India-Belgium Current Affairs - 2019

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Belgium opens honorary consulate in GIFT City

Belgium has become the first country to open an honorary consulate office in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City), Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Belgium already has two Consulates-General in Mumbai and Chennai, and an honorary consulate in Kolkata. The consulate was inaugurated by Belgian Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, Pieter De Crem. Hari Sankaran, Vice-Chairman and Read More…

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India and Belgium sign Protocol amending Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement and Protocol

India and Belgium have signed a Protocol to amend the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between the two countries. The Protocol was signed by Sushil Chandra, Chairman Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Jan Luykx, Ambassador of Belgium to India.  Key Facts The amendment of DTAA will broaden the scope of the existing Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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Union Cabinet approves pact for avoidance of double taxation with Belgium

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the signing of a Protocol amending the Agreement between India and Belgium for avoidance of double taxation. Decision in this regard was taken in the Union Cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Key Facts The amendment in the Protocol will broaden the scope Read More…

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PM Narendra Modi unveils Asia’s largest optical telescope ARIES at Nainital

Asia’s largest and first of its kind optical telescope Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) was unveiled at Devasthal in Nainital District, Uttrakahnd. It was remotely activated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel from Belgium. Key facts Aries telescope was joint collaborative technological effort between Indian and Belgian scientists. Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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Union Cabinet gives nod to MoU between India and Belgium in the field of energy

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Belgium for cooperation in development of new and renewable energy technologies. The MoU will be signed between Union Ministry of Power and respective Belgian government authority at the Federal and regional level. Key facts of MoU Objective: Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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