Daily Newspaper article’s summary 2018-08-07
Summary of Newspaper artciles from ‘The Hindu’, ‘Economic Times’ and PIB
ARISE IAS: Demystifying UPSC IAS exams
1.It is a long and daunting process, and a mature polity would ensure that that no man, woman or child is stranded without legal and other assistance to deal with the paperwork.
2.There is a manifest lack of concern about those bracing themselves to go through the appeals process when one listens to a Telangana BJP MLA’s violent words, a Congressperson’s boasts about thousands of Bangladeshis deported on his party’s watch, or the TMC chief’s angry remarks.
3.Equally, the shrill politics at the national level is holding India back from facing the necessary questions: can it genuinely heed its civilisational legacy without issuing an assurance that nobody who has lived for a long time in this land will be rendered stateless?
1.Even by the standards of Latin America’s emotive politics, the nomination of Brazil’s convicted former President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, to contest for a third term in the October election is sensational.
2.Although the step was swiftly overturned, PT cadres were quick to seize upon the momentum generated by the initially morale-raising move.
3.A shot in the arm for the pro-Lula camp was an intervention from influential international quarters questioning the judicial process that led to the conviction.
The economics of tax havens:
1.However, a 2018 paper by Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato, titled “Unintended consequences of eliminating tax havens”, circulated by the National Bureau of Economic Research, makes the interesting case that critics may be committing a huge mistake by attacking tax havens.
2.To this end, the authors study the economic impact of repealing Section 936 of the Internal Revenue Code, a move that made it harder for American multinational corporations to avoid paying taxes to the U.S. government.
3.So these tax authorities have instead resorted to competing against other high-tax countries by allowing corporations to shift profits to their jurisdictions.
What is ‘Paradox of skill’ in investing?:
1.So, as investors with largely similar skill sets end up competing against each other, the success of these investors becomes largely random in nature.
2.The concept was proposed by American investor Michael J. Mauboussin in his 2012 book The Success Equation .
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Threats to EU values:
1.In December 2017, the EU referred Poland and Hungary, besides others, to the European Court of Justice for non-compliance with the decision to admit refugees as a part of the 2015 relocation plan.
2.Last month, the European Commission sent the Hungarian government a letter of formal notice over the “Stop Soros” law, among other things, for breach of the EU’s charter of fundamental rights.
3.The conservative group’s refusal so far to act against an errant member is a tacit endorsement of the Eurosceptic position against EU meddling with the internal laws of states.
Our privacy’s worth:
1.In “ A fundamental error ” ( The Hindu , August 1), Apar Gupta and Ujwala Uppaluri allege that the Srikrishna Committee has undermined and reinterpreted the legal principles in the right to privacy judgment.
2.In India, in recent years, it is considered a mark of good constitutional scholarship to view any argument which points towards economic development as disingenuous.
3.However, pointing out the odd use of difficult language or of inadequate context while citing foreign authorities does not address the real issues raised in the report or the Bill.
The essentiality of mosques:
1.During the hearing of the Babri Masjid case, advocate Rajeev Dhavan asked the Supreme Court to reconsider its judgment in Ismail Faruqui v. Union Of India (1994).
2.The perpetrators of this deed struck not only against a place of worship but at the principles of secularism, democracy and the rule of law…” The judges also said that Article 15 of the Constitution debars the state from discriminating against any citizen on the ground of religion, among other things.
3.These facts, coupled with the lack of scriptural evidence to prove that the mosque is not an essential part of Islam, lay the groundwork for the Supreme Court to reconsider the Ismail Faruqui verdict at the earliest.
Thirty years after the 8888 uprising:
1.But this year’s programme in Myanmar is significant for three reasons: it keeps alive the spirit of democracy; underscores the need for equality and federalism; and builds an awareness campaign on the role of military.
2.‘8888’ was a people’s movement that challenged the then ruling Burma Socialist Programme Party’s grip on political, economic and social affairs which led the country into extreme poverty.
3.The political change paved the way for former military generals to lead the country in civilian garb during the Union Solidarity and Development Party government which was led by President Thein Sein from 2011.
Rebooting the system for a skills upgrade:
1.The QCI did not follow accreditation norms created by the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) and it appears that neither scale nor standard was achieved, but only speed.
2.Given the scale of our demographic challenge, a belief that financing from corporate social responsibility, multilateral organisations such as the World Bank, and the government will meet the financial needs for skill development is wishful thinking.
3.Finally, while there is so much talk of skills for the future and the impact of artificial intelligence and automation, data show that 13.8 lakh students in the ITIs are suffering due to poor institutional accreditation.
Government appoints 2 new CBDT members:
1.Vikram, a 1981-batch officer of the Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax), is the principal director general (logistics) in Delhi.
2.Mody, who belongs to the 1982 batch of the service, is the principal chief commissioner, Mumbai.
3.Senior tax officers Shabri Bhattasali and Arbind Modi are the other CBDT members.
1.11 crore farmers register on e-NAM to sell produce online: Radha Mohan Singh:
1.NEW DELHI: Over 1.11 crore farmers spread over 16 states and union territories have registered on e-NAM platform, which promotes better marketing opportunities for farmers to sell their produce online, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today.
2.All these contribute towards better marketing efficiency and also better prices to farmers,” he said during Question Hour.
3.Mandis are on-board to the e-NAM platform based on proposals received from respective states with an appropriate detailed project report.
Review Committees by States on TB:
1.After the Prime Minister’s letter to Chief Ministers on TB, several States/UTs have established review committees under the Chairmanship of Health Minister or Secretary (Health) at the State level.
2.The Central Government is regularly monitoring the State Governments on implementation of the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) and has guided the States to establish State / District level forums involving all stakeholders for ensuring a holistic approach and community led response towards addressing the problem related to Tuberculosis
3.These State / District level reviews track progress on key priorities and help the State and District to improve performance on newer initiatives undertaken by RNTCP like Daily Regimen, Universal Drug Susceptibility testing, active TB case finding in vulnerable groups, molecular diagnostics expansion, Bedaquiline based drug resistant TB treatment expansion, incentives under Nikshay Poshan Yojana for nutritional support, etc.
Special Provision for Treatment of BPL/AAY Patients in Hospitals:
1.The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare is implementing Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY).
2.The Government has approved the launch of Ayushman Bharat- National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) during the year 2018-19 which will cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families (approx.
3.In accordance with the Clinical Establishments (Central Government) Rules, 2012 under the said Act, the clinical establishments in the States / Union Territories where the said Act is applicable are inter-alia required to display the rates charged for each type of services provided and facilities available, at a conspicuous place and charge the rates for each type of procedure and services within the range of rates determined from time to time in consultation with the State Governments.
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