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DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS from THE HINDU 6TH September 2017 By Jatin Verma Educator Unacademy
Page-1l: Modi's 10 'noble commitments' for BRICS . Creating a Safer World - By organised and coordinated action on three issues: 2. Creating a Greener World - By taking concerted action on countering climate change 3. Creating an Enabled World - By sharing and deploying suitable technologies to 4. Creating an Inclusive World - By economic mainstreaming of our people including in 5. Creating a Digital World - By bridging the digital divide within and outside our 6. Creating a Skilled World - By giving future-ready shills to millions of our youth Counter-terrorism, Cyber-security and Disaster Management through initiatives such as the International Solar Alliance enhance efficiency, economy and effectiveness the banking and financial system economies 7. Creating a Healthier World - By cooperating in research and development to eradicate diseases, and enabling affordable healthcare for all. 8. Creating an equitable world: BRICS nations should provide equality of opportunity to all, particularly through gender equality.
9. Creating a connected world by enabling of free flow of goods, persons and services. 0. Creating a harmonious world "by promoting ideologies, practices, and heritage that are centred on peaceful coexistence and living in harmony with nature Page-l l: India,Egypt to bolster bilateral ties . Our PM held talks under bilateral set up with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on ways to strengthen bilateral ties. BRICS Emerging Markets and Developing Countries Dialogue: Earlier, during his address at this dialogue which was attended by Egypt, Mexico, Guinea, Thailand and Tajikistan on China's invitation as part of"BRICS Plus" outreach exercise, PM described these countries as "close and valued" partners of India. e India and Egypt have a strong economic relationship and cooperation in areas of security and counter-terrorism. India is the sixth largest trading partner of Egypt India's imports from Egypt were worth $1.74 billion during the 2014-15.
Page-Il:Japan wants to develop missiles Japan faces an unprecedented threat to its existence after North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb three days ago. . Japan sent out a strong message indicating that Japan is considering acquiring long-range missiles, revising its post-war pacific stance as its national security environment has been drastically changed since the crisis in the Korean peninsula escalated Under the present conditions, Japan may consider acquiring Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles [ICBM] and cruise missiles to deal with the threat that we are facing . The upcoming visit of Mr.Abe to India is significant in view of the tension in the India-China border. Mr. Kawai welcomed the end of the stand-off at Doklam and said, "Military disengagement at Doklam is a positive move and China has indicated its willingness to be engaged in peaceful negotiation of issue:s. Upcoming Abe-Modi talks on Railways and Infrastructure are significant in this light Mr.Abe will probably visit India between September 12-14 where he will hold bilateral discussions with Prime Minister and attend a ceremony to start a high-speed railway project. The Abe-Modi talks will provide the first major opportunity for Japan to share its concerns on the North Korean developments with India.
Analysis: Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security Wavering support of U.S. In February 2017,U.S. defence secretary reaffirmed America's commitment to its mutual defence treaty with Japan when he met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. Jim Mattis, on his first trip since taking over the Pentagon,appeared eager to reassure Japan of U.S. resolve, after a 2016 election campaign in which Trump suggested both South Korea and Japan were benefiting from a U.s. security umbrella without sharing enough of the costs. e Mattis said provocations by North Korea, which is advancing its nuclear weapons and missile programs, left no room for doubt about U.S. commitment.It was similar to a message he delivered over the past two days in South Korea. Article 5 obliges the United States to defend territories under Japanese administrative control. "Leaders of the World shall not behave like Dealers of Security"
Page-11: Modi in Myanmar on first bilateral visit. Agenda: India and Myanmar will look at strengthening existing cooperation in areas of security and counter-terrorism, trade and investment, infrastructure and energy, and culture. Both countries will review developments in bilateral ties with a focus on "extensive" programme of development cooperation and socio-economic assistance India is undertaking in Myanmar PM will pay a visit to the famed heritage city of Bagan, where the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has done a stellar work" in renovating the Ananda Temple. The ASI will be undertaking further restoration work on a number of pagodas and murals that were damaged in an earthquake last year Mr. Modi had visited Myanmar in 2014 to attend the ASEAN-India Summit. . The Myanmarese President and Ms. Suu Kyi had visited India last year. Myanmar is one of India's strategic neighbours and shares a 1,640-km-long border with a number of northeastern states including militancy-hit Nagaland and Manipur
Page-11: Rohingya illegal immigrants: MoS Home A day after the Supreme Court asked the government to explain why it wants to deport Rohingya,Union Minister of State for Home said "Rohingya are illegal immigrants and need to be deported as per law. Amnesty's appeal to PM The human rights organisation Amnesty International said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should "use his visit to urge the Myanmarese authorities to protect civilians and allow humanitarian aid to the affected areas "As a historic friend of Myanmar, India can play an important role in defusing tensions and saving civilian lives...."
. Page-11: Panel appointed CVC by consensus, SC told A PIL petition filed by NGO, Centre for Integrity, Governance and Training in Vigilance Administration in 2015 challenging the appointments as "arbitrary, illegal and in violation of the principle of institutional integrity." The Centre told the Supreme Court that K. V. Chowdary was appointed Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), the chief of the country's top anti-corruption body, with the "unanimous consensus" of a high-profile committee led by the Prime Minister in June 2015. Attorney-General submitted that the track records of both Mr. Chowdary and T.M. Bhasin, one of the two vigilance commissioners at the Central Vigilance Commission, were vetted before their appointments S. was appointed the CVC on june 6. 2015,hic Bhaintook charge as the VC on AG further questioned the powers of the judiciary to review the appointments made unanimously by the PM committee, which also includes the Leader of the Oppositionand the Home Minister. The Bench responded that it did not, at this point, want to go into the "realm of merits of the candidates", but simply wanted to see whether the eligibility criteria were fulfilled at the time of appointments S.
. 2011 P.IThomas Case: CVC appointment issue: . Even in 2011, CJI had asked the petitioner whether the Leader of the Opposition could be given veto power in the appointment of the CVC, Petitioner said the purposive interpretation would be that there should be unanimity in the choice of the person as otherwise the whole purpose would be meaningless and the government would always go by the majority opinion. . He said if there was no unanimity, the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister could give reasons as to why the Leader of the Opposition was opposing a particular candidate and whether it was for any extraneous considerations. . The government appointed PJ Thomas as CVC despite dissension by the then LoR, who was one of the three members in the high-powered committee. . Back then, the primary issue was:Credibility & integrity of the Appointee This time the issue i: Can leader of Opposition exercise a veto in the appointment of CVC
Guidelines framed in 2011 for CVC appointment: I. For future appointments to the CVC's post, candidates should not be restricted to civil servants alone and that people of impeccable integrity from other fields should also be considered Broadly highlight complete Annual Confidential Report, dossiers and CVs in case of government servant. The upper age limit of the candidate is understood to have been fixed at 61 years, with 33 years of experience in case of government officials. It has been proposed that a detailed note of applications received and rejected and the short-listing criteria also be put up before the final selection committee. Committee members who dissent or over-rule dissent must explain their reasons. Any relevant information should not be withheld from the selection committee. 2. 3. 4. 5.
. Thel9 Round of the Trade Negotiating Committee-technical level talks were held in Hyderabad in July. India is learnt to be upset that other RCEP nations seem to be focused more on extracting as much binding commitments as possible on eliminating tariffs to open up goods trade instead of sticking to the RCEP 'Guiding Principles and Objectives' which state that the "negotiations on trade in goods, trade in services, investment and other areas will be conducted in parallel to ensure a comprehensive and balanced outcome. India will "talk tough and state that any more discussions" on opening up goods trade will be only after ensuring that negotiations on services trade liberalisation "catch up" with talks on goods trade. India is keen that in return for agreeing to open up goods trade (where most RCEP nations have an advantage), other member nations must commit to substantial liberalisation of services trade - including on easing norms on movement of professionals and skilled workers across borders for short-term work.
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