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Online retail flip

 77% in home-grown e-commerce firm Flip kart for a sum of $16 billion.
 Walmart has pipped rival Amazon, which is just behind Flip kart.
 China’s Alibaba, with its investment in Paytm Mall
 Snap deal, last year was being linked to a much speculated merger plan with Flip kart.
 Big battle for Indians’ e-tail space, for now, will play out between two of America’s biggest companies.

Pokhran is a city and a municipality located in the Jaisalmer district of the
Indian state of Rajasthan.
It is a remote location in the Thar Desert region and served as the test site for
India’s first underground nuclear weapon detonation.

It’s not about the nuclear deal

 U.S., China, South Korea & North Korea succeed in concluding a deal on the denuclearisation
of the Korean peninsula as well as on a peace treaty formally ending the Korean War,
they would be front runners for the Nobel Peace Prize.
 That deal could appropriately be called a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ( JCPOA)
 If it lays down a detailed blueprint for denuclearisation, with provisions of intrusive
 The only thing that could stand in their way is Iran.
 Demonstrations and protests by Iranian people against the regime.
 Living conditions are difficult.
 Iran did not get the goodies that it expected after signing the JCPOA
 Iran will even more vigorously support the Bashar al-Assad regime in Damascus, in
which it will be joined by Russia.
 The Houthi rebels in Yemen will feel more emboldened
 Peace effort in Afghanistan even more difficult
 Impact on India will be severe- The price of crude is already close to $80.

Getting down to business

 Commercial Courts, Commercial Division & Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts
(Amendment) Bill of 2018 is pending in Parliament.
 The Bill intends to jumpstart India as a sought-out business destination in the world.
 Its objective is to set India at the top of the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ index of the World Bank.
 It aims to create a conducive regulatory environment for investors to set up and operate
 A Bill seeks to make it easier to resolve commercial disputes.
 India recently jumped 30 positions and reached the 100th rank in terms of
‘Ease of Doing Business’ among 190 countries
 Bill proposes to lower the specified value of a commercial dispute to ₹3•lakh from present

₹1 cr
so that commercial disputes of a reasonable value can be decided by commercial courts.
 This would bring down time taken (at present, 1,445 days) in resolving commercial disputes
 The Bill provides for the establishment of commercial courts at the district judge level
 Cabinet note for the Bill says that with rapid economic development, there has been a
considerable increase in commercial activities.

Prelims Focus Facts-News Analysis

 Page-1- Israel strikes Iran’s Intel sites in Syria.
 The Israeli military on Thursday said it attacked nearly all of Iran’s military
installations in Syria in response to an Iranian rocket barrage on Israeli positions
in the occupied Golan Heights, in the most serious confrontation between the
bitter enemies to date.
 Israel has acknowledged carrying out over 100 airstrikes in Syria since
the civil war erupted in 2011.

Prelims Focus Facts-News Analysis

 Page-7- ‘70% of Ganga will be cleaned by May 2019’
 ₹8•000-₹1•,000 crore to be spent, says Gadkari
 Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari said the government will spend ₹8•000 to
₹1•,000 crore this year to ensure that at least 70% of the Ganga will be clean by next May

 Page-7- President hails fighters at highest battlefield
 Every Indian is grateful to you, he says.

Prelims Focus Facts-News Analysis

 SC Collegium to meet today
 Will decide on Justice Joseph’s case
 The five-judge Collegium led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra is scheduled to
meet on Friday.
 India will be a steadfast partner of Nepal, says Modi.
 Visit is the first after neighbouring nation elected new govt
 India studying effect of U.S. withdrawal from Iran deal
 We will take steps to safeguard our interests, says MEA
 There is no place called ‘Indian occupied Kashmir’, says Swaraj
 Trump-Kim summit on June 12

Map Practice

Last Day- Q’s- Answers…
 Renewable Energy Target of 175 GW ( 100 GW is Solar Energy ) is Till 2022.
 Sahara Desert lies in NORTH part of Africa Continent .
 Western Ghat States : Gujarat , Maharashtra , Goa , Karnataka , Kerala , Tamil Nadu.
 Grand Slams of Tennis
 AUSTRALIA OPEN [ Hard Court ]
 FRENCH OPEN [ Clay court ]
 WIMBLEDON OPEN – Oldest one [ Grass Court ]
 US OPEN [ Hard Court ]
 Bismarck of India – Sardar VallabhBhai Patel

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