India to collaborate with Japan on Andaman

India and Japan are in talks to collaborate on upgrading civilian infrastructure in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. India will for the first time accept foreign investment in the A&N islands. Significance: The A&N Islands are seen as a critical asset to counter China’s efforts to expand its maritime reach into the Indian Ocean. The

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United States (US) has removed a wide range of nuclear sanctions against Iran after it has meet its commitments to roll back its nuclear program

These sanctions were lifted after International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran has met its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA) or Vienna agreement with P5+1countries signed in July 2015. P5+1countries include the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) viz., USA, Russia, China, UK, France and non- permanent

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