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DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS from THE HINDU 19TH September 2017 By Jatin Verma Educator Unacademy
Page-l:Shell shock: Govt. 'names and shames' directors. [GSM-2: Money Laundering] In a first-of-a-kind name and shame' exercise, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MoCA) has begun making public the lists of disqualified directors across the nation as well as those associated with struck-off companies. This follows a MoCA statement on September 12 that as on that day, it had identified 1.06 lakh directors of'shell companies' for disqualification under the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 2013. The move is part of actions to break the network of'shell companies' and further the fight against black money/money laundering.
Page-10: Bihar CM in favour of simultaneous polls [One Nation- One Poll]. [GSM-2: Polity & Governance: Representation of Peoples' Act] Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that he was "in principle" in favour of simultaneous elections from the Parliament to the Panchayat level in India Provisions should be made in the statute to ensure that the terms of all these elected bodies do not end before the stipulated five years as elections keep happening and then the model code of conduct hampers development while creating administrative problems
.Page- I l: Dhaka plans to initiate dialogue. GSM-2:International Relations] . The Bangladesh government is likely to hold ministerial- level talks with Myanmar regarding the es of the ongoing United Rohingya issue on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York. Bangladesh made a few proposals to the Myanmar government] but have not received any favourable response. Security threat Pointing out that there are currently about 800,000 Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh, B'deshi Foreign Affairs Minister said,"For Bangladesh, it is obviously a security threat. . He did not rule out the possibility of links between the armed group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army and foreign terrorist organisations. Onus on Myanmar: As for the solution to the Rohingya crisis, he made it clear that to resolve the issue, the Myanmar government had to take the Rohingyas back as citizens. The Rohingya issue can be resolved only if the Myanmar government takes back the more than 800,000 Rohingyas in Bangladesh and in other parts of the world as citizens.
Page-11: Six additional judges elevated. [GSM-2: Polity & Gov.- Judicial Backlog] The President elevated six additional judges of the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh High Court to the rank of permanent judge. Additional judges are initially appointed for a term of two years and elevated to the rank of permanent judge if no adverse n Against a sanctioned strength of 6l judges, the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh High Court has been functioning with a working strength of 27 t them.
Page-12 International: Trump calls for 'bold reforms' at UN. [GSM-2: Polity & Gov. IR: U.N. Reform] US. President Donald Trump criticised the UN for bloated bureaucracy and mismanagement, calling for "truly bold reforms" so it could be a greater force for world peace. . Mr.Trump hosted a short event to boost support for changes to the UN e In recent years the United Nations has not reached its full potential because of bureaucracy and mismanagement Protect whistleblowers": . The United Nations must hold every level of management accountable, protect whistleblowers and focus on results rather than on process. More than 120 countries were invited to attend Monday's reform meeting after signing on to a U.S.-drafted 10-point political declaration backing efforts by UN Secretary-General to initiate effective, meaningful reform. Mr.Trump reiterated the point he made during his 2016 election campaign about the U.S. paying a disproportionate amount of money to the UN.
HRw callsfor sanctions.[GSM-2: Polity: IR-International NGOs & Human Rights] The HRW said Myanmar security forces were disregarding condemnation by world leaders over the violence and the exodus of refugees, and the time had come to impose tougher measures that Myanmar's generals could not ignore. . Timing:The call came as the UN General Assembly prepared to convene in New York, with the crisis in Myanmar high on the agenda. . It also came on the eve of a highly-anticipated national address by Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, her first on the crisis in Rakhine State. . About a million Rohingya residents lived in Rakhine State of Myanmar until the recent violence. Human Rights Watch: A Non-profit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe Established in 1978, HRW is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups. Each year, Human Rights Watch publishes more than 100 reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries, generating extensive coverage in local and international media.
How violence radicalised a generation of Rohingya From its start four years ago as a small-scale effort to organise a Rohingya resistance, Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) has managed to stage two deadly attacks on Myanmar's security forces. . But in lashing out against the government, the militants have also made their own people a target. And they have handed Myanmar's military an attempt at public justification by saying that it is fighting terrorism, even as it has burned down dozens of villages and killed fleeing women and children. This radicalisation of a new generation of Rohingya, a Muslim minority in a Buddhist-majority country, adds fuel to an already combustible situation in Rakhine, Myanmar's poorest State. . Localised struggle: Nobody pick up the Gun for Furn Increasingly, there is also concern that both the relatively few Rohingya who have taken up arms and the broader population hundreds of thousands of whom are crowded in camps in neighbouring Bangladesh will be exploited by international terrorism networks, bringing a localised struggle into the slipstream of global politics. . ARSA's attempt at insurgency politics has been disastrousa ceasefire they declared this month was rejected by the military, and they are reported to have suffered lopsided casualties compared with the government's. But the men caught up in the cause insist that resistance is worth the steep cost, even to their families.
Business Page 13 : Telecom operators seek more time to meet quality norms [GSM-3:Telecom Infrastructure] y shifting the QoS measurement,TRAl had made the compliance requirement much more stringent than the existing requirement. New methodology: Under the new regulation,TRAI has recommended a new calculation methodology for Dropped Call Rate (DCR), which will be measured at the mobile tower level instead of telecom circle. . In addition, telcos may face a maximum penalty of 10 lakh if they fail to meet the benchmark for three consecutive quarters. . What Cellular Operators Association of India says: The telecom industry has urged regulator TRAl to consider a six-month extension to the October I deadline it had set for implementation of new norms. The implementation will require major changes in existing processes and alignment with concerned stakeholders. . It had pointed out that as perTRAL around 36.9% of call drops occur due to factors that are beyond the control of telcos-such as sudden entry by consumers into lifts/basements, low battery of mobile devices and low account balance.
Q2. The power to increase the number of judges in the Supreme Court of India is vested in [althe President of India [b]the Parliament [c]the Chief Justice of India [d]The Law Commission