10th BRICS Summit: Johannesburg Declaration Highlights

The Heads of State Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa met from 25 - 27 July 2018 in Johannesburg, at the 10th BRICS...

India USA 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

The inaugural India-USA Ministerial 2+2 Dialogue was held in New Delhi. This long-awaited event took place between the senior leadership where Minister of External...

BIMSTEC Summit 2018: Outcomes and Analysis

The fourth Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technological and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit concluded in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu with a resolve by all...

India and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

India has become the 69th shareholder of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). This has a lot of potential for Indian companies...

Assumption Island: Latest Issue Between India and Seychelles

Seychelles President Danny Faure paid official visit to Indian recently. PM Modi after meeting with Danny Faure said that India and Seychelles will ensure...

‘SPA and TBT Agreement of WTO’ in News

The Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (the "SPS Agreement") entered into force with the establishment of the World Trade Organization...

India-UN Development Partnership Fund

Recently there was a first anniversary of the India-UN Development Partnership Fund. The India-UN Development Partnership Fund is a dedicated facility within the United Nations...

WTO Setup Panel on Alleged Export Subsidies by India

Recently, the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) agreed to a request from the United States for the establishment of a dispute panel to examine...

European Union Film Festival in India

The 23rd European Union Film Festival (EUFF) will be held in New Delhi in June 2018 at the Siri Fort Auditorium. The EU, which...

‘Industrial Way Forward Agreement’ on Nuclear Reactor

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and Electricite de France (EDF) of France have on March 10, 2018 signed an Industrial Way Forward...

India Appointed as Kimberly Process Vice Chair

A Indian official delegation recently attended the KP Plenary Session held at Brisbane, Australia from 9-14 December, 2017. In one of a landmark decisions favoring...

Health Cooperation Between India and Italy Approved

Government of India has given its ex-post-facto approval for MoU between India and Italy on cooperation in the field of Health and Medical Sciences....

Health and Medicine Cooperation Between India and Cuba

Indian government has given its ex-post-facto approval for a MoU)between India and Cuba on cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine. The MoU...

India-Colombia MOU in Agriculture and Fisheries

The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of a MoU between India and Colombia in the field of agriculture and fisheries. The MoU provides for...

International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography Approved

Indian government has approved the establishment of International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography, as a Category-2 Centre (C2C) of UNESCO, in Hyderabad. The purpose of...

List of Agreements Signed with Morocco

A delegation of the Moroccan Government met Indian Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources in New Delhi. The two sides discussed...

Regional Rapid Transit System of NCR in News

An Indo-Spanish Technical Cooperation (government to government) Agreement was signed between India and Spain recently. The agreement will enable availability of technical advice on specific...

India-Brazil Investment Facilitation Treaty

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing and ratification of the Investment Cooperation and Facilitation Treaty (ICFT) between India and Brazil. The Treaty...

India-Morocco Cooperation in Healthcare

India and Morocco signed a MoU for enhanced cooperation in the health sector. The main areas of cooperation include the following: -Non-communicable diseases, including child...

World Bank Loan for ‘SANKALP’ Project of India

A Financing Agreement for IBRD loan of USD 250 million (equivalent) for the “Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) Project” was...

India-Myanmar-Thailand Friendship Motor Rally

The second India-Myanmar-Thailand Friendship Motor Rally–IMT 2 successfully completed its first leg from Guwahati to Bangkok on 3rd December 2017. The rally was flagged off from...

India-Italy Cooperation in Health Sector

India and Italy signed a MoU for enhanced cooperation in the health sector. The objective of this MoU is to establish comprehensive inter-ministerial and inter-institutional...

India-Singapore Defence Dialogue Held

The 2nd Defence Ministers’ Dialogue between India and Singapore was successfully concluded. It was inaugurated after both countries signed the revised Defence Cooperation Agreement...

India-Afghan Cultural Festival in New Delhi

India-Afghan Cultural Festival was recently held in New Delhi. The Festival was jointly organized by the Government and Embassy of Afghanistan along with the...

India-Russia Agreement on Cooperation on Security

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh visited Russia recently. He met Mr. Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Minister for Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. The Ministers underlined...

India’s G 20 Sherpa

Shri Shaktikanta Das, Former Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, has been appointed as India’s G 20 Sherpa till December 31, 2018 for the Development...

BIMSTEC Festival of Buddhist Heritage

Union Culture Minister inaugurated the three days ‘Bodhi Parva: BIMSTEC Festival of Buddhist Heritage’ in New Delhi. ‘Bodhi Parva’ has entwined various threads of the...

German Support for Urban Transport in Indian Cities

An Implementation Agreement on Sustainable Urban Transport project between Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and GIZ (Germany) was signed. This is a Technical Cooperation...

India-Cuba Sign MoU in Health Sector

India and Cuba signed a MoU for enhanced cooperation in the health sector. This MOU is important for exchanges in the health sector and to...

Indian-Italy Sign MoU in Agriculture and Phytosanitary Issues

The agriculture ministers of India and Italy signed a new MoU for cooperation in Agriculture and Phytosanitary issues that will replace the one signed...

BIMSTEC Coastal Shipping Agreement in News

Member States of BIMSTEC ( Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation ) met in New Delhi recently to discuss modalities...

Indian Advance Pricing Agreements Reached 186

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered into 2 Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) during the month of November, 2017. These Agreements...

International Solar Alliance Becomes Treaty-Based Organization

In terms of its Framework Agreement, with ratification by Guinea as the 15th country on 6th November 2017, the International Solar Alliance (ISA) has...

India-Germany Financial Cooperation Agreement

The Government to Government Umbrella Agreement between India and Germany concerning Financial Cooperation in 2016 (II) under the Indo-German Development Cooperation was signed to...

India Re-Elected as Member of International Maritime Council

India has been re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organization under Category “B” at the 30th session of the Assembly of...

India And Switzerland MOU on Cooperation in Rail Sector

The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding between Ministry of Railways, Government of India and Swiss government on Technical Cooperation...

President of India Visits African Countries

The President of India Ram Nath Kovind paid official visit to two African countries - Djibouti and Ethiopia. The Prime Minister of Djibouti, Mr. Abdoulkader...

India-Morocco Cooperation in Water Resources

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Morocco on cooperation in the field...

India-Kuwait MoU in Capital Markets

Union Cabinet of India chaired by Prime Minister Modi has given its approval for signing of a MoU by Securities and Exchange Board of...

India-Belarus Cooperation in Vocational Education

Indian government has given its ex-post facto approval for a MOU between India and Belarus for cooperation in the field of Vocational Education and Training (VET)....

India-Gibraltar Agreement on Securities Market

Indian Cabinet has given its approval for signing of a MoU between Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and Financial Services Commission (FSC),...

India and Japan Establishing Global LNG Market

The Union Cabinet of India has approved the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan on establishing a liquid, flexible...

India-Japan Technical Intern Training Program

The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of "Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC)" between India and Japan on the "Technical Intern Training Program (TITP)". This MoC...

First BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the first Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation Disaster Management Exercise (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017). The...

Official Position of India on Rohingyas

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh while addressing at a National seminar on Good Governance, Development and Human Rights, organized by the National Human...

US-India Strategic Partnership Forum

US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) has been set up to further enhance business relations between the two countries. This non-profit corporation aims to promote bilateral...

India and China Reach Agreement on Doklam Issue

India and China have reached an agreement to end the confrontation along a disputed border Doklam plateau in the eastern Himalayas. India and China reach...

India-China Urged WTO to Remove ‘Amber Box’ Subsidies

Recently in July 2017, India and China jointly submitted a proposal to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) calling for the elimination - by developed...

Conservation of Earthquake-Damaged Pagodas

Indian Cabinet has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Myanmar for the conservation of earthquake-damaged pagodas at Bagan, Myanmar. Implementation of the...

India-Canada Joint Postage Stamps

The Union Cabinet was informed that India and Canada have mutually agreed to jointly issue a set of two Commemorative Postage Stamps on India-Canada:...

Zebu Cattle Genomics and Reproductive Technologies

Indian central cabinet was apprised of MoU signed between India and Brazil for cooperation in the fields of Zebu Cattle Genomics and Assisted Reproductive Technologies. The...

India-Israel Technological Innovation Fund

The Union Cabinet has approved a MoU between India and Israel on "India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F)". India and Israel will make...

Cooperation of Indian Election Body With Other Nations

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Election Commission of India to enter into Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the...

India-Tanzania Meet on Trade

The Fourth Session of the India-Tanzania Joint Trade Committee meeting was held in New Delhi, on 29th September, 2017. During the meeting Prime Minister’s state...

India-Uzbekistan Bilateral Meeting on Trade

The Commerce and Industries Minister, Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman and Mr. Abdulaziz Kamilov, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Elyor Ganiev, Minister of Foreign Trade...

New Bridge Over Mechi River at Indo-Nepal Border

The Union Cabinet approved a MoU to be signed between India and Nepal for laying down implementation arrangement on Cost sharing, Schedules and Safeguard...

India-Nepal MOU on Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Nepal on Drug Demand Reduction and...

India’s Exclusive Rights to Explore Indian Ocean

India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules from seabed in Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) have been extended by five years. These rights are over...

India-Sweden MOU on Intellectual Property Rights

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Sweden on cooperation in the field of Intellectual...

List of Defence Related Agreements Signed

A list of military or defence related agreements signed with other nations for the last three years (i.e. from 1stAugust 2014) is placed as...

AIIB Loan for Gujarat Rural Roads Project

The Loan and Project Agreements for Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) lending of US$ 329 million for Gujarat Rural Roads Project have been signed...

India-Israel Cooperation in Water Resources

An MoU was signed between India and Israel in November 2016 to strengthen cooperation at the national, regional and international levels in the field...

7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers

​The 7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers was held in Shanghai from 1-2 August. A six-member delegation led by Commerce and Industry Minister Smt....

Border Haats in India

Setting up of Border Haats is one of the methods for facilitating and increasing border trade across neighbouring countries. Currently four Border Haats are operational...

BRICS Agriculture Research Platform

The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed among India and various BRICs countries for establishment...

India-Spain Cooperation in Renewable Energy

The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the MoU between India and Spain on India-Spain Cooperation in renewable energy. The MoU was signed on...

India Gifts Ambulances to Nepal

India gifted 30 ambulances and six buses to Nepalese hospitals, charitable organisations and educational institutions on the occasion of its 71st Independence Day. India’s Ambassador...

15th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting

The Fifteenth BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting was held in Kathmandu, Nepal on 10-11 August 2017. This foreign minister level meeting of BIMSTEC was held after...

Srinagar-Muzaffarabad Bus Service Resumed

The ‘Karvan-e-Aman’ bus service that operates between Srinagar and PoK’s capital Muzaffarabad resumed. The Srinagar–Muzaffarabad Bus is a passenger bus service connecting Srinagar, the capital...

The Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process Meet

The eighth meeting of the Regional Technical Group of Confidence Building Measure on Trade, Commerce & Investment Opportunities under the Heart of Asia –...

50th Foreign Ministers’ Meeting of ASEAN

The 50th Foreign Ministers’ Meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) took place in Manila, Philippines under the theme “Partnering for Change, Engaging...

Indo-Nepal Mechanism to Control Floods in Rainy Season

The rivers flowing from Nepal to India are causing floods in India, mainly in the States of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The major...

United Nations Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics

Indian government has given its approval for adoption of United Nations Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics. The adoption of the United Nations Fundamental Principles of Official...

Petrapole-Benapole Integrated Check Post in News

The Petrapole-Benapole Integrated Check Post is a major route for India-Bangladesh bilateral trade. In order to facilitate movement of cargo across the border, India...

New Trade Agreement Between India and Bhutan

The bilateral trade relations between India and Bhutan are governed by the Agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit between the Government of India and...

India Start Purchasing Crude Oil From USA

India has started importing crude oil from the United States for the first time. India’s first ever purchase of crude oil by Indian Oil Corporation...

Programmes for Young Scientists in India

Government has taken several measures to encourage young scientists to undertake research work. The schemes / programmes are designed to identify promising young researchers...

Indo German-Centre for Sustainability

Indian PM Modi has been apprised of the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between Department of Science & Technology (DST), India and the Federal...

Full List of Indian Cultural Centres in Foreign Countries

ICCR has 36 Indian Cultural Centres and one Sub-Centre.  ICCR has plans to establish new Indian Cultural Centres in Washington and Paris.  For these...

Credit Guarantee Scheme for Startups

Government is formulating a Credit Guarantee Scheme for Startups (CGSS) with a corpus contribution of INR 2000 crores that will enable Startups to raise...

Codex Alimentarius Commission and India

In a major recognition of India’s efforts to benchmark global spices trade, the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has adopted three Codex standards for black,...

Indo German-Centre for Sustainability in News

Indian Prime Minister Modi has been apprised of the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between Department of Science & Technology (DST), India and the Federal...

India-Palestine Cooperation in Youth Affairs and Sports

Indian government headed by Narendra Modi has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Palestine on cooperation in the...

India-Canada Cooperation on Clean Water Technology

The Department of Biotechnology and Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology are collaborating with Canada through the India-Canada Centre for...

Steps Taken to Improve Balance of Trade

Based on the applications filed by the domestic industry (DI) for imposition of anti-dumping duty on imports from various countries including China PR, Indonesia,...

Visit of Australian Foreign Minister to India

Ms. Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia visited India on 18 to 19 July, 2017. The highlight of the visit was that...

Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to Portugal

Indian Prime Minister paid official visit to the Portugal in June 2017. India’s relations with Portugal are close and friendly. Relations between India and Portugal...

Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to Russia

Indian Prime Minster Modi paid official visit to Russia to attend 18th India-Russia Annual Summit in June 2017. There he held official meeting with Russian...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Visit to USA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid an official visit to USA in June 2017. There he met USA President Donald Trump who hosted Indian Prime Minister...

Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to Netherlands

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi paid offical visit to The Netherlands in June 2017. The visit marked 70 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations...

Visit of Prime Minister Modi to Israel

Marking the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India visited Israel in July...

Second Australia-India Cyber Policy Dialogue

The second Australia-India Cyber Policy Dialogue was held in Canberra in July 2017. The two sides discussed the full range of cyber issues including cyber...

India-Japan Nuclear Deal Comes Into Force

The India-Japan Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy entered into force on July 20, 2017 with the exchange of diplomatic...

India Joins USA ‘Global Entry Programme’

India recently signed International Expedited Traveler Initiative Programme with the United States. Global Entry is a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows...

Global Foreign Exchange Committee in News

The Global Foreign Exchange Committee was established in May 2017 as a forum bringing together central banks and private sector participants with the aim...

‘Pant-Mirza Agreement’ in News Recently

The full name of Pant Mirza Agreement is "Pant Mirza Agreement To Prevent Border Incidents And Protect Places Of Worship" of 1955. This agreement pertains...

International Association of Insurance Supervisors

The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for IRDAI's admission as a signatory to International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS). The International Association...

India-Netherlands Cooperation in Space Technology

The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the MoU  between India and Netherlands on cooperation in the exploration and uses of outer space for...

MOU on Tax Cooperation Between BRICS Nations

Union Cabinet has given the approval for the signing of Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) in respect of tax matters between India and the Revenue...

India-Srilanka Cooperation in Solar Power

India is providing support to Srilanka in setting of a solar power plant. Sri Lanka will soon start the process of setting up a...