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 ..

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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 ..

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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, ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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