Daily Newspaper article’s summary 2018-08-13

Daily Newspaper article’s summary 2018-08-13

Summary of Newspaper artciles from ‘The Hindu’, ‘Economic Times’ and PIB
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BCCI revamp:
1.Lodha Committee’s recommendations, the Supreme Court has now extended some concessions to those aggrieved by the rigorous rules, which aimed to revamp cricket administration in the country.
2.Whether the changes adopted by the court while finalising a new constitution for the BCCI differ in significant ways from what was proposed by the Lodha committee will be a matter of debate.
3.However, judicial intervention has been immensely helpful in making cricket administration more efficient and professional, and addressing the credibility deficit of recent times.

A complicated man:
1.Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, who passed away at his London home on August 11 just six days short of his 86th birthday, will continue to challenge his readers and critics after death as he did in a writing career spanning more than five decades.
2.His father’s story would inspire Naipaul’s A House for Mr Biswas (1961), part of an early-life burst of brilliant fiction that began with Miguel Street , written when he was just out of Oxford University, and concluded in 1979 with A Bend in the River .
3.He was criticised for depicting the developing world through an imperial filter; he was accused of Islamophobia in his travels in Muslim countries; he raised hackles with his India trilogy — An Area of Darkness (1964), A Wounded Civilisation (1977), A Million Mutinies Now (1990).

Exclusionary state:
1.You could just as easily feel that way if you were a rural-to-urban migrant worker facing dislocation and “uprootedness” — a state of constant threat and anxiety with no sense of control over your spatial and temporal existence.
2.A mere 8% of the intended projects have been completed so far in the past three years, according to the recent report released by Housing and Land Rights Network.
3.The state’s role in ensuring equality, basic dignity, livelihood and providing minimum social security to its people must be upheld before all other priorities.

The Obama years:
1.Coates, a celebrated writer known for his chronicles of the culture, politics, and lives of the blacks in the U.S., compiles eight essays he wrote for The Atlantic in Eight Years in Power.
2.He writes that the President did well within the limitations of Washington politics on a host of issues, from climate change to healthcare reforms and economic revival.
3.Obama as President left an indelible influence on a young America which is going to take his legacy forward.

The house that Naipaul built:
1.Naipaul, or Sir Vidia as he was called after receiving his knighthood, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, was a man who did his own stuff, and seemed to be blind to those who pulled faces at him.
2.A House for Mr Biswas , with a story inspired by Naipaul’s father’s warped intellectual struggles in a discouraging postcolonial environment, is one of those rare recent novels in which the protagonist is basically conservative and yet gains the reader’s sympathy.
3.Selecting deceptively from actual autobiographical facts, this ‘novel’ (which is what Naipaul chose to call it) is correctly read by critics as examining the ambiguities of leaving or arriving ‘home’.

The inexorable wheels of justice:
1.The recent hearings in the Supreme Court relating to the Sabarimala case have turned the spotlight on the status of religious faith in a system governed by the rule of law and the Constitution.
2.Any attention bestowed on such discussions by a person of faith and belief appears to leave the observer with an uneasy feeling that the Constitution is the prime suspect in these proceedings.
3.The East India Company, till the middle of the 19th century, oversaw the management and administration of the properties of the deity, Venkateswara or Srinivasa (or Balaji).

Undoing a legacy of injustice:
1.Despite the birth of a Constitution that promised liberty, equality, fraternity, and dignity to all, independent India’s rulers continued to replicate colonial logic in framing laws for the new republic.
2.The Begging Act encodes into law the vicious prejudice that recently saw a prominent institution putting up spikes outside its Mumbai branch, to deter rough sleeping (they were removed after public outrage).
3.But it is the task of the Legislative Assembly and the government to replace the punitive structure of the (now defunct) Begging Act with a new set of measures that genuinely focusses on the rehabilitation and integration of the most vulnerable and marginalised members of our society.

Reserve Bank backs REC-promoted ARC for power sector stressed assets:
1.Sources said the RBI in its representations to a panel headed by Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Kumar had said that it is open to proposal of REC setting up an ARC.
2.The High Court on May 31 stayed the February 12 RBI circular on companies other than willful defaulters and directed the finance ministry to hold a meeting of all stakeholders on resolutions.
3.In line with the report, the government last week constituted a high-level empowered panel under the cabinet secretary to resolve and revive 34 stressed power projects.

2 years after enacting law, Centre unlocks Rs 66,000 crore green fund:
1.NEW DELHI: Unlocking a fund of more than Rs 66,000 crore to increase the country’s green cover, the Centre has finally notified the rules for utilisation of the money by states and Union Territories, and for setting up authorities to monitor its use for afforestation and conservation.
2.The fund is an accumulated amount of money which user agencies have been depositing as compensation for diverting forest land for non-forest purposes, including industries and infrastructure , over the last 10 years.
3.The remaining Rs 66,298 crore has, therefore, been lying unspent with an ad hoc Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) created by a Supreme Court order in 2009.

New Chairperson of Appellate Tribunal for Electricity:
1.Justice Manjula Chellur took Oath as Chairperson, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Ministry of Power, here today.
2.In 1977, the Supreme Court of India sponsored her on a Gender & Law fellowship to England’s University of Warwick.
3.She demitted her office as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court upon attaining the age of superannuation on 4 th December, 2017.

Rain water harvesting system provided by CPWD.:
1.CPWD has so far provided about 1100 rain water harvesting systems in different locations/ areas under its jurisdiction in the country.
2.Roof Top water collection and recharge new ink factory Devas
3.50 Lakh Litresrain water storage tanks at IIT Gandhinagar campus

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