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Sunday Weekly Review: Most Important News Articles from 28th August to 2nd September
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A quick review of Most Important News from 28th August to 2nd September. Relevance: for Job goers and for Revision

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  1. SUNDAY WEEKLY REVIEW of DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS 28th Aug.TO 2nd Sept. 2017 By JATIN VERMA Educator Unacademy

  2. *Page-7: Saving little rhinos in ooded Kaziranga [G.S.-3: Environment] 28 Aug The Kaziranga National Park sustains a population of about 2,000 Indian rhinos, a mega herbivore and vulnerable species under the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2008 . It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1940, a national park in 1974 & inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 985. . Kaziranga has the rare distinction of being one of the very few places in the world which contain breeding populations of three big cats outside Africa the royal Bengal tiger, the Indian leopardand the clouded leopard Though labelled a list, IUCN Red List is a system of assessing the global conservation status of: species that includes "Data Deficient" (DD) species-species for which more data and assessment is required before their status may be determined -and comprehensively assessed by the IUCN's species assessment process Those species of "NearThreatened" (NT) and "Least Concern" (LC) status have been assessed and found to have relatively robust and healthy populations, though these may be declining List uses the terms "endangered species" and "threatened species" with particular meanings: "Endangered" (EN) species lie between "Vulnerable" (VU) and "Critically Endangered" (CR) species, while "Threatened" species are those species determined to be Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered.

  3. &Criteria for 'Endangered (EN)': 28 Aug A) Reduction in population size based on any of the following: . An observed, estimated, inferred or suspected population size reduction of 2 70% over the last 10 years or three generations, whichever is the longer, where the causes of the reduction are clearly reversible AND understood AND ceased, based on (and specifying) any of the following: -direct observation -a decline in area of occupancy, extent of occurrence or quality of habitat -actual or potential levels of exploitation Q2. Consider the following pairs about parks and rivers passing through them: I. Corbett National Park: Ganga 2. Kaziranga National Park: Manas 3. Silent Valley National Park: Kaveri . Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched? a) I and 2. c I and 3 b) None. d) 3 only

  4. Categorisation criteria for labelling species under IUCN Red List l. Critically Endangered Threatened" species 2. Endangered Species 3.Vulnerable Relatively robust and healthy populations, though these may 4. Near Threatened 5. Least Concerrn be declining

  5. Page-7:Ocean forecasting system unveiled [G.S.-3: Disaster management] 28 Aug The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences here inaugurated the Ocean Forecasting System for: Comoros, Madagascar, and Mozambique at the third Ministerial Meeting of Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Asia and Africa (RIMES), held at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Utility: The ocean forecast and early warming information on high wave, currents, winds, tides, sub-surface ocean conditions cater to users like fishermen, coastal population, tourism sector, coastal defence officials, marine police, port authorities, research institutions and offshore industries of these countries. The system would offer oil spill advisory services, high wave alerts, port warnings, forecast along the ship routes in addition to tsunami and storm surge warnings and help in search and rescue operations.

  6. INCOlS is already providing these operational services to Maldives, Sri Lanka and Seychelles. The Ocean Forecast System developed for the Indian Ocean countries and the real-time data from their territories also help to improve the ocean forecast and early warning system for Indian coast too. 28 Aug Success:Wave surge ('kallkadal') and coastal flooding incident occurred in 28 July to 3rd August 2016 along Kerala and West Bengal were well predicted and real-time data frorm Seychelles were highly beneficial for predicting these incidents, as many of these remotely forced waves are originating from Southern and Western Indian Ocean. Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) is an autonomous organization of the Government of India, under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, located in Hyderabad. INCOIS was established as an autonomous body in 1999 under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and is a unit of the Earth System Science Organization (ESSO)

  7. Page-10:'JAM' will end exclusion: FinMin.[G.S.2 &3:Welfare Indian Economy] Finance Minister highlighted the benefits of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, which has completed three years, saying the combination of the scheme with Aadhaar and the mobile revolution would bring all Indians into the mainstream and would end economic and social exclusion. Definition: Financial inclusion may be defined as the process of ensuring access to financial services and timely and adequate credit where needed by vulnerable groups such as weaker sections and low income groups at an affordable cost. e Objectives of Financial inclusion: To provide complete Financial services encompassing all below: I. A basic no frills banking account for making/receiving payment. 2. Saving product (including investment/pension) suited to the pattern of cash flows of poor households. 3. Simple credit products [KCC] 4. Remittance money transfer facilities. 5. Micro Insurance (Micro Insurance (life and non-life) [RSBY, PMFBY] 6. Micro Pension. 28 Aug

  8. Essential Features of PMIDY: 28 Aug I. Special Benefits under PMIDY Scheme 2. Interest on deposit. 3.Accidental insurance cover of Rs. I lac V4. No minimum balance required 5. The scheme provide life cover of Rs. 30,000/- payable on death of the beneficiary, subject to fulfillment of the eligibility condition. 6. Easy Transfer of money across India 1 7. Access to Pension, MEDICAL insurance products. [?] After satisfactory operation of the account for 6 months, an overdraft facility will be permitted. The Claim under Personal Accidental Insurance under PMJDY shall be payable if the Rupay Card holder have performed minimum one successful financial or non-financial customer induced transaction at any Bank Branch, Bank Mitra, ATM, POS, E-COM etc. Overdraft facility upto Rs.5000/- is available in only one account per household, preferably lady of the household

  9. 28 Aug MTC: Mobile termination charges vodafone Jio

  10. Page-14: Business review: Class action suits ripe for review! 28 Aug [G.S.M.-3: Economy] . Section 245 of the Companies Act lays down that share- holders or depositors can file a suit in the Tribunal if" they are of the opinion that the management or conduct of the affairs of the company are being conducted in a manner prejudicial to the in- terests of the company or its members or depositors." The Act further states that a minimum of 100 individuals is required to file a class action suit. The Tribunal, if it deems fit, could restrain the company from certain activ- ities while also directing the company and the auditor as well to pay damages or compensation

  11. Page-l: Doklam standoff ends as India, China step back 29 August The agreement comes a week before Prime Minister's visit to China to attend the BRICS summit from September 3 to 5. It also paves the way for a one-on-one meeting between Mr. Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on September 4. . At the brief meeting between Mr. Modi and Mr. Xi at the Hamburg G-20 summit, the leaders had decided to give diplomacy a chance. A Re-cap: Study all the passes in the Himalayas: Nathu La, Pir Panjal, Lipu Lekh, Karakoram, Jelep La etc. Routes of rivers like Brahmaputra-its tributaries Prelims] Sharing of River water data sharing was also a casualty to this quagmire In-efficacy of the age-old Special representative mechanism ofTalks was also visible [Mains] Panchsheel Agreement Border Lines-Mach Chan Line etc.

  12. Page-10: Doklams will recur, warn Army officials 29 August The Doklam imbroglio may have been resolved peacefully after 73 days, but military sources warn that the giant neighbours will witness such standoffs more frequently now, unless a more robust border management mechanism is put in place. Army sources indicated that they had minimal role in securing the bilateral understanding involving withdrawal of Indian troops and China stopping the road construction. Pockets of dispute and contested claims to the territory continue to exist. These are due to differing perceptions on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) Way forward:. Noting that the five border agreements have stood the test of time in maintaining peace and tranquillity, there is a need [I] for expanding the confidence-building measures [2] to add more border personal meeting points beyond the six. 3] to have the DGMO- level hotline in place. [4] more visits and tactical-level exchanges. . A senior Army officer said the dynamics along the border are changing and political establishment needs to to engage in a more intense bilateral exchange with China. It is time to brush up our treaties, and work towards more robust agreements.

  13. Page-10: Dera chief deserves no sympathy: court 29 August Concurrent sentences:When sentences run concurrently, offender serves all the sentences at the same time. Consecutive sentences: When sentences run consecutively, offenders have to finish serving the sentence for one offense before they start serving the sentence for any other offense. CBl Court Vs. Normal Court:Just a court is designated to handle FIRs done byCBl only. Similarly, they have a Public Prosecutor/Asst. Public Prosecutor from CBl instead of state prosecution branch... Regular judges get posted to CBl courts just like they get posted as Judicial magistrate/MMs or AS in other trial courts "Faith must be enforced by Reason.... When faith becomes blind, it dies" Mahatma Gandhi. Human Beings have been blessed with the power of reason.

  14. Page-l: Rain pounds Mumbai to standstill; no relief in sight 29 August . Urban Drainage system 2015- Chennai Floods Recent water-logging problem in Chandigarh, Gurgaon Solutions: Making the country's metropolis as 'city states,' Since these megapolises have grown many folds in all aspects of urban development they can no more be seen as cities in the traditional sense. Re-development: Is ir feasible in Countries like India? Question. Are Municipalities equipped legislatively, financially and technically to deal with waterlogging problems? Flood control as a subject has no clear cut legislative marking. As a subject it is not included in any of the legislative lists of the country that is the Union, the State or the Concurrent lists. Issues related to drainage and embankments find a mention in Entry 17 of List II of the State List. That entails that preventing and fighting floods is primarily the responsibility of the state governments

  15. Page-I:"Criminalising marital rape may become a tool to harass husbands, 29 August TG.S.M.1,21] Facts of the Matter: [i]In India, marital rape is not defined in any statute or law. Section 375 that defines rape also says sexual intercourse by a man with his wife aged 15 years or above is not rape even if it is without her consent. Section 376B deals with sexual intercourse by man with his wife during separation. 1ssue: Rights activists want it to be made a criminal offence, saying it forces women to suffer the worst form of sexual violence in their homes. Petitioners NGO RIT Foundation, All India Democratic Women's Association and a marital rape victim have challenged as unconstitutional an exception to Section 375 of IPC & Section 376B. The Centre's stance before Delhi High Court: [i] Criminalising marital rape may destabilise the institution of marriage and would become an easy tool for harassing husbands, a position slammed as retrograde by rights activists [i] Supreme Court and high courts had already pointed to the misuse of Section 498A of Indian Penal Code (IPC) that prescribes punishment for husband for subjecting his wife to cruelty. [ii]As to what constitutes marital rape and what would constitute marital non-rape needs to be defined nrecisely before a view on its criminalisation is taken

  16. Page-7:1SRO-opens up satellite making to industry.29 August [Make in India in Science or PPP in Science] The Indian Space Research Organisation has opened the door to domestic entities that can give it up to 18 spacecraft a year starting mid to late 2018 Currently, about eight satellites are being produced in a year for national programmes; a 2,000-kg spacecraft costs ISRO about?200 crore. Present bid is about AIT: The Bengaluru-based ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), which has so far produced about 90 Indian spacecraft, invited single or combined industries to apply for this opportunity e The centre expected to select five or six contenders from this exercise if they are found technically suitable. e Three-year contract ISAC would sign a three-year contract with the finalists, train, handhold and supervise their teams in making its range of satellites at its facility. The first lot of spacecraft from this exercise was expected in about six months from the signing of the contracts. This is also roughly the normal time taken to assemble a satellite.

  17. Page-7: Top court sets aside HC order on riot recompense. 29 August The Supreme Court set aside a Gujarat High Court order directing the State to pay compensation to shrines destroyed in the 2002 communal riots The court agreed with State government that taxpayers' money cannot be spent to promote a particular religiorn . The court expressed satisfaction with the Gujarat government's scheme to pay upto 50,000 as ex-gratia assistance to authorised religious places damaged, destroyed or desecrated during the riots. Endorsing earlier view: A Bench of S.C. said the scheme placed the riot-affected religious structures "on par" with houses destroyed or damaged" in the violence. . Supreme Court endorsed an earlier view of the Supreme Court in the Prafull Goradia judgment that using"substantial part" of the tax-payers' money for paying damages to destroyed religious structures would violate Article 27 of the Constitution. . Article 27 forbids the state from compelling a person to pay taxes for promotion or maintenance of any particular religion or religious denomination.

  18. Page-10: Nasheed flags presence of Chinese warships in Male 29 August . The presence of three Chinese Naval warships on a five-day "goodwill visit" in the Maldives is unprecedented and could indicate Beijing's larger military presence in the Indian Ocean island nation in the future, says former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed. . China-Maldives friendship bridge: He said apart from the warships, it was China's growing influence in constructing major infrastructure projects including the $200 million "China Maldives friendship bridge" from Male to Hulhule island that should be viewed with some concern Strategic infrastructure often does facilitate military use. So it is very possible that President Yameen is offering China more than just infrastructure projects. Maldives High Commissioner to India denied the Chinese warships represented a significant shift in Maldivian policy, citing a previous occasion in 2014, when the PLA's naval supply ship rushed to Male with fresh water supplies during a treatment plant collapse. India too had sent in tonnes of water and filtration equipment on two naval warships then. . India maintains silence: Significantly, India has made no statement on the development, in contrast to the critical comments made when Chinese submarines docked in Colombo harbour in 2014.

  19. Page-I : Chinese telecom products vulnerable, says Mehrishi. 31-August Outgoing Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said that the government has raised red flags regarding the use of Chinese equipment in telecom and other sectors but this was not going to impact investment On Chinese telecom products: About two years ago, various telecom giants were sensitised about the vulnerability of equipment and products imported from China. On the situation in Jammu and Kashmir Alienation among Kashmiris" was more of a Delhi media concept and the real issues were terrorism and radicalisation. Separatists should not be referred to as leaders as they treat Kashmir as a "business proposition Their children study in the best schools and they have bought palatial properties,While they On Article 35A: lt provides special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of J&K and Pakistan inspires terrorists and stone-throwers Terrorists are being funded from Pakistan Their credibility has taken a hit after NIA raids deprive the Kashmiris of a better future, they treat the issue as a business proposition. bars non-residents to buy properties and apply for jobs in the State.

  20. Page-l: Aadhaar can be linked to schemes by December 3l: Centre to SC 3 1-August Issue: The petitioners have challenged [althe deadline of Sept. 30 for linking Aadhar in order to avail the benefits under welfareschemes [blvalidity of 17 government notifications which insist on Aadhaar to partake of welfare programmes The notifications issued by various Ministries under Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act require beneficiaries to link their numbers. Centre's response:The Centre informed the Supreme Court that the deadline for linking Aadhaar to access various social welfare schemes and benefits had been extended from Sept 30 to Dec. 3l On Constitutionality of the Aadhar act: The petitioners argue that mandatory requirement ofAadhaar for these schemes "constrict rights and freedoms which acitizen has long been enjoying unless and until they part with their personal biometric information to the government. Aadhaar Act is contrary to the Concept of Limited and Accountable Government. Collection of biometric data including fingerprints and storing it in a central repository puts the state in an extremely dominant position in relation to the individual citizen.

  21. Page-:Consumer is king if new law gets nod, 3 1-August The new Consumer Protection Bill 2016 seeks to replace CPA, 1986. . The new law has provisions for Product Liability, which was unheard in India i.e. provisions to sue a manufacturer for not giving adequate instructions of correct usage to prevent any harm or any warning regarding improper or incorrect usage. Under the new draft: A flyer can sue an airline seeking not just reimbursementfor a missed flight but also compensation for any important event or meeting he or she missed because the flight was cancelled at last minute. The consumer can lodge a complaint from anywhere unlike the existing law under which a consumer had to register the complaint at the same place from where she purchased the product. Further, unlike the 1986 law, the complainant need not be accompanied by a lawyer. At any point, if the manufacturer and the complainant arrive at compromise through mediation process, the latter can withdraw the complaint. An investigative body, the Central Consumer Protection Authority, will be set up on the lines of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

  22. Page-13 Business: Higher GST cess on luxury cars. SUVs gets Cabinet nod 31-Aug Issue: After the implementation of GST, prices of vehicles had substantially come down, whereas smaller vehicles remained untouched . Now, as a remedial step Luxury cars and SUVs would become more expensive with the Union Cabinet approving an ordinance to raise the maximum compensation cess that can be levied over and above the 28% GST on such cars, from 15 % to 25%. . The Cabinet has approved an amendment to the CGST (Compensation) law in pursuance of the GST Council's last meeting . However, these changes will not come into effect immediately. The final decision of whether the cess should be raised, and by how much, will be taken by the GST Council, whose next meeting is on September 9 Reason: Progressive Taxation structure The object of any taxation policy can't be that its impact is that luxury becomes cheaper and an essential item becomes more expensive. If at all relief has to be given, it is to be given to a common man's item rather than a luxury item.A person who can afford Rs. I crore for a car can also afford additional 15%.

  23. Page-l : GDP growth slips to 5.7% in April-June. 1 September . India's GDP grew at 5.7% between April to June this year-the slowest pace recorded in 13 quarters or since the NDA government assumed office in May 2014. GDP growth between Jan. 1 and March 31 2017 was 6.1%, marking a steady decline from the 7.9% clocked in the April to June quarter. Of 2016-17 . The gross value added (GVA) in the economy grew at 5.6%, same as the previous quarter but sharply lower than the 7.6% growth in the first quarter of the last year. This is the sixth continuous quarter marking a decline in growth. Reasons for decline: The principal decline is on account of industry, which grew at 1.6% compared to 7.4% last year. . A sharp decline in industrial activity that officials ascribed largely to an inventory drawdown by firms ahead of the rollout of GST from July I Mining activity also shrank by 0.7%, compared to a 6.4% growth last quarter

  24. e.TrendAnalysis across sectors:1 September Service Sector: While the services sector did fairly well, growing at 8.7% compared to 9% in the same quarter last year. Agriculture: The Gross Value Added by the agriculture sector dipped from 2.5% in the first quarter of last year to 2.3%. Even though the crop production side has seen an increase compared to last year, Overall agriculture is marginally lower because of the other elements of agriculture, which is principally animal husbandry. Ecosystem Factors: [Favourable/Unfavourable to Growth] Gross fixed capital formation, which reflect the investments into the country, stood at a four-quarter high of 29.8% of GDP but was still lower than the 31% clocked in the same quarter of 2016-17 Pre-GST Hiccups: Manufacturing appears to have gone down due to the GST impact on destocking. With GST implemented, the curve could turn for the better. Demonetisation: Governemnt says Slowdown in the economy had begun in the second quarter of last year itself, so one can't link it to the impact of demonetisation.

  25. Page-7:'Medical boards proposed to hear abortion pleas' [GSM- 2,3 & 4- Ethics] Issue: Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 bars abortion of foetus post 20 weeks period but in certain cases, foetus develops abnormalities post 20-weeks period. Due to non-availability of any institutional mechanism,Women intending to abort the foetus have no option except to proceed through regular Courts, which is time consuming and it further aggravates the problem with the passage of time. Probable Solution: Permanent Medical Boards A Suggestion by Supreme Court Therefore, the Centre informed the Supreme Court that it has written to States and Union Territories about the court's suggestion to appoint permanent medical boards to provide women, especially rape survivors, urgent access to medical care and to consider their requests for abortion. . Therefore, after writing to States & U.Ts, the Centre now stands in compliance with the court's suggestion, during the recent hearing of a separate case of a 10-year-old pregnant rape survivor, set up permanent medical boards. I September Article 245 of Constitution State List: Entry 6: Public health and sanitation; hospitals and dispensaries

  26. Page-7: Nationwide programme to test all TB patients. I September . September onwards, health authorities will commence a nationwide programme to test every tuberculosis (TB) patient for signs of resistance to first-line drugs. . The new policy, called the Universal Drug Sensitivity Test, will be implemented using a molecular diagnostic test-GeneXpert, a Us-developed technology tool being used worldwide since 2010 Advantages of New Technology: It can detect the TB bacterium as well check for resistance to rifampicin, one of the standard key TB drugs, within 90 minutes. -Conventional tests take at least a day or more and require well-trained personnel for similar results. Benefits of Universal Testing: il Rapid Diagnosis: An inability to rapidly diagnose multi-drug resistant tuberculosis has long been identified as among the chinks in India's strategy to eliminate tuberculosis. [ii] A Realistic assessment on the scale of resistance to commonly-available TB drugs, [iii] Reveal the large number of hidden tuberculosis patients, [iv] Reveal the HIV- TB Co-infection: Numbers of those with multiple infections of TB and HIV

  27. .Page-12:World News- Ranil defends Hambantota deal[GSM-2 Bilateral Rel] Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe firmly defended his government's controversial deal with China on the southern Hambantota Port and said that Sri Lanka would not make its bases available to foreign countries. . At the inauguration of the Indian Ocean Conference organised by the India Foundation the Sri Lankan Premier stated clearly that: [i] Sri Lanka's government does not enter into military alliances with any country or make our bases available to foreign countries. i] Sri Lanke will continue military cooperation such as training, supply of equipment and taking part in joint exercises with friendly countries. SL Prime Minister said in the absence of an effective multilateral trade agreement for the Indian Ocean region, Sri Lanka decided to enter into bilateral agreements with the neighbouring littoral states. This is the only option available. Sri Lanka has already signed an Free Trade Agreements with India and Pakistan. I September

  28. Business Page-13: Low base in sectors including steel, electricity spur uptick Core sector output grew 2.4% year-on-year in July The modest uptick in core sector growth in July 2017 relative to June was driven by a favourable base effect for steel, cement, fertilizers and electricity in July 2017, namely. refinery products, crude oil, cement and fertilisers. The production performance of eight core industries-which comprise 40.27% of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP)-in July 2017 was faster than June's 0.8%, but slower than the 31 % pace recorded in July 201 6. cumulative growth during April-July, 201 7-18, was 2.5%. Signs of"Inventory rebuilding, . Electricity generation registered a 5.4% growth in July 2017 from 2.2% in June 2017 and 2 1% in July 2016. Besides a favourable base effect, this also reflected a slight improvement in industrial demand following the introduction of the GST regime. Coal p July. I September n grew by just 0.7% in

  29. Business Page:Telecom sector: Panel forproviding relief. [Public Sector Versus Private Sector Debate]. I September The Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG), formed to look into the financial woes of the telecom sector submitted its report after over three months of deliberations. It is learnt that the IMG, in its report which had not been made public, had made some suggestions for providing relief to the sector while pointing out that "green shoots" of recovery were visible in the sector. . Telecom Commission The report, which was finalised after discussions with stakeholders, including banks and telecom firms, would now be placed before the Telecom Commission, which was the highest decision making body in the Department of Telecom. . One of the recommendations made by the IMG is to extend the timeline for deferred spectrum payment by telecom companies to 16 years instead of the 10 at present. The Telecom Commission's next meeting is scheduled to be held on September 8 and is likely to take up the IMG report.

  30. .Page-9: SC to hear Rohingya plea for help[GSM-2: Polity-Fundamental Rights] The Supreme Court agreed to hear an urgent plea made by two Rohingya Muslim immigrants against the government's proposed move to deport their 40,000-strong refugee community back to their native Myanmar, where discrimination and possibly summary executions await them. Petitioners said the Centre's move to deport them violated the constitutional guarantee that the Indian state should "protect the life and liberty of every human being, whether citizen or not. . If they are deported, they may be executed . Recently, the National Human Rights Commission issued notice to the government on the proposed deportation plan The proposed deportation is contrary to the constitutional protections under: Article 14 (equality), Article 21 (right to life) and Article 51(c) (respect for international law and treaty obligations) of the Constitution despite these constitutional and statutory requirements. .2 Sep

  31. Colombo's apparently slow-paced efforts in taking the projects forward. . An Overarching MoU: The specifics of a host of India-supported development projects in Sri Lanka have been under negotiatio since April 2017, when the neighbours signed an overarching MoU [i] In addition to jointly developing a World War-era oil tank in the strategically located eastern AFFNA KANKESANTHURA RAILWAY&PORT OMANTHAI PALALI AIRBASE TRINCOMALEE A9HIGHWAY TALAI MANNAR MEDAWACHHIYA port town of Trincomalee, India has more recently expressed interest to operate Sri Lanka's KANDY second international airport in Mattala. LANKA MATTALA AIRPORT COLOMBO The southern town is 40 km away from Hambantota, where China has majority stake CHINESE BUILT in a port. However New Delhi has been concerned over HAMBANTOTA INDIAN BUILT

  32. Page-9: Adani, SAAB tie up to build fighter jets.2 Sep [GSM-3: FDI, Make in India] The Make-in-India deal will be contingent upon Adani being shortlisted by IAF . As the Indian Air Force (IAF) gears up to issue a multibillion dollar tender for over a 100 single engine fighter jets, the Adani group announced a collaboration with Swedish defence major SAAB to manufacture Gripen fighter jets in India, if selected. However, the partnership would be contingent upon Adani being shortlisted in the evaluation process Sweetening the offer on the Gripen, SAAB would do complete technology transfer including the source codes" to India. So far,Adani has no presence in the defence sector and no experience in the manufacturing space either However SAAB and Adani officials drew attention to the latter's experience in industrial engineering, system integration and mega project execution capabilities.

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