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22nd March 2019 Part-2: Daily News Analysis
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Jatin Verma
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SCO members - China, Russia, India, Ujbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Pakistan, Tajakistan.
nice lesson sir,, please make everyday lesson of The Hindu Newspaper on unacademy.
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  1. want fo be start but th Important News Articles Taking Delhi/Noida edition as the base GSM 2 1. Page 1: U.S. puts Pakistan on notice over terror attack. ve 2. Page 10: Political parties yet to comply with RTI Act ph rev 3. Page 10: SCO offers 'mediation' in India-Pak. talks GSM 3 1. Page 7: Enforcing a ban will not end the menace of stubble burning, say researchers ink h cause ferent 2. Page 13: A mere statement sans motive is not fraud, rules SAT 3. Page 13: Rupee-dollar swap could boost foreign fund flows under voluntary retention route 4. Page 7: Cash-strapped Jet cuts more domestic flights 5. Page 13: Banks should not be running Jet Airways, says AIBEA pu kand stay

  2. want fo be start but th Page 1: U.S. puts Pakistan on notice over terror attack . The United States has asked Pakistan to take sustained, verifiable and irreversible action against the perpetrators of terrorism and warned the country that another terror attack on India will prove to be "extremely problematic." US referred to the terrorist groups, mainly the Jaish-e-Mohammed and the Lashkar-e-Taiba esaying that any additional terrorist attack without Pakistan's sincere effort against these groups, would be extremely problematic for Pakistan and it would cause re-escalation of tensions, which is dangerous for both countries. In the recent days, the official said, Pakistan had taken some "initial" actions. It had frozen the assets of some terror groups and made some arrests. cause ferent It had taken administrative control of some of the JeM facilities .The official stressed on irreversible action as it has been seen in the past that Pakistan PLI kand stay usually make some arrests and then releases them a few months later. Also the terrorist eaders are allowed to travel around the country, hold rallies

  3. want fo be start but th Page 10: Political parties vet to comply with RTI Act. . In a time ofdeep political polarisation, refusing to comply with the RTI Act seems to be one of the few issues that has united national parties across the ideological spectrum. Despite a June 2013 ruling from the Central Information Commission (CIC) that they rewe fall within the ambit of the transparency law, parties insist that they cannot be considered e public authorities under the Act. A petition has been filed jointly by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal to adjudicate on the issue. Most political parties refused to comment publicly on the issue, saying it was sub judice, although a Congress spokesperson said that parties could not be considered public authorities under the Act. Some other parties commented that they could not be considered public authorities as they did not receive government funding. . . cause ferent PLI . kand stay

  4. want fo be start but th Background . The issue goes back to October 2010, when ADR filed an RTI request seeking information on donations and contributions received by political parties. Of the six parties then recognised by the Election Commission as national parties, only one, hthe CPI, accepted that it was a public authority under the Act. (It later changed its stance.) . The Congress, Nationalist Congress Party and the CPI(M) denied they had any obligations under the Act. The BJP and the BSP did not even respond. ADR complained to the CIC, the highest appellate body under the RTI Act. In June 2013, a full bench of the CIC ruled that the national parties are public authorities ink h cause ferent under Section 2(h) of the Act, and directed them to make voluntary disclosures, appoint public information officers and respond to RTI applications. PLI kand stay

  5. want fo be start but th Page 10: SCO offers 'mediation' in India-Pak. Talks . The eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) offered to smoothen a bilateral dialogue between India and Pakistan so that the two countries can resolve their differences, following last month's terror attack in Kashmir. s first press conference after taking over as the SCO Secretary-General, Vladimir Norov e*offered "mediation," to support direct talks between both countries. He said the SCO member-states were ready to offer mediation as there was an intention by India and Pakistan to resolve the differences in a bilateral format. ink h cause ferent pu kand stay

  6. want fo be start but th Page 7: Enforcing a ban will not end the menace of stubble burning, sav researchers Burning stubble, the rice chaff left over after harvesting, is linked to winter air-pollution in the State as well as down-wind Delhi A team of Swiss and Indian researchers who interviewed 600 farmers over two years y has reve Only educating farmers about the monetary costs of burning stubble can address the environmental crisis triggered every year in Punjab The government's efforts-earmarking funds for specialised farming equipment (for straw management) or enforcing the State-led ban on the practice- are unlikely to solve the problem Farmer cooperative groups-a key link between the government and farmers- ought to be playing a more active role in educating farmers Farmers are not to blame for the pollution crisis. There are deeper causes beyond economic incentives or awareness about the health consequences of burning at play. ink h cause ferent PLI uy, Ivis kand stay On average, about 20 million tonnes of straw are generated in Punjab, and they barely have two to three weeks to dispose them of and prepare the fields for the next crop. Hence the popularity , of deploying stubble-burning as a quick and cheap solution

  7. want fo be start but th For about a decade now, the Delhi and the Centre have held this practice responsible for the abysmal air quality in the capital in winter. . In 2013, the National Green Tribunal issued a directive to Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh asking them to ban stubble burning. has reeThe Environment Ministers of these States as well as top officials at the Centre declared a e"zero tolerance" policy on the burning of stubble, which has been estimated to contribute anywhere from 7% to 78% ofthe particulate matter-emission load in Delhi during winter. The Centre has spent about T600 crore in subsidising farm equipment via village cooperatives to enable farmers to access them and avoid stubble burning. cause ferent In 2018, Punjab had disbursed about 8,000 farm implements to individual farmers and set up 4,795 custom hiring centres, from where such machinery could be leased. PLI . The cost of hiring these machines was about *5,000 an acre. kand stay However, the success of these efforts has been mixed, even though stubble-fires in 2018 were fewer than in 2017 and 2016, according to satellite maps by independent researchers.

  8. want fo be start but th The researchers found that farmers who had bigger landholdings were more likely to burn straw; those who used combine harvesters (for cutting the straw) as opposed to manual labourers were more likely to engage in burning; and those who burnt or didn't burn were equally aware of the steps and procedures required to abstain from burning. . plu . On average, the input costs of farmers who burned straw were about #40,000 per acre and he those who didn't about 25,000 per acre but the incomes of those who burned and those who rev didn't were closer_ about 360,000 and 50,000 respectively. . Way forward . There needs to be greater participation by village cooperatives in being able to impose social ferent norms that would dissuade burners pu kand stay

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  10. want fo be start but th Background In December 2017, SEBI imposed a penalty of 8 lakh on Emami chairman R.S. Agarwal after he reportedly told a journalist that he was interested in acquiring Amrutanjan Health Care. According to SEBI, the statement was not made with the approval of the board of the ecompany. Also, it impacted the share price of Amrutanjan and hence amounted to fraud. Appearing before the tribunal, counsel for Mr. Agarwal, highlighted the fact that the PFUTP Regulations excluded general statements made under good faith from the definition of fraud" He added that if the SEBI stance was upheld and accepted, officials of listed entities would not be able to speak to the media about the company's future plans as it might be looked upon as fraud by the regulator, which was clearly not the intent of the regulations as such. Incidentally, while quashing the SEBI order, the tribunal highlighted the fact that Mr. Agarwal did not acquire any shares of Amrutanjan Health Care. Thereby, there was "no evidence to link to a motive" cause ferent PLI kand stay

  11. want fo be start but th There is no liquid market for three-year forward cover. There will be less uncertainties for the FPIs who want to take the VRR route. Investments under VRR (by all FPIs taken together) are capped at T40,000 crore for government securities and 35,000 crore for corporate debt securities. rding to SBI, the new tool could have several implications, including lowering cost of rev ehedging for the importers, with forward premia taking a dip Also, this move will complement the recently announced VRR route, wherein the stated objective of the regulator is to attract long-term and stable FPI investments in the debt market while providing FPIs with operational flexibility to manage their investments. . ink h cause ferent pu kand stay

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