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Mario Abdo Benitez sworn in as new President of Paraguay

Aug 16, 2018
Colorado Party’s Mario Abdo Benitez has been sworn in as the new President of Paraguay for a five-year term. Benitez clinched the top spot after defeating his closest rival, Efrain Alegre from the liberal opposition alliance, by four percentage points in the nation’s elections, which were held in April 2018.

UK announces new organ donation plan to address Indian-origin shortages

Aug 6, 2018
The UK government has announced a new organ donation plan to address the urgent need for organs within the black, Asian and Indian-origin communities in the country. Under the new system of consent for organ and tissue donation, those who do not want to donate their organs will be able to record their decision on the Organ Donor Register (ODR).

India, Germany sign agreement for cooperation in sustainable urban development

Aug 2, 2018
India and Germany have signed an agreement on financial and technical cooperation, with a special focus on sustainable urban development and renewable energy. The bilateral agreement will help reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and also help India in achieving its goal of curbing such emissions.

UAE launches amnesty programme to aid foreign visa violators

Aug 1, 2018
The United Arab Emirates has launched a landmark three-month visa amnesty programme, which will benefit hundreds of illegal foreign workers, including Indians, who are overstaying their permits in the gulf nation.

India and UAE sign MoU on Artificial Intelligence

Jul 30, 2018
The UAE Minister for Artificial Intelligence Omar bin Sultan Al Olama and Invest India’s Managing Director and CEO Deepak Bagla signed an MoU to create a bilateral ‘Artificial Intelligence Bridge’ with an aim to generate USD 20 billion in economic benefits during the next decade.

Pakistan Elections Results 2018: Imran khan’s party PTI emerges as single largest party

Jul 30, 2018
Former Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan declared victory in Pakistan’s general elections on the basis of projections made by television stations, following a vote that was stained by allegations of fraud and militant violence.

India, China agree to maintain border tranquility

Jul 27, 2018
A delegation representing the Indian pharmaceutical industry will visit China on August 21-22, 2018 as China approved the import of generic Indian cancer-treatment drugs.

India, Uganda sign four MoUs in various fields

Jul 25, 2018
PM Modi visited Kampala, Ugandan capital on the second leg of his three-African nations’ tour after concluding his Rwanda visit. On the last leg of his five-day visit to Africa, Modi will attend 10th BRICS Summit at Johannesburg in South Africa.

India, Rwanda sign 8 agreements

Jul 24, 2018
India and Rwanda signed eight agreements on July 23 following delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. The agreements were signed in the fields of defence, trade, agriculture, leather and allied products and dairy.

India-assisted emergency ambulance service launched in Sri Lanka

Jul 22, 2018
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

Jul 20, 2018
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.

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