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DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS from THE HINDU 7TH September 2017 By Jatin Verma Educator Unacademy
News Article to be discussed Today. I. PM gives call to respect Myanmar's integrity [GSM -2: Bilateral Rel.] 2. Fatalities on Indian roads hit all time high.[GSM-3] 3. Rajasthan clears PPP model in govt. schools 4. India, China rebooting ties post-Doklam 5. Probe assets of politicians: SC 6. What data do you share, court asks WhatsApp, FB. 7. Suu Kyi slams 'misinformation' 8. Military action against N. Korea not the fi rst choice, 9. District-wise plan to help boost manufacturing' 10. Centre sets up panel to suggest on new jobs
Page-6: Rajasthan clears PPP model in govt. schools Initially those schools where the results had been below average would be handed over to Private players and in the subsequent stages, 75% of schools in the rural areas and 25% in the towns would be run under the PPP model. What else is the way out???- Constructive Thinking Food for Thought- Is Education an Industry" Yes of course- the higher the fee, the better the package, later! No emphasis on humanities- that is why, no study on how we are evolving as a society Technocratisation of Education is leading to Roboticisation of Human beings
Page-7: SC allows 13-year-old girl to terminate pregnanc The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act of 1971 does not allow abortion if the pregnancy has crossed 20 weeks. Under the 1971 law, an exception to the 20-week cap is made if a registered medical practitioner certifies to a court that the continued pregnancy is life-threatening for either the mother or the baby. Page-7:Child marital rape: SC Bench questions exception in penal law Section 375 of the IPC, which defines the offence of rape, has an exception clause that says intercourse or sexual act by a man with his wife aged below 18 is not rape.
Page-10: India, China rebooting ties post-Doklam: India and China are rebooting their ties by opening new channels of official communication, which would address points of friction, before they develop into full-blown crises. Lingering Concerns: [i] Despite the fresh start in Xiamen, the impending leadership changes in China at next month's 19th National Party Congress, will impact the trajectory of India and Beijing ties. [ii]lt is widely anticipated that Yang Jiechi, State Counselor and China's Special Representative at the boundary talks with India, will retire [iij China's apparent policy shift on international terrorism will also be tested when the United Nations 1267 committee meets in October to discuss the designation of Masood Azhar, the head of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad, as an international terrorist. China has so far resisted bracketing Azhar in the list of global terrorists. . The new hands-on mechanism will supplement the already existing, but periodically held, "strategic dialogue" between the two countries. It is expected to address concerns of an aspirational India and rising China in the region, including the Indian Ocean and the Asia- Pacific.
e Chinese Concerns regarding India: [i] The thinking driving India's Act-East policy, with the ASEAN as its core, and China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is far from aligned. [ii] India's Indo-Pacific doctrine, which covers the island territories of the Pacific, with a significant diaspora population, is raising apprehensions in China that instead of the pursuit of an independent policy, India is allowing itself to drift into a China-containment mode, with Tokyo and Washington as partners. Lii The conduct of the Malabar series of naval exercises among India, Japan and the United States is also fueling anxieties in the Chinese officialdom. India's concerns regarding China: [ilIndia on the other hand has its own concerns about Chinese intentions in the South China Sea and New Delhi's South Asian neighbourhood, including Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Maldives [i] India continued to differ with China and Russia on accommodating the Taliban,accused of terrorism, in diplomacy to restore calm in Afghanistan.Afghanistan was the major issue of discussion during Mr. Modi's lengthy conversation with President Vladimir Putin on the margins of the summit.
. Page-10: Probe assets of politicians: SC [GSM-2: Representation-ofPeoples'Acti probityin Governance] The Supreme Court criticised the government for not investigating the huge increase in assets, by up to 500%, of politicians from what they show at the time of nomination. . A Bench of SC said the government had been saying it was in favour of electoral reforms, but it was not forthcoming when it came to revealing details about such massive rise in assets. Even the affidavit filed by the Central Board of Direct Taxes leaves a lot to be desired. The information in the CBDT affidavit is not complete. Is this the attitude of the Government of India," the Bench asked. . The top court was hearing a plea disclosure of sources of income by the candidates contesting elections when they file nomination for elections The plea has claimed that the candidates do not reveal the sources of their income.
. Page-10:What data do you share, court asks WhatsApp, FB A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court directed instant messaging platform WhatsApp and social media giant Facebook to file affidavits stating what user data they shared with "third parties.'" The Bench is hearing a petition filed by two law students alleging that a contract entered into between Facebook and WhatsApp in 2016 on data sharing was a violation of a citizen's right to privacy.The data, according to them, included photographs, messages, pictures and other personal documents shared by users on WhatsApp. Initially, senior advocate representingWhatsApp, submitted that the instant messaging platform does not share any personal data of its users with third parties. He said only four details, telephone number, type of device, last access of the user and registration date,' are shared The petitioners countered that the court should injunctWhatsApp from sharing user data with third parties. European privacy watchdogs have warned WhatsApp against sharing user information with parent company, Facebook.WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014.The petitioners argued that the same restriction should be imposed in India. 9)
Page-12: Suu Kyi slams 'misinformation' Myanmar was counting on China and Russia, both permanent members of the Security Council, to block a UN resolution on the crisis. Hasina calls for UN intervention Bangladesh Foreign Office, for the fourth time since August 25, summoned the Myanmar envoy in Dhaka and handed a protest note expressing deep concern over the fresh influx of the Rohingya people. . The UN's migration agency, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) appealed for an immediate relief assistance of $18 million. Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland Director General: William Lacy Swing Official languages: English, French and Spanish Founded: 1951
Established in 195I, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners . With 166 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement. IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management: Migration and development Facilitating migration -Regulating migration -Forced migration.
. The terms of reference for the task force which has been asked to help create 'well paid, formal sector jobs' include: -sector-specific policy interventions, measures to enhance services trade where there is high employment potential and identifying macro-economic factors holding back exports. -propose a comprehensive action plan to generate jobs and fix 'under-employment', - -ascertain the effectiveness of existing export p trade facilitation issues.