DAILY CAPSULE- July 30 [Make perfect daily Hindu notes]

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NIA unearths new Kashmir terror funding channels {Terrorism,Internal security}

  • The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is focusing on a hawala racket relating to the annual Haj pilgrimage and trade fraud along the Line of Control (LoC) as two funding channels being used by separatists and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • According to the NIA, some travel agents who send Indians on the Haj pilgrimage are hand in glove with associates of separatists based in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. A part of the money collected from pilgrims is diverted for terror and separatist activities, while the cost of accommodation and food are borne by these associates.
  • Interestingly, the NIA has recommended to the Home Ministry that the trade across the LoC be stopped, but Jammu and Kashmir Chief Mehbooba Mufti said on Saturday that this exchange would not be stopped, and more trade routes would be added.

What next? Note down important internal security challenges.

Centre plans to remote-map canals {Public Policy}

  • The Centre plans to link all canals via a geographical information system that would allow them to be remotely mapped.
  • V.K. Vohra, Commissioner (Irrigation) said that 99 projects, identified as a part of the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme, would have canals under satellite scrutiny to ensure that they be completed on time.
  • The Central government has earmarked Rs. 77,595 crore to states to complete a range of irrigation projects that have been stuck for decades owing to lack of funds, with the water ministry committed to ensuring that 99 such projects would be completed by 2020.
  • Twenty-three would be completed by 2016-17 and 31 by 2017-18. One of the major reasons for the projects to remain incomplete was inadequate provision of funds by the concerned State governments.

What next? Note down the proposed advantages of this initiative.

Exit comes amid U.S. concerns over terror {I.R}

  • In most countries where the United States has national security interests, the toppling of a Prime Minister would prompt hurried meetings in Washington and concern over how the change in government will affect U.S. strategy in the region.
  • But not so with Pakistan. The resignation of Nawaz Sharif raised eyebrows at the State Department and the Pentagon, but little else. The Pakistani military is largely viewed as the real source of power in Islamabad, and that is not going to change with a new Prime Minister.
  • Still, Mr. Sharif’s removal comes as the White House is trying to determine a strategy for Afghanistan that officials say has stalled amid concerns about how to deal with Pakistan, where both the Taliban and the Haqqani network have a sanctuary.
  • The White House has held up a Pentagon request to send additional troops to Afghanistan while officials grapple with how much pressure to put on the Pakistani government to crack down on the groups.

What next? Strategical importance of Pakistan & Afghanistan to US.

Sri Lanka completes $1 billion port deal with Chinese firm {I.R}

  • Sri Lanka  sealed a billion-dollar deal to let a Chinese state firm take over a loss-making port in a move that worries many, including India.
  • The long-delayed $1.1 billion sale of a 70% stake in Hambantota port, which straddles the world’s busiest east-west shipping route, was confirmed by Sri Lanka’s Ports Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe.
  • The government used tough laws against industrial action to stop workers going on strike this week to oppose the sale to China Merchants Port Holdings.
  • India is nervous about China’s infrastructure moves into its traditional sphere of influence.

What next? Note hambantota,string of pearls.

A two-in-one solution {Health}

  • Experts call for integrating hepatitis testing and treatment as a component in the national programme for HIV Hepatitis C, a disease that closely mimics the deadly HIV infection, has been ignored for long.
  • The chronic liver infection caused by the blood-borne hepatitis C virus (HCV) kills nearly 96,000 people in India annually.
  • This, despite the fact that the availability of a range of new drugs has drastically improved its cure rate to over 95%.

IGIB researchers rein in cancer cells {Science & Tech}

  • Researchers at Delhi’s CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) have found the mechanism by which controlling the levels of telomerase can help in reining in the growth of cancer cells and probably prevent cancer metastasis.
  • The results were published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

What next? Difference b/w benign & malignant tumor

 

 

A new mission for Mr. Modi. {Governance}

  • “The economy is ticking along nicely, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been rolled out, the Nifty has crossed the 10,000-point mark, Uttar Pradesh is won, Bihar is done and dusted, Rajya Sabha majority is pretty much in the bag and even the Gujarat wobble seems like getting sorted before the next election there.”

So, what next? He might want to turn his attention to a problem which tends to get ignored by policymakers and planners in general, and disappears from the political radar with the first sign of good rains — water.

  • The problem is underfoot, literally, and hence out of mind. India is running out of water resources — principally groundwater resources — at an alarming rate.
  • According to a recent study by the American Geophysical Union, the upper Ganges basin — home to more than half of India’s population — could run out of groundwater resources by 2050.

 

Scooping out oil spills made easy by IISER Thiruvananthapuram {S & T}

  • More efficient and quick absorption of crude oil from the sea following marine spill has now become possible thanks to scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER) in Thiruvananthapuram who have developed a hydrophobic sorbent that can suck up oil and congeal it.
  • A hydrophobic material automatically becomes oil-loving and takes up oil when it comes in contact with it. The results were published in the journal Angewandte Chemie.

what next? understand the concept.

Indian IT supports 4.5 lakh RCEP jobs {Development & employment}

  • Indian IT-Business Process Management (BPM) sector is supporting close to half a million jobs in 15 Asia-Pacific nations that are in negotiations for a mega-regional Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
  • This is in addition to the sector accounting for 3.5 million jobs in India — which is also part of the proposed mega FTA, officially known as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) involving, thereby, a total of 16 Asia-Pacific countries.

what next? RCEP and its mandate

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