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 Approves UN Sanctions on North Korea

India has notified the compliance of the UN resolution imposing sanctions on North Korea which include prevention of direct or indirect supply, sale, transfer...

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...

India Indonesia Energy Forum Meet

1st ‘India Indonesia Energy Forum’ was held in Jakarta, Indonesia. Union Minister for Power Piyush Goyal and Minister of Energy of Indonesia, Mr. Ignasius...

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 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...

Issue of Indian Support Price to Agriculture in WTO

India responded to questions from Australia on its minimum support price for wheat. India said its support prices depended on various factors including the...

Centre of Excellence in Smart Transportation

MoU was signed between the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (India) through the Indian Academy of Highway Engineers and University of New South Wales...

India-France Railways Cooperation

Recently, minister for Railways Mr Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, held meeting with Minister of State for Transport, Marine Affairs and Fisheries of France, Mr Alain...

India-UK Defence Partnership: Latest Developments

The UK Secretary of State for Defence Sir Michael Fallon paid four-day visit to India in April 2017. The India-UK delegation level talks were held...

India-Australia Partnership in Sports Launched

India and Australia launched Sports partnership in Mumbai aimed at increasing  cooperation in sports. The Partnership was launched by Union Minister for Youth Affairs &...

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-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 &...

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...

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...

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...

ADB $175 Million Loan for Solar Transmission System

The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $175 million loan agreement to support construction of high voltage transmission systems...

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...

National Investment and Manufacturing Zones

Government notified the National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) on 4th November, 2011 with the objective of enhancing the share of manufacturing in GDP to 25%...

India’s Trade Deficit with China: Latest Updates

As reported by Embassy of India (EOI), Beijing, the provisional statistics released by the Chinese General Administration of Customs, China’s global exports in February...

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-Georgia Air Services Agreement

The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of the Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Georgia. The Agreement between the two countries is based...

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...

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...

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-Bangladesh Cooperation in field of Judicial Sector

The Union Cabinet has approved signing of MoU between India and Bangladesh in the field of judicial sector cooperation. It is aimed at developing, promoting...

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...

India-Bangladesh Cooperation in Mass Media

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the MoU on Cooperation in the field of Mass Media between...

India-Bangladesh Agreement on Audio Visual Co-Production

The Union Cabinet has approved the agreement on Audio Visual Co-Production India and Bangladesh. Salient features of the Agreement: The Agreement would cover co-production of films,...

India-Australia MoU in Health and Medicine

The Union Cabinet has approved the MoU between India and Australia on cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine. The main areas of cooperation...

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...

South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Operational Plan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a total of nine projects costing $2.42 billion as part of the Operational Plan (OP) 2016-2025 of...

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...

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...

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...

Visit to Prime Minister of Malaysia to India

Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, undertook a State Visit to India on 30 March - 4 April 2017....

Minister of State for External Affairs’ Visit to Mali

Minister of State for External Affairs, MJ Akbar visited Mali on a bilateral official visit from March 2-3, 2017. During his visit to Mali, he...

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...

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...

UK-India Joint Network on Sustainable Cities

UK-India Joint Network on Sustainable Cities has chosen Visakhapatnam among six cities in the country for bringing about significant improvement in quality of life...

India and Commission on Legal Continental Shelf

India will soon not have a representative in U.N. scientific body, Commission on Legal Continental Shelf (CLCS) that decides what portions of the seabed can...

Visa-on-Arrival for Indians in Ukraine

In a bid to boost bilateral relations, Ukraine has simplified the visa procedure for Indian travellers. The Ukrainian government will grant visa-on-arrival for certain categories...

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...

International Energy Agency Accords Association Status to India

The Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan met Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of International Energy Agency (IEA) jointly with Minister for...

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...

India Signs First Loan Agreement with New Development Bank

The Loan Agreement for New Development Bank (NDB) financing of US$ 350 Million for Development and Upgradation of Major District Roads Project in Madhya...

India Nepal Renew Oil Supply Agreement

 India and Nepal have renewed the supply agreement between Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) and Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) for another five years. The renewed...

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-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...

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-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 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 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 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 – USA Cooperation in Cyber Security

The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-ln) under the Ministry...

India’s Concept Note on Trade Facilitation in Services in WTO

India tabled the “Concept Note for an initiative on Trade Facilitation in Services” dated 27 September 2016 (S/WPDR/W/55) at the WTO. The objective behind India’s...

Revised MoU on Border Haats on India-Bangladesh Border

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the Revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Mode of Operation (MoO) between India and Bangladesh for...

Agreement Between LBSNAA Mussoorie and NIPAM of Namibia

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA),...

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 &...

Latest MoUs for Cooperation in Youth and Sports

Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been apprised of the Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) signed between India and: (i) Indonesia for...

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...

India Suspends Agri-Commodities Import from Vietnam

India has temporarily suspended the entry of coffee beans, bamboo, black pepper, cinnamon, cassia and dragon fruit from Vietnam due to “repeated interception of...

India’s Accession to Customs Convention on International Transport of Goods

Indian Union Cabinet has given its approval for India's accession to the Customs Convention on International Transport of Goods under cover of TIR Carnets...

India-Portugal MoU in Renewable Energy

The Union Cabinet of India has given its ex-post facto approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Renewable Energy between India...

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...

India-UN MoU on Gender Equality and Empowerment

Union Cabinet of India has approved the signing of MoU between India and the United Nations Entity of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of...

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...

Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreement Reached 143

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered into a bilateral Advance Pricing Agreement (APA) with rollback provision with a Japanese subsidiary on...

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...

Rail Route Connecting India, Iran and Turkey

Indian Railways is going to run a trans-continental container train full of goods from Dhaka to Istanbul, which would cover a 6,000-km journey across...

Singapore Amended DTAA Entered into Force

The third protocol amending the existing India-Singapore Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) entered into force. The provisions provided in the third protocol — signed in...

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...

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...

‘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...

‘East Coast Economic Corridor’ Projects Gets ADB Loan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed $375 million in loans and grants to develop 800-kilometer Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor, which...

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...

India and Germany Ratify Social Security Agreement

India and Germany have ratified the Social Security Agreement (SSA), that will come into force from May 1, 2017. The SSA will also integrate the provisions...

India-Ukraine Bilateral Cooperation: Latest Developments

India and Ukraine have agreed to strengthen the bilateral cooperation between the two countries through the medium of Cinema. The cooperation would be worked out...

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...

India – Japan Sign Pact on Rail Safety

India and Japan has signed an agreement on enhancing railway safety in the Indian Railways with focus on railway track and rolling stock safety. The...

Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project in News

Cabinet approves the investment proposal for generation component of Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project in Nepal by SJVN Limited, a Central Public Sector Enterprises of...

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 – 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 – Greece Air Services Agreement

Union Cabinet has approved the signing of Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Greece. The essential features of the ASA are as follows: i. Both...

India-Israel DTAA Protocol Comes Into Force

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has given effect to the provisions in the Protocol that amended the double taxation avoidance pact between...

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-Rwanda Sign Three MoUs

India and Rwanda have signed three MoUs in innovation, aviation sectors and visa requirements at Kigali during Vice President Hamid Ansari's visit to the...

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...

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...

International Network for Improving Child Health Created

A health network was created, with support of United Nations agencies, in nine countries – Bangladesh, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania...

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...

Visit of President of Kenya to India

Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya paid a State Visit to India in January 2017. Bilateral discussions between Prime Minister Modi and President Kenyatta...

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 – Croatia Economic Cooperation

Agreement between the Government of India and Government of Croatia on Economic Cooperation was signed by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Ms....

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...

Asia Pacific Trade Agreement: Latest Developments

The Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA,formerly the Bangkok Agreement) is an Agreement signed since 1975. The current membership of APTA consists of six countries, namely,...

India – Senegal MoU in Health and Medicine

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Senegal in the field of Health and...

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 – 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...

India’s Economic Cooperation with Europe

The Government is taking various measures for bringing investment from all over the world, including Central Eastern Europe, to India like opening up Foreign...