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Daily News Analysis 14-06-2015

S.NO.

NEWS ITEM

SYLLUBUS

ESSENCE OF THE ARTICLE

1.         

 

Hot pursuit is kosher, says Israel envoy (Page 8)

a)     I.R

b)     National

a)     Supporting the Indian armys operations earlier this week, Israels Ambassador says that hot pursuit or the need to cross over boundaries in pursuit of terror groups is one of the ingredients in a new kind of battleground.

2.

Now, China seeks maritime deal with Dhaka (Page 8)

a)     I.R

a)     China has also approached Bangladesh to sign a deal on a blue economy and maritime cooperation in the Bay of Bengal, days after Dhaka and New Delhi signed an accord in this regard.

3.

Nepal to seek $6.6 billion in aid (Page 12)

a)     International

a)     Earthquake-battered Nepal will ask international donors to support a reconstruction plan that is expected to cost $6.6 billion over five years.

4.

Western haggling a threat to n-deal (Page 12)

a)     International

a)     Admitting many differences remain on the details of a potentially historic deal, Irans President warned that negotiating by world powers could threaten the deadline for a nuclear agreement.

5.

RS.1500-cr nuclear insurance pool set up (Pages 1 and 8)

a)     National

a)     The Union govt has launched an insurance pool of Rs. 1500 crore mandatory under the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act to offset the financial burden on foreign nuclear suppliers in case of an accident.

6.

NJAC makes judiciary more independent, M.P. tells SC (Page 9)

a)     National

b)     Polity

a)     Turning the arguments on the NJAC on its head and countering the views aired by Union Law Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda recently, the govt of Madhya Pradesh has said that new law makes judiciary more independent and powerful in selection of judges than before.

7.

Robin soars as Britains choice of national bird (Page 7)

a)     International

b)     Geography

a)     The ubiquitous robin emerged rather predictably as the winner in an online vote in which nearly 2,50,000 people voted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S.NO.

NEWS ITEM

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BACKGROUND

IMPORTANT POINTS

1.         

 

Hot pursuit is kosher, says Israel envoy (Page 8)

a)     I.R

b)     National

a)     Manipur attack

b)     NSCN(K)

c)     India – Israel relations

d)     United Nations Human Rights council (UNHRC)

e)     Anti-terror cooperation

f)     Homeland Security agreement

g)     Israel – Palestinian relations

h)     Palestinian issue

i)     Iran nuclear deal

a)     Supporting Indian armys operations earlier this week (where officials said forces had crossed into Myanmar territory to carry out a raid on NSCN(K) camps), Israels Ambassador says that hot pursuit or the need to cross over boundaries in pursuit of terror groups is one of the ingredients in a new kind of battleground.

b)     He said the international community should not be cut and dry about what is right as defined only by UNHRC. They should respect right of countries to protect their boundaries, their values because that is the first and foremost responsibility of any government

c)     He indicated that anti-terror cooperation would be a highlight of PM Modis visit to Israel, expected in the next six months. The Homeland Security agreement (signed by the UPA govt in Feb 2014) may be enhanced at that time.

d)     Asked if there was any indication from the govt that Indias policy of supporting the Palestinian cause and its votes at UN on resolutions criticizing Israels actions in Gaza were changing, he said that relations must not be judged by UN votes alone.

e)     He said that Indias commitment to the Palestinian cause should not interfere with its ties with Israel. Israel now has effective relations with much of the Arab world, strengthened by recent cooperation on their opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, which showed that Israel-Palestinian relations are no longer a zero-sum game.

2.

Now, China seeks maritime deal with Dhaka (Page 8)

a)     I.R

a)     India – Bangladesh relations

b)     India – Bangladesh relations

c)     Blue economy

d)     Maritime cooperation

e)     Bay of Bengal

f)     Indian Ocean   

a)     China has also approached Bangladesh to sign a deal on a blue economy and maritime cooperation in the Bay of Bengal, days after Dhaka and New Delhi signed an accord in this regard.

b)     During PM Modis visit to Dhaka, Modi and Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina witnessed the signing of a MoU between the University of Dhaka, and Indias Council of Scientific and Industrial Research for joint research on oceanography of the Bay of Bengal and an agreement for setting up of a Joint Working Group. The deals are seen as a major step in maritime cooperation between the two neighbours.

c)     A diplomatic source told that Bangladesh had earlier approached China for the signing of a deal on maritime cooperation to facilitate capacity building, training, joint research and study.

d)     Of the two deals Bangladesh and India signed in Dhaka on June 6, one was on blue economy and maritime cooperation in the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean, which expects cooperation for capacity building, training and joint research collaborations, and setting up of a Joint Working Group for further cooperation in this area.

3.

Nepal to seek $6.6 billion in aid (Page 12)

a)     International

a)     Nepals earthquake

a)     Earthquake-battered Nepal will ask international donors to support a reconstruction plan that is expected to cost $6.6 billion over five years.

b)     The govt said in a report that losses to the economy from Nepals worst disaster on record stand at $7 billion, including from tourism.

c)     Official said 36 countries and 24 donor agencies had been invited to a conference on June 25 to promise support for reconstruction.

4.

Western haggling a threat to n-deal (Page 12)

a)     International

a)     Iran – P5 nuclear deal

b)     Irans nuclear programme

a)   Admitting many differences remain on the details of a potentially historic deal, Irans President warned that negotiating by world powers could threaten the deadline for a nuclear agreement.

b)     He also acknowledged that sanctions would not be lifted immediately under the accord, which is due by June 30.

5.

RS.1500-cr nuclear insurance pool set up (Pages 1 and 8)

a)     National

a)     Nuclear insurance pool

b)     Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act 2010

a)     Union govt has launched an insurance pool of Rs 1500 crore mandatory under the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act to offset the financial burden on foreign nuclear suppliers in case of an accident.

b)     Under the Rs 1500-crore Indian nuclear insurance pool, nuclear operators liability and suppliers special contingency insurance policies will be offered.

c)   The pool has been set up by General Insurance Corporation of India and 11 other non-life insurers, including New India, Oriental Insurance, National Insurance and United India Insurance, from the public sector, apart from private insurance companies.

6.

NJAC makes judiciary more independent, M.P. tells SC (Page 9)

a)     National

b)     Polity

a)     National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC)  

b)     99th Constitution amendment

c)     Collegium system

d)     Judicial independence

e)     Article 124 of the Constitution

f)     CJI

g)     Law Minister

 

a)     Turning the arguments on the NJAC on its head and countering the views aired by Union Law Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda recently, the govt of Madhya Pradesh (the first State to respond on the issue in the Supreme Court) has said that the new law makes the judiciary more independent and powerful in selection of judges than before.

b)     The State (represented by senior counsel Venugopal) said the NJAC dilutes the role of the executive in selection of judges.

c)     He argued that the collegium system and the 1993 judgment (which guided it in) ceased to exist with the 99th amendment incorporating the NJAC in the Constitution.

d)     He said the criterion to test if the NJAC was encroaching on judicial independence was comparing it with the original Article 124 of the Constitution. A constitutional amendment should be tested on the Article which it sought to replace, not a court judgment.

e)     The original Article 124 (as devised by the Constitution-makers) only afforded the Chief Justice of India the role of a consultee.

f)     If the 99th amendment is examined in the background of the original Constitution, what would be apparent is that the judicial wing (which had only a consultative status) has now been elevated to that of a participant in the decision-making process itself. Out of the six members in the NJAC, three of them belong to the judicial wing and therefore, the judicial wing has primacy in the matter of appointments.

g)     From a decisive role in judicial appointments under the original Article 124, he argued that the govts presence in the NJAC had been diluted to just one representative - the Law Minister.

h)     With the two eminent persons personifying a fair reflection of society, he said the NJAC took away judicial appointments from exclusive domain of the executive under the original Article 124 and threw it open to diverse views, with the judicial wing predominating.

7.

Robin soars as Britains choice of national bird (Page 7)

a)     International

b)     Geography

a)     Robins

 

a)     The ubiquitous robin emerged rather predictably as the winner in an online vote (in Britain) in which nearly 2,50,000 people voted.

b)     The red-chested avian, the bird was initially part of a group of 10 common British birds selected from a list of 60 in a preliminary vote.

c)     Expert says that Robins sing at all times of the day and nearly all year round and despite their cute appearance, they are aggressively territorial and are quick to drive away intruders.

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