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Draj Bridge for all-weather connectivity inaugurated in J&K’s Rajouri

Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Girish Chandra Murmu, inaugurated Draj Bridge in Rajouri, J&K. It is an important bridge for the military as well as for socio-economic development of J&K’s Rajouri District as a whole. This bridge will facilitate all-weather and speedy movement of Army troops and locals. About Draj Bridge It is a Read More…

10 December: International Human Rights Day

Every year 10th December is celebrated as International Human Rights Day across the world. The theme for 2019 Human Rights Day is: ‘Youth Standing up for Human Rights.’ The 2019 edition of day will celebrate the ‘youth’ as agents of change and will encourage them to amplify their voices against hate speech, discrimination, racism, bullying, Read More…

Paris Summit: Russia-Ukraine agree to cease fire

At a Paris Summit mediated by Germany and France, Russia and Ukraine agreed to restore peace by implementing cease fire. Both the countries also agreed on prisoner exchanges. ContentsHighlightsThe Deadly Conflict Highlights On December 9, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky agreed to cease fire in the eastern Ukraine by Read More…

India & Australia hold third 2+2 dialogue in New Delhi

The third India-Australia Secretary-level 2+2 dialogue was held on 9 December 2019 in New Delhi. The Indian side was led by Defense Secretary Ajay Kumar and Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, while its counterpart delegation was led by Australia’s Defense Secretary Greg Moriarty and Foreign Secretary Frances Adamson. Ahead of 3rd 2+2 dialogue, the two defense Read More…

Russia’s SIRIUS and NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission ends

The second phase of Russia’s SIRIUS Deep Technology Learning and NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission ended on December 9, 2019. The joint programme was conducted based on a Memorandum of Understanding between SIRIUS and AIM. ContentsHighlightsSIRIUS Highlights The event was held between 28 November, 2019 and 8 December, 2019. Around 50 Russian and Indian students Read More…

NSIC & ARAMCO Asia signs MoU for development in Oil & Gas Sector

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and Suadi Aramco (Asia) for the development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Ecosystem in India in Oil & Gas Sector. The MoU will pave a way for accredited Indian MSMEs to carve out a space as vendors in Global Read More…

UNDP Report: India ranks 129 in Human Development Index

The United Nations Development Programme released the Human Development Index for 189 countries on December 9, 2019. The rankings were listed by the report titled “Beyond Income, Beyond Averages, Beyond Today: Inequalities in Human Development in 21st century”. India ranked 129 among them, which is one rank ahead of its previous positions. In 2018, India Read More…

United States shuts down WTO appeal court

The Appeal Court of the World Trade Organization that acts as trade dispute settlement body for the members was shut down by the United States on December 9, 2019. The seven-member body that was cut down to a 3-member body in 2018 is now completely blocked by the United States. Without WTO’s appellate body, the Read More…