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India-European Union Counter Terrorism Dialogue held

On November 19, 2020, India and European Union held Counter Terrorism Dialogue. During the dialogue, the strategic partners condemned terrorism in all forms. Highlights The dialogue also reviewed threats posed by UN-sanctioned terrorist entities. India and European Union are to soon conclude the Free Trade Agreement. During the dialogue, European Union stressed to increase India’s ..

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Operation Calypso: DRI busts International Cocaine Smuggling racket

The Directorate of Revenue intelligence (DRI) recently launched Operation Calypso. Under the operation, 504 grams of cocaine was seized and a transnational drug racket was busted. The gang has successfully smuggled more than 3.3 kilograms of cocaine in Mumbai. The value of the smuggled cocaine has been estimated as 20 crores of Rupees. Directorate of ..

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What are deemed forests? Why is Karnataka Government releasing 6.64 lakh hectares of deemed forests?

The State Government of Karnataka recently announced that it will soon declassify 6.64 lakh hectares of 9.94 hectares of deemed forests in the state. This is around 67% of the deemed forest land. What are deemed forests? Deemed Forests are land tracts that appear to be forest but have not been notified as forest in ..

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What is Mahajan Commission report on Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute?

On November 18, 2020, the Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa condemned the comments made by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar over the border dispute between the two states. Pawar mentioned the dispute as an attempt to incite fire. What is the border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka? The border dispute between the states ..

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Four Indian Cities selected by World Economic Forum to pioneer roadmap for Smart Cities

On November 18, 2020, the World Economic Forum selected 36 cities from 22 countries for pioneering a policy road map for smart cities. These smart cities are being developed under the G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance. Of the 36 cities selected, four are Indian cities. The four Indian cities selected are Bengaluru, Faridabad, Indore and ..

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