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7th April 2017: Daily Summary and Analysis of The Hindu
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Today's Hindu summary covers in-depth analysis of National, International and Business news with background information about articles linked to the syllabus of the examination.

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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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Hi Regarding the first news on smoking. Please explain where you said India has 112% of the world's total Smokers???
Anil Jangid
3 years ago
it is 11.2 %.
Jb Kajjal
3 years ago
i also confused about it, thanks
India has 11.2% of worldwide smokers ...@Deepanshu you hav mentioned 112% ! plz correct that. Thanks!
hello sir.. why did you stop the interesting news section? plizz do add that section. thanks
u r doing well..but pls use white slide ...its difficult to read in color
sir where are u why no updates since last two days.. ur coverage is d best of all available analysis of The Hindu.. please continue sir
  1. DAILY SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS OF THE HINDU In English Presented by- Deepanshu Singh CSE & FoS mains, Public Speaker NTSE topper and debatig champion Avid traveler, fnness, music and sshion cognoscenti th Tll2017 Est 100k Folowess 15% Foloeing


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  3. PRACTICE QUESTION Syria does not shares border with which of the following country? a) Lebanon b) Irag c) Egypt d) Turkey The Post your answers below! (without googling)


  4. YESTERDAY'S PRACTICE QUESTION Recently, which country's parliament has presented a bill that would require public and private businesses to prove they offer equal pay to employees.? a) Denmarlk b) Iceland c) Spain d) Sweden Answer-> b.Iceland


  5. NATIONAL ? unacademy WHO FCTC Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide: study smoking caused one in ten deaths worldwide in 2015 four countries: China, India, the United States and Russia. 6.4 million deaths worldwide was caused by smoking in 2015 52.2% ofthem took place in China, India, U.S. and Russia In the report: Global Burden of Disease (GBD) report India has 112% of the world's total smokers war against tobacco is far from won implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in 2005, policy makers need to make renewed and sustained efforts to tackle it India supplemented the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) with the creation ofa National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) in 2007 NTCP was created to strengthen implementation and enforcement of the various provisions of COTPA It currently covers about 40% of all districts in India The WHO FCTC is the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control -It is also known as the "FCTC Treaty," "Framework Convention," or the "Convention" . Parties (currently 180): countries bound to follow the provisions of the Treaty Member states (currently 193): countries that are members of the World Health Organization . Entered into force on 27th February 2005 THE COTPA ACT 2003 Section 4-Prohibi smoking in a public place other tobacco products in Section 5 Prohibits advertisement of cigarettes an educational institution and other tobacco products Section 7-Prohibits Section 6a-Prohibits sale of cigarettes or other sale of cigarette or other tobacco products without tobacco products to a the label of specifiecd person below 18 years Section 6b-Prohibits pictorial depiction . ts I sale of cigarettes and a radius of 100 yards fromm warning, including the


  6. NATIONAL unacademy An unfettered power In calling for a joint trial of separate cases in the Babri Masjid issue, the Supreme Court used its extraordinary powers under Art. 142 SC proposes joint trial of Babri cases 25-year pendency of the dual Babri Masjid demolition case Lucknow and Raebareli criminal conspiracy charges against BJP veterans L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and other Sangh Parivar In connection: with the 16th century mosque in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992 by kar sevaks. court will invoke its extraordinary constitutional powers under Article 142 Wy? to transfer the pending trial in a Raebareli magistrate court and club it with criminal proceedings in the Lucknow CBI Court against "lakhs of unknown kar sevaks law to the contrary" Article 142: The Supreme Court may pass such decree or Two sets: There were two order as is necessary for doing sets of cases relating to the complete justice in any cause or demolition of the disputed matter pending before it e The recent highway liquor The first involved unnamed ban was imposed by the Supreme Court under Article 142 structure on December 6, 1992 karsevaks', whose trial is taking place in a Lucknow court The second set of cases in a In 2011, a bench of Justice A.K. Ganguly and Justice Deepak Verma had said on Article 142:"...no fetter is imposed on the court's jurisdiction except of course any Rae Bareli court relates to the VVIPs accused of "inflammatory speeches", in which the CBl is pressing for restoration of express provision of thenspiracy" charge "conspiracy" charge against the accused


  7. NATIONAL unacademy Centre kicks of programme on cyber physical system . autonomous vehicles and robot-executed surgeries-common around the world Department of Science and Technology (DST) has initiateda Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) programme. . To take root in some of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). .CPS is an interdisciplinary field that deals with the deployment of computer-based systems dd, the self-driven cars produced by Google an smart grids ,autonomous unmanned vehicles and aircraft navigation systems qualify as cyber physical . systems .It is only now developing a programme on CPS . National Science Foundation of the United States had identified itas a key area of inter-disciplinary research back in 2003. A cyber-physical system (CPS) is a mechanism controlled or monitored by computer-based algorithms, tightly integrated with the internet and its users. In cyber physical systems, physical and software components are deeply intertwined, each operating on different spatial and temporal scales, exhibiting multiple and distinct behavioral modalities, and interacting with each other in a myriad of ways that change with contextExamples of CPS include smart grid, autonomous automobile systems, medical monitoring, process control systems, robotics systems, and automatic pilot avionics


  8. NATIONAL unacademy Breaking the silence on depression . To encourage people with depression to India, Russia seal deal on Kudankulam Unit 1 . India full operational control of Unit 1 of the overcome stigma and seek treatment World Health Organization focus on illness this World Health Day, April 7 Depression: Let's Talk public health community worldwide is recognizing the damage caused by the silenceagreement was signed between representatives of over depression and mental illness five crore Indians have depression accounts for over two-thirds of global suicides that occur in low- and middle-income countriescommercial operation and the warranty period of such as India Lack of support for people with mental disorders, coupled with a fear of stigma It prevents many from accessing the treatment they need to lead a healthy and productive life The Mental Health Care Act, 2017 is a significant step towards destigmatizing psychological disorders, recognizing an attempt at suicide as an act committed under severe mental stress Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) 2017, India signed a joint statement with Russia on the final takeover of the unit, formally marking the full transition . . Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. and the ASE Group of Companies, a subsidiary of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia . Unit 1 started in 2014. The warranty-one year, ended in December 2015. takeover agreement was delayed to ensure the reliability of the plant and equipment as this is the first of a series of six reactors. . Unit 1 had encountered technical issues and was shut down briefly after it commenced power generation


  9. ECONOMY unacademy RBI holds policy rate, raises reverse repo rate RBI nominees Govt nominees Non-RBI members appointed for four years Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept the key policy rate, the repo rate, unchanged narrowed the policy corridor by 25 bps by raising the reverse repo rate to 6%, from 5.75%. six members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) - which decides interest rates Monetary Policy Committee is constituted the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. objective: to acheive the medium-term target for retail inflation, which is 4% inflation projection to an average of 4.5% in the first half of 2017-18 and 5% in the second half SDF is a mechanism to drain surplus cash at a rate lower than the repo rate without the need for any collateral (yet to be approved) small savings rates should also be lowered as it noted that these rates are 61-95 bps higher compared with the 'what-if formula (which was introduced in April 2016 to calculate it). Ravindra Urjit Patel, governor Dholakia, RBI governor to have IMA casting vote in a tie Panel to ensure retail inflation stays at targeted level ot 4% (+/-216) . R. Gandhi deputy Chetan Ghate, ISI Delhi Michael Patra, Pami Dua, eNext monetary policy Delhi School review on Oct. 4 likely to of Economics be MPC's first meeting Interest rates The rate at whicha bank can borrow from the RBI The rate at which RBI lends short- term money to banks against deposits. Therate at which a bank can park excess short-term funds with the RB . What is bank rate? Any hike in the bank repo and reverse repo rates will lead to a rise in interest rates in the economy and vice versa. . What is repo rate? What is reverse repo rate?


  10. NATIONAL unacademy Centre may seek legislative nod for RDA . Center to secure legislative backing for the Rail India asserts sovereignty over Gilgit-Baltistan Development Authority (RDA) by 2018 Why? to give more teeth to the country's first rail regulator that will initially be set up through an executive order India asserted its territorial sovereignty over the region. India would not part with any part of its territory the PFRDA Act which was passed a decade later in 2013 .A setting up of rail regulator responsible for recommending passenger fares, setting performance standards for rail operations and creating a level playing policy for private sector participation Railways Act, 1989 will be amended to insert a new chapter related to the RDA six regulators in the country: sanction of Parliament and a statutory status They are: TRAL, AERAI (Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India), IRDA, CERC (Central Electricity Regulatory Commission), TAMP (Tariff Authority for Major Ports) and PFRDA PFRDA became functional in 2003 through an executive order and legislative backing was secured through the PFRDA Act which was passed a decade later in 2013 China Gilgit Baltistan Pakistani Control) to Aksai Chin (Occupied by China since 1962 Indo China War) Indian Control Kashmir akistan ndia