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Emmy Awards 2020: Full list of winners

9 hrs ago
Emmy winners 2020: This year’s Emmy Awards were hosted live by Jimmy Kimmel from an empty Los Angeles Staples Center, while the nominees tuned in from their homes. Get the full list of Emmy winners 2020 here. 

Pakistan to give Gilgit-Baltistan status of full-fledged province? What is India's response?

3 days ago
Gilgit-Baltistan would be given adequate representation in all of Pakistan's constitutional bodies, including the National Assembly and the Senate.

Brucellosis outbreak in China, thousands infected after leak at biopharmaceutical factory

Sep 17, 2020
The Brucellosis, also known as Mediterranean fever or Malta fever can result in symptoms such as fever, fatigue, headaches and muscle pain.

India, Brazil, South Africa jointly call for comprehensive reforms of UNSC

Sep 17, 2020
The foreign ministers of the three-nation group- India, Brazil and South Africa adopted a joint statement on the Reform of the UN Security Council, as a common endeavour of the Global South. 

US Government reveals plan to offer COVID-19 vaccine to all the US citizens free of cost

Sep 17, 2020
Donald Trump's government has been planning on delivering a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19 to multiple sites with no cost for the providers and no out of pocket charge for the recipient.

India joins Djibouti Code of Conduct as Observer

Sep 16, 2020
The Jeddah Amendment emphasises on the important role of “blue economy" in supporting sustainable economic growth, employment, food security, prosperity and stability.

Israel, UAE, Bahrain sign historic US-brokered peace deals

Sep 16, 2020
Following the signing, the White House tweeted announcing that "Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain will establish embassies, exchange ambassadors, and begin to work together as partners. They are friends."

India storms out of SCO meeting after Pakistan projects controversial map

Sep 16, 2020
Moeed Yusuf, the Pakistani representative at SCO meet, deliberately projected the new fictitious political map of Pakistan that claims J&K and parts of Gujarat as a part of Pakistani territory. 

Yoshihide Suga announced as Japan's new Prime Minister

Sep 16, 2020
Yoshihide Suga has been elected as Japan's new Prime Minister by the powerful House of Representatives on September 16, 2020.

India becomes member of UN’s Commission on Status of Women, beats China in election of UN body

Sep 15, 2020
The winning at the UN’s Commission on Status of Women is a ringing endorsement of India’s commitment to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in all the endeavors.

AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trials resume in UK after temporary halt

Sep 14, 2020
The Serum Institute in India had also paused its phase 3 trials of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The drug manufacturer is now awaiting approval from the Drugs Controller General of India to resume its trials in India. 

Germany drifts away from China, adopts new India-Pacific strategy

Sep 14, 2020
Germany's shift towards the new India-Pacific strategy comes as Europe expressed concerns over China's track record on human rights and Germany's economic dependence on the Asian country.

After UAE, US President Donald Trump announces peace deal between Israel and Bahrain

Sep 12, 2020
Trump tweeted saying, "Our two great friends- Israel and Bahrain agree to a Peace Deal – the second Arab country to make peace with Israel in 30 days!”

India-China Joint Statement on LAC: India, China reach five-point consensus after Jaishankar-Wang meet

Sep 11, 2020
The two Foreign Ministers agreed that the current situation in the border areas is not in the interest of either nation and agreed that the border troops of both nations should continue their dialogue, quickly disengage, maintain proper distance and ease tensions.

EAM S Jaishankar attends SCO Council of Foreign Ministers meeting

Sep 10, 2020
The Indian External Affairs Minister's visit to Russia comes days after Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited Moscow to attend the meeting of the SCO Defence Ministers.

US President Donald Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for brokering peace deal between Israel and UAE

Sep 9, 2020
The nomination of Donald Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize has been submitted by Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament who specifically praised Trump for his efforts towards resolving the protracted conflicts worldwide.

India to join ‘COVAX’ global vaccine facility?

Sep 8, 2020
The COVAX facility is a joint initiative of WHO and the GAVI alliance to develop, buy and equitably distribute approved COVID-19 vaccine to all countries.

UNICEF to lead the global procurement and supply of COVID-19 vaccine

Sep 7, 2020
UNICEF is the world’s largest single buyer of vaccines for diseases like polio and measles and procures over 2 billion doses on behalf of nearly 100 countries each year.

India to host Quad meet and 2+2 dialogue

Sep 4, 2020
The Quad or quadrilateral security dialogue is a grouping of four democracies - India, Australia, Japan and the United States.

India, Russia finalise deal to manufacture AK-47 203 Rifles

Sep 4, 2020
The AK-47 203 Rifle of 7.62×39 mm will be manufactured at Uttar Pradesh's Korwa Ordnance Factory.
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