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Daily News Analysis 07-05-2016







Nepal recalls envoy, cancels Presidents visit (Pages 1 and 12)

a)     I.R

a)     The political crisis in Nepal deepened on May 6th as Kathmandu recalled its ambassador to India after cancelling President Bidhya Devi Bhandaris visit to the Simhastha Kumbh at Ujjain.


Australia offers multiple entry visa to Indians (Page 12)

a)     I.R

a)     To boost Australias future tourism growth, a three-year multiple-entry visitor visa for India will be implemented by July 2016 on a trial basis. Apart from India, this will be implemented in three countries - Thailand, Vietnam and Chile.


US Congress seeks to block $450 mn Pak aid (Page 14)

a)     International

a)     The US Congress has initiated a move to block $450 million in aid to Pakistan for failing to demonstrate its commitment and taking action against the Haqqani terror network. The provision in the National Defence Authorisation Act for the fiscal year 2017 (if passed by the Congress) would not allow the US government to waive this condition in national interest.


Wont alter anti-terror law for sake of visa deal (Page 14)

a)     International

a)     President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the EU that Turkey would not change an anti-terror law for the sake of a deal on visa-free travel and migrant flows. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu had championed the March deal with the EU under which Turkey would help reduce the flow of migrants to the bloc in exchange for incentives including the promise of visa-free travel for Turks to the passport-free Schengen Area.


An authoritarian in Ankara (Page 10)

a)    International

a)     If any confirmation was still needed about the increasing authoritarianism of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, it came on May 5. Ahmet Davutoglus decision to step down from both the post of PM and the leadership of the ruling AK Party was the culmination of long-simmering tensions between him and the President.


They were nowhere in the struggle (Page 10)

a)     National

b)     Polity

a)     The Modi governments term is conspicuous for the concerted attempt to create a connect with icons of the freedom movement. It is a way to pass off its exclusionary nationalism as nationalist.


Floor test in Uttarakhand on May 10 (Pages 1 and 12)

a)     National

b)     Polity

a)     The Supreme Court on May 6th ordered a floor test in the Uttarakhand Assembly on May 10 for deposed Congress Chief Minister Harish Rawat to prove his numbers and end the controversy over the proclamation of Presidents rule in the State.


Most death row convicts first-time offenders (Page 13)

a)     National

b)     Social issue

a)     According to Death Penalty India Report, most death row inmates in India are poor, uneducated and first-time offenders. Education levels affect the extent to which the death row prisoners are able to understand details of the case filed against them; lack of which results in alienation from the system.


Himalayan varieties help scientists develop blight-resistant pomegranate (Page 8)

a)     National

b)     S&T

a)     The wild varieties of pomegranate that have survived in the Himalayan region for centuries have now helped scientists in developing a hybrid pomegranate variety that has resistance to the deadly disease of bacterial blight. Bacterial blight has turned out to be a major destroyer of this premium fruit crop, especially in south India.


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