User: basavapatna Topic: ASEAN
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Swaraj holds talks with Indonesia's maritime affairs minister 18.5.2018 General News
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today held talks with Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Gen (Retd) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan and discussed ways to strengthen the bilateral strategic partnership. The meeting between the two leaders assumes significance as it comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's expected visit to Indonesia later this month. "Building upon deep civilizational linkages between two maritime neighbours! EAM @SushmaSwaraj met with Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Gen (Retd.) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan. Discussions focused on steps to further expand our strategic partnership," Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. Indonesia has emerged as the largest trading partner of India in the ASEAN region. Bilateral trade has increased from USD 4.3 billion in 2005-06 to USD 17 billion in 2016-17.
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AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC through with an assist from Aizawl 16.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
It took a bit of everything -- a good show in Dhaka, drama in Guwahati and a big push from a resolute Aizawl FC -- as Bengaluru FC finished as champions of the South Zone and booked a place in the knock-out stages of the AFC Cup for a fourth straight season.
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Wuhan’s promise 15.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
There are compelling reasons for PM Modi and President Jinping to stay the course
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India seeking foothold in ASEAN through Myanmar-Experts 15.5.2018 General News
India's change in approach from a 'Look East' policy to an 'Act East' policy is aimed at gaining a foothold in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), experts familiar with these moves have said in the wake of the recent visit to Myanmar by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.In an interaction with the Myanmar Times, Professor Prabir De of the ASEAN-India Centre, which is a part of the Research and Information System for Developing Countries, said the completion or near completion of the Sittwe and Dawei projects in Myanmar is very important for India's efforts to establish a link with ASEAN countries through Myanmar."Digital connectivity and infrastructure are important for boosting links with Myanmar," Professor De was quoted as saying.He, however, pointed out that both India and Myanmar are guilty of missing out on several deadlines for projects, despite having access to a USD 1.75 billion special fund it has extended to ASEAN.It may be recalled that both India ...
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Indo-Pacific region has huge potential: Sarna 15.5.2018 General News
Underlining that the fulcrum of economic and political activity is moving from the Atlantic to the Indo-Pacific, India's envoy to the US Navtej Singh Sarna today said the region has a huge potential to insure peace and prosperity for all. "It (Indo-Pacific region) has a huge importance, not only in India but for the world because as you see the fulcrum of economic and political activity, is moving to from the Atlantic to this part of the world, Sarna told a Washington audience. "Whether it is the percentage of oil that goes through this area, percentage of container traffic that goes through this area, or the challenges being faced from piracy, whether you see the immense potential of doing something, the new economy is virtually untouched in terms of exploration and development, Sarna said. He was speaking at the launch of the Indo-Pacific Infrastructure Trilateral Forum, organised by the US Chamber of Commerce's US-India Business Council and the US Japan Business Council. "There is .
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Modi congratulates new Malaysian PM 14.5.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated new Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad over telephone, an official said.
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CM leaves for Vietnam on agri exposure tour 14.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
CM leaves for Vietnam on agri exposure tour
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Indian Army tests 'Air Cavalry' concept 13.5.2018 General News
The Indian Army has tested in the desert terrain of Rajasthan the military concept of 'Air Cavalry' that was used by the US Army to locate and assault enemy ground forces during the Vietnam War. To enhance its defence capabilities, the Army tested the concept under which weaponised helicopters carry out combined action against the enemy in coordination with tanks and mechanised ground forces. This being done by the Indian Army, with an eye on the future, which is focusing on strengthening its combative air assets by procuring attack helicopters. This is a new concept for the Indian Army and it is aimed at reshaping land battle by defeating the enemy by offensive punch from the air in coordination with tanks on the ground. In the recently held offensive exercise 'Vijay Prahar' in Mahajan firing ranges near Suratgarh, the concept of 'Air Cavalry' was tried by the South Western command, defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha told PTI. The concept was implemented after a detailed ...
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China seeks to reset ties with Japan 12.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Premier Li Keqiang meets Shinzo Abe in Tokyo; Japanese PM says ‘relations are really improving’
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20 years after Pokhran: PMs and India's nuclear ambitions 11.5.2018 Rediff: Interviews
20 years ago this day, May 11, 1998, India conducted its second nuclear test at Pokharan in Rajasthan.
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Nestle India Q1 profit up 36% at Rs 424.03 crore 10.5.2018 General News
FMCG major Nestle India today reported a 35.98 per cent jump in profit at Rs 424.03 crore for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018. The company, which follows January-December financial year, had posted a profit of Rs 311.83 crore in the same period a year ago, Nestle India said in a BSE filing. Revenue from operations was at Rs 2,757.24 crore during the quarter under review. It stood at Rs 2,601.46 crore in the corresponding period last year, it added. After the GST implementation from July last year, the new indirect tax has not been recognised as part of sales and hence is not comparable with the corresponding year-ago quarter. "Profit from operations in percentage of sales and net profit in percentage of sales are positively impacted as the percentages have been calculated on lower reported sales," the company said. Commenting on the company's performance, Nestle India Chairman and Managing Director Suresh Narayanan said during the quarter the company had sustained its growth ...
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Explaining KYC, and why fintech startups need to know more about it 10.5.2018 Latest News
Inevitably, with an increased pickup of fintech comes the need to monitor and keep new players accountable, reports Tech In Asia
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NE Farm & Food Tech ’18 under way 10.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
NE Farm & Food Tech ’18 under way
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Asean lawmakers urge Indonesia to tackle growing intolerance 8.5.2018 General News
Parliamentarians from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on Tuesday urged the Indonesian government to tackle rising intolerance in the country and protect freedom of religion.
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Students from Ten ASEAN Countries Interact With Chief Election Commissioner Of India 7.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
            The Chief Election Commissioner of India Shri Om Prakash Rawat today interacted with 250 students from ten ASAEN Countries. The Students from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, are visiting India as part of the Indo-ASEAN students exchange programme under the aegis of Ministry of External Affairs.
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China, Indonesia discuss ways to boost trade relations 7.5.2018 General News
Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is hosting China's premier and the two have overseen the signing of several memorandums aimed at boosting trade between the nations. After meeting with Premier Li Keqiang today at the ornate presidential palace in Bogor, Jokowi said two countries of their sizes should be able to provide benefits for peace, stability and the welfare of the world. China is the world's most populous country and Indonesia is the fourth most populous. Indonesia is Southeast Asia's largest economy and China is its largest trading partner. Jokowi said China agreed to import an additional 500,000 tons of Indonesian palm oil.
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China Premier Li says open to increasing Indonesia palm oil import quota 7.5.2018 General News
BOGOR, Indonesia (Reuters) - China is open to increasing its import quota of Indonesian palm oil by at least 500,000 tonnes, Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday, speaking after a meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the country's presidential palace in Bogor.
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Outdated labour laws, low incentives hampering textile sector: Report 6.5.2018 Latest News
The report called for innovation in terms of new products, new business models and collaborations
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China calls for developing joint vision with ASEAN: Premier Li Keqiang 6.5.2018 General News
China is willing to work in coordination with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to help develop a joint vision.As reported by China's state-owned Xinhua News Agency, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang wrote in an article published in the Jakarta Post on Saturday that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is placed at a high priority by China with respect to its neighbourhood diplomacy.China has been a staunch supporter of ASEAN community-building and ASEAN centrality in the East Asia cooperation, Li added.He further termed ASEAN as a multi-trading system which promotes investment liberalisation and facilitation of trade and provides a platform to negotiate the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. He reiterated to build an East Asia economic community.China advocated the development of a joint vision for China-ASEAN relations and taking the strategic partnership to a higher level.India shares a close relationship with ASEAN. The year 2017 held a great relationship
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Seven Decades of Independent India: Ideas and Reflections review: Not a critical assessment 5.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
An appraisal of India’s achievements and failures post-Independence
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