Deepanshu Singh is teaching live on Unacademy Plus
DAILY ANALYSIS OF THE HINDUU 24TH JANUARY 2017 DAILY ANALYSIS OF THE HINDU N 10 MINUTES Presented By
ABOUT ME . Educator @ unacademy B.Tech. Comp. Sc. (Hons.) B. 1ec NTSE and Debating Champion Appeared for CSE and IFoS mains Interests: Music, Quizzing, Fitness & Photography RATE REVIEW RECOMMEND . https:L/unacademy.com/user/deepanshu.n.singh
PRACTICE QUESTION Which of the following countries is/are members of East African Community (EAC)? 1. Burundi 2. Rwanda 3. Morocco 4. Zimbabwe 5. Uganda Select the correct code: a) 1, 2 and 5 b) 1,3, 4 and 5 c) 1,3 and 5 d) 1, 2 and 4 Post your answers below! (without googling) Yesterday's answer- National Voter's day- A 25th Tanuar
NATIONAL NEWS Drones on track to boost safety . The Western Railway is close to finalising a plan to deploy small unmanned aerial vehicles to monitor its tracks, and cut the number of train-hit deaths due to trespassing, in Mumbai The death toll along Mumbai rail tracks was 3,304 in 2015, and 3,349 persons were injured Application: The live view from the UAV will be monitored at the control room of Railway Protection Force, where CCTV cameras are also watched The drone will keep an eye on trespassing, which we cannot easily detect, as we don't have CCTV cameras at all places The new system will map real locations and vulnerable places . . EC wants no schemes for poll-bound States in Budget . The Election Commission directed the Centre not to announce schemes specific to poll-bound States in the Union Budget Also that the government's achievements in respect of the said five States Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Punjab, Manipur and Uttarakhand] would also not be highlighted in any manner-The Commission cited a 2009 advisory to all the States and Union Territories on introduction of the Budget (2009-10) in which it had advised that in cases of poll-going States, a vote-on- account should be taken .
NATIONAL NEWS A goods train to transport city's waste . Unable to enforce segregation of waste at source or run processing plants without citizen's protest, city's planners came forward with idea to transport Bengaluru' s waste to be transported on this train 100 km away. Karnataka Compost Development Corporation has identified with 1000 acre land at three locations to set up "waste parks", where they will invite private parties to invest in waste processing technology Waste management is becoming gargantuan problem with last year's incident of Mumbai' s dumping ground caught fire and raised respiratory problems. At almost every waste dumping site in municipality one can see blatant disregard for Waste Management Rules 2000 Problems like encroachment, zero buffer zone, fire, groundwater contamination, safety of rag pickers are faced in every landfil . " Waste Management Rules calls for segregation of dry and wet waste at source but govt is not able to pursue citizens to do so. Thus adding more landfills than responsibility. Plastic and metal are main source of pollution among dry waste which ends at incinerator causing damage to environment. Our state policy should discourage landfills as due to methane, plastic, they are prone to environment damaging fires .
NATIONAL NEWs Private schools need govt nod before hiking fees: SC . SC declined to hear appeal if private unaided schools that were builton land allocated by Delhi Development Authority . Delhi High Court in its earlier order said that private unaided schools cannot turn to profiteering and commercialism on land provided by DDA. Thus they had to take prior consent of govt before hiking fee. This can be big boost to inclusion of economically backward students in private education system. concerns about rot in private higher education system. Bureau had been asked to keep close look at education sector .On other hand, lot needs to done at private higher education system. Kerala CM, and now former minister had raised In kerala, post from peon to teacher is sold, high admission fee is demanded.-State Vigilance and Anti Corruption Now, vaccine" to guard against spread of fake news Scientists have developed psychological vaccine" to immunize public against spread of damaging "virus" of fake news and misinformation in era of post-truth Usually in medical term, vaccination means to expose body to weakened version of virus, so that no threat is posed to body but it however gains resistance Researchers believe that similar logic can be applied "inoculate" the public against misinformation, including damaging influence of "fake news" websites propagating myths about climate change The idea is to provide cognitive repertoire that helps build resistance to misinformation. News that's low on substance and high on emotion can be fatal to democracy. Autocratic regimes on other hand, eh in North Korea, is using misinformation to sustain their rule . . .
INTERNATIONAL NEWS UAE signals aLook East Policy .United Arab Emirates is likely to highlight is "Look East" policy by participating on Republic day parade . Presence of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and participation of marching contingent in Republic day celebrations would indicate its willingness to play important role in region. Troops participation would embody "Look East" policy of UAE and GCC. UAE is modernising its military and since 2011its is one of the five biggest arms importer. Along with Qatar, it is spread out in several conflict zones. This presence of troops in India is part of wider GCC effort to exercise regional influence in vacuum left by Arab spring and to counter similar threats by Iran. USA interest in Middle East had reduced its discovery of shale gas on one hand and rapprochement with Iran on other. . . . So "Look East" policy is instrument to counterbalance dependence on west-There has been continuous Indian presence in the UAE since at least the 18th century-Today, Indians make up 30% of the country's population-the single largest expatriate community in the UAE ustralian woman in Antarctica world record bid Sailor Lisa Blair has set off from the Australian town of Albany-She would be the first woman to circumnavigate Antarctica solo, non-stop and unassisted in less than 100 days
BUSINESS NEWS India rejects attempts by EU, Canada for global investment agreement . India, along with Brazil, Argentina and some other nations had rejected an informal attempt by EU and Canada to work toward global investment agreement at WTO - level that would incorporate contentious Investor- State Dispute Settlement mechanism .This mechanism has become contentious as it drags governments to international arbitration without exhausting local remedies and claim huge compensation citing loses they suffered due to reasons, such as policy changes. . Such provisions at most can be part of bilateral agreement rather than multilateral agreement . Policy making is prerogative of executive and had to made according to welfare required for citizens of sovereign . Trade ministers of developing countries were against global investment agreement mooted by EU, Canada on Trump moves to pull U.S. out of TPP state. It cannot be subjected to be driven be p by demands of market or by requirement of foreign investor. sidelines of WEF meeting at Davos U.S. President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), making good on a pledge to scrap a deal he denounced as a "job killer" . He called this withdrawal a 'great thing for the American worker The TPP is headed by the US and includes Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nevw Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam It would set new terms for trade and business investment among the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations