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Indian American nominated as OECD Envoy by the US President Trump

On May 6, 2020, the US President Donald Trump appointed Indian American Diplomat Manisha Singh as his envoy to OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development). Highlights Manisha Singh was the secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs. She will now act as US representative to OECD. She had also served as secretary of ..

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Indian American appointed as US representative to IBRD

On May 5, 2020, the US President Donald Trump had nominated Indian American Ashok Michael Pinto as the US representative to IBRD (International Bank of Reconstruction and Development). Highlights Mr Pinto replaced Erik Bethel. Mr Bethel resigned from the post. Pinto was serving the Counselor to Under Secretary for International Affairs in the department of ..

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International arbitration court imposes $5 billion penalty Pakistan

International Arbitration Court has imposed over $5 billion penalty on Pakistan for unlawful denial of a mining lease to a company called Tethyan Copper Company for Reko Diq project in 2011. This penalty on cash-strapped Pakistan is one of the biggest in its history. About Tethyan Copper Company v/s Pakistan Case In 2012 Tethyan Copper ..

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David Malpass elected as new President of World Bank

David Malpass, a top US Treasury official in Trump administration, was unanimously selected as the new President of the World Bank for a period of five-years. The World Bank President is Chair of Boards of Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and International Development Association (IDA). The President is also ex ..

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Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Mechanism

Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism is a system which allows individual companies to sue countries for their discriminatory practices. The practice came to light through the Philip Morris v. Uruguay Case under WTO. It is an instrument of public international law whose provisions are defined by a number of bilateral investment treaties. ISDS is also associated ..

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