Polity & Governance – Current Affairs – 10 August, 2017

Maharashtra panel to take a closer look at 180 cases under PC-PNDT Act that ended in acquittals India – The Indian Express / by Anuradha Mascarenhas Written by Anuradha Mascarenhas | Pune | Published:August 10, 2017 8:31 am While 280 cases are pending in court, the accused in 180 cases were acquitted by the Judicial Magistrate First … Continue reading Polity & Governance – Current Affairs – 10 August, 2017

GS Paper IV – Articles, Opinions & Insights – 10 August, 2017

When Success Means Leaving Your Mentor The Atlantic / by B.R.J. O'Donnell The natural evolution of mentorship isn’t necessarily a lifetime of collaboration. Instead, mentorship is often considered most successful when mentees can take what they’ve learned and use it to branch out on their own. The chef Jeremiah Langhorne spent five years learning from his mentor … Continue reading GS Paper IV – Articles, Opinions & Insights – 10 August, 2017

Science & Technology (Opinions & Editorials) – 10 August, 2017

Technology and spatial development in India opinion / by Ejaz Ghani Services are more urbanized than manufacturing but they are not tied to big cities—raising the possibility of their being a growth driver that can promote inclusive spatial development... _____________ The Moral History of Air-Conditioning The Atlantic / by Shane Cashman Until the 20th century, only the wealthy or … Continue reading Science & Technology (Opinions & Editorials) – 10 August, 2017

Human Rights – Current Affairs – 10 August, 2017

Saudi Arabia: 14 Shia at Risk of Imminent Execution Human Rights Watch News / by Human Rights Watch Expand Saudi authorities have executed more than 400 people since the beginning of 2014. © 2008 Reuters (Beirut) – Fourteen members of the Saudi Shia community are at imminent risk of execution after Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court in mid-July … Continue reading Human Rights – Current Affairs – 10 August, 2017

World (US & Canada) – Current Affairs – 10 August, 2017

US Democratic Sen Maggie Hassan blames drug makers for opioid crisis World – The Indian Express By: AP | Juneau | Published:August 9, 2017 3:37 pm In a civil complaint filed Tuesday, the state alleges that Purdue Pharma has downplayed oxycodone’s risk of addiction, overstated its effectiveness, claimed it is nearly impossible to abuse and … Continue reading World (US & Canada) – Current Affairs – 10 August, 2017

Society & Development – Current Affairs – 10 August, 2017

States cold to stricter anti-racial law The Hindu The Home Ministry’s proposal to amend the law to insert two stricter anti-racial discrimination provisions in the Indian Penal Code has got a lukewarm response from the States. Only four of them — Uttar Pradesh, apart from Manipur, Meghalaya and Mizoram in the northeast — have given … Continue reading Society & Development – Current Affairs – 10 August, 2017

Polity & Governance (Opinions & Editorials) – 10 August, 2017

And the winner is Election Commission Opinion – The Indian Express / by SY Quraishi Written by SY Quraishi | Published:August 10, 2017 12:02 am Election Commission of India. (File Photo) No election to a single Rajya Sabha seat has ever generated so much heat as the one that concluded past midnight yesterday. People were glued to … Continue reading Polity & Governance (Opinions & Editorials) – 10 August, 2017

World (Europe) – Current Affairs – 10 August, 2017

Memo from Europe: Europe’s Leaders Curtail Summer Holidays in Light of Crises NYT > World / by JASON HOROWITZ Mr. Macron gave his cabinet ministers two weeks off along with instructions to remain within striking distance of Paris in case of emergency. They are apparently unaffected by a new law allowing workers to disconnect from work email … Continue reading World (Europe) – Current Affairs – 10 August, 2017

Human Rights (Opinions & Editorials) – 10 August, 2017

Indians deserve their right to privacy opinion / by Salil Tripathi The right to privacy affirms the inherent dignity of the individual. Without it, the individual becomes identifiable, searchable—a number... _____________ Op-Ed Contributor: The Right to (Black) Life NYT > Opinion / by RENEE BRACEY SHERMAN But we are stereotyped and called welfare queens if we choose to continue … Continue reading Human Rights (Opinions & Editorials) – 10 August, 2017

Society & Development (Opinions & Editorials) – 10 August, 2017

A long way to go before workplaces are safe opinion / by Livemint Tackling workplace sexual harassment is an ethical imperative. Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint Former Uber chief executive officer Travis Kalanick’s recent fall from grace has brought the issue of workplace sexual harassment to the fore. This is all to the good. It is an important issue that … Continue reading Society & Development (Opinions & Editorials) – 10 August, 2017

World (Middle East) – Current Affairs – 10 August, 2017

Netanyahu Accuses ‘the Left’ and the Media of Trying to Oust Him NYT > World / by ISABEL KERSHNER In Trumpian fashion, Mr. Netanyahu denounced the “fake news media,” which he said had joined with “the left” in what he called “an obsessive and unprecedented witch hunt against me and my family, in order to carry out … Continue reading World (Middle East) – Current Affairs – 10 August, 2017

World (Asia) – Current Affairs – 10 August, 2017

Trump’s ‘Fire and Fury’ Threat Raises Alarm in Asia NYT > World / by STEVEN LEE MYERS and CHOE SANG-HUN “We’re going to see a confrontation between the United States and North Korea that will be ferocious and strong and bloody,” said Cheng Xiaohe, an associate professor of international relations at Renmin University of China in Beijing. … Continue reading World (Asia) – Current Affairs – 10 August, 2017

Defense & Security – Current Affairs – 10 August, 2017

What the U.S. Military Does on Guam and Why North Korea Cares: Q&A Bloomberg Honolulu (AP) -- The small U.S. territory of Guam has become a focal point after North Korea's army threatened to use ballistic missiles to create an "enveloping fire" around the island. The exclamation came after President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang of … Continue reading Defense & Security – Current Affairs – 10 August, 2017