|UNHRC approves Sri Lanka’s request for two-year extension to deliver war probe||24 March 2017|
|China’s coastal sea level hits record high||23 March 2017|
|UK Parliament on lockdown after suspected terrorist attack leaves 5 dead||23 March 2017|
The loan will be from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank with a maturity of 25 years, including a 5-year grace period.
The United Nations Human Rights Council gave Sri Lanka two more years to fulfil its obligation relating to reconciliation on war crimes committed during the war with LTTE.
Study reveals an alarming rise in the Chinese coastal sea levels and warns of the probability of coastal erosion and severe typhoons.
In the deadliest attack in London since suicide bombings in July 2005, five people were killed and over 40 injured when a car rammed into the pedestrians outside UK’s Parliament.
The high court directed that the implementation of the ruling should be carried out in the second phase of the population census, which would start from 25 April 2017.
With a net worth of USD 23.2 billion, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), is the highest-ranked Indian in the list at Number 33.
Canadian teacher Maggie MacDonnell was named the winner of the Nobel-like prize, Global Teacher Prize 2017 for her outstanding achievements within the local community that lives in one of the world’s most remote regions.
A team of scientists in the Netherlands has developed a new wireless internet network, which will work a hundred times faster than the best existing networks.
Norway slid up to rank 1 from its previous rank 4 in the World Happiness Report 2017. The other countries that featured in the top five include Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and Finland.
The agreement was signed during the visit of Mauritius’s Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Housing and Lands Showkutally Soodhun to New Delhi.
The bill that seeks to regulate marriages of minority Hindus in Pakistan became a law after President Mamnoon Hussain gave his approval. The nod also provides an exclusive personal law to Hindu’s of the country.
Japan launched a new satellite to monitor North Korea’s movements amidst worries over its increasing missile launching missions.
Temporary suspension of the premium processing of H-1B visas is an exercise to handle the huge rush of applications for work visas in the first week of April.
While issuing a proclamation to this effect, Kansas Governor said the unique contribution of Indian community has made Kansas a better place.
The G20 finance ministers and chiefs of the central bank are scheduled to meet from 17 to 18 March in Germany to mainly discuss strengthening of global economic resilience in finance and digitalisation and to promote free trade.
India and Brazil signed a Social security agreement that establishes the rights and obligations of nationals belonging to both the countries and provides for their equal treatment.
A river in New Zealand has gained the legal status of a person, complete with all the respective rights, duties and liabilities.
Pakistan on 15 March launched its first population census in nearly two decades amidst tight security due to concerns arising out of political instability in the country.
While the MoU with Indonesia seeks to enhance cooperation in youth and sports matters, the MoU with Kyrgyzstan aims at strengthening cooperation in the field of youth development.
A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked Trump’s new executive order that banned travellers from six Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States for 90 days.
The upper chamber of United States Congress voted overwhelmingly to approve the appointment of Donald Trump’s National Intelligence and Security adviser nominees.
European Union’s highest court passed a ruling allowing companies to ban their workers from wearing religious symbols including Islamic headscarves.
Ted Poe, the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, urged the Trump administration to make a final determination on whether Pakistan is a state sponsor of terrorism.
The Brexit bill received its final approval from UK’s parliament on 13 March, paving the way for it to become a law soon.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has sought parliamentary approval to hold a new Scottish independence referendum, as she feels Britain is dragging Scotland out of the European Union against its will.
Sri Lanka to seek more time from the UN to investigate crimes committed during the three-decade long civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
Japan, in its biggest show of naval force, will be dispatching its largest warship on a three-month tour that will culminate in the Indian Ocean with a joint military exercise with Indian and US naval vessels.
The amended protocol between India, Belgium will broaden the scope of the existing framework for the exchange of tax-related information and will help in curbing tax evasion and tax avoidance between the two nations.
The Inaugural Commonwealth summit, attended by all commonwealth nations including India, kicked off in London on 9 March 2017.
At present, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn is serving as the acting President of the country.