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Serbia, Kosovo agreed to implement 2013 Brussels Agreement

Published on: 27-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The decision to implement the Brussels Agreement will pave the way for diffusing troubled relations between both countries that are underway since the formation of Kosovo in 2008.

Union Cabinet approved Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty in Civil and Commercial matters with Oman

Published on: 27-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The agreement facilitates service of judicial orders, summons and other legal and judicial documents or processes among others.

Australia-India Education Council (AIEC) meeting concluded in New Delhi

Published on: 26-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Former cricketer Adam Gilchrist was appointed as the Australia-India Education Ambassador.

India, Seychelles signed five Agreements/MoUs to improve bilateral relations

Published on: 26-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

They were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Seychelles President James Michel during the latter’s visit to India.

Second Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit held in Jaipur

Published on: 26-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The grouping was coneptualised during Narendra Modi’s visit to Fiji in November 2014.

India, Egypt signed two MoUs to deepen bilateral cooperation

Published on: 26-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

They were related to cooperation in the fields of tourism and scientific and technical cooperation.

India, Nepal signed of MoU for construction of Petroleum Products Pipeline

Published on: 25-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The MoU was signed by Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Sunil Bahadur Thapa, Minister of Commerce and Supplies of Nepal.

India, Australia signed MoU on cooperation in fields of education, training and research

Published on: 25-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The MoU was signed during the meeting of the Australia-India Education Council (AIEC) in New Delhi.

North, South Korea agreed to defuse military tensions along the border

Published on: 25-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The tensions between the two countries were trigged by land mining explosions on 4 August 2015 along the South Korean part of the border that injured two South Korean military personnel.

Two Guatemala ministers resigned amidst allegations of import bribery scandal

Published on: 25-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Earlier, the vice-president and three other ministers also resigned due to same allegations.

ASA and Exchange of Information with respect to Taxes between India, Seychelles approved

Published on: 21-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The ASA will modernize and update the existing ASA signed on 30 October 1978, and signifies an important landmark in the civil aviation relations between India and Seychelles.

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras resigned and called for snap polls

Published on: 21-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Tsipras resigned with an aim to defend the country’s massive bailout that saw rebellion within his left-wing Syriza party over the country' new bailout programme.

Bangladesh became first country to receive funds from UN for Solar Home Systems

Published on: 20-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

The UN Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) issued 395286 carbon credits worth 3.56 million US Dollar to two Bangladeshi organisations.

Pakistan and Russia signed defence agreement that includes the sale of four Mi-35 helicopters

Published on: 20-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The Mi-35 helicopter is an exceedingly modernised version of the Mi-24 (Hind) combat helicopter with new onboard equipment and avionics.

Haryana, Maryland agreed to cooperate in biotechnology, life sciences

Published on: 20-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The two sides also agreed find out scope for working with companies engaged in the sector of low-cost housing.

UNP led UNFGG coalition won the Sri Lanka Parliamentary Elections 2015

Published on: 19-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Wickremesinghe also received the highest ever preferential votes in Sri Lankan history with 550000 people marking their preference for him in his constituency Colombo.

India, UAE released Joint Statement to take bilateral relations to a higher level

Published on: 18-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The two nations agreed to enhance cooperation in counter-terrorism operations, intelligence sharing and capacity building.

India, Bangladesh signed MoU to tackle the menace of fake Indian currency notes

Published on: 17-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

The MoU was signed during a maiden meeting of the Joint Task Force on Fake Currency Notes (JTFFC) in Dhaka.

India, Slovak Republic signed MoU for technical cooperation in Railway Sector

Published on: 14-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The MoU was signed in New Delhi by Ganga Ram Agarwal, Secretary of Railway Board of India and Zigmund Bertok, Ambassador of Slovak Republic to India.

China, Pakistan signed deals worth 1.6 billion US dollars to implement CPEC

Published on: 13-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

Both the countries together also issued the Karamay Manifesto on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a major project under China's Belt and Road Initiative.

Libyan PM Abdullah al-Thani resigned hours after peace talks restarted

Published on: 13-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

During the talk show Al-Thani faced a bombardment of angry questions from citizens, who blamed him and his government for the lack of basic services such as electricity and security in areas it controls.

India decided to boycott 61st Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference to be held in Islamabad

Published on: 08-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

The decision to boycott the 61st Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference was taken in lieu of Pakistan's unilateral decision to not invite the Speaker of J&K Assembly.

Egypt unveiled New Suez Canal expansion

Published on: 07-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

This new waterway is expected to boost the traffic. The project got completed in one year span with an estimated cost of 8 billion US dollars.

48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ meet held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Published on: 07-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

The meet was held under the theme "Our People, Our Community, Our Vision", to create an ASEAN Community which is truly people-oriented, people-centred comprising all areas of cooperation.

India and Myanmar inked agreement to set up CESDT in Myanmar

Published on: 07-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

The agreement was signed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during the visit of Minister of State for External Affairs of India Gen (Retd) VK Singh. Singh was in Malaysia to attend the ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers' Meeting.

Forbes released the World's Highest-Paid Actors 2015 list

Published on: 06-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

The list of 34 global actors includes names 12 newcomers of which five are from India , Indian actors in the list are Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor.

India, Mozambique signed MoU to boost ties in Renewable Energy Sector

Published on: 06-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Moreover, both nations also agreed to intensify cooperation in maritime security and ocean economy as both the countries have large coastlines and are linked by Indian Ocean.

193 UN members reached agreement on sustainable development agenda

Published on: 04-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

With this agreement, the document called "Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" will be adopted at a UN summit to be held in September 2015 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Afghanistan banned mourning ceremonies for deceased Taliban leader Omar

Published on: 04-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The intelligence agency of the government of Afghanistan warned that any gatherings condoling Mullah Omar’s death would be a “legitimate target” for Afghan forces.

India foiled UK’s Pangaea Laboratories bid to patent use of turmeric, pine bark and tea

Published on: 03-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Earlier, CSIR-TKDL also foiled an attempt of Colgate-Palmolive Company to patent a mouthwash formula containing herb (Nutmeg- Jayaphal) extract used in Indian traditional systems.

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