Arun Jaitley just scored a self-goal by admitting economy wasn’t healthy when note ban was launched

Arun Jaitley just scored a self-goal by admitting economy wasn’t healthy when note ban was launched

Arun Jaitley just scored a self-goal by admitting economy wasn’t healthy when note ban was launched

“What do you think is clear is not very clear,” said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, a reporter for a journalist in Delhi, asked Thursday to take stock of the performance of the three-year government modi . The reporter asked about the impact of the demonetization of GDP, citing the sharp drop (6.1 percent) in the January-March quarter. Jaitley played down the impact of demonetization by saying that it was not the main reason for the economic slowdown.

“There are several factors that contribute to GDP.There has been an impact on growth due to other factors, even before demonetization.” A particular factor that you mention (sic), “said Jaitley Government disturbing movement defense announced on November 8. Although Jaitley is already only a part of his argument is weak due to figures January-March quarter, it is clear that demonetization left much damage to the economy. A slowdown in areas dependent on money, such as construction, commerce, hotels, financial services and real estate, shows.

With the exception of public spending and agricultural growth, all other key components of GDP were reduced. Therefore, Jaitley, at best, skillfully sidestepped the question about the impact of banning growth notes rather than responding to the facts.

But what is more interesting part of Jaitley’s statement that there was a decline in the economy before the demonetization due to several factors. This directly contradicts the purpose of Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he told Parliament in February of this year that demonetization had been made since the economy was strong at the time. Modi uses the analogy that an operation can be performed only on a healthy body.

“Given that the economy was in good condition, the demonetization time was the best,” Modi said at Lok Sabha during his response to the thanksgiving motion under President Pranab Mukherjee (see report here). “When you can undergo an operation? When the body is healthy.” The economy has it right and so our decision was made at the right time, “said Mr. Modi. Now Jaitley admitted that the economy is already facing a slowdown due to multiple factors, even before the demonetization clash contradicts Modi’s logic.

But Jaitley is right to say that 7-8 percent growth is quite good for India in an environment where the world is facing an economic downturn. “I think in the current situation of the world, growth of 7-8 percent is quite reasonable,” the FM said. In addition, when the impact of all pro-growth reform policies takes place, there will undoubtedly be beneficial results in the economy, Jaitley said.

Certainly, the three years of the Modi government’s mandate clearly succeeded in pushing for reform with the launch of the reform process regarding the tax on goods and services (GST), bankruptcy code, failed commercial loans and Most will rationalize subsidies. Clearly, this government has improved the UPA regime in terms of proactive reforms and changes in the role of government offices. In addition, within the three years of Modi’s rule of government, he created a good image without major instances of corruption of the central ministers and the government has largely maintained its promise to comply with the reform process

But the government must also face difficult challenges and areas where it could not be better. In the press, Jaitley seemed to hear of “jobless growth,” saying that jobs can only be created in the economic structure. But this government will make a mistake if it violates the unemployment problem and quickly to create more employment opportunities for millions of workers enter the country’s workforce every month.
Earlier this year, the rating agency Crisil said that more than 1.5 million people enter the job market every month and that the rapid adoption of automation that reduces dependence on work only exacerbates the situation. The unemployment rate in the country was 4.9% in 2013, 4.7% in 2012 and 3.8% in 2011. In terms of planned caste, the unemployment rate was 3.1% in 2011, Which has now increased to 5%. This means that although there has been a steady increase in unemployment since 2011.

Hawaii’s most popular coral reefs are in big trouble

Hawaii’s most popular coral reefs are in big trouble

Hawaii’s most popular coral reefs are in big trouble

On October 8, 2015, the Cubs have advanced to the national division final for the first time since 2003; South Carolina, still drowning after the historic flood has surpassed the state with more than 16.6 inches of water in less than a day, relied for even more rain; And the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of that third global coral bleaching event, citing global ocean temperatures warmer than usual. This event, according to a study published this week in the peerj newspaper, reefs all over Hawaii’s number one tourist destination Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve devastated. Researchers found that 47% of the largest and most extensive dive paradise in the reefs of blinded areas. A little less than 10 percent of the corals in Hanauma Bay are dead.

Corals are animals often mistaken for minerals, because of their skeletons, the structure of the rock and its still likely to slow down growth. And somewhat confused, these creatures greet vegetables. The symbiotic algae that live inside the corals, giving them their colorful cast and availability for the removal of rust and the waste they need.
But when corals are exposed to too hot or otherwise toxic water, they expel the symbiotic algae, which leads to a white colouration known as bleaching. Bleaching does not make it less attractive for coral, which makes them more susceptible to death and disease. Severe bleaching can kill and destroy coral reefs (reef are essentially individual coral colonies) leaving behind a bleached bone cemetery. Although coral reefs constitute less than one percent of the marine environment, they are home to 25 percent of marine life.
Global whitening events such as those investigators claim to have injured Hanauma Bay are very rare: the first documented occurred in 1998, the second in 2010, and climate change is considered the prime mover. The damage is not only limited to Hawaii, either: after two years of whitening back-to-back in 2016 and in 2017, 50% of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef in the world, bleached.

“There were no major whitening events known to science until 1983,” says study author Ku’ulei Rodgers, a researcher at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Hawaii. Before the whitening events were local and not regional, it did not reflect the whole. Rodgers joined the study of Paul Jokiel, who created the first general monitoring of the coral reef program in Hawaii, but died in 2016. “In Hawaii, we had a whitening event in 1996 and the corals recovered,” said M. Rodgers. “Unlike many places in the world, we did very well until 2014.”

But the bleached reefs in 2014, and again in 2015.
“What we wanted to see [in this study] is that the differences are in one place and between sites,” Rodgers said. “In the Bay of Hanauma, we wanted to characterize the different currents and see if whitening and mortality were different in different areas.” Some sectors have seen a lot of human traffic by swimmers and divers, but distant quadrants were generally intact which did they help survive?
To understand how the warming affected the reef around Hanauma Bay, the researchers divided the bay into four quadrants and recorded the water temperatures every fifteen minutes from June 2015 to January 2016. Water models also followed the models Which circulates to better understand how ocean currents were involved in money laundering.
“We have found that human pressures have not played a role in money laundering,” Rodgers said. “Bleaching was in these two areas.”

AAP Hackathon For Vote Machines (EVMs) On Same Day As Election Commission

AAP Hackathon For Vote Machines (EVMs) On Same Day As Election Commission

AAP Hackathon For Vote Machines (EVMs) On Same Day As Election Commission

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal held on Saturday an EVM or electronic voting machine “hackathon”, the same day of the Election Commission’s infection for the parties to prove counterfeiting allegations.

AAP said its “counter-hackathon” aims to demonstrate that the exercise of the election commission “is a farce.”

“Under the same conditions in which the Election Commission maintains its challenge, AAP demonstrate its own machine, we say to ingest. We invite political parties and all the experts of the world to come,” said Saurabh Bharadwaj AAP.

M. Bhardwaj, who had held a live demonstration last month in the whole of the forging of a Delhi prototype, said the head of the electoral commission Nasim Zaidi, also invited.

The party in power in Delhi has been the most aggressive in claiming that the EVM processed during the recent state elections. But he decided to take up the challenge of the Electoral Commission, complaining that the rules are too restrictive and the only thing that could be done was to squeeze the four voting machines that were used in the last state elections.
AAP said that its hackathon shows that “no machine can be altered by touching buttons.”

The powerful electoral body, which organized the challenge of dealing with allegations that the voting machines can and have been manipulated, said it would not allow any modification of the machine’s hardware. In addition, participants can only bring wireless and toolless devices and can only touch the buttons.

The left-wing CPI-M party and the Nationalist Congress Party were the only ones to apply to participate in the Election Commission’s challenge.

The Commission invited seven national parties and 49 States parties to request the dispute, which will be transmitted live on the web.

Beef row: Kerala police arrest 8 Youth Congress workers for slaughtering ox

Beef row: Kerala police arrest 8 Youth Congress workers for slaughtering ox

Beef row: Kerala police arrest 8 Youth Congress workers for slaughtering ox

Kannur: On Thursday Kerala Police detained eight youth Congress workers, including the former Kannur parliament district committee Rijil Makutty for killing an ox.

The three defendants Makutty, Josey Kandathil and K. Sharafuddin had massacred a calf last week to protest against the Center’s decision to impose restrictions on cattle trade for the massacre, sparking national outrage.

Police have previous Kannur Sunday filed a case against the district youth congressional president and other workers in Congress under section 120 (A) of the Kerala Police Act, to knock down veal in public view.

Police filed the case on the basis of a video in which the president of the Youth Congress, Rigil Pookkutty and other youth congress workers could see the sacrifice of the calf.

The incident comes amid the cry in the sky of the new rule from the center of the ban on the sale of animals for slaughter or religious slaughter in livestock markets and animal fairs.

The Federation of Indian Students (IFC) also organized a protest against the ban on the consumption of beef in Kerala outside University College, Trivandrum.

Head of Government of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan said that the decision of the Center was surprising, was not suitable for a democratic nation. However, welcome to the decision of the Center, union minister Maneka Gandhi said that the step is commendable and made “in the interests of farmers.”

Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan ordered before the ministry has notified the Regulation for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (cattle markets Regulations), 2017 as’ ensure that the sale of livestock is not Destined to massacre.

“The purpose of the regulation is very specific, it is only to regulate sales in the market of pets and livestock in these markets, and ensure the welfare of livestock in the market. Market of animals at the local level, “Vardhan told ANI.

He said that the seller and the buyer should make sure that both the cattle are not bought or sold in the market for the slaughter. “A corresponding commitment should be taken into account by the Animal Market Committee vocal sales clerk and the buyer,” Vardhan said.

According to the notification, cattle are defined as “bulls, bulls, cows, buffaloes, oxen, heifers and calves and camels.”

The rules also state that the buyer does not have to sacrifice animals for religious purposes or sell it to someone out of state without permission and must comply with state animal welfare laws.