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want to be starting ganses, beiag anted to show the boss whatcE s bnat th Important News Articles for 1st February 2018 (Taking Delhi/Noida edition as the base) 1. Page-1: India can't be refugee capital: govt. 2. Page-1: Budget expected to focus on direct taxes 3. Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana Vs Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti y hav Yojana (DDUGJY) 4, reve he g Page-3 North: Punjab seeks 90%, farm funds from the Centre -.5, 6. Page-7 Nation:INS Karanj boosts Navy,s firepower Explainer: What is a Scorpene? or us hink h cause h erent 7. Page-11 News: Indian aid for Palestine diplomatic institute 8. Business Page 13: 'U.S. tax cuts forcing others to respond a pu Important Editorial for 1st February 2018 1. Lead Article: Power of a single identity Advantages of Aadharl rk and t sta , 2. Editorial-1: For a clean judiciary 3. Comment: Making financial savings less taxing
want to be starting ganses, beiag anted to show the boss whatcE s bnat th Decline in adoptions The total number of adoptions under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 has declined 3000 in the country during the last four years. The number of adoptions within y hav 374 Data till 28/12/2017 pho reve he g slay or us hink h cause h Cintra-country) 1000 is lower for subsequent years when compared to 2014-2015 Source: Lok Sabha Q&A 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 a pu INTRA-COUNTRY INTER-COUNTRY rk and t sta ch esthat
want to be starting ganses, beiag anted to show the boss whatcE Ybat thh Why Adoptions are declining? Reason 1: Putting the paperwork online was meant to make it easier to adopt. It hasn't quite worked out that way-adoption rates in India are falling, and most cite procedural delays as the main reason y has 2013-14, just under 4,000 children were placed for adoption, fewer than the 4,964 n he 2012-13 and 5,964 children in the previous year. The government has drawn up fresh guidelines to make the process easier and to cut down the time it takes to adopt. These guidelines have been incorporated in the draft Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2014, which came into effect in January 2016. spe an hink h fferent two bo .Suggested guidelines include linking orphaned and abandoned children in institutions a pu across the country to CARA, short for the Central Adoption Resource Agency, the nodal agency for adoption, as well as cutting the time it takes social workers-currentlyupo two months-to assess prospective parents. rk and The idea is to cut the waiting period for an adoption to a few months from the year or even more than it takes now. achn that
want to be starting ganses, beiag anted to show the boss whatcE Reason 2: Murphy Baby Syndrome Delays are also caused by what social workers and activists call the Murphy Baby Syndrome, a spin on pictures of a cherubic baby used to advertise Murphy radio sets back in the 1970s. The more expectations you have, the more hurdles you are creating for yourself, re he referring to the preferences most prospective Indian parents have. These can range from fair complexion to gender, but most centre around age and physical health. "Families want a choice of babies, sometimes the attitude can lead to major conflict between (prospective) parents and agencies. Reason 3: Rise of Surrogacy: Falling adoption levels have also been put down to the rise of surrogacy, which has also given Indian couples an alternative. Artificial reproductive technology is giving stiff competition to the cause of adoption. Reason 4: Black market e an k h ent through nursing homes, hospitals and institutions that don't figure in the adoption set-up at all ksa by
want te the starti anted to show the boss whatcE bat thh Page-1: India can't be refugee capital: govt The Union government told the Supreme Court othat it does not want the country to become the refugee capital of the world. The government was responding to a submission made by Rohingya refugees that the y hav . ph Border Security Force was "pushing back" their compatriots, fleeing persecution in he native Myanmar, at the borders with chilli spray and stun grenades. reve slay Additional Solicitor General submitted the government is in talks and should be allowed to take a decision. There was no contingency as of now and this was not a matter for the court to intervene. or us hink h erent ASG said he needed time to respond to the allegations made by the refugees, represented by advocate Prashant Bhushan, about being driven back from the border. a pu . The court gave him time till March 7, the next date of the hearing. . At one point, Mr. Mehta said the government was "constitutionally obliged" to decid rk and the Rohingya issue. He also submitted that "this is not a matter in which we can show any leniency". ch ightio
want to be starting ganses, beiag anted to show the boss whatcE it th Mr. Bhushan submitted that welcoming refugees who have fled persecution, with violence, was against India's international and humanitarian commitments. Mr. Bhushan pointed out that Rohingya refugees in camps in India live in abject poverty and squalor. The conditions are inhuman. There is no access to either schools or hospitals. Justice DX. Chandrachud observed that the court did acknowledge the humanitarian aspects in Mr. Bhushan's submissions, but asked if judicial standards of India, which applied to refugees already living on Indian soil, also apply to those attempting to enter . . p re he the country [Article 21: Right to Life] e an k h ent Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, an intervenor, responded by saying that "Somebody comes to your border and says 'l am a refugee'. It has to be determined whether he is a refugee. He cannot be blindly pushed back, then what is the commitment of India to refugee determination? Several high courts have upheld the right to refugee determination. Let the government deal with it diplomatically, but this court should also decide on its own," 'We cannot push them back to the jaws of death' Senior advocate Ashwini Kumar, also for the refugees, said "minimum humanitarian morality" should be shown to the refugees at the border. . ksa
anted to show the boss whatcE Senior advocate Gopal Subramanium, for National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), submitted that the issue of how to deal with refugees trying to enter at the border should s bnat th be diplomatically resolved. The court has said it would want to balance national interests with humanitarian concern y hav ph about the refugees. he The court is hearing a bunch of petitions, one filed by persons within the Rohingya reve slay community, against a proposed move to deport over 40,000 Rohingyas. or us hink h cause h erent a pu rk and
anted to show the boss whatcE s bnat th Page-1: Budget expected to focus on direct taxes While there are unlikely to be any major changes in indirect tax as most of them are now under the purview of the Goods and Services Tax Council, Budget 2018 could have several positive changes on the direct tax side, according to analysts. y hav pHowever, the key consideration while reducing direct taxes, either for individuals or he corporates, would be to ensure that the changes don't reduce government revenue too reve slay much, as there is already the possibility of overshooting the fiscal deficit target. Budget could introduce a standard deduction for salary payers. The other thingthat could change is the medical reimbursement limitof 15,000, which: is an archaic limit. So that could go up. Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian made it clear that changing the income tax slabs to reduce the tax burden on the salaried and middle class was one of the government's key focus areas. . or us erent . a pu rk and
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tart anted to show the boss whatcE Prime Minister also indicated some key areas that he felt required more attention, a strong indication of what the Budget could contain. first priority is to find out a solution for our farmers who are in distress; This is my personal belief that ease of doing business is very good but in a country 2 like India, the ultimate goal should be ease of living. PM went on to highlight programmes like the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana that provides LPG connectionsto rural women, and Saubhagya Scheme aimed at providing last-mile connectivity for rural electrification, in a sign that the Budget could increase allocations to such programmes. 0 leg .
anted o show the hs Why was Saubhagya scheme launched launched? To overcome the shortfalls of DDU-GJY: Despite the government's aggressive village electrification programme, the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana launched in July 2015, under which 78% of 18,000 villages have been electrified, it was real ised that the problem of electricity access' wasn't resolved. A village is declared to be electrified if 10% of the households are given electricity along with publicplaces such as schools, panchayat office, health centres, dispensaries and community centres. With a large number of household still remaining unelectrified, the Saubhagya scheme aims at ensuring the coverage of households as opposed to only villages. Importance: It was seen that the electricity distribution companies don't want to supply to the villages even if the electrification has taken place. bat th y hav phc hee . slay or us hink h cause l erent a pu By providing electricity access to all households with prepaid and smart meters, rk and It stay demand will be created which in turn will force the discoms to supply to these villages. 'Green' angle: The scheme will help India, the world's third-largest energy consumer f the US and China, to help meet its global climate change commitments as electricity will substitute kerosene for lighting purposes. r. ich
anted o show the hs to b th Page-3 North: Punjab seeks 90% farm funds from the Centre Punjab Chief Minister has written to Prime Minister urging that the fund sharing ratio between the Centre and the States be restored to 90:10 for various agriculture development programmes. . The target of doubling farmers' income in five years appears almost unachievable unless urgent steps are taken to redirect the focus and provide the essential institutional support in order to make agriculture more sustainable and promote crop diversification. he On the one hand, growth in productivity and real farm incomes have materially slowed down; on the other, the very sustainability of the rice-wheat cropping system is under threat due to over exploitation of natural resources. . No resources Pointing out that the sharing pattern ofprogrammes such as the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, the National Food Security Mission and the Agriculture Technology Management Agency scheme had been repeatedly amended, Mr. Singh said that now States had been asked to contribute 40% of the outlay as their share, even though they lack financial resources, Punjab being no exception. ur ay Entry 14: State List-> Agriculture, including agricultural education and research; protection against pests and prevention of plant diseases.
want to be starting ganses, beiag anted to show the boss whatcE s bnat th Explainer: What is a Scorpene? Scorpene is a conventional powered submarine weighing 1,500 tonnes and can go up to depths of 300m. It is built by DCNS of France. What has it to do with India? y hav phe In October 2005, India had signed a USD 3.75 bn deal for six of submarines to be built he by Mazgaon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai with transfer of technology. Additional reve slay deals were signed with Thales and MBDA for systems and weapons. Why are submarines so important? A submarine is the quietest military platform and extremely tough to detect. Their main cover is their ability to move stealthily under water and keep an eye on enemy movement of vessels Submarines are the most potent military platforms currently available even ahead ofe aircraft carriers which need a large entourage to protect it. The fact that nations which possess nuclear weapons base their second strike capability (ability to strike back after being hit first by nuclear strike) on nuclear powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) underscores their importance. . or us erent a pu rk and t sta es
want te the starti LT to anted to show the boss whatcE buat th ARMOURY KEY FEATURES Adding muscle Overall length of 67.5 metres SM 39 EXOCET missiles Heavyweight wire-guided surface Underwater target torpedoes and mines Mobile C303/S anti-torpedo decoys The deal to build six Scorpene submarines at Mazagon Dock Limited, Mumbai, Height of 12.3 metres was signed with DCNS, France in Octobr2005 360 battery cells (each weighing 750 kg) power the extremely silent permanently magnetised propulsion motor he H layer TYPE Scorpene isa The submarine's search periscopes are equipped with infrared-low light The stealth is further enhanced through the mounting of equipment inside the pressure hull on shock absorbing cradles diesel-electric attack submarine weighing about Crew level cameras and laser range finders Two 1,250 kW MAN diesel engines for rapidly charging batteries 1,600 tonnes and t stay esthat
want to be starting ganses, beiag anted to show the boss whatcE s bnat th Page-11 News: Indian aid for Palestine diplomatic institute Prime Ministerwill arrive in Palestine where he is expected to lay the foundation stone of a new diplomatic training institute. r Modi's visit will be the first by an Indian Prime Minister to Palestine and comes weeks after India voted in favour of Palestine's rights over Jerusalem in the United Nations General Assembly. y hav phe reve he slay .The Government of India has already sanctioned US$4.5 million for the Indo-Palestine Diplomatic Institute which will be a unique institute in the region and it is one of the several events that are likely to feature in the PM's visit to Ramallah," said the source,i requesting anonymity. or us hink h erent The visit is aimed at de-hyphenating India's policy towards Israel and Palestine that a pu reflected in Mr. Modi's 2017 visit to Tel Aviv when he skipped Palestine. India has traditionally provided humanitarian and educational support which also included IT training for younger generation of Palestinians, and the visit is expected to boost bilateral ties. rk and t sta
to Tax rate attraction: Citing the difference in CIT between the U.S. and India (where the rate is about 30%) as well as the exchange rate risk, analysts say that there were concerns being expressed whether the CIT cut in the U.S. would possibly lead to a slowdown in investment into India by U.S.-based firms Pointing out that India's budget last year had an announcement on reduction of CIT to 25% in case ofsmall companies with annual turnover up to 50 crore, Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) said the Centre should similarly reduce CIT to 25% for large companies. The reduction in CIT in the U.S. has forced Indian subsidiaries of American firms to look at the option of closing their India operations and moving to U.S. to avail the tax advantage. In pharma and other sectors, many Indian exporters_ for whom the major market is the U.S are mulling shifting to the US. to get the benefit of import tariff, reduction in CIT and 100% deduction on purchase of equipment. he he e an k h Indian leather exporters are also weighing the option of adding production in Bangladesh to take advantage of the l 5% cash support announced by that country, besides the import tariff gains of exporting from a least developed country. stay ksa that
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