International Affairs

SARTTAC(South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center)

14/2/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

New IMF Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC) was recently inaugurated in Delhi for Economic Capacity Building in South Asia. MoU on SART ...

India to host key RCEP meeting

6/2/2017 | International Affairs | Asean |Read more

India would host the negotiations for mega trade deal RCEP which aims at liberalising norms for trade in goods and services and boost investment among ...

BIMSTEC

31/1/2017 | International Affairs | Regional Groupings |Read more

Nepal, as the BIMSTEC chair, is scheduled to host the group’s summit this year, the first since the new government in India assumed office in May 2014 ...

Turkey’s constitutional reform

25/1/2017 | International Affairs | Europe |Read more

The Turkish parliament has approved a constitutional reform bill that includes strengthening the powers of the presidency, a move that paves the way f ...

Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

22/1/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

Workshop on MSME Cooperation amongst Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Member countries was recently held in India. This workshop aims to strengthen ...

Newly Proposed H1-B Visa Programme bill

8/1/2017 | International Affairs | Indo US |Read more

A bill backing key changes in the H-1B programme that allows skilled workers from countries like India to fill high-tech jobs in the US has been re-in ...

UNSC passes resolution demanding end to Israeli settlement on occupied Palestinian territory

26/12/2016 | International Affairs | United Nations |Read more

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has passed a resolution demanding Israel to stop building settlements on occupied Palestinian territory. The resolution ...

Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD)

17/12/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

Sixth edition of Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD) was held in New Delhi. This conference sought to addre ...

Union Cabinet approves MoU between Rural Development Ministry & FAO

15/12/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

The Union Cabinet has approved MoU between Ministry of Rural Development and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to improve effectiveness of rural ...

BRICS to share tax information

12/12/2016 | International Affairs | Institutions |Read more

BRICS nations pledged to share tax information automatically and adopt global standards on tax transparency to check cross border tax evasion. The mee ...

Non-OPEC producers agree to cut oil output

11/12/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

OPEC and non-OPEC producers reached their first deal since 2001 to curtail oil output jointly and ease a global glut after more than two years of low ...

Mercosur suspends Venezuela

5/12/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

Venezuela has been suspended from the Mercosur trade group over its failure to comply with its commitments when it joined the group in 2012. Previousl ...

Colombia's Congress approves revised deal with FARC

4/12/2016 | International Affairs | South America |Read more

The Congress of Colombia approved the revised peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group. The approval comes after ...

Gwadar port

16/11/2016 | International Affairs | Asia |Read more

A new international trade route in Southwest Pakistan has been opened up by a Chinese ship exporting goods to the Middle East and Africa. With this, t ...

Support for India’s permanent seat in UN security Council

16/11/2016 | International Affairs | United Nations |Read more

India’s bid for a permanent seat in a reformed UN Security Council (UNSC) has received a strong support from many UN member states, including the UK a ...

China launches pulsar navigation satellite XPNAV-1

13/11/2016 | International Affairs | Space |Read more

China has successfully launched experimental X-ray pulsar navigation satellite XPNAV-1. It is the world’s first pulsar navigation satellite or spacecr ...

Colombo declaration

13/11/2016 | International Affairs | Indian Ocean |Read more

High Level Meeting of Interior Ministers of the Indian Ocean Region to Counter Drug Trafficking was recently held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The high-leve ...

South Asia’s Turn: Policies to Boost Competitiveness and Create the Next Export Powerhouse’ Report by World Bank

11/11/2016 | International Affairs | Asia |Read more

World Bank has recently released report titled ‘South Asia’s Turn: Policies to Boost Competitiveness and Create the Next Export Powerhouse’. The repor ...

Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

5/11/2016 | International Affairs | Disasters |Read more

The three-day Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was recently inaugurated by PM Modi. The conference will adopt the New Delhi Dec ...

Chemical weapons

1/11/2016 | International Affairs | Russia |Read more

Russia has indicated that it will destroy all of its chemical weapons by the end of next year – a year earlier than previously announced. Russia had t ...

Goa Declaration: BRICS summit, 2016

19/10/2016 | International Affairs | Institutions |Read more

Eighth BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit was held from 15 to 16 October 2016 in Benaulim city of Goa, India. It was held un ...

China President visited Bangladesh

16/10/2016 | International Affairs | Asia |Read more

During visit of Xi Jinping to Bangladesh, both countries has signed 40 agreements, including loan and investment deals in the infrastructure sector wo ...

Nobel Peace Prize,. 2016

11/10/2016 | International Affairs | South America |Read more

The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his efforts to end his country's long-running civil war with ...

India to host first AMCDRR after Sendai Framework

11/10/2016 | International Affairs | Summits |Read more

The Government of India is hosting the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) next month in collaboration with the United N ...

UN court rejects disarmament case against India

10/10/2016 | International Affairs | United Nations |Read more

The United Nations’ highest court has rejected nuclear disarmament cases filed by the Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands against Britain, India an ...

OPEC agreement to cut oil production

6/10/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached an agreement to cut oil production for the first time since 2008 after an informal me ...

New Delhi Declaration on Education

3/10/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

The 4th Meeting of BRICS Education Ministers Conference adopted the New Delhi Declaration on Education that reiterates commitment to SDG4 which aims t ...

Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement

1/10/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board has completed the twelfth and final review of Pakistan’s three-year economic reform program supp ...

Union Cabinet approves ratification of the Paris Agreement

29/9/2016 | International Affairs | Climate |Read more

The Union Cabinet of India approved ratification of Paris Agreement which is to take place on October 2. This decision will underline India’s responsi ...

MERCOSUR

26/9/2016 | International Affairs | Regional Groupings |Read more

Brazil has asked India to expand its commercial and multilateral footprints in South America. Brazil is also planning to take up this issue in the upc ...

UN Security Council on nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament

25/9/2016 | International Affairs | United Nations |Read more

The UN Security Council approved a resolution urging quick global implementation of Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban treaty that would ban tests of nucl ...

United Nations Panel on Medicines

18/9/2016 | International Affairs | United Nations |Read more

A United Nations high-level panel on access to medicines has called for major changes to the way in which research and development (R&D) of life-savin ...

African Development Bank (AfDB)

17/9/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

India will be hosting the next annual meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group at Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centre, Ahmedabad from May 22 ...

China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

16/9/2016 | International Affairs | China |Read more

China may slow down implementation of the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) because of security concerns. About the CPEC project: Th ...

G20 countries And Climate Change

11/9/2016 | International Affairs | G-20 |Read more

According to a report released by Climate Transparency, an open global consortium, Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of G20 countries are continui ...

G 20 Summit, 2016

9/9/2016 | International Affairs | G-20 |Read more

11th meeting of G – 20 summit was concluded in the city of Hangzhou. It was the first ever G20 summit to be hosted in China. Next G 20 summit in 2017 ...

BBIN Motor Vehicle Agreement

8/9/2016 | International Affairs | SAARC |Read more

The first cargo truck under the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement for cross border movement reached Delhi recently. A ...

IUCN World Conservation Congress

6/9/2016 | International Affairs | Environment |Read more

25th World Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has begun in Hawaii. The last Congress was held in Jeju, ...

Project Development Fund

4/9/2016 | International Affairs | Asean |Read more

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to create a Project Development Fund (PDF) with a corpus of Rs 500 Crore for catalysing Indian economic prese ...

Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016

4/9/2016 | International Affairs | World Bank |Read more

The World Bank has recently released a Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016 report titled “Connecting to Complete 2016“. Highlights of the report: A ...

State of emergency announced in Turkey

22/7/2016 | International Affairs | Middle East |Read more

Turkey's president has declared a state of emergency for three months following failed army coup. The emergency allows the president and cabinet to by ...

Convention on Cluster Munitions

17/7/2016 | International Affairs | Internal Security |Read more

Peace activist in Sri Lanka have pitched strongly for an early ratification of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM). This move will not only prov ...

South China Sea Dispute

14/7/2016 | International Affairs | China |Read more

An international tribunal in The Hague ruled in favor of the Philippines in a maritime dispute, concluding China has no legal basis to claim historic ...

Chilcot Report on Iraq War

10/7/2016 | International Affairs | Europe |Read more

John Chilcot unveiled his 2.6 million-word report into Britain's involvement in the controversial Iraq War. Highlights of the report: There was “no im ...

India’s Failed NSG bid

26/6/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

The plenary meeting of the 48-member NSG ended with no decision on India’s membership bid as divisions persisted over admitting non-NPT members with C ...

Global Peace Index

20/6/2016 | International Affairs | Internal Security |Read more

As per recently released Global Peace Index (GPI) for year 2015, India was placed at 143th rank out 162 countries. The report was published by Institu ...

Shangri La Dialogue

7/6/2016 | International Affairs | External Security |Read more

15th Asia Security Summit: The IISS Shangri-La Dialogue held from 3-5 June 2016. Highlights The territorial spat over the South China Sea once again d ...

The Hague Code of Conduct

6/6/2016 | International Affairs | Regional Groupings |Read more

India became the 138th country in the world to subscribe to an international code of conduct( or hague code of condut) against the proliferation of ba ...

German New Refugee Integration Bill

4/6/2016 | International Affairs | Europe |Read more

Germany has approved a draft bill of new measures aimed at helping the integration of refugees into the German society amid the influx of asylum seeke ...

G - 7 summit

30/5/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

Japan hosted the 42nd G7 Summit in Ise-Shima. The G7 Ise-Shima Summit is the first G7 Summit to be convened in Asia since the Summit in Toyako, Hokkai ...

Obama visit to Vietnam

26/5/2016 | International Affairs | geopolitical issues |Read more

U.S. President Barack Obama has lifted a decades-old arms export embargo on Vietnam. Obama is the third president of USA to visited Vietnam. Analysis ...

Resolution introduced to bring India on par with NATO allies

22/5/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

A Congressional resolution aiming to bring India on par with NATO allies in terms of trade and technology transfer besides elevating its "status" in e ...

Bill Introduced In US Congress To Help India Join APEC

29/3/2016 | International Affairs | APEC |Read more

A bill introduced in US congress to help India join the APEC forum. The legislation notes that US-India partnership is vital to the US strategic inter ...

Kurds Declare De-Facto Federal Region in Northern Syria

21/3/2016 | International Affairs | Syria |Read more

The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and several allied groups have voted to create an autonomous federation in the northern part of Syria. ...

Sharp drop in aid to SAARC nations

12/3/2016 | International Affairs | SAARC |Read more

The budget tabled in parliament has slashed India’s development assistance to all SAARC neighbours especially Maldives, Bangladesh and Nepal. This bud ...

First Train From China Arrived In Iran

19/2/2016 | International Affairs | geopolitical issues |Read more

First cargo train from China to Iran completed its 6,462 -mile journey from Zhejiang province just south of Shanghai on China’s eastern coast to Tehra ...

New Anti Terrorism Law Of China

31/12/2015 | International Affairs | China |Read more

China has adopted its first counter-terrorism law that grants overarching powers to security agencies amid criticism from the U.S. over privacy and fr ...

UN Security Council Agrees On Syria Plan

22/12/2015 | International Affairs | Syria |Read more

After four years of war, more than 2.4 lakh deaths, displacement of half of the population make Syria still a divided nation. A variety of actors lock ...

Saudi Women Votes for the First Time

15/12/2015 | International Affairs | Elections |Read more

Saudi Arabian women voted for the first time on Saturday in local council elections and also stood as candidates. This is considered as historic step ...

Venezuela Election: End of Chavism

13/12/2015 | International Affairs | South America |Read more

In recently held election in Venezuela, ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (USPV) has defeated by opposition party Democratic Unity Roundtable ...

Global Solar Alliance

2/12/2015 | International Affairs | Renewable Energy |Read more

India’s prime minister has launched an international solar alliance of over 120 countries with the French president, François Hollande, a ...

India re-elected as Member of International Maritime Council

30/11/2015 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

India has been re-elected unopposed to the Council of the International Maritime Organization [IMO] under Category “B” at the 29th session ...

ASEAN 27th Summit

23/11/2015 | International Affairs | Summits |Read more

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was proclaimed a community through a declaration signed by the ASEAN leaders at its 27th Summit. It ...

APEC Summit – 2015

18/11/2015 | International Affairs | Summits |Read more

Leaders of APEC, met in Manila under the theme of ‘Building Inclusive Economies, Building a Better World,’ determined to take action to fu ...

G20

17/11/2015 | International Affairs | Summits |Read more

G20 leaders , including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday vowed to conduct joint action against growing global terrorism as well as choking terr ...

Aung San Suu Kyi wins Myanmar Elections

12/11/2015 | International Affairs | Myanmar |Read more

Myanmar’s election commission said on Friday that the party of the Nobel Peace laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi had won 348 seats in Parliament, gi ...

UNESCO rejects Kosovo’s bid for membership

10/11/2015 | International Affairs | kosovo |Read more

The United Nations cultural agency, UNESCO, narrowly rejected Kosovo's bid for membership Monday after Kosovo failed to receive the support of two ...

UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

10/11/2015 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

India has maintained its robust record of winning elections as it has been re-elected to theUN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)for the ...

Ease of Doing Business Report-2016

3/11/2015 | International Affairs | Reports |Read more

Released by World Bank annually. Ranking of country in this list is based on index averages the country’s percentile rankings on 10 indicators e ...

Brussels Summit

28/10/2015 | International Affairs | Europe |Read more

European Union and Balkan leaders meeting in Brussels have agreed a 17-point plan to cooperate on managing the flows of refugees making their way thro ...

V20 Group launched

12/10/2015 | International Affairs | Environment |Read more

During the annual meeting of International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank in Lima (Peru) finance ministers from 20 of countries most vulnerable to ...

BRICS nations to check human trafficking, migrant smuggling

12/10/2015 | International Affairs | Human Aspects |Read more

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have issued a Joint Declaration to combat and prevent organised human trafficking and migrant smuggling, ...

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement signed

12/10/2015 | International Affairs | Regional Groupings |Read more

The agreement was signed by United States (US), Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim countries which include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mex ...

First India-US-Japan trilateral meeting

5/10/2015 | International Affairs | Multilateral Issues |Read more

First India-US-Japan trilateral meeting was held in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting. The countries called for freedom of ...

UNGA adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

25/9/2015 | International Affairs | UNO |Read more

The 193-Member United Nations General Assembly has formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of bold new Global G ...

UNSC reforms: documents based negotiations on the anvil

17/9/2015 | International Affairs | United Nations |Read more

The UN General Assembly has adopted the path of text-based negotiations for carrying out Security Council reforms and, for this purpose, adopted a neg ...

South Asian Sub-Regional Drug Focal Point Meeting held in New Delhi

15/9/2015 | International Affairs | Summits |Read more

Sub-Regional Drug Focal Point Meeting and Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) Expert Group Consultation, South Asia under the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Progr ...

W20

8/9/2015 | International Affairs | Regional Groupings |Read more

World's 20 largest economies, including India, have launched W20 — an engagement grouping of women leaders — to push for gender-inclus ...

India Readies to Host Africa Summit

6/9/2015 | International Affairs | Regional Groupings |Read more

India is preparing to showcase its biggest diplomatic outreach event, the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit next month, with the Narendra Modi government ...

BRICS Summit 2015

14/7/2015 | International Affairs | Regional Groupings |Read more

Venue: Ufa, Russia BRICS: Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa Theme: 'Partnership: A powerful factor for global development' Attended by: I ...

Greek Deal

14/7/2015 | International Affairs | Europe |Read more

Euro zone leaders made Greece surrender much of its sovereignty to outside supervision in return for agreeing to talks on an 86 billion euros bailout ...

Greece Crisis

23/6/2015 | International Affairs | Greece |Read more

Greece became the epicenter of Europe’s debt crisis after Wall Street imploded in 2008. With global financial markets still reeling, Greece anno ...

G-7 Meet

9/6/2015 | International Affairs | Summits |Read more

Venue: Kruen (Germany) Leaders from the Group of Seven (G7) industrial nations backed a tough line towards Moscow at the start of a summit in the Bava ...

Indian Navy Ships Reach Indonesia: ‘Act-East’ Policy

2/6/2015 | International Affairs | South East Asia |Read more

In pursuit of India’s ‘Act-East’ policy, the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet is on an operational deployment to South East Asia an ...

Indian Ocean Outreach

18/3/2015 | International Affairs | Indian Ocean |Read more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a three-nation trip which took him to the Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka - three key Indian Ocean island nati ...

Sri Lanka Suspends China Port City Project

4/3/2015 | International Affairs | Srilanka |Read more

The Sri Lankan Government has temporarily suspended work on the construction of a controversial $1.5 billion Chinese port city project. The decision t ...

Minsk Summit

12/2/2015 | International Affairs | Summits |Read more

Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed to a deal that offers a "glimmer of hope" for an end to fighting in eastern Ukraine. The deal env ...

my coins