India, U.S. to share data on terrorists (analysed from The Hindu, relevant for Prelims, GS II & III, Topic: International Relations, Terrorism)

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States, the Home Ministry signed an agreement to join the global terror database maintained by the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) of the U.S. An arrangement between the Government of India and the Government of the United States of America for exchange of terrorist screening information

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Now, foreigners can get e-visa for yoga courses (analysed from The Indian Express, relevant for Prelims, GS II, Topic: International Relations, Yoga )

Keen to promote yoga globally, the Modi government has included short-term yoga courses in the list of permissible activities for grant of tourist visa and e-tourist visa.  An e-tourist visa may now also be issued for "short-term duration medical treatment under Indian system of medicine". Need for granting visa: Realising the spread and importance of

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India-US sign MoU on wildlife conservation (analysed from The Hindu, relevant for Prelims, GS II & III, Topic: International Relations, Environment)

India and the United States have signed a MoU to enhance mutual cooperation on conserving wildlife and combating its trafficking.  MOU features: 1.    The two countries agreed to cooperate and strengthen capacity for wildlife conservation and management in India, including efforts to protect critical habitats.  2.    India and the US also committed to cooperate regionally

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Maldives opposition forms shadow govt in London and seeks help from India (analysed from The Hindu, relevant for Prelims, GS II, Topic: International Relations)

In what former Maldives President Mohamad Nasheed described as a “watershed” and “turning point” for his country, a new multi-party opposition platform was launched in London that pledged to lead the fight for the restoration of democracy in the Maldives. Former Vice-President of the Maldives, now living in exile in the United Kingdom, Dr. Mohamed

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Obama offers tribute but no apology at Hiroshima (Analysed from The Hindu Editorial, Relevant for GS Mains Paper II; Topic: Disarmament)

Barack Obama paid moving tribute to victims of the first atomic bomb on Friday, offering a comforting embrace to a tearful man who survived the devastating attack on Hiroshima. What was the importance of tribute? The first sitting U.S. President to visit the city clasped hands with one survivor and hugged another after speaking about

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