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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.

Nepal becomes first country in South-East Asia to eliminate Trachoma: WHO

May 25, 2018
Trachoma is an eye disease that is caused by infection with the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. The disease gets spread through contact with infective eye or nose discharges.

US disinvites China from major military exercise

May 24, 2018
The United States has withdrawn its invitation to China to participate in one of the world's largest international maritime warfare exercises – ‘RIMPAC’. The exercise, held in every two years in Hawaii, involves more than 20 countries from across the world including India, Australia, Japan and the UK.

Venezuela expels US diplomats in response to Trump’s sanctions

May 23, 2018
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the expulsion of two top US diplomats in Caracas in retaliation to the new round of US sanctions imposed over Venezuela’s widely-condemned elections.

India ranks 145th among 195 countries in terms of healthcare access: Lancet Study

May 23, 2018
Though India saw improvements in the Healthcare Access and Quality Index from 2000 to 2016, the gap between the country's highest and lowest scores widened from 23·4-point difference in 1990 to 30·8-point difference in 2016.

UAE launches 10-year residency visa programme for exceptional talents

May 22, 2018
The United Arab Emirates would be issuing long-term residency visas for up to 10 years to international investors and ‘exceptional talents’ including professionals and students. The new system will increase the chances of attracting investors and competencies, increasing the country's economic competitiveness globally.

Russia launches world’s first floating nuclear power plant

May 21, 2018
Russia has launched Akademik Lomonosov, the world's first floating nuclear power plant at the St Petersburg shipyard. The plant is to be the first of a fleet of floating nuclear power stations to be stationed in the Russian Arctic.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro re-elected, opposition cries foul

May 21, 2018
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won another six years of term in an election that has been called as a sham by the opposition and other countries including the United States. The vote came amid opposition calls for a boycott.

Gina Haspel confirmed as first female director of CIA

May 18, 2018
The US Senate confirmed Gina Haspel as the first female director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on May 17. Haspel’s nomination was confirmed in a 54-45 vote, following a difficult nomination process that reopened an emotional debate about brutal interrogation techniques in one of the darkest chapters of CIA’s history.

WHO releases REPLACE guide to eliminate trans-fatty acids from food by 2023

May 17, 2018
WHO has identified elimination of industrially-produced trans fats from food as one of the priority targets of its draft 13th General Programme of Work (GPW13) which will guide the work of WHO in 2019 - 2023.

WHO publishes its first Essential Diagnostics List

May 16, 2018
The World Health Organisation has published its first 'essential diagnostics list', which is a catalogue of tests needed to diagnose the most common conditions along with a number of global priority diseases. The list provides an essential package that can form the basis for screening and management of patients.

US opens new embassy in Jerusalem

May 15, 2018
The United States of America has officially relocated its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, upholding the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995. The act was held off by former US Presidents for over 20 years.

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