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Daily News Analysis 14-11-2015

S.NO.

NEWS ITEM

SYLLUBUS

ESSENCE OF THE ARTICLE

1.         

 

Diversity is our pride, strength: Modi (Page 1)

a)     I.R

a)      Facing criticism back home over the govts failure to address growing intolerance, PM Modi said that diversity is Indias strength and pride and underlined the importance of peaceful co-existence.

2.

PM vows to work towards a globally integrated economy (Page 13)

a)     I.R

a)     Top CEOs from India and UK pitched for a more transparent and consistent decision-making regime as also a uniform treatment of corporates across the world, as PM Modi vowed to work ceaselessly towards Indian economys integration with the rest of the world.

3.

India, South Korea ink MoU (Page 15)

a)     I.R

a)     The Union Govt has announced that it has signed a MoU with the Republic of Korea in an effort to enhance the two countries existing air service cooperation.

4.

Pak to avoid talks on nukes during Army Chiefs US visit (Page 14)

a)     International

a)     Sources said that Pakistan will not discuss the issue of its nuclear weapons in talks with American officials during Army Chief General Raheel Sharifs US visit next week and will instead point to Indias cold-start doctrine to justify its nuclear status.

5.

Suu Kyi set to form govt (Page 14)

a)     International

a)     Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyis Opposition party clinched enough seats in Parliament to elect a President and form a government when incoming lawmakers convene next year.

6.

IS lead executioner was serious threat to the world (Pg 14)

a)     International

a)     Secretary of State John Kerry and PM Cameron of Britain said that they did not yet know the outcome of an air strike the US military launched on Nov 12 to kill Mohammed Emwazi, the ISs most notorious executioner.

7.

Chetia likely to join peace process (Page 12)

a)     National

a)     Chetia (one of the founding members of the ULFA) was in Bangladesh for the past 18 years and according to sources, the govt is planning to use him as a front against Paresh Barua, the leader of ULFA (Independent) or the anti-talks faction.

8.

India walks to work: Census (Page 13)

a)     National

b)     Social issue

a)     New data from the Census shows that over a fifth of non-agricultural workers in India commute to work on foot, followed by commutes by cycle, moped or motorcycle and bus.

9.

Rs.15,000cr North East connectivity project struggling to clear roadblocks (Pg15)

a)     National

b)     Economy

a)     The ambitious Rs. 15,000 crore North East connectivity project is struggling to take off one year after India and Japan jointly agreed to work on project to quickly transform the region into a manufacturing hub with the help of better road infrastructure.

 

S.NO.

NEWS ITEM

SYLLUBUS

BACKGROUND

IMPORTANT POINTS

1.         

 

Diversity is our pride, strength: Modi (Page 1)

a)     I.R

a)     India – UK relations

a)      Facing criticism back home over the govts failure to address growing intolerance, PM Modi said that diversity is Indias strength and pride and underlined the importance of peaceful co-existence.

b)     Earlier in the day Modi met with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham palace. 

c)     Among the major deals announced was Vodafones 1.3 billion pound investment in India, as well as a 10,000 crore rupee plan for British National Health Service to provide services to 11 Indian hospitals.

2.

PM vows to work towards a globally integrated economy (Page 13)

a)     I.R

a)     India – UK relations

b)     Business ties

c)     Smart cities

d)     Digital India programme

e)     Make in India programme

f)     Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

g)     Intellectual property rights (IPR)

 

a)     Top CEOs from India and the UK pitched for a more transparent and consistent decision-making regime as also a uniform treatment of corporates across the world, as PM Modi vowed to work ceaselessly towards Indian economys integration with the rest of the world.

b)     During its first meeting, a reconstituted India-UK CEOs Forum, identified 6 overarching themes as important areas of collaboration to take forward - smart cities and the digital economy, healthcare, education and skills, engineering, defence and security, and financial and professional services.

c)     The UK is the largest G20 investor in India, with 535 UK businesses employing 6,91,000 people across the country in sectors as diverse as retail, infrastructure, construction, information and communications technology, creative industries and healthcare.

d)     A joint statement issued by Modi and Cameron said the two PMs welcomed the first meeting of the reconstituted India-UK CEOs Forum. This Forum will be tasked with advising the Prime Ministers about the trade and investment opportunities and challenges.

e)     Modi pre-empted some of the issues around taxation, FDI and IPR that were expected to feature in the closed-door talks.

3.

India, South Korea ink MoU (Page 15)

a)     I.R

a)     India – South Korea relations

a)     The Union Govt has announced that it has signed a MoU with the Republic of Korea in an effort to enhance the two countries existing air service cooperation.

b)   The new agreement will see Korean carriers getting access to more airports, additional capacity entitlements for both countries, and the ability to use each other as stop-overs to fly further like to the US.

c)     With the signing of above MoU, the air connectivity between the two countries will be enhanced further and this is expected to boost economic and people-to-people cooperation.

d)    This year, PM Modi visited South Korea on May 18-19 where South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Modi both welcomed the ongoing efforts towards aviation cooperation.

4.

Pak to avoid talks on nukes during Army Chiefs US visit (Page 14)

a)     International

a)     Pakistan – US relations

b)     Nuclear weapons issue

c)     Cold-start military doctrine

a)     Sources said that Pakistan will not discuss the issue of its nuclear weapons in talks with American officials during Army Chief General Raheel Sharifs US visit next week and will instead point to Indias cold-start doctrine to justify its nuclear status.

b)     General Sharif will discuss several important issues during his trip from Nov 15 to 20, which follows PM Nawaz Sharifs US visit last month.

c)     Pakistan claims that under the cold-start military doctrine, India has built cantonments and airbases close to the border that has shortened the time for launching an offensive.

5.

Suu Kyi set to form govt (Page 14)

a)     International

a)     Myanmar elections

b)     National League for Democracy (NLD)

c)     Myanmars Constitution

a)     Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyis Opposition party clinched enough seats in Parliament to elect a President and form a government when incoming lawmakers convene next year.

b)     The countrys election commission had announced the election results for 452 of the 491 Parliamentary seats contested in the election. The NLD won 364 seats compared with the governing partys 40.

c)    The triumph of charismatic Nobel Peace Prize laureate sweeps out the old guard of former generals that has run Myanmar since President Thein Sein ushered in democratic and economic reforms 4 years ago.

d)     Despite the landslide, Suu Kyi cannot become President herself under a Constitution drafted by the military before the end of nearly 50 years of rule. She has said she will run the country anyway, through a proxy chosen by her party.

6.

IS lead executioner was serious threat to the world (Page 14)

a)     International

a)     Islamic State (IS)

b)     Kurdish forces

c)     Sinjar Mountain

a)     Secretary of State John Kerry and PM Cameron of Britain said that they did not yet know the outcome of an air strike the US military launched on Nov 12 to kill Mohammed Emwazi, the ISs most notorious executioner.

b)     British officials have said that Emwazi was on a list of potential terror suspects since 2009, but have acknowledged that they were unable to prevent him from travelling to Syria.

c)     Britain is not formally taking part in military action in Syria, but Britain and France are involved in American-led air campaign against IS targets.

d)     Meanwhile, Iraqs military said its forces had advanced on three fronts to begin clearing Islamic State militants from the western city of Ramadi, but police and government officials said progress was very slow.

e)     The announcement by the joint operations command came as Kurdish forces declared victory over the IS in the northern town of Sinjar, which could help build momentum in pushing back the hardline Sunni militants elsewhere.

7.

Chetia likely to join peace process (Page 12)

a)     National

a)     Northeast peace process

b)     Naga peace accord

c)     United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)

d)     NSCN (I-M)

e)     NSCN (K)

 

a)     It was in September that India decided to drop all charges against Nur Hossein (wanted for multiple murders in Bangladesh) thus paving the way for his deportation to the neighbouring country.

b)     Hosseins deportation is directly linked to Bangladeshs handover of ULFA leader Anup Chetia to India. It was a give and take between the two countries and the swap happened within 24 hours of Chetia coming back to India.

c)    Chetia (one of the founding members of the ULFA) was in Bangladesh for the past 18 years and according to sources, the govt is planning to use him as a front against Paresh Barua, leader of ULFA (Independent) or the anti-talks faction.

8.

India walks to work: Census (Page 13)

a)     National

b)     Social issue

a)     Census 2011

b)     Registrar General of India

c)     Agriculture

a)     The office of the Registrar General of India released data on commutes for the 200 million working Indians who are neither employed in agriculture nor in household industries. It show that nevertheless, nearly a third of these workers do not commute, meaning that they live in or adjacent to their workplaces.

b)     Among those 140 million workers who commute for work, the distances tend to be quite small. A quarter of commuters travel less than 1 km to work, and another third travel between two and five km. Just 30 million people travel more than 10 km to work, and just 17 million of them have a commute over 20 km.

c)     A 2005 World Bank study of commuting in Mumbai found that the poor travelled shorter distances than the non-poor. The experts said that Planning in most Indian cities does not take into account the realities of commuting. The Census says that among those who do have to travel for work, one-third commutes on foot.

9.

Rs.15,000cr North East connectivity project struggling to clear roadblocks (Page 15)

a)     National

b)     Economy

a)     North East connectivity project

b)     India – Japan economic ties

a)     The ambitious Rs. 15,000 crore North East connectivity project is struggling to take off one year after India and Japan jointly agreed to work on project to quickly transform the region into a manufacturing hub with the help of better road infrastructure.

b)     Sources said that there were differences between two countries on issues such as the various costs involved in the project, and the technology that is to be used in building roads. There are also differences between the two on the manner in which environment and social impact assessments are to be carried out.

c)     With the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe slated to visit India later next month, the Prime Ministers Office has sought a status report of the project and will shortly hold an inter-ministerial meeting on it to expeditiously resolve all the outstanding issues.

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