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DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS from THE HINDU 14th September 2017 By Jatin Verma Educator Unacademy
News Articles I. Petrol, diesel should come under GST 2. Shinzo Abe promises peace in Indo-Pacific region 3. Ban pellet guns in Kashmir: Amnesty 4. Bank got commission out of money laundering unwittingly? 5. India has 'narrow' pool of mustard varieties, say agricultural scientists 6. We're not terrorists, say Rohingya. 7. Page-10: Income limit raised for creamy layer. 8. Govt. puts 1,200 NGOs on notice. 9. Plea against NOTA not valid: EC 10. India-Japan: Over 8 km, Japan and India come closer. I I. A push for cooperation in S&T and medical research. 12. Indo-Russian war games in Oct 13. Suu Kyi not to attend key UN meet. 14. Russia comes forward to rebuild Aleppo 15. International News: Judges uphold Trump's refugee ban. 16. BPCL eyes GAIL, Oil India for merger.[Maharatna Status] 17. TRAI chief calls for zero cost for digital transactions
Page 12World News: Suu Kyi not to attend key UN meet. Myanmar's national leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing outrage over violence that has forced about 400,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, cancelled a trip to the upcoming UN General Assembly because of the crisis. Critics have called for her to be stripped of her Nobel peace prize for failing to do more to halt the strife which the UN rights agency said was a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing Refugee exodus declines: Aid agencies will have to step up operations "massively" in response to the refugee flow to Bangladesh. The $77 million the United Nations had appealed for last week would not be enough. Bangladesh officials say the number of people crossing into his area had fallen sharply, apparently because everyone had left the districts worst hit by violence . U.S. position: The Donald Trump administration has called for protection of civilians, and Bangladesh says all the refugees will have to go home and has called for safe zones in Myanmar China's stance: China, which competes with the United States for influence in Asia backed Myanmar's efforts to safeguard "development and stability".
- Analysis with Background: . Nevertheless,critics say Ms. Suu Kyi could speak out against the violence and demand respect for the rule . But anti-Rohingya sentiment is common in Myanmar, where Buddhist nationalism has surged since the Myanmar's military, which ruled for almost 50 years until it began a transition to democracy in 20 , retains significant political powers and has full control of security. of law. end of military rule. Ms. Suu Kyi, whom the military blocked from becoming President and who says Myanmar is at the beginning of the road to democracy, could risk being denounced as unpatriotic if she were seen to be criticising a military operation that enjoys widespread support. Al Qaeda's threat:"The savage treatment meted out to our Muslim brothers .. shall not pass without punishment" al Qaeda said in a statement. ndia and Myanmar share an unfenced border of 1,643 km. .A Committee under Rina Mitra, Special Secretary-Internal Security. In 2015, a Committee submitted by Joint Intelligence Committee chief R.N. Ravi MHA statement: Free movement regime is being misused by militants and trans-border criminals who smuggle weapons, contraband goods and fake Indian currency notes. Taking advantage of the free-movement regime, occasionally they enter India, commit crimes and escape to their relatively safer hideouts
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World News: Russia comes forward to rebuild Aleppo After helping Assad capture the city, Moscow is o ering help on infrastructure and law and order Syria's second city was battered by four years of fighting between rebels in the east and government forces in the west, until an evacuation deal at the end of 2016 brought it under regime control. . In September 2015, Moscow began carrying out air strikes that have allowed Syrian troops to retake swathes of territory including Aleppo. Now that it is back under government control, Russia appears keen to help rebuild it. Syria signed a memorandum of understanding with Tehran for the provision of five gas units to help generate electricity and restore power to Aleppo
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Page-12 International News: Judges uphold Trump's refugee ban. The Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. . The justices agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the end of October.
Business Page: BPCL eyes GAIL, Oil India for merger. [Investment Models] Background: Finance Minister had suggested for merger of state owned oil firms in his 2017 budget speech when he seplt out the government's intent to create integrated public sector 'oil majors' to match the performance of global oil firms and domestic private sector firms It is in this light that Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), India's second largest state- owned oil marketer is mulling a merger with GAIL (India), India's largest gas distributor, and Oil India, the country's second largest explorer, to create an integrated energy giant The Centre had recently approved the merger of rival Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL) with ONGC Backward-Forward Linkages: Integration Refining OIL. [ Petroleum. Exploration]. BPCL [Marketing]
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Page-1+10: Bitcoin trade may come under SEBI. 13 JULY DNA TG.S. Paper-3: Money Laundering- Linkages] The government is considering the introduction of a regulatory regime for virtual or crypto currencies, such as Bitcoin. . What is it: Crypto-currency is a digital currency which allows transacting parties to remain anonymous while confirming that the transaction is a valid one Risk: It is not owned or controlled by any institution governments or private. Our Concern: What if Bitcoin is de-monetised tomorrow? There are multiple such currencies-Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple are some of the popular ones. Present status: they are neither illegal nor legal in India. Value:One bitcoin today is worth as much as 60 grams of gold. Total Market cap for all crypto-currencies has just crossed $100 billion, with most of the increase coming in the past few months. On April I, the total market cap was just over $25 billion, representing a 300% rise in just over 60 days S.
Business-13:TRAI chief calls for zero cost for digital transactions e He said eliminating costs associated with digital payments is important for a sustained growth of such transactions, Stating that India had the most robust digital payment infrastructure but we must ensure that MDR or merchant discount rate is zero, especially for small value transactions because that is where the tipping point will come. .We are a frugal country in the sense that we don't want to pay anything for digital services, especially when there is an alternative not to pay.
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