The index that measures performance against set 17 SDGs has been topped by Sweden and India is followed by Lesotho on 113th position, Pakistan (115), Myanmar (117), Bangladesh (118) and Afghanistan (139).
Petrapole-Benapole is an important land border crossing for India-Bangladesh trade as more than 50% of the India-Bangladesh trade passes through Petrapole.
Seven Indian companies figure in the Fortune Global 500 list with state-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) ranked highest at 161st with revenues of 54.7 billion US dollars.
A coup was attempted by a faction within the Turkish Armed Forces under a council calling itself the Peace at Home Council against the incumbent Justice and Development Party in Turkey.
The Liberal/National Coalition won a one-seat majority of 76 seats, Labor Party won 69 seats, while on the crossbench the Australian Greens, Nick Xenophon Team, Katter's Australian Party, and independents Andrew Wilkie and Cathy McGowan won one seat each.
Out of the 244000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Borno in 2016, an estimated 49000 children – almost one in five – will die if they are not reached with treatment.
The Ulaanbaatar Declaration focuses on fight against terrorism and greater connectivity among the Asia and Europe. It has reaffirmed ASEM’s commitment for greater partnership through informal political dialogue and initiatives in economic and socio-cultural fields.
The financing will be used to strengthen embankments of six major irrigation water channels in the Vennar system and rehabilitate 13 irrigation pumping schemes.
Previously in May 2016, WHO certified India yaws-free after a team of experts verified interruption of disease transmission in the country.
The Zika emergency in Peru was declared after 102 people have been confirmed to be infected with the virus, 34 of which are pregnant women.
With this appointment, she became the second women to assume the office of Prime Minister of the UK. The first women prime minister was Margaret Thatcher.
Forbes’ Celeb 100 list also included the name of two Bollywood actors. They are Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar. Shahrukh Khan was ranked 86th in the list while Akshay Kumar was placed at the 94th position.
The tribunal gave a ruling that China does not has the right to resources within its nine-dash line which extends hundreds of miles to the south and east of its island province of Hainan and covers some 90 percent of the disputed waters.
The Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company Limited (BIFPCL), the joint venture enterprise, signed the deal with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, which was chosen under an open international tender for constructing the super thermal plant.
The two nations inked MoU on Cooperation in the field of standardisation, expertise sharing and mutual trade between Bureau of Indian Standards and Bureau of Kenya Standards.
The Judicial Council on 10 April 2016 had recommended her for the top judicial post. However, her appointment was pending owing to delay in formation of the PHSC. She has been taking charge of the Supreme Court as the Acting Chief Justice since 14 April 2016.
This win in the upper house will allow Abe to revise Japan’s pacifist constitution that bars its military from participating in joint military endeavors abroad.
MoU on Cooperation in the field of water resource management and development was inked between the two countries.
The agreements were inked during the official tour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to South Africa. Modi was on a four nations namely Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya.
The meeting was the second such meeting of the Heads of Drug Control Agencies. The first such meeting was held in Moscow, Russia in 2015 in keeping with the spirit of the eThekwani Declaration.
The MoUs and the Programme were announced after summit level talks between the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South African President Jacob Zuma in Johannesburg, South Africa.
These MoUs were signed between two countries at Maputo, Mozambique during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Mozambique.
It boosts the surveillance powers for the security services by requiring communication providers to store users’ calls, messages, photographs and videos for six months, and the Metadata for up to three years.
Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Israel, Singapore, the Netherlands and the US are leading the world when it comes to generating economic impact from investments in information and technology.
This is the first time that US has sanctioned North Korean leader over human rights abuses. The designated ones include ten other individuals, and five entities.
The declaration was signed by Upendra Tripathy, Secretary of Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Chairperson, ISA cell and Onno Ruhl, India Country Director of the World Bank.
The MoU will strengthen the existing relationship between Union Public Service Commission and Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan. It will also facilitate sharing of experience and expertise of both the parties in the area of recruitment.
The objective of the project is to enhance quality and equity in participating engineering education institutes and improve the efficiency of the engineering education system in focus states.
In the election, the members of General Assembly voted by secret ballot for five seats divided by geographical grouping – three from Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, one from Eastern Europe, and one from Latin America and the Caribbean.
Tejaswini: Socioeconomic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women Project is the first World Bank project in India that is solely focused on the welfare of adolescent girls and young women.