Daily Newspaper article’s summary 2018-08-17
Summary of Newspaper artciles from ‘The Hindu’, ‘Economic Times’ and PIB
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Back from the woods?:
1.Having notched up 14 majors and looking as if he would overhaul Jack Nicklaus’s record 18, the story began to sour in November 2009, after Woods crashed his car into a fire hydrant a couple of days after news of his infidelity became public.
2.A broken marriage, four spinal surgeries, and an alarming drop of form left the former world number one’s ranking in tatters; he languished at 1,199 just last December.
3.The spinal fusion surgery 16 months ago and the need to cope with excruciating pain forced Woods to overmedicate himself, after which he was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in 2017.
1.A brilliant parliamentarian and a shrewd politician who could demolish political opponents with his acerbic wit, Vajpayee was also the elder statesman who was never afraid to reach out and make peace with India’s neighbours.
2.If the Jana Sangh came to power as part of the Janata Party in 1977, it was in no small measure due to his readiness to mend fences and build bridges with former political opponents.
3.His image as a moderate trying to rein in extremist elements in his party made it easier for others such as the Telugu Desam, the Trinamool Congress and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam to join the NDA.
How statistical information can be used:
1.The original Act of 2008 had restricted the data collected to be used only for statistical purposes.
2.The amendment will strengthen the data collection mechanism in Jammu and Kashmir.
3.Moreover, the concurrent jurisdiction to be exercised by the Centre in Jammu and Kashmir has also not been provided for in the Collection of Statistics Act, 2008.
Nuance in sexual politics:
1.In a letter to the president of NYU, the signatories stated in no uncertain terms that “if she were to be terminated or relieved of her duties, the injustice would be widely recognised and opposed”, and added that “the ensuing loss for the humanities… during these times would be no less than enormous”.
2.While one cannot but take Mr. Reitman’s claims seriously, since the alleged perpetrator did wield power over him, the dynamics of the case suggest that it may always not be a good idea to disregard the fraught ambiguity of human relationships, especially romantic ones.
3.This was also the stated position of the 100 French women who in January had published a letter in Le Monde denouncing the #MeToo campaign, observing acerbically, “One more effort and two adults who will want to sleep together will first check, through an app on their phone, a document in which the practices they accept and those they refuse will be duly listed.” Perhaps what is required is a different vocabulary, one capable of articulating not only abuse and exploitation but also the different shades of sexual play between the rigid categories of coercion and consent, without necessarily resorting to the pre-fabricated labels of predator and prey — at present, the only two roles accorded recognition in the binary discourse of the #MeToo campaign.
A long march since freedom:
1.An opinion piece by an unnamed Indian official in the October 1952 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine describes the challenge: “In its [Partition’s] wake came the immense task of organising, within a few weeks, the movement of no less than 6,000,000 refugees, of improvising arrangements for their immediate relief, and devising plans for their permanent resettlement and rehabilitation.
2.When was a ‘refugee problem’ of this magnitude set before an untried government in the very first days of its existence and solved with equal expedition and success?” There was no significant foreign assistance to deal with a refugee crisis that was second in scale only to that generated by World War II.
3.After all, with all of the knowledge and expertise available in 21st century India, the current Prime Minister ended up enacting a disastrous economic policy of demonetisation that his predecessor described as “organised loot and legalised plunder”.
Is it right to turn NMML into a museum for PMs?:
1.The NMML is famous globally because its library, reprography and manuscript sections house the best collection of journals, books, photos and personal papers of individuals and institutions.
2.The Sangh Parivar is on a long-term mission to oust Nehru from his rightful place in modern India’s history, because he stood for an idea of India which is the antithesis of their divisive, regressive world view.
3.The NMML became perhaps the best repository of research documents on the British period of India’s history, consisting of government records, newspapers, private collections of important individuals and papers of political parties.
A statesman and an orator:
1.Pranab Mukherjee, as Defence Minister in the United Progressive Alliance government, had accompanied Sonia Gandhi, then Congress president, for a survey to take stock of the operations.
2.A little-known fact about the bus trip is that as it crossed the Radcliffe Line at Wagah, the Border Security Force was playing Daler Mehndi’s Punjabi pop hit ‘ Sade naal rahoge to aish karoge’ (If you stay with us, you’ll do well).
3.Unknown to most, though it is murmured about occasionally and was even hinted at in the Pakistani media at that time, there was a devastating strike across the Line of Control (LoC) that lasted the longest, and till now accounts for the most casualties ever on the other side.
FSSAI ropes in expert panel to review food labelling standards:
1.NEW DELHI: The government has put on hold the draft that proposes red-labelling of packaged food products containing high levels of fat, sugar and salt, FSSAI CEO Pawan Kumar Agarwal said today.
2.Since there were concerns expressed by some stakeholders, we have kept it on hold for time being and a group of experts from health and nutrition background has been set up to look into the issue of labelling once again,” Agarwal said.
3.Agarwal also made it clear that Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) will go ahead with the labelling norms even if there is no full consensus on the matter after the panel’s suggestions.
PSEs turnover in Haryana rises to Rs 57,628 crore:
1.This was informed during a review meeting of PSEs held under the chairmanship of state Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here yesterday.
2.Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu was also present in the meeting.
3.The turnover of PSEs has made promising improvement in the past over a period of four years, according to an official release.
President of India writes to Smt. Namita Kaul Bhattacharya on the passing away of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee; Atalji was truly the Renaissance Man of Indian Politics, writes President:
1.In his message, the President said, “My condolences at the passing of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee; my heartfelt emotions are with you and others in the family in this moment of profound tragedy.
2.As the Prime Minister of India, Atalji was an example of grace under pressure, and of decisive leadership in challenging circumstances.
3.The Pokhran tests of 1998, the Kargil crisis of 1999, the economic changes his government brought about, and the growth and development track on which it put our country’s GDP – his was a term rich in achievements and in legacy.
Flood Relief Operation by Indian Army in Kerala:
1.Accordingly, Indian Army carried out execution of Disaster Relief tasks on a war footing which has been greatly appreciated by civilian populace and the State administration.
2.In addition to the 10 flood relief columns, 10 Engineer Task Forces (ETF) each having an approximate strength of 40 personnels from Jodhpur, Bhopal, Pune, Bangalore and Secunderabad have been pressed into action.
3.Inspite of continuous and heavy rains, Indian Army columns are working round the clock to restore connectivity to remote villages by constructing temporary foot bridges, bunds and preparing alternate routes.
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