International North-South Transport Corridor Current Affairs - 2020

India to host Summit of SCO Council on November 30

India is to host a summit of council of heads of SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) on November 30, 2020. India is in the plan of expanding its cooperation with the grouping. Highlights India was an observer of SCO till 2005. It became a member in 2017 along with Pakistan. Since then, India has been pushing Read More…

Arun Kumar nominated as the Vice-Chairman of International Union of Railways

On July 22, 2020, Shri Arun Kumar was nominated as the Vice-Chairman of the International Union of Railways. Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav is the chairman. Highlights The decision was taken at the UIC General Assembly. The International Union of Railways is also called Union Internationale Des Chemins (UIC). About UIC The headquarters of UIC is Read More…

Russia-India-China Trilateral Conference

The External Affairs Minister of India Shri S Jai Shankar is to hold a joint virtual conference with his Russian and Chinese Counterparts on June 22, 2020. Highlights The Minister is expected to discuss the recent standoff between Indian and Chinese militaries at the border. The meeting is being convened with the initiative of Russia. Read More…

14 MoUs signed at 5th India-Russia Industrial Conference

India and Russia signed 14 Memorandum of Understandings at the India-Russia Industrial Conference held at DefExpo 2020, Lucknow. The Agreements were signed under Make in India initiative. Highlights The countries signed agreements related to ASW rocket launchers, T-72, radar systems, 3D modeling, T-90. The Defence ties of India and Russia has been strong. The countries Read More…

India gets first TIR shipment via Chabahar Port from Afghanistan

The first shipment under the United Nations ‘Transports Internationaux Routiers’ (TIR) convention arrived in India from Afghanistan through Chabahar Port of Iran. What is Transports Internationaux Routiers’ Convention? The Transports Internationaux Routiers is an international Convention aimed at harmonising the administrative formalities of international road transport. The goods being moved through the TIR convention requires the Read More…