International Updates/Current Affairs
Date: December 11, 2017
Recently, Trump said that USA is shifting the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem which clearly indicates that now the USA is claiming that Jerusalem as capital of Israel. The US officials say that this move is motivated by the fact that Jerusalem is a city of Historical importance and it eligible to be a capital of Israel. While officially making Jerusalem as a capital of Israel was an official...Read More
Date: September 11, 2017
In Myanmar/Burma, the Rohingya are living with very limited access to basic services and almost negligible livelihood opportunities due to strict movement restrictions.
The statelessness of and the discrimination against the Rohingya must urgently be addressed.
Who are the Rohingyas?
- The Rohingya are an ethnic Musl... Read More
Date: August 21, 2017
Kalapani is a territory disputed between India and Nepal administered however as part of Pithoragarh district in the Uttarakhand state of India. It is situated on the Kailash Manasarovar route, at an altitude of 3600 meters. It is said that the Great Sage Vyasa meditated at this place, giving the region its name - Vyas Valley. A pool by the temple of the Goddess Kal...Read More
Date: June 30, 2017Read More
Date: June 10, 2017
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit, 2017, held from 8-9 June in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. The group, which was founded in 2001 in Shanghai comprises China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as full members. Afghanistan, Belarus, India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan have an observer status.This summit is particularly imp...Read More
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Date: May 09, 2017
India has been unanimously elected as the President of the UN-Habitat, an organ of the United Nations’ Organisation (UNO) that promotes socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements across the world, after 10 years. UN-Habitat reports to the United Nations General Assembly.
Further to today’s election, Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shr...
Date: May 08, 2017
Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election, defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Mr Macron won by 66.06% to 33.94% to become, at 39, the country's youngest president.Mr Macron will also become the first president from outside the two traditional main parties since the modern republic's foundation in 1958. He said that a new page was being turn...Read More
Date: May 02, 2017
India and Turkey sign three agreements on diplomacy, cultural exchange and on telecommunication during delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Turkish President Erdogan
Date: April 08, 2017
India and Bangladesh today signed 22 agreements for cooperation in various fields including judicial cooperation, cooperation in outer space and extension of line of credit by India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh Counterpart Sheikh Hasina witnessed exchange of 4 agreements and MoUs out of 22 signed between the two nations, following delegation level talks in New Delhi....Read More
Date: March 07, 2017Read More
Date: March 06, 2017
The 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Summit, an inter-governmental regional group of 10 countries was held in Islamabad, Pakistan on March 1, 2017 under the chairmanship of Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
♦ The theme of the summit was “Connectivity for Regional Prosperity”.
♦ The summit aimed at increasing cooperation in areas such...
Date: February 27, 2017
The doctrine of hot pursuit owes its origin to the law of the seas, and emerged as an exception to the fundamental principle of freedom of the high seas.
The Geneva Convention on the High Seas was eventually folded into the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Article (111) of the latter treaty grants a coastal state the right to pursue and arrest ships escaping to internationa...
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Date: September 01, 2016
Michel Temer was sworn in as the new president of Brazil after Dilma Rousseff was stripped of the presidency by the Senate in an impeachment motion.At a special session of Congress on Wednesday, after the playing of the national anthem, Temer was sworn in.Temer will serve as president until December 31, 2018.
Date: July 14, 2016
After meeting with the Queen, Theresa May cofficially takes over as Prime Minister of Great Britain. She now faces the daunting task of leading the country out of the European Union.
Date: July 12, 2016Read More
Date: July 11, 2016
Portugal overcame host France in the final of the European football championship thanks to their Guinea Bissau-born striker Eder in the second half of extra time.Substitute Eder broke the deadlock in the 109th minute of the final when he cut inside from the left brushing off a challenge by french defender Laurent Koscielny and fired a low shot into the bottom corner from 20 metres.
Date: June 24, 2016
David Cameron has resigned as Prime Minister after Britain voted to leave the European Union.With the Leave campaign securing 52 per cent of the vote, Mr Cameron addressed the nation in an emotional speech outside 10 Downing Street to announce that he would be stepping down.
The decision launches what will be years of negotiations over trade, business and political links with the E.U., ...Read More
Date: June 21, 2016Read More
Date: June 13, 2016
The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight o...Read More
Date: May 19, 2016
Digitalisation is the theme of the season, so think the Chinese. China has initiated an international scientific cooperation programme for Earth observation to give digital support to its Silk Road Project. The Digital Silk Road is aimed at cementing ties in the fields of information and communication between nations. Thus it will support the Silk Road Project that ...Read More
Isro ex-chairman UR Rao becomes first Indian in International Astronautical Federation's 'Hall of Fame'
Date: May 16, 2016
Former Isro Chairman Prof UR Rao became the first Indian to be given the 'Hall of Fame' award by the International Astronautical Federation ( IAF ).An Isro press note issued in Bengaluru said that the award has been given for his "outstanding contribution to the progress of astronautics within the framework of the IAF activities."The IAF award is intended to reward personalities for their contr...Read More
Date: March 15, 2016
Myanmar’s Parliament has elected Htin Kyaw (69), a close ally of Aung Sang Suu Kyi, as the first civilian President of the country after 53 years of military rule. He was candidate of National League for Democracy (NLD) party and was elected after securing 360 of the total 652 casted votes.
Aung Sang Suu Kyi, who became victorious in the last national elections,can...Read More
Date: February 16, 2016
The first Silk Road train arrives in Tehran to connect China and Iran arrived in Tehran.The train is carrying 32 containers of commercial products from eastern Zhejiang province.The track is completed in 14 days.
The first Silk Road train has completed a journey of 9,500-kilometre (5,900-mile) from Kazakstan and Turkmenistan.The train revitalization the ancient Silk Road and gives impul...Read More
Date: February 03, 2016
World Cancer Day is celebrated every year on 4th of February all over the world to commemorate all the efforts done by the WHO, United Nations, governmental and nongovernmental health organizations towards making the strategy to fight against cancer as well as distributing the real message about this epidemic disease and its treatments including its precautionary measures by uniting all the peo...Read More
India has largest diaspora population: "Trends in International Migrant Stock: The 2015 Revision" UN report
Date: January 14, 2016
The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in his report of survey on “Trends in International Migrant Stock” finds that India’s diaspora population is the largest in the world with 16 million people from India living outside their country in 2015.
Globally, there is 41% increase in comparison with 2000 in the number of international migrant per...Read More
Date: January 11, 2016
The 73rd Golden Globe Awards were organised at the Beverly Hills, California to honor the best in film and American television of 2015.The Golden Globe Award is an American accolade bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.
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Date: December 19, 2015
World Trade Organisation (WTO) on 17 December 2015 unanimously approved Afghanistan’s WTO membership at the WTO’s Tenth Ministerial Conference (MC10) in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. With this, Afghanistan will become 163rd member nation of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), global trade body after 11 years of negotiations. In this regard, Protocol of Accession (PoA) was signed by...Read More
Date: December 19, 2015
The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP).
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been nominated to facilitate the implementation of the Year in collaboration with Governments, relevant organizations, non-governmental organizations and all other relevant stakeholders.
The IYP 2016 aims to heighten public awareness...
Date: December 10, 2015
Time magazine has named German chancellor Angela Merkel its Person of the Year, citing her resolve in leading Europe through this summer’s Greek debt crisis, and her encouragement of other countries to open their borders to migrants and refugees.
Merkel is only the fourth woman to ever be named Person of the Year, after Time opened up the contest to women in 1936. She is the first...Read More
Date: December 10, 2015
Human Rights Day is marked annually on 10 December to commemorate the day in 1948 when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A milestone document in the history of human rights, it sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected.
The theme for Human Rights Day 2015 is "Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always" &...Read More
Date: November 30, 2015
Time to Act is Now': World AIDS Day Theme Demonstrates Urgent Need for Action
World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 every year to raise the awareness in the fight against HIV. The World Health Organization (WHO) established the annual observance in 1988 as a way to offer communities the chance to unite to ...Read More
Date: November 30, 2015Read More
Date: November 20, 2015
Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2015 will be awarded to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The prestigious award is being given to the Office of UNHCR in recognition of its "immense contributions" in assisting millions of refugees who have fled their houses and for working under difficult circumstances to bring about c...Read More
Date: November 20, 2015
The 2015 G-20 Antalya summit was the tenth meeting of the G-20 heads of government. It was held in Antalya, Turkey, a southwestern city, on 15-16 November 2015.
Turkey officially took over the presidency of the G-20 from Australia on 1 December 2014, and China will preside over the summit in 2016. French President Francois Hollande did not attend the event due to the November 2015 Pa...
Date: October 28, 2015
CPN-UML Vice-Chair Bidya Devi Bhandari has been elected the first female and second President of Federal Democratic Republic Nepal, defeating Nepali Congress veteran leader Kul Bahadur Gurung.
The election result was announced in parliament by Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar.A former defence minister, Bhandari is a cancer survivor and widow of late communist leader Madan Bhandari, ...Read More
Date: October 24, 2015
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been awarded 2015 Confucius Peace Prize by China
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been chosen for 2015 Confucius Peace Prize for his inspirational leadership and service to pan-Africanism and African independence. The prize also has recognised his efforts to o...Read More
Date: October 13, 2015
Angus Deaton of Princeton University was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics for his analysis of consumption, poverty and welfare.
The economist Angus Deaton has devoted his career to improving the data that shape public policy, including measures of wealth and poverty, savings and consumption, health and happiness.
Taking advantage of faster computers and an explosi...Read More
Date: October 10, 2015Read More
Date: October 10, 2015
Tunisian national dialogue quartet wins 2015 Nobel peace prize
A disparate coalition of Tunisian unionists, employers, lawyers and human rights activists has won the 2015 Nobel peace prize for helping to prevent the Jasmine revolution from descending into chaos like the uprisings in other Arab spring countrie...Read More
Date: October 10, 2015Read More
Date: October 08, 2015
This week, the Nobel Foundation and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the winners of this year’s Nobel Prizes for physics, chemistry, and medicine. These awards are given for some of the biggest and most significant scientific breakthroughs of the past year, so here is not only the winners and their discoveries, but also why they’re so important.
Date: September 22, 2015
Every year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” which aims to hig...Read More
Date: September 21, 2015
Nepal adopts new Constitution
Nepal has formally adopted a new constitution, nearly a decade after the country ended a long-running civil war.The new constitution was agreed by parliament last week. The Members of parliament applauded as President Ram Baran Yadav signed the document in the capital Kathma...Read More
Date: September 16, 2015
Migrent Crisis: Hungary and Austria imposed control on borders
Austria has imposed new restrictions at its borders, as the country on the main route for refugees crossing the European Union by land struggled to cope with a backlog of thousands trying to reach Germany.Earlier on Tues... Read More
Date: September 04, 2015
NASA’s SERVIR-Mekong project
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a new joint project named SERVIR-Mekong to strengthen regional environmental monitoring in five countries of Southeast Asia namely Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.
It was launch...Read More
Date: August 06, 2015
Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb
Hiroshima Day is being observed in many parts of the world with special vigils and peace marches. It is held to commemorate the atomic bombing done by United States of America on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6th and 9th August 1945.
Date: July 30, 2015
Sanjiv Chaturvedi, Anshu Gupta win prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Awards 2015
Indians Sanjiv Chaturvedi and Anshu Gupta have been awarded prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2015. They are among the total five awardees have been conferred with this year’s award which is often regarded as Asia&rsquo...Read More
Date: July 20, 2015
The U.S.- Cuba relations
The United states and Cuba will reopen embassies in their respective capitals to restore diplomatic relations between the two countries. For the first time since 1961, the Cuban red, white and blue flag will fly over Havana's newly upgraded embassy in Washington.
Date: July 12, 2015
World Population Day 2015:Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies
World Population Day is observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues.In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the internationa...Read More
Date: July 06, 2015
Greeks reject demands for more austerity in key referendum
Greeks overwhelmingly rejected conditions of a rescue package from creditors.The final result in the referendum, published by the interior ministry, was 61.3% "No", against 38.7% who voted "yes".Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said late on Sunday ...Read More
Date: July 06, 2015
International Day of Cooperatives:Choose co-operative, choose equality
The International Day of Co-operatives is celebrated on the first Saturday of July every year, which lands us this year on 4 July 2015. The International Day of Co-operatives' purpose is to increase awareness on co-operatives and promote p...Read More
Date: July 03, 2015
Indian-American professor R Paul Singh named for World Agriculture Prize laureate 2015
Indian-American professor R. Paul Singh has been named as the 2015 Global Confederation for Higher Education Associations for Agriculture and Life Sciences World Agriculture Prize laureate.Singh is known for nich...Read More
Date: July 03, 2015
Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh is the winner of the World Food Prize 2015
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder of Brac, the largest non-governmental organisation on the planet, has been awarded the 2015 World Food prize for his “unparalleled” work on reducing poverty in Bangladesh and...Read More
Date: July 01, 2015
Leap second on June 30
A new second will be added on June 30, at 23:59:60 GMT. It is called as the leap second. On a normal day, the clock moves from 23:59:59 to 00:00:00 the next day. But on June 30, the one minute will have 61 seconds, and the clock will move from 23:59:59 to 23:59:60 before it reaches...Read More
Date: June 29, 2015
Greece debt crisis casts its shadow on world markets
Worsening Greece debt crisis cast its shadow on world markets as the benchmark BSE Sensex tanked over 535 points and the NSE Nifty slid below the 8,300 mark in opening trade today on across-the-board selling by participants.
Date: June 27, 2015
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
The UN General Assembly, in 1987, decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.This is done as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an intern...Read More
Date: June 23, 2015
Philippines begins naval drills with US, Japan amid China sea row
The Philippines Monday began separate but simultaneous naval exercises with the United States and Japan, amid shared and growing concern at Chinese island-building in the disputed South China Sea.
Manila has been holding the naval drill...Read More
Date: June 22, 2015
Afghanistan parliament attacked by Taliban suicide bomber and gunmen
A co-ordinated Taliban attack on the Afghan parliament in Kabul has ended with all six gunmen killed, the interior ministry says. Attackers detonated a huge car bomb outside the gates, stormed the compound, then entered a building next ...Read More
Date: June 16, 2015
U.K.celebrates 800 years of Magna Carta
Britain celebrated 800 years of signing of Magna Carta on 15 June 2015. The celebrations to observe signing of 8 century year old historic document which had laid foundation for modern democratic society was led by Queen Elizabeth II. UK Prime Minister David Camer...Read More
Date: June 15, 2015
The BBIN Motor Vehicles Agreement
India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal signed a historic regional motor vehicle pact on Monday in the Bhutanese capital Thimphu.The BBIN Motor Vehicles Agreement will facilitate transportation of both people and goods among the four SAARC member countries.The BBIN agreemen...Read More
Date: June 14, 2015
Zimbabwe offers new exchange rate: $1 for 35,000,000,000,000,000 old dollars
Zimbabweans will start exchanging “quadrillions” of local dollars for a few US dollars next week as President Robert Mugabe’s government discards its virtually worthless national currency.
The southern African country started using for...Read More
Date: June 10, 2015
41st G-7 nations agree to space out fossil fuels by 2100
The 41st G7 summit was held in Schloss Elmau, Krün, Bavaria, Germany on June 7–8, 2015. The theme for the summit was Think Ahead. Act Together.
Key Issues of 41st Summit:-
The G7 Summit 2015...
Date: June 10, 2015
Cyclonic Storm "Ashobaa" forms in the Arabian Sea
Cyclonic storm Ashobaa in Arabian Sea is the first tropical storm of the pre-monsoon season in the Indian seas.Under the influence of an ongoing onset of a southwest monsoon, a low pressure area formed on June 6. It slowly consolidated, prompting the Joint Typ...Read More
Date: June 03, 2015
Mauritius designates Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as its first women President
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim was designated as the first women President of the Indian Ocean island nation by the Government of Mauritius Famous scientist and biologist .Ameenah’s appointment as the President would be subject to the approval b...Read More
Date: May 25, 2015
China sets up largest gold sector fund for nations along ancient Silk Road
China has decided to set up a gold sector fund involving 65 countries along the ancient Silk Road.It has been set up in China’s northwest Xi’an city during ongoing forum on investment and trade. Read More
Date: May 24, 2015
Resolution in stemming misuse of small arms
The United Nation Security Council (UNSC) has adopted a resolution calling for stronger cooperation among member nations in stemming the illicit transfer and misuse of small arms and light weapons. UNSC resolution comes in wake of underlining suffering ca...Read More
Date: May 20, 2015
Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai wins Man Booker International Prize 2015
The Hungarian author László Krasznahorkai, whose sentences roll out over paragraphs in what his translator George Szirtes has called a “slow lava flow of narrative, a vast black river of type”, has won the...Read More
Date: May 19, 2015
Modi in China : India-China sign 24 key agreements
India and China signed a record 24 agreements in key sectors, including in railways and education, on day two of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first visit to the communist neighbour .From skill development and railways to smart cities and education exc...Read More
Date: May 19, 2015
India assumes presidency of 68th World Health Assembly
India is assuming the presidency of the WHA, the highest decision making body of the World Health organisation (WHO), after a gap of 19 years. Health Minister JP Nadda and Margaret Chan, Director-General, WHO, will jointly inaugurate a photo exh...Read More
Date: May 16, 2015
Discovery of a warm blooded fish “Opah”
Hot and Warm blooded animals:
Those animals which have capability to maintain a constant body temperature in all conditions are referred to as hot blooded animals (Homeotherms or Endotherms). Whereas those animals which regulate their internal body temperature with respect to the external environment are referr...Read More
Date: May 12, 2015
KV Kamath, non-executive chairman of ICICI, is now BRICS Bank head
Pioneering banker KV Kamath was appointed on Monday as the head of the New Development Bank, also called BRICS Bank, a multilateral institution set up by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
The bank’s launch, along wit...Read More
Date: May 10, 2015
UK Elections 2015:Cameron wins surprise 2nd term
Taking pollsters and politicians by surprise, the Conservative party defied predictions of a hung parliament and won a stunning majority in Britain, taking Prime Minister David Cameron back into 10 Downing Street for another term in office and ending a br...Read More
Date: May 03, 2015
World Press Freedom Day 2015:Let Journalism Thrive! Towards better reporting, gender equality and media safety in the digital age
World Press Freedom Day is observed on 3 May every year across the world. The theme of 2015 year is: Let Journalism Thrive! Towards better reporting, gender equality and medi...Read More
Date: May 01, 2015
26 April 2015:The WTO welcomed Seychelles as its 161st Member
Seychelles completed its accession negotiations on 17 October 2014, when the Working Party adopted the accession package, ad referendum. The General Council approved the accession on 10 December 2014. Seychelles completed the ratification pro...Read More
Date: April 28, 2015
The US, Japan Announce Historic Revision of Defense Cooperation
The United States and Japan plan to expand their defense cooperation under new guidelines that, for the first time in the history of the alliance, will allow Tokyo to project its power on a global scale. Both the countries have revised their...Read More
Date: April 27, 2015
Russia & Argentina: Comprehensive Strategic Partnership
Recently,Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner paid a two days visit to Moscow.Kirchner and Russian President Vladimir Putin termed the agreements as a comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
Date: April 26, 2015
Earthquake Devastated Nepal, Killing More than 2,300
A powerful earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, Katmandu, killing more than 2,300 people, flattening sections of the city’s historic center, and trapping dozens of sightseers in a 200-foot watchtower that came crashing down into a pile...Read More
Date: April 23, 2015
China-Pakistan relations post Xi Jinping's recent visit
Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a two day state visit (April 20-21, 2015) to Pakistan. The visit was first by a Chinese President in nine years.President Xi Jinping's two day visit to Pakistan has, therefore, put stamp of China's final success in achie...Read More
Date: April 23, 2015
99th Pulitzer Prizes 2015
The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) publisher Joseph Pulitzer, and is administered by Columbia U...Read More
Date: April 22, 2015
World Earth Day
Since 1970, April 22 is marked as World Earth Day. Being started 45 years back, toady it is celebrated in more than 192 countries accompanied by rallies, marches, festivals and other environment related activities.
Initiation: In years 1969, John McConnell proposed a day to raise concerns about our pla...Read More
Date: April 16, 2015
Prime Minister's visit to Canada
Indo-Canadian relations are the longstanding bilateral relations between India and Canada, which are built upon a "mutual commitment to democracy", "pluralism", and "people-to-people links", according to the government of Canada.Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit is after a ...Read More
Date: April 15, 2015
HANNOVER MESSE 2015:The World's Biggest Industrial Fair
( from 13 to 17 April)
In postwar Germany’s ravaged economy, food supplies were scarce and industry was weaker than ever. The reconstruction was impossible without ...Read More
Date: April 12, 2015
India and France sign 17 agreements during PM Narendra Modi's visit
India and France signed 17 agreements, including on the stalled nuclear project in Jaitapur in Maharashtra, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with French President Francois Hollande.
Date: April 10, 2015
India selected as chairman of global renewable energy panel meet
India has been designated as Chair to the Ninth Meeting of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Council which is scheduled to be held for 10th & 11th June, 2015 in Abu Dhabi.
India is a founder Member of the Intern...Read More
Date: April 06, 2015
China is ready to link Maritime Silk Route plans with India’s ‘Mausam’ project
China has expressed its readiness to work with India to link its ambitious Maritime Silk Route plans with India's "Mausam" project in a bid to address New Delhi's strategic concerns and derive "common benefits".&n...Read More
Date: April 05, 2015
Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA): Iran and P5+1
Iran, the P5+1 and the European Union (EU) have adopted a joint statement for the removal of UNSC resolutions and sanctions against the Islamic Republic in exchange of greatly limiting Iran’s uranium-enrichment programme. The framework ...Read More
Date: April 02, 2015
Operation Raahat: India launches to evacuate 4,000 citizens from Yemen
India launched a massive air and sea operation to evacuate over 4000 Indian nationals from Yemen. The operation will involve total of five ships and four aircraft.The operation started after India got permission to dock its offshore patrol...Read More
Date: March 20, 2015
3rd United Nations Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction conducted in Sendai City, Japan
The Third United Nations Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction took place from March 14 to March18, 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The United Nations General Assembly Resolution on International Strat...Read More
Date: March 16, 2015
15 March: World Consumer Rights Day
The World Consumer Rights Day 2015 was observed on 15 March 2015. The theme for this year world consumer rights day was 'Helping consumers choose healthy diets'.The theme was taken up by the Consumers International because unhealthy diets are linked to f...Read More
Date: March 12, 2015
India and Mauritius ink five MoUs to boost bilateral co-operation
India and Mauritius have signed five agreements during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country. India and Mauritius have inked 5 Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) to give new impetus to bilateral co-operation.These MoUs were sig...Read More
Date: March 11, 2015
India, Seychelles Ink 4 Agreements During PM Modi's Visit
Prime Minister visited Seychelles as part of three-nation tour for strategic partnership with island countiers of Seychelles, Maldives and Sri Lanka. India and the Indian Ocean island of Seychelles strengthened their ties as Prime Minister N...Read More
Date: March 06, 2015
Sri Lankan Government suspends China port city project in Colombo
Sri Lanka’s newly elected Maithripala Sirisena government on 5 March 2015 has temporarily suspended constriction work of China’s ambitious port city project in Colombo with immediate effect. The decision was taken i...Read More
Date: February 27, 2015
President Xi Jinping propounded new slogan to govern China
Chinaese President Xi Jinping has unveiled a new political theory, grouped into four slogans also known as the "four comprehensives". Xi Jinping’s new political theory is summed up into following four Comprehensives:-
Date: February 21, 2015
Two tropical cyclones Marcia and Lam hit Australia
On 20 February 2015Two tropical cyclones Marcia and Lam hit Australia . This is the first incidence when two cyclones have hit Australia at the same time.Tropical cyclone Marcia is a category four storm and it made the landfall at central Queenslan...
Date: February 20, 2015
India and United States: Bilateral Talks over UN
India and United States have held their first ever bilateral dialoguein Washington on the UN and multilateral issues in the spirit of the Delhi Declaration of Friendship that strengthens and expands the two countries&...
Date: February 11, 2015
Economist Amartya Sen awarded inaugural J. M. Keynes Prize 2015
Eminent Indian origin economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has been awarded the inaugural Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize 2015.
He was chosen for this award for his ground-breaking work that has profound impact on the f...
Date: February 09, 2015
China launches first maritime Silk Road cruise liner
A Chinese cruise liner to ply the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road started its maiden voyage from the Beihai port in southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Monday morning.The liner has scheduled stops in Vietnam, the Gulf of Thailand and Malay...Read More
Date: February 09, 2015
Bengaluru, Chennai, Surat among 100 Resilient Cities Project
100 Resilient Cities, a project of the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC supp...Read More
Date: January 30, 2015
Obama in India: Major takeaways for India & US
In a precedent-setting visit, US President Barack Obama and PM Narendra Modi agreed on many important deals and committed that the two nations will be partners in broad social and economic progress.
The two leaders managed to put ...Read More
Date: January 25, 2015
World Leprosy Day 2015
The World Leprosy Day was first observed in the year 1954 It is dedicated to raising awareness of these issues and the objective behind this day is to eradicate leprosy from the core.
Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease (HD), is a chronic infection caused by the bacteria Myc...Read More
Date: January 06, 2015
Palestine submit documents to join ICC
The Palestinians moved to join the court after suffering a defeat in the U.N. Security Council, which rejected a resolution recently that would have set a three-year deadline for the establishment of a Palestinian state on lands occupied by Israel.
Israel has...Read More
Date: January 04, 2015
EU, US confirm new Iran nuclear talks
The political directors of the (world powers) and Iran will meet again on 17 December 2014 in Geneva for a one-day meeting to continue diplomatic efforts towards reaching a long-term, comprehensive solution," it said in a ... Read More
Date: January 04, 2015
Ebola fighters named Time's 2014 'Person of the Year'
The countless doctors, nurses and caregivers at the forefront of battling one of the worst ever outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus, were collectively named as Time magazine's 2014 'Person of the Year'.