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Page 1: A law, this time for Antarctica. . Preparing for a populous future in which Antarcticathe world's only continent without countries and citizens may see more tourists, over-exploited fisheries, disputes and crime, India is drafting a dedicated Antarctica policy and a law that will likely be tabled in the winter session of Parliament. Ministry of Earth Sciences officials tasked with drafting the law said that India, being among the countries that have acceded to the Antarctica Treaty, is expected to have a clear policy on the consequences of its activities in the region The treaty is framed to ensure 'in the interests of all mankind that Antarctica shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes and shall not become the scene or object of international discord.' . Several related conventions, such as the Conservation of Antarctic Seals (1972) and the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (1980), are appended to this treaty for protection.
e India is expanding its infrastructure development in Antarctica. The government is rebuilding its station, Maitri, to make it bigger and last for at least 30 years. First Indian base . Dakshin Gangotri, the first Indian base established in 1984, has weakened and become just a supply base. National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research said clear laws are necessary on a wide range of matters, including domestic disputes between residents." South Africa and Australia have specific laws.
Page 7: PSLV will lock heavy weight Cartosat-2 into orbit today It will be the 17th flight of the four-stage PSLV in the extended version with strap-on motors. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set for the launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle carrying the Cartosat-2 series satellite, along with 30 co-passenger satellites. It will be the 17th flight of the four-stage PSLV in the XL (extended) version with strap-on motors. The rocket weighing 320 tonnes at lift-off uses solid propellant for the first and third stage and the strap-ons, while the second and fourth stage use liquid propellant. The 3I satellites, together weighing 955 kg, will be lifted into a 505-km polar sun synchronous orbit. . This will be the second highest number of satellites to be launched by ISRO using a single rocket. s to be launched by ISRO using a single rocket. In February this year, the PSLV-C37 mission launched 104 satellites into orbit, in a milestone achievement. C38 and The Cartosat-2 earth observation satellite, weighing 7 1 2 kg, is the primary payload aboard PS will be the first to be injected into orbit, 16 minutes from lift-off. For Daily News&Editorial Analysis, you can follow me on Unacademy https:/Tunacademy.com/user/studiousjatin
. Utility of Cartosat: It is a remote-sensing satellite. t: It is a remote-sensing satellite. The imagery provided by the satellite will be used for cartographic applications, coastal land use and regulation, road network monitoring, water distribution, land use mapping and geographical information system applications Lifespan: Cartosat-2 is designed for a lifespan of five years, according to ISRO 14 countries The PSLV-C38 payload includes a nano satellite designed and developed by the Noorul Islam University in Kanyakumari district. The rest of the payload comprises 29 nano satellites from 14 countries-Austria, Belgium Chile, the Czech republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy. Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, United Kingdom and the U.S. They are being launched as part of the commercial pact between the Antrix Corporation, the commercial arm of ISRO, and the international customers The rest of the payload comprises 29 nano satellites from l4 countries - Austria. Belgjum.
India flags U.S.military aid to Pakistan [Page-10; International Relations] Setting the agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump later this week, India raised the issue of continued American military assistance to Pakistan and sought an end to cross-border terrorism. Earlier, Indian representative in a statement at the U.N. Security Council hinted at Pakistan and called for urgent action to stop the current wave of violence in Afghanistan. Clearly, the international community is dealing in Afghanistan with an adversary who is not averse to flagrantly violating international humanitarian and human rights law where are these anti-government elements getting their weapons, explosives, training and funding from? Where do they find safe havens and sanctuaries? . The strongly worded statement went on to point out that the UNSC has often failed to condemn terror incidents in Afghanistan, which was echoed subsequently by Afghan officials.
Page 1l: Stalemate continues as key parties keep away from Darjeeling meeting. With only three political parties, including the ruling Trinamool Congress, joining talks on the ongoing situation in Darjeeling, the meeting called by the West Bengal government in Siliguri turned out to be a damp squib. t in Siliguri turned out to be a damp squib. . The isolation of the gov- ernment was also evident as only two of the 15 development boards set up by the State government in the hills came for talks . This was the first meeting called by the government to tackle the issue and none of political parties from the hills participated in it. Even major Opposition parties like the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party(B]P) and the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Front stayed away
Page 11: Meeting held to preserve Sangai deer [Environment and Ecology] The Sangai deer is found only on a floating biomass on Manipur's Loktak lake. . The critically endangered species of brow-antlered deer 'Sangai', which is found only on a floating biomass on Manipur's Loktak lake, was provided a second home to save it from extinction. . The Manipur Forest Department had in 2015 translocated a section of the rare species of the endemic deer to Pumlen Pat, which is close to its existing habitat in Loktak. Keibul Lamjao National Park (KLNP), situated inside the lake, is the only remaining natural habitat of Sangai' which was once found across the Manipur valley e Due to lack of funds and poaching, Sangai may become extinct sooner than expected
NATGRID can soon access PAN, -T records. The Centre has empowered the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), the integrated mechanism to keep track of security-related data, to access the Income Tax department's dividual taxpayers as well as PAN card holders. NATGRID and the l-T department could sign a pact soon to operationalise the data sharing arrangement. . Background: NATGRID was planned in the wake of the Mumbai attacks of November 2008. NATGRID is a centralised agency which stores sensitive personal information on citizens from almost two dozen agencies to be made available for counter-terror investigations. It will be an attached office of the Ministry of Home Affairs. It's role: NATGRID will become a secure centralised database to stream sensitive information from various sets of data sources such as banks, credit cards, visa, immigration and train and air travel details, as well as from various intelligence agencies. . The database would be accessible to authorised persons from II agencies on a case-to-case basis, and only for professional investigations into suspected cases of terrorism.
. Page 12:World News: Mosul in shock as IS blows up 850-year-old mosque. Al-Nuri Mosque has been destroyed as jihadists, closed in by lraqi army, were retreating Page 13 Business News Centre to rejig Air India's debt:Centre's primary focus was to restructure the airline's debt before it can reach out to potential buyers. ndi' dee primary focus vas to resr 1profitof 105 | -For the first time in almost a decade, the airline registered operational profit of 105 . The Centre will also seek to negotiate afresh with banks to take over a portion of debt . A consortium of lenders crore in 2015-16.The airline is showing signs of revival operationally. as equity in the airline even as such negotiations in the past have failed its debt in exchange of equity. had earlier rejected Air India's proposal to waive off a part of