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19th June 2018 Part-4: Daily News Analysis course
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India US: Two plus Two Dialogue

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Jatin Verma
Have appeared in UPSC CSE thrice. Have been taking Unacademy Plus courses Academics- Polity, Economics & Current Affairs.

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sir aap english ki line read kr k aage nikal jate h is se hindi medium walo ko bahut dikkat aati h...pura hindi meaning btaya kro pls
Jatin Verma
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Shrmila yadav
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thanks sir....with due respect....we love u very much...
If we Support UAE lead coalition in Yaman we may loose important friendship of Iran. Iran is Necessary to counter Chines influence . In my opinion India must keep away from this haouthi revels..
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I did know anything about INDIA AND US : FOUR FOUNDATIONAL AGREEMENTS, COMCASA. checked it at youtube got a gud vedio ... .
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  1. want teo he starting Pase 11 News: Arab sroup wanits India on an nestrntegie Yemeni port of Hodeidah will be at thh The Arab coalition which is fighting to secure the strategic Yemeni port of Hodeidah will be reaching out to India for its support. A formal discussion regarding this would be held during the visit of the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) . eThe Ambassador of the UAE to India, said the operation at Hodeidah would secure the energy lanes he of India with the Gulf, and that the Arab coalition had sourced large quantity of relief material from India to help the Yemeni population The operation at Hodeidah is ongoing and its main target is to fight terrorism that is a common enemy of both India and the UAE. The operation will force the rebels in Yemen to sit down for a negotiated settlement of the conflict that has caused a major humanitarian disaster in Yemen. e ar k h . Final phase .The military campaign on the port of Hodeidah is reportedly in the final phase as the Houthi militia . members are retreating, The UN Security Council voted against an immediate end to hostilities in the port, even as India has maintained a studied silence on the conflict. The envoy's request for support from India, for the Arab coalition's Yemen campaign has added a broader context to the upcoming visit by the Foreign Minister and leading royal of the UAE tis

  2. want teo he starting The Ambassador pointed out that the UAE was not yet offering a military role to India in the at thh ongoing operatiorn India can help by extending diplomatic support to the Hodeidah operation on the international platforms. The campaign is in accordance with the resolutions of the UN and invitation from the legitimate government of Yemen. Context: Yemen's port of Hodeidah was under the control of the Houthi rebels who are hebelieved to be drawing support from Iran. The Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, claims that the Iranian military has used the port to supply the Houthis with weapons and ammunition Houthis have been supporting pirates in the western Indian Ocean region The campaign will ultimately help Indian maritime goals as the Houthis used the port for facilitating the piracy network in the western Indian Ocean region that is vital for India's energy security The Arab coalition has already sent a large amount of relief material, including rice and food parcels sourced from India, and that the countries remains open to allowing it a broader role in resolving the regional conflict. India's diplomatic support solicited: The Arab coalition also includes non-Arab partners and we have remained open to granting a role to India to support in diplomacy for peace in the Gulf. . e ar k h ent . tis

  3. LT at thh Houthi and Al-Qaeda areas: 1 April 2015 Yemen Houthi Intermational boundary SAUDI ARABIA Control or influence Presence or probable presence Salayyil Ralroad Road SAUDI ARABIA 50 100 150 Kit Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula OMAN re he Areas of operation Red Sea YEMEN e ar Sanaa k h Hudaydah Arabian Sea Red Seaid Dhamar pun 00 km 50miles ETHIOPA Taiz Gulf of Aden Gulf of Aden Aden ogle SOMALIA ee Source: American Enterprise Institule, News reports Bone 801666 54441 tis that

  4. want teo he starting Page 11 News: Road map laid for India-U.S. meet at thh Indian and U.S. experts began a three-day consultations to find meeting points in bilateral relations in preparation for the first-ever meeting of the Ministers for External Affairs and Defence with their U.S. counterparts next month. Two plus Two discussions: The July meeting in Washington DC between Indian Ministers and e their U.S. counterparts, called the two-plus-two discussions, is expected to further cement the India- he U.S. engagements The key focus areas of the meeting is finding a breakthrough in concluding the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA), one of the four foundational agreements that helps the U.S. to intensify its defence cooperation with a partner nation. . e ar k h ent Indications emerging from the U.S. side is that they are keen to stress the importance given to India The U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) was recently renamed Indo-Pacific Command .Apart from the foundational agreements, the U.S. is also keen on a broad based intelligence- in its Indo-Pacific strategy (INDOPACOM), symbolic of the significance U.S. attaches to India in the region. sharing agreement with India as the two countries have vastly expanded their c cooperation In this context, the fourth foundational agreement, Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement ounter-terror for Geo-spatial Cooperation (BECA), will be significant. tis

  5. want teo he starting Page 11 News: Road map laid for India-U.S. meet (contd. at thh COMCASA and BECA are the two foundational agreements that India is yet to sign. It has already: signed the General Security Of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) and the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA). The most significant of them is LEMOA, which gives both nations access to each other's military facilities. But it does not make it automatic or obligatory he. The U.S. has been engaging India since 2002 on the foundational agreements, but successive governments have been wary of giving in to the U.S. demands. Sale of drones e ar The COMCASA will facilitate transfer of encrypted communications systems. The agreements are a key requirement by Washington for sharing high-tech military hardware, especially armed drones which the U.S. is willing to supply to India. . Sale of armed drones is high on the agenda of the 2+2 dialogue. .New Delhi has shed its traditional reluctance and has been open to COMCASA, with both sides holding several rounds of discussions in recent times. There have been widespread expectations that a broad understanding could be reached ahead of the 2+2 dialogue. However, India had concerns on some of the clauses and the language, which both sides would attempt to address in the discussions. tis

  6. want teo he starting LT 3 As part of improving high tech cooperation, India and the U.S. announced the ambitious Defence t Technology and Trade Initiative and India was designated a major defence partner. But it has not made any progress he e ar k h that en thec

  7. want teo he starting Page 11 News: India, Italy agree to revitalise bilateral ties. IGSM -2: International Relations] at thh India and Italy agreed to boost cooperation in counter-terrorism and cybersecurity as External Affairs Minister met the top Italian leadership and discussed steps to revitalise bilateral ties In the engagement of the day External Affairs Minister called on Italian Prime Minister and their discussions were focussed on forging bilateral cooperation across sectors. I as the first major political exchange between the two countries. External Affairs Minister "conveyed felicitations of the Government of India to the newly elected Government of Italy, and reiterated India's desire to strengthen bilateral relations with Italy. Both the countries exchanged their views on regional and global issues of mutual interest. Recognising the need to sustain the momentum generated by the visit of former Italian Prime Minister, the Ministers emphasised the importance of promoting regular high-level contacts and bilateral dialogue mechanisms. he . e ar k h ent JCEC meet in India To augment collaboration in areas of mutual benefit, the Ministers agreed to hold the next meeting of the Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation (JCEC) in India. Italy's participation is welcomed as a partner country at the Tech Summit in India in November 2018 which would boost cooperation in technology and innovation. The year also marks the 70th year of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries tis

  8. Page 11 News: Mallya diverted 3,700 cr. to F1, IPL The Enforcement Directorate charged liquor baron Vijay Mallya and his two firms for fraudulently "diverting" over 3,700 crore from bank loan funds to a UK-based Fl motorsport firm, a T20 IPL team, and towards private jet sorties. The ED's fresh chargesheet against Mr. Mallya and his firms is likely to pave the way for him to be declared a "fugitive" under the recently promulgated Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance. . The agency named Mr. Mallya and his firms - Kingfisher Airlines Limited (KAL) and United Breweries (United Breweries Holdings Limited) in its voluminous prosecution complaint filed before a special Mumbai court under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. . The chargesheet revolves around a complaint received from the State Bank of India on behalf ofa consortium of banks against Mr. Mallya for causing a loss of 6,027 crore by not repaying loans taken during 2005-10 False declaration The ED chargesheet said KAL made payments of 30,348,452.25 (over 254 crore) to UK-based Force India Formula One Team Limited (FIF1TL) and Mallya "surreptitiously transferred funds of the firm giving a false purpose of remittance and thus diverted the funds (loan amount)." On the T-20 cricket Indian Premier League team, the agency said the Bengaluru franchise of this sporting extravaganza (named Royal Challengers) was purchased by Mallya and "loan amount of . 5.90 crore was siphoned of and diverted from the bank acount of KAL, held with Deutsche Bank, to Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru."

  9. want teo he starting Page 12 World: Exclusion of Indian students from visa reform amounts to self-harm' at thh Britain's decision to exclude India from reform of its international student visa application process has been widely condemned in Britain, including by the Labour Party. It an "act of self-harm" that threatened to push even more Indian students away from British universities The Home Office decision to exclude Indian students from the new immigration rules was a missed opportunity. There is a sharp decline in Indian student numbers from 60,322 in September 2010 to 14,081 in 2017. This was a period during which the number of Indian students studying in America and Canada rose re he e ar k h ent India Week' summit . The controversy comes ahead of an 'India Week' summit, which senior politicians from both countries as well as industry figures are expected to attend . The summit is expected to focus on post-Brexit opportunities to build the bilateral relationship as Britain prepares to leave the EU customs union British Home Secretary announced that doctors and nurses would no longer be included in an annual cap on Tier 2 (general) visas, in what was seen as a positive move for bilateral relations, as many Indian doctors had been previously caught up in visa restrictions. tis

  10. want teo he starting Page 12 World: Exclusion of Indian students from visa reform amounts to self-harm (contd. India Week' summit * Relaxation was formally presented to Parliament, the government also announced the extension of a at thh programme under which students from certain countries could provide reduced documentation when applying for Tier 4 student visas. The list of countries included China, Bahrain, Indonesia, and the Maldives, but not India re There are some parts of government that want to be outward looking in the Brexit process and there is the Home Office that is discharged with ensuring a restrictive visa regime. he. e ar k h ent tis that

  11. want teo he starting at thh Page 12 World: Singapore financier acted as a conduit for U.S.-N. Korea talks An American financier approached government with an unusual proposition: The North Korean government wanted to talk to the President's son-in-law and senior adviser. Top North Korean official was seeking a back channel to explore a meeting between US President p and North Korea, who for months had traded threats of military confrontation. re he. Singapore had built a network of contacts in North Korea on trips he had taken to develop business opportunities in the isolated state. Circuitous path For some in North Korea, which has been ruled since its founding by a family dynasty e ar k h ent Mr. Schulze's quiet outreach was but one step in a circuitous path that led to handshake between U.S. and North Korea in Singapore - a path that involved secret meetings among spies, discussions between profit-minded entrepreneurs, and a previously unreported role for Mr. Kushner, according to interviews with current and former American officials and others familiar with the negotiations, In reaching out to the White House, Mr. Schulze was taking advantage of an unusual opening in an administration where matters of policy and business often seem to blur. tis

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  13. want teo he starting Page 13 Business: Jaitlev against cut in tax on fuels . Reducing taxes on fuel could push India towards "unmanageable debt" at thh Increased tax compliance could reduce the country's dependence on the revenue earned from taxes on fuel Alluding to former Finance Minister's remark that the government can reduce the tax on petrol by 25 a litre, FM said this was a "trap." heAnother distinguished predecessor of mine had stated that the tax on oil should be cut by 25 per litre. This is a 'trap' suggestion. It is intended to push India into an unmanageable debt. The economy and the markets reward structural reforms, fiscal prudence and macro-economic e ar k h ent stability. Tax compliance is still a problem in India, Mr. Jaitley added, saying better compliance would reduce the dependence on tax collections from petroleum products. The tragedy of the honest taxpayer is that he not only pays his own share of taxes but also has to our compensate for the evader," FM said FM's earnest appeal to political leaders and opinion makers is that the full and complete suggestion would be that evasion in the non-oil tax category must be stopped and, if people pay their taxes honestly, the high dependence on oil products for taxation eventually comes down tis that

  14. want teo he starting LT Page 13 Business: Govt. to set up fifth national data centre (contd.) 121 cr. Aadhaar issued .On Aadhaar, the Minister said that while only 61 crore Aadhaar numbers had been generated up to at thh 2014. The numbers had jumped to more than 121 crore as on June 2018. Asked about the government's action plan in case the Supreme Court's decision was not in favour . e of Aadhaar, the Minister said, he.The question is hypothetical, the judgment [in the case] is reserved but I believe our Aadhaar team lawyers have argued it with proof, and Aadhaar has already established its benefits for the public e ar k h ent tis that

  15. want teo he starting Page 13 Business: RBI alters 'relative' definition to check outward remittances at thh RBI has introduced a system for daily reporting of individual transactions under the LRS by banks Relatively stricter Funds under the 'close relatives' category can now be sent only to kin such as parents, spouses, children and their spouses. Earlier, the term had multifarious interpretations This enables banks to view he remittances already made by an Outward Maintenance of remittances* close relatives Year individual during the fiscal, thus improving monitoring and FY14 e ar k h ent ensuring compliance. Since the system uses the Permanent Account Number of the remitter to aggregate remitter-wise data, the central bank has made furnishing of PAN mandatory for such transactions 1,093.9 FY151,325.8 FY164,642.6 FY17 8,170.7 FY18 11,333.6 173.9 174.4 1,372.1 2,169.5 2,937.4 ind stay All figures in Smillion Source: RB * Under LRS that

  16. want teo he starting Page 13 Business: Bank credit rises 3.4% in December quarter .. Bank credit grew 3.4% on a sequential basis in the December 2017 quarter, helped by better at thh performance by private sector banks and an uptick in industrial credit after two successive quarters of declines, according to the Reserve Bank data. At the end of the December quarter, bank credit stood at 780.62 trillion compared with 77.95 re lion in the September 2017 quarter as per the RBI data he Industrial credit Significantly, industrial credit growth turned positive after moderating for two successive quarters the data showed. . The growth was broad-based across all population groups and for all major occupations, the RBlI e ar k h ent said Among bank groups, private sector banks continued to maintain double-digit annual expansion in their loan portfolio and led the overall credit growth. Private banks, credit offtake grew 4.88% in the reporting quarter, while public sector banks' loans- rose much lower by 2.96% Credit to the household sector recorded sustained growth and its share in total credit stood at 47.3%. . . The weighted average lending rate moderated by 18 bps during the quarter and stood at 10.44% at end December. tis that en thec

  17. want teo he starting Page 13 Business: GSTN lacuna hits refunds to exporters . West Bengal Finance Minister said that exporters were awaiting refunds to the tune of R25,000 crore, which have been stuck due to the "inability" of the GST Network (GSTN) There have been three lakh applications from exporters of the country, involving which are awaiting refund:s 25,000 crore, re The GSTN auto-verifies refund claims, but it is unable to do so, and therefore, manual verification heis relied upon that leads to huge pile-up of applications and impacts working capital of the exporters, the Minister said. e ar k h ent tis that

  18. want teo he starting Page 14 Business: Mills cut sugar exports as local prices rall at thh India is likely to export around 500,000 tonnes or just a quarter of the volume mandated by the government for overseas sales in the 2017-18 season amid higher prices at home. Lower shipments from the world's second-biggest sugar producer could support global prices, but would increase India's opening stocks for the next marketing season when output is expected to surge to a record. he Not interested' Mills are not interested in exports as they are getting higher prices in the local market. Sugar is being sold at around 31,000 per tonne in India, while exporters are getting less than . 21,000 per tonne. Local sugar prices have jumped 20% in a month amid government measures to help loss-making mills and cane growers who make up a key voting bloc e ar k h ent tis that