Polity & Governance – Current Affairs – 09 August, 2017

Supreme Court gives Centre, J&K 3 months to consider plea for minorities panel India – The Indian Express By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:August 9, 2017 4:58 am A Chief Justice of India J S Khehar-led bench called the Jammu and Kashmir government’s stand on the matter “disastrous”. (File Photo) The Supreme … Continue reading Polity & Governance – Current Affairs – 09 August, 2017

GS Paper IV – Articles, Opinions & Insights – 09 August, 2017

Al Gore says ‘ethical reasons’ could end Donald Trump presidency early World – The Indian Express By: Reuters | Berlin | Published:August 9, 2017 7:04 am US President Donald Trump (File) Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore suggested on Tuesday that the presidency of Donald Trump could end prematurely for “ethical reasons,” drawing laughter from … Continue reading GS Paper IV – Articles, Opinions & Insights – 09 August, 2017

Human Rights – Current Affairs – 09 August, 2017

U.N. Warns of New Wave of Displaced Iraqis as Fight Against ISIS Continues NYT > World / by NICK CUMMING-BRUCE A month after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in the battle for Mosul, the federal police on Tuesday closed off the old city in the eastern half of Mosul and declared a curfew because of the … Continue reading Human Rights – Current Affairs – 09 August, 2017

Science & Technology (Opinions & Editorials) – 09 August, 2017

Meet Patagotitan, the Biggest Dinosaur Ever Found The Atlantic / by Ed Yong In 2013, an old Argentinian shepherd named Aureliano Hernandez found a fossilized bone protruding from a rock at the farm where he worked. The remains of giant dinosaurs festoon Argentina’s landscape, and knowing the strict rules that govern such fossils, the farm’s owners—the Mayo … Continue reading Science & Technology (Opinions & Editorials) – 09 August, 2017

World (US & Canada) – Current Affairs – 09 August, 2017

Al Gore says ‘ethical reasons’ could end Donald Trump presidency early World – The Indian Express By: Reuters | Berlin | Published:August 9, 2017 7:04 am US President Donald Trump (File) Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore suggested on Tuesday that the presidency of Donald Trump could end prematurely for “ethical reasons,” drawing laughter from … Continue reading World (US & Canada) – Current Affairs – 09 August, 2017

Society & Development – Current Affairs – 09 August, 2017

Croatian Island Wants Tourists Who Don’t Behave Badly NYT > World / by RICK LYMAN Katia Zaninovic Dawnay, 57, works for a real estate firm and said it had become unpleasant in the summer to wander the old town and step over the recumbent bodies. “Nobody wants to wake up and find that your doorway has been … Continue reading Society & Development – Current Affairs – 09 August, 2017

World (Europe) – Current Affairs – 09 August, 2017

France Backs Away From First Lady Role for Brigitte Macron NYT > World / by ALISSA J. RUBIN This summer, however, was not a good time to push ahead on the project. The French Parliament is working on an ethics law for politicians that would, among other things, ban the hiring of relatives because some politicians have … Continue reading World (Europe) – Current Affairs – 09 August, 2017

Human Rights (Opinions & Editorials) – 09 August, 2017

Privacy and the ‘nothing to hide’ argument opinion / by Vrinda Bhandari The argument wrongfully equates privacy with secrecy, even though the former is a distinct and much richer concept... _____________ Op-Ed Columnist: Australia’s Desperate Refugee Obstinacy NYT > Opinion / by ROGER COHEN Australia has reduced the men, women and children on the islands to namelessness, referring to … Continue reading Human Rights (Opinions & Editorials) – 09 August, 2017

Society & Development (Opinions & Editorials) – 09 August, 2017

The Stone: Immigrating to Trump’s America? Philosophers Need Not Apply NYT > Opinion / by CAROL HAY Photo Credit Victor J. Blue for The New York Times Nine years ago, I’d just received my Ph.D. from a department ranked in the top 25 in the United States. I was in my early 30s and had a year … Continue reading Society & Development (Opinions & Editorials) – 09 August, 2017

World (Middle East) – Current Affairs – 09 August, 2017

U.N. Warns of New Wave of Displaced Iraqis as Fight Against ISIS Continues NYT > World / by NICK CUMMING-BRUCE A month after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in the battle for Mosul, the federal police on Tuesday closed off the old city in the eastern half of Mosul and declared a curfew because of the … Continue reading World (Middle East) – Current Affairs – 09 August, 2017

World (Asia) – Current Affairs – 09 August, 2017

North Korea considering strike on Guam after Donald Trump warns of ‘fire and fury’ World – The Indian Express By: Reuters | Seoul/bedminster | Published:August 9, 2017 8:23 am A Korean People’s Army spokesman said in a statement carried by state-run KCNA news agency the plan would be put into practice at any moment once … Continue reading World (Asia) – Current Affairs – 09 August, 2017

Environment (Opinions & Editorials) – 09 August, 2017

Managing Paris climate deal with US President Donald Trump The Financial ExpressEdits & Columns – The Financi... / by PP Sangal It is the US administration, i.e. Washington, that is pulling out and not the United States of America. With US President Donald Trump’s pulling out of the Paris climate accord, the world now thinks that a … Continue reading Environment (Opinions & Editorials) – 09 August, 2017