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Daily News Analysis 29-04-2016

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ESSENCE OF THE ARTICLE

1.         

 

US Speaker invites Modi to address Congress (Page 12)

a)     I.R

a)     US House Speaker Paul Ryan invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint meeting of Congress when he visits the US capital in June.

2.

Another missed opportunity (Page 10)

a)     I.R

a)   This weeks meeting between the Indian and Pakistani Foreign Secretaries in Delhi served as a reality check on the stalemate in the bilateral dialogue. Meeting on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia conference, the two officials failed to find common ground to kickstart the Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue process.

3.

Identity of two Pathankot ultras remains unknown (Page 12)

a)     I.R

a)     The National Investigation Agency has given up its efforts to identify two of the six terrorists who were killed when the building they were hiding in was blown up during the Pathankot operation. 

4.

India not competing with China in the Pacific, says Pranab (Page 14)

a)     I.R

a)     The first ever state visit by an Indian head of state to Papua New Guinea began on April 28, President Pranab Mukherjee says that India was not in competition with China in the Pacific region. He also voiced the hope that his visit will be a precursor to intensify economic and security cooperation with the Pacific island nation.

5.

India wants UN to declare more JeM men as terrorists (Page 12)

a)     International

a)     Unfazed by China placing a technical hold on classifying Jaish-e-Mohammad founder Masood Azhar as a terrorist by the sanctions committee of the United Nations, India is ready with cases of other JeM individuals to place before the panel.

6.

China wont allow a Korean war (Page 14)

a)     International

a)     China asserted that it will not allow the breakout of a conflict on the Korean Peninsula and signalled its readiness to play a leading role in maintaining peace in Asia - a position that could increase friction between Beijing and Washington.

7.

Bracing for the status quo in Kerala (Page 10)

a)     National

b)     Polity

a)     As the Gulf economies absorb the oil shock, the Kerala model of rights-based development will become unviable. The State needs a change in governance rather than in government.

8.

Fed sees no rush to raise rates as economy softens (Page 15)

a)     Economy

a)     The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on April 27, but kept the door open to a hike in June while showing little sign it was in a hurry to tighten monetary policy amid an apparent slowdown in the US economy.

9.

Reforms a must to boost apparel exports (Page 16)

a)     Economy

a)     According to the World Bank, India needs to soon carry out reforms including reducing tariffs, easing labour norms and promoting foreign investment, to cash in on the opportunity to be an apparel manufacturing and exporting major as China slowly relinquishes its lead position owing to factors such as wage increases.

10.

Last satellite of Indias regional navigation system launched into orbit (Page 9)

a)     National

b)     S&T

a)    The seventh and final satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System was launched into a sub geosynchronous transfer orbit with a perigree (nearest point to earth) of 284 km and an apogee (farthest point to earth) of 20,657 km.

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