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THE HINDU IN LESS THAN 10 MINUTES 2nd November, 2016 PRESENTED BY- DEEPANSTHEU SINGT
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FRONT PAGE Notice sent to Zakir Naik's NGO on foreign funds (GS-2) . Home Ministry served a show cause notice to IRF - cancelling its FCRA license. Prior permission category- also RBI has to be informed for every transaction. Post-Diwali pollution spike worst in 5 years (GS-3) .SAFAR- average levels of PM 2.5 were 5 times the standard, 'Very-Poor' category . Weather not favorable for Dispersion Q:-short,mediumand longterm-plans by Govt. to deal with pollution Xuan Zang to build another bridge to India (GS-1/2) Chinese diplomats are using the famous traveler's legacy to rekindle 'cooperation themed seminar on "Xuan Zang and China-India Friendly Interactions" next week will trace the philosopher's role "in strengthening Indo-China relations." Relations have dipped lately between the two neighbors. . .
OP-1 Winking at the States (GS-2) Unable to amend LARR-2013, Fin. Min. encouraged States to draft and pass their own laws for land acquisition and get them approved by the Centre. Tamil Nadu and Gujarat made amendments, Telangana and Rajasthan ready with their own versions. Concerns- allows States to acquire Land without having to satisfy any of the crucial safeguards such as the right to consent, social impact assessment and, even rehabilitation and resettlement. . . Use of Article 254(2) give rise to three grave issues- .Article 254(2)- if genuine hurdle in central laws implementation and not to weaken central laws. . Presidential Assent-President must act deliberately and consciously and not merely on the advice of the Council of Ministers. (can be judicially reviewed) in case observed [Kaiser-I-Hind Pvt. Ltd. v National Textile Corporation, 2002, SC]. .Central Govt. trying to undermine Parliament, breaching the provisions of Article 254(1) . Such an attempt is similar to so called "colourable legislation" (laws that government is not qualified to pass, disguised as other laws). These should not go unchecked and make a complete mockery of the very idea of a Concurrent List in the Constitution, which must be considered as an integral part of its basic structure. .
NATIONAL SC verdicts talked tough against security personnel on fake encounters (GS-2) Latest judgment of Hon'ble SC in this regard is, "PUCL V Maharashtra" (2014). . Even provision of death Sentence', Listed 16 guidelines for State Govts. to comply g of encounter killings mandatory. Lesser wages for equal work is violation of human dignity: SC Terming the denial of equal pay for equal work to daily wagers, temporary, casual and contractual employees 'exploitative enslavement' . Welfare state. . India-a signatory to Article 7 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of 1966 Three new scheme launched by PM in Haryana . Deen Dayal Jan Awas yojana- Housing for all-2022 at in small/medium potential towns Automation of Fair price shops- Aadhar based Kerosene free Haryana- Target 31 march, 2017 .
INTERNATIONAL China unveils J-20 stealth fighter jet (GS 2/3) J-20 stealth fighter jet-it is the first indigenously-made fifth-generation Chinese aircraft which Pakistan has shown interest in acquiring. Major implications for India . India, Nepal to decide on open skies (GS-2/3) India is set to hold bilateral talks with Nepal under its new civil aviation policy to allow unlimited flight services with SAARC countries .Also talks with- Netherlands and Sweden Recent MoU with Greece for 'open-skies' To decide seats entitlements and no. of flights that airlines can fly. .
BUSINESS Manufacturing PMI at 22 Month High (GS-3) India's factory activity rose for the tenth consecutive month to a 22-month high in October . The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, compiled by Nikkei and Markit, reported a value of 54.4 in October, up from 52.1 in September . Significance: The PMI is an indicator of the economic health of the manufacturing sector . Meaning: A reading above 50 indicates expansiorn RCEP MEMBERS WORRY OVER MARKET ACCESS TO CHINA (GS-2) Forthcoming ministerial meeting on RCEP, concerns of other 15 A-P members including India . Over greater access to Chinese goods and issues of dumping, elimination of tariffs etc. Cess plan could mean 10 different GST rates (GS-3) Fin. Ministry has proposed differential cess rates under the GST regime > 26% rate . To ensure highest tax incidence on products like cigarettes, tobacco products and luxury commodities doesn't decline under the GST regime . Thus, complicating the structure, already 6 different proposed tax rates .GST council is tasked with finalizing the rates.
QUESTIONS Misuse of Ordinance power by the Government and consequences of Parliament logjam. Analyze. 1. 2. RCEP a boon or bane for India? Critically analyze. 3. NHRC- a toothless body? Comment.