Polity & Governance – Current Affairs – 07 August, 2017

Nine high courts oppose all-India service for lower judiciary homepage / by PTI The Narendra Modi government has given a fresh push to the long-pending proposal to set up the new service to have a separate cadre for lower judiciary in the country. Photo: iStock New Delhi: Nine high courts have opposed a proposal to … Continue reading Polity & Governance – Current Affairs – 07 August, 2017

GS Paper IV – Articles, Opinions & Insights – 07 August, 2017

An immoral subsidy Opinion – The Indian Express / by Aakash Joshi Written by Aakash Joshi | Published:August 7, 2017 2:12 am Police clash with protesters in Noida’s Sector 78, on July 12. Around 100-150 people hurled stones at Mahagun Moderne society over the ‘disappearance’ of domestic help Zohra Bibi. (Express photo by Gajendra Yadav) … Continue reading GS Paper IV – Articles, Opinions & Insights – 07 August, 2017

Human Rights – Current Affairs – 07 August, 2017

Australia: Shelve Proposed Law to Weaken Encryption Human Rights Watch News / by Human Rights Watch (Sydney, August 7, 2017) – The Australian government should not force technology companies to weaken the security of their products or to subvert encryption, Human Rights Watch said last week in a letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. That … Continue reading Human Rights – Current Affairs – 07 August, 2017

Science & Technology (Opinions & Editorials) – 07 August, 2017

Australia: Shelve Proposed Law to Weaken Encryption Human Rights Watch News / by Human Rights Watch (Sydney, August 7, 2017) – The Australian government should not force technology companies to weaken the security of their products or to subvert encryption, Human Rights Watch said last week in a letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. That … Continue reading Science & Technology (Opinions & Editorials) – 07 August, 2017

World (US & Canada) – Current Affairs – 07 August, 2017

Diplomats Question Tactics of Tillerson, the Executive Turned Secretary of State NYT > World / by GARDINER HARRIS “The secretary of state has to focus on the president, his policies and the other heads of government that he deals with, which means he cannot possibly run the department operationally himself,” said R. Nicholas Burns, a … Continue reading World (US & Canada) – Current Affairs – 07 August, 2017

Society & Development – Current Affairs – 07 August, 2017

Sexual harassment data begins to come out of Indian companies’ closets homepage / by PTI Top Indian companies have started making public some data on sexual harassment at the workplace, and the disclosed numbers show a disturbing... _____________ A Communist Icon Toppled in Ukraine Is Restored. In England. NYT > World / by ZEPHIRA DAVIS … Continue reading Society & Development – Current Affairs – 07 August, 2017

Polity & Governance (Opinions & Editorials) – 07 August, 2017

Is profiling in India’s DNA? opinion / by Narayan Ramachandran The draft DNA Based Technology (Use and Regulation) Bill, 2017 permits processing of DNA samples and puts in place safeguards against the misuse of data. Photo: iStock Even as the Supreme Court tackles the issue of privacy as a fundamental right, the government is considering … Continue reading Polity & Governance (Opinions & Editorials) – 07 August, 2017

World (Europe) – Current Affairs – 07 August, 2017

U.S. Troops Train in Eastern Europe to Echoes of the Cold War NYT > World / by ERIC SCHMITT With that in mind, top American planners and intelligence officials are closely watching Russian operations in Crimea, eastern Ukraine, and Syria, all proving grounds for new Russian tactics and weaponry. Young American Army officers are once again using … Continue reading World (Europe) – Current Affairs – 07 August, 2017

World (Middle East) – Current Affairs – 07 August, 2017

Mauritania votes to abolish Senate by referendum World – The Indian Express By: AFP | Nouakchott | Published:August 7, 2017 7:30 am President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (File) Mauritanians have voted to abolish their Senate and alter their national flag by referendum, the electoral commission announced, in a clear victory for President Mohamed Ould Abdel … Continue reading World (Middle East) – Current Affairs – 07 August, 2017

Society & Development (Opinions & Editorials) – 07 August, 2017

Powerless schools: Shocking infrastructure gaps plague educational institutions in some of the poorest states The Financial ExpressEdits & Columns – The Financi... / by The Financial Express The other laggards are Assam (25%), Meghalaya (28.54%), Madhya Pradesh (28.8%), Tripura (29.77%), Odisha (33.03%) and Bihar (37.78%), as per the last updated data with the Unified District … Continue reading Society & Development (Opinions & Editorials) – 07 August, 2017

World (Asia) – Current Affairs – 07 August, 2017

North Korea poses grave and growing threat: Donald Trump, Moon Jae-In World – The Indian Express By: PTI | Washington | Published:August 7, 2017 10:21 am US President Donald Trump with South Korean President Moon Jae. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) US President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-In today agreed that North … Continue reading World (Asia) – Current Affairs – 07 August, 2017

Defense & Security – Current Affairs – 07 August, 2017

U.S. Troops Train in Eastern Europe to Echoes of the Cold War NYT > World / by ERIC SCHMITT With that in mind, top American planners and intelligence officials are closely watching Russian operations in Crimea, eastern Ukraine, and Syria, all proving grounds for new Russian tactics and weaponry. Young American Army officers are once again using … Continue reading Defense & Security – Current Affairs – 07 August, 2017