IMPORTANT NEWS FOR UPSC 14th & 16th OCTOBER 2017
The UPSC Daily
14th & 16th October 2017
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Note: The following Current affairs has been selected from AIR, PIB, PRS, BBC, The Hindu, IDSA (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses), Live mint, Indian Express, Quora.com, Hindustan Times, Telegraph, The Times , WTO, New Indian express , The guardian and is highly recommended for UPSC prelims and mains
In news :Free speech placed on the highest pedestal, says SC
It is not up to the Supreme Court to use its powers to ban books, which are a free expression of a writer’s thoughts and feelings about the society and world he lives in.
Courts cannot be asked to gag free expression. The Supreme Court has always placed the fundamental right to free speech at the highest pedestal.....................Click here to read more for mains
In news :Pak govt drops terrorism charges against Hafiz Saeed
Pakistani authorities on Sunday withdrew terrorism charges against Hafiz Saeed and his group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), paving way for the possible release of the UN, US and Indian designated terrorist for his involvement in 2008 Mumbai attacks......................Click here to read more for mains
In news :Pro bono criterion for judges too?
Taking its cue from the Supreme Court’s guidelines issued last thursday which stated that a lawyer should have fought a certain number of cases pro bono (free of cost) in order to be designated as a senior lawyer, the government wants the same principle to be followed in the appointment of judges............. Click here to read more for mains
Useful for Mains
1.Bangalore had witnessed 1, 621.6 mm of rainfall this year, surpassing the current all-time record of around 1, 600 mm in 2005, according to India Meteorological Department data.
2.India’s expenditure on research is just 0.8% of GDP compared to 2.2% in China and more than 3% in South Korea and Japan.
Toxic farming: on insecticide regulation
Iran-U.S. relations: On dangerous footing
The right to read, and be read
The case for a public health cadre
Between disarmament and deterrence
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