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Bilateral Current Affairs March 4th Week 2016
Author : Sowjanya
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Bilateral Current Affairs March 4th Week 2016

1) Sushma raises Pathankot attack with Sartaj Aziz; Pak probe team to arrive in India

  • India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister Mr. Sartaj Aziz in Pokhara, Nepal on 17th March. The meeting was held on the sidelines of SAARC Foreign Ministers` meet. Mr. Aziz extended Pakistan Government`s invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend SAARC summit to be held in Islamabad during the meeting.
  • According to Ms. Swaraj the meeting took place in a congenial atmosphere. She said that the terror attack on Pathankot airbase was raised during the meeting. Pakistan Investigation Team will reach India on 27th March.

2) India, Bangladesh sign 2nd line of credit worth USD 2 bn for undertaking development projects

  • Current Affirs India and Bangladesh have signed second line of credit worth two billion US dollars for undertaking various development projects. According to External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup the credit line agreement was signed between the two countries in Dhaka on 9th of this month.
  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised the assistance during his Bangladesh visit last year. Mr Swarup said the signing of this agreement paves the way for initiation of projects in various sectors. He informed that apart from infrastructural projects, there is a special focus on social sector cooperation pertaining to health and education.
  • Other initiatives with Bangladesh on which decisions were taken during the Prime Minister`s visit are operationalising supply of 100 megawatt power from India to the eastern side of Bangladesh, and MoU signed between Numaligarh Refinery Ltd and Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation for construction of a pipeline to supply diesel to Bangladesh.

3) India, US agree to improve quality of AYUSH products

  • Current Affairs India and the US have agreed on a joint collaboration in standardisation and improving the quality of AYUSH products. At a two-day workshop on traditional medicine, the highlight of the discussions was the role of AYUSH in prevention, cure and management of cancer. An official release said, the workshop was organised under the auspices of the first US-India Health Dialogue held in September last year in Washington.
  • The strength of AYUSH in management of various disease conditions was showcased at the workshop. The release said, a MoU is expected to be signed between Ministry of AYUSH and US Health and Human Services Departments in course of time. 



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