All India Radio News Summary: 11 SEPTEMBER 2017

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All India Radio News Summary: 11 SEPTEMBER 2017


  1. Yuva Bharat Naya Bharat – a student leaders’ convention

Prime Minister said, India’s standing at the global stage is rising due to people’s power. He was addressing a student leaders’ convention – Yuva Bharat Naya Bharat

  • He addressed students to mark the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s speech at World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893.
  • The Prime Minister said, there is no better place for creativity and innovation than university campuses.
  • He also said, student organizations, while campaigning for university elections, should give more importance to cleanliness.
  • The Prime Minister added, the 9/11 of 1893 was about love, harmony and brotherhood but the world has forgotten it and remember this date for 9/11 terror attack in the US.
  • He said, the concept of One Asia was given by Swami Vivekananda who had said that the solutions to the world’s problems will come from Asia.
  • The Prime Minister said, the world is now saying that 21st century is Asia’s century.
  • He said, Swami Vivekananda did not believe in sermonising rather his ideas and idealism paved way for an institutional framework through Ramakrishna Mission.
  • He also batted for promoting skills among the youth and asked them to work for a modern India.
  • He said, the world evaluates the country where it is today not what it was 5,000 years ago.

There is no life without creativity. He said, Vivekananda supported experimentation and innovation and his government is working according to the ideals shown by him. 

 

  1. Big defaulters are responsible for higher Non-Performing Assets of banks-Finance Minister

Union Finance Minister said that big defaulters are responsible for higher Non-Performing Assets of banks.

  • He said that recovery of money from these big defaulters has become a big challenge.
  • He said Non-Performing Assets are low, where smaller amount of loans have been taken for agricultural and smaller businesses and even in MUDRA scheme the defaulters are miniscule.
  • Finance Minister said that for the first time, government is taking steps to take these big defaulters to insolvency so that the recovery can be made and that money can be utilised for the growth of the rural sector.

 

  1. The Assam government will provide skill development training to 30 thousand surrendered militants

The Assam government will provide skill development training to 30 thousand surrendered militants. Mission Director of Assam Skill Development Mission said that training will also be given to jail inmates

  • Assam Skill Development Mission has taken several steps to provide training to surrendered militant as well as jail inmates.
  • Altogether 40 sectors have been selected where skill development training will be given.

 

  1. Union Home Minister on Kashmir Issue

Union Home Minister today said, the Centre is ready to talk to anyone who is willing to help in resolving the problems of Kashmir.

  • He said, five Cs – Compassion, Communication, Co-existence, Confidence Building and Consistency – form the basis for resolution of the problems of the state.
  • On Article 35A, the Union Home Minister said, the government will not go against the sentiments of the people.
  • He also said, Pakistan should stop infiltrating terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The Minister added the Centre will run a special tourism drive to promote tourism in the state as terrorism has adversely affected the sector.

 

  1. Recent murder of a seven-year-old boy at Ryan International School in Gurugram

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea of a CBI or SIT probe into the recent murder of a seven-year-old boy at Ryan International School in Gurugram. The plea has been filed by the boy’s father. The matter was mentioned before a bench, headed by Chief Justice.

  • The Supreme Court also agreed to hear a separate PIL, which has raised the issue of lack of safety measures in private schools across the country. One of the bus conductors allegedly killed the boy while trying to sexually abuse him. Two top officials of the school have also been arrested while the acting principal has been detained for questioning in connection with the case.

 

  1. India and Afghanistan exchanged four agreements in areas of health, transport, space and new development partnership

India and Afghanistan exchanged four agreements in areas of health, transport, space and new development partnership. The agreements were exchanged after delegation- level talks between External Affairs Minister and Foreign Minister of Afghanistan.

  • She said, India will continue to work with Afghanistan in its efforts to build a secure, stable and peaceful nation.
  • She said, the two countries remain united in overcoming the challenges posed by cross-border terrorism.
  • Hundred and Sixteen new high impact development projects would be jointly implemented, that would bring socio economic and infrastructure development, especially in the sub-urban and rural communities in 31 provinces of Afghanistan.
  • Prime Minister has reiterated India’s full support to Afghanistan through humanitarian and development assistance in its efforts to build a peaceful, united, democratic and prosperous nation.
  • He said, India attaches the highest priority to its ties with Afghanistan.
  • He also reiterated India’s strong support to Afghanistan in fighting terrorism imposed on that country and its people.

Both leaders agreed that the Afghan peace process has to be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled.

  • The two sides have agreed to strengthen security cooperation.
  • A joint statement issued on the 2nd meeting of the Strategic Partnership said that India agreed to extend further assistance for the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces in fighting the scourge of terrorism, organized crime, trafficking of narcotics and money laundering.
  • Both sides stressed on the need to make the regional Transit and Trade Agreement more inclusive and comprehensive by expanding it both northwards and southwards to connect South Asia with Central Asia.

 

  1. India –Belarus Relationship

President of Belarus will arrive in New Delhi on a two-day visit to India. The visit is taking place as India and Belarus are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. During the visit, the two sides are expected to discuss bilateral cooperation in defence and security, trade and investment, science and technology and people to people exchanges.

 

  1. The UN Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea

The UN Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea after the United States toned down its demands in a bid to win support from Russia and China.

  • Washington has led the international drive to punish Pyongyang after it detonated its sixth and most powerful nuclear device earlier this month.
  • The UN had originally pushed for a strict oil embargo, as well as a freeze on the assets of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

The US Energy Information Administration says, estimates suggest Pyongyang imports about 10,000 barrels of crude oil a day, almost all of it from China.