International law: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
‘ICEDASH’ IT initiative launchs as an Ease of Doing Business (EODB) monitoring dashboard of Indian Customs
Published: November 5, 2019
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has recently launched two new IT Initiatives – ICEDASH and ATITHI – for improved monitoring and pace of customs clearance of imported goods and facilitating arriving international passengers. ICEDASH is an Ease of Doing Business (EODB) monitoring dashboard of the Indian Customs that allows public see and compare import clearance ..
Ministry of Finance conducts India’s first national Time Release Study (TRS)
Published: August 2, 2019
The Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance is conducting India’s first national Time Release Study (TRS) between 1st – 7th August to enable faster movement of cargo across borders to benefit traders. The exercise will be institutionalized on an annual basis, during the same period every year hereafter. The TRS is an internationally ..
UN collaborated with EU to Strengthen Partnership in Counter-Terrorism Efforts
Published: April 29, 2019
The United Nations and the European Union (EU) have signed an agreement to strengthen partnership in counter-terrorism efforts. The framework was enacted on the occasion of the second EU-UN high-level political dialogue on Counter-Terrorism in New York. The UN-EU initiative will focus on terrorism and violent extremism prevention in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, ..
Topics: Counter-terrorism • Definitions of terrorism • Global Counterterrorism Forum • International law • National security • Prevention • Public safety • Safety • Terrorism • United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office
HongKong launches new law of extradition despite opposition
Published: April 3, 2019
The leadership of Hong Kong has launched laws for changing the rules of extradition for allowing people to be sent back to mainland China for any trial, thereby standing against the growing opposition to a move which had the potential of eroding the legal protection of the city. As per the new laws which have ..
Topics: Carrie Lam • Criminal law • Democratic Party • Emily Lau • Extradition • Government • Hong Kong • Hong Kong extradition bill • Hong Kong extradition law controversy • In Hong Kong • International law
2019 International Customs Day (ICD)
Published: January 26, 2019
The International Customs Day (ICD) is observed every year on January 26 to recognize the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security. It focuses on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs. The 2019 theme is “SMART borders for seamless Trade, Travel and Transport”. This reflects the ..
Topics: Cultural globalization • Customs • Customs duties • Customs services • International law • International Relations • International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems • Political geography