First meeting of India-Australia Joint Steering Committee

First Meeting of India-Australia Joint Steering Committee

Question- At which of the following places the first meeting of India-Australia Joint Steering Committee held recently?
(a) Jaipur
(b) New Delhia
(c) Mumbai
(d) Ahmedabad
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On October 6th, 2017, the first meeting of the India-Australia Joint Steering Committee was held in New Delhi.
  • It is noteworthy that this meeting is a follow-up to the Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in Combating International Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime exchanged between the two sides during the visit of Australian Prime Minister Mr. Malcolm Turnbull to New Delhi in April this year and his talks with the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
  • During the Joint Steering Committee meeting the two sides discussed scope for cooperation in counter-terrorism and checking extremism and radicalization besides steps to check illegal financial transactions and counterfeiting and cybercrimes.
  • Issues related to human trafficking and people smuggling, combating illegal drug trafficking and sharing information between law enforcement agencies were also discussed.


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