The Hindu Editorial Analysis | 31st Jan 2018 | PDF Download

The Taliban and the Islamic State are exposing Kabul‟s growing inability to keep the peace
4 attacks in 10 days that killed at least 158 people
Though the IS and theTaliban are opposed to each other in the complex conflict landscape, both share a goal
despite the government‟s claims of cracking down on militants, threats IS andTaliban have grownThree milestones in education

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 Page-1-Allahabad High Court judge Shukla to be impeached
 His orders in cases on private medical colleges had come under CJI‟s scanner
 Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra onTuesday recommended the removal of Justice Shri Narayan Shukla, the eighth senior-most judge of the Allahabad High Court, following an adverse report about him by an in-house panel.
 The panel had been set up by the CJI
 When the impeachment motion is moved in Parliament, an investigation is conducted.
 If the •findings of guilt are confirmed, the impeachment motion will be
put to vote for the removal of the judge by a majority

Page-1- Is IPL in the spirit of cricket, asks HC
 „IPL has made us familiar with words like betting and fixing‟
 The Bombay High Court on Tuesday said it was time for organisers of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to see if the tournament was in the spirit of cricket.
 Hearing a petition •led by former IPL chairman Lalit Modi — who has challenged a July 2015 order of the adjudicating authority of the
 Enforcement Directorate (ED) refusing him the permission to cross-examine witnesses in a FEMA case — a Division Bench of Justice S.C Dharmadhikari and Justice Bharati Dangre observed,“It is high time the organisers realise what has been achieved by conducting the tournament since the past 10 years and whether that can be termed as a sport.”

 Page-6- Rajasthan gives 1% quota to Most Backward Classes
 Gujjars and four other nomadic communities to bene•t from move
 Within the 50% ceiling mandated by the Supreme Court.
 The State Cabinet had approved the decision last month and sent it
for the Governor’s consent

 Page-7- ISRO chief on a mission to cut expenses on launches
 Space agency plans to lower the costs of satellites by using miniaturised avionics and advanced electronics, says K. Sivan
 We definitely would like a larger allocation. More satellites are required, and more launch
vehicles to launch them.

 A game of chicken: how India’s poultry farms are spawning global superbugs
 use of a last-hope antibiotic like colistin is leading to worldwide drug resistance

 China as big a threat to the U.S. as Russia, says CIA chief
 Mike Pompeo asserts that Moscow will try to influence this year’s mid-term polls
 Euro zone growth at 10-year high in 2017
 The euro zone economy expanded at its fastest rate in a decade in 2017,
 19 countries sharing the euro