Polity & Governance – Current Affairs – 06 August, 2017

Amendment to AFT rules challenged, High Court issues notice India – The Indian Express / by Man Aman Singh Chhina Written by Man Aman Singh Chhina | Chandigarh | Published:August 5, 2017 9:20 pm The new rules provide that even absence of a representative of the judiciary in the selection process will not make the appointments invalid … Continue reading Polity & Governance – Current Affairs – 06 August, 2017

GS Paper IV – Articles, Opinions & Insights – 06 August, 2017

Gene editing success in US: Why this is right time to decide on ethical controls The Financial ExpressEdits & Columns – The Financi... / by The Financial Express The technology combined DNA-cutting enzyme with a programmable molecular guide, allowing scientists to tell the enzyme where to cut. (Image: Reuters) Last year, Sichuan University, China reported … Continue reading GS Paper IV – Articles, Opinions & Insights – 06 August, 2017

Science & Technology (Opinions & Editorials) – 06 August, 2017

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When Will the Tech Bubble Burst? NYT > Opinion / by RUCHIR SHARMA No matter how surreal the endgame, booms tend to begin with real innovation. In the past, manias have been triggered by excitement about canals, the telegraph and the automobile. But not since the advent of railroads incited market booms … Continue reading Science & Technology (Opinions & Editorials) – 06 August, 2017

World (US & Canada) – Current Affairs – 06 August, 2017

Trump ‘appreciates’ China, Russia backing on North Korea sanctions The Hindu - International / by Agencies US President Donald Trump on Saturday commended China and Russia for their support on a US-drafted resolution ramping up sanctions on North Korea, saying he "appreciates" their votes. “The President appreciates China's and Russia's cooperation in securing passage of … Continue reading World (US & Canada) – Current Affairs – 06 August, 2017

World (Europe) – Current Affairs – 06 August, 2017

‘Lucifer’ heat wave keeps parts of Europe in red alert World – The Indian Express By: AP | Belgrade | Published:August 5, 2017 10:24 pm A two-month-old baby hippopotamus stays close to its mother as they cool down on a hot summer day at Belgrade City Zoo, Serbia, August 4, 2017. REUTERS/Marko Djurica No wonder … Continue reading World (Europe) – Current Affairs – 06 August, 2017

Society & Development – Current Affairs – 06 August, 2017

France has seen 271 jihadi militants return: Minister World – The Indian Express By: Reuters | Paris | Published:August 6, 2017 7:53 am The number of jihadis to have returned to France included 217 adults and 54 minors, with some of them currently in detention, Gerard Collomb said in an interview with Le Journal du … Continue reading Society & Development – Current Affairs – 06 August, 2017

Human Rights (Opinions & Editorials) – 06 August, 2017

Private power, public apathy: labour laws for domestic workers The Hindu - Opinion / by Maya John Domestic workers are among the most exploited sections of the Indian workforce. In the past, domestic work was closely enmeshed with feudal structures of labour extraction, such as begar . Typically, such work was unpaid, or was paid … Continue reading Human Rights (Opinions & Editorials) – 06 August, 2017

World (Middle East) – Current Affairs – 06 August, 2017

Syria army takes last IS-held town in Homs: monitor The Hindu - International Syria's army seized the last Islamic State group stronghold in the country's Homs province on Saturday, clearing their path to attack the jihadists in the country's east, a monitor said. Al-Sukhna, some 70 kilometres northeast of the famed ancient city of Palmyra, … Continue reading World (Middle East) – Current Affairs – 06 August, 2017

Society & Development (Opinions & Editorials) – 06 August, 2017

River, a strong brown god Opinion – The Indian Express / by Purabi Bormudoi Written by Purabi Bormudoi | Published:August 6, 2017 1:03 am People would generally replant saplings in the alluvium even if the original saplings were buried under it. But this time, there is no way out. The seed beds too have been … Continue reading Society & Development (Opinions & Editorials) – 06 August, 2017

World (Asia) – Current Affairs – 06 August, 2017

North Korean missiles lend urgency to Hiroshima's policy of 'never again' The Hindu - International / by AP When the United States. dropped the bomb on August 6, 1945, Toshiki Fujimori’s mother was carrying him, then just a year old, piggyback to the hospital. The impact of the explosion threw them both to the ground, … Continue reading World (Asia) – Current Affairs – 06 August, 2017

Defense & Security – Current Affairs – 06 August, 2017

China daily warns of PLA might, ‘small-scale operation in 2 weeks’ India – The Indian Express / by Apurva, Shubhajit Roy Written by Apurva , Shubhajit Roy | Beijing/new Delhi | Published:August 6, 2017 6:08 am An editorial in the Saturday issue of Global Times also said the PLA had made “sufficient preparation for military confrontation”. China … Continue reading Defense & Security – Current Affairs – 06 August, 2017

Environment (Opinions & Editorials) – 06 August, 2017

The price of living with tigers The Hindu - Environment / by Janaki Lenin In a matter of days, a tigress will find a new home in Bor Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra. According to news reports, she was trapped in Brahmapuri, 150 kilometres away, in mid-July after she killed two people and attacked five others. Forest … Continue reading Environment (Opinions & Editorials) – 06 August, 2017