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India-Seychelles

Recently, a virtual meet was held between the Prime Minister of India and the President of Seychelles. Important  Points Inaugurated the new magistrates’ court building in Mahé constructed with a USD 3.5-million, a 1 MW solar power plant built at a cost of USD3.4 million, and 10 community development projects in Seychelles. All the projects were built by …

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Us Patrol in India’s Eez

Recently, India protested against the US decision to conduct a patrol in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the western Indian Ocean, rejecting the US’ claim that India’s domestic maritime law was in violation of international law. Important  Points The US Seventh Fleet announced that one of its warships, USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), …

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Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021

Important points: The Government of India has notified Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021. In India, the copyright regime is governed by the Copyright Act, 1957 and the Copyright Rules, 2013. The Copyright Rules, 2013 were last amended in the year 2016. Objective of the amendments is to bring the existing rules …

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India-Seychelles Relations

At a time when India is developing the Assumption Island in Seychelles as a naval base to expand its strategic footprint in the Indian Ocean, the government has decided to appoint former Army chief Dalbir Singh Suhag as India’s next High Commissioner to Seychelles. Diplomatic ties between India and Seychelles …

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Tribunals Reforms Ordinance, 2021

The Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021 Recently, the President promulgated Tribunal Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance 2021 through which the Appellate authorities under nine laws have been replaced with High Courts. The Ordinance has amended the Finance Act 2017 to include provisions related to the composition of search-cum-selection committees, and …

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India-Russia Ties

This article is based on “Bridge the geopolitical distance with Russia” which was published in The Hindustan Times on 16/02/2021. It talks about the importance that Russia and India hold for each other in the present geopolitical scenario. The year 2020 saw several geopolitical events that impacted both India and …

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India-Japan

Recently, the President of India visited Japan. The visit was the first presidential visit to Japan after a gap of 29 years. The last presidential visit was in 1990 when the then President, RamaswamyVenkatraman, attended the enthronement ceremonies of Emperor Emeritus Akihoto who stepped down in 2018. Key Highlights The President attended the enthronement ceremony …

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India-Japan: Mou Signed For Academic and Research Cooperation

The Union Cabinet recently apprised a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) signed between India and Japan. The MoU was signed between National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) that operates under Department of Space, GoI and the Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere called the RISH that operates under Kyoto University of Japan. What …

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Ins Sarvekshak: Joint Hydrographc Survey in Mauritius

The INS Sarvekshak is on a deployment to Mauritius for undertaking Hydrogrpahic surveys along with Mauritius. It will also provide training to the Mauritian personnel on advanced hydrographic equipment and practices during the deployment. Hydrographic Survey INS Sarvekshak has visited Port Louis and commenced the hydrographic survey of “Deep Sea …

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National Investigation Agency

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) was constituted under the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Act, 2008. It is a central agency to investigate and prosecute offences affecting the sovereignty, security and integrity of India, security of State, friendly relations with foreign States. against atomic and nuclear facilities. smuggling in High-Quality Counterfeit Indian Currency. …

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