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. The AIP module is not part of the original Scorpene contract but the Navy has been keen on having them fitted on the last two of the six Scorpene submarines being manufactured by Mazgaon Docks Limited (MDL) in Mumbai. . The AlP module is being developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and was supposed to be installed before the submarines roll out. DRDO) and was supposed to be installed before the submarines roll osut 'Darjeeling-Gorkha Janmukti Issue: 201 l: GTA was formed 59 Department were handed over to GTA; 2015-20162 Controversial steps-Language & Development Boards for Lepcha and Tamang Community. Tamang have a dance called " Tamang Selo " that is performed with the Damphoo instrument, also known as Damphoo Dance, having a brisk movement and rhythmic beat peculiar to Tamangs.
An annual festival of Tendong Lho Rum Faat of the ethnic Lepcha tribe of Sikkim was celebrated with traditional devotion and fanfare across the state. Tendong Lho Rum Faat festival: 1. It is celebrated annually in the month of August in Sikkim. 2. It is three day festival and on the first day, the people worship the Mount Tendong which is located in South Sikkim. Importance of Festival: According to the folklore, Mt. Tendong had saved the Lepcha people during the great deluge which had flooded the entire Mayel Lyang country (now known as Sikkim). Mains Question: Should separate states be carved out on the basis of ethnicity?
Page ll: BRICS backs India's fight against terrorism [Foreign Ministers' meet] India urged the BRICS to step up the fight against global terrorism, amid consensus within the group to back economic globalisation and speak with one voice to counter climate change.And terrorists cannot be differentiated by calling them good or bad . UN convention: BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) supported India's call for early adoption of a comprehensive UN convention against international terrorisrm A joint statement released at the end of the conference condemned "terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Foreign ministers from BRICS nations called for the use of "preventative diplomacy" to tackle the situation on the Korean Peninsula Russia expects BRICS foreign ministers meetings to be held regularly. . Separately, India objects to BRICS supporting China's BRI
Page 11:India,Afghanistan open air freight route. . Adding a new dimension to bilateral ties, India and Afghanistan inaugurated a dedicated air freight corridor service on Monday. The corridor which passes through the airspace of Pakistan was launched with a cargo aircraft flight flagged off by Afghanistan President Dr.Ashraf Ghani. . The dedicated air corridor was planned during the meeting of our Prime Minister and President Ghani in Kabul in September 2016.
World News Page 12: Russia threatens to target U.S. warplanes over Syria . Russia condemned the U.S. military's downing of a Syrian warplane and suspended the use of a military hotline that Washington and Moscow have used to avoid collisions in Syrian airspace. Russia also threatened to target aircraft flown by the U.S. and its allies over Syria. The Russian military has halted cooperation in the past notably after President Donald Trump ordered the launch of missiles against a Syrian air base in April e It was the most recent example of the intensifying clash of words and interests between the two powers, which back different sides in Syria's civil war. . An American F/A-18 jet shot down the Syrian government plane south of the town of Tabhah on Sunday, after it dropped bombs near local ground forces supported by the U.S. It was the first time the U.S. military had downed a Syrian aircraft since the civil war began in the country in 2011
Iran fires missiles at IS targets Iran says its ballistic missile strike targeting the Islamic State (IS) in Syria was not only a response to deadly attacks in Tehran, but a message to Saudi Arabia and the Us The launch, which hit Syria's eastern city of Deir el-Zour on Sunday, appeared to be Iran's first missile attack abroad in over 15 years and its first in the Syrian conflict. . Iran's Revolutionary Guard said it launched six Zolfaghar ballistic missiles from the western provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan. Uncertainty ends in Sri Lanka's Northern Province e CM Wigneswaran, leader Sampanthan reach understanding
-SAARC start-ups meeting to work out mutually beneficial ideas India will host a summit for start-ups from SAARC nations later this year to tap the complementarities that ventures across South Asia may bring to the table. The eight-member South Asian Association for Re- gional Co-operation (SAARC) could also be a forum that helps build linkages for sim- ilar thinking minds and start-ups . The eight-member South Asian Association for Re-gional Co-operation (SAARC) could also be SAARC was founded in the year 1985. Ex President of Bangladesh Ziaur Rahman was the one who made a formal proposal on May 2nd, 1980. The first SAARC summit was held in Dhaka on 8 December 1985, when the organisation was first established This summit includes all the South East Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal Bhutan, Maldives, Srilanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan is the recent inclusion in this list. Countries like Australia, China, The European Union, Iran, Japan, Myanmar, Mauritius South Korea and United States act as observers to this summit.
Business Page 13:Cairn row: I-T dept.to take away dividend The Income Tax Department has ordered coercive action against Cairn Energy of U.K., including taking away over 2,000 crore dividend and tax refund, to recover part of the 10,247 crore the L 10,24/ crore retrospective tax. . On June 16, it sent a notice under section 226(3) of the Income Tax Act to the com- pany's erstwhile subsidiary, Cairn India Ltd. (now Ved- anta India Ltd.), saying whatever is due to the British firm in the form of di- vidend should be trans- ferred to the government Next, the department will move to take 9.8% residual stake that Cairn Energy re-tains in Cairn India even after selling the erstwhile subsidiary to Vedanta. . Cairn is seeking full restitution for (UK-India Bilateral Investment Treaty) Treaty breaches resulting from the expropriation of its investments in India in 2014 & the attempts to enforce retrospective tax measures