Cabinet approves accession to WIPO Copyright Treaty, 1996 and WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty, 1996 (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II; IOBR)

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal submitted by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry regarding accession to the WIPO Copyright Treaty and WIPO Performers and Phonograms Treaty which extends coverage of copyright to the internet and digital environment. The approval is a step towards the objective laid in the

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What German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s U-turn on migrants means (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II; IOBR)

There are concerns that Merkel’s compromise formula could have a cascading effect, with other European Union countries rethinking the bloc’s control-free travel policy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reached a deal with a coalition partner in an effort to end a row over immigration that had threatened to break her four-month-old coalition government. A look

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Financial Action Task Force grey listed Pakistan despite Islamabad’s 26-point action plan to choke terror funding (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II; IOBR)

Pakistan on Grey List Pakistan has been placed on the grey list by the Financial Action Task Force for failing to curb anti-terror financing. The decision was taken late last night at the global financial watchdog Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) plenary session in Paris where finance minister Shamshad Akhtar represented Pakistan, according to official

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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) concludes its 3rd Annual Meeting (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II; IOBR)

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) concluded its third Annual Meeting in Mumbai today , on a high note to improve connectivity within the region and in turn enable citizens in the region to reach their potential and enjoy prosperity and security. Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi called upon the need

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Five takeaways from Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Presidential win in Turkey (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II; IOBR)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a decisive victory in the elections, extending his 15-year reign and also cementing the sweeping powers he had long sought. Five takeaways from his election: Sweeping powers The President used to be a largely ceremonial post until last year, when voters narrowly approved a referendum (51% to 49%) to

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