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DAILY THE HINDU NEWS ANALYSIS 1ST JUNE 2017 BY JATIN VERMA EDUCATOR, UNACADEMY. unacademy
Page-1: Kerala H.C. has "read down' the new cattle slaughter rules, The Division bench observed that there is no ban on slaughtering of cattle under the Pre- vention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Live- stock Market) Rules, 2017 no- tified by the Centre. It only prohibited the sale of cattle at animal markets. The rules don't go beyond that The rules don't go beyond that. triction on selling cattle from home or other places. The Bench added that one could sell and slaughter cattle and eat their meat. Madras HC stays new curbs on cattle trade [3 I ST Mayl So far as slaughter of animals is concerned, it is exclusively in the State list. The subject of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in is the Concurrent List and at the same time, slaughtering of animals is exclusively in the State List. Rule 22(b) of PCA Act: Written declaration- animal has not been brought to market for sale for slaughter. Rule 22(e) : Purchaser shall not sell the animal for slaughter, religious sacrifice.
. State List: Entry 15- Preservation of Stock . State List: Entry 15- Preservation of Stock and Prevention of Animal Disease. Concurrent List: Entry 17- Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. I lth Schedule [73rd CAA] : Entry 4 : Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Poultry. . 2. India is no longer the fastest-growing economy . India lost its fastest-growing major economy tag in the fourth quarter of 2016-17 with GDP growth coming in at 61% compared with China's 6.9% in the same period . Data from the Ministry of Statistics showed GDP grew 7.1% in the financial year 2016-17, . The GDP growth rate is slightly higher than GVA growth because of a more than proportionate increase in indirect tax net of subsidies.
GDP is essentially GVA plus net indirect taxes (indirect taxes minus subsidies). Page-11: India-Spain: PM on Europe visit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the first Indian PM to visit Spain since 1992. Entities which encourage, support, finance terrorism, provide sanctuary to terrorists and glorify terrorism should be subjected to international laws. India-Spain Trade Relations: Spain is the 12th largest investor in India and the 7th largest trading partner in the EU There are more than 200 Spanish compan- ies in India that are actively involved in road construc- tion, railways, wind power, defence and smart cities. Signed 7 Agreements: Signed 7 agreements, including pacts on transfer of se persons and visa waiver for holders of diplomatic passports. Signed 7 Agreements Signed 7 agreements, including pacts on transfer of sentenced
Five MoUs were signed between the two countries on: . Cooperation in organ transplantation, 2. Cybersecurity, 3. Renewable energy, 4. Civil aviation and 5. One between India's Foreign Service Institute and Diplomatic Academy of Spain. Page Il: Preventive detention no quick fix. The order of preventive detention, though based on the subjective satisfaction of the detaining authority, is nonetheless a serious matter, affecting the life and liberty of the citizen under Articles 14, 19, 2l and 22 of the Constitution.
Page- 11: Russia a Natural Ally- PM Modi The PM's words are significant as they come amid a visible strain in India-Russia ties that have further strained since his last meeting with President Putin in Goa, on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in October 2016, and rising discomfort over Russia's growing alliance with China and ties with Pakistan. The BRICS meeting came against the backdrop of the Uri attacks, and Russia's decision to go ahead with military exercises with Pakistan despite Indian government's policy of"isolating" Pakistan. Not forthcoming:At the BRICS meet, as well as in December 2016 at the Heart of Asia conference on Afghanistan, Russia was not as forthcoming in support of their formulations on "cross- border" terror as India expected.
B&RI objections: Russia is joining Belt and Road Initiative (B&RI) on the back of the Chinese investment in the $400 billion Russia-China Power of Siberia gas pipeline that is expected to be operational by 2019- 2020. Putin-Sharif-Xinping Triumvirate at B&RI Forum despite India's objections on sovereignty is problematic for another reason India alongwith Pakistan is joining Shanghai Coop Organisation, next week in Kazakhstan India has been unable to effect such support from Russia on any of its issues with China, including on the Nuclear Suppliers Group and designating Masood Azhar at the UNSC.
Beijing-headquartered SCO, which focuses mostly on security-related issues such as counter-terrorism cooperation in Central Asia, is comprised of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as full members. Afghanistan, Belarus, India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan have "observer" status Its 2015 summit in Ufa in Russia had formally adopted a resolution which started the procedures to admit India and Pakistan into the security grouping.
Page Il:Strategic Partnership model takes effect. Strategic Partnership (SP) policy, intended to promote Indian private sector participation in defence manufacturing, formally came into effect. . The policy acknowledges that the Indian private sector currently has "limited exper- ience in defence manufac- turing and even lesser in respect of final integration" of complex defence systems and sub-systems. The Defence Acquisition Council, led by Defence Minister recently finalised the broad contours of the strategic partnership policy. . The policy is expected to be implemented in a few selected segments|nitially fighter aircraft, submarines and armoured vehicles.
. Background: Make in India in Defence June 2016: The decision to allow 100 per cent FDI in defence marks a major push to defence manufacturing under the 'Make in India' initiative. The government has dropped the requirement for 'state of the art' technology requirement to apply for FDI relaxation above 49 per cent. This does not mean automatic approval for defence deals. Deals above 49 per cent still need government approval but now deals not involving 'state of the art' technology can also opt the route. Governemnt approval above 49% so that Indian companies should be in control to build domestic expertise This does not main autoa per cent