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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.

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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.

Explained: India's green sectors to employ 300,000 workers by 2022: ILO

May 15, 2018
As per the report of ILO, 300000 workers will be employed directly in the solar and wind energy sectors by 2022 to meet India's goal of generating 175 gigawatts of electricity from renewable sources.

India, Nepal flag-off Janakpur-Ayodhya bus service under Ramayan Circuit

May 14, 2018
The Ramayana Circuit is among the thirteen thematic circuits identified for development under Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Union Ministry of Tourism.

Chinese state-run bank ICBC launches India-dedicated investment fund

May 14, 2018
The fund will invest in exchange-traded funds listed on more than 20 exchanges in Europe and in the United States that are based on the Indian market.

7.6 million babies are not breastfed each year: UNICEF

May 11, 2018
Breastfeeding could save the lives of more than 820000 children under age five, especially those under 6 months of age, annually.

Mahathir Mohamad sworn in as Malaysia's seventh Prime Minister

May 11, 2018
Mahathir has earlier served as Malaysia's Prime Minister for 22 years from 1981 to 2003, overseeing the transformation of the country to one of Asia's leading economies.

Forbes World's Most Powerful People list 2018: PM Modi ranked 9th, Xi Jinping tops

May 10, 2018
Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani is the only Indian businessman to feature in the list of 75 most powerful people.

India, Panama sign agreement on visa exemption for diplomatic passport holders

May 10, 2018
India and Panama have signed an agreement on the exemption of visas for the holders of diplomatic and official passports. The two nations also signed an agreement on strengthening cooperation in the field of agriculture.

Trump announces US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

May 9, 2018
The President of United States, Donald Trump has announced US withdrawal from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Trump stated that the 2015 agreement, which included Germany, France and Britain, was a "horrible one-sided deal that should never ever have been made." He added that the United States "will be instituting the highest level of economic sanction."

NASA, Uber team up to make flying cars a reality

May 9, 2018
Under the agreement, Uber will share its plans with NASA for implementing the urban aviation rideshare network.

UN Chief Antonio Guterres announces to hold climate summit in September 2019

May 9, 2018
In March 2018, Guterres appointed former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as his Special Envoy for Climate Action who was tasked to support the United Nations (UN) in its climate strategy and in organising the 2019 summit.

India, Guatemala agree to support each other for non-permanent membership of UNSC

May 8, 2018
India and Guatemala have agreed to support each other’s candidature for Non-Permanent Membership in the United Nations Security Council. Guatemala will support India’s candidature for UNSC membership for 2021-22 while India will do so for Guatemala for 2031-32.

Vladimir Putin sworn in as Russian President for fourth time

May 7, 2018
Putin's fourth term comes after he won the presidential elections in March 2018 with 76 percent of the votes to his name.

US President Trump signs 'faith initiative' to promote religious freedom in US

May 4, 2018
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to create a faith-based initiative at the White House, which would promote policies that recognize the vital role of faith in American life. The faith initiative aims to help design new policies that recognize the vital role of faith in American families and communities.

World’s most polluted cities list of WHO: Indian Government claims pollution dipped in 2017

May 3, 2018
The WHO Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database ranked Kanpur as the most polluted city among 4300 world cities which were monitored for their air pollution levels in the year 2016.

India and Nepal agree to review bilateral trade treaty by July 2018

Apr 30, 2018
Both the sides also discussed amendments to the bilateral Treaty of Transit signed in 1999 to further facilitate movement of Nepal’s trade with third countries.

In a first, India and Pakistan will jointly take part in SCO war games

Apr 30, 2018
Wargame exercise Peace Mission-2018 will be conducted under the framework of the SCO's Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS), which is headquartered in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).

India-China Informal Summit: PM Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping highlight importance of maintaining peace along India-China border

Apr 30, 2018
The Indo-China informal summit was focused on terrorism, climate change and developing a mutually beneficial relationship between both countries.

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