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Daily News Analysis 15-02-2015

S.NO.

NEWS   ITEM

SYLLUBUS

ESSENCE   OF THE ARTICLE

1.

India-China boundary talks likely by month-end (Page 10)

a)     I.R

a)    Indian and Chinese Special   Representatives on the boundary issue are expected to meet in India ahead of   PM Modis visit to China in May.

2.

Pak violates ceasefire, fires mortar shells (Page 11)

a)     I.R

a)     India and   Pakistan traded charges of violating ceasefire along the border area.

3.

Optimism after countries agree on draft in Geneva (Page   11)

a)     I.R

a)     Countries   agree on a negotiating text for the 2015 agreement in the Geneva Climate   Change talks.

4.

Ukraine: fierce fighting threatens ceasefire (Page 14)

a)     International

a)     The ceasefire was to be the first test   of the commitment by Kiev and pro-Russian separatists to the freshly-signed   peace plan.

5.

EC drive to link electoral rolls with Aadhaar (Page 11)

a)     National

a)     Election Commission will conduct an   electoral roll purification and authentication drive by linking electoral   rolls with Aadhaar numbers to find out duplication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S.NO.

NEWS   ITEM

SYLLUBUS

BACKGROUND

IMPORTANT   POINTS

1.

India-China boundary talks likely by month-end (Page 10)

a)     I.R

a)     India – China   relations

b)     Border   disputes

c)     Economic and   trade ties

 

a)      Indian and Chinese Special Representatives   on the boundary issue are expected to meet in India by month-end, ahead of PM   Modis visit to China in May.

b)     Chinese news agency is reporting that   the PM advocated stronger economic and trade ties between two countries,   which would help New Delhi and Beijing play a more important role in Asia and   the world.

c)     Swaraj had visited China, signalling that   Indias multi-vectored diplomacy of simultaneous engagement with the major   powers was in full flow.

d)      Indias regular patrolling along the   border areas has been increased and a massive infrastructure programme has   been launched in these areas.

e)     The   news quoting Swarajs advocacy for an out of the box solution to the border   issue, stressed that such an approach is likely to be reflected in a development   over the eastern part of the border, which contains the most controversial   area between China and India.

2.

Pak violates ceasefire, fires mortar shells (Page 11)

a)     I.R

a)     India – Pakistan   relations

b)     Border   disputes

c)     Line of   Control (LoC)

d)     International   Border (IB)

a)      India and Pakistan traded charges of   violating ceasefire along the border area.

b)     Official said that Pakistani Rangers fired   two to three mortar shells in Nowapind border outpost area along the IB.

c)     Pakistan army claimed that a 60-year-old   civilian was killed in alleged firing by Indian troops across the LoC.

d)     It also registered   a protest with India through diplomatic channels over the civilians death. 

3.

Optimism after countries agree on draft in Geneva (Page   11)

a)     I.R

a)     Geneva   climate change talks

b)     Carbon   emissions

c)     2015 Paris   climate summit

d)     Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF)

e)     Kyoto Protocol

f)     Common but differentiated   responsibilities

g)     United Nations Framework Convention on   Climate Change (UNFCCC)

a)     Countries agreed on a negotiating text   for the 2015 agreement on the last day of the Geneva Climate Change talks.

b)     Responding to the new draft text, official   said there is a new breath of optimism for a progressive climate agreement in   Paris and there is also ownership by countries.

c)     It   was important to scale up financial support and ensure a high level meeting   for loss and damage.

d)     Official of the WWF said a number of   countries have to ratify a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol.   The pre-2020 ambitions also needed to be increased.

e)     Keeping   up the trend in global climate talks by industrialised nations to reject   historical responsibilities, the US had moved a new term bifurcation and   ending the two different categories of developed and developing countries at   the ongoing talks in Geneva.

f)     Indian official said that India would stick   to its stand of common but differentiated responsibilities.

g)     The UNFCCC issued a statement saying   that a key milestone towards a new, universal agreement on climate change was   reached in Geneva following 7 days of negotiations by over 190 nations.

h)     The agreement is set to be reached in   Paris at the end of 2015 and will come into effect in 2020.

4.

Ukraine: fierce fighting threatens ceasefire (Page 14)

a)     International

a)     Ukraine peace   summit

b)     Ukraine   conflict

a)     Severe fighting increased in Ukraine,   threatening a ceasefire deal as Kiev and the US accused Russia of fuelling a   rebel attack to seize territory hours before the ceasefire began.

b)     Ukrainian President warned that increasing   fighting had pushed a peace plan reached in Minsk after marathon talks with   Russian leader Putin into big danger before it even got off the ground.

c)     The ceasefire was to be the first test   of the commitment by Kiev and pro-Russian separatists to the freshly-signed   peace plan. 

5.

EC drive to link electoral rolls with Aadhaar (Page 11)

a)     National

a)     Election   Commission

b)     Electoral   Roll Purification and Authentication Drive (ERPAD)

c)    Aadhaar

a)     Chief Election Commissioner said that the   ERPAD by linking electoral rolls with Aadhaar numbers from March 1 to Aug 15.

b)     He said that the exercise will largely   help find out duplicate or multiple entries of voters on rolls and fake voter   cards. It will also help prevent fraud during elections.

c)     The drive will be completed in 676   districts by Aug 15 in all States barring Jammu and Kashmir and those in the   Northeast, which will be given a couple of months more.

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