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Africa’s Largest Refugee Crisis in News

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says the situation has made South Sudan, Africa's largest refugee crisis and the world's third largest after Syria...

Denmark Ratifies ‘Forced Labour Convention’

Denmark has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 , thereby becoming the 17th country...

Indonesia Ratifies Maritime Labour Convention

Indonesia has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006) with the International Labour Office. Indonesia, an important...

Thailand Ratifies Employment Discrimination Convention

Thailand, member State of the ILO since 1919, ratified one of the eight fundamental ILO Conventions, namely the Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) 1958, (No.111)...

Belgium Ratifies Three Significant ILO Conventions

The Government of Belgium deposited with the International Labour Office the instruments of ratification of : 1. The Invalidity, Old-Age and Survivors’ Benefits Convention, 1967...

Iceland Ratifies Protocol on Forced Labour Convention

Iceland has ratified the instrument of the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, thereby becoming the fifteenth country to ratify this...

Sweden Joins Global Movement Against Forced Labour

Sweden has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 , thereby reinforcing the global movement for combating forced labour in...

‘Haqqani Network’ in News

The Afghan intelligence service, the National Directorate of Security (NDS), said that early findings showed the Haqqani network with the assistance of Pakistan's ISI...

Bhutan and Maldives Eliminates Measles: WHO

Bhutan and Maldives have eliminated measles, a highly infectious disease that is a major childhood killer globally. The two countries have become the first in...

World Bank $500M Grant to Afghanistan

The World Bank approved financing of about $500 million for Afghanistan to boost the economy and support Afghan refugees. The six grants, including donor money,...

Budhi-Gandaki Hydroelectric Project in News

Nepal has signed an agreement with a Chinese company Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) to build the long-mooted 1,200-megawatt Budhi-Gandaki hydroelectric project. Estimates of the...

Asian Infrastructure Bank Gets New Members

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved the membership of Argentina, Madagascar and Tonga. The AIIB’s board of Governors adopted resolutions approving the three...

Seven Nations Break Diplomatic Ties With Qatar

The Middle East was plunged into the biggest diplomatic crisis in years after seven countries cut relations with Qatar, accusing it of supporting extremism. Saudi...

Qatar Signs Deal to Buy F-15 Fighters from USA

The United States and Qatar have signed a deal for the purchase of F-15 fighter jets with an initial cost of $12bn. The F-15 is...

South Korea Disbands Oldest Nuclear Reactor

South Korea has disbanded its 40-year-old nuclear reactor the Kori No. 1. With a power generation capacity of 587-megawatt, it started its operations in 1977. In...

New UN Counter Terrorism Office Created

The UN General Assembly approved the establishment of a new United Nations office to help Member States implement the Organization's global counter-terrorism strategy. As a...

5 Non-Permanent Members to UN Elected

The United Nations General Assembly elected Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru and Poland as non-permanent members of the Security Council for the next...

UN Global Vector Control Response 2017-2030

The Global vector control response 2017–2030 provides strategic guidance to countries and development partners for urgent strengthening of vector control as a fundamental approach...

Govt Abolishes Interview for Group B and C Posts

The Central Government has decided to dispense with the interview for all Group 'C' and non-gazetted Group 'B' category in Central Government by 31.12.2015. If...

Glenfiddich’s Emerging Artist of the Year

Odisha artist Sitaram Swain has been chosen as the Glenfiddich’s Emerging Artist of the Year 2017. The sixth recipient of the honour, Mr Swain will...

World Bank $500M Grant to Afghanistan

The World Bank approved financing of about $500 million for Afghanistan to boost the economy and support Afghan refugees. The six grants, including donor money,...

New Gem and Jewellery Training Institute in Karnataka

Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman laid the Foundation Stone for a premier Gem & Jewellery Training Institute in Udupi, Karnataka. Indian Institute of Gems...