NSA Ajit Doval Meeting Chinese President Xi to break Doklam Logjam

On Friday at the summit of Brics national security advisers (NSAs) in the Chinese capital, Doval met Chinese President Xi Jinping and other senior officials. Ajit Doval National security advisor recently had a meeting with the Chinese President Xi Jinping where they discussed about the related issue, but till now Jinping did not yield any change in their through just because it could end the current standoff in Doklam. However we can assume that the cool off in the recent weeks may give leaders enough time to find a solution.

A Chinese analyst said, requesting anonymity that “the high level of belligerence can be allowed to taper off from the current situation, it provided the leaders enough time to find a solution. But even this is not easy because there are harsh voices prevaling on both sides.”

A slight light of improvement was there in the situation that prevailed after Chinese leaders insisted for weeks that there could be no meaningful dialogue until Indian troops withdraw from their positions at the disputed site in Doklam.

Chinese analyst said that there is little possibility of Xi going back of their troops on the demand that Indian troops must withdraw ahead of the celebrations of the 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army on August 1.

North Korea and has hugely increased its military presence fearing some dangerous moves from Pyongyang, as China also faces a risky situation on its border.The Chinese leader explained that tha ship got away by imposing an air flight control zone over islands disputed with Japan and creating artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea despite US resistance. This is why it is very is difficult for the government to explain India’s refusal to budge an inch in Doklam.

Both Doval and the Chinese leaders stuck to the agenda of the security dialogue of Brics countries which brought all the top security officials together from the member countries in front of media. Doval said that Brics should play a bigger role in international affairs,who also joined other security officials in calling on Xi. They need to deal with a section of hawkish Communist Party over wise it will become a matter of issue which can cause domestic political problem for China’s leaders, the Doklam members demanding action to “push back” Indian troops, sources said.

This is happening ahead of a crucial party congress that will elect the leaders to top positions later this year. From the meeting it was very much clear that both the countries, India and China want to keep the discussion on the Doklam stand-off restricted to the bilateral area instead of making it an issue and requiring the attention of Brics. In his speech, Doval said the Brics countries should show “leadership in countering terrorism”. The Chinese president said about the five countries in Brics were faced with

  • Complex international political
  • Economic security situation

They should communicate more on the following things:

  • Financial cooperation
  • Cultural exchanges
  • Security issues

The meeting can result in apositive response as the focus was on the “strategic issues of regional and global importance” while focusing on “areas where we have consensus”, he said.

FYJC 3rd List Merit 2017 has Been Released For All Regions

2017 FYJC 3rd merit list has been released today (29 July, 2017) in the official website, the 11th admission 3rd list has been published for all six regions in Maharashtra ahead of the schedule. As per the official update the School Education and Sports Department will release the Round 3 allocation for 5 pm today. The students after release will get three days time to report to the respective junior college for confirming the admission status with the Education department.

Students after release can download their respective results from the official website, students only by entering their roll number and required information can easily download their result.

Every year thousand of students register themselves for the said course and this year the education department is holding centralized seat allocation process separately for six regions :

  • Mumbai
  • Pune
  • Amravati
  • Aurangabad
  • Nagpur
  •  Nashi

There were total 91,670 seats in all the streams across Junior Colleges/ Higher Secondary Schools of Pune. Of these, 44,650 were available for third round, while only 35,173 applicants were found eligible in the round, as per the report updated by Pune region on July 27. The cut-offs in Science stream had dipped, while in Arts, the cut-offs have registered growth.

The second merit list for FYJC admissions 2017-18 was declared on July 20, after which the students were given time till July 24 to confirm the admission. Following it, the status of vacant seats as well as 2nd round cut off was revealed on July 25. The students who got rejected in Round 1 and Round 2 were allowed to correct the Part 1 & Part 2 of their forms themselves as the Department notified that the Colleges will verify their documents. With the publication of 11th admission 3rd list, only one more allocation list will be published by the Education department.

FYJC 3rd merit list will be released, the students have time till 1st August (up to 5 pm) to report to the respective allotted Junior Colleges, as third round allocation will be put on display on 2nd August at 5pm. The students will be allowed to change their options and streams for 4th merit list as the list will be published on August 6.

For more information students can visit the official site as because the detailed instructions have been given by the Education department to clear regular doubts about merit list, admission process and the students are advised to follow them in order to get admission in their desired college.

27th Attack in this Year, MP Mob Targets two Muslim Women in the Name of Gau Raksha

The violence in the name of Gau raksha has been rising day by day. Madhya Pradesh mob a day before yesterday targeted two Muslim women over beef rumour, this was 27th attack in this year for the said issue.

Two Muslim women were being slapped, kicked and abused for nearly half an hour by a mob of cow vigilantes, as police stand by. “Gau mata ki jai! (hail mother cow),” the attackers scream, the onlookers over the incident remained silent without any intervene.

The two women were arrested on suspicion of carrying beef on 27 July, 2017, which is banned, and were harshly treated by the mob. The police later said it was buffalo meat, carrying which is not banned. The women were charged for trading meat without a permit. As per the report – No action was taken against the attackers.

According to the statistical data collected by Hindustan Times shows that “as many as 70 cases of cow-related violence has been recorded over eight years. The attack in the town of Mandsaur in western Madhya Pradesh was the 26th in 118 days on the two women, since 55-year-old Pehlu Khan died after a mob attack on April 1, 2017, bringing the count to 27 cases of cow-related violence in seven months this year, the most in eight years, according to an India database that records such violence.

According to the new national database shows that

  • 97% (68 of 70) of such incidents were reported after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government came to power in May 2014.
  • 54% of the cow-related violence–38 of 70 cases–were from states governed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

The analysis of violence recorded until July 27, 2017 after the relevation of attacks shows that Muslims that were the target were

  • 51% (36 of 70) cases of violence centered on bovine issues over nearly eight years (2010 to 2017)
  • 86% (24 of 28) has been comprised of killed in 70 incidents.

The number of the related case has increased, till now at least 136 people were also injured in these attacks, and more than half (54%) of these attacks were based on the rumours, our analysis of the India Spend database revealed.

The Lok Sabha (parliament’s lower house) on July 25, 2017 said this government statement that the increase in violence related to bovine issues from the last three last years has increased drastically but the ministry of home affairs does not collect data on lynchings. National or state crime data do not distinguish general violence from cow-related attacks and lynchings, so as per the database it is clear that the voilence has been growing.

If we go through the year data:

  • 70 attacks over eight years, 68 (97%) occurred within seven months in 2017.
  •  25 incidents the second-most cases of cow-related violence in 2016.

In nearly half or 49% (34 attacks) of cases reported, police registered cases against victims/survivors–as they did in Mandsaur–an analysis of our cow-related-violence database revealed.

On June 29, 2017, Modi spoke about the centenary celebrations of Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat, said: “Killing people in the name of gau bhakti (cow worship) is unacceptable. This is not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve of.”

“No one has the right to take law into his/her hands. We belong to a land of non-violence. Violence is not the solution to any problem.”

the prime minister said Yes it should be done “No one spoke about protecting cows more than Mahatma Gandhi and Acharya Vinobha Bhave,” He ended the statement saying, “Let’s all work together. Let’s create an India our freedom fighters would be proud of.”

Another Successful Test of a Ballistic Missile Conducted by North Korea

Another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) had been conducted by North Korea. This test has proved its ability to strike America’s entire mainland, drawing a sharp warning from U.S. President Donald Trump and a rebuke from China.

The midnight launch of the missile on Friday was personally supervised by the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He said that, “it was a stern warning for the United States that it would not be safe from destruction if it tries to attack,” the North’s official KCNA news agency said.

“The test-fire reconfirmed the reliability of the ICBM system, demonstrated the capability of making a surprise launch of the ICBM in any region and place any time, and clearly proved that the whole U.S. mainland is in the firing range of the DPRK missiles, (Kim) said with pride,” KCNA said. DPRK is short for the North’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Last year, The North conducted its fourth and fifth nuclear test and has engaged in an unprecedented pace of missile development that experts said significantly advanced its ability to launch longer-range ballistic missiles.

“By threatening the world, these weapons and tests further isolate North Korea, weaken its economy, and deprive its people,” Trump said in a statement. “The United States will take all necessary steps to ensure the security of the American homeland and protect our allies in the region.” China, the North’s main ally, said it opposed North Korea’s “launch activities that run counter to Security Council resolutions and the common wishes of the international community.”

A foreign ministry statement added: “At the same time, China hopes all parties act with caution, to prevent tensions from continuing to escalate, to jointly protect regional peace and stability.”

Early on Saturday, a live-fire ballistic missile exercise was conducted by the United States and South Korea in a display of firepower in response to the missile launch, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said.

All options are on the table to deal with North Korea, said the Trump administration. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that, he wanted the UN Security Council to discuss new and stronger sanctions against the North, the presidential Blue House said.

North Korea said that ICBM aims to reach an altitude of 3,724.9 km and flew 998 km for 47 minutes and 12 seconds before landing in the waters off the Korean peninsula’s east coast.

North Korea has carried out this missile test despite international pressures. The Pentagon spokesman of the US Defense Headquarters has also confirmed it. The European Union has described it as dangerous for the world’s peace. Recently, the US Congress has voted for a strict ban on Russia, Iran and North Korea.

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India's Anti China Missile Can't be Trusted in Fight, CAG Explains in 8 Points

The country’s national auditor said in a damning report that nearly a third of the home-made Akash surface-to-air missiles are untrustworthy, unusable and untested and promoting an operational risk amid threats. This disclosure comes after when a standoff between Indian and Chinese troops is ongoing along the border in Sikkim sector. To be situated in the powerless Siliguri corridor (also called to as the Chicken’s neck), Akash was India’s counter to any strike by Chinese Air Force Fighters. The CAG report, yet, puts an unavoidable question mark on its utility and additionally on the Make in India initiative that looks to trim the nation’s reliance on imported arms.

This is what CAG had to say:

  1. The missiles missed the marked target, had less than the required speed, and there are breaking down of vital units.
  2. Between 2013 and 2015, the missile frameworks were to be introduced at six designated sites (in the northeast). Till date, however, none of the missile frameworks have been installed.
  3. Out of 80 missiles got up to November 2014, 20 missiles were test terminated during April-November 2014. Six in those missiles failed the test, which means 30% of it.
  4. Two of the missiles, however, blundered to even take off. These inadequacies represent an operational risk amid threats.
  5. The life expectancy of a few missiles had been expired by March 2017.
  6. These missiles were purchased at a high cost, yet would remain usable for a less time than their stipulated life.
  7. Also, holding in common works at the sites drove the installation of the missile systems following planned time.
  8. The CAG was likewise not prepared to acknowledge the Indian Air Force’s disagreement that the postponement in the commissioning of missile framework was just not owing to non-accessibility of infrastructure.

The report is a big punch to the missile system and comes after the Army recently indicated enthusiasm for going for the Israeli speedy response surface-to-air missiles (QR-SAMs) to go up against on enemy fighters, helicopters, and drones instead of Akash. On the other hand, the Defence Ministry sources said that the Army has already cleared that it doesn’t require any more Akash regiments following it gets the initial two ordered before for Rs 14, 180 crores, including six firing batteries and hundreds of missiles each. The Army holds Akash territory defence missile systems do not meet its operational prerequisites for protecting its strike corps against adversary air attacks in frontward areas.

From August You Can Use Your Metro Smart Card In Buses

From the coming August and Delhiites will enjoy a new service as now the people from the Delhi will be able to use their Metro smart cards to travel in Delhi Transportation Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses. The Delhi government has started a new project named as “pilot project” under which 200 buses — 100 DTC and 100 cluster ones — will be enabled to accept Delhi Metro’s smart cards.

As per the government official notification, if the pilot project works out to be a successful one, then the government plans to extend the facility to all buses operated by DTC and Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) that runs cluster services.

The job of the metro card is all same its like ‘common mobility card’, on the lines of similar facilities available in the public transport system in cities such as London, Hong Kong and Seoul, was conceptualised in 2010. Previously the project got delayed for the multiple times as it was almost final to be launched in July 2016 but got postponed yet again.

Several trials has been done by DTC last year to conduct the check how the cards would work in its buses. It has also installed electronic ticketing machines (ETM) in its buses to read the mobility card and provide an e-receipt. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Transport (DMRC) officials said the software used by them  had been successfully integrated with the system at DTC and cluster buses.

An official said- “All the modalities for the successful working of the common mobility card have been worked out. We plan to start the pilot project by mid-August,”

Sources said the issue had been sorted out now. The authorities have also solved the issue of sharing of revenue. And if the said issues get hampered then the integration process will be refunded. There were apprehensions that commuters might top-up their cards from DTC and then get a refund from DMRC, which would result in revenue loss for the Metro.

A DMRC spokesperson said that “The statutory clearance has been obtained by DMRC from RBI to make the common mobility card operational. At present, the integration process is in progress with the transport department.”

TNPSC Group 2A Hall Ticket 2017 Has Been Released

2017 TNPSC Group 2a hall ticket has been released, So the candidates who were eagerly waiting for the admit card can now download it, as it has been released in the official website, as per official notification issued online by the Commission says that the exam is scheduled to be held on August 6. the candidates do not have less time to prepare for the said exam.

The admit TNPSC 2a exam has been released, students can download the hall ticket from the official website, Students by entering their roll number and date of birth can easily download their respective admit card. Admit card is must as no candidate will be allowed to enter the examination center without it, the candidates is also refrain from carrying any electronic/ non-electronic device at the exam center, except Pen.

Every year thousand of students apply for the said exam and this year more than 7.5 lakh applicants will be taking the exam, the written exam will be conducted at multiple test centers across 32 districts in single shift and the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission will be going to administer the written exam for filling total 1,953 vacancies under Group 2A Services.

As per the recruitment rules, the posts under Group-II A Services fall under Non-Interview posts and hence the selection to these posts will be made only on the basis of written exam, the official notification (no. 10/2017) in April for filling posts under Group-II A Services through Combined Civil Services Examination-II 2017-18. The applications for these posts were invited from 27th April to 26th May and the Commission received more than 7.5 lakh applications during the duration.

TNPSC Group 2a exam will be conducted as a single paper having 200 multiple choice questions, distributed equally among two sections.

  • Section 1 will comprise of 75 questions under General Studies and 25 questions under Aptitude and Mental Ability Test. While the questions in General Studies will be of Degree standard, the questions in Aptitude will be of SSLC standard.
  • Section 2 will have 100 questions on General Tamil or General English, based on SSLC standard.

The applicants were given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the language part of the paper. The questions on General Studies will be set both in English and Tamil, while the questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in respective languages.

The total maximum marks in the written exam will be 300, as both the sections in TNPSC Group 2a exam will carry 150 marks each. TNPSC has set 90 marks as the minimum qualifying marks for selection for all communities. Based on the minimum qualifying marks, TNPSC will prepare a merit list for final selection to the posts. The selection will be done on the basis of marks obtained the candidates in the written exam and the post option exercised by the candidates while making application.

For more related information students can visit the official website.