Polity & Governance – Current Affairs – 08 August, 2017

Assembly session starts today, govt looks to re-introduce three Bills India – The Indian Express By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:August 8, 2017 4:35 am The government will look to re-introduce three bills that had earlier been rejected by the Centre. With the four-day Monsoon session of the Delhi Assembly set to … Continue reading Polity & Governance – Current Affairs – 08 August, 2017

GS Paper IV – Articles, Opinions & Insights – 08 August, 2017

The Tell-Tale Brain: The Effect of Predictive Brain Implants on Autonomy Ethical Technology / by director@ieet.org (IEET) What if your brain could talk to you? ’That’s a silly question’, I hear you say, ‘My brain already talks to me.’... _____________ For Parents of Children Like Charlie Gard, Learning to ‘Redefine Hope’ NYT > Science / … Continue reading GS Paper IV – Articles, Opinions & Insights – 08 August, 2017

Human Rights – Current Affairs – 08 August, 2017

Sexual abuse of boys: Shame, poor awareness behind under-reporting India – The Indian Express / by Mohamed Thaver, ​TABASSUM BARNAGARWALA, Sadaf Modak Written by Mohamed Thaver , ​TABASSUM BARNAGARWALA , Sadaf Modak | Mumbai | Published:August 8, 2017 2:15 am In the past few weeks, two separate cases of young boys being abused have come to light … Continue reading Human Rights – Current Affairs – 08 August, 2017

Science & Technology (Opinions & Editorials) – 08 August, 2017

Modern biologist who didn’t formally study biology: Pushpa Bhargava cited principle to oppose Bt cotton The Financial ExpressEdits & Columns – The Financi... / by Vivian Fernandes He set up the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad. I called up Pushpa Bhargava at about 6 pm on January 16, seeking an appointment. I was … Continue reading Science & Technology (Opinions & Editorials) – 08 August, 2017

World (US & Canada) – Current Affairs – 08 August, 2017

Top Donald Trump aides clashing over direction of US foreign policy World – The Indian Express By: AP | Washington | Published:August 8, 2017 9:22 am US President Donald Trump. (Source: AP) A long-simmering dispute between two top White House aides has boiled into a public battle over the direction of President Donald Trump’s foreign … Continue reading World (US & Canada) – Current Affairs – 08 August, 2017

Society & Development – Current Affairs – 08 August, 2017

Saluting the sentinels The Hindu - Society / by Atif Khan When Nickelodeon’s toons Dora and Shiva visited the daily retreating ceremony at the Wagah border with children for tying rakhis to the soldiers as a part of its “Surakshabandhan” initiative, the security personnel were pleasantly surprised and joyous. Taking some moments from their vigil … Continue reading Society & Development – Current Affairs – 08 August, 2017

Polity & Governance (Opinions & Editorials) – 08 August, 2017

Privacy in the digital age The Hindu - Opinion / by Parminder Jeet Singh The current focus on the right to privacy is based on some new realities of the digital age. Personal spaces and safeties that were previously granted simply by physical separation are no longer protected. The digital network enters the most proximate spaces and … Continue reading Polity & Governance (Opinions & Editorials) – 08 August, 2017

World (Europe) – Current Affairs – 08 August, 2017

Macron’s Honeymoon Comes to a Halt NYT > World / by ADAM NOSSITER Mr. Macron’s glittering reception of the American and Russian presidents, Donald J. Trump and Vladimir V. Putin, both disliked in France, especially on the left, did not help. Starting from a fragile electoral base — he won 24 percent in the first round of … Continue reading World (Europe) – Current Affairs – 08 August, 2017

Human Rights (Opinions & Editorials) – 08 August, 2017

South Sudan: Time for humanitarians to get tough IRIN English / by Simon Little Is aid actually fueling the conflict in South Sudan?... _____________ Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Avoiding the Trap of Immigration Porn NYT > Opinion / by HÉCTOR TOBAR One handcuffed woman wore a shirt that bore the words “High Life.” The photograph seemed to revel … Continue reading Human Rights (Opinions & Editorials) – 08 August, 2017

Society & Development (Opinions & Editorials) – 08 August, 2017

Why Do Trump's Supporters Allow Him to Insult Their Intelligence? The Atlantic / by Conor Friedersdorf President Trump regularly pushes incorrect information to the millions of people who follow him on Twitter. At times, his untruths are extremely easy to disapprove, as if Trump regards his supporters as easily manipulated idiots, even as his falling approval ratings … Continue reading Society & Development (Opinions & Editorials) – 08 August, 2017

World (Middle East) – Current Affairs – 08 August, 2017

Jordan’s King, Spurred by Jerusalem Mosque Crisis, Meets With Palestinian Leader NYT > World / by ISABEL KERSHNER After days of bloodshed and a two-week stand off in which Palestinian Muslims refused to enter the compound, Israel removed the metal detectors and other equipment . The separate tension between Israel and Jordan over the embassy guard incident … Continue reading World (Middle East) – Current Affairs – 08 August, 2017

World (Asia) – Current Affairs – 08 August, 2017

Rex Tillerson in Thailand as US ties improve The Hindu - International / by Reuters U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Thailand on Tuesday in the highest level visit by a U.S. official since a military coup in 2014 soured relations with the United States and brought the ruling junta closer to China. Mr. Tillerson's … Continue reading World (Asia) – Current Affairs – 08 August, 2017

Defense & Security – Current Affairs – 08 August, 2017

China silent about report on ‘small-scale military operation’ in Doklam India – The Indian Express By: PTI | Beijing | Updated: August 7, 2017 10:49 pm Doklam standoff: Hu said that the military operation would aim to “seize Indian personnel illegally lingering in Chinese territory or to expel them”. Amid rhetoric in the state-run media … Continue reading Defense & Security – Current Affairs – 08 August, 2017