Daily Newspaper article’s summary 2018-10-29

Daily Newspaper article’s summary 2018-10-29

Summary of Newspaper artciles from ‘The Hindu’, ‘Economic Times’ and PIB
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Avoidable crisis: on Sri Lanka’s political crisis:
1.In resorting to these emergency measures, he has not only put democracy in serious peril but also let down Sri Lankans, including a sizeable section of the Tamil and Muslim minorities that backed him in the critical 2015 election.
2.Still recovering from the violence and bloodbath during its nearly three-decade-long civil war, and grappling with the economic and social challenges in its aftermath, Sri Lanka cannot afford to recede from the democratic space that opened up in 2015.
3.Leaving aside the irony of Mr. Sirisena joining hands with Mr. Rajapaksa, who he had left and subsequently unseated from office, his desire to consolidate power by hook or by crook is extremely unfortunate.

More from less: on BJP-JD(U) seat sharing in Bihar for 2019 poll:
1.To give up seats it now holds to an ally not wholly trustworthy is a gamble, but the BJP realises the situation is vastly different from what obtained in 2014.
2.A humbled BJP evidently thinks it wiser to be more accommodative to allies than to pursue the high-risk strategy of trying to force multi-cornered contests in the hope of coming on top in the first-past-the-post system.
3.If the agreement reached by BJP president Amit Shah and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sticks, the electoral arithmetic will likely favour the NDA.

The paradox of faith:
1.Every day we see people brazenly driving through red lights, breaking queues with impunity or getting their way through bribes.
2.In the tradition of Ramanuja and bhakti saints, this is the true sense of saranagati : completely surrendering oneself to god.
3.They can act as agents to protect human interests related to religious institutions but they manifest a crack in their faith when they begin to privilege their own autonomy.

Gulf in strategic precepts:
1.From development assistance to maritime cooperation, both countries view each other as “special strategic and global partners.” But peer beneath the surface and an unsavory truth is readily apparent: ties are a mile wide but – infrastructure development cooperation aside – an inch deep.” In 2011, India and Japan began implementing the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement; yet seven years later, bilateral trade has yet to hit even the $20 billion mark.
2.Yet, 10 years later, the two sides have failed to realise the sale of a single defence article and there exists no conventional threat-specific contingency scenario in which the two militaries can practicably cooperate.
3.As Prime Minister Narendra Modi eloquently restated at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, New Delhi remains conspicuously committed to a non-Western, pluralistic model of cooperative security in Asia.

Few lifelines before Brexit:
1.There are whispers from Ms. May’s Brexit camp that she might agree to an extension beyond 2020 in order to assist Britain in establishing transitional arrangements to ensure a hold in the single market as well as the customs union.
2.Border negotiations for custom clearances and travel would also take long despite optimum use of advanced technology, an addition to the chaos which could descend on markets and investors if no deal is reached in December.
3.In an article in The Guardian , businessman, independent crossbench life peer and anti-Brexiteer Karan Bilimoria has stated that Indian-run businesses would suffer phenomenally with or without a deal.

In the court of last resort:
1.Given the patent illegality of the “forcible leave” of CBI Director Alok Verma, and the need to maintain the Bureau’s legal independence guaranteed by law, the Supreme Court has chosen to attempt to sort out this mess.
2.It labours to explain why the complaint forwarded to it by the Cabinet Secretary must remain anonymous, but must be answered, though its allegations have not been independently verified, or prima facie established.
3.The CBI has dithered in providing records to the CVC, no doubt, but there is no matter of such great concern or exigency mentioned in the note that required immediate interim measures or a midnight cabinet meeting to wield the axe.

India tops as Asia’s most investment savvy economy: Standard Chartered:
1.According to a new Standard Chartered study of 11,000 emerging affluent consumers across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 68 per cent of Indian people belonging to this segment are using investment products to achieve their financial goals, as compared to an average figure of 57 per cent.
2.”It is exciting to see that social mobility is booming among the emerging affluents, and that they are outstripping their parents’ success in education, careers and home ownership,” said Shyamal Saxena, Head – Retail Banking, India, Standard Chartered Bank .
3.The Emerging Affluent Study 2018– Climbing the Prosperity Ladder– examines the views of emerging affluent consumers – individuals who are earning enough to save and invest – from 11 markets across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Huge potential in ICT, aerospace, healthcare, agriculture, infrastructure to boost economic ties with India: Italy:
1.NEW DELHI: Huge potential exists in sectors like information and communications technology (ICT), aerospace , healthcare, agri, infrastructure and transport to boost trade and investments between India and Italy , a top Italian official said Monday.
2.Italy’s Deputy Minister for Economic Development Michele Geraci said that his government is finalising a programme to attract more foreign investments by cutting red-tape, increasing fiscal incentives, and speeding up the procedures of legal disputes.
3.Launched in June 2007, the negotiations for the proposed BTIA have witnessed many hurdles with both sides having major differences on key issues like intellectual property rights, duty cut in automobile and spirits, and liberal visa regime.

Landmark Recruitment Drive by Railway Recruitment Control Board (RRCB):
1.The examination is online and each center is equipped with modern electronic devices so as to be as candidate friendly as possible.
2.Apart from trained invigilators flying squads have been deputed to visit centers so that there is no unfair means adopted by any candidate.
3.To help candidates reach the test centers, Google link map has been provided on the admit card.

NDMA conducts training programme for CBRN emergencies at Raipur airport:
1.The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is conducting a basic training programme at the Swami Vivekanand Airport in Raipur today.
2.The training programme is being conducted in collaboration with the Airport Authority of India (AAI), Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
3.This is the ninth in a series of such programmes being conducted at airports across the country to enable AEHs to respond suitably till the arrival of specialised response teams.

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