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UPSC Daily News Analysis - Dec 27 The Hindu News Paper

Updated on 15 February 2020
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Updated on 15 February 2020


 

House to House verification for National Population Register

 

A new official manual for the NPR (National Population Register) states that the Narendra Modi government would use door to door data verification as the method to update its database for 19 crore Indian residents.

 

The move, the government has clarified, is not linked to the ongoing debate about the CItizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and NRC (National Register of Citizens).

 

The government had held the original NPR exercise in 2010 and then updated in 2015.

The new update would occur alongside the Census data collection from April-September 2020.

 

The news is being taken with a lot of skepticism, owing to the protests against implementation of the NRC and CAA over the ongoing month.

Public fears are rife about possible misuse of the data which would be collected during this exercise.

 

What you should know -

Census 2020

National Population Register

National Register of Citizens

Citizenship Amendment Act

Criticisms of NRC and CAA

 

Polls for Delhi

 

The Election Commission is organising a series of meetings to work out a tentative schedule for the upcoming assembly elections for New Delhi.

The term for the current New Delhi government comes to an end in February 2020.

 

Context:

The Delhi government has been criticised for their performance over the last 5 years on overspends on communication.

CM Kejriwal has also been involved in multiple controversies over this tenure, including tiffs with the Delhi L-G. Opposition parties BJP and Congress are expected to make the most from these issues.

 

What you should know -

Performance of Kejriwal government

Delhi assembly elections - electorate, number of seats

Election Commission of India

Electoral policies during polls

 

Anti-CAA protests: New Comments from Army Chief

 

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has been criticised for sharing his opinion on the anti-CAA protests by politicians, student activists and army veterans alike.

The Chief had said that people leading the protests are not true leaders, as leadership is not about guiding masses to carry out arson and violence within the country.

 

Context:

 

Traditionally, personnel from the Armed Forces are considered to be away from the day-to-day politics and issues.

They are considered as honourable servicemen who care for patriotism and the true spirit of India.

Any such opinions from them are held in a poor light.

 

What you should know -

Citizenship Amendment Act

National Register of Citizens

Anti-CAA protests

Criticisms of NRC and CAA

 

Rail fares may be revised soon

 

Railways Board Chairman V.K. Yadav has stated that the organisation is considering a change in passenger and freight fares, though he declined to say whether this would be a reduction or a hike.

“Our goal is to attract extra visitors to the Railways”, he said.

 

Context:

The CAG (Comptroller and Auditor) Normal has recently highlighted declining efficiency of the Railways, which was at 98.44% in running ratio for 2017-18.

The Railway Board is being restructured and this demand has been highlighted as a long-pending reform by Mr Yadav.

 


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