Withdrawl of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Policy U.S. President Donald Trump has put another category of immigrants in legal limbo. Nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. now face the possibility of losing their jobs, driver’s licences and university seats and even of being deported to a country that was not their home. What... Continued.
The external affairs ministry announced Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a priest from Kottayam in Kerala who was kidnapped by Yemeni militants from a charity home in Aden has been released. He was released after one year in captivity. Oman to the rescue The official statement came from the Omani government which said that the priest was... Continued.
An innovation to keep unruly passengers in check- No Fly List The Centre’s decision to put unruly air passengers on a no-fly list ranging from three months to a lifetime, depending upon the gravity of the offence, is stringent but welcome. The list will be maintained by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, and be... Continued.
Issue of Rakhines still continues The Rohingya has been called the most persecuted people in the world – at this moment in time – and are denied Myanmarese citizenship. Physical violence against them is common, with hundreds killed and thousands of houses belonging to them burned down since 2012. One hundred thousand people, Buddhists and... Continued.
What if Kim tests again? Options before Trump, and their downsides (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS Mains Paper II)
While no provocations from North Korea were reported on September 9, its founding day unlike that date in 2016, when Pyongyang conducted its fifth nuclear test American officials continue to scramble to decide how they should react if the North Koreans demonstrate without doubt that they can reach the American territory of Guam, or even... Continued.
Successful Flight Test of 3rd Generation Anti Tank Guided Missile – NAG (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS Mains Paper III)
India’s indigenously developed 3rd generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), Nag has been successfully flight tested twice by DRDO against two different targets in the ranges of Rajasthan. The ATGM Nag missile has successfully hit both the targets under different ranges and conditions with very high accuracy as desired by the Armed Forces. About ATGM-... Continued.
Rowdy Behaviour leads to No-Fly List The Union government announced that Air passengers can now be banned for a lifetime for unruly behaviour on flights by both domestic and foreign airlines. The unruly passenger will be put on a no-fly list, which will be made public and maintained by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation... Continued.
Modi gives call to respect Myanmar’s integrity (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS Mains Mains Paper II)
Concerns over extremist violence in Rakhine India shares Myanmar’s concerns over “extremist violence” in the Rakhine State, from where 1,25,000 Rohingya has fled to Bangladesh, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging all stakeholders to find a solution that respects the country’s unity. It was important to maintain the security and stability of the land and... Continued.
Modi and Xi flag ‘forward looking’ ties after the close of the Doklam crisis (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS Mains Paper II)
Aftermath of BRICS Summit India and China decided to open a new “forward looking” round of engagement, anchored by fresh mechanisms to ensure calm at the borders. With the recently resolved tense standoff between India and China in the Sikkim sector as the touchstone, visiting Prime Minister NarendraModi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, during their... Continued.
PM’s gift to Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS Mains Paper II)
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi presented Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi a special reproduction of the original research proposal that she had submitted for fellowship at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Shimla in May 1986. The research proposal was titled “The Growth and Development of Burmese and Indian Intellectual... Continued.