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Daily News Analysis 28-04-2016







Sushma to miss Mongolia Ministers visit (Page 12)

a)     I.R

a)     Mongolian counterpart Lundeg Purevsuren is likely to sign an agreement with the Ministry of External Affairs operationalising the $1 billion Line of Credit that PM Modi declared during his May 2015 visit to Mongolia. Both sides are also expected to discuss the Asia Europe Meeting which will be held in July in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar.


Make in India not at cost of IPR: US (Page 15)

a)     International

b)     Economy

a)     The US Trade Representatives annual Special 301 report has placed India on the Priority Watch List, the same as last year. The report identified many measures taken by the govt as encouraging in terms of providing a better IP protection regime, but raised multiple concerns, particularly related to potential erosion in IP standards due to its push for promoting domestic manufacturing.


The United States of Trumperica (Page 10)

a)     International

a)     The march of Donald Trump towards securing the Republican presidential nomination has assumed an air of inevitability. The billionaire property mogul and Grand Old Party frontrunner scored a major victory in the primary elections in five northeastern States.


EU needs a reality check (Page 11)

a)     International

a)    Europe must realise that its future is to a large extent coupled to that of Asias and Africas. Europe and EU have functionally de-hyphenated themselves from both.


The ironies of small States (Page 10)

a)     National

b)     Polity

a)     The current political crisis in Uttarakhand and the past experience of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand pose some questions. These range from political instability, to the containment capacity of the anti-defection law, to the regrettable tendency of parties controlling the Central government to inexorably expand their writ.


Who can question authority of the Speaker, asks SC (Pages 1 and 12)

a)     National

b)     Polity

a)     The Supreme Court asked the Centre that how can the Union Cabinet sitting in New Delhi determine that a Money Bill was not validly passed in the Uttarakhand Assembly and pave the way for imposing Presidents rule in the State. Hearing the Centres appeal against the Uttarakhand High Court judgment revoking Presidents Rule, it extended its stay on quashing of the Central rule.


Diffusing the judicial burden (Page 11)

a)     National

b)     Polity

a)     The Supreme Courts request to the Central govt to consider the possibility of establishing a National Court of Appeal has elicited mixed reactions from the legal community. Bodies such as the Law Commission of India have given their considered opinion, and from these a solution must emerge.


AFSPA must go in North-East (Page 9)

a)     National

b)     Polity

a)    Biju Janata Dal leader Tathagata Satpathy demanded revocation of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act in the north-eastern region. The National Conference-led Jammu and Kashmir government had sought the removal of the AFSPA on two occasions. Nagaland too had demanded its withdrawal.


India may become net importer of sugar as drought parches fields (Page 15)

a)     National

b)     Economy

a)    The El Nino weather phenomenon (which brings dry conditions to many regions) has stoked the worst drought in decades in some parts of India, with thousands of small-scale sugar cane growers in Maharashtra State failing to cultivate crops for the next marketing year, starting October.


Hubble spots moon orbiting dwarf planet (Page 20)

a)     S&T

b)     Geography

a)     NASAs Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a small, dark moon orbiting the second brightest icy dwarf planet after Pluto in the Kuiper Belt. The Kuiper Belt is a vast reservoir of leftover frozen material from the construction of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago


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