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Europe is shutting its doors on migrants, numbers prove that

Europe is shutting its doors on migrants, numbers prove that

Europe is shutting its doors on migrants, numbers prove that

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations migration agency, in its most recent publication that the number of immigrants and refugees who have entered Europe by sea has experienced a drastic reduction in the year.

Data collected by the agency up to June 11 indicate that 73,189 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2017. The corresponding figure for January-June 11 of last year was 2.11 434 – nearly three times the number of this year.

The deepening of anti-immigrant sentiments and refugees after the terrorist attacks in many European countries can be attributed to the drastic reduction.

Britain has seen three terrorist attacks in the past four months, killing dozens of people. There have been two major terrorist attacks in France and Sweden in 2017.

The series of terrorist attacks in Europe, which began with the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris in January 2015, continued unabated in France, Britain, Germany, Belgium and other European countries. And in many of these attacks, migrants, refugees and their dependents were involved.

2015: year of crisis
In terms of movement of migrants and refugees, 2015 was a year of crisis that has seen more than a million countries like Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Nigeria, are trying to enter Europe. According to the European Union (EU), there were 13,211,560 asylum applications in 2015.

The wave of immigrants and refugees in 2015 said that the biggest wave of human crisis since World War II creates pressure in many European countries, especially the smaller and economically weaker.

Although hostile signs were initially visible, such as Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic great reluctance, the European Commission has established a plan to distribute and to move refugees from Member States and sets the deadline of September 2017.

But so far only 21 000 asylum seekers have been relocated, although the EU threatens legal action against countries in difficulty.

Reported numbers
Combined with the terrorist incidents attributed to migrants and refugees and a long increase in hostility, 2016 experienced a sharp decline with 3,64,000 asylum seekers in Europe.

Many European countries have erected fences to prevent migrants. The Balkan route was closed. The EU has made an agreement with Turkey to control and block the road to the Aegean Sea, the main route taken by asylum seekers to reach Europe through Greece.

Turkey, which was the gateway of Syrian immigrants to enter Europe, has sealed its border with Syria.

2017, it seems, following the trend of last year. During the first six months of the year, just over 70 000 asylum seekers arrive in Europe via the sea and in this case the number for the whole year is likely not to exceed 1 50 000.

The emergence of leaders of the right and extreme right in several European countries and governments hostile to migrants and refugees has aggravated the crisis.

France’s far-right politician Marine Le Pen has become the leading political opposition in the country with 34% of the votes in the last presidential election. In particular, the far right in France was almost non-existent until a few years ago.

Le Pen is a strong critic of immigration. Germany’s extreme right-wing leaders called compost asylum seekers, while British PM Theresa May has shown no particular interest in the welfare of refugees.

Similarly, across the Atlantic, President Donald Trump has always had a strong anti-immigration voices and tried to detain migrants and refugees who come to the United States.

Panama’s business chiefs Juan Carlos Varela hope for big return from new ties to Beijing

Panama’s business chiefs Juan Carlos Varela hope for big return from new ties to Beijing

Panama’s business chiefs Juan Carlos Varela hope for big return from new ties to Beijing

Today applauded the decision of the Central American countries to establish diplomatic relations with China and hopes for Taiwan, with the hope of deepening ties with a key client of the national naval chain.

Panama’s Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela, Panama’s Business Leaders, Diplomatic Relations, Key Customers, Central American Countries, Taiwan Although the late cost of Taiwan, an ally of various Central American nations, Broad support for the decision of President Juan Carlos Varela will launch its destiny with China.

Today applauded the decision of the Central American countries to establish diplomatic relations with China and hopes for Taiwan, with the hope of deepening ties with a key client of the national naval chain.

Although there has been regret at the price of Taiwan, an ally of various Central American countries, President Juan Carlos Varela has decided to throw his lot with China, whose growing global ambition contrasts with isolationist rhetoric US President Donald Trump.

“I am sure it was not an easy decision, given the long-term relations we have had with Taiwan, but China is a world superpower, the second world economy, the second user of the chain – and we believe this Is a positive development that will lead to more business and investment in Panama, “said Inocencio Galindo, president of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Panama.

The diplomatic change comes as China is trying to position itself as a supporter of the free trade agreement with the “Trump of America” ​​policy, which was elected in November 2016.

The Chinese authorities have also celebrated the news. Wang Weihua, a representative of the China-China Trade Development Bureau and the country’s main representative in Beijing, said several attempts have been made in recent years without success to establish formal ties.

At the end of last year, the most advanced discussions began with Varela’s team, which concluded this week, Wang said, adding that he was involved in the discussions. China is interested in Panama because of its strategic location as a center of commerce and logistics, he added.

“China has made a big bet in Latin America, where it has strategic investments, and Panama, which has no diplomatic relations, the loss of these benefits,” said he was in an interview.

“Now, Panama can enjoy what our country can offer in different sectors.” Almost a fifth of the cargo that crosses the isthmus was last year and China, which seems increasingly to the Panama Canal.

In March, channel manager Jorge Quijano said that China’s state-owned enterprises are considering the development of land around the recently enlarged water channel. A spokesman for the chain said that Quijano would address the diplomatic implications of trade on Thursday.

Taiwan’s economic aid helped support Central America, a region in the United States, which relies heavily on agriculture and the fight against laws and orders. His remaining allies were still in the future through their ties to Taiwan, which China considers a renegade province.

Panama’s chancellor, Isabel de Saint Malo, said Varela had expressed interest for ten years in establishing ties with China. It is anticipated that the move will lead to opportunities for trade, investment and tourism, especially to “export more Panamanian products in China.”

According to Panama statistics, total trade between Panama and China was worth $ 1.1 billion in 2016, or about 12 times the value of domestic trade with Taiwan. China’s exports accounted for the vast majority of them.

Alvin Weeden, a former Panama pilot, said the decision to break ties with Taipei in favor of Beijing should spur business and should have been taken years ago, given Panama’s dependence on world trade and China’s expedition.

St. Stephen’s College sets the bar at 98.5%

St. Stephen’s College sets the bar at 98.5%

St. Stephen’s College sets the bar at 98.5%

The cuts saw a marginal decline compared to last year; Shortlisted candidates will provide an aptitude test and an interview

Colegio de San Esteban on Wednesday announced its selection list for admission to degree programs based on merit. Based on this cut-off list, students will be selected for the next stage of the admissions process, which includes an aptitude test and an interview.

The highest threshold for the general category of university students is 98.5% for admission to BA (Hons.) Economics and BA (Hons.) English for exchange students.

Marginal fall

This is a 99% drop required for BA English (Hons.) Last year and a 0.3% increase in the percentage required for the BA economy (Hons.).

In addition BA sánkte (Hons.), Which was a 10% of the necessary cuts, the threshold for other courses maintained the same or has had a marginal change.

The history of BA (Hons.), B.Sc (Hons.) Physics and B.Sc (Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science) has reduced by 0.25%, 0.67% and 0.67% cut percentages Required for their one increased by 0.33% for the B.Sc program (Maths, Physics, Chemistry).

The university has published different thresholds for business, humanities, and science students with specific “attachments” for certain courses. (See table)

Separate cuts

There are separate accounts for scheduled Christian tribes, CNI of the CNI Diocese of Delhi, other Christians, the disabled Christian person, person with disabilities for subjects and private Urdu students.

The university said it received 24,168 applications for 410 places in 11 courses offered.

The courses offered by the university are BA (Hons.) In economics, English, history, philosophy and Sanskrit; B.Sc (Hons.) In mathematics, chemistry, physics; BA program and B.Sc program in physics, computer science.

Impact on depleted uranium cuts?

Commenting on whether the cuts published by the College of St. Stephen could be an indicator of what can expect cuts that the University of Delhi will release June 23, Gurpreet Tuteja, a member of the university admission committee, said of San Esteban has a selection process in two stages and is a minority institution, so his cut list can not be considered as an indicator of the AU list.

The university has reported that based on these cut marks, the shortlisted candidates for the aptitude test and interview.

“A list of candidates and their talk shows will be presented on the website and messaging forums, on June 15,” he told the university.

The weighting of the points on the qualifying examination, a written aptitude test and an interview will be 85%, 5% and 10%.

The aptitude test will last 30 minutes and will be done the same day of the interview.

The program for the essay must be on the program as the candidate candidate.

The university has specified the type of questions posed in its prospectus.

Candidates who belong to a class of persons with disabilities (PWD) and those who apply through sports fees will be exempt from the written aptitude test.

Sports admissions based on academic merit will be made up of 30% [Class XII note (15%) + interview (15%)] and Sports Awards 70% [certificates (28%) + evidence Of field (42%)]

Half of the seats are reserved for Christian candidates. The university’s first aspirants had to complete the UA’s centralized admission form and fill out the San Esteban application form, as the university follows a different procedure for admission to other universities of depleted uranium.

Leo Varadkar: Doctor and Ireland's youngest PM

Leo Varadkar: Doctor and Ireland’s youngest PM

Leo Varadkar: Doctor and Ireland’s youngest PM

LONDON: Leo Varadkar, a 38-year-old Indian physician, scénarienne history Wednesday made the prime minister openly gay young and the first country of Catholic majority, as promised to build a “Republic of opportunity.”

Varadkar, the prime minister of Indian origin in the country, officially took charge of Enda Kenny as Taoiseach, while the Prime Minister as it is known, after a parliamentary vote in Dublin has confirmed as the leader by 57 votes to 50 and 47 Abstentions.

The former family doctor, who is the son of an Irish nurse and a doctor from India, won the leadership of the Fine Gael party earlier this month. He made his rival, Simon Coveney, the party’s second leader.

Speaking to the Dail (Irish Parliament), after his election, Varadkar said: “I was elected to lead but I promise to serve.”
“The government I lead will not be a left or right because these old divisions do not include today’s political challenges. The government has led a new European centers as we seek to build a republic of opportunity,” Varadkar said.

He then traveled to the presidential residence, Aras and Uachtarain where President Michael D. Higgins gave him the stamps to officially confirm his appointment.
Former Taoiseach Kenny Varadkar appointed to succeed him at the beginning of Dail’s proceedings today, saying he would exercise his function with integrity and competence.
“As the country’s youngest holder of the office, he speaks to a new generation of women from Ireland and Ireland,” he said.

“He (Varadkar) represents a modern, diverse and inclusive Ireland and speaks to them like no other, an Ireland in which every person can develop their full potential and live their dreams,” said Kenny.

After winning the party leadership earlier this month, Varadkar had said: “If my choice shows anything, this prejudice has no restriction in this Republic.”
“When my father traveled 5000 miles to build a new home in Ireland, I doubt he ever dreamed his son would become their leader,” he said.

Born in Dublin Ashok Varadkar, a native of Bombay and Irish mother Miriam, were the Irish Minister of Social Welfare and emerged as the most popular choice since he announced his candidacy after Kenny had resigned as prime minister earlier this year.

Varadkar has qualified as a physician at the prestigious Trinity College in Dublin and was elected first counselor at the age of 24 and took place at the Dail in 2007.
Varadkar defeated Coveney Housing Minister in the race for leadership, which took the two-thirds vote of party members, but lost the most popular candidate in the end.
Varadkar emerged as a gay man in 2015, when Ireland became the first country to legalize gay marriage through popular vote.

In a farewell speech, he gave an interview on the radio, said, “This is not something that defines me. I am not a middle-aged Indian politician, a political doctor or a homosexual politician. Define is part of my character I suppose. ”

His family is from Varad in the district of Sindhudurg Maharashta and Leo Varadkar maintained his direct contact from India, an internship at King Edward’s Memorial Hospital in Mumbai.

His partner, Matthew Barrett, is also a doctor.
“Matt is a very special person, someone who is unconditional on my side, who is always great.This is the kind of person who has made me a better person,” Varadkar said recently.

Lawmaker Steve Scalise Injured In GOP Baseball Shooting; Suspect James T. Hodgkinson Dies In Custody

Lawmaker Steve Scalise Injured In GOP Baseball Shooting; Suspect James T. Hodgkinson Dies In Custody

Lawmaker Steve Scalise Injured In GOP Baseball Shooting; Suspect James T. Hodgkinson Dies In Custody

An angry man against President Donald Trump unleashed a Wednesday morning fire bout of Republican members of Congress while conducting baseball training in a park in Alexandria, Virginia, inflicting Major Whif House Steve Scalise and four Another in a frenzied scene that included a long battle with the armed police.

The attacker, James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old southern Illinois labor inspector, died in the shootout. Two police officers assigned to Capitol Scalise security details were injured.

Hodgkinson, who lived in his van in Alexandria for a few months, had published an anti-Trump rhetoric on his Facebook page and wrote letters in his local newspaper that accuse Republicans of what he considered a program that favors the rich.

The massive shooting, coming in the midst of severe political grudges and a divided country, reverberated through Washington and beyond, while Trump and members of Congress began unity talking for the first time since the presidential election.

Specific legislators practiced Congress baseball game, a charity contest against a Democratic team. The game will be played Thursday night at Nationals Park as scheduled.

Several members of Congress at the Eugene Simpson Park stage in Alexandria welcomed the Capitol police who committed Hodgkinson, including two wounded. One lawmaker said that members of the baseball team were easy prey if the attacker could do so in the field.
. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Mich, a retired army general, said: “If I could win entry to the ground, that would have been a very different story,” he said.

As of Wednesday night, Scalise, La., Is still in critical condition after undergoing surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a hospital spokesman said.

A lobbyist, a police aide and the Capitol Congress also died, while a second agent was hit by shrapnel. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, injured his ankle while helping others cover.

In a televised statement from the White House, Trump has called people to meet and congratulate the wounded officers.

Steve Scalise
Returning Virginia: Most House Discipline Steve Scalise was shot in the hip.
“Many lives could have been lost were it not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol agents who fired on the armed man despite the gunshot wounds in a very brutal assault,” he said.

Trump said he talked to Scalise’s wife and offered his full support to the family of Congressman, calling Scalise a friend, a patriot and a fighter. He also thanked the first responders.

“We can have our differences, but do well at times like these to remember that all those who serve in the capital of our country are here because, above all, they love our country,” Trump said.

Lawmakers and spectators described a horrible attack that began shortly after 7 am when the gunman began firing more than 50 rounds of a military-style rifle and a firearm, leading through the fence .

Scalise was shot with a bullet in his hip as he set the bases at second base, witnesses said. Then, using the pressure group and were affected, while the armed man moved methodically around the fence and the top of the plate. While Scalise was dragging the ground, leaving a trail of blood, the armed man entered a canoe, where several people were hiding.

Members of Congress stated that police officers emerged from the Capitol to the canoe, firing shots. A woman who was walking her dog heard an official shout, “Drop the weapon,” before the gunman shot himself and fell to the ground.

“House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Has said that officers” came out in the heat to get the fire. The shooter went to the booth where the members were, and were able to shoot him.

Giant flying turkey once roamed Australia

Giant flying turkey once roamed Australia

Giant flying turkey once roamed Australia

SYDNEY: A giant turkey and also a large kangaroo fly once populated Australia, palaeontologists said Wednesday, after a fossil and bone analysis across the country revealed five of the extinct bird species.

A team from Flinders University in South Australia said they were all generous members Malleefowl and bush shrubs.

Birds in megapode lived during the Pleistocene era, between 1.6 million and 10,000 years, along with other giants of Australian animals such as Diprotodon, marsupial lions and short-faced kangaroos.

Scientists initially thought that the fossil, first encountered in the 1880s represented an old bird, but closer examination has led them to conclude that they belong to five different species.

Among them, a turkey weighing up to eight kilograms (17 pounds) and exceeding a gray kangaroo, which can reach 1.3 meters (4 feet 3 inches) – four times larger than modern chicken.

“These results are quite remarkable because we are told that more than half of Australian megapotides were turned off during the Pleistocene, and they did not even notice until now,” said researcher Elen Shute.

“We compared the fossil described in 1880 and 1970 with recently found specimens, and with the benefit of new fossils, the differences between species became very clear.”

Newly discovered birds are divided into two categories: “large” that had turkeys, long, thin legs and “nuggetty hens”, which had short legs and broad body.
Unlike many large extinct birds like the Dodos, these megapods were not flying.

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While large and bulky, long and strong bones showed all of them could fly and probably roosted in the trees, unlike their modern cousins ​​who build mounds to incubate their eggs.

Two new species of Thylacoleo caves on the vast plain of Nullarbor in Australia, which were a treasure since its discovery 15 years ago.

“So far, Thylacoleo caves have produced seven new species of kangaroo, the frog, two giant cuckos, and now two new megapods,” said Professor Flinders Gavin Prideaux.
“The closer we get, the more we keep finding.”

Bank Audit Sundries and Suspense Accounts

  • In case of stationery and stamps the auditor should check the control on custody and issue of stationery items, stamps The auditor should review the process and registers for the same. Stationery items will also include Term deposit receipts drafts, pay orders, cheque books, traveler cheques, Gift Cheques etc.
  • The auditor should offer the suggestions for better control in maintenance and use of stationery.
  • The instances of lost or missing stationery should also be mentioned in the report.
  • In case of Sundries and Suspense Accounts, the auditor should obtain the details of agewise analysis of pending entries in the account, inquire about reason for entry being pending for unreasonable period and assess the position of recoverability of the amount. The auditor should exercise his judgment about making necessary provision against such amounts.
  • In case any unusual items are notices while perusing the account, the auditor should report the same.
  • The auditor should not restrict his checking only to the pending entries, but he should also look into the entries which are squared off during the audit period.

Liabilities – Deposits

  • A deposit accepted from the public is a liability for the bank. Inoperative deposit accounts could be viewed as one of the fraud prone areas. Therefore, there are certain guidelines for operations in inoperative accounts. The auditor should see whether operations in inoperative accounts are carried out as per the guidelines issued. In case the guidelines are not followed, the details of deposits should be given name of the party, the amount due, the due date, the nature of the deposits etc.
  • The auditor should also review the deposit accounts both operative and inoperative to find out whether there are any unusual large movements (whether increase or decrease) in the aggregate deposits held at the year end. In such situation, the explanation from the branch management should be obtained. The movements without proper explanation should be reported in LFAR.
  • The auditor should obtain a list of overdue/ matured deposits at the end of the year. The amount of overdue/matured deposits should be mentioned in LFAR.

Other Liabilities – Bills payable, Sundry Deposits etc.

  • The auditors should obtain age wise details of pending entries in bills payable, sundry Deposits Accounts from the branch management.
  • The details obtained should be scrutinised to find out whether there exists any unusual items or material withdrawal/debits; The auditor should take appropriate view on such items.

Contingent Liabilities

  • The auditor should see that there exists a system which gives a reasonable assurance that all contingent liabilities are identified and properly disclosed.
  • The auditor should mention the list of major items of contingent liabilities (Other than constituent’s liabilities such as guarantees, Letters of Credit, acceptances, endorsements, ) not acknowledged by the branch.
  • The auditor should also obtain representation from branch management that all contingent liabilities have been disclosed and that the disclosed contingent liabilities do not include any contingencies which are likely to result in a loss and which therefore, require consequent adjustments of assets and liabilities.

Profit and Loss Account

  • The auditor should review the system at the branch to compute the discrepancy in interest, discounts or commission and for timely adjustment thereof. The Auditor should see the guidelines of controlling office in this regard.
  • The interest and commission should be checked on test check basis to find out whether there exists proper system to compute them correctly.
  • The income recognition Norms issued by the RBI should be followed at the branch. The auditor should report any deviation in that regard.
  • The report should also mention whether there is a system to estimate and provide interest accrued on the overdue/matured deposits.
  • The auditor should carry out the analytical procedure to find out whether there are any divergent trends in major items of income or expenditure. A suitable explanation should be asked for any divergent trend from the branch management. In case the auditor is not satisfied with the explanation he should mention the same in his report with proper details for the said divergent trend.


Books and Records

  • In most of the situations, nowadays, the books are maintained in the computerised environment.
  • If the books are maintained manually, the auditor should peruse them to find out whether they are maintained properly. The balancing is done and it is properly inked out. The books are to be authenticated by proper signatory at the branch.
  • In respect of computerised environment, the hard copies of certain accounts should be printed regularly.
  • The auditor should also mention the extent of computerisation and adequacy of the access and data security measures and other internal controls.
  • The auditor may review the process of creation of new logins, change of password the administrative control to access different files or reports through computerised system. There should be maker checker system.
  • Updating of the master data should be under supervisory control. The modification in the master data should be registered to Branch Manager only.
  • The auditor should also review the contingency
    and disaster recovery plan for the computer system. Timely backups, offsite backups, should be reviewed to understand the backup procedure.
  • The auditor should also mention any suggestion for efficient operation of the computer system.

Reconciliation of control and subsidiary Records

  • The auditor should see whether the subsidiary records are tallied with the control accounts. In case there are differences the same should be reported. He should also mention the date upto which the control and subsidiary records are balanced.

Inter branch Accounts

  • Normally, the inter branch transactions are passed through Head office account. The balance in Head Office Accounts as shown in the statement should be in agreement with the Head office Account in General Ledger. In case of any difference, the reconciliation statement should be obtained. The pending entries should be scrutinised to report whether there is a system of responding the entry promptly.
  • The outstanding debit entries in the Head office




rHAL Expression of Interest for Appointment of Internal Auditors For the period 01st April 2015 to 31st March 2017 for HAL Bangalore complex,

Helicopter Complex and Design Complex, Bangalore

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is a Public Sector Undertaking under the Administrative control of the Ministry of Defence. Bangalore Complex, Helicopter Complex and Design Complex are three of the five Complexes under HAL. These Complexes are engaged in the Design, Manufacture, Repair, Overhaul of Aircraft/Helicopters/Engines and Aircraft accessories. These Complexes have an annual turnover in excess of Rs. 6000 Crores for the year 2013-14.

These Complexes are in the process of appointing CA firms for carrying out the Internal Audit function for each Division / Office separately for the period from 1st April’ 2015 to 31st March’2017). Keeping with the requirements of transparency and equality of opportunity, the HAL Bangalore Complex is seeking to make these appointments on the basis of tenders benchmarked against a minimum viable offer. Interested CA firms may please visit the HAL website at under tenders of Aircraft Division for more details and information on how to apply.

For Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd H.K.Prakash

DGM(P&S)-Aircraft, Bangalore