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27th June 2018 Part-2: Daily News Analysis
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Pollution control; Cauvery

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Jatin Verma
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Smoke from industries constitutes pollutants like PM, nitrous oxide(NO²),carbon monoxide,ozone, carbon dioxide
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Constituents of industrial pollution includes Sulphur (So2 , H2S), nitrogen (NO), carbon ( CO, CO2)
  1. want to be startin anses hoiag 2 but thh Important News Articles (Taking Delhi/Noida edition as the base) Page 1: After aid for defence buys, India gifts plane to Seychelles Page 1: U.S. top court upholds travel ban Page 12 World News: Conservative-majority court hands Trump a big legal win y has P 3 North News: Medical students in Haryana to sign up to f7.5 lakh bond he * Page 3 North News: Akali Dal protests against high fuel taxes in Punjah Page 3 North News: Mills in Mandi Gobindgarh told to install smoke-control devices Page 5 East News: Cauvery meet expected to give plan of action for July Page 5 South News: Formalin-laced seafood seized in Kerala Page 5 South News: Granite cluster to come up in Karimnagar Page 7 Nation News: NGOs on ED watchlist for funding Naxals Page 7 Nation News: Elephantine threat: Assam considering sedation, relocation for aggressive animals Page 7 Nation News: PeruvaT. N. Assembly says no to Dam Safety Bill Page 10 News: House panel flags stagnation in lending Page 10 News: Russia-related sanctions to dominate 2+2 talks hink h causeb ferent a pu rk and t stay is ch Page 12 World News: 'China proposed 2+1 format for India talks ed

  2. want to be startin anses hoiag 2 but thh Important News Articles Taking Delhi/Noida edition as the bas<e Page 11 News: India most unsafe for women: poll Page 12 World News: 'Illegal migrants won't be referred for prosecution y has pPage 12 World News: 'Harley's business will be hit if it moves production' he * Page 12 World News: Brexit Bill becomes law reve Page 13 Business News: 'Reviving economy faces risks' Page 13 Business News: Modi urges AIIB to boost lending 10 fold to $40 bn Page 13 Business News: 'Reforms in public sector banks have taken a back seat' hink h causeb ferent a pu t stay

  3. to Page 3 North News: Medical students in Haryana to sign up to 7.5 lakh bond The Haryana govt has announced a new policy under which: at thh Medical students who quit their course midway will have to shell out up to 7.5 lakh Postgraduate students who quit before the completion of their course will be barred from seeking admission to another institute for the next 3 years Candidates seeking admission to MD or MS will execute a bond for R7.5 lakh Undergraduate students pursuing MBBS or BDS will pay re he 5 lakh if they quit the course. > Admission seekers from the current 2018-2019 session to all govt, govt-aided and private medical and dental educational institutions in Haryana, will have to execute a bond declaring they will complete the course The rule also applies to candidate seeking admission under the management quota e ar k h ent * This practice of executing a bond has been made compulsory for the first time in Haryana. In the recent past, medical institutes in the State had to struggle with vacant seats when candidates left . after getting admission to institutes in other States or abroad The Haryana govt's move is being seen as an attempt to safeguard the interest of medical institutions. The candidates at the time of admission will be required to execute the bond with 2 sureties The new policy also states that the fees will be payable annually and the institutes will not insist on the candidates to deposit the money for the entire course in advance. Is

  4. to Page 3 North News: Akali Dal protests against high fuel taxes in Punjab at thh The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) staged a statewide protest, demanding that the Punjab govt cut . The Akali Dal leaders have submitted a memorandum to the local authorities seeking immediate he Punjab govt has been accused for charging the highest VAT on petrol and diesel in the north down its share of taxes on petrol and diesel. reduction in the VAT (value-added tax) levied on petrol and diesel by the State. region, while Central govt. Has been accused for the surging fuel prices. re Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) demand: e ar . A resolution should be passed in the Cabinet for putting petrol and diesel under the GST and the proposal should be sent to the GST Council so that prices can be reduced. It was demanded to match the fuel prices in Punjab with that in the Union Territory of Chandigarh. u The accusations were made stating that . The State govt was charging 35.14% VAT on petrol while Chandigarh was charging only ind 19.76%. 6% more VAT was being imposed on diesel in Punjab than in Chandigarh Is

  5. to Page 3 North News: Mills in Mandi Gobindgarh told to install smoke-control devices at thh . The Punjab Pollution Control Board has directed the mills in the State's industrial town of Mandi Gobindgarh to install air pollution-control devices with immediate effect. Mills emitting toxic smoke and other residue polluting the environment have been asked to install a canopy-type smoke collector on their rolling units so that the smoke is filtered before being . te released into the atmosphere. The wet scrubber or bag filter in the device sucks poisonous substances and other residue from the smoke. The new device will cut down the respiratory particulate matter in a big way. The PPCB will also extend technical help in the installation process. e ar k h ent . A time limit had been fixed for installing these devices and the mills have been told to follow the norms in letter and spirit. . The board has warned of stern action against mills which do not follow the installation instructions Is

  6. to Page 5 South News: Cauvery meet expected to give plan of action for Jul at th The inaugural meeting of the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA), is expected to give directions to the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC) on the plan of action for water release by Karnataka to Tamil Nadu during July. As per the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal's final order, the Authority will have to ensure te thly water releases through a block of 10 days For the month of July, Tamil Nadu is to get 34 thousand million cubic feet (tmc ft) There may be a marginal reduction in the next month's quota, as the SC, in its judgement in February, reduced the overall annual share of Tamil Nadu from 192 tmcft to 177.25 tmcft. ent > The reduced quantity includes 10 tmc ft for environmental flows Matters that are likelv to be raised are: > The Authority might take up a plan of action to be submitted by the CWRC on the water release for three 10-day periods in July. Among other the information on the storage position in 8 dams in three States as on June 1, 2018; the data regarding actual yield in the Cauvery basin along with those of withdrawal or Is release of water during

  7. want te be startin to Page 5 South News: Formalin-laced seafood seized in Kerala at thh The State Food Safety wing officials during inspection seized 6,000 kg of fish preserved using formalin (formaldehyde) at the inter-State border check-post at Walayar in Palakkad The seized fish, prawn/shrimp, had been brought in from Andhra Pradesh and preliminary examination using rapid detection strip tests, developed by the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), revealed the presence of formalin in the fish. he . Following this, samples were collected and sent for detailed analysis at the CIFT lab The team inspected 45 vehicles that were found to be transporting fish. Operation Sagar Rani had been launched by the Food Safety department last year to ensure the safety of fish sold in the market and to ensure that it was handled hygienically at the handling and distribution centres developed by CIFT can detect both chemicals who are importing fish from neighbouring States. Formaldehyde"s formula is HCHO ent Ammonia and formaldehyde are commonly used to increase the shelf life of fish. The strip test Food Safety officials suspect that toxic preservatives are being used by people/traders in Kerala Formalin: A solution of 35% to 40% of water in formaldehyde or methanal is called formalin. stay As formalin is a strong disinfectant and tissue hardener. It is used for preserving biological and anatomical specimens. Is It is also used as an antiseptic in sterilising surgical instruments.

  8. to Page 5 South News: Granite cluster to come up in Karimnagar . To infuse life into the granite industry, which is reeling under a crisis due to fall in exports from at thh Karimnagar district, the Centre has decided to adopt the cluster development approach (CDA). It is meant to help enhance productivity and competitiveness as well as capacity-building of entrepreneurs of the industry in Karimnagar district the outskirts of Karimnagar town cluster at a cost of 5 crore, which would include 70% assistance from the Centre, 10% from- re . Accordingly, the first-of-its-kind granite cluster in Telangana is coming up at Bahupeta village on . The Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has decided to set up the ent State govt and 20% by the local granite industry. * The aim of cluster development approach is to provide sustainability and growth of granite units ur by addressing common issues such as improvement of technology, skills, quality, market access and access to capital (bank loans). treatment plant. the cutting of rocks for making bricks and market them * Common facilities would be set up, i.e. centre for testing, training, raw material depot and effluent- As part of the cluster, the granite units would be encouraged to utilise granite dust produced during Is

  9. . Presently, the dust is stored in the vicinity of the granite polishing units by digging pits. Hereafter, the dust would be used for making bricks and sold at cheaper rates for the construction sector. Besides, the CDA approach would encourage entrepreneurs to utilise all the by-products of the 6 granite industry such as broken stone blocks to make jalli for construction and for laying roads. The CDA would also help in providing more employment to skilled and unskilled labourers in the he region e ar k h

  10. to Page 7 Nation News: NGOs on ED watchlist for funding Naxals at thh Expanding its investigations from the Bihar-Jharkhand region to Chhattisgarh, the Enforcement Directorate has zeroed in on some non-govt organisations (NGOs) that are suspected to have funded Naxal operatives in the State. The agency is preparing a list of such NGOs to examine their financial dealings, as they are already on the radar of security and police agencies. re The action is being taken following several rounds of multi-agency meetings on devising a coordinated strategy to choke funding to Naxal operatives in various States. .Top police officers of Odisha, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, e ar besides senior functionaries of the ED, National Investigation Agency and the Intelligence Bureau, had held a meeting with the Union Home Secretary last month. ent The ED has also identified some prominent industrial houses that paid protection money to the banned outfit. It is learnt that their functionaries w soon be summoned for recording their ui statements . The agency has found that several Naxal leaders operating in Bihar and Jharkhand extorted money and laundered the funds, acquiring movable and immovable assets. . Properties worth crores have been attached under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act over stay the past few months. Is

  11. to Page 7 Nation News: Elephantine threat: Assam considering sedation, relocation for aggressive animals . Two herds of aggressive elephants and a lone rogue may be sedated for a sobering effect and* Assam wildlife officials are keen on replicating their Uttarakhand counterparts' jumbo-relocation relocated re experiment for reducing man-elephant conflicts in western Assam About half of 58 elephant corridors in the northeast, comprising 35% of the country's, are in Assam. More than 15 of these corridors, used by an estimated 9,350 elephants, are under the Northeast Frontier Railway, Human habitations and barriers such as electric fences and trenches have blocked some of these corridors that once enabled movement of the two herds comprising 40-50 elephants between Assam's Goalpara district and Garo Hills of Meghalaya. e ar 17 people killed Goalpara has 103 reserve forests, covering 20% of the district's landmass. Most of these, elephants have been forced to move about in a 300 sq km area for more than two years now. Cornered, the herds and a lone makhna male without tusks - have turned aggressive, raiding villages and killing at least 17 people this year. More worrying is the fact that conflicts are happening throughout the year, instead of winter months as in the past. Is

  12. The gravity of the problem in Goalpara made the State forest department call all wildlife officials k and veterinarians for a meeting on Monday to work out strategies. . The Brahmaputra Valley is very narrow and does not have space for so many elephants and humans to coexist without conflicts. This is an intractable problem since elephants find their movement blocked almost everywhere e One of the strategies was translocation of the rogue loner and other 'troublemakers' in the herds. The fact that scores of reserve forests and proposed reserve forests in the district are fragmented and interspersed with villages and illegal fishermen controlling a 50 sq km wetland called Urpad * Beel, which the elephants used to wallow in, have complicated matter:s e ar k h ent Is

  13. to Page 10 News: House panel flags stagnation in lending . Parliament's Standing Committee on Finance raised concerns about "stagnation in lending at thh operations" of State-owned banks during a meeting with representatives of 11 public sector banks. The 11 banks are under the RBI's watchlist for mounting bad loans The representatives of the banks indicated that by 2020 they would be in a more stable condition. re he . The banking sector is grappling with rising NPAs, which touched Rs. 8.99 lakh crore or 10.11% of total advances at the end of December 2017. * Of the total gross NPAs, public sector banks accounted for Rs. 7.77 lakh crore Rising frauds . The number of frauds reported by banks increased from 4,693 in 2015-16 to 5,904 in 2017-18. . The fraud amount at end-March 2018 was Rs. 32,361.27 crore, up from Rs. 18,698.8 crore at the e ar k h ent end of 2015-16. The Standing Committee is in the process of wrapping up its report before the monsoon session begins next month. Is

  14. want to he startin to Page 12 World News: 'China proposed 2+1 format for India talks' China is proposing a new dialogue mechanism that would also involve India The Chinese side proposed to Nepal PM a "two plus one" format for dialogue. at thh This is different from a trilateral mechanism Under the Chinese proposal, China and India can jointly conduct a dialogue with a third regional country re he The Chinese initiative is not Nepal-specific. It is believed that the two-plus one formulation is Meet with Xi * During Mr. Oli's visit, the Chinese side made its intent clear to engage deeply with Nepal, and Beijing also said that China-Nepal ties would be docked with India's shared interests as well flexible and can be applied to any other country in South Asia," the source said k h develop special ties with its Himalayan neighbour. ent The Chinese leadership, in fact, made direct reference to the April Wuhan informal summit, which ,u, has begun to have a cascading impact on the region. The Chinese made it clear that they were not interested in pursuing a zero-sum approach with Nepal In fact, the hosts spoke about the Wuhan informal summit between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, including the discussion between the two leaders on achieving greater regional cooperation, which covered connectivity Is

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  16. want to he startin to Page 12 World News: "Harley's business will be hit if it moves production' at thh Harley-Davidson had said that it will move production of motorcycles shipped to the EU from the U.S. to its international facilities and forecast that the trading bloc's tariffs would cost the company S90 million to $100 million a year. . Now, Trump has threatened Harley-Davidson Inc with higher taxes and said their business would It was unclear what taxes Mr. Trump was referring to, and why the company might have to pay . Mr. Trump said that, "Early this year Harley-Davidson said they would move much of their plant suffer in a public backlash over its decision to move production for European customers overseas. re them since it intends to maintain production in the U.S. as well operations in Kansas City to Thailand. That was long before Tariffs were announced. Hence, they were just using Tariffs/Trade War as an excuse." > The Milwaukee-based company decided to build the Thailand plant last year after Mr. Trump k h ent pulled out from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would have lowered import tariffs on its ,ur bikes in some of the fastest-growing motorcycle markets in Asia. In January, the company said it would close a plant in Kansas City, Missouri, due to a sharp stay drop in motorcycle shipments. But, contrary to Mr. Trump's statement, it did not say at the time it was moving the operation to Thailand. . Harley said ramping up production overseas could take at least nine to 18 months. It has three assembly plants outside the U.S., one each in Brazil, India and Thailand. Is

  17. to Page 12 World News: Brexit Bill becomes law . A B enacting Britain's decision to leave the EU, has become law after months of debate, the Speaker of Parliament announced to cheers from Conservative Party lawmakers. The Speaker said that the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which repeals the 1972 European Communities p Act through which Britain became a member, had received royal assent from Queen Elizabeth II. heThe Bill transfers decades of European law onto British statute books in a bid to avoid any legal re . It also enshrines Brexit day in British law as March 29, 2019, defined by the end of the two-year . The Bi has undergone more than 250 hours of acrimonious debate in the Houses of Parliament . The government had a tough time getting the Bill through Parliament and was forced to concede disruption Article 50 withdrawal process since it was introduced in July 2017 some power to lawmakers over the final Brexit deal agreed with Brussels k h ent by t Is

  18. to Page 13 Business News: Modi urges AIIB to boost lending 10 fold to $40 bn at th i PM Modi has urged the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIB) to boost lending tenfold to $40 billion by 2020, and to $100 billion by 2025, in order to speed up infrastructure financing Addressing the third annual meeting of the China-backed multilateral lender, Mr. Modi sought to he Mr. Modi cited a recent sovereign ratings upgrade as reflective of the country's strong economic across the region woo investors by highlighting India's economic progress and policy environment. re fundamentals. He said > India has emerged as a bright spot in the global economy which is driving global growth as well ent India has liberalised the FDI regime. Most sectors are on automatic approval route. > The size and growth of the Indian market holds much potential and the country's per capita ,u ome had doubled in the last decade The size and scale of requirement in India gives the added advantage of economies of scale for i nco . investors The AlIB started operations in January 2016 and has so far approved 25 projects in a dozen countries with a total financing of more than $4 billion, which Mr. Modi described as a 'good beginning. Is

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