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17th January 2017: (Hindi) 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

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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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thank you alamin vhi... khub sundar hochha class gulo....
Air quality index-It is an index to measure daily air quality.There are 5 parameters of AQI namely- 1)Ground level ozone 2)particulate matter 3)carbon mono-oxide 4)sulphur dioxide 5)nitrogen dioxide
Minimum alternative tax is a tax for facilitate the taxation of zero tax companies meaning-those companies that show ZERO or negligible income of their companies.
Dapanshu babu aaj late kuyn huway? All ok? Anyways thanku for the helpful series. I've started lately in December 16 for IAS, now since there is less time I'm confused about making the notes of Hindu or not and then if yes, then how to! Can you give some suggestions.
Rudraa Kumar
3 years ago
Note is not OPTIONAL its VITAL.
Syed Sajjad Shah
3 years ago
I have started lately in December 2016. So far I have prepared no notes while I ought to have prepared since may 2016. What to do in this situation?
Rudraa Kumar
3 years ago
Make notes from today: whenever u read any Current affairs divide any issues in this part: What, why, its Importance, positive & Negative effect, way forward, balanced conclusion. Eg Demonetization. U reading a lot from newspaper & Magazine try to divide all information in above fold. After a month you will b in position to write an 200 word answer on demonetization or give your view also( helpful in Interview) also helpful in Prelim also. From History, Geography, polity,Economy make only BASIC notes. For that see syllabus & previous yr upsc paper. Try to understand it. For that visit & Unacademy. If u do regularly & deligently NO one can STOP U.
Syed Sajjad Shah
3 years ago
For current affairs apart from the Hindu, and yojana magazine. Which magazine I should read for current affairs?
Rudraa Kumar
3 years ago
Visionias magazine is Best.( )download every month its free. Don't read complete yojna & kurushetra magazine just read website's Yojna & Kurukshetra Gist every month. It save a lot of time & energy also. Visit here: (
Syed Sajjad Shah
3 years ago
Thanku rudraa.God bless you.
I think China and Russia encircle Mongolia.
u asked same qstn last month 7 dec mcqs

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  3. PRACTICE QUESTION Mongolia is a land-locked country. Which of the following nations border it? 1. China 2. Russia 3. Kazakhstan 4. Kyrgyzstan Select the correct options from below- a) 1,3 b) 1,2,4 c) 1,2 d) 2,3 Post your answers below! (without googling) Yesterday's answer- c 1,23 only

  4. NATIONAL NEWS GST stalemate resolved, rollout deferred to July 1 GST Council arrived at consensus on administrative control over tax assessment machinery. July 1 to be date of rollout. . GST bill seeks to setup GST council which aims to harmonise national market for goods and services President must constitute GST Council within 60 days of this act coming into force. It comprises of Union Finance Minister as Chairman, and Union Minister of State in charge of Revenue/Finance among State Finance Ministers or any minister nominated by state as members. 90:10-As per formula of dual control of assessment, for turnover of 1.5 crore or less, tax assessment will be done in ratio of 90:10 between state and centre tax assessment administrative machinery ' .For turnover above 1.5 crore, assessment by both centre and state . Assessment is an act of evaluation of tax base on which tax has to be .States will also have power to levy tax on economic activity within 12 administrative machinery in ratio of 50:50 levied. nautical miles of territorial waters, though such rights constitutionally rests with centre.

  5. NATIONAL NEWS SC revives hearing on AP bifurcation . Bench headed by CJI had revived bunch of petitions challenging bifurcation of AP in 2014 . Petitions demanded that there should be "Federal Index" for state formation. In other words, they wanted objectivity not subjectivity on matter of State formation. . State formation unilateral action of Union government have always been contentious issue in Centre-State relations. . Positive contended that bifurcation of AP is unconstitutional and illegal as it is against federal principles of "Basic Structure" of the constitution Judgement on this matter is bound to provide objective criterion of state formation do that it should not become matter if pressure politics in future . Sc-appointed panel to tackle air pollution . Environment Ministry formally tasked a Supreme Court-appointed panel with implementing a graded action plan for pollution control Comprehensive plan has been submitted to SC by CPCB and now SC may ask centre to notify it. Pan envisages measures like odd-even car rationing, ban on construction activities if PM 2.5 breaches 300 mg per cubic metre level and PM 10 breaches 500 for two consecutive days. Earlier environment ministry launched Air Quality Index in 2014 as continuation of initiatives under Swatchh Bharat Mission under National Air Monitoring Programme (NAMP) covering 240 cities. According to Air quality index, which is comprehensive index involving sulphur, nitrogen emissions, particulate matter 2.5 and 10,etc, there are various categories of air quality level starting from Good (0-50) to Severe (401-500) . . .

  6. BUSINESS NEWs Budget may have sops for start-ups To mark first anniversary of Start-up india initiative, Commerce and Industry minister said govt is looking to do away with legislative hurdles faced by start-ups . Centre is roping in state govt and local authorities to look into issued relating to local tax and other problem. . Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) will shortly hold meeting with banks, SIDBI, venture capital funds to discuss hurdles faced by start-ups. DIPP is also involving corporates to support start-ups by using their CSR funds. Tax holiday for start ups for seven years from current three years. Mulling on exemption from Minimum Alternative Tax MAT is minimum amount of tax (18.5%of book profits) that every corporate is required to pay irrespective of its taxable income,so that tax holiday under Section 80 of Income Tax act is not misused. . .

  7. INTERNATIONAL NEWS Warships sold not gifted to Pakistan, says China . China clarified that it had not "donated" two warships but was part of legitimate "Military trade" between two countrmes. . Warships at Gwadar to safeguard CPEC. . On asking whether China would block India's demand for ban on Jash-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar in UN Security Council following attack on Pathankot airbase; China said it needs to base its decision on solid evidence. Simply speaking, China would again block ban on Masood Azhar On NSG issue, China stalled India's entry into 48 member elite group saying that membership not to be considered as "farewell gift" that countries give to each other. .