India and Brazil Social Security Agreement

Taking forward the spirit of the Goa Declaration at the 8th BRICS Summit , outcomes of the meetings of BRICS Labour & Employment Ministers...

India-Russia in Space, Defence and Technology

President of Russian Mr. Vladimir V. Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in Goa, during an official visit of the Russian President to...

PM Modi’s Visit To Russia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid an official visit to the Russia. He and President Putin held extensive and substantive discussions to review progress 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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Minority Refugees Can Stay in India

Refugees of minority communities from Pakistan and Bangladesh, who have entered India on or before December 31 last year, can stay in the country...

New Prime Minister of Nepal Elected

Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli was elected as the new Prime Minister of Nepal, defeating his only rival and incumbent Prime Minister Sushil Koirala. Parliament...

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...

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...

Facilities to Persons on Long Term Visa

The Central Government has extended certain facilities in last two years to persons from Minority community of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, namely Hindus, Sikhs,...

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...

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 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...

SAARC Operationalise Two New Bodies

SAARC countries agreed to operationalise the SAARC Terrorist Offences and Drugs Offences Monitoring Desks (STOMD) and the SAARC Drugs Offences Monitoring Desk (SDOMD) so...

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-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 and Cyprus Relations: Latest Developments

Minister of State for External Affairs Mr. M J Akbar paid official visit to Nicosia to review the state of India-Cyprus relations in all...

India Gave $4.5 Billion Credit to Bangladesh

The Union Cabinet has given approval to the MoU on Third Line of Credit (LoC) of US $ 4.5 billion to Bangladesh for implementation...

Visit of External Affairs Minister to Cyprus

Minister of State for External Affairs, M. J. Akbar paid an official visit to Cyprus on 30 March - 1 April, 2017. The relations...

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-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...

MoUs with Six Nations in Civil Aviation Sector

ICAN (International Civil Aviation Negotiations), 2015 was held in Antalya, Turkey from 19th to 23rdOctober,2015. The Conference was attended by 106 countries out of ICAO...

India US Dispute over Renewable Energy

India has dragged the US to the WTO over America's domestic content requirements and subsidies provided by eight states in the renewable energy sector. India...

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...

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-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...

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 Sri Lanka Ministerial Talks on Fishermen Issues

India and Sri Lanka held Ministerial level talks on fishermen issues on 2 January 2017 in Colombo. The talks followed the first meeting of...

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...

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...

India China Foreign Ministers Meeting

India and China have decided to set up a dialogue mechanism at the level of the foreign secretaries for the first time. The decision to...

India and Palestine MoU on Agriculture Cooperation

The Union Cabinet led by PM Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to the MoU between Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare and 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- 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...

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 – 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-France Technical Cooperation in Civil Aviation

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and its French counterpart,...

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-China Talks on Terrorism Held

India and China held their first anti-terrorism dialogue in Beijing (China) and reached "important consensus" on strengthening cooperation in combating the menace and on...

India Pakistan Exchange Nuclear Installations List

India and Pakistan has exchanged the list of their nuclear installations through diplomatic channels under a bilateral agreement at New Delhi and Islamabad. The list...

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...

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...

Indian Ships Visits Port Louis Harbour, Mauritius

Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini entered Port Louis harbour, Mauritius at on her maiden visit to the island nation since induction in the Indian...

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-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...

India – Israel Sign Missile Defence System Deal

Israel has signed $2-billion deal with India to supply advanced missile defence systems. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will provide advanced medium-range surface-to-air missile systems (MR-SAM)...

India Vietnam Sign Double Tax Protocol

PM Modi arrived in Vietnamese capital Hanoi in the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister in 15 years. Former prime minister Atal Bihari...

Visit of Prime Minister of Mauritius to India

Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth paid official visit to India. Prime Minister of Muaritius Pravind Jugnauth had extensive delegation level talks with Indian...

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...

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 – Chile Preferential Trade Agreement

An agreement on the expansion of India–Chile Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) was signed between India and Chile. A Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between India and...

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 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-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)....

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...

Russia Delivers Air Defence System to Iran

According to Russian state technology corporation Rostec, the deal to supply Russia-made S-300 air defense systems to Iran has taken effect. The contract to supply...

Nepal Prime Minister’s Visit to India

Nepalese PM Pushpa Kamala Dahal ‘Prachanda’ paid an official visit to India. During the visit, India and Nepal signed three agreements, including one where New...

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....

India-Sweden Joint Commission Meet

The Eighteenth Session of India-Sweden Joint Commission for Economic, Industrial and Scientific Cooperation (JCEC) was held in New Delhi. Both sides expressed their satisfaction that...

India-Nepal Relations: Issue of Power and Electricity

Nepal has requested India to provide additional power through two newly-built transmission lines. Nepal also requested India to expedite supply of electricity through 132kV Kushaha-Kataiya...

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)...

India-Italy Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation

19th Session of India-Italy Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation was held during 11th – 12th May, 2017 in Rome. The Joint Commission was co-chaired by...

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...

MOU With International Lighthouse Authority

Memorandum of Agreement has been signed between the IALA (The International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities), Paris,France and Indian DGLL...

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...

Visit of President of India to Israel

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee paid the first State visit to Israel from October 13-15, 2015. He was accompanied by a high level...

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...

Visit of President of India to Jordan

President of India Pranab Mukherjee paid offical visit to Jordan from 10-12 October 2015. It was the first visit of President of India 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’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 – 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...

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-Italy Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector

The Union Cabinet has been apprised of MoU signed with Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane S.P.A. of Italy on technical cooperation in railway sector. The MoU...

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...

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...

India Kyrgyzstan Relations: Latest Developments

President of the Kyrgyzstan Mr. Almazbek Atambayev, paid official Visit to India from 18-21 December 2016. Prime Minister Modi and President Atambayev held a fruitful exchange...

Indian Defence Minister’s Visit to USA

The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar paid three-day visit to the United States of America from 29 August 2016. He met the US Secretary of Defence...

Nepal China Signs Deal on Petroleum Products

Nepal has signed a deal with China to import petroleum products. Nepal tries to boost supplies to deal with a deepening fuel crisis. A Memorandum...

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...

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...

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...

Visit of President of Cyprus to India

President of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades paid official visit to India in April 2017. Prime Minister Modi reiterated India’s unwavering and consistent support for...

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...

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,...

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-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...

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-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...

India-Israel MoU on Water Conservation in India

Indian government has approved signing of a MoU between India and Israel on National Campaign for Water Conservation in India. This will benefit the country in...

Revised Air Services Agreement with Malaysia

The Union Cabinet has approved the revised Air Services Agreement (ASA) with Malaysia. The revised text of ASA was initialed in 2011. However, due to...

India and UK MoU in Governance Reforms

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

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...

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...

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...