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Daily News Analysis (THE HINDU Core Analysis) + MCQ Series Mains Articles: August 2018 By: Sanjay Kumar (Ex-Indian Army & MHA)
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Daily News Analysis: THE HINDU Core Analysis (Delhi Edition) . Over 40 lakh left out of draft NRC in Assam /Page 1 (The Hindu) -GS Paper 2 Understanding D-Voter & NRC . Lea-up for private sector participation in defence equipment manufacturing /Page 7 (The Hindu) - GS Paper 3
Daily News Analysis: THE HINDU Core Analysis (Delhi Edition) Parliamentary panel to probe U.K.-India relations /Page 12 (The Hindu) GS Paper 2 . 'Draft e-commerce policy will be in line with Srikrishna panel proposals'/Page 13 (The Hindu) GS Paper 3 Stem cells will now fight Parkinson's /Page 18 (The Hindu) - GS Paper 3
Includes first list . The final draft included the 1.9 crore applicants listed in the first draft published on December 31, 2017. The remaining 40,007,707 applicants, whose names didn't figure in the list will be given ample opportunity through a process of claims and objections till September 28, and their citizenship status will not be questioned till the final, error-free draft is prepared Final List However, it is not specified when the final draft would be prepared .But they indicated the period for claims and objections could be extended by a month. Those not on the list include 2.48 lakh Doubtful- voters (D-voters) and their siblings and descendants. .The process has been completely transparent, fair, objective and meticulously carried out, as per Registrar General of India Sailesh
More time for filing claims The Centre has said it had tweaked rules so that the 40 lakh applicants left out of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam get enough time to file "claims and objections" to prove their residency. Senior Home Ministry official said The process to file claims and objections, which should have been initiated immediately after the final draft was published, willinstead commence on August 31 and end on September 30 . If the need arises, the window could be extended for another month. .Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh emphasised that list was "only a draft and not the final NRC." The entire process was monitored by the Supreme Court and the Centre had little role to play. .
National Register of Citizens (NRC) It contains the names of bona fide Indian Citizens of Assam that distinguish them from the foreigners It is updated periodically However, in Assam the updation could not be carried on since 1951 due to various political tensions such as Assam Movement of 1980s, the language movement and other ethnic movements. .It was first updated in 1951 but since then it has been not updated due to various political tensions such as Assam Movement of 1980s, language movement and other ethnic movements But now it is being updated in time bound manner after Supreme Court judgment (2014) to incorporate Assam Accord of 1985 in order to tackle the issue of illegal immigration from Bangladesh.
National Register of Citizens (NRC) NRC is being updated as per provisions of Citizenship Act, 1955 and Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003 It will include names of person or their descendants whose name appear in NRC 1951 or any of Electoral Rolls up to midnight of 24th March 1971. .The actual implementation of NRC is done by Statutory Authorities i.e. Local Registrars and District Magistrates appointed by State Government A senior official of State Government functions as State Coordinator and coordinates with Registrar General of Citizen Registration (RGI) in regard to various activities.
The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority has issued precautionary messages to the public in light of a possibility of water release from the reservoir via the Cheruthoni dam, a part of Idukki hydel project 2,395 ft Water level at the Idukki reservoir, one of the tallest arch dams in Asia, has reached close to its maximum, prompting authorities in Kerala to issue an ORANGE ALERT Current water level (at 9 p.m.) 2,403 ft Full reservoir level The Kerala State Electricity Board will issue a RED ALERT if the water level in the dam nears 2,400 ft Power point . The arch dam was built between two granite hills - Kuravanmala (839 m) and Kuravathimala (925 m) across Periyar 1973 -year of commissioning 365.85 metres - length of the arch dam 4,64,000 cubic metres- the amount of concrete Cheruthon used for construction Kerala dam . The hydel project has two other dams at Cheruthoni and Kulamavu apart from a power house at Moolamattom and related systems Previous opening of shutters 1981 (from Oct. 29 and Nov. 13) 1992 (from Oct. 12 to 23) Idukkl arch dam
The New SP Model Highlights V The DAC also approved platform specific guidelines for procurement of Naval Utility helicopters. Similar guidelines for the other categories will be issued soon V All procurements under the SP model would be executed by specially constituted Empowered Project Committees to provide ocussed attention and ensure timely execution In another decision, the DAC gave approval for the acquisition of eight Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV) for the Coast Guard at an approximate cost of 800 crore. These would be indigenously designed and manufactured. .
FLIGHT HISTORY Homegrown firepower 1983: DRD0 gets permission A lowdown on the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft 2001: Maiden successful flight LCA is an indigenous, light weight, multi-role aircraft, powered by the GE-404 engine 2011: Initial Operational Clearance-I (loc-l) 2013: Initial IAF will procure 123 jets in various config- urations: 20 in InitialMk-1A will have four major and 45 minor improve- (D Operational Clearance, ments. The major ones include an Advanced Electron- 20 in Final Operational Clearance Jammer (SPJ), refuelling probe and ability to fire Astra Final Operational & 83 in Mark1A Operational Clearance-ll (IOC-l1) ically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, Self-Protection Dec. 2018: new Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile Clearance target
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)is the world's premier research . trained in the Philippines Page 7 (The Hindu) GSorganization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice Paper 3 8 women farmers have been farmers and consumers; and protecting the selected to visit the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines to learn about new rice farming techniques, by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations as part of an initiative by the with support from the Philippine Department of Biotechnologygovernment (DBT), Ministry of Science, to The institute, headquartered in Los Ba os, raise the profile of women farmers rice-growing environment for future generations IRRI is an independent, nonprofit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 Philippines, has offices in 17 rice-growing countries in Asia and Africa, and more than 1,000 staff
.During the workshop in India, the women were These include: taught about crop planning, stages of rice cultivation, pest and weed management, use of crop calendar, land selection, crop monitoring, post-harvest management and seed management v Earmarking at least 30% of the budget allocation for women beneficiories in all ongoing schemes/programmes and development activities Initiating women-centric activities Focussing on women self- help groups to connect them to micro-credit through capacity-building activities Below-Par Numbers According to the Census 2011, 55% of women workers were agricultural labourers and 24% were cultivators . . However, only 12.8% of the operational holdings were owned by women, and 25% this land belonged to the "marginal and small holdings categories." The Economic Survey 2017-18 recommended a number of steps to acknowledge the "feminisation" of Indian agriculture. 29
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Centre for removal of 'NOTA' from RS poll /Page 10 (The Hindu) - GS Paper 2 The Supreme Court has reserved for judgment a PIL petition, which won the full support of the Centre, seeking to scrap the 'NOTA (None of The Above) option in Rajya Sabha election. A Bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra indicated that the court may indeed rule against the two circulars issued by the Election Commission of India on January 24, 2014 and November 12, the subsequent year, giving Rajya Sabha members the option to press the NOTA ('none of the above') button in the Upper House polls. Chief Justice Misra orally observed that NOTA is meant only for universal adult suffrage and direct elections and not polls held by the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote as done in the Rajya Sabha.
Govt.'s support As per Government & PIL plea filed by Sharmesh Manubhai Parmar, NOTA in indirect elections, such as in the Rajya Sabha, would lead to horse-trading, corruption and using of extra constitutional methods to defeat a party candidate. The system of NOTA makes the system of proportional representation by means of single transferable vote nugatory and otiose .He argued that the Election Commission cannot sanction the use of NOTA by way of mere circulars, which have the effect of overriding the provisions of Article 80(4)-proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote, the provisions of Representation of the People Act 1951 and the Conduct of Election Rules 1961.
Maximum & Minimum Punishment: As per the New Bill The minimum punishment for rape of a girl under 16 will be 20 years of rigorous imprisonment, extendable to life imprisonment. The punishment in such cases earlier was 10 years of rigorous imprisonment. In the case of gang rape of a girl below 16, the punishment will be life imprisonment. The minimum punishment under the Bill for the rape of a girl over 16 is 10 years, The minimum punishment earlier was seven years and the maximum, life The Bill also provides for investigation of rape cases within two months from the extendable to life (under Section 376, IPC) imprisonment. registration of an FIIR While there was no timeline earlier for disposal of an appeal after conviction in a lower court, this would now have to be done within six months. V No longer any provision for anticipatory bail in the case of rape of a girl below 16 Government would set up fast track, special courts for rape cases The "character" of the victim would not be relevant to the question of consent.
Parliamentary panel to probe U.K.-India relations/Page 12 (The Hindu)-GS Paper 2 A British parliamentary committee is looking into relations between Britain and India including the impact of Britain's visa regime as part of a wider examination of the future of "Global Britain". The inquiry comes at a time when tensions between the two countries have heightened amid Indian concerns about the U.K.'s reluctance to ease visa norms for students and professionals. The committee will look at the issue of bilateral trade as well as the impact of Britain's visa policy, and cooperation on regional security, counterterrorism, technology, innovation and multilateral institutions. .
Issue of overstayers India also pulled out of signing an agreement on the return of illegal migrants because of the 15-day period that would have been stipulated in the agreement for documents to be verified, which India viewed as unrealistic Britain's Trade Secretary Liam Fox then linked the decision not to include Indian students in a relaxation of visa requirements to the non-signing of the agreement and the issue of Indians overstaying their visa. While India acknowledged that there are overstayers, it contested the scale of the problem I am sure there are many [overstayers] but where did this figure of 1,00,000 come from?" asked High Commissioner Y.K. Sinha .
Draft e-commerce policy will be in line with Srikrishna panel proposals' Page 13 (The Hindu) - GS Paper 3 The draft e-commerce policy being formulated by the government will be in keeping with the recommendations of the Justice Srikrishna Committee report on data privacy The draft personal data protection Bill 2018, submitted by the Justice B.N. Srikrishna-headed expert panel, proposed that critical personal data of Indian citizens be processed in centres located within the country. The policy that will promote the free flow of business as well as address security and privacy concerns and in line with the Srikrishna Committee recommendations
Stem cells will now fight Parkinson's Parkinson's disease Page 18(The Hindu) - GS Paper 3 Japanese scientists have announced the first human trial to treat Parkinson's disease by injecting stem cells into brain, building on an earlier trial on primates. The research team at Kyoto University plans to inject five million induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells, which have the potential to develop into any cell in the body, into a patient's brain is a chronid, degenerative neurological disorder that affects the body's motor system, often causing shaking ond other difficulties in movement Worldwide, about 10 million people have the illness, according to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. The iPS cells from healthy donors will be developed into dopamine-producing brain cells, which are no longer present in people with Parkinson's disease.