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Page II News: Delhi, Kabul discuss 'common regional threats' External Affairs Minister discussed the "common regional threat" with her Afghan counterpart, Salahuddin Rabbani. . The discussion is significant as it comes in the backdrop of an ongoing review of Afghanistan policy by the U.S. government which appears to lean on Pakistan in shaping the future of Afghanistan. . In a recent media interaction, U.S. Secretary of Defence James Mattis acknowledged that the regional context of the Afghan crisis makes the policy review difficult as it needs to take Pakistan into consideration. . The problem of this approach includes bilateral problems that Afghanistan and India have with Pakistan.
e Page 12 World News: Reluctant Trump recertifies Iran deal. [G.S. Mains 2: International- Regional Stability] . Background: Former U.S. President, along with other P5+I leaders signed a Nuclear Deal with Iran in October 2015 The P5+I refers to the UN Security Council's five permanent members (the P5); namely China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States; plus Germany.The P5+1 is oft en referred to as the E3+3 by European countries. U.S. President Trump agreed to certify again that Iran is complying with an international nuclear agreement that he has strongly criticised The decision was the second time his administration certified rans compliance, and aides said a frustrated M:Trump had told his security team chat he would not keep doing so indefinitely Administration emphasised that they intended to toughen enforcement of the deal, apply new sanctions on Iran for its "support of terrorism" and other "destabilising activities", and negotiate with European partners to craft a broader strategy to increase pressure on Tehrar. a frustrated Mr.Trump had told his security team that he would not keep doing so indefinitely.
By law, the administration is required to notify Congress every 90 days whether Iran is living up to the deal, which limited its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of many international sanctions. U.S. announces new sanctions . U.S. unveiled new economic sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile programme and . The U.S. Department of Treasury, in a statement, said it was targeting 16 entities and individuals . Those sanctioned had backed Iran's military or the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps by . Iran's Response: Majlis says it will fight U.S.'adventurism for contributing to regional tensions, one day after warning Tehran that it was not following the spirit of its nuclear agreement with world powers. for supporting what is said was illicit Iranian actors or transnational criminal activity. developing drones and military equipment. . Iran's Parliament, known as Majlis, voted to urgently work towards increasing funds for the country's missile programme and Revolutionary Guards in response to Washington's "adventur- ism" in the region.
12 World News: Environmentalists under attack: Global Witness Report Indigenous people account for 40% of killings G.S. Mains-3: Environment: Role of Civil society: Development & Equality trade- [G.S. Mains-3: Environment; Role of Civil A Global Witness report reveals 2016 as quality tradthe deadliest year yet for environmental offl defenders. . International investors are accused of Atleast 200 environmentalists were killed in 2016 according to a Global Witness Report. bankrolling the projects that hundreds of people have been killed protesting . India saw a three-fold increase in such killings but Latin Ameerica remained the deadliest region Mining, oil, Logging the spheres most associated with environemntal murders. Development banks like the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank and agriculture were (ADB) provide capital which in turn invest in coal mines or power plants, for example, that suppress opposition with violence against local people to national banks, . Struggles between Government, Companies and local communities
200 environmental activists killed worldwide in 2016 16 2 14 28 6 11 37 10 49 2 2 Source: global witness For Indian Polity Crash course, Visit my Unacademy profile- www.unacademy.com/user/studiousjatin
Page 13 Business News: E-commerce: RCEP nations talk details. .[G.S. Mains Paper-2: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India's interests; Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's interests, ] Sixteen Asia Pacific nations, including India, are understood to be discussing in detail norms on e-commerce as part of negotiations on the proposed mega Free Trade Agreement known as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Technical level talks of the RCEP are being held from July 18 to 28. Technical level talks of the RCEP are being held fromJluly I8 to 28 India has been opposing binding norms on opening up the e-commerce sector at the level of RCEP as well as the global level (WTO) talks on grounds including that India is yet to have a comprehensive national policy on the topic. . However, it is understood that many RCEP nations including Australia, Japan and China, are pushing for inclusion of a host of elements for 'Terms Of Reference' for RCEP negotiations concerning e-commerce.
This is with a view to have some binding commitments from the RCEP members on liberalising e-commerce and ensure that the final pact has a separate chapter on e-commerce . Developing countries, including India, should be wary of: I. Demands for absolute prohibition on disclosure of source code' (code behind the software) because lack of access to 'source code' will make it tough to prevent anti-competitive practices, hacking and rights violation. 2. Demands for prohibition of data localisation' saying accepting such demands will lead to difficulties in ensuring regulatory control over e-commerce firms. What is RCEP? Ever since November 2012, 16 countries (ASEAN+6] have been engaged in the negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement called Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Objective: To attain a modern, comprehensive economic partnership that covers not only goods but also trade in services, investments, technical cooperation, intellectual property, dispute settlement and other related matters. When completed, the agreement will be between 16 countries , which make up 45% of the world population and contribute a third of the world's GDP.
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