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India-Japan- deals & agreements

Indo-Japan- deal & agreements

  1. India and Japan cemented their strategic partnership with the signing of a preliminary pact on civil nuclear cooperation.
  2. The two sides also signed agreements on sharing of technology, equipment and military information
  3. Japan will be a

“Asian Security Diamond” & “Malabar Exercise” – green signal from India & Japan

In a joint statement PM Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe cleared the desk for permanent participation of Japan in “Malabar Exercise”, and hence moving close to the Abe’s brain child “Asian Security Diamond”.

Asian Security Diamond

  • A close

Paris Climate Agreement proposes a binding 2 degrees C target

Paris Climate Agreement proposes a binding 2 degrees C target

The agreement comes after unprecedented negotiations involving 196 member-parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and intense pressure from civil society organisations.

  • The draft states that the Paris

El Nino to blame for excessive rains in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

It is well documented that strong El Nino weakens South- west Monsoon, however, no such relationship has been established between El Nino and North-east Monsoon during winter season over south India.

Based on past observations, like excessive rainfall of 1997

Article 370 is permanent & can’t be abrogated: J&K HC

A division bench of justices Hasnain Masoodi and Janak Raj Kotwal of J & K High Court ruled that Article 370 though titled as ‘Temporary Provision’ and included in Para XXI titled ‘Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions’ has assumed place

IMF quota reform needs immediate attention: India

  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley expressed strong reservation to delay in implementation of the quota reform of the International Monetary Fund. He was addressing Plenary Session of the International Monetary and Finance Committee (IMFC) of the IMF at Lima.
  • According to

India a step closer to elite anti-missile grouping membership

India’s application to enter the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) has been accepted by the plenary meeting of the coveted club that ended in Norway. India had applied for membership to the 34-member group last June and the plenary discussed

India to hold G20 Chair in 2018

India is set to be the G20 Chair in 2018, and New Delhi could host the prestigious annual G20 summit.

The G20 member nations took a decision on the Chair for 2018 earlier in September. China will chair the G20

India climbs 16 places in WEF’s Global Competitiveness Index

In a rather dramatic turnaround, India has climbed a spectacular 16 places to the 55th position among 140 economies in this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index, ending five years of decline.

The list was topped by …

Antrix asked to pay Devas Rs. 4,435 cr.: claims Devas

The Paris-based ICC Tribunal has ruled that Antrix must pay Devas a compensation of $672 million (around Rs.4, 435 crore) with interest for breach of their satellite contract. The Tribunal was looking into an arbitration case between former partners Antrix

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