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9th January 2017: (Hindi) 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. Also attempt practice question for today based on Prelims and post your answer in the comment section below

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The watershed is the area of land that drains or sheds water into a specific receiving waterbody, such as a lake or a river. Every body of water (e.g., rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and estuaries) has a watershed. watershed mgmt is a term used to describe the process of implementing land use practices and water mgmt practices to protect and improve the quality of the water and other natural resources within watershed a by managing the use of those land and water resources in a comprehensive manner.
Ans: A) Both A and B
Shubham Panwar
3 years ago
No Answer is a
Roobitha Masanam
3 years ago
Yes.. Thank you:).. Now two new species has been found which makes it 4.
Shubham Panwar
3 years ago
Mention not helping is humanness.
Watershed mgmt: process of implementing land use practices and water mgmt. practices to protect and improve the quality of the water and other natural resources within a watershed by managing the use of those land and water resources in a comprehensive manner.
Option B only as there is 2 new add on of species banasura and travancore laughing thrush increasing the no. to 4 so option A is wrong
Thanks sir it is really very much time saving and best extracted from the newspaper

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  3. PRACTICE QUESTION Consider the following statements about bird species- laughingthrush? A. They are endemic to the hills of the Western Ghats south of the Palghat Gap in Southern India B. Kerala has two species of laughingthrush Select the correct options from below- a) A and B only b) A only c) B only d) None of the above Post your answers below! (without googling) Yesterday's answer- is A. Mycobacteria

  4. NATIONAL NEWS Aadhaar must for MGNREGS work-From Apr 1, workers enrolled in rural MGNREGS MUST HAVE Aadhaar Govt has invoked sec 7 of Aadhaar Act 2016 which mandates that when the govt gives subsidy, benefit or service from CFI, an individual can be asked to undergo authentication of furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar This move is intended to check the leakages in welfare scheme of subsidy through Aadhaar linked DBT . PAC has send a questionnaire to RBI governor- PAC- 22 members, 15 from LS and 7 from RS, A MINISTER IS NOT ELEIGIBLE FORMEMBERSHIP-term of committee is for 1 year. The main duty of the Committee is to ascertain whether the money granted by Parliament has been spent by Government "within the scope of the Demand The Appropriation Accounts of the Government of India and the Audit Reports presented by the Comptroller and Auditor General mainly form the basis for the examination of the Committee. . .It is concerned only with the execution of the policy laid down by Parliament Itis concerned only with the execution of the policy laid down by Parliament and its results.

  5. NATIONAL NEWS o Ginger species with medicinal property found in Andaman Scientist of BSI found new species of Zingiber Ginger) with medicinal properties o The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) was established in 1890 with the objectives of exploringthe plant resources of the country and identifying plant species with economic virtue. In 1954, the Government reorganised the BSI with the objectives of (1) undertaking intensive floristic surveys and collecting accurate and detailed information on the occurrence, distribution, ecology and economic utility of plants in the country; (2) collecting, identifying and distributing materials that may be of use to educational and research institutions; and (3) acting as the custodian of authentic collections in well planned herbaria and documenting plant resources in the form of local, district, state and national flora. Work under MoEF&CC, HQ is at Kolkata o New Indigenous artillery gun for army- Heavy artillery gun, ATAGS( Advance Towed Artillery Gun System), 155mm, 52 Calibre being developed by DRDO, under army's artillery modernization programme in collaboration with private sector, Expected to be inducted by 2022-24 wants pa rai s for fair polls -SC has reinterpreted for VVPAT(voter verifier paper audit trail) in EVMs to ensure 100% transparency in election o In VVPAT a verifiable paper trail is generated which voter submits in a separate box. It is intended for the purpose of verification of vote count in case dispute arises o It also ensures voter that his vote has been cast correctly and no fraud or malfunctioning is done with EVMs

  6. NATIONAL NEWS . Water literacy campaign need of the hour- Raiendra Singh-called water man of India, winner of the Stockholm Water Prize & winner of 2001 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community leadership. He leads an organization, Tarun Bhagat Sangh, which is supported by the United Nations, USIAD, and the World Bank His approach of water management is based upon 'watershed management . Additional Info- PMKSY has been formulated amalgamating ongoing schemes viz. Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) of Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation; Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) of Department of Land Resources; and On Farm Water Management (OFWM) component of National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) of Department of Agriculture and Cooperation.

  7. NATIONAL NEWS Healthcare sector need rationalstent pricing- It is a life saving device whose pricing will be regulated by NPPA. o NPPA is an organization of the Government of India which was established, inter alia, to fix/revise the prices of controlled bulk drugs and formulations and to enforce prices and availability of the medicines in the country, under the Drugs (Pices Control) Orde, 1995. The organization is also entrusted with the task of recovering amounts overcharged by manufacturers for the controlled drugs from the consumers. ations and to enforcepncesandanailabilityof the medicines in thecountry, underthe It also monitors the prices of decontrolled drugs in order to keep them at reasonable levels. Plaque Clogged Artery Clooged Blood Flow Stent Balloon Catheter

  8. INTERNATIONAL NEWS o Diaspora will help improve ties between India and Portugal and collectively act in development of both nation- Portuguese PM o Illegal recruitment will be done away- Union govt made clear during PBD day that strict action will be taken against those involved in illegal recruitment of domestic help and workers. Centre has launched an e-Portal called e-Migrate and MADAD to address grievances of migrated workers MEA is also preparing database of migrated workers to verify the credentials of employees

  9. BUSINESS NEWS o Anti avoidance tax rule to kick from April 2017- GAAR, GAAR refers to General Anti-Avoidance Rules. tax o Major achievement of CBDT, which is apex policy making body of IT dept in 2016-17 financial year are o Enactment of Benami Transaction(Prohibition) Act 2016 o Implementation of Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme 2016 o GAAR BHIM app safer than mobile wallets, says e-security (READ) NOTE: Sci-Tech news related to Photosynthesis and increased bird diversity of Kerala already covered in yesterday's Hindu summary,