- Jallikattu (or sallikkattu), also known as eru thazhuvuthal and manju virattu-Animal rights activists
- 2 have died in the space of 2 days in the jallikattu events
- Annual events in the Pongal season failed to prevent death
- AnimalWelfare Board of India, which was earlier in the forefront of documenting instances of mismanagement in the organising of jallikattu events
- Making a mockery of even well-laid-out plans.
- Supreme Court banned jallikattu on basis of submissions made by the AWBI- Cruelty to animals
- Marina Beach in Chennai saw unprecedented protests in Jan 2017 against the Supreme Court‟
- So on the ground that regulations we not working.
- District authorities have so far failed to find better ways to regulate the events.
Following the grain trail
- India’s public distribution system (PDS) is in danger of being derailed in several
States across the country.
- Recent disruptions of the PDS have taken different forms, from compulsory
biometric authentication to so – called direct benefit transfer (DBT)
- Jharkhand is a prime example of this problem
- Widows and the elderly, found themselves excluded from the PDS.
- Connectivity and biometric failures.
- Worse in mid-2017, when Jharkhand government mass-cancelled ration cards not linked with Aadhaar.
- Cancel 11 lakh “fake” ration cards- Belonged to families that had been unable to link their Card- Not Fake
- Santoshi Kumari, an 11- year old Dalit girl who died of hunger on September 28
Mass-cancellation ofAadhaar-less ration cards, without verification and without even informing victims,
was both inhuman and illegal
- But far from learning from this mistake, or doing anything to repair it, the Jharkhand govt launched a further attack
- Elderly or disabled, this entire process is a nightmare
The people connection
- Israel large delegation drawn from the defence, cyber, and agricultural sectors
- Boost trade, investment, and tourism between the two nations.
- Israel‟s Ministry of Tourism will spend $5-6 million in India in a bid to boost tourism to Israel.
- More than 40,000 Israelis visit India each year.
- For a country with a population of 6.5 million, that is a considerable number.
- The goal is to have one lakh tourists visiting Israel in 2018.
- Israel were familiar withTagore’s writings
- Many Israelis knew of Mahatma Gandhi
- Teen Murti Bhavan
- Indian soldiers from 3 Indian princely states, namely; Jodhpur State, Hyderabad State and Mysore State In 1918, Indian soldiers fought the World War I alongside British forces
- Memorial by British sculptor, Leonard Jennings
- Employment opportunities should be created in Nepal to prevent cross-border
trafficking between Nepal and India
- Following the 2015 Nepal earthquake, the Ministry of Home Affairs said that human tra•cking from Nepal to India witnessed “a three-fold jump”.
- The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) reported that most of the victims were minors, with girls and boys earthquake-a•ffected districts of Nepal
- “No case of human trafficking has been registered since 2015, but„love affair‟cases have been registered.”
- Indo-NepalTreaty of Peace and Friendship, 1950 provides for an open border between Nepal and India
Prelims Focus Facts-News Analysis
- Page-1– Govt. to revisit Malimath report
- pane proposed reforms in criminal justice system
- 2003 report of a Committee on reforms in the criminal justice system that recommended admissibility of confessions made before a police officer as evidence in
court of law is a being revisited by the Centre,a senior government official said.
- Committee on Reforms of the Criminal Justice System, or the Justice Malimath Committee, was constituted by the Home Ministry in 2000 by then Deputy Prime Minister L.K.Advani, held the Home portfolio
- Page-1,12-CJI meets judges, initiates dialogue
- Breaking the ice, Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B. Lokur and
Kurian Joseph were invited to the CJI‟s chamber in the Supreme Court in the morning
before the day‟s court work commenced.
- Page-1-Now, Haryana govt. says no to Padmaavat
- Haryana onTuesday decided to ban the screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali‟s controversial lm Padmavat in the State
- The lm had been given the go-ahead by the Central Board of Film Certi•cation, which asked the makers to change the title from Padmavati to Padmavat and suggested some other
- Page-1,12-Haj subsidies to be phased out: Naqvi
- Union Minister for Minority Affiairs MukhtarAbbas Naqvi onTuesday announced that the Centre would phase out subsidies for the annual Haj pilgrimage
- Centre‟s decision followed a 2012 Supreme Court order asking that subsidies for the Haj be phased out by 2022 and the money saved (around •450 crore annually) diverted to more welfareoriented activities.
- Page-7-Megalithic-era sarcophagus(पत्थर की बनी हुई कब्र) unearthed in Kerala
Discovery of pre-Iron Age artefacts proves a rich culture existed in the regio
n in Kozhi
- Page-9- 36% rural youth can’t name India’s capital, •finds survey
Fourteen per cent of rural youth in the age group of 14-18 failed to identify the map
of India, says the 2017Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), brought out by Pratham
- 42 % could point to their home State on the map
- ‘5,000 children killed or hurt in Yemen war’
- Rohingya refugees to return in 2 years
- Bangladesh, Myanmar sign deal- 650,000 Rohingya
- U.S. deported 460 Indians in 2017