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  • A release by the Indian Navy said its ships Tarkash and Aditya, and Russian Federation Navy's Yaroslav Mudriy, Viktor Konetsky and Elnya are participating in the exercise off Goa coast. The ships will undergo `Harbour Phase' of the exercise till December 15. It will include deployment planning, cross visits, professional lectures and sports fixtures.

    From Washington through European capitals to Moscow, Beijing and Tokyo, the world is taking a more relaxed view of Pakistan. At the same time, the view about India is taking a beating. Apart from major powers and the developed economies, almost all of India’s neighbours are also willing to carry on business as usual with Pakistan. Why?

    "While we understand from you that these aircraft movements were done in support of national defense objectives, the US government considers the relocation of aircraft to non-US government authorised bases concerning and inconsistent with the F-16 Letter of Offer and Acceptance," Andrea Thompson, said in his letter.

    The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate Armed Services Committees agreed on a compromise version of the National Defense Authorization Act. It also calls for sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian missile defense system, and a tough response to North Korea's efforts to develop nuclear weapons.

    India’s imports of rough diamonds are down 22% in the first seven months of the fiscal year from April.

    The National Antiprofiteering Authority (NAA) has also directed the company to reduce prices ‘commensurately’ and mandated that the Director General Anti-Profiteering (DGAP) issues a showcause notice seeking explanation on why the penalty should not be applied. The DGAP has been directed to furnish compliance report in four months.

    The Japanese financial services major also believes that the first quarter of 2020 will see a "weak" uptick in GDP growth at 4.7 per cent.

    Russia was banned from the Olympics and world championships in a range of sports on Monday after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruled to punish. WADA took the decision after it concluded that Moscow had tampered with laboratory data by planting fake evidence and deleting files linked to positive doping tests that could have helped identify drug cheats.

    Over 14,000 applications for ground water extraction from industries in the north held back by Central Ground Water Authority citing NGT orders.

    The bill will "alleviate sufferings of many who faced persecution for years" PM Modi wrote on Twitter. Modi also expressed gratitude to all members of RS who voted in favour of the bill. Rajya Sabha approved the bill, completing the legislative procedure for giving Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

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