HINDU NOTES-November 21 2017 [UPSC Current affairs]

HINDU NOTES-November 21 2017 [UPSC Current affairs]

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 ‘Leakage of Aadhaar data dangerous for country’

News:

  • Unique Identification Authority of India, in response to a report based on a RTI reply stating that 210 government websites had made Aadhaar data public, said that Aadhaar data was completely safe and secure.

Beyond News:

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee  criticised the Centre for the alleged leakage of data of some Aadhaar beneficiaries on more than 200 Central and State government websites and described it as “dangerous” for the individual, society and the country.

China condemns Kovind’s trip

News:

  • China on Monday strongly objected to President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, saying India should refrain from “complicating” the border dispute when bilateral relations are at a “crucial moment”.

Beyond News:

  • Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told that Chinese government never acknowledged the so-called Arunachal Pradesh and our position on the border issue is consistent and clear.
  • Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims as Southern Tibet.
  • India has dismissed Beijing’s objections, maintaining that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of the country and Indian leaders are as much free to visit the State as they are to any other part of the country.

Supreme Court gives the nod for audio, video recording of court proceedings

News:

  • Judges have no need for privacy inside the courtrooms they preside, Supreme Court judge Justice A.K. Goel said while giving the thumbs up to audio and video recording of court proceedings.

Beyond News:

  • Signalling a paradigm shift, a Supreme Court Bench , mooted the possibilities of having audio and video recordings of proceedings in the constitutional courts — the Supreme Court and High Courts.

The Bench had asked why the judiciary in India should be considered any different from the judges of other countries who do not consider recording of proceedings as a violation of privacy of court proceedings.

  • Supreme Court directed that at least “two districts in every State/Union Territory [with the exception of small States/Union Territories where it may be considered to be difficult to do so by the concerned High Courts) CCTV cameras [without audio recording] may be installed inside the courts and at such important locations of the court complexes as may be considered appropriate.”

India thanks U.N members for Judge Dalveer Bhandari’s re-election to ICJ

VBK-BHANDARI-UN Security CounciNews:

  • Judge Dalveer Bhandari received all 15 votes in the UN Security Council and 183 out of the 193 votes in the UN General Assembly. The extraordinary support from the UN membership is reflective of the respect for strong constitutional integrity of the Indian polity and independence of the judiciary in India.

Beyond News:

  • India said the election process reflects respect for its constitutional integrity and independent judiciary.
  • The Government of India also expressed appreciation for the United Kingdom that chose to withdraw its candidate at the last moment.

The UN Security Council and the General Assembly voted overwhelmingly in support of India.

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ISRO opens doors to private sector

News:

  • In an attempt to increase the number of satellite launches and build the capacity of the private sector, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) issued a tender on Monday to the private industry for Assembly, Integration and Testing (AIT) of 30-35 satellites.

Beyond News:

  • ISRO currently launches 3-4 launches per year but the demand is for 16-18 satellites.
  • In the next step, the idea is to let the private industry build their own facilities after gaining enough expertise. The private sector already supplies majority of the sub-systems in satellite manufacturing.

The big fish that inspired a beach cleaning drive

 

News:

The image of plastic all twisted up in the belly of a dead shark that washed ashore has become a catalyst for a massive beach cleaning movement in the fishing villages of north Chennai.

Beyond News:

  • They have mobilised around 300 youngsters to clean up the shores and fishing hamlets every weekend. So far, they have removed two tonnes of plastics and thermocol, 5000 bottles and one tonne of old plastic-wired fishing nets.
  • Indian Fishermen Association’s M.D. Dayalan, who is helping the youngsters, says that most fishermen are not aware that the plastic in fish nets can be recycled.

 ‘Indian renewable energy firms among lowest rated’

News:

  • Indian renewable energy companies are among the most poorly rated investment grade companies in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a report by ratings agency Fitch.

 Findings of Fitch’s 2018 Outlook on Asia-Pacific Utilities.

  1. Most of the issuers are owned by their respective sovereigns due to the strategic importance of energy supply.
  2. These entities also have strong standalone profiles given solid and stable cash flow generation.
  3. At the bottom end are the Indian renewable issuers with ratings that reflect lower plant utilisation, limited operating history, volume risk, weaker counterparties, and weak but improving financial profiles.

The agency expects renewable energy to make up a larger portion of India’s electricity generation, bolstered by untapped generation potential, strong policy support and lower tariffs.

  • Tariffs for both wind and solar electricity hit a new low of under Rs. 3.0/kWh in mid-2017, making the two the cheapest source of electricity in the country.
  • Renewable energy made up 58% — its biggest share yet — of the 25 GW of generation capacity added in India in FY17.

Small renewable players would remain protected from price risks due to long-term power purchase agreements, but production volumes would vary on the basis of climatic patterns.

Fitch said that India’s overall demand for petroleum products would grow at about 5% over the medium term, driven by strong GDP growth over the next two financial years and continued growth in auto sales.

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General Studies -01

Syllabus area: Salient features of Indian society.

Q1: The cancer trains full of patients from Punjab to Bikaner hospitals are well known. What is known to few, however, is that the incidence of cancer has doubled among children in Punjab since 2009.Discuss.(200 words)

Source: The Tribune.

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE-November 21  (Page  1)


General Studies -02

Syllabus area: Indian polity

Q2. What do you understand by electoral bonds?Analyse the possible threat to democracy associated with it.(200 words)

Source: The Hindu

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE-November 21  (Page  3)


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Syllabus area: Indian economy & issues relating to planning,Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

Q3: India is famous for its young population.Focus must be on human capital instead of GDP, and growth will follow in time(200 words)

Source: The Business standard

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE-November 21 (Page 6)


General Studies -04

Syllabus area: Ethical concerns and dilemma in government & private institutions.

Q4: “The GST’s anti profiteering body must not become a tool of harassment “.Critically examine.(150 Words, 10 Marks)

Source: The Hindu
Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE-November 21 (Page 8)


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HINDU NOTES-November 20 2017 [UPSC Current affairs]

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Diversity keeps us united: Kovind

News

  • Addressing the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly on Sunday, President Ramnath Kovind said the people of India had different food habits, clothing styles, religious beliefs and traditions, and this diversity was the country’s strength.

Beyond News

  • Mr. Kovind said Arunachal Pradesh — where different tribes coexisted and also conserved their own traditions — expressed India’s unity in diversity beautifully.
  • He said the border State presented a unique opportunity for trade with neighbouring countries, and hoped that it would help extend business relations with ASEAN nations as per the Act East policy.
  • This was Mr. Kovind’s first visit to the State — which China claims is part of Tibet — after becoming President.
  • He commended the Centre for its “effective steps” to step up development in the State, making specific mention of a Shatabdi train being extended to Itanagar and the construction of the Trans-Arunachal highway.

He said that the State had immense potential for organic farming, horticulture and tourism.

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China offers to mediate dialogue between Bangladesh, Myanmar

News

  • China has expressed its willingness to facilitate a dialogue between Bangladesh and Myanmar to solve the Rohingya refugee crisis.

Beyond News

  • China does not want the Rohingya issue to overshadow or slow down the progress of the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar economic corridor initiative.

Mr. Wang’s visit came days after the UN revived a resolution on Myanmar that was dropped last year due to the country’s progress on human rights.

  • The UN General Assembly’s Third Committee, which focuses on human rights, called on Myanmar to end operations that have “led to the systematic violation and abuse of human rights” of Rohingya Muslims.
  • A total of 135 countries voted in favour of the resolution and 10, including China, against it, while there were 26 abstentions.

Making caste slur on SC/STs over phone an offence, says SC

 News

  • The Supreme Court has ruled that using casteist remarks over phone in a public place against the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe category amounts to criminal offence, warranting a jail of a maximum five years.

Beyond News

  • The apex court refused to stay criminal proceedings and quash an FIR against a person, who allegedly used derogatory casteist remarks over phone to a woman from the the SC/ST category.
  • Also said that section 3(1)(s) of SC/ST Act relates to a person, who abuses any member of a SC or ST by caste name in any place “within public view“.

Many CBSE schools add another subject to accommodate Kannada

News

Many private schools under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) are finding themselves in fix over how to“accommodate” Kannada as a language in the curriculum. In October, months after the 2017–18 academic year started, the State government made it mandatory for all schools to teach Kannada.

What the rules state

  • The rules for the Kannada Language Learning Act, 2015 were finalised on October 21, 2017
  • Schools will have to teach Kannada from this academic year
  • Teaching Kannada should be implemented in a phased manner. By the 2026–27 academic year, Kannada should be taught in all classes — 1 to 10
  • Students who come from other States and enrol in schools in Karnataka between classes two and eight will have to study class one syllabus of Kannada. They will later have to gradually study the next year’s texts as they move from one class to the other

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New J&K surrender policy to target local militants

surrender policy

News

  • With a fresh surrender policy being framed by the government, the Army and the J&K Police, in a joint appeal , asked all local militants to give up arms and assured them “full cooperation” to join the mainstream.

Beyond News

  • Over 130 local militants are still active in the Valley.
  • J&K DGP S.P. Vaid said that, they are after foreign terrorists. They want to give the local boys a chance to surrender.
  • The return of Majid Khan (who had joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba) will start a new phase and he hope, mothers of other militants will follow suit [in making an appeal].
  • They said local militants could use the helpline if they want to come back. A police official said the government had taken inputs from all security agencies to frame the fresh policy.

India Inc: who’s growing, who’s slowing

Studying their sales growth patterns threw up these findings.

  • Aggregate sales growth for Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies slumped from 6.5% in July-September 2016 to 2.9% in the demonetisation quarter.
  • Automobile sales shifted into first gear from 13.2% growth in July-September 2016 to 4.2% in the October-December quarter. Sales for retailers fell off a precipice from a 31% growth to a measly 1%. Consumer durable sales, already sluggish before demonetisation grew at just 3.5% in the note ban quarter.
  • Telecom services went from 7.1% growth in July-September 2016 to a 1.7% contraction in October-December 2016. Entertainment (multiplexes, cable TV providers) saw a halving of growth from 14% to 7% and media firms’ (newspapers, broadcasters, television channels) slowed sharply from 9.2% to 1.2%.

GST apart, sector-specific issues have also played villain to some export-oriented sectors.

  • For software services, the backlash against offshoring and changing business models have posed a challenge. For pharmaceutical exporters, pricing pressure on generics in the U.S. market and regulatory crackdowns have hit growth.

Findings

  • Overall, numbers from India Inc. suggest that, while the economy isn’t back to firing on all cylinders, the accelerating sectors outnumber the slowing ones.
  • Extrapolating sector-wise numbers to the economy as a whole should come with caveats. In India, only the largest and most established firms tend to list themselves in the public markets. Therefore, these numbers essentially capture the trends for the best and brightest of Indian businesses.

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Q1: Make a brief note on the significance of Indira Gandhi in Indian history in the light of 100th year celebrations.(200 words)

Source: The Hindu,The Business standard,The Indian express,Hindustan times.

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE-November 20  (Page  1,2,3,4)


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Syllabus area: Effect of policies and politics of developed & developing countries on india’s interest.

Q2. “The revival of trans pacific Partnership minus the US opens opportunities for India”. Comment(200 words)

Source: The Hindu

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE-November 20  (Page  5)


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Syllabus area: Bio diversity,Environment;Conservation.

Q3: “Tiger deaths are just the tip of the iceberg and point to a larger problem” Discuss in the light of Electric fences killing tigers in Maharashtra (200 words)

Source: The Hindu

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE-November 20 (Page 7)


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Syllabus area: Ethical concerns and dilemma in government & private institutions.

Q4: Isn’t it an unfair trade practice to not issue printed receipts for cash payments?why is the government turning a blind eye to such practices, instead of protecting the interests of consumers? (150 Words, 10 Marks)

Source: The tribune
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HINDU NOTES-November 18 2017 [UPSC Current affairs]

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Centre defends Rafale deal, cites dire IAF needs

News

  • In the face of continued allegations about the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France, Defence Minister defended the decision saying it was taken as an emergency measure to meet the urgent requirement of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Beyond News

  • Then Prime Minister understood the loss of time and took the government-to-government route for 36 aircraft, and given the limited numbers, transfer of technology made no sense.
  • The government had decided to procure 126 fighter jets in 2000, but even by 2014, the deal could not be concluded.

Moscow declaration: WHO seeks co-ordinated action on TB, end of HIV co-infection deaths by 2020

Moscow declaration

News

  • Health ministers, NGOs, and private sector representatives from 120 countries adopted the Moscow Declaration , committing themselves to eliminating additional deaths from HIV co-infection by 2020 and achieving synergy in coordinated action against TB and non-communicable diseases.

Beyond News

  • India is among the signatories to the declaration that WHO director-general Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus described in his address as a “milestone in the history of TB”.
  • The Moscow declaration emphasised the need for fixing multisectoral responsibility towards ending TB by 2035, the global target.

India, France to boost ties in counter-terror, trade

INDO FRANSE anti terrorism pledge

News

  • Gravely concerned over growing terrorism, India and France decided to strengthen counter-terror cooperation, and asked the international community to oppose countries which are financing, sheltering and providing safe havens to terrorists.

Beyond News

  • As part of the 2008 nuclear cooperation agreement between India and France, Paris is to help build atomic power reactors for New Delhi.

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Ganga of Manas National Park is first rhino to be grandmother tracked in the wild

News

  • This is the first time a rhino belonging to the wild in India has been officially recorded as having become a grandmother.

Beyond News

  • Way back in 2004 when a devastating flood had ravaged Kaziranga National Park, Ganga – then a two-month old rhino calf – was almost washed away, had it not been for volunteers of the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and. Conservation (CWRC) who rescued her and shifted her to safety and brought her up.
  • Thirteen years later, Ganga – the name given at CWRC – is a proud grandmother, the first grandmother rhino tracked in a wild habitat.

The rhino population in Manas was totally wiped out in the early 1990s with Unesco putting a “in-danger” prefix to its World Heritage Site tag in 1992.

  • With the government launching an ambitious programme under Indian Rhino Vision 2020 (IRV) to raise the total rhino population across Assam to 3000, a number of rhinos were shifted to Manas from 2006 onwards.

‘PSLV built by domestic industry by 2020’

Isro partners with PPP for lauches

News

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is preparing to hand over the entire gamut of launch vehicle manufacture to domestic industry by 2020.

Beyond News

  • Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) Director said that ,until now, public and private industries have only supplied devices, components and sub-systems for ISRO’s launch vehicles, including the PSLV and the GSLV.
  • This effort is to give a push to industry for production of end-to-end systems. By 2020, we hope to have the first completely industry-built PSLV.

The theme of the seminar was ‘Aerospace Manufacturing in India-Vision 2030.’

  • ISRO already has a partnership with private industry to produce satellites.
  • The IRNSS-1H communication satellite aboard the ill-fated PSLV C-39 was the first to be produced by a consortium of six companies.

ISRO had a partnership with about 500 domestic industries for the supply of various components and devices. “About 80% of the cost of launch vehicles and 40% of satellites are handled by these industries”.

Economy gets Moody’s thumbs up

Moody survey results

News

  • Global credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Services raised India’s sovereign rating for the first time in 13 years early, citing the country’s high growth potential in the years to come.

Finding:

  • The decision to upgrade the ratings is underpinned by Moody’s expectation that continued progress on economic and institutional reforms will, over time, enhance India’s high growth potential and its large and stable financing base for government debt, and will likely contribute to a gradual decline in the general government debt burden over the medium term

 Beyond News:

  • Upgrading the Indian government’s rating as a local and foreign currency issuer from Baa3 with a positive outlook to Baa2 with a stable outlook.
  • Obligations rated Baa2 are subject to moderate credit risk.

They are considered medium grade and as such may possess certain speculative characteristics. Baa3, by contrast, was the lowest investment grade rating.

  • Acknowledging that some steps such as the GST and demonetisation have ‘undermined’ growth in the near term as reflected by the slower GDP growth of 5.7% in the first quarter of 2017-18, Moody’s said it expects real GDP growth in India to moderate to 6.7% in this fiscal year.

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Restrictions eased as pollution dips in Delhi

Delhi pollution solutions

News:

  • Delhi breathed relatively easy as air quality remained outside the ‘severe plus’ category for a third consecutive day , prompting authorities to withdraw strict emission-control measures enacted last week.

Beyond News:

  • The air quality index (AQI) in Delhi was in the ‘very poor category’ at 363.
  • The ban on the entry of trucks carrying non-essential goods into Delhi as well as the enhancement of parking charges by four times were reversed by Lieutenant-Governor .
  • These were among the provisions of the Graded Response Action Plan that the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority ordered.
  • The municipal corporations of Delhi, which are responsible for collecting, parking fees, had hiked charges by up to four times.
  • The Uttar Pradesh government has banned garbage burning in urban areas in a bid to reduce the pollution.

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UN must list Azhar a global terrorist: France

News:

  • Emphasising the need to designate Pakistani terror mastermind Masood Azhar as a global terrorist under the 1267 counter-terror committee of the UN Security Council, France sought international consensus on countering cross-border terrorism.

Beyond News:

  • Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said France and India are successfully cooperating in areas like counter-terrorism and defence and highlighted France’s territorial interests in the Indian Ocean region.
  • Le Drian’s comment on terrorism came two days after France marked the first anniversary of the November 13, 2016 terror strike in Paris which left 130 dead and dozens wounded.

Centre doubles down on GST’s gains for consumers

News:

  • A day after the Centre notified the latest set of cuts in the rate of tax to be levied on a wide range of goods as part of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the Union Cabinet approved the creation of the National Anti-profiteering Authority to ensure that businesses pass on the benefits of GST to consumers.

Beyond News:

  • The decision to set up the enforcement body marks the government’s resolve to ensure that the latest tax rate reductions approved by the GST Council on more than 200 items are implemented immediately by businesses.
  • Crucially, the authority has been granted wide-ranging powers, including to cancel the registration of offending firms in extreme cases.

Chennai Customs department website hacked

Chennai customs website hacked

News

  • The official website of the Chennai Customs was allegedly hacked on November 17 and slogans demanding a “free Kashmir” and comments against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian Army were posted on it.

Beyond News

  • A group of hackers, which identified itself as “Team Pak Cyber Skullz”, targeted the website .
  • A few years ago, the Chennai Customs website was hacked by another group of hackers.

This highlights the lack of cyber security even in official websites.

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