Make hindu notes & static syllabus area from current affairs by self learning. Cover full current affairs from the bible of civil service aspirants ie,HINDU Newspaper.We give direct notes from HINDU;Which replaces hindu reading. We give important news & what next to do? You collect those add on notes & make notes perfect.
Fight against terror, BRICS told
- National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has called BRICS grouping to exercise international leadership in countering terrorism, in tune with the growing role of the emerging economies in setting the global agenda.
- During his opening remarks on Friday at the seventh BRICS meeting of National Security Advisers, Mr. Doval, without referring to any country, urged the BRICS countries “to show leadership in countering terrorism.”
- He also advocated that the five emerging economies should work towards setting the agenda “on strategic issues of regional and global importance.”
What next? Note the powers & provisions of security adviser. Also refer importance of BRICS 2017
Colour-blind flatworms can still choose between colours: study
- Bengaluru-based researchers have found that flatworms, which are highly averse to light and move away from it, have the ability to discern different colours despite being colour-blind.
- Unlike humans who have three colour-sensitive photoreceptors for red, blue and green, flatworms have just one type.
- The study also found that flatworms were able to move in response to long wavelength ultraviolet light even when the head was cut — proof that the worms could sense light even without their eyes and brain.
What next? What is color blindness? Note down animal kingdom like anemalia..& important species. (basic science)
U.S. sanctions Bill targets Russia, Iran and North Korea
- The U.S. Senate is sending a package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia to President Donald Trump to sign after the Bill received overwhelming support in Congress.
- Moscow has already responded, ordering a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia and closing the U.S. embassy’s recreation retreat.
Mr. Trump’s likelihood of supporting the measure is a remarkable concession that the President has yet to sell his party on his hopes for forging a warmer relationship with Moscow.
- Trump’s vow to extend a hand of cooperation to Russian President Vladimir Putin has been met with resistance as sceptical lawmakers look to limit the executive power’s leeway to go easy on Moscow over its alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
What next? Strategical importance of US,Russia & north korea & policies of their leaders.
Cinema & censorship
- Random attempts by petitioners seeking cuts or even a ban often add to the pre-release anxieties of filmmakers.
- While rejecting the petition filed by a person claiming to be the daughter of the late Sanjay Gandhi to set aside the certificate granted to Indu Sarkar , a film directed by Madhur Bhandarkar, the Supreme Court has rightly banked on a well-established principle that freedom of expression cannot be curtailed without a valid reason.
- It has reiterated that the film is nothing but artistic expression within the parameters of law and that there is no warrant or justification to curtail it.
- It is a matter of satisfaction that the courts prefer to protect the right to free expression rather than entertain excuses such as maintenance of law and order and public tranquillity, or someone’s sense of hurt or the fear of someone being portrayed in a bad light.
- It is disconcerting, nonetheless, that the battle for free expression is having to be fought so often these days.
What next? make a note of some important statutory bodies & their features.
The state’s domain
- The potential of India’s district hospital system to dramatically expand access to quality secondary and tertiary health care has never really been realised. The majority of patients today use the facilities created mostly by for-profit urban hospitals.
- That asymmetry could potentially be offset, though only in small part, through the proposal of the NITI Aayog and the Union Health Ministry to allow private entities to use the premises of the district hospitals to provide treatment for cardiac and pulmonary diseases and cancer.
- A market-driven approach to providing district hospital beds for only those with the means would defeat the objective.
- Providing 50 or 100 beds in a district hospital may expand access to care, but such arrangements do not offer a cure for the larger problem of the growing non-communicable disease burden. Lifestyle choices and social determinants, such as tobacco and alcohol use, and environmental pollution, are often linked to such diseases.
- Given the already high prevalence of cardiac and pulmonary conditions, some arising from diabetes and hypertension, and cancers, having more beds for treatment is a necessity.
- Ultimately, the success of such systems depends on medical outcomes on the one hand, and community satisfaction on the other. The operations should be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General.
What next? List down the important non-communicable diseases
75% of kharif sowing done so far: Govt.
- Paddy, pulses and other crops are being sown on 75% of the average sowing area so far in the kharif season with coverage of paddy, pulses, cotton and sugarcane higher.
What next? comparison of kharif & rabi crops with suitable examples.