- 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.