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World’s first International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics launched in Gujarat

6 hrs ago
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

15 hrs ago
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’

1 day ago
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.

China officially sets civilisation age at 5800 years

May 28, 2018
Scholars explained that the first signs of civilisation emerged in areas around the Yellow, Yangtze and Western Liao rivers. Other parts of China developed equally advanced cultures some 5300 years ago.

Ireland ends abortion ban as 'quiet revolution' transforms country

May 28, 2018
In a referendum, more than 66 percent of Irish voters chose to repeal the Eighth Amendment, which states that an unborn child has the same right to life as a pregnant woman. Moreover, it does not permit abortion in cases of rape, incest or fetal abnormalities.

Colombia to be NATO's first Latin American ‘global partner’

May 28, 2018
Colombia would be formally joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) next week. With the move, Colombia will become the first Latin American nation to be a part of the alliance.

Hamburg to host 2018 Global Wind Summit

May 28, 2018
The summit combines two conferences ‘WindEnergy Hamburg’ and ‘WindEurope’. Over 1400 exhibitors will gather for WindEnergy Hamburg, the world’s leading wind energy expo.

US delegation is in North Korea to arrange Singapore Summit: Donald Trump

May 28, 2018
The decision to cancel the summit took place after the United States witnessed the repeated use of sharp words from the North Korean government about the American officials.

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