The Hindu Editorial Daily News Analysis – 4th Jan 2018


Money Talks

  • Nikki Haley is the 29th and current United States Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Pakistan is worried less by U.S. withdrawal of aid than the overall downslide in ties.

Battle of Koregaon- Understanding Bhima Koregaon

  • Two hundred years ago, Battle of Koregaon was fought on 1 January 1818 between the British East India Company and the Peshwa faction of the Maratha Confederacy, at Koregaon Bhima
  • British, defeated the massive Peshwa army, led by Peshwa Bajirao II, in Koregaon.
  • This battle has, since, attained legendary stature in Dalit history
  • Victory of the Mahars against the injustices perpetuated by the Brahminical Peshwas
  • Vijay Sthamb (victory pillar)
  • Battle’s 200th anniversary which led to the death of one?
  • A planned attack
  • Other Side view

Citizen Count

  • Draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens is a •First step, but it opens up concerns
  • Updated National Register of Citizens.
  • Illegal immigrants in Assam
  • Asom Gana Parishad in 1985
  • March 25, 1971, and individuals who have sneaked in illegally have children & grandchildren
  • Centre…intent to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and make Hindu illegal migrants minority communities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan eligible for Indian citizenship.

Prelims Focus Facts-News Analysis

  • Page-1,11- Maharashtra shuts down as Dalits, Marathas join forces
  • Normal life widely hit in most parts of the State, including Mumbai and Pune.



Page-1,10– Debate stalled(ठप) in Rajya Sabha on triple talaq Bill

  • Opposition wants it to be sent to select panel for scrutiny


Page-1,10– India calls o• missile deal with Israel


  • India has called o•an order to buy Spike anti-tank guided missiles from Israel’s state-owned defence contractor Rafael, the company said onWednesday.
  • The deal was worth about $500 million and its termination came ahead of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to India
  • However, India will buy 131 Barak surface-to-air missiles built by Rafael
  • Local media reported that India’s Defence Research and Development
    Organisation was developing a domestic anti-tank missile the government was keen to support.

Page-5– RadhaViswanathan (1934 – 2 January 2018) was an Indian vocalist and classical

  • dancer. She performed extensively with her mother, Bharat Ratna Carnaticvocalist M. S. Subbulakshmi.





  • North Korea reopens border hotline with the South
  • Officials from the two sides talk for about 20 minutes