Archive For The “January-2018” Category

Joint fight against Terror : Delhi Declaration [26 January 2018]

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Counter-terrorism, identity security, military cooperation, and bilateral financial support were discussed in official level talks with leaders from ASEAN countries. The ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of sectoral dialogue between two sides. It also came out with a comprehensive statement targeting terrorism and agreed to uphold freedom in…

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Ensure smooth passage in the oceans : PM Modi at INDIA-ASEAN Summit [26 January 2018]

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Security and freedom of navigation will be in the heart of India-ASEAN cooperation in the twenty-first century, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the leaders of the ASEAN countries at the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit. The leaders also agreed on establishing a joint mechanism to ensure safety and freedom of navigation in the maritime domain. Humanitarian…

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DP World and NIIF sets up an investment platform

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Dubai’s DP World and the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), a fund-managing entity of the Government of India have set up an investment platform to invest in ports, terminals, transportation and logistics businesses in India. The platform, which is based on a previous agreement, will invest up to $3 billion to acquire assets and…

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Ernest & Young on Mergers and acquisitions(M&A)

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Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in India are expected to continue this year, driven by domestic consolidation, market share expansion and entry into new markets, according to a report. According to EY’s 17th Global Capital Confidence Barometer (India), companies were embracing the ‘ongoing digital evolution’ and adopting an inorganic route to growth amid a ‘supportive economy…

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Need for better India-ASEAN connect

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Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu called for greater trade and investment engagement between India and the ten-member ASEAN bloc, especially in agriculture as well as minerals and ocean resources, and suggested the creation of India-ASEAN regional value chains in these segments. Mr. Prabhu also pitched for easier movement of professionals and skilled workers between…

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Congress votes to reopen

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Congress sped towards reopening the government, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s commitment to quickly tackle the issue of immigrant “Dreamers” was contingent on Democrats providing enough…

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U.S Vice-President visits Jerusalem

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U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence kicked off his visit to Israel with a morning meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he said it was an honour to be in “Israel’s capital, Jerusalem”. First time a visiting dignitary could utter those three words.Thanked him for President Donald Trump’s “historic” recognition of Jerusalem. The Israeli…

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Dial down Nationalistic rhetoric for connectivity growth – ASEAN LEADER.

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Connectivity projects can grow in the region only if there is a “political atmosphere”, and “nationalist rhetoric” is reduced, Chutintorn Sam Gongsakdi, Thailand’s Ambassador to India and a key official convening the ASEAN-India summit. Refers to the challenges of free trade negotiations, border trade logistics and the infrastructure in the northeastern States. “Connectivity is important,…

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Need to amend constitution to facilitate simultaneous elections

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At a meeting of a parliamentary committee, lawmakers questioned the Election Commission about its recent statements endorsing simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the Assemblies, saying it does not have the mandate to decide the issue. The Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice discussed electoral reforms. Law Secretary Suresh Chandra and…

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“Road kills” app – Wildlife Conservation Trust

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‘Roadkills’, launched on January 21 by the wildlife Conservation Trust, will help citizens report such wildlife deaths by uploading geotagged photographs to a public forum. The data generated can be used to identify crucial road or rail stretches that urgently require mitigation measures. ‘Roadkills’, an easy-to-use android app, accesses location information from phones and permits…

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SC will never gag the press – CJI Dipak Misra.

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The Supreme Court said it would dispassionately examine the circumstances surrounding the death of CBI judge B.H. Loya and reach its own objective conclusion. The court called the controversy over the death a “serious issue” and urged for a sense of objectivity. Addressing fears that the media might be gagged, Chief Justice Dipak Misra said…

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