Polity & Governance – Current Affairs – 05 August, 2017

71st Year of Independence: Milestones that have transformed India’s realty industry India – The Indian Express / by ASHUTOSH LIMAYE Written by ASHUTOSH LIMAYE | Published:August 5, 2017 1:52 am The Urban Land (Ceiling and Regulation) Act was enacted in 1976 to curb speculative hikes in land prices in urban areas and to provide low-income … Continue reading Polity & Governance – Current Affairs – 05 August, 2017

GS Paper IV – Articles, Opinions & Insights – 05 August, 2017

Charlie Gard Dies, Leaving a Legacy of Thorny Ethics Questions Ethics / by By DAN BILEFSKY ‘Our final wish’ They lost their fight. On Thursday, Ms. Yates, who works as a caregiver, said in statement that the hospital had “denied us our final wish.” “Most people won’t ever have to go through what we have … Continue reading GS Paper IV – Articles, Opinions & Insights – 05 August, 2017

Human Rights – Current Affairs – 05 August, 2017

New UN human rights office to open in Liberia in early 2018 UN News Centre 4 August 2017 – Although Liberia has made significant progress since the civil war ended, precarious human rights conditions have prompted the United Nations to open an office there early next year to monitor and report on the situation. “Liberia … Continue reading Human Rights – Current Affairs – 05 August, 2017

Science & Technology (Opinions & Editorials) – 05 August, 2017

Building trust-based relationships in pharma McKinsey Insights & Publications Belén Garijo, member of the executive board of Merck and CEO of Merck Healthcare, touches on the industry’s outlook and how her company is positioning itself for the future. Recently, Merck executive board member and CEO of Merck Healthcare Belén Garijo sat down with McKinsey’s Georg … Continue reading Science & Technology (Opinions & Editorials) – 05 August, 2017

World (US & Canada) – Current Affairs – 05 August, 2017

US judge sets $30,000 bail for UK hacker who stopped ‘WannaCry’ malware attack World – The Indian Express By: Reuters | Las Vegas | Published:August 5, 2017 2:43 pm Hutchins, also known online as MalwareTech, was indicted along with an unnamed co-defendant on July 12. A US judge in Las Vegas set a $30,000 bail … Continue reading World (US & Canada) – Current Affairs – 05 August, 2017

Polity & Governance (Opinions & Editorials) – 05 August, 2017

A House For Mr Naidu Opinion – The Indian Express / by Chakshu Roy By: Editorials Written by Chakshu Roy | Updated: August 5, 2017 1:11 am Illuminated Raisina hills on the occasion of Republic Day in New Delhi on January 29, 2017. (Source: AP Photo/File) Raisinia Hill is witnessing a change of guard. We … Continue reading Polity & Governance (Opinions & Editorials) – 05 August, 2017

World (Europe) – Current Affairs – 05 August, 2017

Trump, Macron discuss global issues: White House The Hindu - International / by PTI US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have discussed various global issues, including mutual interests regarding North Korea, crisis in Syria and Iraq, the White House has said. Mr. Trump and Mr. Macron spoke on the phone, the … Continue reading World (Europe) – Current Affairs – 05 August, 2017

Society & Development – Current Affairs – 05 August, 2017

Syria: UN study finds foreign fighters return 'disillusioned' by groups they joined UN News Centre 4 August 2017 – A number of “disillusioned and disappointed” foreign terrorist fighters left Syria and returned to their countries of origin when they found these groups hardly make good on their promises, except promise of death and destruction, according … Continue reading Society & Development – Current Affairs – 05 August, 2017

Society & Development (Opinions & Editorials) – 05 August, 2017

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Trump Supporters Distrust Immigration and Diversity NYT > Opinion / by FREDERICK R. LYNCH There has been very little scholarly or public attention paid to a second policy trend that intensified the antagonism born of this ethnically split labor market. In the 1990s, affirmative action’s original mission to right past wrongs against … Continue reading Society & Development (Opinions & Editorials) – 05 August, 2017

World (Middle East) – Current Affairs – 05 August, 2017

Syria: UN study finds foreign fighters return 'disillusioned' by groups they joined UN News Centre 4 August 2017 - A number of “disillusioned and disappointed” foreign terrorist fighters left Syria and returned to their countries of origin when they found these groups hardly make good on their promises, except promise of death and destruction, according … Continue reading World (Middle East) – Current Affairs – 05 August, 2017

World (Asia) – Current Affairs – 05 August, 2017

China pitches for better ties with Sri Lanka World – The Indian Express By: IANS | Colombo | Published:August 5, 2017 9:48 am China has donated equipment estimated at $293,000 to the Sri Lankan Parliament in a bid to further strengthen the ties between the two countries, a media report said. Lankan Speaker Karu Jayasuriya … Continue reading World (Asia) – Current Affairs – 05 August, 2017

Defense & Security – Current Affairs – 05 August, 2017

Pakistan increasing infiltration efforts, high number of casualties across border: Arun Jaitley India – The Indian Express By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:August 5, 2017 4:53 am Jaitley said in the Lok Sabha that the Indian Army has “domination and impact” along the western border and all steps have been taken to … Continue reading Defense & Security – Current Affairs – 05 August, 2017