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The Hindu PDF 3 February 2024 Analysis


The Hindu PDF 3 February 2024 Newspaper is considered an important source of news and information for UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) aspirants in India. The Hindu Epaper PDF newspaper covers a wide range of topics that are relevant to the UPSC exam, including politics, economics, international relations, governance, and social issues.

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The Hindu Epaper Analysis 3 February 2024 for UPSC

Champai Soren sworn in as 12th CM of Jharkhand: Page 1
  • Champai Soren sworn in as 12th CM of Jharkhand
  • Satyanand Bhokta (RJD) and Alamgir Alam (Congress) take oath as Cabinet Ministers
  • 39 MLAs of ruling coalition moved to Hyderabad ahead of floor test
  • Hemant Soren sent to 5-day ED custody
  • New CM pledges to continue Hemant Soren’s work, vows to focus on tribal rights
  • Special two-day session of Jharkhand Assembly convened from February 5
  • Hemant Soren arrested in connection with money laundering case linked to land scam
  • Supreme Court directs him to approach High Court, refuses to entertain his plea
  • Champai Soren elected as leader of the legislative party, seeks blessings from party chief Shibu Soren
  • BJP leader alleges Champai Soren will be a ‘remote control CM’ under Shibu Soren’s family influence
Population priorities: Page 6
  • Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a high-powered committee to consider challenges from population growth and demographic changes
  • Census for this decade has been postponed; last conducted in 2011
  • India’s total fertility rate (TFR) has decreased to 2 overall, with some states still above 2.1
  • Population growth rate has significantly decreased since the 20th century
  • Southern states show a rapid reduction in TFR due to better socio-economic outcomes and education
  • Rising life expectancy and demographic shift pose challenges and opportunities
  • Demographic dividend meaningful only with sufficient job creation and social security
  • High unemployment and lack of skilled employment opportunities threaten the demographic dividend
  • Committee’s role crucial in addressing job creation, social security, urbanization, and mechanization challenges
  • Risk of committee focusing on population issues through the lens of religion and immigration, distracting from addressing core challenges
Exposing India’s financial markets to the vultures: Page 6
  • J.P. Morgan plans to include Indian local currency government bonds (LCGBs) in its index suite from June 2024, followed by Bloomberg and FTSE Russell
  • India began the process of incorporating government bonds into global indices in 2019, with FAR introduced in 2020
  • Benefits include decreased dependence on domestic institutions and greater stability of funds tracking indices
  • Opening local bond markets could facilitate financing of current account and fiscal deficits, lower public borrowing costs, and increase lending and private investment
  • Foreign investment in local currency bonds exposes emerging economies to exchange rate risk and interest rate volatility
  • Experience from Malaysia and Türkiye shows potential risks and challenges in managing offshore currency markets
  • Y.V. Reddy emphasizes that currency internationalization requires a long evolutionary process and sustained development of the financial system
  • Internationalization of bond markets and currencies in emerging economies could lead to increased exchange rate instability and boom-bust cycles in capital flows
Two states: Page 6
  • British Foreign Secretary considering recognizing Palestine state
  • Remarks indicate change in UK’s stance post-Israel-Hamas war
  • Comment triggered criticism within Conservative Party
  • Downing Street claims no policy change despite debate
  • State Department reviewing options for Palestine state recognition
  • Palestine question back at center of major powers’ political discussions
  • Two-state solution seen as pathway to peace in strife-stricken West Asia
  • Britain has historical responsibility due to Balfour Declaration supporting Zionist claim to Palestine in 1917
  • Declaration boosted Zionist movement and led to creation of Israel in 1948
  • Multiple diplomatic attempts for two-state solution since Oslo process in 1990s futile due to Palestine occupation
  • Roughly 700,000 Jewish settlers in West Bank and East Jerusalem; Gaza being destroyed by Israel
  • Israeli leaders, including Benjamin Netanyahu, reject two-state solution; far-right settlers seek control of Palestinian territories
  • Current scenario unsustainable, leading to cycles of violence and instability
  • Two-state proposal already on deathbed due to settlements, violence, and rise of extremists
  • British government urged to realize historical responsibility and offer political horizon to Palestinians
Centre likely to foot bill for PM rooftop solar scheme: Page I0
  • Centre likely to cover entire cost of household rooftop solar systems for families consuming less than 300 units/month
  • Scheme estimated to cost around ₹1 lakh crore
  • Union government companies to handle implementation instead of state-run power distribution companies
  • One crore households to benefit, receiving up to 300 units of free electricity per month
  • PSU’s like NTPC to identify eligible households and install rooftop solar systems at no cost to the household
  • Centre to subsidize 60% of installation cost, PSU to take loan for remaining 40%
  • Households with consumption over 300 units can also participate, but need to fund 40% themselves
  • Each PSU to collaborate with private companies to execute the program
  • No specific budgetary allocation mentioned yet, but estimated cost at least ₹1.5 lakh crore
  • No deadline specified for the scheme, aiming for exponential expansion to reach one crore households
  • Expected increase in installation speed due to direct outreach by PSU to eligible households
India will ‘replace’ its military personnel by May I0: Maldives: Page 11
  • India to replace military personnel in the Maldives by May 10 in two phases
  • Decision made after Maldives’ demand to end presence of Indian military personnel
  • Complicated by social media controversy over remarks by three Maldivian Ministers disrespectful of PM Modi
  • Statement does not clarify if Indian military personnel will be replaced by civilians or another batch of armed forces
  • Both sides agree on solutions to enable continued operation of Indian aviation platforms providing humanitarian and medevac services to Maldives
  • Maldives confirms continued cooperation in defense and security with India
  • Development follows revised Indian Budget estimates for 2023-24, granting Maldives a bigger financial allocation

Source: The Hindu Epaper

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