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The Hindu Editorial News Analysis 28th Nov 2017

Pakistan

  • Tehreek-iLabaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) paralysed Pakistan‘s main
    cities, which include Rawalpindi Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi
     Government of Pakistan closed down all television news channels for a day
    Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
  • Moreover, in Islamabad and Lahore, education institutions
    have had to be closed for two days, one day in Karachi
  • 3-week long dharna, even by 3,000 unarmed men
  • “I solemnly swear …”, was replaced by ―I believe…”.

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Childhood foregone(त्याघना)

  • It is a shame that the goal to eradicate child labour by 2025 seems elusive
  • 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates 152 million children aged 5-17
    would still be engaged in various occupations.
  • Reduction child labour, just 1% point, during 4 years until 2016.
  • In contrast was the fall of three percentage points in the corresponding period up to 2012
  •  ILO points to four systemic failures
  •  Absence of national legislation
  •  Lack of harmony between global commitment
  •  Universal basic education
  •  Lack of effective labour inspections.
  • Around 71% of working children are concentrated in the agriculture sector, with 69% of them undertaking unpaid work in family units.
  • A strong legal framework that mandates punitive action against recruitment
    of youth and adults are important tools to guarantee the protection of children.
  • Above all effective social protection policies from the cradle to the end
    of their lives.

Cleaning up oil spills

  • Chemical compound- Meisenheimer complex synthesised through a simple, single-step
    process of mixing two chemicals at room temperature has been found to be highly
    effective in removing fluoride and metal ions such as lead, mercury, cadmium, copper, &
    iron from drinking water.
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata tested its
    efficiency in removing oil spills.
  • The compound has negative and positive charged parts and helps it absorb metal ion
    pollutants and fluoride from water
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Prelims Focus Facts-News Analysis

  • Govt. working on new ‗gas standards‘
  • Bid to prepare uni•ed testing methodology to monitor air pollution
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO), Sulphur Dioxide(SO2), Nitrous Oxide (NO2)
    and Particulate –Pb (lead), –As (Arsenic) and –Ni (Nickel).

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