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India-Azerbaijan sign protocol on trade, economic cooperation

2 days ago
India and Azerbaijan have signed a protocol on trade and economic, science and technology cooperation. The trade turnover between India and Azerbaijan in January-August 2018 was USD 657.9 million.

India elected to UN Human Rights Council with highest votes

2 days ago
India has won the elections to the United Nations' Human Rights Council by securing 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category, the highest number of votes among all candidates. India had been looking to win the seat at the UNHRC in the category.

Global Hunger Index 2018: India ranks 103rd out of 119 countries

2 days ago
South Asia’s child wasting rate constitutes a critical public health emergency. The child wasting rate for the region is amplified by India, which has the region’s largest population and highest level of child wasting at 21 percent.

Malaysian government decides to abolish capital punishment

3 days ago
The Malaysian Cabinet has decided to abolish the death penalty for all crimes and halt all pending executions. Capital punishment is currently mandatory in Malaysia for a wide range of crimes including murder, drug trafficking, treason, kidnapping, possession of firearms and acts of terror.

Nikki Haley resigns as US Ambassador to United Nations

Oct 10, 2018
She was the one who announced the US withdrawal from the Human Rights Council of the UN. Haley attacked the council for a "disproportionate focus and unending hostility toward Israel".

19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit: India signs deal with Russia to buy S-400 Triumf Missiles

Oct 5, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on October 4-5 2018 for the 19th Annual Bilateral Summit in New Delhi. Following the Summit, both the sides jointly released the India-Russia Joint Statement.

21 IORA Countries adopt Delhi Declaration on Renewable Energy

Oct 5, 2018
The declaration calls for promotion of technology development and transfer, strengthening of public private partnerships in renewable energy and collaboration among IORA member states and the member nations of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).

Aung San Suu Kyi becomes first person to lose honorary Canadian citizenship

Oct 4, 2018
Suu Kyi, the Burmese State Counsellor, has been widely criticised for turning a blind eye to the violence and military crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state that forced more than 700000 Rohingya Muslims to seek refuge in Bangladesh, creating one of the world's biggest refugee crisis.

US and Canada sign trade deal replacing NAFTA

Oct 1, 2018
Canada on September 30, 2018 agreed to sign a trade deal with the United States and Mexico, revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement after almost a year of negotiations. The new deal has been named the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

India, Morocco sign MoU to enhance cooperation in MSME Sector

Sep 27, 2018
The MoU was signed during the bilateral meeting between India and Morocco. Alka Arora, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of MSME, led the official delegation along with CMD NSIC to Morocco and held bilateral meetings with Othman El Ferdaous, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Trade and Digital Economy of Morocco

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins Maldives Presidential Election 2018: In Detail

Sep 26, 2018
Maldives, an island country, has been caught in a geopolitical struggle between China, India and the West. As soon as the results were declared, messages of congratulations from major countries including the United States and India among others began to pour in; however, China has not yet reacted to the outcome of the election.

Nepal to become world's first country to double its tiger population

Sep 24, 2018
Nepal is set to become the first country in the world to double its tiger population as part of the World Wildlife Foundation's (WWF) 'Tx2' programme which aims to double the number of tigers all over the world.

1st General Assembly of International Solar Alliance to be held on 2 October

Sep 22, 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.

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang passes away at 61

Sep 21, 2018
Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang passed away at the age of 61 on September 21 in a military hospital in Hanoi after a prolonged serious illness. According to reports, the Vietnamese leader had been suffering from a serious illness since the past few months and had travelled abroad several times for treatment.

Global TB Report 2018: WHO calls for urgent action to end TB

Sep 21, 2018
Underreporting and under-diagnosis of TB cases remains a major challenge. Of the 10 million people who fell ill with TB in 2017, only 6.4 million were officially recorded, leaving 3.6 million people undiagnosed, or detected but not reported.

India and Morocco sign revised Air Services Agreement enabling greater connectivity

Sep 20, 2018
Indian designated carriers can operate any number of services to/from Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakesh, Agadir, Tangier and Fez in Morocco and similarly Morocco can operate any number of services to/from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangaluru and Hyderabad.

Two Koreas sign agreement on denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula

Sep 19, 2018
In a historic move, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have signed an agreement on denuclearisation, reducing military tensions and defusing crisis on the Korean peninsula.

PM Modi, Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina jointly launch construction of Indo-Bangla Pipeline Project

Sep 19, 2018
The two leaders also inaugurated the construction of the third and fourth dual gauge rail lines of Dhaka-Tongi section and Double Line on Dhaka-Joydevpur section of Bangladesh Railway. This railway project would not only help carry passengers but also transport goods.

Trump signs new executive order imposing sanctions on foreign meddlers in US elections

Sep 13, 2018
US President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order imposing sanctions on any country or foreign individual found trying to interfere in the US elections. The sanctions not only cover the interference with the election or campaign infrastructure but also the distribution of propaganda and disinformation.

China plans bullet train from Kolkata to its Kunming City

Sep 13, 2018
The service is also expected to give a thrust to trade and commerce in the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) Economic Corridor. The BCIM project, initiated by China, is projected to run through Mandalay in Myanmar, Chittagong and Dhaka in Bangladesh, terminating in Kolkata.

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