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Must Read Daily Newspaper Articles - 19th November, 2019

1. Uproar in LS over Farooq’s detention : (GS-2)

UPSC Syllabus : Indian Polity

A Member of Parliament cannot be arrested during the session of Parliament and 40 days before the beginning and 40 days after the end of a session. This privilege is available only in civil cases and not in criminal cases or preventive detention cases.

Article 22 grants protection to persons who are arrested or detained.Preventive detention, on the other hand, means detention of a person without trial and conviction by a court. Its purpose is not to punish a person for a past offence but to prevent him from committing an offence in the near future. Thus, preventive detention is only a precautionary measure and based on suspicion.

2. ‘Maternity scheme reaches only one-third of beneficiaries' : (GS-2)

UPSC Syllabus : Health

PMMVY scheme benefitted just 31% eligible mothers, say researchers who extrapolated data obtained under RTI

3. The mother of non-issues: on maternity entitlements : (GS-2)

UPSC Syllabus : Health

Maternity benefits, of course, are reasonably generous (by international standards) for a small minority of Indian women employed in the formal sector and covered, in principle at least, under the Maternity Benefit Act. The vast majority of pregnant women, however, are left to their own devices.

4. A precedent: on apex court ruling on Essar Steel : (GS-2)

UPSC Syllabus : Health

The court ruling on Essar Steel is important in enabling quick resolution of bankruptcy cases

5. BRICS on the ball? : (GS-2)

UPSC Syllabus : Regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India's interests

BRICS represents the world’s top emerging economies and claims to serve as a bridge between the developed and developing world. What are its current concerns and priorities? Questions are also being raised about its efficacy and impact.

6. RBI had warned of the pitfalls of electoral bonds : (GS-2)

UPSC Syllabus : Political parties

The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) had advised the government that the electoral bonds it proposed in 2017 would not solve the problem of unaccounted for money since the donor’s identity will be never be known.

7. Diplomats seek talks on Kalapani : (GS-2) & CSAT-1

UPSC Syllabus : India and its neighborhood- relations.

The Kalapani territory is an area disputed between India and Nepal, but under Indian administration as part of Pithoragarh district in the Uttarakhand state. It is marked by the Kalapani river, one of the headwaters of the Kali River in the Himalayas at an altitude of 3600–5200 meters..


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