Day: June 4, 2020

Joint Statement on a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between India and Australia

Statement by PM Scott Morrison below: Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi and I announced a new Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP) between Australia and India. The CSP takes our bilateral relationship to a new level of cooperation, based on mutual understanding, trust, common interests and the shared values of democracy and the rule of law. It reflects Australia and India’s strong commitment to working together at a time of unprecedented global challenges, such as COVID-19. Our Partnership is in line with India’s increasing engagement in the Indo-Pacific region through her Indo-Pacific vision and Australia’s Indo-Pacific approach and its Pacific Step-Up...

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At virtual bilateral meet, India and Australia sign seven agreement

The two sides also unveiled a “shared vision for maritime cooperation in the Indo- Pacific” and signed seven agreements focused on crucial areas such as defence and rare earth minerals. India and Australia on Thursday elevated their ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership and upgraded their 2+2 foreign affairs and defence dialogue to the ministerial level during a virtual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Scott Morrison. The two sides also unveiled a “shared vision for maritime cooperation in the Indo- Pacific” and signed seven agreements focused on crucial areas such as defence and rare earth...

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Indian-born skilled workers top amongst Australian taxpayers, says ATO-ABS data

Deakin University’s Prof. Harminder Singh analyses the latest data on the personal income and tax paid by Australia’s migrant population. With their contribution to Australia’s tax revenue at nearly 30 per cent, how will the cutback on migration intake impact the Australian economy? The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the latest data on the personal income and tax of the country’s migrant population for the financial year 2016-17. Analysing this complex dataset, Harminder Singh, Associate Professor in the department of finance at Deakin University finds “the maximum number of taxpaying skilled migrants were born in India, which makes...

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Hyderabad police book Jr NTR fans for abusing Meera Chopra

Hyderabad police on Wednesday registered a case against fans of popular Telugu actor Junior NTR for abusing Bollywood actress Meera Chopra and threatening her with gang rape and acid attacks. Acting on a complaint by the actress on Twitter, the cybercrime police registered a case against unknown fans of the actor for abusing and threatening her. Assistant Commissioner of Police K.V.N. Prasad said that a case has been registered under Indian Penal Code’s sections 506 (criminal intimidation), and 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman) and section 67 of the Information Technology Act. He said the process of identifying...

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WHO includes hydroxychloroquine in solidarity trial again

The World Health Organisation on Wednesday said that anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) will return to the solidarity trial for the potential treatment of coronavirus disease. At a press conference in the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: “On the basis of the available mortality data, the members of the committee recommended that there are no reasons to modify the trial protocol. “The Executive Group received this recommendation and endorsed continuation of all arms of the solidarity trial, including hydroxychloroquine.” The world health body had temporarily suspended the usage of HCQ from the solidarity trial for...

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