Daily News Prescription |12th June 2019 |

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Society

Squandering the gender dividend

It is a national tragedy that women unable to find work are dropping out of the labour force

Saving childhoods

On World Day Against Child Labour (June 12) in 2017, India ratified two core conventions of the International Labour Organization on child labour.

How reforms in public transport affect women (Mint)

The Delhi government’s decision to make public transport free for women has opened a debate about the ways in which women access to transport and the barriers they face.

Can India’s cities accommodate climate migrants? (DTE)

Our urban areas need to have appropriate development policies and programmes to accommodate those displaced by climate change

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Polity and Governance

SC orders release on bail of journalist arrested in U.P.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of journalist Prashant Kanojia on bail, saying it had no intention to sit back and watch a citizen deprived of his personal liberty for his social media posts.

Thin-skinned masters

Arbitrary arrest for a social media post reflects a disregard for law and liberty

A third of Deputy Secys from outside, govt starts work to induct 400 directors (Indian Express)

Not just at the Joint Secretary (JS) rank, the NDA government plans to recruit outside experts at the lower Deputy Secretary (DS) and Director level, too, in its move to bolster efficiency and deepen expertise in Central government administration.

Can IAS become an agent of change? (HT)

If Agenda 2022 is to become a reality state-level capacity needs to be fortified. Both at the Centre and more so in the states, there should be sizeable induction of professionals but only by following rigorous and transparent processes for selection.

International relation

The importance of being neighbourly

The Modi government has acted swiftly to pursue its foreign policy priorities. Focused on strengthening India’s place in the world, it has begun by shoring up the country’s position in the immediate neighbourhood.

Quad one way to fix regional issues: Australian envoy

There is need for flexibility, agility and speed in solving regional problems and the Quad is “one of many such small groupings” in solving them, asserted Harinder Sandhu, Australia’s High Commissioner in India.

Balancing the poles (Indian Express)

As US-China competion intensifies, India should refrain from taking sides

Dealing with the big bully (ORF)

The US has withdrawn the preferential trading treatment accorded to India just a month after New Delhi quietly stopped trading oil with Iran in the wake of an American demarche. Now, another humiliation stares us in the face as Uncle Sam pushes us to abandon our deal with the Russians for the supply of S-400 missile systems.

The 5G game (Indian Express)

Considering the enormous size of the global 5G market, an economy’s deep dependency on modern telecom infrastructure, and national security imperatives, some countries have expressed concerns about Chinese companies, and the US has gone to the extent of banning Huawei and setting up a “5G Rivalry”.

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Economy

PPPs may help to ensure universal health coverage (HT)

Setting up a public-private partnership (PPP) in health may build our path towards universal health coverage as shown by various PPP interventions worldwide.

Environment

Centre to work with States on water access

Given that water is a State subject, it will take the exercise of “cooperative federalism” to achieve the Modi government’s big-ticket agenda of providing piped drinking water to all households by the end of its second term, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said on Tuesday.

DU scientists discover frog in Assam (Indian Express)

A team of scientists from Delhi University and the Wildlife Institute of India, in collaboration with researchers from Indonesia and the US, have discovered a new species of ‘paddy frog’ from Northeast India, primarily Assam.

Gujarat – Little rain, just one key river (Indian Express)

Gujarat is facing a severe water crisis this year with 96 of the state’s 250 tehsils, spanning 17 districts, having been declared either drought-affected or scarcity-hit, a majority of these in Saurashtra and North Gujarat.

Defence and security

Wreckage of missing AN-32 spotted in Arunachal: IAF

The wreckage of the Indian Air Force’s AN-32 transport aircraft that went missing eight days ago with 13 personnel on board in Arunachal Pradesh was located on Tuesday.

New agency to develop space warfare weapon systems

To enhance the capabilities of the armed forces to fight wars in space, the government has approved the setting up of a new agency which will develop sophisticated weapon systems and technologies.

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