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4th February 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-Chennai Oil Spill, Planning of Indian cities and New trade route thorugh kashmir.

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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that a detailed explanation.Brilliant. Actually Dr. Roman saini says not to cut and save articles(because we dont have time to read them again and again).and it is true..just bookmark them if we find really really interesting..But your vedios on editorials provide staight points for the GS answers and essay.. but we will forget the points eventually(because repetetion of the vedio is not that likely..we have new vedio everyday..) please state a feasible method to retain the info of the editorials for the answers. if possible discuss them in the next vedio for a minute or two.. this will really help us
Hi sir you are doing good job for poor people.those who cant effort coaching fees.
Sir, you please elaborate on the point "It seems that trade threatens war instead of spreading​peace when economies can't grow on their own"
Hi Deepanshu, followed your video for the first time and it was amazing experience but i have a query do i first watch video then read editorial or vice versa.Please reply asap.
Do we get word doc of these current affairs or even the slides
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  3. EDITORIALS COVERED IN TODAY'S LESSON The Hindu TARRED BY THE OIL SPILL LiveMint o WHY INDIAN CITIES NEED FLEXIBLE PLANS Indian Express TRADE, TRANSIT, PEACE


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  5. TH: TARRED BY THE OIL SPILL GS-3 o Destruction is caused to a significant part of the Chennai coastline from the oil spill that followed a collision between two ships environmental damage from oil, but as the scale of the disaster began to unfold, and a large number of dead turtles and fish were washed ashore o A large quantity of oil was released It became obvious that the spill had not been quickly contained into the sea, affecting marine life and livelihoods of coastal communities o Such failure calls into question the efficacy of the National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan that is updated periodically for all stakeholders, notably ports, under the leadership of the Coast Guard. o It comes at a time when there is steadily declining pollution due to such incidents due to suclh ship collisions are less common today because GPS-based navigation systems have made their operation much safer o Considerable oil pollution is caused not just by catastrophes but through the discharge of ballast, sludge and water used for the cleaning of tanks o The spil o It is apparent that the first response o The efficacy of chemical dispersants to the Chennai collision involving an LPG tanker and the fuel carrier off the to degrade oil at sea remains controversial Kamarajar Port was seriously deficient The port initially denied any significant


  6. TH: TARRED BY THE OIL SPILL GS-3 o All this underscores the importance of timely advice from agencies such as the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, which is mandated to forecast the course of an oil spill o Reputation before international communit o Moreover, it could erode the confidence of the international community in the country's ability to fulfil its commitments within the UN system to protect marine life and biodiversity Failure to safeguard marine turtle and bird habitats, for example, is a clear violation of the provisions of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, and its specific memorandum on the Indian Ocean-Southeast Asian region to which India is a signatory o Effects of Oil- Spill The creatures most affected by oil are animals like fishes, seabirds, turtles that are found on the sea surface or on shorelines o Government approved National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan (NOS-DCP) in Nov 1993, designating the Indian o India also ratified in 2015, the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001 o Since 2011, Oil Spill India (OSI), an international forum on oil spill prevention, preparedness, response and restoration if the oil comes ashore,' bioaccumulation' in organisms. Coastal Guard as the Central Coordinating Authority (Bunker Convention) which ensures adequate, prompt and effective compensation for damage caused by oil spills. systems have been showcasing best practices, technologies and experiences on oil spill management. Recently in 2016 September there was a convention in Mumbai of OSI with theme "Commitment, Synergy and Excellence."


  7. IE: TRADE, TRANSIT, PEACE GS-2 Tobute than would neptegposed the opening of a new trad Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti had proposed the opening of a new trade route that would negate regional conflict " The route would connect diverse communities now suffering under the long-simmering India-Pakistan conflict TAJIKISTAN " She held up Kashmir as the most game-changing trading nucleus connecting South Asia with Central Asia CHINA AFGHANISTAN Line of Control Benefits transformation, trade and transit" with Kashmir as its central point Corridor, through this part of Kashmir Pakistani- . The route is supposed to deliver regional cooperation, energy New trade route administered Area occupied Kashmir by China and claimed * Such an arrangement will supplement the China-Pakistan Economic Muzaffarabad Islamabad& Srinagar Kashmir PAKISTAN 200 400 km ndian- by India administered Pre-partition routes * Clearly, her idea derives from the history of old routes people took to supply goods across civilisations - The Partition cut off trade routes to Central Asia INDIA Partition blocked road connections between India and Pakistan carr westwards, Kashmir was the most affected by this closure kistan carrying goods 200 400 mi


  8. IE: TRADE, TRANSIT, PEACE GS-2 Reuniting the two Kashmirs: o It is possible that she has been encouraged by the opening of some trading contacts between the two Kashmirs and wants to tak them forward o Connecting the two Kashmirs divided between Pakistan and India (Suchetgarh- Sialkot, Kargil-Skardu, Bandipora-Gurez-Gilgit and Nowshera-Mirpur) with roads for free movement of people and goods Iran Bilateral Issues and concerns: o A hostile Pakistan has stood between India and its potential trade partners in Central o The roads that once linked the two are now corridors of conflict: Pakistan is Asia GOLDEN TRIANGL fighting with itself, instead of terrorists, along the Chaman and Khyber Pass posts Pakis o Trade that passes through is mostly heroin from poppy grown in Afghanistan stan Pakistan sees India's hand in its trouble with Afghanistan, India sees threats from the o India exited the Iranian gas pipeline because it couldn't trust Pakistan as the o It seems trade threatens war instead of spreading peace where economies can't grow trade corridor China is building in Pakistan Burma Laos Vietnam transit state Thailand on their own o Note Can be used as a way forward in India-Pakistan relations related questions


  9. MINT: WHY INDIAN CITIES NEED FLEXIBLE PLANS Gs-2 With Indian cities and towns already struggling, the management of rapid urban expansion will remain one of the most important challenges over the next decade The biggest challenge-With our cities and towns already struggling, the management of rapid urban expansion. Inevitable consensus is that the solution lies in "better planning",But what does "better planning" really mean? o Mostly people will compare Chandigarh, one of the most planned city in India with that to Singapore, The irony is that Singapore's approach is the exact opposite of Chandigarh's planning, and the mix-up is at the root of urban failure in India. o Good urban development is about creating a brilliant plan and then implementing it as meticulously as possible o Similar stories- Navi Mumbai, Kolkata's Bidhan Nagar (Salt Lake), Durgapur, Gandhinagar, Dispur are yet to create a successful urban hub after two generations of trying, and India still depends on colonial-era cities. Meanwhile, the boom-towns of Bengaluru and Gurugram continue to grow by ignoring all the rudiments of planning. o What's the alternative way? Singapore Model-take their plans less seriously. Instead, they see them as working frameworks of reference that evolve along with the city o Their approach is based on the idea that the city is a living ecosystem It has transformed itself from a British naval outpost to container shipment port, then frorn electronics manufacturing cluster to financial centre, and most recently to education and entertainment hub


  10. MINT: WHY INDIAN CITIES NEED FLEXIBLE PLANS Gs-2 Suggested alternatives- 1. The organic approach to planning is about thinking out scenarios and building in optionality rather than meticulously laying out an ideal end-state 2. one must accept that some urban interventions will succeed while others will fail; yet others will have unintended consequences. The implication is that a constantly updating map of the real city is more important than the idealized map of the master plan- Monitoring. 3. the focus should be on managing constant transitions rather than on reaching an end-point. Even a mediocre plan can lead to an acceptable outcome if the city is managed well, but even the best plan cannot work without decent management. 4. From Dubai to Shanghai, they all value flexibility much more than Indians. They also place greater emphasis on mapping ground reality in contrast to Indian civic authorities, who treat the official plan as if it is reality. when they no longer serve a practical purpose. management. India needs to focus on managing Gurugram and Bengaluru better rather than dreaming of another o The flexible approach has its own downsides for instance, iconic buildings are torn down routinely in Singapore o India's cities, contrary to popular belief, suffer from too much belief in planning and not enough emphasis on Chandigarh. o Link- urban planning, Smart Cities, AMRUT etc