China's growing inclination to harness clean energy ."This is a pilot project of 34 single wind turbines which can generate 102 megawatts of power Another 26 turbines would be added in the second phase Atop a hill-a part of the Yangshan islands in the East China Sea-a panoramic view of a vast deep water port opens out, which serves as gateway for Shanghai's outreach to the rest of the world.