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  • VETRII IAS STUDY CIRCLE

    CURRENT AFFAIRS UPSC - 2016

    (NOVEMBER - 1 TO 15)

    Main Office At

    Vetrii IAS Study Circle

    F Block New No. 1, 9th Street, 1st Avenue Main Road,

    Anna Nagar (E), Chennai 102.

    Phone: 044 26265326 / 9600124042 / 9840097666

    Branch Office At

    Vetrii IAS Study Circle,

    No:189/1, Meyanoor Road,

    Near ARRS Multiplex,

    Opp. Venkateshwara Complex,

    Salem 4

    Phone: 0427 2330307 /

    9442740307 / 9500122022

    .

    Branch Office At

    Vetrii IAS Study Circle,

    243 Cauvery Nagar,

    Opp. New Housing Unit,

    Thanjavur- 05.

    Cell: 7871169099

    www.vetriias.com

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    CONTENT

    SL. NO TOPIC PAGE NO

    1. Bilateral Issues And International Affairs 1

    2. Polity And Governance 7

    3. Defence & Internal Security 12

    4. Economy 15

    5. Environmental Issues 17

    6. Science & Technology 21

    7. Sports 26

    8. Person In News 27

    9. General Issues 29

    10. Important Articles 31

    Questions 31

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    BILATERAL ISSUES AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

    WHAT IS OF INTERNATIONAL BUREAU OF EDUCATION (IBE)

    IBE supports countries efforts both through direct and technical assistance but also by proving platform to share

    experiences and best practices from around the world and build country capacity to harness technology to

    strengthen education system for sustained improvement of education quality, equity and inclusion.

    News: Recently International Bureau Education (IBF), UNESCO in partnership with Google and in

    collaboration with the UNESCO International Institute of Technology for education (IITE) in Moscow, of NCERT

    in New Delhi, and HRD Ministry organised International forum in New Delhi.

    The forum mainly targets countries which are in plementing the UNESCO developed general

    education quality Analysis frame work.

    REGIONAL COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP

    RCEP is regional free Trade Agreement between 16 Asia Pacific countries including India, China, Japan,

    South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and 10 member ASEAN bloc.

    News: All members of RCEP including India is worried over agreeing to give greater market access to Chinese

    goods without gaining similar returns. Example: steel and other subsidised items.

    ISRAEL PRESIDENT TO VISIT INDIA

    Israel president Reuven Rivlin will visit India in order sign several agreements with a focus on cooperation in

    agriculture, water and education, though other agreements on security and defence cooperation

    were not ruled out.

    Important facts

    In January 2017, India had Israel will mark 25 years since they established full diplomatic relations.

    India is largest buyer of Israeli Military equipment and Israel is second largest defence supplier worth around

    $9 billion. Military and strategic ties between the two nations extend to intelligence sharing on terrorist groups

    and joint military training.

    India-Israel enjoy an extensive economic, Military and strategic relationship.

    India is the third largest Asian trade partner of Israel and two nations are negotiating an extensive bilateral free

    trade agreement focusing on areas such as information technology, biotechnology and agriculture.

    ANTI-DUMPING DUTY ON SOME CHINA STEEL PRODUCTS

    Centre has imposed anti-dumping duty on imports of steel wire roads from China to protect domestic

    manufactures from cheap in bound shipments based on this import of wire road alloy or non-alloy steel from

    China is subjected to anti dumping duty.

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    This initiative is taken by directorate general of Anti-dumping and allied duties after China was exporting steel

    wire roads below the normal value and domestic Industry has suffered material injury because of

    such imports.

    CIVIL NUCLEAR DEAL: JAPAN HAS OPTION TO SCRAP N-DEAL

    India has signed a historian civilian nuclear deal with Japan during the annual bilateral summit held in Tokyo.

    This nuclear deal will help India access to Japan Market apart from Japan India have strong nuclear market with

    France and Russia.

    Indias is first non-member of NPT to have signed such deal with Japan.

    This deal is important for India because it will commit Japans support in civil nuclear

    programme.

    Both sides also signed nine agreements including one on cooperation between ISRO and JAXA in outer space.

    This deal recognises Indias exemplary record in nuclear prudence and it will boost the dipping bilateral trade

    and lift the strategic military and defence relationship.

    An emergency suspension of the deal if India tests a weapon

    China has been hedging against deeper Japan. India ties by investing in its relationship with

    Russia and Pakistan.

    ASIAN MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION 2016

    AMCDRR is adopted in order to implement Sendai frame work.

    AMCDRR is a biennial conference jointly organised by different Asian countries and the Untied Nations office for

    Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

    UNISDR

    UNISDR aims to implement International strategy for Disaster Reduction. It was created in 1999 and

    United Nations secretariat is part of it and works on various fields like social, economic, environmental as

    well as humanitarian fields.

    Important Role of UNISDR in Sendai framework

    Understand disaster risk

    Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk and invest in disaster risk reduction.

    Build Back Better concept meant for recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction

    Refer Sendai Frame Work (from Last Month Vetriis Current Affairs).

    PETRO TECH 2016

    PETRO TECH 12th edition of International oil and Gas conference and exhibition.

    2016 theme: Hydrocarbons to fuel the future choices and challenges.

    PETRO TECH is Asias largest oil and gas event.

    The main aim of conference is to show strengths and potential of Indian Hydrocarbon Industry to world besides

    it also provides a plat form for to share experiences and ideas on various segments of hydro carbon Industry

    PETROTECH 2016 will also include a BRICS Round table of energy Ministers and a round table discussion

    involving select CELAC countries of Latin America.

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    INDIA SLAMS WORLD BANK PROCESS ON INDUS WATER

    News: India lashed out at the world bank over its decision to favour Pakistan on the Indus water Treaty dispute

    process.

    The dispute is over the Kishanganga and Rattle dam and hydropower projects. Therefore India asked

    for a neutral expert to be appointed over Pakistans objections to the projects first.

    Pakistan appealed directly for a court of Arbitration to be set up as it claims India has violated the 1960 treaty.

    World Bank began the process requested by Pakistan under arbitration article IX of the Indus water treaty rather

    than Indias appeal for the permanent Indus Commission.

    World Banks action of going ahead with Pakistans claim had escalated the differences into an international

    dispute.

    JAMSTEC

    Japan Agency for Marine Earth science and Technology (JAMSTEC) signed MOU with India (Ministry of Earth

    Sciences)

    The main aim of JAMSTEC is to ensure research in the field of earth sciences for the benefit of peace

    and human welfare. It will also promote atmospheric and climate research, ocean technology observation and

    also mitigates hazards.

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    FOREIGN POLICY OF A TRUMP PRESIDENCY

    The Trump administrations foreign policy will be of special interest and relevance globally.

    Americas alliance relationships in Europe and Asia will be scrutinised more closely.

    However, American institutions and the American system will constrain him and are expected to prevail over ad

    hoc or impulsive tendencies in the new President. The North Korean regimes intractability and renegade

    tendencies will need careful and urgent focus (the failure of strategic patience with Pyongyang will most likely

    be acknowledged) as also the relationships with China and Russia.

    His more rational and less prejudiced approach to the situation in Syria and Russian involvement in the region

    can be discerned from the campaign.

    POLICY TOWARDS INDIA : His policy and attitude to India is expected to be positive and welcoming, continuing

    the trends and direction in the relationship established over the last decade. His ties with the Indian-American

    community and his general view that India is doing great suggest that he is well inclined to further