Fiji Current Affairs - 2019

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EU Adds 10 Countries to Tax Blacklist

The European Union has expanded its tax haven blacklist by including 10 countries. The list now has 15 countries. The list was first drawn up by EU in 2017 in the wake of several scandals, including the Panama Papers and LuxLeaks, that pushed the EU into doing more to fight tax evasion by multinationals and Read More…

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Know India Programme

Know India Programme (KIP) is a flagship initiative for Diaspora engagement. The programme aims to familiarize Indian-origin youth (18-30 years) with their Indian roots and contemporary India. Features of the Programme The important features of the Know India Programme are: Know India Programme is a three-week orientation programme for diaspora youth. The programme aims to Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & ProjectsUPSC

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Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana. The features of the Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana are: Under the scheme, a group of Indian diaspora will be taken on a government-sponsored tour of religious places in India twice a year. The first batch of 40 people participated in the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019 held Read More…

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Road-map for Talanoa Dialogue prepared at Bonn UN Climate Change Conference

The UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (COP23) was held in Bonn, Germany and was presided over by Government of Fiji. It concluded with countries putting in place a roadmap for ‘Talanoa Dialogue’, a year-long process to assess countries’ progress on climate actions. The Conference also made progress on framing rules for implementing 2015 Paris Agreement on Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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India and Fiji Inks Agreement on Defence Cooperation

India and Fiji has signed an MoU on defence cooperation after the delegation level talks between Minister of Defence, Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley and the Minister of Defence and National Security of Fiji, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola in New Delhi. The MoU envisaged cooperation on defence industry, military training, humanitarian assistance & disaster management. In particular, Defence partnership Read More…

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Peter Thomson elected as President of 71st session of United Nations General Assembly

Fijian diplomat Peter Thomson has been elected as President of 71st session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). In the secret ballot election for the post, Peter Thomson defeated Andreas Mavroyiannis of Cyprus by 94 to 90 votes, with one abstention. With this, Peter Thomson becomes the first representative from the Pacific island states to Read More…

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India and Fiji inkedd DTAA (Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement)

India and Fiji signed a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) for the avoidance of double taxation and for the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. The DTAA signed in New Delhi by the Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and Fiji’s Minister of Justice, Public Enterprises, and Industry and Trade Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. Mr. Read More…

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