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DAILY THE HINDU NEWS ANALYSIS JUNE 2ND, 2017 By Jatin Verma, Educator, Unacademy. unacademy
Page 11: India Russia ink Nuclear agreement e India and Russia have signed the much-awaited agreement on setting up two more units of a nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu and decided to give a new direction" to the defence cooperation between the two "great powers" The two countries also decided to hold the first tri-Services exercises, named 'Indra- 2017, this year and start joint manufacture of frigates, adding to the co-production of Kamov-226 military helicopters. Mutual trust: been unwavering, based on "mutual love, respect and strong trust'
In the Vision document,the two countries called for an end to cross- border movement of terrorists, and asserted that a decisive collective response from the international community without"double standards and selectivity" was required to combat the threat of cross-border terrorism. India became an observer to the organization at its fifth summit in Astana, Kazakhstan in 2005. Since then, India has subtly indicated its interest in playing a more substantive role in the development of the SCO. It was felt by most members, particularly Russia and Kazakhstan, that the grouping would benefit hugely from India's active association.
Benefits of SCO membership to India: Central Asia and Russia are extremely well endowed with fossil fuels, including oil, gas and coal as well as uranium and hydropower potential. India's rapidly expanding energy needs will provide a stable and assured market for these countries. The ground-breaking for the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline in December 2015 was a long overdue step in the right direction. The geographical and strategic space which the SCO straddles is of critical importance for India. India's security, geopolitical, strategic, and economic interests are closely intertwined with developments in the regiorn fossilfuels.includingoil,gas, The geographical and strate gic maoltical, strategic, and economic interests are
File returns or lose registration, NGOs told. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that fail to sub- mit their annual income and expenditure records by June 14 will face cancellation of their FCRA registration, the government has warned . A large number of NGOs, registered under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, are yet to submit their annual returns for five years2010-11 to 2014-15-despite being given a final opportunity to do so. "Last date for uploading annual returns for 2010-11 to 2014-15 is June 14,2017, . Failure to upload all annual returns will lead to cancellation of registration/renewal already granted. . The Ministry had earlier said that starting May 15 and till June 14, all such NGOs could upload their missing annual returns along with the requisite documents within 30 days.
The government is estimated to have cancelled the licences of nearly 7,500 NGOs in last three years after they failed to disclose their income and expenditure statements. Earlier cancellations The government scheme is not applicable to NGOs like Greenpeace, Sabrang Trust, Islamic Research Foundation and 1,300 others whose registrations have been can- celled for allegedly violating various provisions of the FCRA . NITIAAYOG is the regulatory body for Non-FCRA NGOs. Foreign Contribution Regulation Act is implemeted by Ministry of Home Affairs
Page 12:Trump mulls reviving limits on travel to Cuba Among the measures the Trump administration is considering are proposals to block transactions between American firms and firms that have ties to the Cuban military But many senior officials privately agree has been an improvement on the Cold War dynamic [Cuba was lapping upto Russia then]. In addition to the revival of diplomatic relations and liberalised rules for trade, travel and commerce, the new approach has paved the way for co-operation in intelligence- sharing, drug interdiction, scientific research and a host of other areas. A cherished demand for the politically conservative Cuban-American exile community which supported Trump A cherished damand for the policially conservative Cub
US-Cuba relations May 29, 2015 April 10, 2015 US removes Cuba from terror list 014L Obama, Castro hold historic meeting July 1 US and Cuba agree to re-establish full diplomatic relations US, Cuba agree to renew diplomatic ties 2006Fidet Castro hands power to brother Raul 2001 George W. Bush tightens economic embargo HA VANA ATLANTIC OCEAN 1993Collapse of USSR sparks Guantanamo (US) Cuban economic crisis Bay of Pigs 1980Mass exodus: 125,000 Cubans leave for exile in US Caribbean Sea Santiago jkm 100 km 1977 Jimmy Carter opens US interests Section (de facto embassy) in Swiss Embassy, Havana CANADA 1962J. F. Kennedy imposes USA trade embargo on Cuba. Cuban Missile Crisis WASHINGTON AprilBotched CIA-sponsored 1961i CUBA Obama said he felt it was time to try something new and to engage with both Cuba's government and its people. invasion of the Bay of Pigs Jan 1961 Diplomatic ties are severed 960 US-Owned businesses in Cuba are nationalised 1959 Fidel Castro overthrows dictator Fulgencio Batista AFP AFP
e China vows to stick to Paris Climate pact: China will "steadfastly" implement the Paris climate pact, urging others to do likewise as U.S. President Donald Trump was due to announce whether he would keep Washington in the deal But of course, China also hope to do this in cooperation with others. to announce whether he would keep Washingon in the dal e China has been investing billions in clean energy infrastructure, as its leaders seek to clear up the notorious choking pollution enveloping its biggest cities, including Beijing. . Kremlin's reaction: The withdrawal of key players from the Paris climate deal would "complicate" implementation of the pact.
E.U.'s concerns: European Council President Donald Tusk made a personal appeal to Mr. Trump not to pull Washington out of the Paris climate agreement. Mr.Tusk warned Mr.Trump on Twitter against such a move as he prepared to host an EU-China summit designed to fill the void on climate if the U.S. withdraws from the pact. . India's Reaction: This week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a visit to India's Reaction: This week, Indian Prime Mirni Berlin, stood alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel and said that failing to act on climate change was a "morally criminal act"