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India-assisted emergency ambulance service launched in Sri Lanka

1 day ago
India-assisted emergency ambulance service was launched in Sri Lanka by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi through video conferencing from New Delhi on July 21, 2018. The service was earlier introduced in two provinces of Sri Lanka with grant assistance from India and it will now be expanded to the remaining seven provinces.

Myanmar joins International Solar Alliance

3 days ago
The International Solar Alliance was launched jointly by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande on the first day of the COP-21 summit at Paris in 2015.

Israel’s new law gives only Jews right of self-determination

Jul 19, 2018
Israel has passed a law declaring that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country. The controversial bill defines the country as an exclusively Jewish state. It is being called racist and on the verge of being apartheid by the members of the Arab minority in the nation.

8th India-Oman Joint Commission meeting held in Muscat

Jul 18, 2018
The eighth session of the India-Oman Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) was held in Muscat, Oman on July 16. Both India and Oman are keen to expand collaborations to their mutual benefit in the fields of energy, health, business, finance and investments, infrastructure, travel and tourism.

UK ranked world’s top 'soft power'

Jul 17, 2018
The United Kingdom has been ranked at the top in the 2018 'Soft Power 30' index. With this, while the United Kingdom returned to form, there was a further decline in the American soft power with the US falling from third to fourth place.

China to launch 300 satellites to provide worldwide low-orbit communications

Jul 17, 2018
China has already undertaken the development of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) against America’s Global Positioning System, (GPS). Besides rivaling GPS, China uses BDS for its military applications to avoid dependence on GPS.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres constitutes High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

Jul 13, 2018
The panel will meet twice; first in New York in September 2018 during the UN General Assembly, and then in Geneva, Switzerland in January 2019.

India becomes 69th shareholder of European development bank

Jul 12, 2018
India has formally become the 69th shareholder of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), paving the way for more joint investment with Indian companies across the bank's regions of operation.

India, South Korea sign 5 MoUs for cooperation in Science & Technology

Jul 11, 2018
The MoU on ‘Establishment of Future Strategy Group’ was signed by Indian Science & Technology and Commerce Ministers, while on the Korean side, it was signed by Science and ICT and Trade Ministers.

European Parliament rejects EU's controversial copyright law

Jul 6, 2018
European Parliament lawmakers have rejected a highly controversial European Union copyright law proposal that has proposed by Beatles legend Paul McCartney against the creators of Wikipedia. The draft law proposed to put more responsibility on websites to check for copyright infringements and forced platforms to pay for linking to news.

North Korea named as 'worst human trafficking country' for 16th year

Jun 29, 2018
The North Korean government continued to use forced labour in prison camps and labour training centres and even encouraged forced labours of students and exported forced labour to foreign organisations.

In Detail: Financial Action Task Force puts Pakistan on ‘grey list’

Jun 28, 2018
Dr Shamshad Akhtar, who reached Paris on June 24, 2018 alongside officials of the financial monitoring unit to fight the country’s case, had requested the FATF to remove Pakistan from its grey list.

Emergency declared in Papua New Guinea over Polio outbreak

Jun 28, 2018
A public health emergency has been declared in three Papua New Guinea (PNG) provinces as the country responds to its first polio outbreak in 18 years when it was declared free of the disease. The public health emergency order will remain in place for at least 12 months, as per the Minister for Health Puka Temu.

India, Seychelles sign 6 MoUs for cooperation in various fields

Jun 26, 2018
Seychelles President Danny Antoine Rollen Faure is on his first bilateral visit to India. The visit comes just days after Faure said that a joint project with New Delhi to develop a naval base at Assumption Island in his country would not move forward.

In a historic first, Saudi Arabia lifts ban on female drivers

Jun 25, 2018
Saudi King Salman on September 16, 2017 issued a royal decree that allows women to drive cars. The end of the ban was ordered as part of the reforms pushed by King’s young son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

India, Cuba sign MoUs to enhance co-operation in field of Biotechnology, medicine & homoeopathy

Jun 23, 2018
India shares a strong, cordial and friendly relations with Cuba. Cuba and India have historic ties which date back to 1959 when famous guerrilla fighter Ernesto Guevara visited New Delhi.

World’s first International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics launched in Gujarat

Jun 20, 2018
The world's first of its kind and state-of-the-art International Centre for ‘Humanitarian Forensics’ (ICHF) has been launched at the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. It would not only assist in dignified and proper management of the dead bodies during disasters or emergencies but also in their identification.

In Detail: United States withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

Jun 20, 2018
Haley attacked the council for a "disproportionate focus and unending hostility toward Israel". The Human Rights Council had passed five resolutions against Israel, more than the number passed against North Korea, Iran and Syria combined.

US President Donald Trump orders US Military to form ‘Space Force’

Jun 19, 2018
During the meeting, President Trump also signed a new space policy directive aimed at reducing debris in Earth's orbit. The policy sets up new guidelines for satellite design and operation, as well as tracking the growing amount of debris in space.

Trump-Kim Summit: Historic document signed

Jun 13, 2018
In a historic first, delegation level talks between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un began in Singapore on June 12. The world’s two of the most powerful leaders held a brief one-on-one meeting at the Capella Hotel in Sentosa Island before beginning with their delegation level talks.

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