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DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS from THE HINDU 15th September 2017 By Jatin Verma Educator Unacademy
News Articles to be discussed. I. N. Korea: Japan draws in India 2. HC bars floor test in T.N.Assembly till Sept. 20 3 'Fly on train from Mumbai by 2022. [Technology angle: Maglev]. 4. Japan calls for 'Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy'. 5. China endorses crackdown on Rohingya. 6. IPSOS Survey: Global Views on Immigration and the Refugee Crisis. 7. Suzuki to invest R3,900 crore in Gujarat for third car plant. 8. Govt. committee to review exporters, $10 bn.-problem News Editorials. I. At home and in the world- On Rohingya crisis 2. Creating corridors of certainty 3. Good and simple tax
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Page-11:'Fly' on train from Mumbai by 2022 A Strong India is in Japan's interest and a strong Japan is India's interest Our PM and his Japanese counterpart laid the foundation stone in Ahmedabad for the country's first Rs. 1,10,000 crore, 508 km high-speed rail project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Financial aspect: The ambitious project is being implemented with nearly 90% financial support and technology from Japan. Technical Aspect: To be built on elevated corridor with a seven-km undersea tunnel in Mumbai, the project will be based on the famed Japanese Shinkansen high-speed railway system witha record of zero casualties in its 50 years of operation Ambitious deadline to complete the project on August 15, 2022 when India marks 75 years of Independence.The project will be executed through a special purpose vehicle, the National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd.
Technology angle: Maglev is short for Magnetic Levitation in which trains float on a guideway using the principle of magnetic repulsion. Each magnet has two poles. Now if you play with two magnets, you'll realize that opposite poles attract, whereas similar poles repel. Magnetic levitation, maglev, or magnetic suspension is a method by which an object is suspended with no support other than magnetic fields Magnetic force is used to counteract the effects of the gravitational acceleration and any other accelerations The two primary issues involved in magnetic levitation are Lifting forces: providing an upward force sufficient to counteract gravity, and Stability: ensuring that the system does not spontaneously slide or flip into a configuration where the lift is neutralized.
Details of Bullet Train Project: Estimated Cost: Rs. 1,10,000 Crore Over 80% in the form of extremely friendly loan from Japan Repayment period: 50 years Rate of Interest: 0.1% pa Total High speed bullet train rail length: 4643 kms.
Page-ll: Japan calls for'Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy'. Japan's diplomacy with India during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's latest visit, highlighted the country's intensifying focus on the Indo-Pacific region and Tokyo's evolving foreign policy. Indian and Pacific and "two The 'Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy' rests on "two oceans" continents"Africa and Asia. Japan government's laid out the overarching nature of the new concept, "Free and Open Indo- Pacific Strategy" that aims to prepare Japan to deal with the fast changing global and regional order and threats from China and North Korea New Japanese strategy will build peace pro-actively, based on "diplomacy that takes a panoramic view of the world map". The strategy aims to create a "free and open" Asia-Pacific region which connects parts of eastern Africa, south Asia and southeast Asia with the western Pacific Ocean region and Japan. Under this strategy, Japan will expand infrastructure, development, trade and investment, and enhance business environment and human development from East Asia as a starting point, to the Middle East and Africa.
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Analysis: By connecting "two oceans" and two continents", Japan is quietly challenging China's aggressive plans in the South China Sea that pose a threat to the energy lane that sustains Japanese economy The government of Japan believes that connectivity between Asia and Africa through a free and open Indo-Pacific, is expected to support stability and prosperity of the region. East Africa: Cyaan KcHHja Pyaauma bypyiup
Page 12 International News: 'China endorses crackdown on Rohingya. . China endorses Myanmar's offensive against Rohingya Muslim insurgents. The Myanmar military offensive in the western State of Rakhine was triggered by a series of guerilla attacks on security posts and an Army camp in which about a dozen people were killed The stance of China regarding the terrorist attacks in Rakhine is clear, it is just an internal affair The counter-attacks of Myanmar security forces against extremist terrorists and the government's undertakings to provide assistance to the people are strongly welcomed But at the UN in New York, China set a different tone, joining a UN Security Council expression of concern about reports of excessive violence and calling for immediate steps to end it.
On Refugee crisis and in-migration As the refugee crisis continues, the lpsos research shows that a narrow majority still believe they should keep their borders open to refugees, however many still have serious security concerns. Four in ten (39%) on average want to close their borders to refugees entirely (no change from 2016) while half (51%) disagree. Those in Turkey (63%) and Hungary (61%) are most likely to agree to such a move with those in Japan (21 %) and Mexico (22%) least likely. Three in five (59%) on average think terrorists are pretending to be refugees to get into their country.This belief is highest in Turkey and Russia (82% in both) while lowest in Spain (19%) and Serbia (36%). A majority of people (53%) world-wide believe most refugees coming to their country are not really refugees, but economic migrants. Only 43% on average are confident that refugees coming to their country will successfully integrate into their country, with Serbia (70%) and Peru (65%) being most confident.
| s. Business Page-13: Suzuki to invest 3,900 crore in Gujarat for third car plant Car Production facility: Japanese auto giant Suzuki Motor Corp. announced fresh investments of about 3,900 crore in Gujarat to add a third car production plant at the Hansalpur facility. This will take the Japanese firm's total investment in the facility to about 3,400 crore An investment of 9,600 crore was committed earlier for setting up two plants besides an engine and transmission production unit. .Employment Potential: It expects to generate employment for 10,000 people, including suppliers, with the new investment. It will also construct a hospital and school near the Hansalpur facility. The Hansalpur-based plant is Suzuki Motor Corp's first wholly-owned car plant in India Lithium ion Battery unit for Hybrid vehicles: The company, along with its partners Toshiba and Denso, will also invest $180 million (about 1,150 crore) in a separate unit to manufacture lithium ion batteries. The lithium ion batteries plant is expected to go operational by 2020 The batteries will be used for "hybrid vehicles manufactured in India and the company would export these genuinely manufactured-in-India vehicles to international market.