Policy Commission of World Customs Organization

Context: The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) will discuss new-age products such as 3D printing, blockchain and drones at the 80th Session of Policy Commission meeting of World Customs Organisation. About the Session: During the sessions, trade-based illicit financial flows and money laundering will be discussed in Read More …

Visas for pilgrims 5 in India under protocol

When the Kartarpur corridor is developed and operationalised, Indian pilgrims to the Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib 2 km inside Pakistan can access the shrine directly, without a visa, and without having to enter Pakistan through the regular immigration points. Sikh jathas from India to various gurudwaras in Pakistan, and Hindu pilgrims Read More …

India and Morocco

Context: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister has approved the Agreement between India and Morocco on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Commercial Matters. Salient features: Service of summons and other judicial documents or processes; taking of evidence in civil matters; production, identification or examination of documents, recordings; The Read More …

Cape Town Convention

The Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment, or Cape Town Treaty is an international treaty intended to standardize transactions involving movable property. The treaty creates international standards for registration of contracts of sale (including dedicated registration agencies), security interests (liens), leases and conditional sales contracts, and various legal remedies for default in financing agreements, including repossession and the effect of Read More …

Quad countries to focus on maritime security

Context: The “Quad” countries, namely India, US, Japan and Australia, will hold their next meeting on the sidelines of the 13 th East Asia Summit at Singapore in mid-November, with the grouping keen to step-up maritime security and disaster relief initiatives as well as economic development projects in the critical Indo-Pacific region. Importance Read More …

India elected as a Member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council

Context: India has been elected as a Member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Councilfor another 4-year term (2019-2022). The elections to the Council were held during the ongoing ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 at Dubai, UAE. India and ITU: By securing 165 votes, India ranked third among the 13 countries Read More …

India and Myanmar

Context: Recently India and Myanmar signed the MoU for the appointment of a private Port Operator for the operation and maintenance of Sittwe Port, Paletwa Inland Water Terminal. These associated facilities are the part of the Kaladan Multi-Model Transit Transport Project. It will boost connectivity and help in creating local Read More …

Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade

Context: India and Bangladesh signed several milestone agreements today, for enhancing inland and coastal waterways connectivity between the two countries for trade and cruise movements. The two countries have signed an agreement to use Chattogram and Mongla Ports in Bangladesh for movement of goods to and from India. A Standard Read More …

ADMM-Plus

Context: The ADMM-Plus is a platform for ASEAN and its eight Dialogue Partners to strengthen security and defence cooperation for peace, stability, and development in the region. The main objective of ADMM Plus is to benefit ASEAN member countries in building capacity to address shared security challenges. The ADMM-Plus countries Read More …

‘Cope India’ Air Exercise

Context: India, Japan and the U.S. are set to elevate the bilateral ‘Cope India’ air exercise to a trilateral format. The U.S. had proposed a trilateral air exercise between India, Japan and the U.S. For this, the Cope India exercise will be elevated to a trilateral level in phases, two Read More …