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Must Read Daily Newspaper Articles - 14th November, 2019

1. ‘Office of Chief Justice of India comes under RTI Act’(GS-2) & (GS-4)

Functioning of Judiciary; Transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures

The office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) is a ‘public authority’ under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, a five-judge Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi declared on Wednesday.

2. SC upholds disqualification of 17 Karnataka MLAs by speaker(GS-2)

Indian Polity; Anti-defection law : Health

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the disqualification of 17 dissident Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) legislators by then Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar under the Tenth Schedule (antidefection law) but held that their ouster was no bar to contesting repolls.

3. At 4.62%, retail inflation hits a 16-month high (GS-3)

UPSC Syllabus : Economic growth; Inflation

4. They save people from cyclones, but who is saving the Sunderbans mangroves? CSAT-1

5. Disqualified, yet qualified: On Karnataka rebel MLAs (GS-2)

UPSC Syllabus : Indian Polity

6. Gloom deepens: On shrinking industrial output (GS-3)

UPSC Syllabus : Economic growth .

What is the Purchasing Managers' Index?

Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) is an indicator of business activity -- both in the manufacturing and services sectors. It consists of a diffusion index that summarizes whether market conditions, as viewed by purchasing managers, are expanding, staying the same, or contracting. The purpose of the PMI is to provide information about current and future business conditions to company decision makers, analysts, and investors.

In India, it is published by Markit Limited

7. A balancing act (GS-4)

UPSC Syllabus : Transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures; RTI Act

The Supreme Court has decided to transfer to itself from several High Courts all the cases concerning the decryption of WhatsApp messages and the tracing of their original senders, along with the cases demanding the linkage of Aadhaar and social media profiles. The court acted on the plea of Facebook, the parent company of WhatsApp, that different High Courts could have contrarian views and therefore the Supreme Court should hear the cases. Facebook also argued that only the apex court could exercise jurisdiction with credibility on issues that may have a global impact.

8. Collegium is a victim of its own birth pangs, says judge (GS-2)

UPSC Syllabus : Functioning of the judiciary

9. In Hong Kong, prodemocracy protesters ‘blossom everywhere CSAT-1

UPSC Syllabus : Anti-Defection Law


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