India-Bangladesh Cooperation in Hydrocarbon Sector

The Union Cabinet has approved signing of Framework of Understanding (FoU) on Cooperation in the Hydrocarbon Sector with Bangladesh. The objective of the proposed FoU...

India Joins International Vaccine Institute

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the proposal for India’s taking full membership of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) Governing Council. The move...

India USA Signs MoU on Energy Security

A Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) between the Government of India and the Government of the United States of America was signed to enhance...

India-Canada Annual Ministerial Dialogue

The third India-Canada Annual Ministerial Dialogue was held on 29-09-2016 between the Commerce and Industry Minister Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman and the Trade Minister of...

India – Vietnam Cooperation in Outer Space

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been apprised of the Framework Agreement between India and Vietnam on cooperation in...

India-Saudi Arabia Cooperation in Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the administration of Ministry of Power, has signed a MoU with National Energy Services Company, Kingdom of Saudi...

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...

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...

Exim Bank Commits Credit to Asian Countries

Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) will be providing lines of credit worth more than $15 billion to Asian countries over the next three...

Salma Dam Project in Afghanistan

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the reconstruction and completion of Salma Dam Project in Afghanistan at the...

Afganistan Gets Indian Helicopters

Afganistan has received three Mi-25 gunship helicopters supplied by India. They are set to officially join the Afghan Air Force soon. They were delivered...

Balochistan Assembly Resolution Condemns Modi

Pakistan's Balochistan Province Assembly has adopted a resolution condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on Balochistan. Prime Minister Modi, in his Independence Day speech, had...

India Japan Sign Civil Nuclear Agreement

India and Japan signed the civil nuclear agreement during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Tokyo. This Agreement provides for bilateral cooperation in the field...

Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreement Reached 143

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered into a bilateral Advance Pricing Agreement (APA) with rollback provision with a Japanese subsidiary on...

India-Bangladesh Cooperation on Cyber Security

The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the MoU between India and Bangladesh on cyber security cooperation. This MoU was signed between Indian Computer Emergency...

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...

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...

India-Malaysia Strategic Partnership

At the invitation of Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi undertook an Official Visit...

India Contribute to Emergency Response Fund

Current Affairs: India will contribute USD 500,000 to a UN rapid response funding mechanism for the 2015-16 period to support global humanitarian relief operations. India...

Indian Ocean Rim Association Creates Special Fund

Ministry of MSME, Government of India finalised MoU on MSME Cooperation with Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) member countries. The MoU will take effect...

Nuclear Energy: Focus of PM’s Visits

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visits to France, Russia and Japan were aimed to bring in socio-economic and scientific development particularly in the...

India China Officials Meet Held

Indian and Chinese officials have held a high level meeting at New Delhi. A Chinese delegation was led by Director General of Department of Arms...

Nepal Bans New Indian Currency

Nepal Rastra Bank has banned the use of India’s new currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 2,000 denomination, terming them “unauthorised and illegal”. These...

India-Korea MOU on Export Credit

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposed MoU between Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) and Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) for export credit...

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...

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-Bangladesh Cooperation on Water Transport

India has decided to finance 80 per cent of the estimated ₹220 crore required for dredging to maintain navigability in the Sirajganj-Daikhawa on the...

Establishment of BIMSTEC Grid: Latest Developments

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Power for Signing of "Memorandum of Understanding for Establishment of the BIMSTEC Grid...

India Russia Relations: MoU in Youth Matters Signed

Exchange programmes in the field of Youth Affairs between India and Russia will help in promoting exchange of ideas, values and culture amongst Youth...

Switzerland Backs India for NSG Membership

Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann announced his country’s support to India’s membership in the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) after holding comprehensive talks with Prime...

China Blocks Xiabuqu River Water

China has blocked the Xiabuqu river, tributary of the Brahmaputra river in Tibet as part of the construction of its hydro project which could...

India – France Agreement in Science and Technology

The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of Cooperation between Technology Development Board (TDB), Department of...

India-Thailand MoU in Controlling Narcotic Drugs

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Thailand was signed in the presence of Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir...

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...

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...

India-U.K. Agree to Cooperate on Deportation

India and the United Kingdom gas agreed cooperate with each other to ensure the smooth return of Indians overstaying there. Both sides reached the agreement...

Agreement on Exemption of Visa Requirements

Current Affairs: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the Model Agreement on exemption from visa requirements for the...

India France Business Summit 2016

President of France Mr. Francois Hollande paid official visit to India. He is also the Chief Guest at India's 67th Republic Day celebrations. This is...

India Myanmar MoU in Traditional Medicine

The Ministry of AYUSH signed a MoU on cooperation in the field of Traditional Medicine with the Ministry of Health & Sports of Government...

Summary of PM Modi’s Visit to Japan

PM Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Japan in November 2016. Both Prime Ministers held wide-ranging consultations in Tokyo, during which they undertook...

India-UAE MoU in Energy Efficiency Services

Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the National Productivity Council, an autonomous body under the...

India-Palestine Cooperation in Information Technology

The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Palestine on Cooperation in the field of Information Technology...

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...

India-Bangladesh Inland Water Transportation

India and Bangladesh discussed various issues pertaining to the protocol arrangements and improvement of inland water transportation between the two countries in the 19th...

Agreements Signed Between India And Russia

Current Affairs: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Russia on 23-24 December 2015 for the bilateral Annual Summit. The two Leaders held...

India Becomes Associate Member of CERN

India became an associate member of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, after the government completed internal approval procedures on the agreement it...

PM Attends “Friends of India” Event in Russia

Current Affairs: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, attended the Friends of India event, which featured performances of Indian art forms (classical and folk dances)...

WTO Negotiations and Food Security in India

The outcomes in the area of agriculture in the Nairobi MinisterialConference are results of the demands of developing countries including India. Among these, the Decision...

AIR to Launch Website and App for Baluchis

All India Radio (AIR) is planning to launch a website and mobile app for its Baluchi service to reach people who speak this language...

Bhutan Rejects India’s MV Agreement

India's plan for a Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA) among the BBIN countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal) has received a jolt, with Bhutan refusing...

India and Cyprus Agreement on Merchant Shipping

The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval to the Agreement between India and Cyprus on Merchant Shipping, which was signed in April...

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...

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-Fiji MoU on Defence Cooperation

The Minister of Defence of Fiji, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola accompanied by his delegation met the Indian Minister of Defence Arun Jaitley in New Delhi. The...

India-France Railways Cooperation

Recently, minister for Railways Mr Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, held meeting with Minister of State for Transport, Marine Affairs and Fisheries of France, Mr Alain...

India Serbia Relations: Information Technology MoU Signed

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Modi has given ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and...

USA Returns Cultural Artefacts to India

The USA returned over 200 cultural artefacts estimated at $100 million to India during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ongoing visit to USA. Items returned included...

India USA Dispute Over Solar Cells in WTO

The United States, which had initiated the dispute in 2013, said at the special meeting of the DSB that it was pleased with all...

India – Senegal MoU in Health and Medicine

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

ADB Loan for Highways Construction in Rajasthan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $220 million loan for improving connectivity as well as transport efficiency and...

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 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...

India-ADB Economic Corridor Development Project

India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have been partnering on the economic corridor approach for some time now. Economic Corridor Development contributes to and...

India’s Relation With Multilateral Organisations

India’s global stature was on the ascent in 2015, with the last twelve months witnessing the country’s robust engagement in the world’s leading multilateral...

3 Nations Computer Emergency Response Teams

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi was apprised of the Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) signed between Indian Computer Emergency Response...

Permanent Residency Status to Foreign Investors

The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the scheme for grant of Permanent Residency Status (PRS) to foreign...

Important Facts on India Japan Relations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had a summit meeting on November 11, 2016. Following the Joint Statement, they instructed relevant...

India-UN MoU on Gender Equality and Empowerment

Union Cabinet of India has approved the signing of MoU between India and the United Nations Entity of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of...

Joint International Taskforce on Shared Intelligence

India participated in the fourth Joint International Taskforce on Shared Intelligence and Collaboration (JITSIC) meeting reconvened in Paris to pursue the work on the...

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...

Russia President Visit to India

President of the Russia Mr. Vladimir V. Putin visited India recently. Prime Minister Modi Mr. Putin attended the 19th edition of the Annual Bilateral...

2016 ‘Heart of Asia’ Conference

India will host the next 'Heart of Asia' Conference (multilateral meeting on Afghanistan) in the last quarter of 2016. Heart of Asia conference 2015 was...

India-UK Defence Partnership: Latest Developments

The UK Secretary of State for Defence Sir Michael Fallon paid four-day visit to India in April 2017. The India-UK delegation level talks were held...

PM Visits Crisis Management Centre in Moscow

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, visited EMERCOM –the National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) in Moscow. The Prime Minister was given an overview of the actual...

India and Free-Trade Agreements

Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) have been proliferating, especially since the establishment of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 1994. As of 1st December 2015,...

India Raises Balochistan Issue at UN

At the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, India raised the issue of Balochistan for the first time before the...

Cabinet Approves MoUs With Foreign Countries

MoU between India and Vietnam in the field of Information Technology (IT) The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval to the MoU between...

India and Iran MoU on Securities Market

The Union Cabinet has approved the Bilateral MoU between Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and Securities and Exchange Organization (SEO), Iran in...

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-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...

5th India Morocco Joint Commission Meet

The 5th India Morocco Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) was held in Rabat in May 2017. The JCM was anchored by Commerce and Industry Minister...

Issue of Indian Support Price to Agriculture in WTO

India responded to questions from Australia on its minimum support price for wheat. India said its support prices depended on various factors including the...

5th Edition of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium

Admiral RK Dhowan, the Chief of the Naval Staff is on an official visit to Bangladesh from 10 to 14 Jan 16 to attend...

USA India Clean Energy Initiatives Launched

India and the USA announced the setting up of two financial assistance programmes worth $60 million for supporting India’s much-needed clean energy initiatives including...

Brazil President’s Visit to India

Mr. Michel Temer, President of Brazil, paid official visit to India on 17 October 2016. He was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs,...

Asia Pacific Trade Agreement: Latest Developments

The Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA,formerly the Bangkok Agreement) is an Agreement signed since 1975. The current membership of APTA consists of six countries, namely,...

UN Peace Building Fund: India Gives $500,000

India has contributed five lakh US Dollars to the UN Peace Building Fund. India has been a Member of the Peace Building Commission since...

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...

‘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...

World Bank Loan for Uttarakhand Health Project

A financing agreement for IDA credit of US$ 100 (equivalent) for the "Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project" was signed with the World Bank. The objective...

India’s Relation With Neighbours in 2015

Building upon Prime Minister Modi’s path-breaking initiative of inviting all SAARC leaders to his swearing-in ceremony last year, India continued to reach out proactively...

India Russia Cooperation in Exploratory Research

The Union Cabinet was apprised about signing of an agreement between India and Russia in May 2015. The Agreement provides for competitive research grants to...

India UK MoU on Cyber Security

The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the MoU signed on 20th May, 2016 between Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and Ministry of...

India Bhutan Sign Bilateral Trade Agreement

Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Tengye Lyonpo Lekey Dorji, Minister for Economic Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan signed the Agreement on Trade,...

Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Latest Developments

The Union Cabinet of India has given its ex-post facto approval for signing of the Definitive Agreement on Oil Storage and Management between Indian...

Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030

The Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016–2030 was adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2015. It provides a comprehensive framework to guide countries...

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),...

USA To Cut H-1B Visas

Two American Senators have introduced a legislation in the Senate proposing to cut the number of popular H-1B visas by 15,000 and that such...

Outcomes of Visit of President of Rwanda to India

President of Rwanda Mr. Paul Kagame paid official visit to India from 9-11 January 2017. PM Modi and President Kagame discussed a wide range of...

Kolkata-Khulna-Dhaka Bus Service Flagged Off

A Kolkata-Khulna-Dhaka bus service was ceremoniously flagged off from Kolkata. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his counterpart from Bangladesh Smt. Sheikh Hasina and the Chief...