Narendra Modi Current Affairs - 2019
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Cabinet approves India and Morocco Agreement Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Commercial Matters
Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Agreement between India and Morocco on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Commercial Matters. The Agreement will be beneficial for citizens of both the countries. It will also fulfill desire of both countries to strengthen bonds of friendship and fruitful cooperation in Civil and Commercial matters. It will also enhance co-operation in the service of summons, judicial documents, letters of request and the execution of judgments decrees and arbitral awards.
Salient features of agreement
- Service of summons and other judicial documents or processes;
- Taking of evidence in civil matters;
- Production, identification or examination of documents, recordings;
- Execution of Letter of Request for taking of evidence in civil matters; and
- Recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards.
Seoul Peace Prize Committee has decided to confer 2018 Seoul Peace Prize on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He is the fourteenth recipient of this award. The award will be presented to him by Seoul Peace Prize Foundation at mutually convenient time.
PM Modi was selected for this prestigious award in recognition of his dedication for improving international cooperation, raising global economic growth, accelerating Human Development of people in India by fostering economic growth and furthering development of democracy through anti-corruption and social integration efforts. It also recognized PM Modi’s contributions to growth of Indian and global economies, credited ‘Modinomics’ for reducing social and economic disparity between rich and poor. It also lauded PM’s initiatives to make government cleaner through anti-corruption measures and demonetization. It also credited PM for his contribution towards regional and global peace through proactive foreign policy with countries around world under Modi Doctrine and Act East Policy.
Seoul Peace Prize
It was established in 1990 to commemorate success of the 24th Olympic Games held in Seoul, South Korea. It was established to crystallize Korean people’s yearning for peace on Korean Peninsula and in the rest of the world. It is awarded biennially to those individuals who have made their mark through contributions to harmony of mankind, reconciliation between nations and world peace. The awardee receives diploma, plaque and honorarium of US $200,000. Past laureates include distinguished global personalities like German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and renowned international relief organizations like Doctors Without Borders and Oxfam.