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DAILY THE HINDU NEWS ANALYSIS JUNE 11, 2017 By Jatin Verma, Educator, Unacademy. unacademy
*Think tank snub clouds India-Singapore ties A snub from Singapore's annual Shangri-La dialogue led to India's decision to with- draw its delegation led by Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre Indian Minister did not rank as highly as Pakistan's Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, as civil military relations in Pakistan are different from those in India. . International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), which runs the conference for the Government of Singapore told the Ministry of External Affairs that, as a result, Mr. Bhamre, who was filling in for Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, would only be accommodated at a "plenary session" and not on one of the main panels as Pakistani General was The Shangri-La Dialogue, funded and hosted by the Singapore government, is a unique "track-on Asia-Pacific countries, including China and the United States, attend each year. "'track-one" conference that Defence Ministers, ficials and military chiefs of 28 e" conference that Defence Ministers, officials and military chiefs of 28
Dialogue is known more for the opportunity it gives speakers to meet on the sidelines for bilateral talks. . India's decision to pull out meant missing out on possible meetings with U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis, which would have been significant ahead of Prime Minister's visit to the U.S. at the end of June, as well as meeting the defence ministers of Australia, Japan, Malaysia and Canada, amongst others who attended this year. . India also gave up the chance to make a proper rebuttal of the presentation by Gen. Hayat on the $51 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a project India calls a violation of its sovereignty . The event has lent a sour note to traditionally friendly ties between India and Singapore, which had only a week before the Shangri-La Dialogue completed their week-long annual Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX-17).
India Singapore Ties: India had signed the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) back in 2005.The agreement has been credited with increasing India's exports to the nation from $4 billion in 2004-05 to $16.9 billion in 2011-12. However, exports have seen a steep decline since then, going down to $ 7.7 billion in 2015-16. Track I Diplomacy. Government officials like heads of state, state department or ministry of foreign affairs officials, and other governmental departments and ministries are the main actors in this kind of diplomacy. Track 2 Diplomacy.When the actors involved are not government officials but non-state actors like NGOs, citizens, business parties, conflict resolution specialists, Track 3 Diplomacy: Business interests-FICCI, ASSOCHAM, NASSCOM Track 4 Diplomacy: Private Citizen, or Peacemaking through Personal Involvement.
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India-Mauritius Ties: . MoU moots ties with Mauritius Parliament India and Mauritius signed a pact to institutionalise cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries.
HINDU Section-2 IG.S. Mains Paper-2 I.R.I India-South Africa Relations: South Africa to probe Dawood gang member Under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, the NIA requested the South Africa authorities last year to "provisionally arrest" Saikh living in Port Elizabeth * Trump calls Qatar a funder of terror Less that two hours after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to bring peace between two of America's key West Asian partners, Qatar and Saudi Arabia that are on a collusion course, President Donald Trump took a different approach. The President publicly called Qatar a "funder of terrorism",and thanked "Saudi Arabia and my friend King Salman", in a move that could undermine American efforts to deal and my friend King Salman'", in with the flare-up.
Business Page: Amazon seeks patent for drone technology_[Sci & Tech G.S.-3] The patent is titled 'Propeller safety for automated aerial vehicles (AAV)' and was filed in the earlier part of this year. As the AAV is preparing to land at the customer spe- cified location to deliver the payload, it may monitor for objects (e.g, pets, humans) approaching the AAV and quickly respond to prevent the object from becoming harmed, according to the patent application United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has rejected a patent for this technology.
GSPs call for more time to file returns The Goods and Services Tax Suvidha Providers (GSPs) have asked the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) and the Department of Revenue to postpone the date of filing returns under the new regime by a month to September 10, even if GST itself is rolled out on July 1 . Cybersecurity audit GSPs were also asked to get cybersecurity audits done for their IT systems before they started feeding taxpayer data into their systems. The statement said that GSPs are to have their sys- tems audited as per ISO standards on security from an auditor empanelled with CERT-IN, before connecting with and pushing data into the GST system.
UDAN Scheme: Contours of the Scheme: . 50% of Seats capped @Rs. 2500 per hours flight. 2. Centre will subsidise by levying Rs 8500 cess on Non- Regional Domestic flights. (80% by this way). 20% of subsidy will come from these states where these dormant airports lie. Airlines to get three-years exclusive rights to operate regional lights. 3, 4.