Namibia not allowed to export Uranium to India (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS mains Topic: Bilateral Relations)

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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India-Bangladesh waterways transit inaugurated in Dhaka ((Analysed from The Hindu Relevant for GS Prelims; GS mains Paper II, Topic: Indo- Bangladesh Relations)

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 signed

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Brexit (Relevant for GS paper II)

What is 'Brexit'? It's the issue of whether Britain should exit the European Union or not — a question that will be decided in a historic referendum on June 23. Polls show Brits split almost evenly between the "Remain" and "Leave'' camps, with more than 10 percent undecided. Britain's most influential lawmakers and business leaders

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India joins MTCR

About MTCR The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) is a multilateral export control regime. It is an informal and voluntary partnership among 35 countries (including India) to prevent theproliferation of missile and unmanned aerial vehicle technology capable of carrying above 500 kg payload for more than 300 km. The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) established in April 1987 by the G7 countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Great Britain, and the United States of America.

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Chinese violate border in Arunachal Pradesh (analyzed from The Hindu , relevant for GS II, Topic: India-China relations, Boundary dispute)

A fresh transgression by Chinese troops into Indian territory has come to light. The incident happened on June 9 at Yangtse which is located 25-30 km east of Bum La pass in western Arunachal Pradesh. According to official sources, about 250 Chinese troops had crossed into the Indian side on the Line of Actual Control

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