The Hindu Headlines 18 August 2019
International Relations - GS Paper II - India Bhutan ink 10 MoUs, vow to strengthen ties
International Relations - GS Paper II - Article 370 - Trump asks Imran Khan to resolve Kashmir issue bilaterally on call before UNSC closed consultations
Politics - GS Paper II - Kapil Mishra and Richa Pandey Joins BJP, Delhi
Environment - GS Paper III - Submit the report on illegal constructions in Aravalis - NGT orders Haryana Chief Secretary
Environment - GS Paper III - Yamuna fills 15 acres of the reservoir - Pilot project to store floodwater to be completed by August-end
Environment - GS Paper III - Panel to review Char Dham Highway - SC modifies NDT order, sets up an independent committee headed by environmentalist - 900 Kms, Rs. 12000 crore project
Disaster Management - GS Paper III - Emergency evacuation exercise conducted in 3,300 Assam Schools
Population Control - Woman chided for 4th child dies in labour - No Doctor attended to her says, family. DM, Indra Vikram Singh Criticised the woman
Welfare Schemes GS Paper II - Health a key challenge in India's development - Kovind says Centre committed to tackle it - "Country with 18% of Worlds population, we carry 20% of global diseases"
Governance - GS Paper II - Petition filed in SC against UAPA Act - "State can label anyone a TERRORIST"
Governance - GS Paper II - Normalcy returning in fits and starts - after 13 days landline connections restored for making a call - curbs reimposed in the old city in Srinagar after eight people were injured in clashes and protests
Wolrd History - GS Paper I - A history is created - Sudanese military, civilians sign transition deal - declaration formalises the creation of an interim administration (a) sovereign council - 11 members - 6 civilians and 5 militaries figures (5 from the opposition, 5 from military and 1 civilian chosen by consensus) (b) cabinet - A prime minister, nominated by the opposition is heading the cabinet (c) The sovereign council will oversee its creation. It will be an independent body, with a maximum of 300 members. On 15th August Veteran economist, Abdalla Hamdok is nominated as Prime Minister of the future transition government
Kashmir Issue - What is the UN's stand on Kashmir? - When did the UNSC first discusses J&K? - January 1, 1948, on India's urge, title "Jammu and Kashmir Question" was created in UNSC. The title was changed on January 22, 1948, to " The India-Pakistan Question" From its origin till 1971 war the topic featured prominently at the UNSC especially when both the countries clashed.