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DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS For 20th July 2017 By JATIN VERMA Educator Unacademy For Daily The Hindu News & Editorial analysis- Visit my Unacademy profile- www.unacademy.com/user/studiousjatin
Page l: SC wonders whether privacy could be an absolute right Right to privacy is not absolute and cannot prevent the state from making laws imposing reasonable restrictions on citizens, the Supreme Court orally observed. us, term :The court said right to privacy, is in fact too amorphous, a term. To recognise privacy as a definite right, it has to first define it. But this would be nearly impossible as an element of privacy pervades all the fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution. How do we define privacy? What are its contents.... lts contours? How can the state regulate privacy? What obligations do the state have to protect a person's privacy? The court said that an attempt to define the right to privacy may cause more harm than good. An exhaustive cataloguing by the court of what all constitutes privacy may limit the right itself [BSC- Open-ended!!!]
Attorney General K.K.Venugopal had submitted in the court that right to privacy is merely a common law right and the Constitution makers "consciously avoided" making it a part of the fundamental rights. . Another advocate argued, "In the Internet age, a person should have control on how much he should put forward and not be compelled????" [I Agree;Terms & Conditions; I accept] . He said there was hardly any data protection in this digital age, inevitably leading to a compromise in privacy . But Justice Chandrachud observed that right to privacy cannot be linked to data protection. He said this is the age of "big data", and instead of focussing on privacy, steps need to be taken to give statutory recognition to data protection. Senior advocate Gopal Subramanium responded that the constitutional right to privacy does not mean mere p from the State's ingress.
. The right to liberty means the right to make personal choices, the right to develop one's personality, one's aura, one's thinking and actions, the freedom of religion and conscience, the freedom to believe or not believe. For all this, one needs privacy. So the right to liberty and lead a life of dignity includes the right to privacy. right to privacy is much lger in dimension from the . Your argument is that the constitutional right to privacy is much larger in dimension from the common law right to privacy, which is only confined to be left alone in my home, which is my castle? . You are saying liberty, which includes privacy, is the bedrock of all rights. de Cseabeton Mr. Subramanium said liberty is a "pre-existing natural and inherent value", which was recognised by the Constitution. Liberty and dignity are enshrined in the Preamble of the Indian Constitution. Liberty, dignity and privacy are inalienable rights necessary to truly understand the Constitution... .Liberty is even the basis of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.
Countering Mr.Venugopal's submission that right to privacy is not a fundamental right as it is not expressedly mentioned in the Constitution, senior advocate Soli Sorabjee said so is "Freedom of Pres". The cherished right of Freedom of Press is not expressedly set down in Article 9 (). But it is deduced. Like that, privacy can also be deduced from other fundamental rights. Privacy is not a twilight right in the Constitution. There is no grey. In fact, is it possible for citizens to exercise liberty and dignity without privacy. . Mr. Divan, speaking in the context of Aadhaar demanding biometric details of citizens to grant them access to government welfare and benefits, said it is a violation of bodily integrity. e A person's body belongs to the State only in a totalitarian State
Page 2 North: Auditors in cooperative societies compulsory The Rajasthan government has made the appointment of auditors compulsory for all cooperative societies to bring transparency in their financial dealings and asked them to submit their reports to the Registrar of Cooperative Societies. The rules under the State Cooperative Societies Act have been amended for the purpose
Pg-7 Nation: Ministry, NITI Aayo moot privatisation of select services in district hospitals care for only three non-communicable diseasescardiac disease, pulmonary disease, and cancer care-will be provided National Health Policy, 2017. . As a part of a radical 'privatisation project', the To raise public healthcare expenditure to 2.5% of GDP from current 1.4%, with Health Ministry and the NITI Aayog have developed a framework to let private hospitals more than two-thirds of those resources run select services within district hospitals, on a 30-year lease going towards primary healthcare. To ensure availability of 2 beds per 1000 population to enable access within golden hour To increase life expectancy from 67.5 to 70 years by 2025. To reduce total fertility rate (TFR) to 2.l . In a document, prepared in consultation with the World Bank, the government will be allowing"a single private partner or a single consortium of private partners" to bid for space in district level hospitals, "especially inTo reduce total fertility rate (TFR) to 2. tier 2 & 3 cities. . er or a singleTo inc . 2025. to reduce infant mortality rate to 28 by Under this Public Private Partnership (PPP), 2019 and reduce neo-natal mortality to 16
People's Health Movement, said that the government was handing over critical public assets without gaining anything much in return. NITI Aayog has no locus standi to make health policy, which is a State subject in India. The logic behind shutting down the Planning Commission was to ensure that policies are not centralised NITI Aayog was to be an advisory body but here they are rushing through a policy that will essentially hand over public assets to the private sector, leading to a further dismantling of the public services available for free. If the government has to give seed money, share blood banks and other infrastructure, and still not be able to reserve beds for poor patients, it seems like we are not getting much in return. Viability gap funding . Further, the State governments will give Viability Gap Funding (VGF), or one-time seed money, to private players to set up infrastructure within district hospitals. . The private parties and State health departments will share ambulance services,blood banks, and mortuary services.[Entry-6: Public health & sanitation; hospitals and dispensaries]
. Another major concern about the policy is that under 'principles' of the financial structure, the document states that"there will be no reserved beds or no quota of beds for free services in these facilities. . While it is clear that insured patients will receive free care, it is not at all clear what will happen to the vast majority of the population . In particular, how will these referral arrangements work?Whereas it says that states can, if they wish, refer 100% of patients for cashless care, it is a matter of concern that it also proposes that States can set a cap on this entitlement. How would this work?What happens when the cap is reached? - How would tis workWhat happens when the cap is reachedf .If implemented, these proposals could threaten to take India away from UHC, a key sustainable development goal.
Page 10: India hit by 34 ransomware attacks, Minister tells LS A total of 34 incidents of infections from the two global ransomware attacks, WannaCry and Petya, were reported to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-ln) by organisations and individuals, Parliament was informed . Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts users' access to affected files by encrypting them until a ransom is paid to unlock it. negative. Act, 2000. planed to amend the isting repulations the Mniter rpledin te . Asked if the government planned to amend the existing regulations, the Minister replied in the . At present, there is no proposal with the government to amend the Information Technology
Page 10:T.R. Zeliang sworn in Nagaland Chief Minister. T.R. Zeliang was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland in the place of Shurhozelie Liezietsu, who was sacked by the Governor. Buffalo meat exports fall 4.35% in April-May. . During the previous year 2016-17 (April to May), the buffalo export was $554 million whereas during the current year export was noticed to $530 million for the same period.
Page 10: New social security net planned. The Union government plans to introduce a universal social security network for workers in both the informal and formal sectors.The scheme will be rolled out in a phased manner. A question was asked in the Parliament about a p and the employer's contribution from the present 12% to 10%. I to lower the employee's Parliament issue of IT sector employees, stating that there was no superannuation fund in the country and EPF alone was the support for the employees who were retiring or getting terminated . Parliament was informed that the EPF security network currently covered 4.8 crore contributory members and had a corpus of over 10.43 lakh crore. For Indian Polity Crash course, Visit my Unacademy profile- www.unacademy.com/user/studiousjatin
The 14th Dalai is a political exile who has long been engaged in anti-China separatist activities under the cloak of religion with the attempt to split Tibet from China. China is firmly opposed to Dalai's trip to any country for activities aimed at split- ting China in any capacity. China perceives any encouragement to the Dalai Lama by foreign powers or military or political support to Taiwan as a challenge to its "One China" polic)y. China has also raised the red flag on Indonesia's decision to issue a new official map renaming a part of the South China Sea (SCS) as the North Natuna Sea. The map apparently intersects a part of the Nine-Dash line, which defines China's maritime boundary in the SCS For Indian Polity Crash course, Visit my Unacademy profile- www.unacademy.com/user/studiousjatin
Page 11: U.S. presses India, China for talks India and China should work together to come up with "some better sort of arrangement" for peace, the U.S. expressing concern over the military stand-off in the Sikkim sector. . A top Army officer of U.S. said China's leaders remained focussed on developing the capabilities to increase the country's regional influence and to counter any third-party intervention, including by the U.S., during a conflict. Expressing concern over the People's Liberation Army's growing assertiveness in the strategic Asia-Pacific region, a top U.S. commander said that China was exploiting its economic leverage to advance its regional political objectives WORLD NEWS Page 12:Trump, Putin held undisclosed talks Hours into a long dinner with world leaders who had gathered for the Group of 20 summit meeting, President Donald Trump left his chair at the sprawling banquet table and headed to where President Vladimir Putin of Russia was seated.
nt of U.S. export to India" after last year's NDAA, but called for faster progress and focussed approach. It said the 2012 Defense Technology and Trade Initiative has six "pathfinder" initiatives, which need to be more in alignment with the Joint Strategic Vision between the two countries . The committee is concerned by the current stalemate in Afghanistan, It believes that the United States should leverage the capabilities of allies and partners to more effectively secure regional stability and security. The committee believes that the United States needs to recommit to the fight in Afghanistarn. . India, as a major defence partner of the United States and a contributor to regional security, has a critical role to play in this effort. . About India-Afghanistan Relations: India has been less than enthusiastic about Joint patrol and cautious while expanding India has been less than enthusiastic about Joint patrol and cautious while expanding cooperation with the Afghan government. . India has a strategic partnership agreement with Afghanistan, but its military component remains limited.
Business Page 13:AAl to bear capex for two airports' . The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will bear the capital expenditure at Jaipur and Ahmedabad airports even as private developers will only need to concentrate on operations and maintenance (O&M) of the two airports whose terminal buildings are set to be privatised . The AAl has re-examined the issue related to the project financials of the O&M project for Ahmedabad and Jaipur airports The concept of project cost will be different in case of these two air- ports as against the model adopted for privatisation of other airports, including Delhi and Mumbai airports. . The Private operators who had shown interest in running the terminal building of the two airports had opined that the scope of revenue generation was limited in the O&M model so they may not find it viable to incur capital expenditure
Business Page: ONGC gets nod to buy out Centre's stake in HPCL. The Cabinet approved the sale of the government's 51.1 1% stake in oil refiner HPCL to India's largest oil producer ONGC for a potential sum in the range of Rs. 26,000 crore to Rs. 30,000 crore. . while ONGC buying HPCL will help the government meet as much as 40% of its target for raising Rs. 72,500 crore in the current fiscal through stake sale, more deals in the oil sector including one where refiner Indian Oil Corp. potentially buys out explorer Oil India Ltd. or Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. merges with gas utility GAIL, may be in the offing Business Page: NCLT reserves order on IBC petition against Bhushan Steel The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) reserved order on insolvency pleas against Bhushan Steel as well as Bhushan Steel and Power even as it 'wondered' as to why RBI had to issue directions to banks to initiate bankruptcy proceedings against big defaulters
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