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The Hindu Epaper Analysis 10 February 2024 for UPSC
Swaminathan, Rao, Charan Singh to get Bharat Ratna: Page 1
- Bharat Ratna awardees for this year: P.V. Narasimha Rao, Chaudhary Charan Singh, M.S. Swaminathan.
- Earlier awardees: Karpoori Thakur, L.K. Advani.
- Announcement made via Rashtrapati Bhawan communique on Friday.
- Total of five awardees this year, highest ever in a single year.
- Four out of five awards are posthumous.
- Narendra Modi praises Rao’s liberalisation policies, Singh’s advocacy for farmers, and Swaminathan’s contributions to agriculture.
- Sonia Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge from Congress welcome the announcements.
- Rao’s grandson, P.V. Subhash, expresses emotion over the delayed recognition.
- Chaudhary Charan Singh honored for his dedication to farmers and commitment to democracy during the Emergency.
- PM Modi acknowledges Singh’s role in nation-building as an MLA, UP Chief Minister, and Home Minister.
- Swaminathan recognized for pivotal role in achieving self-reliance in agriculture, modernizing Indian agriculture, and mentoring students in learning and research.
Prudence prevails: Page 8
- RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) maintains benchmark interest rates unchanged.
- Sticks with stance of ‘withdrawal of accommodation’ to align inflation to target.
- Decision made with 5-1 majority to keep policy disinflationary amidst price shocks.
- Governor Shaktikanta Das cites strong domestic economic momentum but uncertainties in food prices.
- Majority of MPC prioritizes battling inflation amid recent trends in retail inflation.
- Headline retail inflation rose to 5.69% in December, with food prices increasing by 9.53%.
- Recent RBI Bulletin article questions if food prices are the ‘true’ core of India’s inflation.
- Officials caution that food inflation can mimic core inflation and de-anchor inflation expectations.
- MPC revises projection for average retail inflation in January-March quarter to 5.0%.
- Improvement in rabi sowing and seasonal correction in vegetable prices provide slight comfort.
- Daily price monitoring shows most key food items remain higher year-on-year as of February 8.
- Policymakers urged to persist in slowing price gains towards 4% target to avoid dampening consumption and growth momentum.
Fugitives will be extradited, says FM: Page 11
- Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman assures extradition of fugitive economic offenders like Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, and Sanjay Bhandari to India.
- Blames UPA’s “rudderless” leadership for the decade of “one big-ticket scam a year” between 2004-2014.
- Compares the success of G-20 events to the Commonwealth Games “flop show” during the UPA era.
- Highlights historical incidents like LIC of India’s investment in an ailing West Bengal firm in the 1950s, leading to Finance Minister T.T. Krishnamachari’s resignation.
- Claims national security was compromised and project clearances were hindered during UPA rule.
- Criticizes the National Advisory Council (NAC) headed by Sonia Gandhi as an “extra-constitutional body.”
- Mentions rise in average time for green clearances during UPA era, contrasting with current government’s reduction to 70 days.
- Accuses UPA of facilitating money laundering by keeping Enforcement Directorate (ED) “caged” and silent.
- Notes increase in prosecutions and convictions for money laundering since 2014 compared to UPA era.
- Highlights extradition orders passed for four fugitive economic offenders and 12 labelled as such under current government, contrasting with zero extraditions during UPA years.
RS passes Bills to add Paharis, Valmikis to ST, SC lists in J&K: Page 11
- Rajya Sabha passes Bills to add Pahari ethnic group to Jammu and Kashmir’s Scheduled Tribe (ST) list.
- Bills also add Paddari Tribe, Gadda Brahmin, and Koli communities to J&K’s ST list.
- Valmiki community (including synonyms) added to Scheduled Castes (SC) list of J&K.
- Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda assures existing ST communities like Gujjar-Bakarwal and Gaddi of maintaining their reservation.
- BJP emphasizes that the ST quota for Gujjar and Bakarwal communities will remain unaffected, addressing ongoing protests.
Cabinet nod to spectrum for Railways without TRAI reply: Page 12
- Union Cabinet approves Railway’s request for additional 5MHz spectrum for real-time data transmission without awaiting TRAI’s response.
- Railways sought spectrum after Balasore incident for enhancing passenger safety.
- Cabinet decision reserves spectrum from auctions but has not yet allotted it to Railways.
- Past spectrum grants to Railways were insufficient for real-time video upload from trains, leading to dumping at railway stations with WiFi.
- Railways emphasizes need for real-time data capture from moving trains, citing issues with network congestion during emergencies.
- Requested spectrum intended for safety features like Modern Train Control System, Train Collision Avoidance System, and emergency communications.
- TRAI consulting on whether additional spectrum should be assigned to Railways, spectrum valuation, and charging methodology.
- COAI opposes free allocation of spectrum in 700 MHz band, arguing it’s used for commercial telecom operations globally and would hinder 5G technology development.
India-Saudi Arabia joint military exercise ends: Page 12
- Maiden joint military exercise “Sada Tanseeq” between Indian Army and Royal Saudi Land Force concludes.
- Held at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Jaipur.
- Aimed to achieve interoperability and familiarize with operational procedures and combat drills under UN mandate.
- Indian contingent from 20th Battalion of The Brigade of Guards Regiment participated.
- Saudi Arabian contingent consisted of 45 soldiers from Royal Saudi Land Force.
- Exercise conducted in two phases over 12 days.
U.S.-China tussle, warships in Indian Ocean dominate IOC conference: Page 14
- Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe inaugurates Indian Ocean Conference in Perth, highlighting concerns over militarization and great power rivalry in the Indian Ocean.
- External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar addresses challenges to international rule of law, specifically targeting China’s actions.
- Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong emphasizes the need to reduce conflict in the region.
- Jaishankar references China’s troop buildup at the Line of Actual Control and actions in the South China Sea.
- Wickremesinghe notes increased naval presence of India, U.S., Australia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and China in the Indian Ocean.
- Wickremesinghe mentions challenges for smaller states in navigating great power rivalry.
- Sri Lanka announces moratorium on foreign research ships docking at its ports, citing objections from India.
- Tensions rise between Maldives and India over docking of Chinese warship and demand for Indian soldiers to leave the islands.
- Wickremesinghe is the only head of state at the conference, joined by foreign ministers and delegates from 40 countries.
Source: The Hindu Epaper
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