Bilateral Current Affairs
December 1st Week 2015 Current Affairs
Category : Bilateral Current Affairs
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1) Agreement on bilateral cooperation signed between India and Bahrain

  • India and Bahrain on 2nd December signed an agreement on Cooperation in combating international terrorism, transnational organized crime and trafficking in illicit drugs, narcotic and psychotropic substances and precursors chemicals.
  • Agreement was signed after a delegation level meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Bahrain Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa at New Delhi. Mr Al Khalifa, is on an four day official visit to India from 1st to 4th December. 
  • Both countries have close and friendly relations, characterised by shared interests, mutual trust and excellent people-to-people contacts. This visit is expected to provide fresh impetus to bilateral ties. Over 4 lakh Indian nationals are working in Bahrain.
2) India urges Nepal to find solution to political problems
  • Current Affirs India urged Nepal to find urgent solution to political problems facing the Himalayan nation. India also clarified that there is no hindrance to supplies from its side. The suggestion came during a meeting between Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Mrs Swaraj said, India has gone out of the way to ensure medical supplies to the Himalayan nation.
  • She said, India has always stood for a peaceful and prosperous Nepal which is also in its interest. Mr Thapa briefed Mrs Swaraj on the political dialogue with various stakeholders and informed her that the ministerial level dialogue has been upgraded to the top leadership level in his country. 
  • Mr Thapa, who is visiting India for the second time in less than two months, hoped for an early resolution of the issues.
  • Since the promulgation of the Constitution in Nepal in September, the Indian-origin Madhesi population has been agitating as they believe the country`s new Constitution discriminates against them, denying them equal standing with other Nepalis. The agitation obstructed supply of essential commodities including petrol thereby creating a crisis in Nepal, which accused India of imposing a economic blockade.