India-Sri Lanka: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Foundation Stone for Lighthouse at Dhanushkodi laid

Published: February 19, 2020

On February 18, 2020, foundation stone for a 50-metre high foundation stone laid at Dhanushkodi in Rameswaram. This is the fifth lighthouse in the region Highlights The light house is to be built at a cost of Rs 8 crore rupees. The lighthouse is to be located opposite to the old church that was destroyed ..

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INS Jamuna deployed on Hydrographic Survey off coast Sri Lanka

Published: February 13, 2020

The Indian Naval Ship (INS) Jamuna has been deployed in the shores of Sri Lanka to carry out a joint Hydrographic survey. The survey is to be conducted for 2 months time period. Highlights India and Sri Lanka together are to carry out Hydrographic survey and also shore based survey activities for a period of ..

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Cabinet Approves amendment of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with Sri Lanka

Published: February 12, 2020

On February 12, 2020 the Union Cabinet approved the protocol to amend the DTAA (Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement) that was signed between India and Sri Lanka. The DTAA with respect to prevention of fiscal evasion is to be amended. Highlights Under the amendment, an anti-abuse provision is to be included. Also, the amendment will include ..

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister visits India: Terrorism and Trade discussed

Published: February 9, 2020

On February 8, 2020, the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa held high level talks with PM Modi during his five-day visit to India. The leaders held talks about terrorism, trade and economic projects in New Delhi Highlights The meet will enhance mutual economic trade and investment. The leaders also discussed improving tourism and connectivity. ..

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India to set up Maritime Research Coordination Centre in Sri Lanka

Published: January 20, 2020

On January 19, 2020, Indian National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval met Sri Lankan President Gotbaya Rajpaksa. He discussed setting up of maritime research coordination centre in the country. The establishment of research centre is important to learn maritime activities in the Indian Ocean Region. Highlights The Sri Lankan President and the Indian NSA discussed ..

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