Daily Newspaper article’s summary 2018-11-15

Daily Newspaper article’s summary 2018-11-15

Summary of Newspaper artciles from ‘The Hindu’, ‘Economic Times’ and PIB
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Turn the page: on Sri Lanka crisis:
1.After three weeks of political turmoil, Sri Lanka’s controversially dismissed Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe , appears to have gained the upper hand.
2.It is now clearer than ever that Mr. Sirisena had needlessly plunged the country into a deep crisis by replacing the Prime Minister without ascertaining the numbers in the House.
3.It is quite surprising that Mr. Rajapaksa, whose political instincts ought to have made him decide otherwise, agreed to be sworn in solely on the premise that he could induce crossovers.
www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/turn-the-page/article25499375.ece

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Full disclosure: on the credit rating industry:
1.After the IL&FS crisis, the Securities and Exchange Board of India is now trying to increase the level of scrutiny on credit rating agencies that failed to warn investors about it .
2.But the latest regulations can only help to a certain extent as a lot of the problems with the credit rating industry have to do with structural issues rather than the lack of formal rules.
3.Second, the credit rating market in India has high barriers to entry, which prevent competition that is vital to protecting the interests of investors.
www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/full-disclosure/article25499376.ece

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Setting a proper diet plan:
1.Odisha, which is a low income State, has a better network of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), public health facility/workforce per lakh population and educational attainment among women, which have translated into a better nutritional status when compared with Gujarat.
2.Recently, Madhya Pradesh has registered double-digit growth in food grain production making it one of the wheat granaries of India, but acute malnutrition is still critical in most of its districts with a high proportion of underweight (42.8%) and stunted children (41.9%).
3.The launch of the National Nutrition Mission as a strategy to fight maternal and child malnutrition is a welcome step towards achieving the targets of underweight and stunted children under five years from 35.7% to 20.7% and from 38.4% to 25% respectively by 2022.
www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/setting-a-proper-diet-plan/article25499396.ece

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A question of writ:
1.The public and political responses to Supreme Court judgments in two instances — Sabarimala in India and the Asia Bibi case in Pakistan — bear striking similarities.
2.Bringing order: The vibrant green trekking path ends in this metal maze, where devotees have to patiently wait for their turn for darshan.
3.The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Saqib Nisar, has reportedly defended himself by saying, “No one should have the doubt that the Supreme Court judges are not lovers of Prophet Muhammad… How can we punish someone in the absence of evidence?”
www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/a-question-of-writ/article25499387.ece

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A question of writ:
1.The public and political responses to Supreme Court judgments in two instances — Sabarimala in India and the Asia Bibi case in Pakistan — bear striking similarities.
2.Bringing order: The vibrant green trekking path ends in this metal maze, where devotees have to patiently wait for their turn for darshan.
3.The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Saqib Nisar, has reportedly defended himself by saying, “No one should have the doubt that the Supreme Court judges are not lovers of Prophet Muhammad… How can we punish someone in the absence of evidence?”
www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/a-question-of-writ/article25499387.ece

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UP to offer subsidised solar pumps to farmers for irrigation:
1.NEW DELHI: The Uttar Pradesh government will give 10,000 solar pumps for irrigation purpose to farmers at up to 70% subsidy on a first come-first serve basis this fiscal, state agriculture minister Surya Pratap Shahi said on Thursday.
2.“Farmers will have to register on the portal of the agriculture department by submitting bank draft bearing their share amount between November 15 to December 10, and thus get the benefit of first come-first serve system of the scheme,” Shahi said.
3.Further, grid-connected solar pumps allow farmers to sell power back to the grid and earn extra in lean seasons when rainfall is not up to the mark, Dangayach said.
economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/up-to-offer-subsidised-solar-pumps-to-farmers-for-irrigation/articleshow/66635498.cms

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Govt plans to make gold hallmarking mandatory soon: Consumers Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan:
1.NEW DELHI: The government is planning to soon make hallmarking mandatory for gold jewellery sold in the country, Food and Consumers Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said Thursday.
2.As fourth industrial revolution would be of smart technologies, the minister said the BIS has a challenge to speed up the work in setting standards to ensure the country is not lagging behind in this area.
3.Minister of State for Consumer Affairs C R Chaudhary too emphasised that the need of the hour is to discuss setting of standards for new smart technologies like artificial intelligence that are being embraced by the industry.
economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/govt-plans-to-make-gold-hallmarking-mandatory-soon-consumers-affairs-minister-ram-vilas-paswan/articleshow/66635278.cms

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Indian Navy completes refit of Maldivian Coast Guard Ship Huravee:
1.Indian Navy completes refit of Maldivian Coast Guard Ship Huravee Maldivian Coast Guard Ship (MCGS) Huravee successfully completed her refit at Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam and the ship was formally handed over to Major Mohamed Jamshad, Commanding Officer MCGS Huravee in a ceremony organised to commemorate the occasion on 15 November 2018.
2.MCGS Huravee was originally commissioned as INS Tillanchang, a Trinkat class patrol vessel built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkatta in Mar 2001 and was subsequently gifted to Maldives by the Govt of India in Apr 2006 to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two nations and work together to ensure the maritime safety of the Indian Ocean Region.
3.The Indian Government through the Navy has undertaken such diplomatic courtesies previously when it undertook the refit of the ship in 2015.
pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=184770

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Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurates 4th International Congress on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine:
1.Press Information Bureau Government of IndiaMinistry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions15-November-2018 16:24 IST
2.Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurates 4th International Congress on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine Spread of non-communicable diseases pose challenge of huge economic and social costs, says Minister
pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=184769

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