Turkmenistan Current Affairs - 2019

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World Press Freedom Index 2019

International NGO, Reporters without Borders has released the World Press Freedom Index 2019. The index is based on the assessment of the countries’ press freedom records in the previous year. The report is partly based on a questionnaire which asks questions about pluralism, media independence, environment and self-censorship, legislative framework, transparency, and infrastructure. World Press Freedom Index 2019 The Read More…

Month:  Categories: Reports & IndicesUPSC

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TAPI gas pipeline: Work on Afghanistan section begins

Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India have ceremonially broke ground on Afghanistan section of ambitious, multi-billion dollar TAPI gas pipeline. The ceremony was attended by Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and his Turkmenistan counterpart Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and India’s Minister of state for external affairs Shri M. J. Akbar. TAPI gas pipeline Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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India joins Ashgabat agreement

India has joined Ashgabat Agreement which envisages facilitation of transit and transportation of goods between Central Asia and the Persian Gulf to significantly boost up trade and investment. It was informed by Turkmenistan, as depository state of the Agreement that all its four founding members have consented to accession of India. Ashgabat Agreement Ashgabat Agreement Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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Construction work TAPI gas pipeline project begins

Ground breaking ceremony of 1800-kilometre-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project was held at the ancient city of Mary of Turkmenistan. The ground breaking function was attended by Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif and Indian Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari. Turkmenistan is believed to have the world’s fourth-largest Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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CANWFZ Treaty signed to recognize Central Asia as Nuke-Free Zone

Five recognized nuclear weapon states- China, France, Russia, UK and USA inked the Protocol to the Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone (CANWFZ) Treaty in New York, marking a major positive development in the global non-proliferation efforts. The treaty was signed on the sidelines of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Preparatory Committee Meeting at the United Nations. CANWFZ Treaty   The CANWFZ Treaty was inked on Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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Pak asks to reconsider gas price India is offering under Indo-Pak gas trade plan

While Pakistan is keen to import gas from India through a 110-Km pipeline, it has asked India to reconsider the high price it is offering. On the other hand, India has sought sovereign payment guarantees from Pakistan before signing an export contract to supply LNG. Indo-Pak gas pipeline project: Pakistan with a total electricity generation Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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TAPI project: Countries agree on setting up a Company for its execution

Countries involved in the TAPI pipeline project- India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan have agreed to establish a company for execution of the proposed project. They are expected to give it shape to by September 2013. Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been appointed as legal-technical consultant, and it will soon identify a company which will drive Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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