DAILY THE HINDU NEWS ANALYSIS For September 2017 By Jatin Verma, Educator, Unacademy. unacademy
Course Overview To do the 'Analysis' of the news with background and inter-linkage. To Categorise news-articles acc. to UPSC Mains Syllabus To practice Previous Current Affairs based Questions through DNA. >Taking a Multi-dimensional perspective of News for application in various papers of UPSC- GS-1, 2,3,4 & Essay; To Highlight Factual part relevant for various other Govt. Exams like SSC, Banking, APFC etc. To emphasize on the Facts important from the examination point of view. e For beginners, 'what-to-read' and'what-to-skip' For Job-goers and multi-taskers. . Above all, to make you fulfil your duty of being a "Responsible Citizen".
Lessons Topic-wise division of Editorials depending on the theme. Relevant for all Current Affairs heavy & CSE Papers: Prelims- Understanding based approach to Current Affairs (esp. Economy, polity and International Relations); Mains G.S. Paper l:History and Society; Mains G.S. Paper 2: Polity & Gov.and International Relations; Mains G.S. Paper 3: Economic Development, Security etc. Mains G.S. Paper 4: Probity in Governance, Transparency etc.
Page-7:'Medical boards proposed to hear abortion pleas' [GSM- 2, 3 & 4- Ethics] Issue: Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 bars abortion of foetus post 20 weeks period but in certain cases, foetus develops abnormalities post 20-weeks period. Due to non-availability of any institutional mechanism,Women intending to abort the foetus have no option except to proceed through regular Courts, which is time consuming and it further aggravates the problem with the passage of time. Probable Solution: Permanent Medical Boards A Suggestion by Supreme Court Therefore, the Centre informed the Supreme Court that it has written to States and Union Territories about the court's suggestion to appoint permanent medical boards to provide ly rape survivors, urgent access to medical care and to consider their requests for abortion. Therefore, after writing to States & U.Ts, the Centre now stands in compliance with the court's suggestion, during the recent hearing of a separate case of a 10-year-old pregnant rape survivor, to set up permanent medical boards. Article 245 of Constitution State List: Entry 6: Public health and sanitation; hospitals and dispensaries
Question. In the light of increasing instances of foetus abnormalities being witnessed by pregnant women, consider the case for amending the Medical lermination of Pregnancy act, 1971 removing the cap of 20 weeks. Also identify the related policy dilemmas involved. Answer. Arguments in Favour: Her Body, her life-Article 21- also includes right to self determination but then what about Foetus' life- S.C. has held that foetus has a Right to Life - Also, the State also has an interest in her body- because she being a citizen of India, the State is duty bound to protect her body and hence the MTP Act 1971. Arguments against: It might lead to an increase in sex selective abortions!
Page-7: Pare nts are behind child marriages, says SC GSM-l &2: Social Issues & Polity] Issue: Exception 2 to Section 375: The Bench is hearing a petition filed by NGO Independent Thought challenging the Exception 2 to Section 375 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code, which permits "intrusive sexual intercourse with a girl child aged between 15 and 18 only on the ground that she is married. Exception 2 still retains the age of consent for Sexual intercourse as 15 years, due to which there is a huge gap of three years in the age of consent for a married girl child and an unmarried girl As a matter of Fact: There are 23 million child brides in India, and there have hardly been over six convictions under the anti-child marriage law. -NGO also cited the Fourth National Family Health Survey of 2015-16,and said there were 26.8% of brides in the country who were married below the age of 18. S.Cs discomfiture: The Supreme Court said it was unfortunate that parents drive their minor children into marriage. It is a hard reality and is unfortunate that most of the child marriages happening in the country are done by parents of the girl child. When exceptio exceptions when a minor boy and girl fall in love and marry on their own n becomes the excuse to escape the law: However, to this, there are odd
About me Name: Jatin Verma. Academic Background: Commerce, Public Administration Presently, preparing for UPSC CSE Hobbies: Autobiographies, Share trading, travelling, Participating in TV news debates, teaching. Unacademy Profile: https://unacademy.com/userljatinverma71 Courses by me: Association with Unacademy: I. The Hindu News Analysis [Hindi & English] 2. The Hindu Editorial Analysis [Hindi & English] 3. Daily PIB Summary 4. Indian Polity - Crash Course [Hindi] 5. Daily MCQs on Current Affairs [Hindi & English] [Hindi & English]
Have appeared in UPSC CSE thrice. Have been taking Unacademy Plus courses Academics- Polity, Economics & Current Affairs.