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24th April 2018 Part-4: Daily News Analysis
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Jatin Verma
Have appeared in UPSC CSE thrice. Have been taking Unacademy Plus courses Academics- Polity, Economics & Current Affairs.

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mirza hakim to 1572 me hi mr gya tha fir north west me kaise cheked krne ke liye bheje the akbar
transgender right is good I agree but gay and lesbian doesn't deserve such law they should treated as untouchable citizen
Divyanshu Nigam
2 years ago
With this mindset, STOP preparing for CSE right away!
Ria Wadhwa
2 years ago
look after 70 years of independence someone is promoting untouchability. you keep such a ridiculous and obsolete thoughts.
rather u should be treated as an untouchable
Shantanu Dubey shame on u !!!
Preety Chahar
2 years ago
Bevkuf insaan
Aman raj
2 years ago
yes i agree with you Shantanu Dubey because Transgender is netural but Lesbian&Gay is pursue from environment in my openion Thankyou
Sir, its ANA not DNA i.e As per sir's mood news analysis ;) jazbati mat hona
India and Pakistan are Members of SCO since 9th June, 2017. 8 Membersof SCO are : 'Shanghai 5***+ Uzbekistan + India + Pakistan' ***Shanghai 5 - Russia, China, Kazakhastan, Kyrgistan and tajikistan. Note: Remember that Tajiskistan is member of SCO. Don't confuse between Tajikistan and Turkeministan.
SCO member-china ,Russia and 4 central Asian except turkiministan ,India and Pak signed MoU in2016 for joining and became member in2017 inAstana capital of Kazakhstan
Thank you sir SCO members - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, China , India and Pakistan India and Pakistan become full member in 2017
  1. want te be starting sa to Page 7 Nation News: SC to review order on dowry cases (contd.) at thh . CJI Misra said his Bench is not sitting in appeal over the order passed by Justice Goel's Bench. They will only see if the order was passed to fill gaps in the law: was the order permissible under Article 142: and whether that order takes out the spirit of Section 498A," he observed. . The Centre said that the order was not "practical", setting of family welfare committees and tre monitoring them were not "implementable" * Senior advocate Indira Jaising, for a petitioner, said the court should lay down directions only if there was a vacuum in law Section 498A (dowry harassment) of IPC protects gender Justice and rights. There should not be " any kind of cruel treatment of women. But the liberty of husbands is also a factor. CJI wondered whether both can be juxtaposed or reconciled. One of the Senior advocate objected to how the order bars the issuance of Red Corner Notice and submitted that investigation of a crime is the police's job and not that of a family welfare e ar ent e, which is composed of non-legal persons. . Earlier, CJI Misra had said that the July 27 order blunted the purpose of Section 498A as an effective law to protect human rights of married woman who live in torture. tis that en thec

  2. to Page 10 News: Defence Minister leaves for China at th Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman left for China on Monday on a three-day visit during which the ongoing efforts at resetting India-China relations would be a major focus. . . Ms. Sitharaman's April 23-25 visit is to participate in a preparatory meeting for the upcoming summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) re he Modi to attend SCO meet . The 8-member SCO summit is scheduled for June in the Chinese city of Qingdao. PM Modi is expected to attend it. . Ms. Sitharaman would hold meetings with Chinese leaders. External Affairs Minister Sushma e ar k h ent Swaraj and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval are among the senior officials to visit China in recent days, as India and China attempt to reset the ties damaged by last year's Doklam standoff , and related developments. . The militaries are also engaged in reviving the friendly engagements they had. As a major step, the two sides will resume their bilateral exercise 'Hand-in-Hand' this year, officials said. tis that

  3. want te be starting sa Page 10 News: SC notice to govt. on petition to outlaw Section 377 The SC asked the government to respond to a plea by a hotelier to strike down the colonial Section . 377 of the IPC which criminalises homosexuality . A bench headed by CJI Misra issued notice to the Centre on the plea by the Lalit Suri hospitality group head Kesav Suri, seeking the 'Right to choice of sexual orientation' to be declared as part . The Bench, considered the submission of senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi on behalf of the hotelier . On January 8, the 3-judge Bench decided to revisit a December 2013 verdict of the SC in Suresh t. of the fundamental right to life and personal liberty under Article 21 of the Constitution and asked the Centre to respond within a week. nt. Kumar Kaushal versus Naz Foundation, which dismissed the LGBT community as a negligible . The court said a section of people cannot live in fear of a law which atrophies their right to choice . It said societal morality changes with time and the law should change pace with life, adding that the part of the population while virtually denving them the right of choice & sexual orientation and natural sexual inclinations. nd concept of consensual sex may require more protection. that

  4. want te be starting sa Page 10 News: SC notice to govt. on petition to outlaw Section 377 (contd . While the court noted that Section 377 punishes carnal intercourse against order of nature, it added that "the determination of order of nature is not a common phenomenon. Individual autonomy and individual natural inclination cannot be atrophied unless the restrictions are determined as reasonable". r It observed that what is natural for one may not be natural for the other, but the confines of law cannot trample or curtail the inherent rights embedded with an individual under Article 21 (right to life) nt. LIn nd that en thec

  5. want te be startin Page 12 World News: 'India, China are guardians of multipolar world' China on Monday asserted that Beijing and New Delhi are at the vanguard of a new wave of i th globalisation and are the guardians of a multipolar world. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said: India and China are important forces in promoting the multipolar world and economic He highlighted the growing protectionism in the world, which included a brewing trade war with the . He pointed out that as newly emerging markets as well as developing countries with big Iv liberalisation, and as well as ensuring peace, stability and development. U.S.. as the new basis for bonding China and India nt. populations, the two countries (India and China) will continue to uphold the globalisation so that it is more inclusive. ur . In the light of a lot of shared interests, concerns and positions, the two leaders in their meeting in nd Wuhan will take of long view of their ties, and tailor China-India relations to impact the evolving international situation. Underscoring the global impact of the unprecedented summit, he stressed that President Xi and PM Modi will discuss the latest trends of the world so that there is a stable global development. . en thec that

  6. Page 12 World News: Modi should raise terror issue during Wuhan meet: Karzai . Welcoming PM Modi's decision to travel to China for a summit with President Xi Jinping, Afghanistan's former President Hamid Karzai called for India to discuss terror issues with China, as well as Russia, if the U.S. is unable to stem terror attacks from Pakistan. Afghanistan's former President Hamid Karzai said: Once India-China ties are strengthened, then India can speak more freely with China on putting pressure on Pakistan to stop using extremism as a tool. Referring to the "rising extremism and violence" in Afghanistan, including bombing at a voter registration centre in Kabul, Mr. Karzai said that it showed that the U.S.'s recently launched "South Asia policy" for Afghanistan had not shown results. nt. . He suggested that the subsequent meeting of Mr. Modi and Mr. Xi for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in China in June would further the effort to fight against extremism u from Pakistan. . He said that the interest of India, Russia and China in Afghanistan and also in the region are nd eventually the same, and that is the defeat of extremism. . During the Wuhan summit, which is expected to set the course for India-China ties, the issue of China's blocking the UN's designation of terrorist leaders in Pakistan like Masood Azhar is expected to be discussed, as well as India's objections to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

  7. Page 13 Business News: India highest recipient of remittances i th India retained the top position as a recipient of remittances with its diaspora sending about $69 billion back home last year, the World Bank said. . Remittanc es to India picked up sharply by 9.9%, reversing the previous year's dip, but were still short of $70.4 billion received in 2014. v In its latest Migration and Development Brief, the World Bank estimated: . Officially recorded remittances to low-and middle-income countries reached $466 billion in 2017. . Global remittances, which include flows to high-income countries, grew 7% to $613bn last year, . The stronger-than-expected recovery in remittances was driven by growth in Europe, Russia and ui The rebound in remittances, when valued in U.S. dollars, was helped by higher oil prices and a India continued to top in terms of receiving remittance, and was followed by China (S64bn), This was an increase of 8.5% over $429 billion in 2016. from $573bn in 2016. the U.S. nd strengthening of the Euro and the Ruble, it added. the Philippines (S33bn), Mexico (S31bn), Nigeria ($22bn) and Egypt (S20bn). that

  8. In its latest Migration and Development Brief, the World Bank estimated (contd.): The remittances to South Asia grew a moderate 5.8% to $117 billion. Global remittances are expected to grow 4.6% to $642 billion in 2018. Reversing the previous year's sharp decline (8.9% in 2016), remittances to India in 2017 picked up by 9.9%, the Bank said. As against $62.7 billion in 2016, it received $69 billion last year. The upsurge is likely to continue into 2018 on the back of stronger economic conditions in advanced economies (particularly the U.S.) and an increase in oil prices that should have a positive impact on the GCC countries. . However, flows to Pakistan and Bangladesh were both largely flat in 2017, while Sri Lanka saw a small decline (-0.9%). In 2018, remittances to the region will likely grow modestly by 2.5% to $120bn The Bank said the global average cost of sending $200 was 7.1% in Q1 of 2018, more than twice high as the Sustainable Development Goal target of 3%. Sub-Saharan Africa remains the most expensive place to send money to, where the average cost is 9.4%. . nd that

  9. In its latest Migration and Development Brief, the World Bank estimated (contd.: Barriers to reducing costs are de-risking by banks and exclusive partnerships between national post office systems and money transfer Operators Remittances rebound India's remittance inflows increased 9.9% in 2017 after a steep decline in the previous year. The rebound is driven by economic growth in the U.S. and a rise in oil prices. India continues to be the country with the highest remittance inflows These factors constrain the introduction of technologies, such as mobile apps and the use of cryptocurrency and blockchain in remittance services 72($ bn) 70 68 69.90 70.40 68.90 68.90 nt. 64 nd 62.70O 62 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SOURCE: WORLD BANK REPORT that en thec

  10. want te be starting sa Page 13 Business News: Central bank's mixed signals make bond markets jitter i th India's bond market has plenty of reasons to cheer if recent policy developments are anything to go by, but market participants say mixed messages from the central bank have left investors nervous and confusecd. . The RBI had in early Apri, relaxed accounting rules around bond losses and raised the foreign debt investment limit, which is supportive for the sovereign debt market. . But while government bonds rallied briefly on these developments, a lack of direct RBI intervention in open market operations (OMO) has left state banks, the largest group of sovereign bond investors, confused and cautious. nt. . This in turn has added to market volatility and pushed yields sharply higher, impacting not only the govt.'s borrowing costs, but also interest rates in the overall economy at a time when the Indian economy is just beginning to rebound. Barclays India said that the lack of demand from public sector banks is clearly reducing trading risk appetite. If this continues then that will create more volatility . en thec that

  11. Page 13 Business News: India may drag U,S, to WTO on tariff . India would lodge a trade dispute against the U.S. at the WTO if Washington does not grant it India recently requested exemptions, arguing that its exports of these products to the U.S. did not exemptions from higher tariffs on steel and aluminium. create a security concern for a country with whom it has a strategic partnership that goes beyond trade. An internal note prepared by Steel Ministry, showed that the country could consider temporarily raising the basic customs duty on some U.S. goods in the event the exemptions were not granted. v Following an outcry over the U.S. tariffs announced in March, Mr. Trump agreed to suspend their imposition until May 1 for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, South Korea, Canada, Mexico and the EU, the biggest U.S. trading partner, in order to allow discussions to continue. "Why should there be artificial barriers when everyone else seems to be getting an exemption? We are not a security threat," one of the officials involved in the discussions said. India exported less than 1mn tonnes of steel to the U.S. in 2017, and was the 10th biggest supplier, according to an internal note prepared by the Steel Ministry Steel exports to the US. account for 2.2% of India's total steel exports, it showed. India's goods trade deficit with the U.S. fell by nearly 6% to less than $23 billion last year. nt. . . nd . that