India-Iran Current Affairs - 2020

United Nations defeats US demand to extend Arms Embargo on Iran

On August 14, 2020, the United Nations defeated the US demand of extending arms embargo on Iran indefinitely. Embargo is an official ban on trade and other commercial activity on a country. Highlights The United Nations Security council voted against extension of arms embargo on Iran. Of the 15 members, two voted in favor and Read More…

US-Iran: Four Nuclear Restrictions renewed by US

On March 30, 2020, the US renewed four nuclear restrictions imposed on Iran. The restrictions were imposed to prevent Iran from building its nuclear programme. Highlights The nuclear restrictions on Iran imposed by the US has been renewed for another 60 days. The decision makes it harder for Iran to work on its Nuclear programme Read More…

Banana Exports hit due to Corona Virus

The major banana growing regions of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were severely hit. This was mainly because the importing countries have gone for lockdown, especially Iran. Highlights The price of a tonne of banana that used to be between Rs 13,000 and Rs 14,500 has come down to Rs 8,000. With the exports being stopped, Read More…

External Affairs Minister visits Iran

External Affairs Minister was on a two-day visit to Iran between December 22-23, 2019. During his visit he chaired the 19th Joint Commission Meeting with his Iranian Counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif. Highlights The leaders at the Joint Commission Meeting agreed to Strengthen and accelerate Chabahar project. The visit comes after US has provided narrow exemption Read More…

India, Afghanistan and Iran met to discuss on Chabahar port

On December 20, 2019, India, Afghanistan and Iran met at New Delhi to discuss the issues in the implementation of Chabahar port in Iran. The port is considered as a gateway of opportunities with Central Asian Nations by all the three countries. Highlights The work of the Chabahar port is being conducted by the Port Read More…