India-Cambodia relations: Cambodia backs anti-terror efforts (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II)

Terrorism Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cambodian counterpart, Samdech Hun Sen, held talks to boost ties in key areas of defence, security and counter-terrorism. The two leaders called for concerted global efforts to eliminate terrorism, including blocking sources of terror financing and dismantling terrorist bases. Line of credit After the talks, the two countries

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‘India-ASEAN ties to focus on freedom of navigation’ (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS Mains Paper II)

2018 India-ASEAN meet at Delhi 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

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Japan’s Official Development Loan Assistance to India for an amount of Yen 45 billion (=Rs.2587 crore approx.) for Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Project (Phase 3) (I). (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II)

The Government of Japan has committed JICA Official Development Assistance loan for an amount of Yen 45 billion (=Rs.2587 crore approx.) for the project. India and Japan have had a long and fruitful history of bilateral development cooperation since 1958. In the last few years, the economic cooperation between India and Japan has steadily progressed.

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BBIN Motor Vehicles Agreement Regains Momentum: Bangladesh, India and Nepal agree on operating procedures for movement of Passenger vehicles (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II)

Bangladesh, India and Nepal have agreed on the text of the operating procedures for passenger vehicle movement in the sub-region under the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA) signed in June 2015, and will soon complete the internal approval processes for signing of the passenger protocol. The progress on agreement was halted after withdrawal of

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Aanchal Thakur won India’s first international medal in skiing at FIS International Skiing Competition in Turkey (Relevant for GS Prelims)

Aanchal Thakur won India’s first international medal in skiing at FIS International Skiing Competition in Turkey. About FIS International Skiing Competition The Fédération Internationale de Ski is the world’s highest governing body for international winter sports. Founded in 1924, it is responsible for the Olympic disciplines of Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined, freestyle skiing and snowboarding. The FIS is also responsible for setting the international

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