The Hindu Editorial Daily News Analysis – 5th Jan 2018

Delhi Edition of The Hindu

  • Macroeconomic
  • Global Financial crisis of 2008
  • ‘Taper tantrum’
  • Quantitative easing

Battle of Koregaon- Understanding Bhima Koregao

  • State of conflict
  • Who provoked the Maharashtra violence and
  • How it got out of hand must be determined
  • 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


  • Bounced Cheques is slang for a check that cannot be processed because the account holder has non-sufficient funds (NSF)- Not exceed 20% of the amount of the cheque
  • The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  • Series of amendments to the Negotiable InstrumentsAct, 188.

Prelims Focus Facts-News Analysis

  • Page-1– After four decades,India gets a Kashmiri •film
  • But Kashmir Daily won’t hit the big screen in the Valley as there are no functioning cinema halls there
  • This Friday, for the •first time in 45 years, a Kashmiri
    feature lm,shot and produced entirely in the Valley, will hit cinema halls outside Kashmir.\
  • Kashmir Daily explores the themes of drug addiction and unemployment in Kashmir.
  • The fact that the lm was produced in a place with no
    cinema halls and no lm industry.
  • age-7-Why no human rights courts yet, SC asks States
  • Court says dignity of child should be protected
  • Orphanages trafficking children under their care, the Supreme Court
  • Decided to step in to protect the dignity of child
  • Supreme Court Bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra observed in its order
  • Violation of human rights.
  • The court highlighted how the Human Rights Law of 1993
  • National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).



  • Lok Sabha passes Bill to hike salaries of judges
  • Increase is in line with the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission
  • Centre introduces 7.75% taxable savings bonds
  • Bonds designed to help citizens invest in a taxable instrument,
    without any monetary ceiling.
  • Instruments would be available for sale from January 10, 2018.
  • The bonds will, however, be exempt from wealth tax under theWealthTax Act, 1957
  • China to keep ‘around 6.5%’ growth goal
  • 2018 growth target, to be unveiled in March, unchanged from last year’s: sources.
  • Page-13– SEBI widens net inWhatsApp probe
  • Many as 40 listed firms may come under scanner for possible leaks of price-sensitive information
  • probe relates to individuals — analysts, brokers, investment advisors and company officials sharing unpublished price sensitive information (UPSI) — on WhatsApp groups before such information is disclosed to the stock exchanges, as per regulatory requirement