Daily News Prescription – 11 November, 2019

Daily News Prescription – 11 November, 2019

Updated on 11 November, 2019

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Economy

  • Explained: How India subsidised certain exports, why WTO panel ruled against it (IE)

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-how-india-subsidised-certain-exports-why-wto-panel-ruled-against-it-6113432/

If the WTO panel’s ruling is adopted, the decision is expected to put at risk export subsidies claimed to be worth over $7 billion.

  • Oil PSUs begin export of diesel as domestic demand contracts ((TH)

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/oil-psus-begin-export-of-diesel-as-domestic-demand-contracts/article29932585.ece

  • Fuel impacted by extended monsoon and slowing auto sales

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/oil-gas/india-on-course-for-lowest-fuel-demand-growth-in-6-years/articleshow/71971501.cms?from=mdr

Growth in demand for fuel in India is on course to fall to its lowest in at least six years as the economy slows and after heavy rains impacted gasoil consumption, which accounts for about two-fifth of the nation's overall fuel use.

  • Gujarat govt. grants approval for CNG port terminal at Bhavnagar (TH)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/gujarat-govt-grants-approval-for-cng-port-terminal-at-bhavnagar/article29941671.ece

The facility will handle 1.5 million metric tonne per annum

The Gujarat government on Sunday gave its approval for a compressed natural gas (CNG) terminal at Bhavnagar with a proposed investment of ₹1,900 crore

Social issues

  • Maternal deaths on the decline: report (TH)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/states/maternal-deaths-on-the-decline-report/article29939722.ece

Survey from 2015 to 2017 also reveals highest casualties in the age group of 20-29

Governance

  • A reward for ‘egregious’ violations (TH) Peace and justice (TH)

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/a-reward-for-egregious-violations/article29938542.ece

A balance sheet would show that more has been lost than retrieved in the Ayodhya judgment

  • The man who cleaned up the Indian electoral system (TH)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tn-seshan-obituary-the-man-who-cleaned-up-the-indian-electoral-system/article29939660.ece

As CEC, he saw to it that the model code of conduct was taken seriously by political parties and candidates

Environment

  • This atlas helps assess environmental health (TH)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/geochemical-baseline-atlas-of-india-released/article29933574.ece

  • Consists of 45 maps of metals, oxides, elements present in top, bottom soils

Meghalayan rainforests similar to equatorial ones (TH)

https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/meghalayan-rainforests-similar-to-equatorial-ones/article29931744.ece

A study documents the structure and diversity of Meghalayan rainforests in detail.

  • Explained: What is New Zealand’s Zero Carbon Law, what does it aim to achieve? (IE)

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-what-is-new-zealands-zero-carbon-law-what-does-it-aim-to-achieve-6112868/

According to the New Zealand government, this is the first legislation in the world to make a legally binding commitment to living within 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming.

  • India’s efforts towards mitigating climate change (TH)

https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/indias-efforts-towards-mitigating-climate-change/article29931763.ece

At the recently held meeting on climate change at the U.N. in New York, the Swedish school student Greta Thunberg directed two scathing statements

  • Science and Tech

WHO initiative to expand access to affordable insulin (TH)

https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/who-initiative-to-expand-access-to-affordable-insulin/article29932773.ece

  • Insulin is available in only 1 in 3 of the poorest countries

Ahead of the World Diabetes Day on November 14, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is launching an initiative to expand access to affordable

Art and Culture

  • Explained: Who are Nanak Naam Lewa, and why Kartarpur Corridor can’t be limited to Sikhs (IE) 

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-who-are-nanak-naam-lewa-and-why-kartarpur-corridor-cant-be-limited-to-sikhs-6100351/

The core values of Guru Nanak’s philosophy are not based on any one religion and nor are the Nanak Naam Lewa Sangat, who belong to other religions too and may not necessarily be Sikhs. The Indian Express explains why Kartarpur Corridor matters for all Nanak’s followers.


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