Kolkata-Ashuganj-Tripura transit facility between India, Bangladesh becomes operational

Kolkata-Ashuganj-Tripura transit facility under the revised Inland Water Transit and Trade Protocol between India and Bangladesh became operational. About Kolkata-Ashuganj-Tripura transit facility The facility running through a land and river route crossing Bangladesh territory cuts the Kolkata-Agartala distance via Siliguri’s ‘chicken neck’ from 1600 km to 800 km. It also has reduced the time of

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Post Brexit Vote Concerns: Threat to integrity of UK (Relevant for GS Mains Paper II)

The Brexit referendum verdict continued to spread turmoil and confusion in the United Kingdom’s political and economic landscape.  Scotland may leave UK The first is the real threat to the geographical integrity of the U.K. as a fallout of Brexit. Scotland may undertake vote  on independence referendum, and is also undertaking discussions with Brussels (Headquarters

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NSG meet ends without any decision on India (Relevant for GS Mains Paper II, Topic : India not given NSG Membership)

The annual plenary session of the Nuclear Suppliers Group ended without taking any decision on India’s application for membership.While the 48-member grouping held two lengthy closed-door sessions on the subject of new memberships, several countries expressed concerns over the entry of members who are not signatories to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), that India has refused

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India-Bangladesh waterways transit inaugurated in Dhaka

The India-Bangladesh waterways transit, carrying goods from Kolkata, was inaugurated in Dhaka. In a first for New Delhi-Dhaka relations, the vessel carrying Indian goods consigned for Tripura marked the official transit to India’s north-east via the inland waterways of Bangladesh. Background The opening is part of the Indo-Bangladesh Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade

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Namibia not allowed to export Uranium to India

Issue discussed during President Pranab Mukherjee visit to Namibia What constrains Namibia from selling Uranium to India? Namibia, the world’s fourth largest uranium producer, signed an agreement with India in 2009 for uranium supply. However, as a member of the African Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (ANWFZT), it is barred from trading in uranium with India,

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Membership of India undecided at NSG (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II, Topic: Membership of NSG)

Heads of delegations of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) countries have reconvened in Seoul to carry forward their inconclusive consultations that went on late into Thursday night over India’s entry into the global body.The meeting of heads of the 48-member countries that began on Friday will be followed by a full plenary concluding session. NSG members

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Bid for membership for Nuclear Suppliers Group

The NSG did not take up India’s application for membership in its plenary meetings on June 24 in Seoul. Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a group of nuclear supplier countries that seek to prevent nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment and technology that can be used to manufacture

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