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27th June 2018 Part-4: Daily News Analysis
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2 plus 1 mechanism

Jatin Verma is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

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

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Sir, Is there common subjects ? in Ese-Prelims(G.s Subjects) & UPSC Civil Service Exam subjects. Is yes, then which one, so that i can solve CSE Questions also.
Pawan Saini
2 years ago
Yes... of course.... Current Issues, Basics of Energy and Environment,Environmental pollution and degradation, climate change is Common among civil services and Engineering Services.
only those ppl knows who has got the course... despite i was unable to get anything in the live class, i watched he session for 3 hours repetedly and then i was unable to understand even a single topic. he picks irrelevant examples of anything
Dhruv Gupta
a year ago
china is taking india with it to make it a asian century bt is it not just a trap to convince india to help them in One Road One Belt initiative.....because prior to thia india is opposing the CPEC...
Jv Sir,"prep. strategy for GS-1 and GS-2" par Saturday ko session kijiyega...given than GS-3 pe bahat haad tak apne insights share kiye hain ..also GS-3 has got much publicity.. :P
How to prepare for GS1 and also how to prepare short notes from dna.
sir @ how could I share the information in telegram regarding DNA
  1. to Page 7 Nation News: Peruva T. N. Assembly savs no to Dam Safetv Bill at thh T. N. Assembly has unanimously adopted a special resolution urging the Centre to keep the Dam Safety Bill, 2018, in abeyance until the concerns raised over the legislation by Tamil Nadu and * other States are addressed. Issue of State's rights The resolution contended that certain clauses of the Bill affected the interests of Tamil Nadu and hecould potentially affect the State's rights on control and maintenance of dams located in neighbouring States. Listing the steps being taken by Tamil Nadu to increase the height of the Mullaperiyar dam to 152 e ar feet from its current height of 142 feet following a SC's judgment, the CM said that the draft Bill, in the guise of facilitating dam safety, would affect the State's prospects in controlling the . Mullaperiyar, Parambikulam, Thoonakkadavu and Peruvaripallam dams. Noting that every State already had a designated body for dam safety, which was functioning in line with the guidelines of the Central Water Commission, the State govt contended that the proposed National Dam Safety Authority and the National Committee on Dam Safety would not be able to resolve disputes over the operation of dams. Though the Centre had proposed a Bill on dam safety in 2010 and sought inputs from Tamil Nadu. the State opposed the Bill, and the proposal was eventually dropped. Is

  2. to Page 10 News: House panel flags stagnation in lending . Parliament's Standing Committee on Finance raised concerns about "stagnation in lending at thh operations" of State-owned banks during a meeting with representatives of 11 public sector banks. The 11 banks are under the RBI's watchlist for mounting bad loans The representatives of the banks indicated that by 2020 they would be in a more stable condition. re he . The banking sector is grappling with rising NPAs, which touched Rs. 8.99 lakh crore or 10.11% of total advances at the end of December 2017. * Of the total gross NPAs, public sector banks accounted for Rs. 7.77 lakh crore Rising frauds . The number of frauds reported by banks increased from 4,693 in 2015-16 to 5,904 in 2017-18. . The fraud amount at end-March 2018 was Rs. 32,361.27 crore, up from Rs. 18,698.8 crore at the e ar k h ent end of 2015-16. The Standing Committee is in the process of wrapping up its report before the monsoon session begins next month. Is

  3. to Page 10 News: Russia-related sanctions to dominate 2+2 talks at thh When India and U.S. hold their first 2+2 Dialogue involving the External Affairs and Defence Ministers and their counterparts, one of the key issues would be questions regarding the recent Russia-related sanctions that have now come up as a key impediment for India's defence modernisation An MEA statement last week said the two sides will share perspectives on strengthening their p re he strategic and security ties and exchange views on a range of bilateral, regional and global issues of The impact of CAATSA (Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act) is still being U.S. Senate had passed the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2019 without any waiver mutual interest, assessed in the military circles even as policy moves from the U.S. have not been reassuring. e ar k h provisions under CAATSA for countries having significant defence relations with Russia No waivers The House version which was passed earlier had allowed limited waiver, which did not find place in the Senate version. The House version allows for waivers for 180 days, provided the administration certifies that the country in question is scaling back its ties with Russia Even this would be tough for India, as it would be extremely difficult to scale down its relations with Russia Is

  4. want te be starting sa . According to indications, the Indian side will firmly place its objections to CAATSA during the 2+2 Dialogue as practically all major defence deals in the pipeline between India and the U.S. would be held up due to this. The Defence Minister had said that India and Russia's defence cooperation is a time-tested relationship. He mentioned that CAATSA cannot impact the India-Russia defence cooperation re e ar k h ent Is

  5. want to he startin to Page 12 World News: 'China proposed 2+1 format for India talks' China is proposing a new dialogue mechanism that would also involve India The Chinese side proposed to Nepal PM a "two plus one" format for dialogue. at thh This is different from a trilateral mechanism Under the Chinese proposal, China and India can jointly conduct a dialogue with a third regional country re he The Chinese initiative is not Nepal-specific. It is believed that the two-plus one formulation is Meet with Xi * During Mr. Oli's visit, the Chinese side made its intent clear to engage deeply with Nepal, and Beijing also said that China-Nepal ties would be docked with India's shared interests as well flexible and can be applied to any other country in South Asia," the source said k h develop special ties with its Himalayan neighbour. ent The Chinese leadership, in fact, made direct reference to the April Wuhan informal summit, which ,u, has begun to have a cascading impact on the region. The Chinese made it clear that they were not interested in pursuing a zero-sum approach with Nepal In fact, the hosts spoke about the Wuhan informal summit between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, including the discussion between the two leaders on achieving greater regional cooperation, which covered connectivity Is

  6. During Mr. Oli's visit, it had become evident that China was inclined to fulfill its ambitious agenda with Nepal gradually, after ensuring that such steps were in sync with India's interests. Analysts say, that the Nepali side has understood the "big picture", appreciating that China is keen 8 to build bridges with India, as Beijing's friction with the U.S. under the Trump administration begins to mount. Besides, bringing India on board is essential for enhanced regional connectivity, including a trans- he imalayan corridor through Nepal, if President Xi's Belt and Road Initiative is to achieve its full potential

  7. to Page 11 News: India most unsafe for women: poll at thh India has been ranked as the most dangerous country out of the world's 10 worst countries for women, behind Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia, according to a poll conducted by the Thomson The same poll conducted in 2011 had placed India at the fourth place. The findings are based on he India was followed by Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Democratic Republic Reuters Foundation perceptions of experts on women's issues. re of Congo, Yemen, Nigeria and the U.S. _in that order. India is ranked as the most dangerous country, for the following risks: The risk of sexual violence and harassment against women e ar k h ent The danger women face from cultural, tribal and traditional practices Human trafficking including forced labour, sex slavery and domestic servitude. The question on cultural practices targeting women included offences such as infanticide, acid ,u, attacks, female genital mutilation, child marriage, forced marriage, physical abuse or mutilation as a form of punishment. The other category in which India ranked the worst was sexual violence which comprised rape as a weapon of war, domestic rape, rape by a stranger, lack of access to justice in rape cases, sexual harassment and coercion into sex as a form of corruption Respondents included academics, aid and development professionals, health workers, policy makers, NGO workers journalists and social commentators.- Is

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  9. want to he startin to Page 12 World News: "Harley's business will be hit if it moves production' at thh Harley-Davidson had said that it will move production of motorcycles shipped to the EU from the U.S. to its international facilities and forecast that the trading bloc's tariffs would cost the company S90 million to $100 million a year. . Now, Trump has threatened Harley-Davidson Inc with higher taxes and said their business would It was unclear what taxes Mr. Trump was referring to, and why the company might have to pay . Mr. Trump said that, "Early this year Harley-Davidson said they would move much of their plant suffer in a public backlash over its decision to move production for European customers overseas. re them since it intends to maintain production in the U.S. as well operations in Kansas City to Thailand. That was long before Tariffs were announced. Hence, they were just using Tariffs/Trade War as an excuse." > The Milwaukee-based company decided to build the Thailand plant last year after Mr. Trump k h ent pulled out from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would have lowered import tariffs on its ,ur bikes in some of the fastest-growing motorcycle markets in Asia. In January, the company said it would close a plant in Kansas City, Missouri, due to a sharp stay drop in motorcycle shipments. But, contrary to Mr. Trump's statement, it did not say at the time it was moving the operation to Thailand. . Harley said ramping up production overseas could take at least nine to 18 months. It has three assembly plants outside the U.S., one each in Brazil, India and Thailand. Is

  10. to Page 12 World News: Brexit Bill becomes law . A B enacting Britain's decision to leave the EU, has become law after months of debate, the Speaker of Parliament announced to cheers from Conservative Party lawmakers. The Speaker said that the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which repeals the 1972 European Communities p Act through which Britain became a member, had received royal assent from Queen Elizabeth II. heThe Bill transfers decades of European law onto British statute books in a bid to avoid any legal re . It also enshrines Brexit day in British law as March 29, 2019, defined by the end of the two-year . The Bi has undergone more than 250 hours of acrimonious debate in the Houses of Parliament . The government had a tough time getting the Bill through Parliament and was forced to concede disruption Article 50 withdrawal process since it was introduced in July 2017 some power to lawmakers over the final Brexit deal agreed with Brussels k h ent by t Is

  11. to External risks at thh Enhanced supply of export credit from private sector banks, foreign banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) could offset the potential adverse impact on trade credit. Externally, tightening liquidity conditions in developed markets were impacting emerging market currencies, bonds and capital flows. p Firming commodity prices, evolving geopolitical developments and rising protectionist sentiments re he were added riskS e ar k h ent Is

  12. to Page 13 Business News: Reforms in public sector banks have taken a back seat at th RBI deputy governor, in his foreword to the Financial Stability report, said that: o The Centre's initiative to reform public sector banks, begun in 2015 with the Indradhanush programme, appears to have lost steam While the Centre's decision to frontload capital infusion in public sector banks should impart re robustness, governance reforms and market capital-raising appear to have again taken the backseat heat the PSBs. If governance reforms are undertaken promptly, it would not only improve the financial * RBI's decision to put 11 under-capitalised banks under prompt corrective action (PCA) was aimed Monitoring needed: The resulting shift of flows of finance to non-bank sources needs to be According to the Report: performance of the banking sector but also help reduce operational risks. at preventing further deterioration and nursing them back to health monitored carefully, e ar ent 6 state-run banks that are under the PCA framework may see their capital adequacy ratio drop below the minimum regulatory level of 9% by March 2019, if there is no further recapitalisation by the Centre. The gross NPA ratio of all commercial banks is likely to rise to 12.2% by March 2019 as compared with 11.6% in March 2018, under the baseline scenario of a macro stress test Is