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Sochi Summit against Terrorism

Nov 25, 2010
Four nations, Russia, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan on 18 August 2010 agreed on a pact against terrorism and narcotics at the second one-day

Baku Summit

Nov 25, 2010
Five Caspian states namely Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan participated in the fourth Caspian summit which took place in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan

North Korea and South Korea Exchanged Fire

Nov 24, 2010
North Korea and South Korea exchanged fire across the Yellow Sea on 23rd November 2010

Europe Infected by Superbug

Nov 18, 2010
In a study published in the British medical journal, the lancet, on 16 november it was revealed that Europe is infected by drug resistant superbug Clostridium difficile(C-diff).

USA set 2014 as Deadline to withdraw its Forces from Afghanistan

Nov 17, 2010
USA has planned to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan by 2014.

India Raised Concern about Chinese Project on Brahmaputra River

Nov 17, 2010
Indian raised concerns about possible downstream impact of Chinese Hydropower generation project on Brahmaputra River

Jammu and Kashmir Removed from the UN List of Unresolved Disputes

Nov 16, 2010
United Nations (UN) removed Jammu and Kashmir from its list of unresolved disputes. It was decided during the UN General Assembly session

Cabinet Reshuffle Took Place in France

Nov 16, 2010
French President Nicolas Sarkozy reappointed Francois Fillon Prime Minister on 14th November 2010. French President changed his foreign and defence ministers

India and Japan Concluded CEPA

Oct 28, 2010
India and Japan concluded CEPA (Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement) during Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Sigh’s visit to Japan

Convention on Cluster Munitions Came Into Effect

Oct 23, 2010
The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) came into effect from 1st August 2010 when it became a binding law on all the nations around the world that have signed the Convention. The Convention on Cluster Munitions (bombs) bans the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster bombs and calls for destruction of stockpiles within eight years.

Tension in Korean Peninsula

Oct 23, 2010
South Korea accused North Korea of attacking a South Korean warship Chionan on 26 March2010 killing on board 46 sailors. South Korean accusation is based on an international report, which proved that North Korea indeed had attacked South Korean warship.

UN Objected to protests in Sri Lanka

Oct 23, 2010
On 7 July 2010 United Nations objected to protest outside its offices in Colombo, Capital of Sri Lanka. As a result UN office was closed down.

Political Parties in Nepal to finalise constitution making process

Oct 23, 2010
On 07 July 2010, three major political parties of Nepal- Unified CPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress and CPN (UML) agreed to complete the constitution drafting process by the April 2011.

Pakistan withdrew objection to Indian Hydel Power Projects

Oct 23, 2010
Pakistan on 31May 2010 at the Indus Water Commissioner- level meeting in New Delhi withdrew its objection to two Indian hydel power projects Uri-II and Chutak being constructed in Jammu and Kashmir.

Japan and China established Hotline

Oct 23, 2010
Prime Minister of China Wen Jiabao and Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama on 31 May2010 at Tokyo summit agreed to set up a civilian hotline to address bilateral issues between them.

Israeli Commandos Attacked Convoy of Ships Headed to Gaza

Oct 23, 2010
On 31 May 2010, Israeli commandos attacked convoy of ships headed to Gaza carrying relief materials. The attack took place in international waters 65 kilometres from the Gaza coast. It resulted into the death of 19 passengers on ships.

Iran Ready to swap Uranium inside Turkey

Oct 23, 2010
Iranian government on 17 May2010 signed an agreement with Turkey and Brazil in Tehran to swap low enriched Uranium for high-enriched Uranium within Turkish boundaries.

Iran Finalised Peace Pipeline Deal with Pakistan

Oct 23, 2010
On 13 June 2010, Iran finalised ‘Peace Pipeline’ deal with Pakistan. Under ‘Peace Pipeline’ deal, Iran is likely to start exporting natural gas to Pakistan by 2015 and will continue to do so, on an average of one million cubic meters of natural gas daily to Pakistan for 25 years.

First Annual Dialogue on India-US Strategic Partnership

Oct 23, 2010
On 03 June 2010, India and USA held first annual dialogue on India-US Strategic Partnership during Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna’s visit to USA. The dialogue was co-chaired by S.M. Krishna and US secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

India and South Africa Signed Three Pacts

Oct 23, 2010
On 04 June 2010 India and South Africa signed one pact and two Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) in New Delhi during the three -day visit of South African President Jacob Zuma to India.

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