Current Affairs > Daily Current affairs

Back
Daily News Analysis 06-11-2015

S.NO.

NEWS ITEM

SYLLUBUS

ESSENCE OF THE ARTICLE

1.         

 

India wants China to share counter-terror plan (Pages 1 and 12)

a)     I.R

a)     At the first counter-terrorism dialogue with China under NDA govt, India reportedly asked one of its most powerful neighbours to share its strategy for dealing with jihadi activities in Xinjiang province.

2.

Cameron will discuss minorities issue with Modi (Page 12)

a)     I.R

a)     The climate of domestic unrest brought on by the increasing intolerance towards Indian minorities is an issue that will be on the table when PM David Cameron and his Indian counterpart Modi sit down for talks.

3.

Palestine will be on PMs schedule: envoy (Page 13)

a)     I.R

a)     According to the Palestinian Ambassador Adnan Abu Alhaijaa in Delhi, PM Modi will travel to Palestine and Israel when he goes to the region, maybe next year.

4.

In India, Li will ink pacts on river and culture (P 13)

a)     I.R

a)  Yuanchao (Vice-President of China) will conclude his India visit by sealing agreements marking cooperation on better river water management and cultural exchanges.

5.

China, India, and closely connected dreams (Page 11)

a)     I.R

a)     Li Yuanchao (vice-president of China) said we advocate fostering a community of a shared future with neighbouring countries. In this context, we regard the China-India relationship as one of the most important bilateral relationships for us.

6.

HAL team headed for Ecuador (Page 13)

a)     I.R

a)     In an attempt to salvage Indias image as an exporter of military hardware, the government is sending a team of experts to Ecuador which has grounded its fleet of Advanced Light Helicopter - Dhruvs after a series of crashes.

7.

China passes blame for ASEAN split (Page 14)

a)     International

a)     Without naming the US or Japan, China has blamed individual countries outside the region for the failure of the ASEAN Defence Ministers and their partners to agree on a joint statement after their meeting on Nov 4.

8.

SC throws open collegium system to public scrutiny (Pages 1 and 12)

a)     National

b)     Polity

a)     Braving uncharted territories to fulfil its promise of transparency in judicial appointments, the Supreme Court threw open the collegium system to public scrutiny and invited the common man from every part of the country to give his opinion on what kind of persons should be appointed as judges of the highest courts.

9.

Agni-IV to be tested next week (Page 9)

a)     National

b)     S&T

a)     Agni-IV (Indias surface-to-surface missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads) will be flight-tested next week, probably on Nov 9.

 

 

S.NO.

NEWS ITEM

SYLLUBUS

BACKGROUND

IMPORTANT POINTS

1.         

 

India wants China to share counter-terror plan (Pages 1 and 12)

a)     I.R

a)     India – China relations

b)     Counter-terrorism

c)     Uighur militants

d)     Al-Qaeda

e)     National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM)

f)     Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK)

a)     At the first counter-terrorism dialogue with China under NDA govt, India reportedly asked one of its most powerful neighbours to share its strategy for dealing with jihadi activities in Xinjiang province.

b)     Uighur militants (affiliated to al-Qaeda operating in Xinjiang province) want to establish an independent state called East Turkestan. Official said that India also discussed the probable involvement of certain Chinese individuals in supplying of arms and ammunition to the Northeast-based terrorist outfits.

c)     According to a report by central intelligence agencies, China has become a transit hub for circulation of fake Indian currency notes. India is said to have raised the issue with China and requested it to share the details of recovery of fake currency notes and the persons involved in its circulation in the past couple of years.

d)     China (which has been helping Pakistan with financial aid and ramping up infrastructure in PoK) pressured Islamabad to launch an air strike against Uighur militants.

2.

Cameron will discuss minorities issue with Modi (Page 12)

a)     I.R

a)     India – UK relations

b)     Minorities issue

c)     Defence deals

 

a)     The climate of domestic unrest brought on by the increasing intolerance towards Indian minorities is an issue that will be on the table when PM David Cameron and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi sit down for talks.

b)     Official said that in the package of deliverables to be announced during Modis visit, the most significant would be British investments in defence equipment and in Indias civil nuclear programme, and agreements in Indias large private and commercial sectors.

3.

Palestine will be on PMs schedule: envoy (Page 13)

a)     I.R

a)     India – Palestine relations

b)     Israel-Palestine conflict

c)     Palestinian issue

a)     According to the Palestinian Ambassador Adnan Abu Alhaijaa in Delhi, PM Modi will travel to Palestine and Israel when he goes to the region, maybe next year.

b)   Asked about Indias growing friendship with Israel, he said that it had not affected New Delhis principled support for the Palestinians. We want India to play a bigger role in the Middle East (West Asia), and in the peace process between Israel and Palestine.

c)     He added that Palestine also expected India to condemn the Israeli violence against Palestinian civilians, the expanding settlement activities in West Bank and occupation of the Palestinian territories.

4.

In India, Li will ink pacts on river and culture (Page 13)

a)     I.R

a)     India – China relations

b)     Himalayan rivers

c)     Brahmaputra river

d)     Sutlej river

e)     Gupta period

a) Yuanchao (Vice-President of China) will conclude his India visit by sealing agreements marking cooperation on better river water management and cultural exchanges.

b)     Sources said that Li will preside over the renewal of the 2013 MoU on joint water management which helps India and China share data on multiple Himalayan rivers for better water management.

c)     The second agreement to be signed during his visit will be on the cultural exhibition on the Gupta period in the Indian history to be held in 2016 in China. He visited Ajanta cave complex which holds some of the finest cultural and architectural achievements from the Gupta period.

d)     Experts say that Lis visit highlights the fact that the Chinese govt looks at the Gupta empire with particular interest as it was during this period that the Nalanda university prospered which later on hosted Xuanzang during his visit to India (629-645 AD).

e)     However, the focus of Lis visit is expected to be on the renewal of the MoU on smooth sharing of hydrological data related to the common Himalayan rivers.

f)     While a prominent part of the 2013 agreement focused on joint study of Sutlej which originates in the western Tibet region, the other and more important aspect of that agreement was on hydrological study of the Brahmaputra. It is expected the renewed agreement will also focus on the exchange of hydrological data on Brahmaputra river.

5.

China, India, and closely connected dreams (Page 11)

a)     I.R

a)     India – China relations

a)     According to the author (Li Yuanchao, Vice-President of China), India (as an ancient civilization) has been world-renowned for its profound philosophy and splendid culture, which made great contributions to human development.

b)     As an emerging country, Indias widely acclaimed economic growth and social vitality have secured this country an influential position in the world. Past and present glories have come together to lend strength to Indias ambitious march towards national prosperity.

c)     On the other side of the Himalayas, the Chinese nation has also written its own chapter in history of human civilisation and created thriving miracles. Throughout history, the Chinese and Indian civilisations have maintained exchanges and learned from each other. With the Easts unique wisdom and charm, the two nations have jointly erected powerful pillars for the civilisation of the East, and contributed their share to world peace and development.

d)     Since modern times, China and India had gone through similar sufferings and supported each other. We realised national independence and liberation, pioneered the liberation movement of Asia, Africa and Latin America (changing the world map of colonial era once and for all) and strengthened the unity of the Third World countries.

e)     In the 1950s, China and India (together with other Asian countries) jointly initiated the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence and turned them into basic norms governing international relations, thus making historic contributions to building a new type of international relations based on equality.

f)     In recent decades, China and India have seized the opportunities of economic globalisation and technological revolution and embarked on the fast track of development, driven by reform and innovation. Not only have we improved the livelihoods of 2.5 billion people, but we have also become twin engines propelling the economic development of the world.

g)     Since the turn of this century, China and India have established and developed strategic and cooperative partnership for peace and prosperity, and explored a way to achieve harmonious co-existence by actively expanding cooperation and effectively managing differences at same time. China-India relations have become an anchor of regional peace and stability.

h)     In recent years, as the two largest developing countries and major emerging economies, they have maintained close communication and coordination, taken an active part in global governance, firmly upheld the common interests of developing countries in major global issues, and made common appeals for building a more just and equitable international order.

i)     A win-win cooperation between China and India has broad prospects. President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang, and other Chinese leaders have met with PM Modi and other Indian leaders on many occasions, during which they reached important consensus on forging an even closer partnership for development. This has charted the course for a growing bilateral relationship.

j)     As the 2nd and 9th largest economies, respectively, China and India have a combined GDP of over US $12 trillion and a huge market with one third of the worlds population. The Chinese economy has been steadily upgraded, while the Indian economy has entered a phase of fast growth. The two countries enjoy significant mutual complementarity and huge potential for cooperation.

k)     China is committed to peace, development and win-win cooperation, and adheres to the policies of building friendly relations and partnerships. We advocate fostering a community of a shared future with neighbouring countries. In this context, we regard the China-India relationship as one of the most important bilateral relationships for us.

l)     Going forward, China and India will continue to be the two major forces calling for a multi-polar world and the main engines driving world economic growth. China and India should carry forward oriental wisdom and traditional friendship for closer cooperation. With our joint efforts, both the countries will embrace an even brighter future, and contribute more Asian wisdom to peace and development of the region and the whole world.

6.

HAL team headed for Ecuador (Page 13)

a)     I.R

a)     India – Ecuador relations

b)     Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) - Dhruv

c)     Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)

a)     In an attempt to salvage Indias image as an exporter of military hardware, the govt is sending a team of experts to Ecuador which has grounded its fleet of ALH - Dhruvs after a series of crashes.

b)     Ecuador had procured seven ALH Dhruvs from India (five in 2009 and two in 2011 in overall deal worth $ 45.2 million) of which four crashed following which the remaining had been grounded. Last month, Ecuador terminated the contract with HAL.

7.

China passes blame for ASEAN split (Page 14)

a)     International

a)     ASEAN

b)     South China Sea dispute

c)     US Pivot to Asia

d)     Spratly Islands

e)     Zhubi reef

 

a)     Without naming the US or Japan, China has blamed individual countries outside the region for the failure of the ASEAN Defence Ministers and their partners to agree on a joint statement after their meeting on Nov 4.

b)     The event underscored the split in the Asia-Pacific on the South China Sea issue, highlighting the growing rivalry between China and US in the region. China is bolstering its military capability in the Pacific, following the adoption of President Obamas Asia Pivot doctrine, which underscores Washingtons intent to deploy bulk of its forces under the US Pacific Command.

c)     The US and its allies had insisted on a mention of disputes in the South China Sea in the joint statement. This was objected to by China, which is in principle opposed to the mention of the discord on maritime boundaries in these waters in multilateral fora, insisting, instead, on a bilateral resolution of the differences.

d)     Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei contest Chinas view that the nine-dash-line defines its maritime boundaries in the South China Sea.

e)     The South China Sea was in sharp focus during the conclave in Malaysia, following the outrage caused in Beijing over the conduct of a US naval patrol last month within 12 nautical miles of the Zhubi reef, which China considers sovereign territory.

8.

SC throws open collegium system to public scrutiny (Pages 1 and 12)

a)     National

b)     Polity

a)     Collegium system

b)     NJAC

c)     Right to Information (RTI) Act

d)     Supreme Court

e)     High Court

a)     Braving uncharted territories to fulfil its promise of transparency in judicial appointments, the Supreme Court threw open the collegium system to public scrutiny and invited the common man from every part of the country to give his opinion on what kind of persons should be appointed as judges of the highest courts.

b)     Judicial appointments to the Supreme Court and the High Courts were based entirely on the Memoranda of Procedure framed after a nine-judge Bench of the Supreme Court established the collegium system. The public had never been consulted in these matters.

c)    A 19-page report submitted before the Constitution Bench contains over 60 suggestions filtered from the deluge of representations which greeted the Supreme Courts initiative to rip open collegium iron curtain on Oct 16 while striking down NJAC. Some of the suggestions to ensure transparency within the collegium include subjecting the minutes of its meetings to RTI Act.

9.

Agni-IV to be tested next week (Page 9)

a)     National

b)     S&T

a)     Agni-IV

b)     K-4 missile

c)     Wheeler Island

a)     Agni-IV (Indias surface-to-surface missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads) will be flight-tested next week on the Wheeler Island, off Odisha. The missile can cover 4000 km.

b)     This is the fifth flight-trial of Agni-IV, originally called Agni Prime. Agni-IV is a two-stage missile. It is 20 metres long and weighs 17 tonnes.

c)     K-4 (another strategic missile that can be fired from submarines) is under development. It has a range of 3000 km.

Branches

Ashok Nagar Branch
1-10-223/A, Sub-register office Line
Hyderabad
+91 9052 29 29 29, 9052 19 29 29

Madhapur Branch
Plot No.3, 2nd floor, Raghuma Towers
Hyderabad
+91 9052 492929

Delhi:
Old Rajendra Nagar

Send to mail

Request for call