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DAILY SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS OF THE HINDU Presentedb Deepanshu Singh CSE & IFoS mains, Public Speakes NTSE topper and debating champion Avid traveller, fitness, music and fashion cognoscenti 21st April2017 st April2017 100k Followers 15 Following
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PRACTICE QUESTION The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has conducted its first-ever mock exercise on forest fire in which state? a) Arunachal Pradesh b) Uttarakhand c) Jharkhand d) Manipur The Post your answers below! (without googling)
YESTERDAY'S PRACTICE QUESTION In which State is the Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary located? a) Assam b) Arunachal Pradesh c) Nagaland d) Mizoram Answer-> B, Eaglenest or Eagle's Nest Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area of India in the Himalayan foothills of West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh. It conjoins Sessa Orchid Sanctuary to the northeast and Pakhui Tiger Reserve across the Kameng river to the east
Civil Services Day The Civil Services Day is organized on 21st April every year, when civil servants re-dedicate themselves to the cause of the citizens and renew their commitment to public service. This day coincides with the date on which Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had addressed the first batch of probationers at the All India Administrative Service Training School at Metcalfe House, New Delhi in 1947 * Bar Council of India (BCI) has called for a nationwide stir against what they allege as the undemocratic provisions of the Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2017. The Law Commission of India has proposed various amendments to the Advocates Act, 1961 . BCI has condemned those proposals that deter lawyers from going on strike and also those that allow entry of foreign law firms and lawyers to practice in India The Law Commission as a part of its recommendations has proposed that the bar council(s) should comprise one non-lawyermember so that it can be made sure that effective actions are taken against lawyers indulging in professional misconduct
Logistics pact with U.S. 'almost-done' In just about two days, India is expected to notify the operationalising of the Logistics Exchange Memorandum in the backdrop of the Italian marines crisis are likely of Agreement (LEMOA) with the U.S India and the U.S. concluded the logistics agreement, the first of the three foundational agreements between the twoThe Ministry of External Affairs announced that the nations, last August. India Eu likely to resume talks . The talks between India and the EU that were stalled to kick-start during the April 21-23 visit of a high official of the European Union. High Representative of EU, Federica Mogherini, wil However, its implementation has been delayed, as India hold discussions with External Affairs Minister was unable to streamline administrative procedures to enable its operationalisation. LEMOA gives access to both countries to designated military facilities on either side for refuelling and replenishment in primarily four areas-port calls, joint exercises, training and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief The other foundational agreements are the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) and the Basic Exchange and Cooperation The joint economic commission had not met during Agreement for Geospatial Information and Services Cooperation (BECA Sushma Swaraj on Friday Ms. Mogherini is likely to discuss the stalled trade pact between India and EU, The visit is also likely to open up India-Italy ties Senior politician Ivan Scalfarotto will be in Delhi during April 26-28 with a 200-strong business delegatiorn A high-level Indian delegation will be in Italy on May 10-12 for the joint economic commission meeting," . . ' . the past five years because of the marines issue.
U.S must support Paris accord' The nodal climate agency of the United Nations, the UNFCCC, is seeking alternative sources of funding, in the face of likely budget cuts by the United States. . The U.S. government's budget proposal which aimed at slashing funds for the Global Climate Change Initiative could * The final text of the Paris Agreement-considered to be the world's first universal climate agreement Limit temperature rise 'well below' 2 C lead to a reduction of 20% of funding towards the UNFCCC's operational costs is 31 pges long The agreement includes a commitment to keep the rise in global temperatures "well below" 2 C compared to pre- industrial times, while striving to limit them even more, to 1.5 degrees. It's the world's first comprehensive climate agreement, with all countries expected to pitch in. Under the previous emissions treaty, the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, developing countries were not mandated to reduce their emissions. Canada signed on to Kyoto, but later backed out in 2011. The la on developed natis to giwe 300 bilion amaly topng countries by 2020, This would hely e deal also calls on developed nations to give $100 billion annually to developing countries by 2020. This would help these poorer countries combat climate change and foster greener economies. Publishing greenhouse gas reduction targets-These targets will be reviewed and revised every five years starting in 2023 Carbon neutral by 2050P-The deal sets the goal of a carbon-neutral world sometime after 2050 but before 2100 With 197 Parties, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has near universal membership and is the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The ultimate objective of both treaties is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that wil prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system.
Auction may help private miners tap 100 mn tonne. MPC warns of upside risks of inflation Private players will be able to bid for mines with about 100 million tonnes of coal reserves in the initial phase of auctionsWhile all the six members of the monetary for commercial mining rights, Public sector major Coal India Limited is gearing up to compete with private competition for the first time since 1973 when coal blocks were nationalised and will shut down all unviable mines in the coming years Allowing competition in the commercial mining space will create a positive disruption in the mark. Coal India is closing 37 unviable mines this year. Going forward, they will close several more and in the next two years The cost structure of Coal India comes from its high labour costs policy committee of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), that sets interest rates, voted in favour of a status quo, one member discussed the possibility of increasing the rate to achieve the 4% retail inflation target over the medium-term In the first bi-monthly monetary policy review of 2017-18, the RBI decided to keep the policy interest rate unchanged at 6.25% . ' a pre-emptive 25 basis points increase in the policy rate now will point us better at the target of 4% to which the Committee has committed explicitly. It will also obviate the need for back-loaded policy action later when inflation is unacceptably high and entrenched . . . RBI governor Urjit Patel said that vegetable prices, which declined sharply during November 2016 to January 2017, seems to have stabilised but may rise in the coming months due to a seasonal pick up