|TIME releases list of 100 Most Influential People of 2017||21 April 2017|
|Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad disqualified from running for president||21 April 2017|
|Australia unveils major changes to citizenship process||21 April 2017|
A Pakistani High Court gave permission to Hindus to conduct religious activity at a Shiva temple in Abbottabad after almost 20 years.
Before COPHC, the control of the Gwadar port was with Singapore’s Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) International.
The co-operation with South Korea will help India in upgrading and modernising its facilities and execute naval shipbuilding projects in a timely and cost effective manner.
On this occasion, a MoU was signed between India and Indonesia to strengthen cooperation in the field of oil and gas.
The decision is another step in giving greater say to the king, who has been reshaping the palace and shown himself increasingly assertive on other front.
PM Narendra Modi featured on the list as a political leader. He is described as a maestro of the art of political seduction, playing on the existential fears and cultural insecurities of people facing downward or blocked mobility.
Iran has barred its former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from running in the upcoming Presidential elections.
Under the new law, migrants seeking Australian citizenship would have to undergo a tough English language skills test and ability to demonstrate Australian values. Turnbull said the announcements had been made in the national interest.
Eenam Gambhir, a First Secretary in India's Mission to the Unite Nations, presented the cheque to Kyoko Shiotani, Chief of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General at the UN Department of Political Affairs, on 18 April 2017.
In addition, Modi will also hold meetings with the Sri Lankan leadership. The two nations will discuss key issues, including the Palk Bay fisheries conflict, apart from finalising development cooperation agreements.
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs.
Previous such hunger strikers of Palestine, who fasted for more than a week, were either released by shortening their detention terms when they were hospitalised in critical conditions.
As part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), a centre will be established in India to accelerate research in the transportation sector.
Adam Stump, the spokesman of the Pentagon stated, “a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed Mother of All Bombs, was dropped on a tunnel complex of ISIS-Khorasan, a regional affiliate of the terror group, in Achin district of Afghanistan's Nanagarh province.”
Russia vetoed UN resolution on Syria stating that the draft had pre-judged Syria to be guilty of the attack, prior to any investigation.
The foreign secretaries of the G7 member nations rejected Britain’s call for imposing sanctions on Russia in the wake of the deadly chemical attack in Syria’s rebel-controlled town, Khan Sheikhoun.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is assumed to be behind the blasts in Tanta and Alexandria on Palm Sunday (9 April 2017).
The joint statement facilitates the establishment of a Joint Feasability Study Group to discuss the possibility of bilateral Free Trade Agreement.
The train is loaded with whisky, soft drinks, vitamins and baby products. The train, with thirty-two containers filled with UK-produced goods, set off on the 7500-mile journey from Stanford-le-Hope in Essex. The train will reach its destination in 18 days.
The two nations didn’t succeed in concluding negotiations for Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) which they have been negotiating for a long time.
India, Bangladesh also signed an agreement to establish border haats across the Indo-Bangladesh border.
Malala with her appointment as the United Nations Messenger of Peace will become the youngest person ever to hold the post. Her new role will include helping in the promotion of girl’s education across the world.
Under the agreement the state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will provide advanced medium-range surface-to-air missile systems (MRSAM) to the Indian Army.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn has signed the document in a ceremony at Bangkok on 6 April 2017.
South Korea successfully test-fired a ballistic missile with a range of 800 km. The missile, even when launched from the southern part of the country, would be able to target any part of North Korea.
The recognition comes after implementation of a new law amending Banking Act in Japan for legalizing these currencies. The step will facilitate integration of digital currency into legal banking system through regulatory scrutiny.
Malala Yousafzai to become the youngest person ever to address the Parliament of Canada at the behest of the country’s Prime Minister.
Through a new policy memorandum that supersedes and rescinds its previous guidelines of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has ruled that an entry level computer programmer position would not generally qualify as a position in a specialty occupation.
A suicide bomb blast in the metro rail system left 11 dead and over dozens injured in Russia’s second largest city, Saint Petersburg.
The ratification of these two core conventions of the International Labor Organization will help India in achieving the goals of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.