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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.

Mauritius to host 11th World Hindi Conference

Jun 12, 2018
The Ministry of External Affairs also aims to promote Hindi at the United Nations and in this regard, a lot of work is being done and the disclosures would be made at the World Hindi Conference.

Qingdao Declaration: India refuses to endorse China’s One Belt One Road initiative

Jun 11, 2018
Modi didn’t fail to take a stand against China's One Belt One Road project, while stating that India is open to all those transport corridors that are inclusive, sustainable and transparent.

India, China sign 2 MoUs on sharing of Brahmaputra river data and supply of non-Basmati rice

Jun 11, 2018
China had stopped sharing river data in 2017 soon after the 73-day long stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam over Chinese military's plans to build a road close to India's corridor connecting North-Eastern states.

India and Norway sign MoU to extend health cooperation

Jun 9, 2018
This cooperation between India and Norway is aligned with the development goals of Indian Government as outlined in its National Health Policy 2017 for achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Global Peace Index 2018: Iceland tops, India ranks 136th

Jun 8, 2018
India’s rank on the Global Peace Index was 137th out of 163 countries in 2017, when the year 2016 was assessed. In 2018, India’s rank moved up to 136, when the year 2017 is assessed.

Denmark Parliament bans wearing of face veils in public

Jun 1, 2018
The ban was supported by the ruling liberal-conservative coalition parties, the far-right People’s Party and the opposition Social Democrats, who believe that face veils are contrary to the Danish values.

International Conference on the TRIPS CBD Linkage to be held on 7-8 June in Geneva

May 31, 2018
TRIPS CBD Linkage is important for India and other developing countries because it seeks to address bio-piracy. It has been a long standing demand of the developing countries that patents should not be granted for existing traditional knowledge and associated genetic resources.

India, Indonesia elevate ties to establish Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

May 31, 2018
India and Indonesia have issued a joint statement on "Establishing Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’, elevating their existing bilateral ties. The two sides also signed 15 agreements for cooperation in various areas including defence, trade and economy.

WHO adopts Resolution on Digital Health initiated by India: JP Nadda

May 29, 2018
The resolution recognises that Digital health technology has a huge potential for supporting Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and improving accessibility, quality and affordability of health services.

EU's new data protection rules come into effect

May 29, 2018
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was brought into full effect on May 25. The GDPR will set a higher bar for obtaining personal data on the internet, higher than ever seen before.

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