USA Support to India’s Power Grid

USA has announced $7.5 million to help advance India’s power grid as part of their commitments to ensure access to affordable and reliable energy in...

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...

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...

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-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 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 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-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-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...

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...

India-Germany Cooperation in Health Sector

The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for signing a Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between India and Germany on cooperation in...

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-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...

Japan Loan for Dairy Project in India

India ranks first among the world’s milk producing Nations since 1998 and has the largest bovine population in the World. Milk production in India...

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...

PM Modi Gifts Unique Items to Israeli Prime Minister

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented Prime Minister of Israel Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu replicas of 2 sets of relics from Kerala that are regarded...

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...

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...

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-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-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...

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-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...

World Bank Loan for Assam Project

An agreement for IBRD Credit of USD 35 Million from World Bank for “Assam State Public Financial Institutional Reforms Project” was signed at New...

India-Myanmar Joint Trade Committee Meet

The 6th India – Myanmar Joint Trade Committee (JTC) Meeting co-chaired by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Commerce from India and Dr. Than Myint,...

USA Approves Sale of Predator Drones to India

USA has approved the sale of 22 unmanned Guardian drones to India. The deal, estimated to be worth $2to 3 billion. The sale of...

India Ratifies Transports Internationaux Routiers Convention

India became the 71st country in the world to become a member of United Nation Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) Convention. TIR is the global standard...

Australia Starts Online Visa for Indians

From 1st July 2017, Australia has allowed India to apply online for VISA. This online application option would make applying for the country’s visitor...

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-Portugal Agreement in Field of Archives

A Protocol of Cooperation was signed between the National Archives of India and the Minister of Culture of the Portugal in the field of...

India-Russia Science and Technology Cooperation

A MOU on the India-Russia unified technology assessment and accelerated commercialization programme, was concluded in Moscow in 20th June 2017, by the Secretary, Department...

India-Srilanka MoU on Traditional Medicine Systems

The Indian Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing an MoU for cooperation in Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy between Ministry of...

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...

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-Portugal MoU in Administration and Governance

The Union Cabinet, topmost executive body of Indian government, headed by the Prime Minister Modi has approved the signing of a MoU for ‘Cooperation...

India-Netherlands Cooperation in Water Resources Management

Indian Cabinet has approved the MoU between Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment of...

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 – 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...

India Becomes Member of Shanghai Cooperation

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is an Eurasian political, economic, and security organisation, the creation of which was announced on 15 June 2001 in...

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 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...

International Economic Forum Meet in Russia

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is an annual Russian business event for the economic sector, which has been held in St. Petersburg...

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-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...

India-Armenia MoU in Cooperation on Youth Matters

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was apprised about an Memorandum of Understanding which has already been signed between India and Armenia for cooperation on...

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-Somalia Agreement on Transfer of Sentenced Persons

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing and subsequent ratification of the Agreement on Transfer of sentenced persons between India and Somalia. This...

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 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 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-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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Visit of Prime Minister of Sri Lanka to India

The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe paid an official visit to India in April 2017. He met Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

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-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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

Return of Three Stone Sculptures from Australia to India

An exhibition “Return of the Three Stone Sculptures from Australia to India” has begun in National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi.  It has been organised...

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...

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-Bangladesh MOU on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the MoU between India and Bangladesh on cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.  The MoU...

India and WIPO Pact on Technology Centres

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) have inked an agreement to set up Technology and Innovation...

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...

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...

India and South Korea Sign Deal on Artillery Guns

India and South Korea signed two agreements to build artillery guns for the Indian Army and for collaboration in shipbuilding. One of them is an...

Nepal Pegged Its Currency to Indian Rupee

Nepal will keep its currency pegged to the Indian Rupee to ensure stability in the financial system. The pegging was last reviewed in 1994...

China’s 4-Point Initiative to Improve Ties with India

China has proposed a four-point initiative to overcome differences and deepen relations with India. It includes aligning its ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR) project...

China Renames Six Areas in Arunachal

China has renamed six places in Arunachal Pradesh. The six places in South Tibet — the name ascribed by China to Arunachal Pradesh — were named...

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 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...

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...

AIIB $160 Million Loan for Power Project in Andhra

In a first credit to an Indian project, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved USD 160 million loan for a power project in Andhra...

USA and IPR Priority Watch List

The US Trade Representative’s (USTR) office has once again placed the country in the ‘priority watch’ list in this year’s edition of the Special...

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-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-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...

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-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...

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 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 – UK MoU in Urban Transport Sector

India & UK today agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on bilateral cooperation in urban transport policy planning, technology transfer and institutional...

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-Iran Relations on Crude Oil Supply

Iran is India’s third biggest oil supplier, used to give a 90—day credit period to refiners like Indian Oil Corp (IOC) and Mangalore Refinery...

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...

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-Japan Steel Dispute in WTO

The WTO has set up a panel to resolve the dispute between Japan and India over imposition of safeguard import duty on iron and...

Kulbhushan Case: India Moves to International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice stayed the hanging of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of...

India – Netherland ‘LOTUS Project’ in News

The Minister of Science & Technology, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands, Mr. Bert Koenders laid the foundation stone to mark...

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...

India – UAE Agreement on Chartered Accountancy

Indian Union Cabinet has given its approval for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2011 and Renewal of MoU between the Institute of...

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...

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...