Daily News Prescription 30th July 2019

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Polity and Governance

Yediyurappa wins trust vote (The Hindu)

The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Karnataka, headed by Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, on Thursday asserted its majority in the Legislative Assembly, registering a 119-0 victory in a confidence motion.

Response sought on sexual offenders (The Hindu)

The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre on a plea to frame guidelines to protect the reputation and dignity of persons accused in sex offence cases.

Minorities panel draws its remit (The Hindu)

The National Commission of Minorities (NCM) has refused to entertain a plea to declare Hindus a “minority community” in those States where they do not form a majority of the population.

Change without reform (Indian Express)

Cleared by Parliament, the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill 2019 does not further empower the NHRC, ignores need for structural changes.

Contrasting trends in India’s fertility transition (HT Mint)

The big story out of the new Sample Registration Survey (2017) data for India is undoubtedly the continuing rapid fall of fertility rates.

International Relation

A straightforward lesson on resolution (The Hindu)

By not sorting out conflicts between themselves, India and Pakistan are effectively outsourcing the role to third parties

Great game in Africa (Indian Express)

Defence minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Mozambique this week is a good moment to reflect on the growing significance of the East African coast and the islands off it for the geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific.

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Economy

Three factors that could impact oil prices (Indian Express)

The trend of crude oil prices mirrors the slightest of changes in geopolitics, apart from the steady course of economic news. In the simplest terms, crude oil prices will move up when something causes the demand to rise or the supply to fall.

How green is the urea sector? (Down to Earth)

After rating six major industrial sectors in the past two decades, Delhi-based non-profit Centre for Science and Environment’s innovative Green Rating Project (GRP) assessed the fertiliser manufacturing sector in 2018-19.

Agriculture, food security and livestock in southern Africa most vulnerable to climate hazards: FAO

Cyclone Idai alone destroyed crops over 0.78 million hectares in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, highlighted the UN agency’s recent report

Environment

India has nearly 3,000 tigers, up by a third from 2014 count (The Hindu)

India has 2,967 tigers, a third more than in 2014, according to results of a tiger census made public on July 29 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Pench, Periyar rated top tiger reserves (The Hindu)

Madhya Pradesh’s Pench sanctuary and Kerala’s Periyar sanctuary emerged as the best managed tiger reserves in the country, according to an evaluation of India’s 50 tiger sanctuaries released along with the 4th National Tiger Estimation (Tiger census) on Monday.

Needed: A trilateral pact on the Brahmaputra river (Hindustan Times)

The recent flooding of the Brahmaputra, and China’s sharing of satellite data showing flooded districts in Assam has brought attention to the need for better management of this important river basin by China, India, and Bangladesh.

Drought watch: More than half of India affected in July (Down to Earth)

More than 46 per cent of India is under different degrees of drought in July, a month which accounts for the highest rainfall in the whole monsoon season.

Defence and Security

Amphibious ship LCU L-56 joins Navy (The Hindu)

Indian Navy Ship LCU L-56, the sixth of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) MK IV class ships, was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice-Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, at an impressive ceremony held at Naval Dockyard here on Monday.

Miscellaneous

List of ‘iconic tourist sites’ may be reviewed (The Hindu)

The government’s plan to develop 17 ‘iconic tourist sites’ could see some changes, with Union Culture and Tourism Minister of State (independent charge) Prahlad Singh Patel ordering a review of the sites included in the project.

It’s official, Odisha is the origin of Rasagola (The Hindu)

The rasagola, a popular dessert of Odisha, has received the geographical indication tag from the Registrar of Geographical Indication after years of controversy around the sweet.

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