the hindu editorial analysis 16th dec 2017

The Hindu Editorial News Analysis 16th Dec 2017

Centre to give ₹500 to TB patients every month

  • Central TB Division has said the government would hand over a sum of •500 a month to each of India’s 35 lakh diagnosed TB patients in order to strengthen the fight against the disease.
  • Loss of wages due to TB, and to help with travel and nutrition
  • More needs to be done to protect TB patients from the effects of malnutrition(कु पोषण),
    which has a complicated relationship with TB.
  • Early study from a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany in the 1940s showed that Soviet inmates, who didn’t receive extra rations from the Red Cross were around 16 times more likely to develop the disease.
  • Evidence linking low body mass index & nutritional deficiencies with higher rates of disease
    has piled up.
  • It is a vicious cycle, because TB itself triggers malnutrition by hurting the patient’s appetite.
  • Calculation suggests that half of all adult Indian TB patients get the disease due to
    malnutrition.
  • Despite the evidence on the TB-diet link, it is still not clear how best to x the problem
  • Recommendation was to double rations..under public distribution system to families of TB.

Prelims Focus Facts-News Analysis

  • Page-1-Cabinet nod for Bill making instant triple talaq a crime
  • Muslim men who opt for it can be sent to prison for up to three years
  • Page-5-NGT once again bans plastic use in Haridwar, Rishikesh to save Ganga
    Green panel imposes •5,000 fi•ne on violators
  • Page-5-Karnataka HC strikes down rule on stringent tobacco pack warnings
  • ‘2014 rules on graphics unconstitutional’
  • Cigarette companies have partially won a legal battle
    against the Union government, as the Karnataka High
    Court on Friday declared as unconstitutional the Cigarette and
    other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rules,
    2014, which had enhanced to 85% the area of pictorial
    warning on the principal area of cigarette packages
    and other tobacco products.
  • Court, however, made it clear that the 2008 rules — which prescribed
    that 40% of the pictorial warning be printed on the
    principal area of the packages would be in force until
    the Union government frames a fresh rule or amends the 2008 rules
    afresh.
  • violation of the Article 77 (Conduct of Business of
    Government of India) and the Transaction of Business
  • Article 19(1)(g) [right to practise any profession,
    or to carry on any occupation, trade or business].
  • Page-5- Ken Betwa project may see delay, cost escalation
  • The KBP, a two-part, •18,000-crore project, is the
    First river interlinking project and perceived by the government.
  • Link Aadhaar, bank account by March 31
  • SC rejects plea to verify 25% of VVPAT
  • HC frames rules on conversions
  • Ten guidelines to remain in force in Rajasthan until a law is framed
  • High growth doesn’t necessarily mean high inequality:INTERVIEW
  • EU leaders agree to move Brexit talks to next phase