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Page no. 1

Attacks by cow vigilantes must stop, Sc tells States:

Asks them to appoint nodal police officers to crack down on such groups.
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Modi gives call to respect Myanmar’s integrity

‘We share concerns over extremist violence in Rakhaine’
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On a mission to put women on top of the world:

Devikulam academy will train women mountaineers from the South to scale Mount Everest
Page no. 6

Rajasthan clears PPP model in govt. schools:

Claims that it will improve the quality of education
Page no. 9

Taking WiFi public:

Page no. 9

Keep politics out of education:

Page no. 10

India, China rebooting ties post-Doklam:

Plan is to address points of friction before they develop into full-blown crises, but issues such as naming Azhar remain
Page no. 10

Probe assets of politicians: Sc:

Cites massive rise in wealth after polls
Page no. 10

Deporting Rohingya not easy:

official says Myanmar had in the past refused to take them back as its citizens
Page no. 12

What data do you share, court asks WhatsApp, FB:

Petition accuses them of violating right to privacy
Page no. 12

Suu Kyi slams ‘misinformation’:

Blames ‘terrorists’, defends government action but makes no mention of Rohingya exodus
Page no. 12

Hasina calls for UN intervention

Page no. 12

Post-Brexit, U.K. plans to deter EU migrants

Leaked document reveals proposals
Page no. 13

Corporate governance panel report to come by month end’

Scope for significant improvement in corporate disclosures, says SEBI chief Tyagi
Page no. 13

Centre sets up panel to suggest on new jobs:

Task force to report by November
Page no. 13

District-wise plan to help boost manufacturing’

‘Make In India’ to be re-evaluated, says Suresh Prabhu
Page no. 14

Biocon, JDRF to conduct global study on oral insulin

Indian firm aims to build on earlier human trials of Tregopil

Editorial

Page no. 8

Post-Brexit, U.K. plans to deter EU migrants:

Leaked document reveals proposals A highly sensitive draft document from the Home Office, leaked to the local newspaper highlights the British government’s approach on the tough visa regime to the EU migrants The document says that Brexit has offered opportunities for the country to place controls on migration from EU countries as well as those outside the EU. The options include: requiring EU nationals to seek permission to take up employment; requiring employers to attempt to recruit locally first; and restricting the length of time those in less killed areas are able to come to Britain to up to two years. The document also highlights plans to impose restrictions on family migration.The British government has commissioned the independent Migration Advisory Committee to undertake a study into the impact of EU citizens on the British economy, which it hopes will be used to help ascertain arrangements. The new arrangements will come into effect following an implementation period of up to two years. Though the document is only a draft, it already raised concern among Cabinet, business groups and others.
Page no. 8

Editorial: Mountains of garbage:

Waste management rules continue to be ignored even a year after they were notifiedThe urban local governments of India are not treating the 62 million tonnes of waste generated annually in the country as a potential resource. They have left the task of value extraction mostly to the informal system of garbage collectors and recyclers. Only 80% of wastes are collected and just 28% of this quantum are going to process. In the absence of stakeholders at the local body level, recoverable resources embedded in discarded materials are lost due to dumping. Organic refuse, which forms about 50% of all garbage, readily lends itself to the generation of compost or production of methane for household use or power generation. The Central Pollution Control Board, the nodal body for the implementation of the new Solid Waste Management Rules, should put out periodic assessments of the preparedness of urban local bodies in the run-up to the deadline. The waste management system of India requires behaviour modification among citizens and institutions. There has to be a shift away from large budgets for collection and transport by private contractors, to the processing of segregated garbage. Without a rigorous approach, the national problem of merely shifting city trash to the suburbs, out of sight of those who generate it, will fester and choke the landscape. Considering that waste volumes are officially estimated to grow to 165 million tonnes a year by 2030, many more suburbs are bound to be threatened by collapsing or burning trash mountains.
Page no. 8

A case for universal medical care

The opposition to NEET is a smokescreen to hide inequalities and exploitation By George Thomas. An orthopedic surgeon at St. Isabel’s Hospital, ChennaiMedical education is the beginning of a process to produce a cadre of personnel who need to be deployed rationally to achieve the health goals of the country. According to Thomas, the problem of providing medical care in India is separating medical education from medical employment, which is responsible for the continuing crisis in medical services and admissions to medical colleges.In medical profession, intelligence and empathy are highly prized. It is difficult to measure empathy and most democratic countries use a test of intelligence as a screen to admit medical students. In India, the expensive private medical education should be banned as according to author, as permitting private medical education was clearly a concession to powerful pressure groups who sought to avoid the difficult entry barriers to medical education by buying their way. These colleges are filled with the children of doctors, bureaucrats, businessmen and others who seek the social recognition that a medical degree bestows. Anybody with money, irrespective of aptitude, gained entry to some of these colleges. Every year the amounts illegally charged rose by leaps and bounds. This could be stopped by the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). Private colleges can no longer admit whoever pays the highest even if the examination marks are very low. The rule of reservation is applied after the test scores are obtained. Therefore, it satisfies the need for affirmative action.Inequality among qualified doctors is quite high. Doctors from poorer backgrounds will need more struggles to establish themselves than the economically well-off, who can aspire to better jobs, training abroad and generally adopt metropolitan lifestyles. All this can be changed if the government abolishes private practice, institutes universal medical care and becomes the employer of all medical graduates, similar to the National Health Service of the U.K. All medical graduates will be on the same level and the patients will benefited. The deprivation of patients in rural areas will vanish while unhealthy competition for patients in urban areas will disappear too. No Central or State government has shown any interest in this obvious solution which will benefit the ordinary citizen and the vast majority of doctors from humble backgrounds.

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