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India-China Informal Summit: PM Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping highlight importance of maintaining peace along India-China border

Apr 30, 2018
The Indo-China informal summit was focused on terrorism, climate change and developing a mutually beneficial relationship between both countries.

Inter-Korean Summit: Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in agree on Korean Peninsula's complete denuclearisation

Apr 28, 2018
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in signed a landmark peace agreement namely, ‘Panmunjeom Declaration’ for the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula".

PM Narendra Modi holds informal talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Apr 28, 2018
The first-ever informal meet between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping has begun at Hubei Provincial Museum, in the city of Wuhan in China. The two-day meet is expected to see the two leaders exchange a series of one-on-one conversations on various issues including bilateral, global and regional issues.

Inter-Korean Summit: Kim Jong Un crosses over to South Korea for first time

Apr 27, 2018
In a historic first, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the border that separates the two Koreas at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) to enter South Korea, becoming the first North Korean leader to step into South Korean territory since 1953.

2018 World Press Freedom Index released: India falls to 138th rank

Apr 26, 2018
This year, the index has been topped by Norway again for the second year, followed by Sweden at second and the Netherlands at third. Although Nordic countries dominate the index, they too were affected by the overall decline.

French National Assembly passes controversial immigration law

Apr 23, 2018
The National Assembly of France has passed a controversial immigration law, after 61 hours of debate. The controversial law, which was approved with 228 votes in favour, 139 against and 24 abstentions, exposed unprecedented divisions in President Emmanuel Macron's young centrist party.

Commonwealth countries adopt Commonwealth Cyber Declaration

Apr 23, 2018
Following the adoption of the declaration, the United Kingdom Government pledged investment of 15 million pounds to help the Commonwealth nations strengthen their cybersecurity capabilities.

North Korea to halt its nuclear tests, ICBM launches

Apr 22, 2018
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that the nation would be halting its nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches and will shut down its atomic test site. President Trump welcomed the North's announcement, calling it ‘big progress’.

Deepika Padukone, Virat Kohli among TIME's 100 Most Influential People

Apr 21, 2018
The list also features the Heads of various countries such as Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Chinese President Xi Jinping, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and Bangladesh's Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina.

Swaziland King changes his country's name to 'Kingdom of eSwatini'

Apr 20, 2018
Now that the ‘Swaziland’ has been renamed to ‘eSwatini’, this may lead to the redrafting of the country's constitution.

Qatar approves draft law on property ownership by non-Qataris

Apr 20, 2018
Qatar has announced the approval of a draft law on regulating the ownership and use of properties by foreigners. The draft law rules that non-Qataris might own and use properties under specific conditions. The law applies to land space including buildings and residential units, in addition to the detachment units in residential complexes.

China proposes construction of India-Nepal-China Economic Corridor through Himalayas

Apr 19, 2018
With this move, China seeks to expand its authority over the new Nepalese government headed by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, which is widely regarded as pro-Beijing.

Commonwealth Innovation Index 2018 released: India ranked 10th

Apr 19, 2018
The Commonwealth Innovation Index has been created in partnership with the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and its annual Global Innovation Index (GII).

Saudi Arabia opens first movie theatre after 35 years

Apr 19, 2018
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has opened its first public movie theatre, after over 35 years of prohibition for religious reasons. A special screening of Marvel superhero film ‘Black Panther’ was held in Riyadh, which was attended by Saudi Culture and Information Minister Awwad Alawwad along with Saudi royalty.

India, Britain sign various agreements in areas of technology, trade and investment

Apr 19, 2018
India and Britain launched the Green Growth Equity Fund (GGEF) to offer City finance to invest in India's growth.

US Supreme Court restricts deportation of convicted immigrants

Apr 18, 2018
The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the US law calling for the deportation of immigrants convicted of certain violent crimes is unconstitutionally vague. The ruling came on a plea filed by convicted California burglar James Garcia Dimaya, a legal immigrant from the Philippines.

PM Modi’s visit to Sweden: India-Sweden Joint Action Plan and List of MoUs signed

Apr 18, 2018
During the visit, India and Sweden signed a ‘Joint Declaration on India-Sweden Innovation Partnership for a Sustainable Future’ and adopted a Joint Action Plan to promote bilateral cooperation.

India wins crucial election to UN’s NGO committee

Apr 17, 2018
India has won the elections conducted by UN’s Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations in the Asia Pacific States category. India received the highest number of votes at 46, followed by Pakistan (43), Bahrain (40) and China 39.

FAO designates 14 new sites as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems

Apr 17, 2018
These 14 new sites range from oasis to rice terraces, wasabi cultivation to raisin production. These sites have shaped landscapes, works of art and protected sustainable ways of living and producing food.

UN launches Road Safety Trust Fund to improve road safety worldwide

Apr 16, 2018
A contribution of USD 1500 to the fund could help save one life and prevent 10 serious injuries. These contributions, once compiled, will help in leveraging aid of USD 51000 towards investments in road safety.

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