Social Issues Max, Fortis effect: IMA for self-regulation for doctors : No hospital can force its consultants to work on targets and the choice of drugs and devices should rest with the doctors based on the affordability of a patient and not the hospital management. Powering rural healthcare(The Hindu, Editorial) : Around 38 million Indians rely on health facilities without electricity. Without access to regular power supply, numerous life-saving interventions cannot be undertaken.
International issues The power play in peacekeeping(The Hindu, Editorial): Though Indian troops have led the way, the returns in UN power play have been low. The contrast with China is stark. In an elite club: On India’s Wassenaar entry:   India’s admittance into the Wassenaar Arrangement, a multilateral export control regime, as its 42nd participating member is a big step forward in its quest for formal acceptance as a responsible nuclear power. Need all-out push on terror: RIC : Agreeing to uphold the rule of law in international affairs, Russia, India and China on Monday commended the victory of the Moscow-led counterterrorism operation in Syria. indian diplomacy beyond the canon(Indian Express, Editorial) : New Delhi’s engagement with several nations signals a maturing of foreign policy in keeping with its changing interests in a multipolar world. Economy No WTO deal without food security: India: India has said it cannot envisage any negotiated outcome, at the ongoing meeting of the World Trade Organisation’s apex decision-making body, which does not include successful resolution of the food security right issue. FRDI: ‘Depositors will be protected’ : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has categorically asserted that depositors would be “fully protected” in the event of a bank failure. WTO: India hardens stand on e-commerce: No to negotiations on binding rules in e-commerce; terms ‘investment facilitation and proposed norms on small firms’ as non-trade issues.
Environment Nagaland’s tourism showpiece attracts record visitors: The Hornbill Festival of Nagaland attracted a record 2,43,214 visitors this year, a sharp climb compared to the previous years, a government official said. Modified kiln a boon for bangle makers in Rajasthan: Technology has come to the aid of workers engaged in manufacturing of green bangles in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan. Endosulfan: SC issues notice to Kerala govt.: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice on a contempt of court petition filed by Endosulfan victims of Kerala for not complying with a January 2017 order of the court. For clean air, India needs a policy leap : The way to curb pollution is to tax carbon. Only then will households look for greener substitutes Science and technology ISRO developing a compact launcher for small satellites: A low-cost small satellite launcher could be the next item on the menu of the Indian Space Research Organisation. what a dna blueprint can achieve in crime busting, where India lags still(Indian Express, Editorial): As the scientific community mourns the loss of Lalji Singh, the ‘father’ of DNA fingerprinting in India, a look at how this technology has become so crucial in establishing both culpability and innocence. Security and related issue Manipur beefs up security along border: Following directives from the Union Home Ministry, the Manipur government has beefed up security measures along border areas to check infiltration of illegal migrants from Bangladesh and the Rohingya from Myanmar. Govt. sets up NIC-CERT centre to detect, prevent cyberattacks: The Centre on Monday unveiled the NIC-CERT centre that would monitor and help in early detection and mitigation of cyberattacks on government networks.
Yesterday’s  current affairs material by ForumIAS
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