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18th 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 Oct 13 n nadakkunna examination 2018 may vareyulla current affairs mathiyakumo
Maharashtra became the first Indian state to launch a special awareness drive to ensure that transgenders in the state register as voters. The state branch of the Election Commission of India (ECI) has launched the drive on April 15, celebrated as Third Gender Day (TGD). According to ECI officials, Maharashtra has over 10 lakh transgenders and only about 1,700 are registered voters. It must be noted that the ‘third gender’ status for hijras or transgenders was created by the Supreme Court in its landmark judgment on 15th April 2014.
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Thank you very much for discussing these useful facts...If I am preparing for 2018,current affairs of which period is important?
Hello Deepanshu, is there a way to download slides as pdf or ppt, rather than taking screenshots of each of them? Thanks
sir can u kindly do a video on the french elections?
Thanks Unacademy for such an effort..it really really worked me being an EWS family student.
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  3. Practice Question e Which state has become the first Indian state to launch a special awareness drive to ensure that transgenders in the state are registered voters? a) Odisha b) Kerala c) Karnataka d) Maharashtra The Post your answers below! (without googling) our answers below! (without googling) O


  4. Yesterday's Practice Question Which port has topped the list in the first-ever ranking of the ports on S anitation e Parameters under the Union Ministry of Shipping? A. Vizag Port B. Cochin Port C. Haldia Port D. Kandla Port


  5. NATIONAL Air India proposes 15 lakh fine on unruly passengers The national carrier will impose a financial cost of Rs. 5 lakh on unruly passengers causing a delay of up to one hour Rs. 10 lakh for a delay between one and two hours Rs. 15 lakh for delay beyond two hours The proposal comes in the wake of the incident last month of Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad manhandling an Air India staffer Plea pre-censorship of films. The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to respond on a petition filed by cine veteran Amol Palekar that pre-censorship of films is a violation of the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression of both film-makers and the public A Bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan asked the government and the Censor Board to respond to Mr. Palekar's call to act on a recommendation made by a panel led by film-maker Shyam Benegal that the Censor Board's role should be confined to film certification alone The petition said pre-censorship of films was irrelevant in the Internet era Locomotives to be exported Indian Railways will supply modern locomotives and train sets worth Rs. 680 crore to Sri Lanka, in the largest export order for the public transporter Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES), a railways PSU, has secured an order from Sri Lanka Railways for the supply of 10 broad gauge diesel locomotives and six DMU (diesel multiple units) train sets It will be funded under the Indian Line of Credit to Sri Lanka announced in 2011, and supplies will be made over the next two years


  6. Historic Channakeshava Temple turns 900. The Channakeshava temple was built between 1106 and 1117 It was commissioned by Hoysala king Vishnuvardhana, to commemorate his triumph in the Battle of Talikad (1104)over the Cholas. The temple is regarded a marvel of architecture in the typical Hoysala style. Considered first temple of Hosyala style. Belur, along with Halebid, is proposed as a UNESCO heritage site Belur is 40 kilometres from Hassan city (Karnataka)


  7. SC refers Anti-Defection issue to larger bench. BACKGROUND: 21 years ago, the Supreme Court had concluded in G. Viswanathan versus Hon'ble Speaker, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly that a legislator expelled from his party shall be deemed to have "voluntarily given up" his membership of that party. This legal fiction of deeming him to continue in the party post-election as an "unattached member" makes him therefore vulnerable to disqualification from the House on the ground of defection under the Tenth Schedule (anti-defection law) of the Constitution In August 2016, the Supreme Court refrained from adjudicating the constitutional question in expelled Samajwadi Party leaders Amar Singh and Jaya Pradha's case. At the centre of the controversy is the Supreme Court's interpretation of paragraph 2(1) of the Tenth Schedule in the Viswanathan judgment of 1996. The court held that even if a member was thrown out or expelled from the party. He would continue to belong to that political party even if he was treated as "unattached." The court had held that the act of voluntarily giving up the membership of the political party may be either "express or implied." . . The Tenth Schedule (the Anti-Defection Act.) * The law was added via the 52nd Amendment Act, 1985 The grounds for disqualification under the Anti-Defection Law's are as follows a) If an elected member voluntarily gives up his membership of a political party; b) If he votes or abstains from voting in such House contrary to any direction issued by his political party or anyone authorised to do so, without obtaining prior permission


  8. Wholesale inflation decelerates to 5.7% The annual rate of inflation based on monthly Wholesale Price Index (WPI) moderated to 5.7% (provisional) for March 2017 thanks to decline in prices of fuel and manufactured products even as food prices hardened, data released by the commerce and industry ministry showed Cyber Response Unit to be set-up - RBI Move comes in the wake of attacks in the financial system The Sub-Committee of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC), discussed the setting up of a Computer Emergency Response Teanm for the Financial Sector (CERT-Fin), Issues such as setting up of Computer Emergency Response Team for the Financial Sector (CERT-Fin), roadmap for National Centre for Financial Education (NCFE) and macro-prudential framework in India were also discussed. RBI had already created a specialised cell (C-SITE) within its supervision department to conduct detailed IT examination of banks' cybersecurity preparedness, to identify the gaps and to monitor the progress of remedial measures . The WPI inflation had touched a 39-month high of 6.55% (provisional) in February while it was- 0.45% in March 2016


  9. Reliance Defence, S Korean major in pact . Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence has entered into a strategic partnership with leading South Korean defence major LIG Nex1 to jointly explore opportunities in the supply of weaponry and ammunition systems to the Indian Army. China to launch its first cargo spacecraft for space lab China is set to launch its first cargo spacecraft between April 20 and 24. The Tianzhou-1 has been transferred with a Long March - 7 Y2 carrier rocket from the testing centre to the launch zone in Wenchang, Hainan province LIG Nex1 is emerging as a leader in smart heavy weapons in the category of anti-ship missiles, anti tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and guided rockets


  10. Indian firms Zika Virus 100% efficient in animal trials . The Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech's 'killed Zika virus vaccine' using an African strain has shown 100% efficacy against mortality and disease in animal A 'killed virus vaccine' or inactivated vaccine contains virus that has been grown in culture and then killed using physical or chemical processes The vaccine was found to confer 100% protection against infection caused by an Asian Zika virus strain as well as by the African Zika virus strain. Transmited by mOsquito bite About in 5 people infected will become ill Zika Virus Symptoms nomaly as: 2-7 days Symptoms normally last 2-7 days NO treatment or vacine is available NO treatment or vaccine is available Symptoms: fever rash, pint pain Illness is usualy mid and death is rare . conjunctivitis (red eyes) l ness is usually mild and death is rare l


  11. Khondalite Rocks . Lesser-known rock formation near the Thotlakonda Buddhist site in Visakhapatnam. The Khondalite rocks, among the oldest rock varieties of the Eastern Ghat range, await protection as a natural heritage site. . April 18 is observed as World Heritage Day . Khondalite is a foliated metamorphic rock . It is also called Bezwada Gneiss and Kailasa Gneiss It was named after the khond tribe of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh Khondalite is quartz-manganese -rich garnet-rhodonite schist. .