China Block India’s Bid To Ban Masood Azhar

China again blocked India's bid to ban Pathankot terror attack mastermind Masood Azhar. China is one of the five permanent members of the UN...

India – Russia Agreement on Irradiation Centers

India and Russia signed a pact to set up 25 integrated infrastructure centers for irradiation treatment of perishable food items to improve shelf life...

Agreement With Kyrgyzstan in Agriculture

The Union Cabinet headed by PM Modi has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare for Signing of an Agreement...

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 and Kyrgyzstan Cooperation in Tourism

Indian Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing Memorandum of Understanding between India and Kyrgyzstan. Considering the mutual benefits, signing of a Memorandum of Understanding...

India Germany Signs MoU in Technological Development

A framework memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed today between the Department of Heavy Industries (DHI), Govt. of India and Fraunhofer, Germany with...

Venezuela Agreed to Supply Crude Oil to India

Venezuela has agreed to supply crude oil to India on a monthly basis over a two-year period to repay USD 537 million it owes...

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...

Piracy High Risk Area Revised

In a boost to Indian's maritime security interests, the country's west coast has been excluded from piracy High Risk Area (HRA) by European Union...

BRICS Trade Ministers Meet Held

The 6th meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers was held on 13 October, 2016 in New Delhi on the threshold of the 8th BRICS...

India-Russia Annual Summit

President of Russia Mr Vladimir Putin visited India (Goa) for the India-Russia Annual Summit and the 8th BRICS Summit. Delegation level talks were held at...

‘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...

Indian Warships Visit Kenya

In a demonstration of India’s commitment to its ties with Kenya and to promoting maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region, Indian Naval Ships...

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...

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-Canada Project on Clean Water Technology

The Department of Biotechnology and Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology are collaborating with 'The India-Canada Centre for Innovation Multidisciplinary...

India-Bangladesh Agreement on Protection of Investments

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the Joint Interpretative Notes (JIN) on the Agreement between India and Bangladesh for the Promotion and...

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...

India – Mauritius Taxation Protocol Amended

The Protocol for amendment of the Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on...

ONGC Videsh Discover Oil in Colombia

ONGC Videsh has found hydrocarbon reserves in its Mariposa-1 well, which is under drilling in CPO-5 block of Colombia. Project analysis indicates the presence of...

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...

Tourist Visa Norms Eased for Bangladesh

Government of India has decided to increase the duration of tourist visa from one year to five years having multiple entry facility for the...

Indo-Czech JWG Meet Held

The fourth meeting of the JWG held at Brno (Czech) on October 3-6, 2016 wherein a review of the progress in bilateral ties was...

India-USA MoU on Homeland Security

Indian government has approved signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between India and the United States of America on Homeland Security. The Memorandum of Cooperation will...

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-UK MoU on Cooperation in Energy Sector

India and the UK have defined energy efficiency and deployment of renewable energy as priority areas under the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in...

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...

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...

India Russia to Collaborate in IT

Russia informed that they have developed a Centre for Information and Communication Technology and would like to collaborate with India in this area. The...

Japan’s Official Development Assistance to India

The Government of Japan has committed JICA Official Development Assistance loan for an amount of Yen 371.345 billion (=Rs.21,590 crore approx.) under FY 2016-2017...

Indian Urea Manufacturing Plant in Malaysia

The Union Cabinet headed by PM Modi has given its approval to the signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Malaysia on development of a...

India Japan Double Taxation Protocol

A Protocol amending the Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC) between India and Japan for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal...

India – Australia Cooperation in Civil Aviation Security

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Australia for promotion and development of...

India and Mercosur Meeting on Trade Pact

India and MERCOSUR Group held a meeting on Preferential Trade Pact and exchanged lists of items where each wants greater market access. Mercosur group wants lower...

India Bhutan Trade Agreement in News

In 2015-16, the major commodities exported from India to Bhutan were petroleum products, machine tools, motor vehicles/cars, products of iron and steel etc. while...

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...

Latest India-Canada Trade Talks

A bilateral meeting was held in New Delhi between Canadian Minister of International Trade, Mr. François-Philippe Champagne and Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala...

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:...

ASEAN-India Innovation Platform

Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the 13th ASEAN-India Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Addressing the summit, PM Modi said that India is intending to...

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...

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-Mali MOU on Standardization

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding between Bureau of...

India Japan Defence Cooperation

The Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba paid an official visit to Japan commencing. The visit aims to consolidate existing Maritime Cooperation initiatives...

India-UAE Relations: Latest Update

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi paid official visit to India from 24-26 January 2017. He was the Chief...

India-Austria Double Taxation Avoidance Convention

India and Austria signed a Protocol amending the existing Convention between the two countries for Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal...

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...

India UK Relations: Latest Developments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister David Cameron met in London on 12-13 November. The two Prime Ministers celebrated the growing strength, breadth...

BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change

The 21st BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change was held in Beijing on 30 and 31 October 2015. The BASIC countries (also Basic countries or...

India-Tajikistan Cooperation in Customs Matters

Indian Cabinet chaired by PM Modi has given its approval for signing and ratifying, an Agreement between India and Tajikistan on Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in...

New Chapter in India’s Relations with its Neighbors

A new chapter in Customs Cooperation between India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal was opened on 5th September 2016, as a cargo laden truck of...

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...

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...

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...

Powergrid Signs MoU With Abu Dhabi Authority

Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.(POWERGRID), a central Power Sector PSU and CTU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Abu Dhabi Water &...

Turkey President Visit to India

President of the Republic of Turkey Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a State Visit to India from 30 April-01 May 2017. The Prime Minister of...

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...

India South Korea MoU for Defence Industry Cooperation

India and South Korea signed an Inter-governmental Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Defence Industry Co-operation in Shipbuilding. The Inter-Governmental MoU, was conceived under the overall...

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...

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...

India Takes Control of Kudankulam Nuclear Plant

India has taken over full operational control of Unit 1 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) from Russia. India signed a joint statement with...

India Russia Sign Agreement on Sukhoi Su-30MKI

India and Russia signed two long-term support agreements for the Sukhoi Su-30MKI combat aircraft fleet. Pacts were also signed for maintenance and life-cycle support for...

India Signs Loan Agreement with Asian Development Bank

The Government of India signed a loan with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for US $ 123.51 million for tranche 3 of the Infrastructure Development...

India-Bangladesh Cooperation on Passenger Cruise Services

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved MoU on passenger cruise services on the coastal and protocol routes between India...

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 Announces $10 Billion Credit to Africa

India announced a concessional credit of USD 10 billion to Africa in the next five years and a grant assistance of USD 600 million. The...

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...

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...

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 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,...

India-USA Steel Import Dispute in WTO

India has moved World Trade Organisation against the US as it has not yet complied with the rulings of WTO body related to Indian...

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...

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-UK Collaborative Centre in Crop Science

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed for establishing a joint India-UK collaborative centre in crop-science. Aims and objectives of the centre are:- Establishment of a...

Tax Treaty to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

Indian Union Cabinet has given its approval for the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting. The...

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...

India-UN Development Partnership Fund Setup

The India-UN Development Partnership Fund has been to help the poorest countries achieve the world organisation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to reduce poverty and...

India USA Cooperation on Sustainable Growth

USA and India share a strong commitment to promoting economic growth and development, and regional cooperation and connectivity. In this spirit of engagement, the Millennium...

India – Qatar MoU in Youth and Sports

The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the MoU signed on April 7, 1999 and the First Executive Programme for MOU signed with Qatar...

India and Cyprus Cooperation in Agriculture Sector

India and Cyprus signed Work Plan for 2017–18 to implement an already singed MOU for cooperation in the agriculture sector. It covers areas such as...

National Regulatory Authority in Health Sector

WHO congratulated India for successful assessment of the country’s National Regulatory Authority (NRA). WHO, in its letter, has applauded the India's NRA being declared “functional’ with...

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...

‘Asia-Africa Growth Corridor’ in News

Prime Minister Modi floated the idea of an Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) for development of Africa. This corridor, unlike recent initiatives like the ‘One...

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...

BRICS Science and Technology Ministers Meet

The Minister for Science, Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan is leading an Indian delegation to the 3rd BRICS Ministerial Meeting on Science,...

India Israel Pact in Education and Training

India and Israel's leading academic institutions have signed a pact on education and training. Reuven Rivlin, President of Israel is on official visit to India...

India Bangladesh Power Transmission Started

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina,  jointly dedicated via video-conferencing, the second cross border transmission interconnection system...

India-UK MoU to Allow More Flights

India and the UK signed a MoU to ease restrictions on the number of scheduled flights between the two countries, following successful talks in...

India Armenia Sign Protocol on Double Taxation

A Protocol to amend the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Convention was signed by the Government of India and the Government of Armenia. The Protocol amends...

ISRO Signs Agreement With USGS

The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and United States Geological Survey (USGS)...

Ninth Edition of Delhi Dialogue

Recognising the need for greater engagement with the ASEAN region, India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) supported the first Delhi Dialogue I, on 21-22...

India Bhutan New Agreement on Trade

The Union Cabinet has approved an Agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit between India and Bhutan. The bilateral trade relations between India and Bhutan are...

Extension of 2007 Nuclear Agreement with Pakstan

In accordance with Article 8 of the Agreement between India and Pakistan on Reducing the Risk of Accidents Relating to Nuclear Weapons, both countries...

India-Bangladesh MoU on Aids to Navigation

The Union Cabinet has approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Aids to Navigation (AtoNs) between the Directorate General of Lighthouses &...

First Indian Bank Opens Branch in Yangon

The State Bank of India has become the first India bank to open a branch in the capital city of Yangon. The Yangon branch is...

India Abolishes Duty on Nepalese Jute Products

Indian government has abolished the Countervailing Duty (CVD) on the Nepalese jute products. The abolition of CVD is likely to substantially enhance export of Nepalese jute...

India Builds Kaladan Project in Myanmar

The Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project is a project that will connect the eastern Indian seaport of Kolkata with Sittwe seaport in Myanmar by...

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 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...

Sushma Swaraj Meets Nawaz Sharif

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj met Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad. She was in Pakistan to attend 'Heart of Asia Summit' 2015. Ms Swaraj...

India-EU Setup Investment Facilitation Mechanism

European Union (EU) and India has established the Investment Facilitation Mechanism (IFM) for EU Investments in India. The mechanism will allow for a close coordination...