Puducherry: 29th RCP meeting of Asia Pacific Customs begins

News:India is hosting the World Customs Organization(WCO) Asia Pacific Regional Contact Points(RCP) conference in Puducherry. Facts: About the conference: The conference is being held for the fourth time in India.Previously it was held in Jaipur and Cochin. The conference discussed the key focus areas of the Asia Pacific Region.It includes security, enforcement, facilitation and capacity… Continue reading Puducherry: 29th RCP meeting of Asia Pacific Customs begins

India welcomes ASEAN’s outlook on Indo-Pacific

India has welcomed the ASEAN’s outlook on the Indo-Pacific by saying that it sees important elements of convergence with its own perspective on the region. The ASEAN nations has adopted the ‘ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific’ in the recently concluded ASEAN Officials Meeting(SOM) held in Bangkok,Thailand. The outlook says that it views Asia-Pacific and the… Continue reading India welcomes ASEAN’s outlook on Indo-Pacific

Asia-Pacific to grow 5.7% this year: ADB

According to the Asian Development Bank, Asia Pacific region is projected to grow at 5.7% in 2019. ADB has said that most of the momentum for the region growth will come from higher consumption and investment levels.However,growth may be undermined due to trade tensions and the threat of climate change in the Asia Pacific region.… Continue reading Asia-Pacific to grow 5.7% this year: ADB

Asian military forces hold annual ‘Cobra Gold’ exercise

Thailand and United States has recently hosted the opening ceremony for the 38th Cobra Gold military exercise in Thailand. The Cobra Gold is the largest annual Asia-Pacific military exercise. It was first held in 1982. The aim of the exercise is to improve coordination and inter-operability between USA, Thailand and other participating nations in both… Continue reading Asian military forces hold annual ‘Cobra Gold’ exercise