The Golan Heights

Voluntary retention route for foreign portfolio investors
~It is a new channel of investment available to FPIs to encourage them to invest in debt markets in India over and above their investments through the regular route. 
•There were also talks of a special NRI bond scheme to attract more dollar funds into the economy and stabilise the rupee.
•FPIs voluntarily commit to retain a required minimum percentage of their investments in India for a period of their choice. [But the minimum retention period shall be three years, or as decided by RBI]
The Golan Heights View — uploads.disquscdn.com 
~ were part of Syria until 1967, when Israel captured most of the area in the Six Day War, occupying it and annexing it in 1981
•Israel says that the civil war in Syria demonstrates the need to keep the plateau as a buffer zone between Israeli towns and the instability of its neighbour
•US President Donald Trump has backed Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in 1967

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