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want fo be start but th Important News Articles Taking Delhi/Noida edition as the base 1. Page 1: Disqualification ofT.N. MLAs upheld 2. Page 5: Aim and shoot for a citizen-science repository of Indian mammals ph reve 3. Page 5: India set to be third largest aviation market 4. Page 8: Keep Pak. out of picture, Governor tells J&K parties 5. Page 8: 'Decisive govt. must for 10 years 6. Page 8: Govt, reviews measures taken to curb fake news ink h cause ferent 7. Page 8: Govt. notifies rules on granting citizenship 8. Page 13: It's over to the Supreme Court now 9. Page 14: China, Japan to partner in building Asia infrastructure 10. Page 14: Abe's visit won't impact ties with Japan, says New Delhi pu kand stay 11. Page 15: 'India must create jobs in textiles, leather'
want fo be start but th Page 8: Govt. reviews measures taken to curb fake news. Role of media in Securit Home Secretary held a meeting with representatives of various social media platforms to review the steps taken by them to prevent misuse of their sites. He asked them to check spread of rumours and messages inciting unrest, cybercrimes and he other activities that could be detrimental to national security. rev From May to June, more than 20 people were lynched based on fake posts or rumours floating on various social media platforms. He asked the representatives to nominate India-based grievance redressal officers and to cause ferent develop a monitoring mechanism for time-bound preventive and other actions for removal of objectionable contents, The social media platforms were also asked to put in place a system for prompt sharing of information sought by the law enforcement agencies for investigation purposes. PLI . kand stay The representatives briefed the government officials about actions taken by them to ensure blocking of websites and for removal of objectionable and malicious contents from public view. All social media platforms assured the government of full cooperation.
want fo be start but th Page 13: It's over to the Supreme Court now The Supreme Court will hear a petition filed by Common Cause, a non-governmental organisation, through advocate Prashant Bhushan, to quash the "illegal divestment" of the functions and duties of the office of CBI Director from Alok Verma, calling it a "brazen has p interference" by the government in the functioning of the agenc he.The orders issued by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and seconded by the Centre rev on October 23 had reasoned that divestment was necessitated to retain the credibility of the CBI and to ensure there was no erosion of public faith in the institution due to the persisting acrimony between Mr. Verma and CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana, who was also cause ferent asked to sit out . The petition sought the quashing ofthe order of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet PLI of October 23, giving senior CBI officer M. Nageshwar Rao charge of the agency. The CBI Director can be appointed by the Centre only on the basis of a recommendation made by a high-powered committee led by the Prime Minister and including the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha and the Chief Justice of India kand stay
want fo be start but th .The petition contended that the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act of 2013 had amended the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act of 1946, under which the CBI was constituted. Further, considering the fact that the amendments had substituted the Central Vigilance Commissioner-led panel with the high-powered panel led by the Prime Minister, any "transfer" or withdrawal of work from the incumbent CBI Director, that too, before his statutory two-year term ended, would necessarily require the previous consent of the PM-led committee as mandated in Section 4B(2) of the DSPE Act, the petition said. Again, under the amendments, the CVC, under Section 4C of DSPE Act, has power only to reve recommend the appointment, curtail or extend the terms of CBI officers from the level of the Superintendent of Police to above, including the CBI Special Director, but not the CBI Director. cause t ferent .The petition sought the removal of Mr. Asthana and urged the court to order a SIT investigation into the unprecedented incidents witnessed recently within the CBI and corruption allegations levelled against senior agency officials. kand stay .In his petition, Mr. Verma has highlighted governmental interference in CBI functioning and lashed out at Mr. Asthana, accusing the latter of stymieing decisions made in investigations of sensitive cases even monitored by the Supreme Court. Mr. Verma accused Mr. Asthana of "concocting evidence" to impair his reputation.
want fo be start but th Page 5: Aim and shoot for a citizen-science repository of Indian mammals Scientists and researchers from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore have come up with a new citizen-science repository on Indian mammals, called Mammals of India (MaOI), which is an online, peer-reviewed, freely-accessible portal that phx was launched late September 2018. By October 25, as many as 768 images of 161 species of he mammals were uploaded. rev This is the first portal exclusively designed for mammals . As per current estimates, 426 species of mammals are found in India; of them 47 species are endemic to the Indian subcontinent. cause ferent In one month, this citizen-science initiative has seen photographs of rare species_such as Red Serow from Manipur, Asian Golden Cat from Arunachal Pradesh and Binturong, also known as bear cat, from East Kameng in Arunachal Pradesh- being shared for the beneft of researchers and public alike. ,put kand stay The website provides an opportunity to anyone to upload photographic observations on mammals to be reviewed by experts and uploaded on the website.
want fo be start but th Page 5: India set to be third largest aviation market India will be the third largest aviation market globally a year sooner than was earlier predicted. It is now expected to be among the top three countries by 2024 from its current seventh position, according to global aviation body IATA plIn its latest 20-year forecast for the aviation industry, the International Air Transport e Association (IATA) says that air passenger numbers worldwide could double to 8.2 billion in rev 2037. The biggest contribution in this growth will come from the Asia-Pacific region, which will account for half the total number of new passengers over the next 20 years. While China will climb up one spot to displace US as the world's largest aviation market in the mid-2020s, India will take the third place by surpassing the U.K. around 2024, according to the IATA forecast. In fact, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to see the fastest growth at the rate of 4.8%. followed by Africa (4.6%) and West Asia (4.4%) The other south-east Asian countries predicted to grow rapidly include Indonesia, likely to be the fourth largest by 2030 from its current ranking of 10th largest aviation market. Thailand, too, is expected to enter the top 10 markets in 2030,edging out Italy, IATA said. ink h cause t ferent PLI . kand stay .
want fo be start but th Page 8: Keep Pak. out of picture, Governor tells J&K parties J&K Governor ticked off major regional parties-National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-and the separatist Hurriyat Conference, criticising their frequent reference to Pakistan's role in resolving the Kashmir issue. reeHe said there could be no talks with the Hurriyat "until they keep Pakistan out of the hediscussion". He also said political parties did not have the right to talk about India-Pakistan peace talks and that talks between two nations are the prerogative of two governments and not political parties. It is for the first time in J&K that a Governor has drawn a red line for both the mainstream and separatist parties on the issue of Pakistan. Reacting to the Governor's statement, former Chief Minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti reiterated that her party would continue to pitch for India-Pakistan dialogue. Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq described Mr. Malik's remarks as "illiteracy" on Kashmir. . ink h cause ferent PLI kand stay
want fo be start but th Page 8: 'Decisive govt. must for 10 years' National Security Adviser (NSA) said plenty of forces within the country were focussed on eroding the will of the nation, and stressed that India needed a strong, stable and decisive government for the next 10 years to achieve its political, economic and strategic objectives. He also said unstable regimes were more prone to fragility and corruption, adding that weak governments were unable to take hard decisions that were good for the people but not necessarily populist in nature. rev He said it was not possible to alienate the country from the international oil prices and it was a phase [of high petroleum price] that would soon be over, probably in six or eight months. He said corruption undermined the "rule of law" that governed the country and "false narratives" had the power to destabilise the nation. The NSA said all "private sector is not traitor" and "suspecting every corporate" would create an environment where they cannot grow, and it would impact the economy "India cannot afford to be a soft power... if it becomes a soft power, then we will have to make compromises and you make compromises when your political survival takes precedence over national interests decisive... a fragmented polity can considerably make it impossible for India to realise its dreams, because weak governments are unable to take hard decisions," Mr. Doval said. ' cause t ferent PLI kand stay India will have to have governments which are stable, ,
want fo be start but th Page 8: Govt. notifies rules on granting citizenship The Union Home Ministry has empowered the Collectors of certain districts in seven States to accept online applications to grant citizenship to "persecuted minorities" from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh living in India. pA parliamentary committee has been examining the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, he u which proposes to grant citizenship to six persecuted minorities: Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Parsis, Christians and Buddhists who came to India from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh before 2014 As the Bi is pending, the Home Ministry gave powers to the Collectors in Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi to grant citizenship and naturalisation certificates to the migrants under Sections 5 and 6 of the Citizenship Act, 1955. No such power has been delegated to Assam officials. cause ferent .Under the new rules, notified on October 24, the migrants can apply online, and the kand stay verification reports or the security clearance reports of the applicants shall be made available to the Centre through an online portal. Citizenship will be granted after the verification reports are received from the States and the Centre. .
want fo be start but th Page 14: China, Japan to partner in building Asia infrastructure . Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in China on a reset visit that is expected to trigger significant collaboration between Tokyo and Beijing in developing infrastructure in Asia. y ha The leaders also commemorated the 40th anniversary of the China-Japan treaty of . The Japan and China are playing an indispensable role in the economic development of not . The Japanese leader said that the visit was important not just for the China-Japan relations, hefriendshi just Asia but the world," Mr. Abe said during his speech at the function. ink h cause ferent but whose significance would be felt in the region and the world During Mr. Abe's talks with Chinese President Xi and Prime Minister Li, the leaders are expected to seek areas of convergence between China's Belt and Road Initiative and Japan's concept of a free and open Indo-Pacific. Analysts say that they are expected to discuss joint development of infrastructure in Asia and Africa during the talks. PLI kand stay
want fo be start but th Page 15: India must create jobs in textiles, leather" India needs to work on creating jobs in sectors such as textile, garments and leather to generate employment for its unskilled youth, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank India said at the India Summit 2018 organised here. y has He said rather than talking of the macro situation, people should focus on the micro story. . India's engineering exports is growing among merchandise exports. India has three times increased exports of auto components and have achieved 40% increase in automobile production ink h cause ferent As many as 1,400 global multinational companies have opened their global centres in India. . "More than 45% of their global centres outside their own countries are in India. This micro story is making Indian industry a high tech one. Since that part of the economy has moved pur up, the government should now need to work on how to create jobs to the youth who are not that educated," Ms Daruwala said. kand stay