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Sweden launches 'feminist foreign policy' manual

Aug 24, 2018
Sweden launched a 'feminist foreign policy' manual in response to the discrimination and systematic subordination that still mark the daily lives of countless women and girls around the world. The policy’s main goals include the promotion of economic emancipation, fighting sexual violence and improving women's political participation.

India, China agree to deepen defence cooperation to avoid Doklam-like standoffs

Aug 24, 2018
A 24-member delegation of the Chinese Defence Ministry led by State Councillor and Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe is on a four-day visit to India. The visit comes exactly a year after the 73-day military stand-off at Doklam.

War-torn Korean families to reunite briefly after 65 years

Aug 20, 2018
Around 180 families, who were torn apart by the 1950-53 Korean War, will be temporarily reunited in North Korea starting from August 20, 2018. The reunions, the first in three years, will take place in the North’s tourist resort on Mount Kumgang.

Imran Khan sworn in as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

Aug 18, 2018
Former cricketer-turned-politician, Imran Khan has been sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan on August 18, 2018. The oath-taking ceremony was administered by President Mamnoon Hussain at the President House in Islamabad.

US forms ‘Iran Action Group’ for post-nuclear deal policy

Aug 17, 2018
US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo has announced the formation of the Iran Action Group (IAG) to coordinate and run the country's policy towards Iran. The IAG will lead the way in growing efforts with nations that share the same understanding of the Iranian threat as the United States.

EIU releases Global Liveability Index 2018: Vienna tops; Delhi ranks at 112th

Aug 16, 2018
Delhi and Mumbai were the only two Indian cities that featured in the EIU’s annual index. Delhi was ranked at 112th position and Mumbai fetched 117th spot.

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.

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