Cupboard approves financial cooperation pact between India, Mauritius


The Union Cupboard on Wednesday authorised signing of a complete financial cooperation settlement, a sort of a free commerce pact, between India and Mauritius which is aimed toward liberalising norms to spice up two-way commerce.

The Cupboard assembly chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi authorised the signing of the Complete Financial Cooperation and Partnership Settlement (CECPA) between India and Mauritius, an official assertion mentioned.

The pact would cowl 310 export objects for India, together with foodstuff and drinks, agricultural merchandise, textile and textile articles, base metals, electricals and digital objects, plastics and chemical substances, wooden and its articles.

Mauritius would profit from preferential market entry into India for 615 merchandise, together with frozen fish, speciality sugar, biscuits, contemporary fruits, juices, mineral water, beer, alcoholic drinks, soaps, baggage, medical and surgical gear, and attire.

In such an settlement, two buying and selling companions minimize or remove duties on a number of merchandise apart from liberalising norms to advertise companies commerce.

A mutually handy date could be finalised for signing of the settlement, after which it will likely be applied. It could be India’s first such commerce

Tata Comm ties up with Google Cloud to transform Indian businesses


on Tuesday announced partnership with to drive cloud adoption and transform Indian businesses.

The partnership will enable organisations to deploy and access services through Tata Communications’ IZO managed cloud.

“As organisations migrate to Google Cloud, they need a partner that will support them across their entire IT ecosystem and deliver a unified cloud management platform that offers greater transparency, control and security of their data and applications,” global head of cloud and managed hosting services Rajesh Awasthi said in a statement.

As a India Partner, will support organisations with services across infrastructure modernisation, data centre transformation, application modernisation, smart analytics, multi-cloud deployments and more.

“The true test of 2021 will be how organizations adopt a cloud first approach. Through our partnership with Tata Communications, we will be able to provide our customers with a unified, end-to-end experience that will remove the complexity in cloud management and help them transform at speed and scale,” Google Cloud India head of partners and alliances, Amitabh Jacob said.

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UN Slams Deadly And ‘Reckless’ Iraq Rocket Attack


The United Nations warned Tuesday that tensions in Iraq could escalate after a rocket attack killed a foreign contractor for the US military and wounded at least 14 others in the Kurdish regional capital Arbil.

The hail of more than a dozen rockets late Monday was the first attack in nearly two months targeting Western military or diplomatic installations in Iraq after a series of similar incidents blamed on pro-Iranian Shiite factions.

“Such heinous, reckless acts pose grave threats to stability,” the UN top representative in Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, wrote on Twitter, calling for “restraint” on all sides.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken earlier said he was “outraged” and pledged American support in holding those responsible to account.

Iraq has seen repeated attacks against American targets since Washington’s January 2020 assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi said that “the terrorist act that targeted the Kurdistan region aims to create chaos” and vowed to keep Iraq from becoming a “backyard” where regional conflicts play out.

The barrage of 107 mm rockets — the same calibre used in recent attacks in Baghdad — was fired Monday

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