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India becomes member of non-proliferation regime Australia Group

After gaining entry into two export control regimes - MTCR and Wassenaar, India joined the Australia Group (AG), which seeks to ensure that exports do not contribute to the development of chemical or biological weapons.  "On 19 January 2018 India formally became the 43rd member of the Australia Group (AG),. . . . .

India, Israel ink nine pacts on cybersecurity, other sectors

India and Israel signed nine documents to further the cooperation. These include cooperation in Cybersecurity, cooperation in the field of Petroleum and natural gas, document for the amendment to the air transport agreement, cooperation in film co-production, cooperation in the homeopathy medicines,. . . . .

Digital launch of ‘I4Fund call for proposal’ website at India-Israel Business Summit

The ‘I4Fund Call for Proposal’ was announced with the joint launch of the website and the unveiling of the brochure by the two PMs. The "India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F)" was announced in July, 2017 during the PM’s visit to Israel. Under this, the Department of Science. . . . .

India and Saudi Arabia signed a bilateral annual Haj 2018 agreement

UnionMinister for Minority Affairs ShriMukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Saudi Arabia has given the green signal for Indias decision to revive the option of sending Haj pilgrims through sea route. The practice of ferrying Haj pilgrims between Mumbai and Jeddah by waterways was stopped in 1995. For the first. . . . .

India and Cuba signed MoU’s in the field of Health and Medicine

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Cuba on cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine.The MoU covers the following areas of cooperation:- 1. Exchange & training of medical doctors, officials, other health. . . . .

India and Italy signed MoU in the field of Health and Medical Sciences

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Italy on cooperation in the field of Health and Medical Sciences. The MoU was signed on 29th November 2017 in New Delhi. The MoU covers the following areas of cooperation:-

China and Maldives signed Free trade agreement

The Maldives signed a crucial free trade deal with China while endorsing its Maritime Silk Road project shunned by India for its strategic implications in the Indian Ocean. “China deems the Maldives as an important partner to building the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR),” President Xi Jinping told his visiting Maldivian. . . . .

India and Morocco signed agreements on Water resources, road and marine sectors.

India and Morocco signed agreements for cooperation on water resources, road and marine sectors. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked to work jointly in water resources sector. While an agreement was also signed for cooperation between Indian Maritime University (IMU) and Higher Institute of Maritime Studies (ISEM),. . . . .

India and Singapore relations are important as part of ‘’India’s Act East Policy’’

Mr Goh Chok Tong, Emeritus Senior Minister of Singapore, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister warmly recalled their long association and congratulated Mr Goh Chok Tong on assuming charge as the Chairman of the  Governing Board of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy earlier this year. The Prime minister. . . . .

Belgium king in India’s visit

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium on a seven day State visit to India from 5-11 Nov 2017. The visit, which is taking place in the year when both nations are celebrating 70 years of diplomatic ties, is aimed at deepening the overall political and economic engagement between the two countries. During the official. . . . .

Prince Charles visit to India

Prince Charles has invited PM Modi for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in 2018 in the UK.  Britain's Prince Charles arrived in the national capital on Wednesday on a two-day visit during. The visit is a part of their 10-day tour of four nations - Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and India. Context:. . . . .

Armenia president in India visit

Mr Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia is visiting India from November 2 - 4, 2017. President Sargsyan attended the inaugural session of World Food India. ***Fact sheet: Capital: Yerevan Currency: Armenian Dram

Latvia prime minister in India visit

Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, Mr Māris Kučinskis, is visiting India from 2-6 November 2017. The visit of PM Kučinskis marks Latvia’s participation in the "World Food India 2017”, New Delhi, a premier event showcasing opportunities in food processing sector in India. ***Fact sheet: Capital: Riga Currency: Euro

India Follows Neighbours first policy : Sushma swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated 15 Indian-assisted development projects worth about $8.7 million in Bangladesh and she said that neighbouring. . . . .

Kenneth Juster appointed as new USA ambassador to India

Kenneth Juster appointed as new USA ambassador to India

Naval exercise between India and Indonesia

   Naval exercise between India and Indonesia India trying to strengthen its relationship with East Asian countries under ‘’Act East Policy’’ this. . . . .

4th edition of ASEAN defence ministers summit held in Philippines

In this conference India represented by defence minister NirmalaSitaraman. She mentioned that ‘’Terrorism and radicalisation through social media’’. . . . .

India gifted war memorabilia to Bangladesh

India gifted to Bangladesh Prime Minister the memorabilia of the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. The memorabilia, handed over to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj it includes Military equipment utilised by the joint forces of India and Bangladesh during the Liberation. . . . .

China was for peaceful settlement of disputes with its neighbours: Chinese President

At the opening day of a seven-day 19th Party Congress of CPC, Xi’ presented his vision before the party meet. Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday said China was for peaceful settlement of disputes with its neighbours he says China will never pursue development at the expense of others’ interests, nor will China. . . . .

Boosting Army infrastructure along Indo-China border

steps to boost infrastructure along the nearly 4,000 km-long Sino-India border, including around the areas of dispute. It was decided to grant additional funds to Border Roads Organisation, Sources said capacity enhancement along the Sino- India border was a major focus area and the conclave decided to boost infrastructure. . . . .


The U.S. on Thursday announced its withdrawal from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), accusing it of “continuing anti-Israel bias.”  UNESCO is the first UN agency to have admitted Palestine as a full member in 2011.  As required by law, the U.S. has stopped. . . . .

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