International Updates/Current Affairs

Date: June 30, 2017

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The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Astana Summit 2017: India, Pakistan become full members

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...

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Date: May 22, 2017

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India unanimously elected to head UN-Habitat, the United Nations’ Human Settlements Programme

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...

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French Presidential election: Macron defeats Le Pen to become president

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...

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Visit of Turkish President to India:India, Turkey sign three agreements

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

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Sheikh Hasina's visit: India-Bangladesh sign 22 agreements

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....

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Date: March 07, 2017

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13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Summit 2017

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...

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Doctrine of hot pursuit (Laws of Sea)

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: January 24, 2017

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Date: January 08, 2017

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Michel Temer sworn in as new Brazil president

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.

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Teresa May officially takes over as UK Prime Minister

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.

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Date: July 12, 2016

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Euro 2016: Portugal beat France to lift European title

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.

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EU referendum: David Cameron resigns as UK shocks the world by voting for Brexit

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., ...

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Date: June 21, 2016

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12th June:World Day against Child Labour

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...

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Digital Silk Road

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 ...

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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...

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Myanmar Elects its First Civilian President: Htin Kyaw

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...

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1st Silk Road train arrives in Tehran from China

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...

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04th February : World Cancer Day (WCD)

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...

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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...

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73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2016

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: January 01, 2016

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Afghanistan becomes 163rd member of WTO

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...

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2016: International Year of Pulses

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...

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Angela Merkel named 2015 TIME Person of the Year 2015

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...

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Human Rights Day 10 December 2015

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" &...

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World AIDS Day 2015

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 ...

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Date: November 30, 2015

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Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2015: UNHCR

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...

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G20 summit 2015:Antalya, Turkey

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...

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Bidya Devi Bhandari elected first female President of Nepal

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, ...

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Confucius Peace Prize 2015

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...

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Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 2015

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...

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Date: October 10, 2015

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Nobel Prize for Peace – 2015

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...

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Date: October 10, 2015

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Noble Prize 2015:Physics,Chemistry and Physiology or Medicine

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.

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International Day of Peace, 21 September

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...

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New Secular Constitution of Nepal

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...

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Migrent Crisis: Hungary and Austria imposed control on borders

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...

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NASA’s SERVIR-Mekong project for Five South-East Asian Countries

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...

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Hiroshima Day :70th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

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.

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Ramon Magsaysay Award 2015

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...

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US, Cuba to reopen embassies after 54 years

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.

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World Population Day 2015

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...

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Greece debt crisis: Greek voters reject bailout offer

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 ...

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International Day of Cooperatives 2015

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...

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Indian-American named World Agriculture Prize laureate 2015

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...

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World Food Prize 2015

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...

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June 30 Will Be 1 Second Longer

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...

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Greece Debt Crisis

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.

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International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2015

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...

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Philippines begins naval drills in south china sea

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...

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Taliban attack on Afghan parliament

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 ...

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800 years of Magna Carta

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...

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India, B’desh, Bhutan and Nepal sign historic pact

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...

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Zimbabwe dumps its currency

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...

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41st G7 summit

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...

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Cyclone Ashobaa

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...

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Ameenah Gurib-Fakim: first women President of Mauritius

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...

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Silk Road gold fund

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


UNSC adopts Resolution in stemming misuse of small arms

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...

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Man Booker International Prize 2015

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...

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Prime Minister's visit to China

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...

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India assumes presidency of World Health Assembly (WHA) 68th session

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...

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Discovery of a warm blooded fish “Opah”

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...

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K.V. Kamath appointed as the head of the New Development Bank

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...

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UK: General Election 2015

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...

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World Press Freedom day

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...

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Seychelles becomes 161st WTO member

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...

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The US-Japan: Revision of defense deal

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...

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Agreements on Economic & Energy Co-operation between Russia & Argentina

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.

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Nepal earthquake: A time to rethink

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...

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Xi Jinping's visit to Pakistan

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...

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The Pulitzer Prize 2015

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...

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World Earth Day-2015

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...

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Narendra Modi visit: India- Canada relations

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 ...

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HANNOVER MESSE 2015

Date: April 15, 2015

HANNOVER MESSE 2015:The World's Biggest Industrial Fair
           ( from 13 to 17 April)

Background:-

In postwar Germany’s ravaged economy, food supplies were scarce and industry was weaker than ever. The reconstruction was impossible without ...

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PM's visit to France

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.  

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India Designated as Chair to the Ninth Meeting of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

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...

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Project MAUSAM: China shows willingness to cooperate

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...

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Iran and P5+1 gave nod for nuclear agreement Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

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 ...

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Operation Raahat

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...

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Third United Nations Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

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...

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World Consumer Rights Day 2015

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...

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PM's visit to Mauritius

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...

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PM Modi's Visit to Seychelles

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...

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Sri Lankan government holds up Colombo port city project of China

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...

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"four comprehensives" :new political theory by Chinese President Xi Jinping

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:-

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Tropical Cyclones Marcia and Lam hit Australia

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...

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Indo-US first ever bilateral dialogue on U. N.

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&...

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Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize 2015.

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...

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China launches maiden maritime Silk Road cruise liner

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...

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100 Resilient Cities Project

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...

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1st US Presidential visit on India's Republic day

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 ...

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World Leprosy Day

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...

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Palestine applies to join ICC

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...

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Iran Nuclear Talks

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 ...

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Time's 'Person of the Year' 2014

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'.


The 'Eb...

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