News Updates and Current Affairs 20 July

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4 Key News Updates – Current Affairs 20 July 2015

1. India, Russia sign customs pact to boost trade

India, RussiaIndia, Russia India and Russia have signed a customs and liberalize business visas agreement to boost trade between both countries to remove the hindrances and boost commerce. This pact will help to rapid clearances of imported goods at the land and sea ports and addresses the issues related to the non-tariff barriers. Both countries also have fixed a target of US 30 billion dollars to be achieved by 2025. Read More

2. Indian-origin doctor Shiv Pande receives honorary fellowship in UK

Shiv PandeShiv Pande, an Indian origin doctor has been award with honorary fellowship by prestigious University of Central Lancashire of United Kingdom. He was award with this fellowship in recognition of his contribution to the community as a general practitioner and medical educator. Read More

3. India and Myanmar to strengthen Defence ties

India and MyanmarIndia and Myanmar India and Myanmar have announced plans to strengthen their defence cooperation during a joint consultative commission (JCC) meeting held in New Delhi. JCC meeting was chaired by Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin. Read More

4. EU approves 7 Billion Euro Short-Term Loan to Greece

GreeceEuropean Union (EU) has approved a short-term loan of 7.16 billion euros to Greece after it was backed by the 28 member states. This loan will allow Greece to pay its debt to European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) till new bailout plan is ratified. Read More

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