BRICS declares Lashkar, Jaish as global terror groups (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS mains Paper III, II)

BRICS stand against terrorist groups The Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) grouping clearly named Pakistan-based groups — Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) — as terrorist organisations, removing a key irritant in ties between New Delhi and Beijing and stepping up the fight against global extremism. A joint announcement released at the BRICS summit that expressed concern about

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Documents signed in the presence of BRICS Leaders during BRICS Summit – 2017 in Xiamen, China (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS mains Paper II)

The 2017 BRICS summit was the ninth annual BRICS summit, an international relations conference attended by the heads of state or heads of government of the five member states Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The summit held in Xiamen, China, the second time the China has hosted the summit after the 2011 summit.

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Indian Advance Pricing Agreement regime moves forward with the signing of four Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS mains Paper II, III)

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered into 4 more Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs). About Advanced Pricing Agreements The concept of Advanced Pricing Agreement (APA) was introduced in India via the Finance Act 2012.The international transactions are complex and involve more than one country. The sole objective of the APA is to bring

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India thanks Switzerland for support in global fora (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS Mains Paper II)

India thanked Switzerland for its support in global multilateral organisations. Welcoming the visiting Swiss President Doris Leuthard, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tried to find greater cooperation to ensure bilateral financial transparency and thanked the Swiss government for its support to India’s membership bid for the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). What is MTCR? The Missile

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Cabinet approves MoU on “India-Israel Industrial R&D andTechnological Innovation Fund” (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS Mains Paper II)

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Israel on “India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F)”. About MoU between India and Israel India and Israel will make a contribution of four million US Dollars each for the Fund, both equivalent amounts, annually

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