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DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS from THE HINDU July 2017 By JATIN VERMA Educator Unacademy For Daily The Hindu News & Editorial analysis- Visit my Unacademy profile- www.unacademy.com/user/studiousjatin
Page 1l: Parliament, Assemblies in poll fervour. [GSM- 2: Polity & Governance] The Election Commission has permitted 14 Rajya Sabha and 4l Lok Sabha members to vote in the Assemblies for the presidential election, while five MLAs will vote in Parliament. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Goa Chief Minister who are yet to resign from the Lok Sabha, will vote at the respective Assemblies. Some Salient Facts: - The President is elected through an electoral college that comprisess - Members of Parliament and - State and Union Territory MLAs There are 543 Lok Sabha members, 233 Rajya Sabha members, and 4,120 MLAs from 29 States and two Union Territories National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union Territory of Puducherry The total number of votes is 10,98,903. Nominated members of Parliament or the Assemblies are not eligible to vote. Besides, members of the Legislative Councils are also not electors.
No Party Whip: As per the election rules, political parties cannot issue any whip to their MPs and MLAs for the presidential election Who is the Returning officer? In consultation with the Union government, the Election Commission appoints the Secretary-General of the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha,by rotation, as the Returning Officer M hoksthe A wtur nie Uinson gevernment the Election Commision appoints the Serial-numbered pens for voting; so as to avoid Haryana type controversy here: Electors have to mark the ballot only with this particular pen and not with any other pen.Voting by using any other pen may lead to invalidation of the vote at the time of counting, under Rule 31 (1) (d) of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Rules, 1974. Article 55 (3) of the Constitution provides that the election shall be held in accordance with the System of Proportional Representation by means of single transferable vote and the voting at such election shall be by secret ballot. In this system, the elector has to mark preferences against the names of the candidates The elector can mark as many preference as the number of candidates.While the marking of the first preference is compulsory for the ballot paper to be valid, other preferences are optional.
Page 3: Safe haven for endangered Egyptian Xuihabitat at the Punjabi Page 3: Safe haven for endangered Egyptian vultures. [GSM-3: ENVIRONMENT] . Breeding of the rare and threatened Egyptian vultures in a human habitat at the Punjabi University campus in Patiala has come as a pleasant surprise for birding enthusiasts. Egyptian vulture is successfully breeding within a human habitation in Punjab and, more importantly, has become a resident species. Egyptian vultures that breed in the temperate regions migrate south in winter while tropical populations are relatively sedentary The Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus), one among the globally threatened vulture species found in India, is classified under the 'Endangered' (EN) red list of the International Union for Conversation of Nature (IUCN). The species is popularly known as sofed giddh (white vulture) in Hindi According to BirdLife International, a global partnership of organisations working for the conservation of birds, the present global . [Diclofenac,BNHS]
India has nine species of vultures in the wild These are I. Oriental White-backed Vulture (Gyps bengalensis), 2. Slender billed Vulture 3. (Gyps tenuirostris), (Gyps indicus), Long billed Vulture 4. Egyptian Vulture 5. Red Headed Vulture 6, Indian Griffon Vulture 7. Himalayan Griffon 8. Cinereous Vulture 9. Bearded Vulture or Lammergeier (Neophronpercnopterus), (Sarcogypscalvus), (Gyps fulvus) (Gyps himalayensis), (Aegypiusmonachus) (Gypaetus barbatus) For Daily PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU updates, Visit my Unacademy profile- www.unacademy.com/user/studiousjatin
Page 10: GM mustard release faces another hurdle.[GSM-3: Agriculture] . Dissent has crept in among agricultural scientists of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) over the possible release of genetically modified mustard. . The GEAC, India's apex regulator for genetically modified seeds, had cleared GM mustard for environmental release and use in farmer fields on May II this year However, the approval is contingent on a final nod from Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan. . In May, NAAS President Panjab Singh wrote to Prime Minister, endorsing DMH-11,a variety of mustard developed by Deepak Pental of Delhi University, a NAAS Fellow, that employs genes from soil bacterium. If approved, it would be the first transgenic edible crop to be grown in Indian fields. . The plant had gone through adequate tests and was declared "safe" and passed regulatory muster. The NAAS-a 625-member body of agricultural scientists -had about 200 scientists in its quorum when it passed a resolution endorsing the GEAC's decision to clear DMH-1 l for mercial field trials.
Note: State governments' No Objection Certificates are required for GM food trails? GEAC had inserted mandatory condition of separate NOCs from states for such trials. So, states like Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have banned such research activities Page 10: Guardian UAV deal with U.S. still a work in progress Current Scenario: The Navy currently operates Israeli Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAVs. Navy is keen on acquiring High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) to augment its maritime surveillance capabilities . The other option is to go for Israeli HALE drones, which India is quite familiar with. . Last year, the Navy asked General Atomics for the details of the Guardian, following which company officials made presentations on its capabilities. Given the Sea Guardian's capabilities, such a U.S. response to the Indian Navy's request demonstrates a major change in U.S. policy as this type of aircraft capability is only exported to a very select few of America's closest defence partners. For Daily The Hindu News & Editorial analysis- Visit my Unacademy profile- www.unacademy.com/user/studiousjatin
Page 12 World News: . President Tayyip Erdogan defiantly stepped up his attacks on the Defiant Erdogan ups the ante European Union, saying Turkey had to go its own way and vowing to bring back the death penalty if Parliament passed it. . The stance of the European Union is clear to see...54 years have passed and they are still messing us about. [Turkey's accession process to the EU is in limbo: only 14 of the 33 chapters]. . Some 150,000 people have been sacked or suspended from their jobs and more than 50,000 detained on suspicion of links with the U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for the attempted The coup's defeat has likely ended decades of military interference in Turkish politics. But the purges have sharpened the divide between Erdogan's supporters and Western-facing Turks who want closer ties with Europe. . Critics say Mr. Erdogan is using a state of emergency introduced after the coup to target Opposition figures, including rights activists, politicians
. Turkey: A bridge between East & West More than a dozen members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) including its two co-leadersare in jail 150 Kilometers tussia Georgia 150 Miles BAKU Azerbailan Erzurum YEREVAN Turkey Kurdish- Tabriz Van inhabited Gaziant Mosul Al Hasakah area Syria SileymaniyahIran As Iraa Kermanshah A number of Kurdish enclaves exist in areas of Turkey, Iran, and traq outside the traditional Kurdish-inhabited areda. BAGHDAD
Page 13 Business News: Govt. clears three export infra plans under TIES The TIES, which is being implemented from 20 17-18 till 201 9-20, has a budgetary allocation of 7000 crore. The scheme's annual outlay is 3200 crore. Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme The scheme would provide assistance for setting up and up-gradation of infrastructure projects with overwhelming export linkages like: -Border Haats, Land customs stations -Quality testing and certification labs, -Cold chains, trade promotion centres, -Dry ports, export warehousing and packaging, SEZs and ports/airports cargo terminuses -Last and first mile connectivity projects related to export logistics. Eligible agencies: The Central and State Agencies, including Export Promotion Councils, Commodities Boards, SEZ Authorities and Apex Trade Bodies recognised under the EXIM policy of Government of India are eligible for financial support under this scheme.
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