Ministry of External Affairs Current Affairs - 2020

40 Indian Origin Youth take part in 54th Know India Programme

40 Indian Origin youth have taken part in 54th Edition of Know India (KIP) Programme. This edition is scheduled from 1st August to 25th August, 2019. Punjab and Harayana are partner sates for this edition. These 40 participants are from 9 countries, namely Fiji (7), Trinidad & Tobago (7), Mauritius (7), Guyana (6), Suriname (5), Read More…

SCO Foreign Ministers’ meeting held in Kyrgyzstan

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers was held in Kyrgyzstan capital Bishkek. It was attended by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Key Highlights Background: This was the second SCO Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) meeting attended by India as a full member of SCO and was represented by Union External Affairs Minister Read More…

Delhi HC: United Nation not State under Article 12

In a recent judgement the Delhi High court (HC) ruled that United Nations Organization (UNO) is not ‘State’ in terms of Article 12 of the Indian Constitution and thus it is not amenable to its jurisdiction under Article 226. About The Case Case: The Delhi HC judgment adjudicated the petition filed concerning immunity enjoyed by Read More…

Ministry of External Affairs sets up Indo-Pacific Wing

The Ministry of External Affairs has set up an Indo-Pacific division in the foreign office. The Indo-pacific division is intended to give a coherent architecture to the Indo-Pacific policy articulated by PM Narendra Modi at the Shangri-La Dialogue in 2018. Indo-Pacific Wing The Indo-Pacific Wing is currently headed by joint secretary Vikram Doraiswami. The Indo-Pacific Read More…

India to set up agriculture institute in Malawi

The Ministry of External Affairs has signed an MoU with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Consultancy Service (NABCONS) for setting up India-Africa Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development (IAIARD) in Malawi. India-Africa Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development IAIARD would be a Pan-African Institute wherein trainees not only from Malawi but also from other African Read More…