Daily News Prescription 14th August 2019

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Polity 

Centre sets the ball rolling for J&K polls: EC meets on fresh delimitation under new Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act

SC says normality can’t be attained overnight in J&K: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the restoration of normality in Jammu and Kashmir cannot be accomplished overnight, the government needed “reasonable time” to guide the Valley back to peace without loss of lives.

We’re in no hurry to finish Ayodhya hearing, says SC: Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, heading the Constitution Bench hearing the Ayodhya appeals, on Tuesday said the Supreme Court was in no hurry to finish the hearings and had all the time.

J&K curbs to stay till tomorrow: There will be no easing of the prevailing curfew-like restrictions and communications blockade in Kashmir, at least till the Independence Day functions — planned to be held in all districts of the Valley — are concluded.

Social issues 

Fee for SC/ST students restored to ₹50: CBSE: The Central Board for Secondary Examination (CBSE) said on Tuesday that it has decided to restore the practice of charging only ₹50 from Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students of Delhi government schools.

Give completion papers to homebuyers, says SC: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Noida and Greater Noida authorities to grant completion certificates to thousands of harassed homebuyers residing in various Amrapali projects in compliance with its verdict and warned that the officials would be sent to jail if they fail to do so.

57.3% allopathic practitioners not qualified: Health Ministry: “At present, 57.3% of personnel currently practicing allopathic medicine does not have a medical qualification,” states the Union Health Ministry’s data.

Writing out a clean Bill on health: Medical education needs continuous reforms; the National Medical Commission Bill could be the first step towards this.   

International relations 

The contours of the Kashmir move: India’s actions were enabled by the unilateralism in global politics and a decline in multilateral arrangements.

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Economy 

Stir against I-T notices to Durga Puja committees: As Trinamool Congress leaders sat on a dharna in the city on Tuesday protesting against the notices to Durga Puja committees, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched an attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party for its allegation that she does not allow Durga Pujas in the State.

Sanguine amidst slowdown: Any major country in the world would give an arm and a leg for a growth rate of 6% per annum. But, in India, we lament such an achievement as a ‘slowdown’.

GST Council may discuss rate cut for auto: The government is likely to debate lowering the rates on certain categories of automobiles in the next GST Council meeting, according to a Finance Ministry official.

Govt. issues norms for Rs. 1-lakh crore partial guarantee scheme for NBFCs: The Centre has issued guidelines on operationalizing the ₹1-lakh crore partial guarantee scheme under which the public-sector banks can purchase high-rated pooled assets of financially-sound non-banking finance companies (NBFCs).

Environment

Centre launches Swachh Nagar app for waste collection: An app that will allow users to have waste — solid, wet or construction and demolition (C&D) — collected by their urban local bodies was launched by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry.

Biodiversity in the time of deluge: In mid-August 2018, Kerala experienced severe floods and is still struggling to deal with their devastating impact. It is a matter of deep concern that, a year later, the State is facing a similar situation. 

Security and related issues

Enact security regime for NRC data, says SC: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) authorities to enact a security regime akin to the Aadhaar data protection

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