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NIAS IAS News Analysis by Bhawani Singh
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF’s) Report ‘State of World’s Children 2013: Children with Disabilities’

It emphasizes on the abilities and potential of children with disabilities, education and development. If the birth of a child is not registered, then official recognition is not granted, exclusion ...

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International Day for Biological Diversity 2013

22nd May: Every year 22nd May is observed as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB). 2013 Theme: It is “Water and Diversity” as UN is observing 2013 as International Year for Water Cooperation. Also all the life sustains on water and water determines the way of life. What is biodiversity? It is worldwide variety of plants, animals and other organisms. It is the backbone of everything in life including life cycle and water cycle. 

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Prospects of regional peace and Pak diplomacy after PML-N win

PM Manmohan Singh congratulates Nawaz Sharif: PM Manmohan Singh has congratulated Nawaz Sharif on his election win terming it ... “The people of India also welcome your publicly articulated commitment to a relationship between India and Pakistan that is defined by peace, friendship and cooperation”. Relations with US: Nawaz Sharif appears to be expansionist in his approach in matters of trade and business relations with US, but protective in matters of sovereignty and security ...

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Asia with China and India, and Brazil in America in the course of new power heights by 2030

By 2030: By 2030, in terms of global power, Asia will move ahead of North America according to a report of US National Intelligence Council, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. In the global economy, by then, China, India in Asia and Brazil in America are going to have special status. Asian rise says the Report could be linked with GDP, population capital, military spending and technological investment.

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World
  • Attack on ICRC Offices in Afghanistan
    Asia – Pacific Water Summit, 2013: Water Security and water-related Disaster Challenges ...
  • Earthquake strikes off coast of Chile - the Pacific Ring of Fire
    Russia takes over G20 Presidency, Putin highlights priorities
  • Conflict exists between Sudan and South Sudan yet they show commitment to cooperation deal

More special forces on lines of ‘Greyhounds’


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Climate

La Nina and El Nino - Their meaning and the relationship between the two

La Nina Year occurs when Pacific Ocean surface water temperatures north and south of the equator are cooler than the average. And, El Nino year is just opposite, when water

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Health

Health

H7N9 Bird Flu: This is a rare form of aviation flu, and there is no known vaccine, recently China has been affected by it. Such matters demand increased health research, public and private cooepration, and global cooperation between the countries.

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Space

Space

Why Saturn does not look that old: Scientists have found out that gas generated deep within Saturn keeps it looking young and hot. Planets become cooler and darker with age but Saturn is much brighter. Researchers have brought out such findings from UK and France.

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Trade

Trade

India and Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan (trioka): Meeting will take place in June 2013 and aspects of FTA plus or Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) which aims to cover trade in goods, services, investment and movement of labour.

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Security
Air
Nature
Politics
Employment
Trading
Bilateral
Onlinetests

A to Z of GS Mains New Pattern

US Presedential Election

NInC Report 2012

COP 11 Hyderabad - Biodiversity

India and International Forums

A to Z of Adhaar Card/Number

Children in India 2012

Pravasi Bharatiya Convention

Monetary Policy and RBI

Direct Cash Transfer Issue

Hurricane Sandy

MCX Stock Exchange

Cyclone Nilam

Insider Trading

Public Economic Sector

Bharat Nirman

National Finance Commission

Syrian Conflict

Russo-India Relations

UNSC and Recent Elections

Sanctions on Iran

India - Australia Relations

Growth - India and World

News Analysis / News Features
NIAS IAS News Analysis by Bhawani Singh

Step after death of Savita Halappanavar: This step has been taken there after death of Savita Halappanavar who died from sepsis or blood poisoning, as she was refused abortion, in an Irish hospital last year. She was refused termination even though she was miscarrying. It brought strict abortion laws of Ireland in global spotlight and criticism. »

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Irish Government introduces bill for limited legal abortions:
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First Webpage Dedicated to World Wide Web itself: First website was dedicated to World Wide Web itself, it aimed at bringing out means to access other documents. On 30th April 1993: It was on 30th April 1993 that European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, made the web browser public domain. Earlier, in 1989, Tim Berners-Lee invented the concept of web, in 1991 he published the first website, then in 1993, by CERN, it (web) was given to world.»
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Internet completes 20 years of its existence:
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Fiscal deficit target by 2017>> Relevance of Adhaar>> Still Challenge>> Falling economic growth>> IMF’s Projections>> 2011-2012 Fiscal Stress>> Fuel-fuelled-inflation >> Marginally strengthening Rupee not enough >> Finance Minister’s assurance yet concerns>> Issue of subsidies > Adverse impact of more fiscal deficit>> Fiscal deficit targets for current fiscal>> Manage twin deficit>> Expectations from Capital Inflows»
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Multi-Facet Analysis of Fiscal Deficit (Reduction) Road-Map 2012-2017:
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Innovations at Centre Stage :

Government of India has already declared present decade (2010 - 2020) as the decade of innovations. Even National Knowledge Commission favoured National Knowledge Network, for which some efforts are already made, and even given knowledge edge to Indian economy. Steps are also taken for National Innovation Council (Chaired by Sam Patroda) and State Innovation Councils. Now efforts are underway for setting up universities in public and private sector for promoting and expediting research and innovation.

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ISON:

This comet called C/2012 SI (ISON) was discovered by Russian astronaut Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok, and in this discovery they used International Scientific Optical Network Telescope. It is expected to be much brighter than moon – around fifteen times. Usually originating from Kuiper belt, these dusty ice balls get dislodged from their orbit. It is expected to be visible in India towards the end of 2013.

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ISRO’s Space Missions in 12th Five Year Plan:

In the next five years – in 12th Five Year Plan – Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is planning some 58 space missions. ISRO is also planning for its Global Positioning System as a part of Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System. To maintain round the clock vigil there is a proposal for special eye-in-the-sky Geo Imaging Satellite (GISAT) which could be stationed some 36,000 km above.

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National/Regional News Glimpse
  •  PM Manmohan Singh’s Speech on Reforms (Main Points) 

    He has drawn comparisons between 1991 balance of payment crisis and reasons connected with the meltdown in some European countries. “Where the money for this has come from? Money does not grow on trees”.

  •  GAAR (General Anti-Avoidance Rules) Deferred 

    These were proposed in Budget 2012-13 presented on March 16th, and these empowered tax authorities to open any deal they suspected was aimed at evading taxes and they have been deferred for a year. There was criticism and pressure in this regard and there was demand for simple, fair and competitive tax regime in the country. This did have a positive impact on the stock market and Indian rupee.

  •  Amendment to and expansion of Right to Education Act 

    Lok Sabha has cleared an amendment to Right to Education Act which aims ate broadening the benefits to disabled children taking by giving them the option of taking education at home. This bill has earlier already been approved by the Rajya Sabha.

  •  Print and Electronic Media Standard and Regulation Bill 2012 

    This Bill is brought by  Congress MP Meenakshi Natrajan as Private Members Bill and it includes both  print and electronic media. It provides for the Media Regulatory Authority  which is to be given wide range of powers under the Bill.

  •  Re-appointment of  Vahanvati as Attorney General 

    Present Attorney General G.  E. Vahanvati who was appointed in the post in the year 2009 for a period of  three years, has again been appointed as the Attorney General. Attorney General  is the first law officer of the Government and renders legal advice on various  matters to the Central Government.

  •  Plight of 31 Percent  of Indians - Suffering 

    According to Gallup Poll by  Gallup Research, around 31 percent of Indian (240 million out of 700 million)  above the age group of 15 feel that they are suffering. In earlier conducted  this poll in the year 2006, this figure was only 12 percent. The poll asked  people to rate themselves in one of three categories – thriving, struggling and  suffering.

  •  Hope for Sanction for Prosecution in Corruption Cases :  The Supreme Court, in a petition filed by Janta Part President Subramanian Swami, which questioned the delay in sanction for prosecution, has come out with two main observations or directives.
  •  Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (Temple) gets Carbon Credit     --

    This Lord Venkateshwara temple has taken numerous steps and earned Carbon Credit.




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International News Glimpse
  •  Taj Arabia Complex  

    It has been unveiled in Gulf Emirate of Dubai with an estimated cost of $1 billion and it is expected to be ready by 2014 known as New City of Love. Though this complex may be housing other structures as well which include Eiffel Tower, Great Wall of China, etc. Even a life size replica of Taj Mahal has also been built in Bangladesh.

Taj Arabia Complex

It has been unveiled in Gulf Emirate of Dubai with an estimated cost of $1 billion and it is expected to be ready by 2014 known as New City of Love. Though this complex may be housing other structures as well which include Eiffel Tower, Great Wall of China, etc. Even a life size replica of Taj Mahal has also been built in Bangladesh.

  •  US Prescriptions to Pakistan   US has asked Pakistan to do more to check terrorism proliferating from its soil. US accepts that Lashkar-e-Taiba chief was principle architect of 2008 Mumbai attacks and has asked Pakistan to do more for ensuring his arrest and conviction. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Pakistan should do more and ensure that its territory is not misused as “launching pads for terrorist attacks anywhere”.
US Prescriptions to Pakistan
US has asked Pakistan to do more to check terrorism proliferating from its soil. US accepts that Lashkar-e-Taiba chief was principle architect of 2008 Mumbai attacks and has asked Pakistan to do more for ensuring his arrest and conviction. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Pakistan should do more and ensure that its territory is not misused as “launching pads for terrorist attacks anywhere”. Already, US had been insisting that Pakistan (including its ISI) should act tough on Haqqani Network which has become a big challenge for US led forces in Afghanistan. On its part, US has also promised that even after withdrawal of US led forces from Afghanistan US and NATO will be committed for providing support to security and development in the region.
  •  Japan Nepal Cooperation   Japan already is a significant donor nation to Nepal, now it  has come forward with 250 million yen ($3million) aid to help Nepal boost of  its food production including improvement in the fertilizers and other  agriculture inputs. It is also supportive of modernization of election process  there including steps for computerization, and it has given positive  indications to request of Nepal  to build up other kinds of infrastructure including hydropower plants and  highways.
Japan Nepal Cooperation

Japan already is a significant donor nation to Nepal, now it  has come forward with 250 million yen ($3million) aid to help Nepal boost of  its food production including improvement in the fertilizers and other  agriculture inputs. It is also supportive of modernization of election process  there including steps for computerization, and it has given positive  indications to request of Nepal  to build up other kinds of infrastructure including hydropower plants and  highways. From 1960s itself Japan has been providing economic and technical  cooperation to Nepal and main areas of cooperation between the two countries as  usual have been social services, human resource development, agriculture,  health, environment protection, culture and infrastructure development.

  •  World Views on Syria   On Syrian crisis, UN Security Council Draft Resolution called for stepping down of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
World Views on Syria

On Syrian crisis, UN Security Council Draft Resolution called for stepping down of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. This Draft Resolution, asking Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad to step down was drafted by Morocco. But Russia and China are against it, and instead they prefer dialogue to overcome the crisis. These countries even don’t favour economic sanctions or use of military force, as they feel that this may further complicate the crisis. Even one Arab League Report wanted formation of unity government, but even it was opposed to economic sanctions or use of military force. Even