The Hindu: 17th Feb 2012, Friday

  1. India brokers new deal: Frontpage

Relevance: Track the developments taking place in Maldives but I don’t think there is a need to go in much detail.

2. CRPF female unit: Pg2

Relevance: Can be asked as a 5 marker.

Clue: Know about the nation of Liberia. Do you know its capital city is named after a former US President?

3.Political transition: Pg7

Relevance: India Nepal Hydro diplomacy.
Clue: Know about the Indo-Nepal Friendship Treaty, Mahakali treaty, Kosi/Gandak agreements, Kosi embankment issue, Laxmanpur barrage, Mahalisagar, Rasaiwal, Upper Karnali and upper Marsyangdi projects issue, Susta issue over change in position of Narayani river etc.

4. Paper chase: Pg10

Relevance: A good read on an important issue but not much factual information to keep.

5. World Bank: Pg15

Clue: Know about the functioning of World Bank Group: IBRD, IFC, IDA, MIGA, ICSID. Please note that each one of them have its own mandate.

6. Other potential 2 markers and tidbits: Enrica Lexie incident (Frontpage), Bamiyan Buddha(Pg13), Human Safaris and Jarawas (Pg14), Burhanuddin Rabbani(Pg14), One China policy (Pg14), Amnesty International and Salil Shetty(Pg14), Nitin Paranjpe (Pg16).

I found only these items useful in Friday’s paper. If you could spot some thing more which is relevant to CSE please feel free to post in comments section.

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