Daily the Hindu News Paper Headlines 14-2-2022
FOR SOMETHING: Page 6, EDITORIAL
- GS 2, International relations.
- The meeting took place in the shadow of the growing Russia NATO tensions over Ukraine.
- New Delhi chose not to join the decision by the U.S., Japan and Australia to tell their citizens to evacuate immediately from Ukraine; nor was any mention of the situation allowed into the joint statement.
- “Quad vision” for technology governances and safe and transparent 5G systems, and to launch humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, “free and open Indo-Pacific” reiterated.
THE ERA OF COMBATIVE FEDERALISM Page 7, OPED
- GS 2, Polity and Governance.
Indian Administrative Service (IAS) (Cadre) Rules of 1954 have triggered another round of conflict between the Centre and the States. The amendments proposed by the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, will take away the liberty of the States to deny consent for handing over civil servants for Central deputation. Encroachment by either of the constituent units is strictly prohibited and expressly held abhorrent by the Constitution.
INDIA’S SEMICONDUCTOR DREAM Page 7, OPED
- GS 3, Technology
The U.S. has announced a $50 billion package to create Foundries. Also, India has approved a $10 billion package to incentivize the manufacturing of semiconductors in the country. The government has drawn out a list of incentives to get leading international manufacturers to set up their manufacturing unit in India either by themselves or with the help of a local partner. By working aggressively in new cutting edge technologies, India can ensure that it becomes Aatmanirbhar.
INDIA NONCOMMITTAL ON CURBS ON U.K. NGOS Page 8, NEWS
- GS 2, Government Policies and issues arising out of their implementation.
India expressed concern regarding “anti-India activities of certain extremists and radical elements in the U.K,” a statement by the MHA had said.
Oxfam India is one the country’s largest NGOs that works on food, clothing, shelter and medical projects.
SC EXAMINES ALLEGATIONS OF RAMPANT MISUSE OF PMLA Page 8, NEWS
- GS 3, Challenges to internal security through communication networks.
PMLA was enacted in response to India’s global commitment (including the Vienna Convention) to combat the menace of money laundering. PMLA was a comprehensive penal statute to counter the threat of money laundering, specifically stemming from trade in narcotics. Currently, the offences in the schedule of the Act are extremely overbroad, and in several cases, have absolutely no relation to either narcotics or organized crime.