All India Radio News Summary: 30 MARCH 2018

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All India Radio News Summary: 30 MARCH 2018


  1. India and Pakistan agree to resolve issues related to treatment of diplomats in line with 1992 Code of Conduct.

India and Pakistan have mutually agreed to resolve matters related to the treatment of diplomats and diplomatic premises.

  • India and Pakistan have mutually agreed to resolve the matters in line with the 1992 ‘Code of Conduct’ for treatment of Diplomatic or Consular personnel in India and Pakistan.
  • The Code provides for “smooth and unhindered functioning” of the diplomatic and consular officials of the two countries in conformity with the international laws without violating their privileges and immunities.
  • The Code also says that the two countries should not resort to intrusive and aggressive surveillance and actions such as verbal and physical harassment and disconnection of phone lines et cetera.  

Earlier this month, India had asked Pakistan to ensure safety and security of its officials working at the Indian mission in Islamabad, saying they continue to face harassment and intimidation.

 

  1. The UN Security Council has imposed sanctions on a terrorist outfit associated with the Al-Nusrah Front(Syria).
  • UNSC has also imposed an arms embargo, asset freeze and travel ban on it.
  • The Council’s ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee added Khatiba Imam Al-Bukhari to its sanctions list of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.
  • The group was previously located in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area and as of this month is reported to be located in Syria.

 

  1. The Government has decided to file a review petition in the Supreme Court over the recent ruling on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
  • Recently, the Supreme Court had introduced the provision of anticipatory bail in the Act while directing that there will be no automatic arrest on any complaint filed under the law.
  • Opposition parties have raised their voices that a review petition be filed in the matter.

 

  1. NASA’s InSight

The NASA is all set to send the first-ever mission dedicated to exploring the deep interior of Mars.

The US space agency said that it will launch on 5th of May, a stationary lander – InSight.