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30th January 2017: Editorial Analysis of The Hindu and other Newspapers
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Today's lesson covers the Editorials from The Hindu, Indian Express and Livemint. The topics discussed are- Gandhi for our troubled times, Gag rule of USA, Army appointments, IIM bill, Jallikattu-the other side of the uprising.

Deepanshu Singh is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

Deepanshu Singh
Faculty- Indian Polity and Current Affairs| UPSC CSE Reserve list 2015| Consultant-G.O.I. Loves Geography Teaching since 2015

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Sir, I think u have overseen question e..
Deepanshu.Thanks for your efforts .Your videos are very helpful especially for working aspirants who donot have enough time to go through Hindu. Thumbsup for your efforts.
Such a positive thing to publish and post these amazing educative videos free of cost by unacademy and the team, amazing stuff. Hats off.
I some how found you to be rushing through your analysis today. You could have resorted to two video if content was more. Dissapointed..!!
Efforts being made are appreciated...trivial but cover page should change less than 15 minutes :p
Hello sir..thnx fr video....I dnt found answer writing section so plz help me out
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  6. GANDHI FOR OUR TROUBLED TIMES Gandhi is only a name and an image in India today"-Gandhi has been more appreciated. practised seriously outside India than among the last two generations of Indians o Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and V clav Have were influenced by him o Therefore Gandhi has an universal appeal-Gandhi's success as a universal gadfly goes far beyond his national stature as the founding father of modern India-Gadfly of Socrates o He is a public gadfly who does not conform himself to any orthodoxy, western or Indian gad y is a person who interferes with the status quo of a society or community by posing novel, potently upsetting questions usually directed at authorities. The term is originally associated with the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates, in his defense when on trial for his life o His universal message could be measured by his immense impact on all forms of dissent against unjust regimes Gandhi has become a part of the moral conscience of humanity- a revolt against injustice. o Gandhi's critique of modern civilization in Hind Swaraj -one of the greatest Socratic gestures of intellectual self examination in the history of modern political thought- an effort in asking the right questions at the right time about whole inherited ideas on thought and action. o The Gandhian audacity- of challenging western Ideas-he is a public gadfly who does not conform himself to any orthodoxy western or Indian o Gandhi's Socratic revolution: self-examination accompanied by a self-transformation of society

  7. Gandhi's legacy also exemplifies another Socratic aspect which is absent among most of the political leaders today: courage- believed that when fighting injustice, the actor must not only have the courage of his/her opinions but also be ready to give his/her life for the cause b Satyagraha for him always-implied the willingness to accept not only suffering but also death for the sake of a principle. Always a readiness to raise the matter of self-suffering as public policy, also felt an increasing loneliness in the role of the super-satyagrahi which he had assumed. Loneliness is one of the fundamental features of a Socratic gadfly. o Gandhi's nobility of spirit in the face of populism is a timely reminder of how imaginatively the act of dissent can o underlying motto of Gandhi's political and intellectual life- did not adopt a policy of self-censorship. He had no o No tragic sense of politics-but he knew which battles to fight and which ones to let go (Link- Struggle-Truce- become a way of questioning fear of the power of the state or of a tyrannical crowd Struggle, focusing on village work, engaging with masses etc.) For both Socrates and Gandhi, the process of dialogue and ceaseless questioning is considered as the most dissenting and productive thinking of gadflies in the public space o Gandhi's new vision of independent India- by creating the possibilities of a critical public culture in India( Gandhis new vision of independent India by creating the possibilities of a critical public culture in India missing today- intolerance)

  8. o His 'ahimsa'- non-violent process of speaking up against power while withstanding tyranny and silencing My non-violence is not merely kindness to all living creatures," wrote Gandhi in his iournal Haman . "Ahimsa is the highest ideal. It is meant for the brave, never for the cowardly o Satyagraha rests on a philosophical belief that non-violence is a struggle against wickedness and hypocrisy Moreover, it is the highest form of moral intervention against falsehood and injustice in the public space. service to others (harijan, working for the oppressed etc.) of transformative leadership as an ethic of freedom is a distinctive feature of Gandhi's political philosophy. o He personified a moral and dialogical leadership behaviour widely acknowledged as a true form of interconnectedness and o the true lesson of Gandhi's political life, where moral conviction and sense of duty to others go hand-in-hand- This idea (Politics with moral values) ( Ethics link- can be used in GS-IV) o His idea of democracy is understood- as a means to fulfil one's civic duty as an individual participating in a community and as an end to be attained through moral and political resistance to all forms of centralisation of power This Conception of democracy becomes relevant to us and significant to contemporary democratic theory. His approach to politics provides a potential antidote to the contemporary crisis of democracy- towards reinventing politics as a capacity for self-realisation and self-transformation of society

  9. IIM BILL: WHAT CHANGES, WHAT DOESN'T On January 24, the Union Cabinet approved the IIM Bill, granting the 20 Indian Institutes of Management more autonomy than they currently enjoy o What is the IIM Bill about? IMB The proposed law, once passed by Parliament, will make each of the 20 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) an Institution of National Importance' like the IITs, NITs and AIIMS. In other words, they will be able to grant degrees to students. Currently, all IIMs are separate bodies registered under the Societies Act. 1 o Since Societies are not authorised to award degrees, students admitted to their Master's programme are given a postgraduate diploma in management or PDGM AHMEDABAD of CALCUTTA o Similarly, those pursuing doctoral studies are awarded the title of a ellow, at the end of their research-the equivalence is not universally accepted, especially for the Fellow programme

  10. So does it affect their autonomy? o The Bill bestows more autonomy than what the IIMs currently eniov o The President acts as the Visitor who appoints the directors and chairpersons on the advice of the HRD Ministry. IIMs, under the Bill, are empowered to appoint their own directors and chairpersons o In addition to the Board of Governors (BoG), the Bill proposes to set up a Coordination Forum, to "facilitate sharing of experiences and concerns with a view to enhance the performance of the institutes-the 33-member Forum of the IIMs will be headed by, an eminent person" shortlisted by a search-cum-selection committee-for 2 years For accountability, independent agencies will periodically review the performance of the IIMs and CAG will continue to audit their accounts. o Standoff related to certain clauses of the Bill Under the two clauses [3(s) and 36(1), the IIMs would have had to seek the government's approval for every decision, including fee structure, admission criteria, formation of academic departments, salary of the staff and constitution of BoG.-These powers are currently held by the IIM BoGs.-The controversv forced the ministry to dilute the contentious clauses o On Reservations- The proposed law categorically states that IIMs will have to provide reservation for SC/ST and OBC students, but it has a clause which only says that IIMs shall try to recruit teachers from weaker sections of society

  11. TH: CHOKED BY THE GLOBAL GAG RULE GS-1/2 e Mexico City Policy states that U.S. government funding cannot be given to international NGOs, Global Gag Rule or the Mexico City Policy states that US. government funding cannot begiven to international NGOs either directly or through U.S. non-governmental partners of these NGOs, unless these foreign NGOs sign an undertaking to not provide abortion services or even information or advocacy on abortion to their clients even in countries in which abortion is legal and even with money that does not come from the United States Agency for International Development's budget. Introduced by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 at the time of the International Population Conference in Mexico Cit o revoked by successive Democratic Presidents and reinstated by successive Republican Presidents, so Mr. Trump did the same. Who will be harmed? o non-governmental agencies in poor countries that provide family planning in ormation and services to women because these agencies also often help women to deal with unplanned and unwanted pregnancies in countries where it is legal to do. Indirectly it may affect funds for crucial activities like HIV/AIDS prevention, contraceptive access, sexuality information, maternal and child health o This rule has a positive to it. that is coercive abortions or involuntary sterilisations willbe curtailed Another positive when it comes to India, is the issue of tribal women being forced by government hospitals to undergo post-partum sterilisation (and sometimes dying from the hurriedly and unhygienically performed procedure) to pregnant women being forced by their families to abort female foetuses.