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Daily News Analysis


17th June, 2019

PM calls meet on ‘one nation, one poll’ 


Topic Important for: General Studies- 2 I Governance, Constitution




The Prime Minister calls the meeting with heads of all parties in Parliament to discuss “one nation, one election”.




  • This is the first all political party meeting after the formation 17th Lok Sabha.


  • The aim of the meeting is to introspect and reflect a new way of thinking for incumbent Member of Parliament.


  • The president will address the joint sitting of Parliament of the 17 Lok sabha after which the government will announce the Budget for 2019-2020.


  • The government has also schedule a meeting to discuss celebrations of 75 years of Independence in 2022 and 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary


There are some important bills like:

  • Ordinance to extending President’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Triple talaq and other there are 10 ordinances that need to be converted into law.




  • Disrupting the functioning of Parliament.
  • Difference ideology among the Parties political
  • Passage of the women’s reservation Bill.
  • Issues such as unemployment, farmers’ distress, drought, press freedom, women’s safety and price rise.


Way forward:


  • Both the incumbent and opposition parties should work together to work for the nation's progress.
  • The political should pass all the bills that are in the interest of the people and the country


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Assam temple bids adieu to turtle hatchlings




The Ugratara Temple organised a special darshan of 34 hatchlings of the freshwater turtle in Guwahati.



  • The temple committee and devotees turned up for a ceremony to welcome and bid goodbye to these hatchlings.


  • The welcome was because the eggs of black softshell were collected from temple ponds for incubation at the Assam State Zoo.


  • It was a sort of homecoming for the progeny of the turtles.


  • They are being shifted to a zoo for the greater cause of reintroducing the species into the wild life ecosystem.


  • A similar homecoming of 11 hatchlings of the equally endangered Indian roofed turtle ( Pangshura tecta ) and the Indian tent turtle ( Pangshura tentoria ) was organised at Guwahati. 
  • Researchers have identified 18 temple ponds and we can hope to reintroduce 1,000 freshwater turtles into the wild every year.

Black softshell turtle


  • The black softshell turtle is extinct in the wild.
  • The eggs of the freshwater turtles have a soft shell.
  • The few that remain are in the ponds of some temples in Assam.
  • Only about 20% of the eggs lay in these ponds hatch because of other factors such as shallowness and resultant water temperature.


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Gambling is against public policy and is prohibited by law




The Aam Aurat Admi against Gambling (AAAAG) has opposed the Goa government decision to promote gambling for tourism.




  • The Aam Aurat Admi against Gambling (AAAAG), an umbrella body of women’s collectives and other groups fighting casinos.


  • The government had made promises to removecasinos from the state.




  • The objective of the Goa Gambling Prevention Act was to stop it and has several provisions to prevent gambling and its advertisement.


  • According to The Aam Aurat Admi against Gambling, governments have gone against the objective of the Act.


  • The Goa government has brought about several amendments to promote casino gambling instead of curtailing it.


  • The organisation demanded that no land or rivers of Goa be given for gambling.


Gambling is against public policy and is prohibited by law.




According to The Aam Aurat Admi Against Gambling (AAAAG) the gambling promote:  Prostitution

  • Alcoholism
  • Money laundering
  • Goondaism, forgery, robberies, mafia, intimidation, debt



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