17 AUGUST 2019 || THE HINDU DAILY NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS ANALYSIS FOR UPSC, SSC, CAPF, CDS etc.

The Hindu Daily News Analysis

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Fact Based News/Highlights for Objective Exams

Front Page

  • Kashmir's special status is an internal matter, said India's ambassador to the UN, Syed Akbaruddin in yesterday's UNSC closed door consultation. He also mentioned that the UNSC is happy with India's peace efforts.
  • 'No First Use' nuclear doctrine is not rigid, says defence minister Rajnath Singh.
  • Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi  tells the petitioner to have some patience and give a little time for the situation to ease in Kashmir.

National

North

  • Rajasthan Government promoting National Nutrition Mission to tackle malnourishment in children. Deputy CM Sachin Pilot attended the program. 
  • Virtual Court at Faridabad to deal with traffic challans launched today. Would be under the guidance of Supreme Court's e-committee.

East

  • Odisha government has approved the setting up of a Maritime Board  to administer, control and manage non-major ports and non-nationalised inland waterways.

West

  • The total death toll in the past three weeks arising from flood or rain related accidents across five districts in western Maharashtra has risen to 54. Death toll rising even though flood-hit areas returning to normalcy.

South

  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagn Mohan Reddy to visit industrialists in USA.
  • Flood waters enter Andhra Pradesh through Krishna river.
  • Telangana Primary Health Centre(PHC) doctor helps carry tribal women to hospital. Chenchu and Gondi are the main tribes in Telangana..

Military

  • Indian Army won 5th Scout Master Contest held in Jaiselmer Military Station between August 6 to August 14. India participated for the first time. 8 teams from Armenia, Belarus, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Sudan and Uzbekistan participated in this.

International

  • White House approves selling of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan.
  • North Korea fires 2 missiles into he sea. Tensions rise between North and South Korea.

Business & Economy

  • Automobile industry of India witnessing a decline.
  • Recession fears highest since 2011 - BofAML survey. BofA Securities, previously Bank of America Merrill Lynch, is an American multinational investment bank division under the auspices of Bank of America.

Sports

  • Ravi Shastri will remain Indian Cricket Team's head coach.
  • Wrestler Bajrang Punia to receive Khel Ratna. 

Science & Tech

  • India gets its first National Essential Diagnostics list  by Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR).
  • ISRO's arm New Space India Limited(NSIL), a public sector space business company begins search for Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle(PSLV) makers. 

In-depth analysis, Editorials and Opinions for Descriptive Papers/Essays

India Gets its First National Essential Diagnostics List(NEDL)

  • In India, diagnostics follow some drug regulations like :
    • Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940
    • Drugs and Cosmetics Rules 1945
    • Medical Device Rules, 2017
  • In 2018, World Health Organization (WHO) released the first edition of Essential Diagnostics List (EDL).
  • Our NEDL is pretty much based on WHO's EDL but it has been been customized and prepared as per India's unique healthcare priorities.
  • India has become the first country to compile such a list that would provide guidance to the government for deciding the kind of diagnostic tests that different healthcare facilities in villages and remote areas require.
  • The list is meant for facilities from village till the district level. 
  • NEDL is a part of the Free Diagnostics Service Initiative and other diagnostics initiatives of the Health Ministry.
  • The list also includes tests relevant for new programs under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.
  • The current system is equipped to manage only the few notified devices. So the list aims to bridge the current regulatory system’s gap that do not cover all the medical devices and IVDs.
  • Implementation of the list would enable improved health care services delivery through
    • Evidence based care
    • Improved patient outcomes
    • Reduction in out-of-pocket expenditure
    • Effective utilization of public health facilities
    • Effective assessment of things like disease burden, disease trends, etc.

‘No First Use’ Nuclear Policy Depends On Circumstances: Defence Minister

Background

  • Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that the future of India’s No First Use policy on nuclear 
  • weapons depended on “circumstances”.
  • “India has strictly adhered to this doctrine. What happens in the future depends on the circumstances,” he said in a post on Twitter. 
  • The statement came after his visit to the nuclear test site in Pokhran.

The Doctrine

  • A No First Use (NFU) policy refers to a pledge by a nuclear power not to use nuclear weapons as a means of warfare unless first attacked by an adversary using nuclear weapons.
  • India has put in place its nuclear doctrine with NFU and massive retaliation forming its core tenets soon after it tested nuclear weapons in 1998.
  • In 2003, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) met to review the progress in operationalizing the country’s nuclear doctrine. 
  • An official release issued that day summarized the decisions that were being put in the public domain. 

Provisions in the Doctrine

  • The government’s stated position till now has been that nuclear weapons are solely for deterrence and that India will pursue a policy of “retaliation only”.
  • India would continue to put strict controls on the export of nuclear and missile related materials and technologies, participate in the Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty negotiations, and continue to observe the moratorium on nuclear tests.
  • India would not use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear weapon states.
  • India remains committed to the goal of a nuclear weapons free world, through global, verifiable and non-discriminatory nuclear disarmament. You can read about Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty here.

Making CSR work: On Companies Act amendment

Parliament has passed amendments to the Companies Act to strengthen laws governing corporate social responsibility (CSR). To read about Companies Amendment Bill in detail, refer this article.

ISRO

Background 

New Space India Ltd (NSIL) launched a formal search to tie up with private sector companies which can regularly manufacture and deliver entire Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLV). This will take some burden off from ISRO and then ISRO can devote more time, money, resources and efforts towards developing new space technologies and research. For almost a decade, ISRO has been  planning to hand the production over to public and private industries and focus on its core job of space R&D.

Details

  • The company will initially outsource five PSLVs that can lift light payloads to ‘low earth orbits’.
  • The four-stage PSLV is needed to place both Indian remote sensing satellites and small satellites of foreign customers to space.
  • Upon successful and satisfactory completion of realisation of 5 PSLVs, NSIL/ISRO will enhance the scope to 12 PSLVs per annum under a separate contract.

New Space India Ltd

  • New Space India Limited (NSIL) is a wholly owned Government of India undertaking/Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) under the administrative control of Department of Space (DOS).
  • It was created to commercially exploit the research and development work of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Centres and constituent units of DOS.

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