Comprehensive News Analysis – 17 April 2017

Table of Contents:

A. GS1 Related:

SOCIAL ISSUES

1. Triple talaq misuse will lead to social boycott’ Muslim Personal Law Board sends out warning

2. Muslim sisters should get justice: PM

B. GS2 Related:

POLITY

1. Election Commission seeks funds for paper trail units

2. Justice Karnan’s outrageous defiance

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

1. China-Nepal exercises don’t worry us: India

C. GS3 Related:

ECONOMICS

1. GNFC to facilitate digital transition of residential townships

2. CBI goes after shell companies Starts filing cases of financial fraud

3. Indian Railways draft policy aims at boosting tourism

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

1. Carpool for cleaner air

D. GS4 Related:
E. Concepts-in-News: Related Concepts to Revise/Learn
F. BILLS/ACTS/SCHEMES/ORGS IN NEWS
G. Practice Questions for Prelims
H. Archives

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A. GS1 Related

Category: SOCIAL ISSUES

1. ‘Triple talaq misuse will lead to social boycott’ Muslim Personal Law Board sends out warning

Key Points

  • The All India Muslim Personal Law Board cautioned that muslim men who abuse triple talaq and utilize it self-assertively without substantial reason will be subjected to social blacklist.
  • Discharging an eight-point set of accepted rules for separation, the Board urged Muslim couples to determine contrasts all alone, and if that comes up short, embrace the “compromise and mediation” technique however contribution of family older folks, before settling for a separation. On the off chance that after the holding up period (iddat), compromise happens, the two can, through common assent, reestablish the association with a crisp marriage, say the rules.

2. Muslim sisters should get justice: PM

Key Points

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address on the closing day of the BJP’s national official in Bhubaneswar on Sunday was not only an admonishment to his partymen to get ready for what he named a “long hop” to financial flourishing additionally turned into an event for a vital proclamation on the triple talaq issue.
  • PM said that he is not scrutinizing the legitimacy of triple talaq, but rather need to end misuse of ladies.
  • The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has raised feelings of dread that the administration’s sympathy toward sex equity is only a reason to interfere with individual laws of the group.
  • Modi’s announcement in this manner accept noteworthiness despite such feelings of trepidation.
 
 

B. GS2 Related
Category: POLITY

1. Election Commission seeks funds for paper trail units

What’s in news?

  • Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi has requested the Union Law Ministry for urgent release of funds, given the “prevailing environment,” to facilitate procurement of VVPAT (voter verifiable paper audit trail) machines for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

VVPAT:

  • Voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) or verifiable paper record (VPR) is a method of providing feedback to voters using a ballotless voting system.
  • A VVPAT is intended as an independent verification system for voting machines designed to allow voters to verify that their vote was cast correctly, to detect possible election fraud or malfunction, and to provide a means to audit the stored electronic results. It contains name of the candidate (for whom vote has been casted) and symbol of the party/ individual candidate.

2. Justice Karnan’s outrageous defiance

Key Points

  • He has brought the legal into unsavoriness, spurned all standards of legal lead and tossed an open test to the Supreme Court. His continuation as a judge makes a joke of popular government and the judiciary.
  • The instance of Justice C.S. Karnan is no longer recently abnormal or inquisitive; it is disreputable and grievous. The Calcutta High Court judge’s “order” summoning the Chief Justice of India and six judges of the Supreme Court to his ‘private court’ to face discipline under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, is yet another unsatisfactory attack against the apex court’s power.
  • Justice Karnan’s case strikingly uncovered the deficiencies of the collegium arrangement of arrangements. Nothing presents a superior defense for the implantation of more noteworthy straightforwardness in the choice of judges than his present nearness in the High Court.

 

Category: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

1. China-Nepal exercises don’t worry us: India

Key Points :

  • The relationship between Kathmandu and New Delhi has its “own logic”, India said on Sunday. The enduring ties between the two sides are not concerned with the ongoing military exercises between China and Nepal, the External Affairs Ministry said.
  • The China-Nepal exercise, “Sagarmatha Friendship – 2017” began on Sunday in Nepal Army’s paratraining school in Maharajganj and will continue for 10 days.

 


C. GS3 Related

Category: ECONOMICS

1. GNFC to facilitate digital transition of residential townships

Key Points:

  • The NITI Aayog has designated the State-possessed Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (GNFC) as the nodal office to encourage computerized move of private townships the nation over.
  • After demonetisation, GNFC’s township in Bharuch was the principal private settlement to receive advanced methods of installments.
  • The townships cover a populace of around 2 lakh and are by and large doing around 2.5 lakh exchanges ordinary — right around 9 crore exchanges in a year.
  • After the demonetisation, the GNFC had propelled a drive to guarantee that composts and different items in its outlets were reserved and sold utilizing computerized installment choices, similar to credit or charge cards, e-wallets, and net managing an account channels.

2. CBI goes after shell companies Starts filing cases of financial fraud

Key Points:

  • After the Enforcement Directorate cracked down on shell companies nationwide, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has started filing cases for financial frauds involving such firms, especially for exchange of demonetised notes.
  • A shell corporation is a company which serves as a vehicle for business transactions without itself having any significant assets or operations.

3. Indian Railways draft policy aims at boosting tourism

Key Points:

  • It will work to improve open private organization in running trains.
  • The Indian Railways (IR) arrangements to present committed prepare administrations for household and worldwide voyagers, obliging clients at all salary levels.
  • The proposition is a piece of the draft tourism arrangement which IR is bringing out without precedent for an offer to expand private association in running visitor trains.
  • For advancing religious tourism, the IR proposed presenting Astha Circuit Trains and State Tirth Trains. While the previous will be worked by the IR at its own particular cost, the last will be keep running on demand from state governments at their cost.

 

Category: ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

1. Carpool for cleaner air

  • Air contamination in India causes no less than a million passings every year.
  • In Delhi alone, more than 30,000 individuals kick the bucket each year because of air contamination, the fundamental driver of which are expanding street activity and processing plant toxins, and product and waste consuming.
  • The odd-even (permit number) conspire embraced by the administration amid the principal half of 2016 was a standout amongst the most yearning.

A case for HOT lanes

  • One such arrangement is the formation of high-inhabitance toll paths, or HOT paths. This alludes to saving at least one paths on chose streets and thruways for autos conveying more than a solitary tenant.
  • This guarantees single-inhabitance vehicles are confined to the rest of the paths, along these lines making the HOT paths moderately quicker (likewise through unwinding of speed points of confinement for these paths).

 


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G. Practice Questions for UPSC Prelims Exam

Question 1: Recently Indian Railways(IR) proposed Astha Circuit Trains and 
State Tirth Trains.
  1. Astha Circuit Trains will be worked by the IR at its own particular cost.
  2. State Tirth Trains will be keep running on demand from state governments at their cost.

Which of the below statements is/are incorrect regarding this?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None
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Answer
Question 2: Between which of the following countries, “Sagarmatha 
Friendship – 2017” held recently?
  1. India Nepal
  2. India Bangladesh
  3. Nepal China
  4. China Srilanka
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Answer
Question 3: Election Commission of India (ECI) conducts elections to which 
of the following?
  1. Lok Sabha,
  2. Panchayat Raj elections
  3. Rajya Sabha
  4. the offices of the President and Vice President in the country

Choose the right option from the below.

  1. 1,2 and 4 only
  2. 1, 3 and 4 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. All of the above
See
Answer
Question 4: Consider the following statements about Chief Election Commissioner:
  1. The President of India (based on a recommendation from incumbent Govt of India) appoints the Chief Election Commissioner.
  2. He has tenure of five years, or up to the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.

Which of the above statements is/are correct ?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None
See
Answer
Question 5: Which of the following pollutants is/are considered for Air 
Quality Index launched by the Environment Ministry?
  1. Ammonia
  2. Ozone
  3. Carbon monoxide
  4. Carbon dioxide

Choose the right option from the below.

  1. 1, 3 and 4 only
  2. 1, 2 and 4 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3 only
  4. All of the above
See
Answer

 

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