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...

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...

BRICS Environment Ministers Meet at Goa

The Environment Ministers of BRICS countries are meeting on September 16 2016 in Goa, to strengthen mutual cooperation. The meeting of BRICS Environment Ministers is...

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 Sanctions $340 million Loan to Nepal

India has sanctioned a soft loan of 340 million US dollar to Nepal for various infrastructure development programmes. Under this programme Mahalaki bridge and...

Visit of Indian Prime Minister to Germany

The fourth Inter-Governmental Consultations between India and Germany were held in Berlin. It was attended by Indian PM Modi and German counterpart Angela...

India-Palestine MoU in Health and Medicine

The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for signing a MoU between India and Palestine on cooperation in the field of Health...

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...

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...

International Science Ministers Meet

An International meet of Science Ministers of various countries was held at Sohna Haryana to discuss several issues including food security, future of oceans...

India Notified Third Protocol of India-Singapore DTAA

India has notified the Third Protocol amending the existing India-Singapore double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA). The India-Singapore DTAA at present provides for residence based taxation...

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...

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 Kenya Bilateral Cooperation in Agriculture

The Union Cabinet has approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Kenya on bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture...

India-Belgium Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

India and Belgium have signed a Protocol amending the existing Agreement and Protocol between the two countries for Avoidance of Double Taxation and the...

CSIR Signs Agreement With MIDI Institute Ethiopia

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has entered into an agreement with the Metal Industries Development Institute (MIDI), Ethiopia to implement a...

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-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...

Agreements Signed Between India and Japan

Current Affairs: List of documents exchanged during the visit of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan to India in New Delhi on December 12,...

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 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 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...

India and Chile Preferential Trade Agreement

India and Chile have entered into another milestone in their trade relations as an agreement on expansion of India-Chile PTA which was signed on...

India – Afghanistan Air Cargo Service Starts

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has welcomed the first Air Freight Corridor flight from Kabul to India. Prime Minister thanked Afghan President H.E. Ashraf...

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 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 USA Controversy on API Issue

India has sought clarity from the U.S. government on the ramifications of a recent adjudication, which gave rise to apprehensions that the medicines procured...

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...

India-Russia Meet on Priority Investment Projects

4th meeting of the India-Russia Working Group on Priority Investment Projects was held in New Delhi. The Indian delegation was headed by Secretary, IPP. The...

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...

USA Blocks India at WTO on Renewable Programme

India’s request for a dispute settlement panel against the USA for incentivising use of domestic over imported goods in its renewable energy programmes was...

Visit of Indian Prime Minister to Spain

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Spain in May 2017. During the visit, Prime Minister Modi called on His...

Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of Child Abduction

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction or Hague Abduction Convention is a multilateral treaty developed by the Hague Conference...

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-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...

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 Australia Energy Security Dialogue

Sh Piyush Goyal Union Minister for Coal, Power and New and Renewable had an Energy Security Dialogue with Australian Minister for Resources, Energy Mr...

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...

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,...

India Portugal MoU in the Field of Agriculture

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the PM Modi has given its approval for signing of an Agreement for cooperation in the field of Agriculture...

India-Russia Cooperation in Science and Technology

The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Russia for cooperation in the field of Science &...

India Ratifies International Labour Conventions

India has ratified the two Core Conventions of International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions 138 regarding admission of age to employment and Convention 182 regarding worst...

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....

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...

Adoption of the New Delhi Declaration 2015

The two day Regional Conference on ‘The Use of Money in Politics and Its Effects on People’s Representation’ culminated in the New Delhi Declaration...

India and Maldives Sign MoU on Health

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its ex-post facto approval for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India...

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 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...

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...

India-Spain MOU in Organ Transplant Services

The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the National Transplant Organization, Ministry of Health, Social Services and...

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...

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:...

‘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’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...

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 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...

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...

Visit of Prime Minister of Bangladesh to India

Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh paid official visit to India in April 2017. Apart from her official engagements in New Delhi, Prime Minister...

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-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)....

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...

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)...

BRICS Meet on Energy Savings and Efficiency

The Union Ministry of Power is organising the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Working Group meeting on “Energy Savings & Energy...

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 Kazakhstan Sign Protocol on Double Taxation

India and Kazakhstan signed a Protocol to amend the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC) between the two countries  which was earlier signed on...

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...

Indian Signs Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty

Ministers and high-level officials from 68 countries and jurisdictions have signed an innovative multilateral convention that will swiftly implement a series of tax treaty measures...

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...

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...

USA Increases H-1B, L-1 Visa Fee

Current Affairs: The US Congress has imposed a special fee of up to $4,500 on the H-1B and L-1 visas popular among Indian IT...

India Joins International Energy Agency

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for India becoming a member country of the International Energy Agency - Ocean Energy Systems (IEA-OES) by...

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...

India Sri Lanka Setup Working Group on Fishermen Issue

India and Sri Lanka held Ministerial level talks on the important issue of fishermen. External Affairs Minister Mrs. Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Agriculture...

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...

India-Germany Joint Declaration on Alternative Medicines

The Union Cabinet of India has approved the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between Germany and India regarding cooperation in the sector of alternative...

India- Jordan Trade and Economic Joint Committee

The 10TH India-Jordan Trade and Economic Joint Committee (TEJC) Meeting was held in New Delhi in July 2017. On this occasion, the two countries emphasized...

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-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...

India’s Relation With Japan and Russia

Following are the Highlights of India's Relation With Japan and Russia: INDIA JAPAN RELATIONS IN 2015 Our relations with Japan were revitalised by Prime Minister Shinzo...

India Accede to Ashgabat Agreement

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for India to accede to the Ashgabat Agreement. Ashgabat Agreement is...

Indus Waters Treaty: Latest Issues and Analysis

India has signalled the threat to abrogate the Indus Water Treaty (IWT). The issue has come to focus because of the current tension with Pakistan...

India Vietnam Sign Nuclear Agreement

India and Vietnam has signed a civil nuclear cooperation agreement. This agreement will further strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries. The two countries...

Outcomes of India-China Strategic Dialogue

India's Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar met China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi to initiate the strategic dialogue between the two countries. This was the first strategic...

Visit of Prime Minister of Australia to India

The Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull MP paid official visit to India in April 2017. He met Indian PM Modi and held long-ranging discussions...

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-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),...

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...

India Revokes Ban on Import from Vietnam

Indian government has revoked the temporary suspension on import of six farm products including coffee, black pepper and cinnamon from Vietnam. Ban was revoked after both...

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...

ADB Refuses Funds to Pakistan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) refused funds for a $14 billion dam project in Pakistan. Diamer-Bhasha dam on the river Indus in Gilgit-Baltistan is...

India Japan Commerce Ministers Bilateral Meeting

Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman welcomed the Japanese delegation led by Hiroshige Seko, Minister, Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI), Japan. She...

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 Gives Loan to Srilanka for Railways Development

India signed an agreement to provide assistance of 318 million US Dollar credit line to Sri Lanka for the development of the railway sector. India...

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-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...

Special Visa to SAARC Nation Businessmen

From April 1, 2016, India will start issuing a multi-city, multiple-entry business visa to businessmen of SAARC nations. The business visa, to be called 'India...

India Japan Energy Dialogue

Piyush Goyal, Minister for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, India, is on a visit to Tokyo, Japan to attend the 8th India-Japan...

Rs.3000cr Released for Indo-Bangla Corridor

The Centre has released an amount of Rs.3000 crore to Bangladesh for development of Indo-Bangla Corridor from Hili in West Bengal to Mahendraganj-Tura in...