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UAE named women ministers for happiness, tolerance

Published on: 12-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum named eight women as he revealed his latest cabinet line-up of 29 ministers.

India, UAE signed nine agreements including renewable energy and finance

Published on: 12-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The two nations inked an agreement on technical cooperation in Cyber Space and in the area of Combating Cyber Crime.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company agreed to store crude oil in India's Strategic Storage

Published on: 11-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

It will take half of the 1.5 million tonne (MT) Mangalore facility, that is, 0.75 MT (6 million barrels). ADNOC will use this facility as a warehouse for trading its oil.

NATO, EU signed agreement on Cyber Defense Cooperation

Published on: 11-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The agreement between the two Brussels-based organizations will help them in countering the modern forms of hybrid warfare.

National Assembly of France voted for stripping of nationality for terrorists

Published on: 11-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

National Assembly voted by 162 to 148 to incorporate a passport-stripping clause into the Constitution, despite misgivings by some lawmakers that it is too extreme.

UN Secretary‑General launched One Humanity: Shared Responsibility report

Published on: 10-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The report was launched as part of World Humanitarian Summit scheduled to be held from 23 May – 24 May 2016 with the theme of One Humanity: Shared Responsibility.

US Supreme Court stalled Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Published on: 10-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

It formed the key element of the US pledge at UN climate negotiations held in Paris in December 2015.

US President unveiled Cyber Security National Action Plan to protect US from risks from new technologies

Published on: 10-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The action plan was unveiled on eve of Safer Internet Day designated by governments and technology firms to boost awareness on cybersecurity issues.

Hindu Marriage Bill 2015 approved in Pakistan

Published on: 10-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The bill will now be tabled in the National Assembly where it has fair chances of being passed as the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party is supporting it.

North Korea launched Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite

Published on: 08-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The launch attracted wide spread criticism from the UN and other major powers including the western countries led by the USA.

France became first country in the world to ban supermarket food waste

Published on: 08-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The law came into being after a petition was launched by anti-poverty campaigners led by Councillor Arash Derambarsh.

Zimbabwe's President declared a state of disaster in rural parts of the country

Published on: 07-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

This declaration of disaster will allow international donors to raise money quickly to provide food aid to the nation.

India ratified Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage

Published on: 05-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The instrument is an important multilateral treaty relating to liability and compensation for damage caused by a nuclear incident.

Supporting Syria & the Region Conference 2016 held in London

Published on: 05-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The conference was co-hosted by Germany, Kuwait, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United Nations and saw the participation of over 60 countries.

India signed agreement to become an Associate Member State of EMBO

Published on: 05-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

After the signing of an agreement with Singapore by Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) in July 2015, India became second such country outside the European region.

EU approved 3.3 billion euros funding to Turkey to cope with Syrian refugee crisis

Published on: 04-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The funding is aimed at curbing flow of asylum seekers into the Europe by tightening its borders with Turkey.

Canadian province of Prince Edward Island & Ontario signed MoUs in Chandigarh

Published on: 04-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

MoU to facilitate exchanges of faculty and students and collaboration on research and programming was inked.

WHO recommended to rate movies with smoking scenes to protect children from tobacco addiction

Published on: 04-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

In addition, the it also recommended making media productions that promote smoking ineligible for public subsidies.

Pacific Rim nations signed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

Published on: 04-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The trade deal looks to facilitate investment between 12 countries across the Pacific Rim, which together account for about 40 percent of the global economy.

EU Commission, United States agreed on framework for transatlantic data flows

Published on: 03-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The EU-US Privacy Shield framework will enable the government agencies to transfer data relied on by Facebook and Google.

India, Brunei signed 3 MoUs to deepen bilateral cooperation

Published on: 03-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The MoUs were signed in Brunei capital Bandar Seri Begawan during the Vice President Hamid Ansari’s 3-day visit to the country.

NIIF signed MoU with Rusnano OJSC to set-up Russia-India High Technology Private Equity Fund

Published on: 03-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

They will establish a joint working group with a view to further develop cooperation between them and work on the development of the definitive agreements based on the principles outlined in the Memorandum.

Vietnam lifted ban on import of Indian groundnut

Published on: 02-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Vietnam had temporarily suspended import of groundnuts from India with effect from 6 April 2015 due to interceptions of quarantine pests in consignments of groundnuts exported since January 2015.

Bangladesh Cabinet approved draft of Citizenship Law, 2016 expanding scope for dual citizenship

Published on: 02-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The new Law was proposed by amending the existing the Citizenship Act 1951 and consolidating it with the Bangladesh Citizenship Temporary Provisions Order 1972 to help future citizens in the complex immigration world.

India, Afghanistan signed pact for visa-free travel by diplomats

Published on: 02-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Afghan Chief Executive was informed about India's efforts to expedite implementation of as many as 92 small developmental projects in Afghanistan that are nearing completion.

CBDT signed two bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) with United Kingdom

Published on: 01-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

With this signing, CBDT has concluded three bilateral APAs the first one being a bilateral APA signed with Japan in December 2014. This is a significant step towards providing a stable and predictable tax regime.

India exported six metro train coaches to Australia

Published on: 01-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The shipment was made as part of a deal with Australian government to export 450 made-in-India coaches in two and a half year period.

Cabinet of Somalia agreed on Election Model outlined by Mogadishu Declaration 2015

Published on: 29-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The declaration calls for the electoral process in Somalia to establish a new, bicameral Federal Parliament in 2016, based on inclusivity and representation.

China, Iran signed 17 agreements to broaden bilateral cooperation

Published on: 29-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The agreements were signed during the Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Iran.

Iran, Airbus signed deal to buy 118 Airbus planes

Published on: 29-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The agreement for 118 new aircraft includes 21 A320ceo family, 24 A320neo family, 27 A330ceo family, 18 A330neo (-900), 16 A350-1000 and 12 A380.

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