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  • UAE to double women’s representation in Federal National Council to 50 per cent

    The United Arab Emirates has, in a landmark decision, decided to increase the representation of Emirati women in the Federal National Council to 50 per cent from the coming Parliamentary term. The move will enable the UAE women to achieve, what has been achieved by their counterparts globally in decades, in a record time.

    Dec 10, 2018
  • UN launches new framework to combat international terrorism

    The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has launched a new framework titled ‘UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact’ to combat international terrorism and coordinate efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, human rights and sustainable development sectors.

    Dec 7, 2018
  • India, Peru sign agreement for co-operation and mutual assistance in Customs Matters

    India established diplomatic relations with Peru in March 1963. India-Peru relations have since then been traditionally cordial and friendly. Since 1987, there has been an increasing economic cooperation between both sides

    Dec 5, 2018
  • India, UAE sign agreement on currency swap

    India and the UAE have signed two agreements, including one on currency swap during Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Abu Dhabi for the 12th India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting. The agreement on currency swap between the countries will allow trading in their own currency.

    Dec 5, 2018
  • Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries: Qatar to withdraw from OPEC in January 2019

    The move may intensify Qatar’s isolation in its crisis with its Arab neighbors. In June 2017, OPEC members Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Yemen, Libya and Egypt had cut trade and transport ties with Qatar, putting diplomatic blockade on Qatar and accusing the country of supporting terrorism.

    Dec 4, 2018
  • Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sworn in as 58th President of Mexico

    Veteran leftist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been sworn in as the 58th President of Mexico. Obrador won a landslide victory in the July 1 Presidential Elections, the biggest win for any president and the first for a leftist since Mexico transitioned to multi-party democracy in 2000.

    Dec 4, 2018
  • G20 Summit 2018 concludes: G20 Leaders pledge to fight climate change; India to host G20 Summit in 2022

    PM Modi presented a 9-point agenda to G20 Member Nations, calling for strong and active cooperation to deal with fugitive economic offenders. The agenda was presented during the second session of the G20 Summit 2018 on International Trade, International Financial and Tax Systems.

    Dec 3, 2018
  • Asia Pacific Summit 2018 begins in Kathmandu

    Around 1500 participants from 45 countries are attending the summit. They will discuss various global issues, including peace, development, good governance and role of parliamentarians, climate change and role of media.

    Dec 2, 2018
  • India to Chair Kimberley Process from January 2019

    India was handed the Chairmanship of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme by the European Union during the KPCS Plenary 2018, which was held in Brussels, Belgium, from November 12-16. India as a KPCS Chair will be committed to make the KPCS a stronger process in terms of inclusiveness, strengthened administration and implementation.

    Dec 1, 2018
  • Donald Trump to hold trilateral meeting with PM Narendra Modi, Japan’s Shinzo Abe

    US President Donald Trump will hold a trilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe this week on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina. The trilateral meet would be an expansion of the bilateral meeting between Trump and Abe.

    Nov 28, 2018
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women observed

    The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was observed on November 25, 2018. The 2018 theme of the day is Orange the World: #HearMeToo and like previous editions, the date marks the launch of 16 days of activism that will conclude on 10 December 2018, International Human Rights Day.

    Nov 25, 2018
  • India, Australia sign five agreements

    India and Australia have signed five agreements to boost investments and enhance cooperation in areas including services to the disabled, bilateral investment, scientific collaboration and agricultural research and education.

    Nov 23, 2018
  • WTO to set up panels to rule on US tariff disputes

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed to hear grievances from a number of countries over new US steel and aluminium tariffs, as well as complaints from Washington over retaliatory duties.

    Nov 22, 2018
  • India, Vietnam issue joint statement

    India and Vietnam released a Joint Statement on November 21, 2018 after extensive talks between Vietnam President Nguyen Phu Trong and Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, during the latter’s state visit to Vietnam from November 18-20, 2018.

    Nov 22, 2018
  • International Space Station completes 20 years

    The International Space Station has turned 20 years old on November 20, 2018. The project was kicked by Russian space agency Roscosmos when it launched its Zarya module from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 20, 1998.

    Nov 22, 2018