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31st August 2017 Part-1:Daily News Analysis
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31st August 2017 Part-1: Daily News Analysis

Jatin Verma is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

Jatin Verma
Have appeared in UPSC CSE thrice. Have been taking Unacademy Plus courses Academics- Polity, Economics & Current Affairs.

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Some Critical evaluation of National Cyber Security Policy 2013 are - 1) The provided NCSP has proved to be a paper work with no real time implementation................. 2) India still is a very vulnerable country to cyber threats , and NCSP has failed to improve position of India in cyber security.
Aashuman Singh
2 years ago
Anybody and everybody is duly requested to provide some critical points for NCSP 2013. It will be much appreciated!
Can you please create a telegram channel -- To share the links of the article. It will be one way channel where only admin can post messages.
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  1. DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS from THE HINDU 3 1st August 2017 By JATIN VERMA Educator Unacademy

  2. Page-l : Chinese telecom products vulnerable, says Mehrishi Outgoing Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said that the government has raised red flags regarding the use of Chinese equipment in telecom and other sectors but this was not going to impact investment On Chinese telecom products: About two years ago, various telecom giants were sensitised about the vulnerability of equipment and products imported from China. Alienation among Kashmiris" was more of a Delhi media concept and the real issues were terrorism and radicalisation. Separatists should not be referred to as leaders as they treat Kashmir as a "business proposition" Their children study in the best schools and they have bought palatial properties,While they On Article 35A:lt provides special rights and privileges to the permanent residents ofJ&K and Pakistan inspires terrorists and stone-throwers Terrorists are being funded from Pakistan. Their credibility has taken a hit after NIA raids deprive the Kashmiris of a better future, they treat the issue as a business proposition. bars non-residents to buy properties and apply for jobs in the State.

  3. . On offensive messages on social media: These were an ongoing battle and certainly going to be fought on all fronts. It is a huge challenge that every nation is grappling with. Technology is changing rapidly that keeping up with it will be a challenge.We are getting our act together that such incidents are minimised and tackled as they happen. . On operating pilot-less low flying objects: He also said that a draft policy will come up next month. It will focus on regulating their use rather than banning them. UPSC 2015 Previous Year question on Cyber Security Q. Considering the threats cyberspace poses for the country, India needs a "Digital Armed Force" to prevent crimes. Critically evaluate the National Cyber Security Policy, 2013 outlining the challenges perceived in its effective implementation.

  4. . Page-I:Aadhaar can be linked to schemes by December 31: Centre to SC Issue: The petitioners have challenged [a]the deadline of Sept. 30 for linking Aadhar in order to avail the benefits under welfareschemes [b]validity of 17 government notifications which insist on Aadhaar to partake of welfare programmes The notifications issued by various Ministries under Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act require beneficiaries to link their numbers. Centre's response: The Centre informed the Supreme Court that the deadline for linking Aadhaar to access various social welfare schemes and benefits had been extended from Sept 30 to Dec. 3l . On Constitutionality of the Aadhar act: The petitioners argue that mandatory requirement ofAadhaar for these schemes "constrict rights and freedoms which acitizen has long been enjoying unless and until they part with their personal biometric information to the government. Aadhaar Act is contrary to the Concept of Limited and Accountable Government. Collection of biometric data including fingerprints and storing it in a central repository puts the state in an extremely dominant position in relation to the individual citizern

  5. o Page-10: Bloomberg-aided NGOs lose licence Background: In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the former New York mayor announced a joint initiative to build Smart cities in India that would be aided by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Mr. Modi also called Mr. Bloomberg a "friend" Issue: The Home Ministry declined to renew the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) licence of two NGOs, which received funds from Bloomberg Philanthropies, founded by U.S.- based billionaire Michael Bloomberg. Reason assigned: 'Economic concerns NGOs funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies fund various anti-tobacco NGOs in India to further its international agenda. MHA confirmed that the licences were not renewed as they were involved in anti-tobacco lobbying, which was not in compliance with FCRA norms . Foreign corporate interests making foreign contributions to FCRA-registered NGOs for purposes of lobbying against an established economic activity raises multiple economic and social concerns.

  6. o Indulging in 'lobbying for good or bad purposes was a violation of FCRA norms and since it was a commercial activity, it should be carried out by companies registered under the Companies Act and not by FCRA-registered NGOs, which are exempted from tax. This year, another powerful U.S.-based Christian donor Compassion International was forced to shut shop in India as it was found to be funding NGOs in India, which encouraged religious conversions Hope India learns from Doklam-Chinese Foreign Minister . China said Beijing and New Delhi could open a new chapter in their ties, by finding a long-term solution to border friction as seen in Doklam, to help spur the collective rise of Asia. . Chinese Foreign Minister hoped the two countries "will join hands and work together for the rejuvenation of,for the development of our region and contribute our share to the greater development". . There is huge potential and space for greater cooperation between China and India.And such cooperation serves the interests of the two countries and peoples Analysts say that Mr.Wang's reference to a new preventive mechanism, dovetails with calls for establishing a new "strategic dialogue" between the two countries, which is in tune with the current aspirations of the two rising powers, especially in the Asia Pacific and the Indian Ocean.

  7. . Page-l l:Consumer is king if new law gets nod. The new Consumer Protection Bill 2016 seeks to replace CPA, 1986. . The new law has provisions for Product Liability, which was unheard in India i.e. provisions to sue a manufacturer for not giving adequate instructions of correct usage to prevent any harm or any warning regarding improper or incorrect usage. Under the new draft: A flyer can sue an airline seeking not just reimbursementfor a missed flight but also compensation for any important event or meeting he or she missed because the flight was cancelled at last minute. The consumer can lodge a complaint from anywhere unlike the existing law under which a consumer had to register the complaint at the same place from where she purchased the product. Further, unlike the 1986 law, the complainant need not be accompanied by a lawyer. At any point, if the manufacturer and the complainant arrive at compromise through mediation process, the latter can withdraw the complaint. An investigative body, the Central Consumer Protection Authority, will be set up on the lines of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

  8. Govt. approves plan to deploy more troops on the frontline Lieutenant General (Retd.) D.B. Shekatkar committee recommendations deal with enhancing combat capability and rebalancing defence expenditure of the Armed Forces to increase the teeth-to-tail ratio.[An army's tooth-to-tail ratio is often inversely related to its technological capabilities] The number of soldiers available for active combat with the Indian Army is set to dramatically go up by over 57,000 in the wake of the Union cabinet accepting a slew of military reforms. . Restructuring by the Indian Army is aimed at enhancing combat capability in a manner that personnel will be used for improving operational preparedness and civilians will be redeployed in different wings of the Armed Forces for improving efficiency. The committee had suggested that, if implemented over the next five years, the recommendations can result in savings of up to 25,000 crore in defence expenditure. This committee had given about 99 recommendations. The Government, in consultation with the Indian Army, has been going through them, and the first batch of 65 recommendations have been accepted

  9. . Page-12 World News: UN censures N. Korea's'outrageous' act The United Nations condemned North Korea's"outrageous" firing of a ballistic missile over Japan, demanding that the isolated country halts its weapons programme but holding back on any threat of new sanctions. North Korea said the launch of an intermediate- range ballistic missile (IRBM) on was to counter U.S.and South Korean military drills and was a first step in military action in the Pacific to "contain" the U.S. territory of Guam. . The 15-member Security Council said it was of "vital importance" that North Korea take immediate, concrete actions to reduce tension and called on all states to implement UN sanctions. However, the U.S.-drafted statement, which was agreed by consensus, does not threaten new sanctions on North Korea. Veto-wielding council members China and Russia typically only view a test of a long-range missile or a nuclear weapon as a trigger for further possible sanctions. China and Russia said they opposed any unilateral sanctions on North Korea and reiterated calls to halt deployment of a U.S. missile defence system in South Korea.

  10. Page-13 Business: Higher GST cess on luxury cars, SUVs gets Cabinet nod Issue: After the implementation of GST, prices of vehicles had substantially come down, whereas smaller vehicles remained untouched . Now, as a remedial step Luxury cars and SUVs would become more expensive with the Union Cabinet approving an ordinance to raise the maximum compensation cess that can be levied over and above the 28% GST on such cars, from 15 % to 25%. . The Cabinet has approved an amendment to the CGST (Compensation) law in pursuance of the GST Council's last meeting . However, these changes will not come into effect immediately. The final decision of whether the ces should be raised, and by how much, will be taken by the GST Council, whose next meeting is on September 9 Reason: Progressive Taxation structure The object of any taxation policy can't be that its impact is that luxury becomes cheaper and an essential item becomes more expensive. If at all relief has to be given, it is to be given to a common man's item rather than a luxury item.A person who can afford Rs. I crore for a car can also afford additional 15%.