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President Visit to Switzerland

Published on September 14, 2019
Current context: President Ram Nath Kovind met his Swiss counterpart Ueli Maurer in Bern on 13 September 2019.
President Visit to Switzerland
  • President Kovind unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi, marking the 150th anniversary of the Father of the Nation at Villeneuve, Switzerland.
  • Mahatma Gandhi had a special connection, as he visited Villeneuve in 1931 at the invitation of Noble laureate Romain Rolland.
  • During the visit, India and Switzerland signed and exchanged agreements/MOUs for:
a. Cooperation in the field of Climate Change
b. Letter of Intent to create an India-Switzerland Science and Innovation Alliance
c. For renewal of the Hindi Chair at the University of Lausanne.
  • India and Switzerland agreed to have the first automatic exchange of information on tax matters.
  • India also looks forward to Switzerland joining the International Solar Alliance.
  • Switzerland is the largest exporter to India from Europe and has a bilateral trade volume of around $19 billion.


Q.1 Who is the largest exporter to India from Europe?
a. France
b. Germany
c. Switzerland
d. Spain

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