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India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue

imageIndia and Japan decided to enhance cooperation key bilateral areas, including maritime, cyber, outer space security and also deliberated on regional and international security situation.
It was second India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue held in Tokyo which involved discussions on foreign policy issues and security. Both the nations reviewed bilateral security and defence cooperation and discussed ways to expand these ties further.

  • Both sides agreed to hold an early meeting on India — Japan Cyber Security Dialogue.
  • Japan is India’s first 2+2 dialogue partner with any country.
  • First 2+2 India-Japan interaction was held in July 2010.

Why it is called 2+2?

  • As it involves dialogues b/w the Foreign and Defence Secretaries of both sides.

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Hyderabad ranked 3rd best city for 2013 visit

Best in Travel 2013 – Top 10 cities

Travel guide book Lonely Planet ranked Indian city and capital of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad at 3rd position to visit in 2013. 

The book described Hyderabad as "elegant and blossoming".

As per Lonely Planet, the Best in Travel 2013 – Top 10 cities:

  1. imageSan Francisco
  2. Amsterdam
  3. Hyderabad
  4. Derry/Londonderry
  5. Beijing
  6. Christchurch
  7. Hobart
  8. Montreal
  9. Addis Ababa
  10. Puerto Iguazú

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EC prohibits publication/broadcast Opinion Polls during election in Gujarat and HP

The Election Commission put a ban on the publication/broadcast kind of opinion poll during the period of assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

As per EC there will be complete ban on display of any election matter like opinion poll or any other poll survey, in any electronic media, during the period of 48 hours till the conclusion of poll.

Is this decision supported by the Law?

  • The decision taken by EC is in accordance with Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 which prohibits display of any election matter by means of television or similar apparatus, during the period of 48 hours till conclusion of poll in a constituency.

What is ‘Election Matter’?

  • ‘Election matter’ is defined as any matter intended or calculated to influence or affect the result of an election, trespass of which under Section 126 of the Representation of People Act, 1951, is punishable with imprisonment up to a period of 2 years, or with fine or both.

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