The Hindu PDF 4 November 2023 Analysis

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The Hindu PDF Analysis 4 November 2023 for UPSC

Difficult to press for women’s quota before LS poll: SC: Page 1

  • SC views the one-third reservation for women in Parliament and State legislatures as a positive step towards gender parity.
  • However, the SC has reservations about ensuring the law’s implementation before the 2024 general election.
  • Justice Sanjiv Khanna believes quick implementation would be akin to legislating.
  • The case is scheduled for November 22, along with a similar petition.
  • The petition questions a clause in the law that delays reservation until after the next census and delimitation exercise.
  • Senior advocate Vikas Singh argues to declare the clause “void ab-initio” and questions the delay in implementing the unanimous constitutional amendment.
  • Refers to past constitutional amendments that did not require Census data.
  • Mentions the recent implementation of 10% EWS reservation without Census data.

India will work with Sri Lanka on its debt treatment: Nirmala: Page 12

  • India commits to working with Sri Lanka on debt treatment as the nation tackles a severe economic crisis.
  • Cooperation discussed between India and Sri Lanka in inter-grid connectivity, aviation, power projects, and oil exploration in Mannar.
  • An MOU exchanged for $15 million assistance from India to promote Buddhist ties, with $10 million allocated for solar electrification of religious places.
  • President Wickremesinghe thanks India for nearly $4 billion in assistance during Sri Lanka’s economic difficulties.
  • A foundation stone laying ceremony for 10,000 houses in the hill country, built with Indian grant assistance, is virtually launched.
  • The 12th round of negotiations on the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) between India and Sri Lanka took place from October 30 to November 1.

Seven years on, India set to open new consulate in Seattle: Page 12

  • India to open a new consulate in Seattle, home to major technology companies.
  • Joint Secretary Prakash Gupta appointed as the first Consul-General for the Seattle consulate.
  • The announcement about the consulate’s opening is expected during the “2+2” talks with U.S. officials on November 10.
  • The consulate will have a two-man diplomatic mission and 16 non-diplomatic and local staff.
  • The mission was first announced in 2016, and the proposal progressed slowly; the U.S. is also expected to open two new consulates in India.
  • During PM Modi’s visit to Washington D.C. in June, the U.S. and India reiterated their plans for new consulates.
  • Delays in the proposal were possibly related to a tussle over the sale of the old U.S. consulate building in Mumbai.

‘Services lost steam in Oct.’: Page 14

  • S&P Global India Services PMI for October dropped to 58.4 from 61 in September, indicating a slowdown in India’s services economy.
  • Growth in output and new business inflows remains strong but has decelerated due to competitive pressures and inflation.
  • New business growth in October is the slowest since May.
  • New job creation in October is the slowest in three months.
  • International orders have seen the second-fastest increase since the start of the PMI series in September 2014.
  • Input costs, output charges, and inflation rates are all on the rise, affecting business sentiment.
  • Firms attribute the increase in input costs to higher food, fuel, and staff expenses, leading to higher prices.
  • The Future Activity Index dropped more than five points in October, indicating reduced confidence in the services output outlook due to rising inflation expectations.

Source: The Hindu Epaper

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