Daily News Prescriptions 27th July 2019

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Polity and Governance

Substandard teacher training institutes to be shut down (The Hindu)

The National Council for Teacher Education has begun the process of weeding out substandard teacher training colleges, as recommended in the draft National Education Policy.

Private Bill urges state election funding (The Hindu)

The Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, makes two key proposals. One, the current per candidate expenditure limit of ₹70 lakh should be lifted and two, there should be state funding to ensure a “cleaner polity”, which is a public good.

Private member bill on compulsory voting; Members divided (Indian Express)

Members in Lok Sabha were divided on whether India should make voting compulsory in elections.

A matter of deliberation (Indian Express)

To ensure legislative scrutiny, every bill must be sent to a parliamentary committee

International Relation

China, Russia, France share satellite data on Assam floods (The Hindu)

With Assam inundated by floods, several countries including China, Russia and France collaborated with India on sharing satellite images of the scale of inundation.

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Economy

Lok Sabha nod to Companies Amendment Bill (Indian Express)

The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The legislation is aimed at tightening the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) compliance and reducing the load of cases before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).

Environment

Heatwave: think it’s hot in Europe? (Down to Earth)

The challenges ahead are stark. Adaptation has its limits. We must therefore slash greenhouse gas emissions to keep to the Paris warming limits

Maharashtra did not comply with compensatory afforestation rules: CAG (Down to Earth)

The audit showcased how state forest department and MoEFCC failed to ensure compliance of conditions while granting clearance

Defence and Security

Centre, states get SC notice over lynchings (Hindustan Times)

A bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi also issued notice to the National Human Rights Commission and the Union Ministry of Law and Justice on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a Delhi-based NGO, Anti-corruption Council of India Trust.

Facial recognition will threaten individual liberty (Hindustan Times)

With rise in crime and insecurity, many are looking towards technological solutions. A predominant application is the widespread installation of CCTV cameras and, more recently, the government’s proposed Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS)

Miscellaneous

698 Mughal-era coins recovered by U.P. police (The Hindu)

The Uttar Pradesh police on Friday said it had recovered a treasure trove of 698 “rare” Mughal-era silver coins dating back to the 16th and 17th century. A few of the coins are said to be from the eras of emperors Akbar and Aurangzeb.

Gender gap narrows in migration for jobs (Hindustan Times)

Across various education levels, men are more likely to migrate for work than women, according to the data, although there has been some improvement.

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