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-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 South Africa MoU in ICT

The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the MoU signed on July 08, 2016 between India and South Africa for promoting bilateral cooperation in...

3rd ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting

The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today addressing the 3rd ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM-plus) at Kuala Lumpur. He expressed India’s hope that all parties to...

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 Greece Sign Air Services Agreement

India signed a preliminary pact with Greece for bilateral Air Services Agreement that proposes to allow unlimited points of call for domestic airlines in...

New Air Services Agreement Between India and Serbia

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for updation of the existing Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Serbia which was signed on...

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 Ban was revoked after both...

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, ASEAN and EAS in 2015

The 10th India-ASEAN summit culminated in the adoption of an ASEAN-India plan of action for the period 2016 to 2020, entitled “Partnership for Peace,...

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...

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...

Talks with Nepal on Construction of Sapt Kosi Dam

Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti has informed that India has held talks with government of Nepal to find...

India and Netherlands Social Security Agreement

The Union Cabinet of India headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Amendment of the bilateral Social Security Agreement (SSA) between India...

India South Africa Cooperation in Grassroots Innovation

The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the signing of a MoU between India and South Africa to establish cooperation in Grassroots Innovation. The MoU...

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...

25 Years of India-Israel Diplomatic Relations

lndia-lsrael would be celebrating the 25 years of establishment of their diplomatic relations in both the countries. To the effect, a launching ceremony was held on...

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 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 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...

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...

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,...

Global Value-Chain Negotiations at WTO

India has announced that it will oppose possible attempts by some developed countries to push for negotiations on global value chains at the World...

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...

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 to Support Belmont Forum Secretariat

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of the Collaborative Agreement with French National Research...

3rd India-Canada Energy Dialogue

The Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan co-chaired the 3rd India-Canada Energy Dialogue with Mr James Gordon Carr, Minister of Natural Resources...

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...

India-Bangladesh Protocol on Saving Royal Bengal Tiger

PROTOCOL ON CONSERVATION OF THE ROYAL BENGAL TIGER OF THE SUNDERBAN BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA (THE “INDIA”) AND GOVERNMENT OF...

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-Australia MOU in Combating International Terrorism

The Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval to the MoU between India and Australia on Cooperation in Combating International Terrorism and Transnational Organized...

India China Sign MoU on Tea Production

India and China have joined hands to promote sustainable tea production and consumption. The United Planters’ Association of Southern India (UPASI) and China Tea Marketing...

India-Armenia MoU on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

The Union Cabinet of India was apprised about an MoU on cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space between India and Armenia. The...

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Visit to India

Palestian President Mahmoud Abbas paid official visit to India. After the restricted talks India and Palestine sign five agreements. These were MoU on visa exemption...

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...

India – Poland Cooperation in Agriculture

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of an Agreement between India and Poland on cooperation in the field of agriculture and...

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...

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-Israel Agreement to Jointly Develop Missile

Cabinet Committee on Security, chaired by Prime Minister has approved the missile deal with Israel. A Rs. 17,000 crore deal has been cleared for jointly developing...

Goa Declaration After ASEM Officials Meet

A Goa Declaration containing Action Plan was issued at the end of the 11th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) of the Directors General-Commissioners of the...

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 – 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...

First BRICS Trade Fair in Delhi

The first trade fair of the BRICS countries will be held on October 12-14 in New Delhi. Along with it the meetings of the BRICS...

NRIs Allowed for National Pension System

To enable Indians living abroad to access old age income security, the Reserve Bank of India has allowed non-resident Indians (NRIs) to subscribe to...

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...

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...

Visit of Defence Minister To United States

Current Affairs: Minister of Defense of India Manohar Parrikar made an official visit to the United States from December 7-10, 2015 that included visits...

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....

Indian and Japan Sign Agreement on Railway Safety

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

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...

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...

India-Nepal Electronic Cargo Tracking System

A Memorandum of Intent (MOI) on India-Nepal Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS) Pilot Run will soon be signed by the Governments of India and...

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...

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...

Power Supply by India to Nepal

From the first day of the new year, 1st January, 2017, additional power transfer of 80MW to Nepal is expected to commence. With this,...

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 – Switzerland Arrangement on Nationals

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of the Technical Arrangement between India and Switzerland on the identification and return of Swiss...

India Imposes Anti-dumping Duty on Chinese Chemicals

India has imposed anti-dumping duty on a Chinese chemical used in pharma industry and aluminium foil to protect domestic industry from cheap imports. While an...

India Building Social Housing Project in Mauritius

NBCC, a Navratna construction major under the Ministry of Urban Development will execute a US $ 20 million (Rs.130 cr) social housing project in...

India-Bangladesh MoU in Information Technology

The Union Cabinet apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi about MoU which has already been signed between India and Bangladesh for promoting cooperation in the...

No Visa-Free Entry to Indians in HongKong

Hong Kong, a China-administered territory which gave Indians unconditional visa-free entry, has introduced “pre-registration” for Indian nationals to prevent illegal immigration. Under the previous visa...

MOU With USA Pharmacopeial Convention

The Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy (PCIM&H) under the Ministry of AYUSH and the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) signed a Memorandum...

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...

‘Tejaswini’ Projects Gets World Bank Loan

A Financing Agreement for IDA credit of US$ 63 million (equivalent) for the “Tejaswini” Socio-Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women Project” was...

Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction

The eight Ministers of Asian countries including China, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Mongolia and India will participate in a meeting on 17th...

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-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...

Meeting on World Summit on Information Society

The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communication & IT in collaboration with National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) conducted a...

‘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...

India – Bangladesh Faculty Exchange Agreement

The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval to the Faculty Exchange Agreement signed between the National Defence College, New Delhi and National...

India Cambodia Sign MoU

India signed a MoU with Cambodia to promote parliamentary exchanges in the administrative branch and to jointly promote human resource development "through exchange of...

Historic Nairobi Package at WTO Conference

Current Affairs: WTO members concluded their Tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi on 19 December by securing an historic agreement on a series of trade...

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...

Geotagging of Assets of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana

Geotagging is the process of adding geographical identification like latitude and longitude to various media such as a photo or video. Geotagging can help...

India Portugal Space Alliance Created

During the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Portugal, Lisbon, the two sides signed MoUs for creation of an India Portugal Space Alliance...

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 Bangladesh Agreement on Coastal Shipping

India and Bangladesh signed the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in New Delhi, to operationalize the “Agreement on Coastal Shipping” signed between the two countries...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

India Cyprus Signed Double Taxation Pact

India has signed a new double tax avoidance pact with this Cyprus, which is a popular tax haven. The Protocol for the revised agreement --...

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 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...

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...

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...

Female United Nations Peacekeeping Training in India

The Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping (CUNPK) in India organised two week training at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi, in partnership with UN Women. A...

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 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...

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...

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 Raises Concerns in UNSC

Describing the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee as the “most non-transparent” of the UN Security Council’s subsidiary bodies, India has voiced its concern over the lack...

India-Australia MoU in Textiles, Clothing and Fashion

Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the textiles, clothing and fashion sectors between the Ministry of Textiles and the Department of Foreign Affairs and...

Highlights: Rafale Fighter Jets Deal

India and France signed the Euro 7.87-billion deal for Rafale fighter jets. Following are the highlights of this deal: 1. These jets are equipped with...

India Elected to UN International Trade Law Commission

India has been reelected by the General Assembly to a six year term on the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). India has won...

Revision of E-Tourist Visa Fees

Government of India has decided to revise the e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) fee in four slabs of 0, US $25, US $ 48, and US...

Initiatives For Development of New Sea Routes

Shipping Corporation of India had started fortnightly India-Myanmar cargo service in October 2014 linking the South and East coasts of India, which reaches Yangon...

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...