International Relations & Organizations: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Nov 10, 2018
  • 1 Indian Railways Enters into Memorandum of Coop. & Understanding with Govt. of Russian Federation [ Policy-Governance, Int. Rel & Org., Railways ]

    Indian Railways Ministry signed MoU b/w India-Russia Summit & Joint Stock Company ‘Russian Railways’. In MoC, intention of 2 countries is to increase activities under MoU signed on 24th Dec. , 2015.

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    Image of Railways Mission - 2022

    Image of Railways Mission - 2022

    On behalf

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  • Nov 7, 2018
  • 1 India-Japan Bilateral Maritime Exercise ‘JIMEX 18’ Begins at Visakhapatnam [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    3rd edition of Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX) commenced at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. JIMEX-18 is aimed to enhance interoperability, improve understanding & imbibe best practices b/w navies of 2 countries.

    India-Japan Bilateral Maritime Exercise ‘JIMEX 18’ Begins

    India-Japan Bilateral Maritime Exercise ‘JIMEX 18’ Begins

    Image of India-Japan Bilateral Maritime Exercise ‘JIMEX 18’ Begins at Visakhapatnam

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  • Nov 4, 2018
  • 1 PM Modi Gets UN‘S’ Champions of the Earth’ Award [ Int. Rel & Org., Env., Awards ]

    PM & French President awarded UN’s highest environmental honour, ‘Champions of Earth Award’ at ceremony in Delhi, for pledge to eliminate single use plastic in India by 2022. Cochin International Airport honored w/award for Entrepreneurial Vision, for its leadership in use of sus

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  • Nov 3, 2018
  • 1 First-Ever Global India Tourism Mart Held in New Delhi [ Int. Rel & Org., Railways ]

    3-day ‘1st ever’ India Tourism Mart (ITM 2018) was inaugurated by Union Ministery for Railways and Coal in New Delhi. Objective was to create annual Global Tourism Mart for India in line w/major international travel marts being held in countries across world.

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    Image of The Benefits For Exhibitors

    Image of The Benefits For Exhibitors

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  • Oct 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 NITI Aayog and United Nations in India Sign Sustainable Devt. Framework for 2018-2022 (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India & United Nations signed India-UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) for 2018 - 2022. Agreement is reflection of commitment & efforts made by India towards attaining Sustainable Development Goals.

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    Image of The Global Goals

    Image of The Global Goals

    India-UN Susta

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  • Oct 18, 2018
  • 1 PM Modi, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, CMs of West Bengal & Tripura, Jointly Dedicate Three Projects [ Int. Rel & Org., Schemes & Proj. ]

    India, Bangladesh jointly inaugurated 3 projects related to power supply rehabilitation of existing railway section. These projects were jointly inaugurated PM & Bangladesh PM thru video conference.

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    Image of 15 - KM RAIL LINK

    Image of 15 - KM RAIL LINK

    Rehabilitation of Kula

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  • 2 Tsunami Mock Exercise IOWave18 Conducted [ Int. Rel & Org., Disaster Management ]

    Indian Ocean Wave Exercise 2018 (IOWave18) began in Indian Ocean. India along w/23 other nations. This major Indian ocean-wide tsunami mock drill involves evacuation of 1000 of people from coastal areas in over half dozen coastal states.

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    Image of Indian Ocean Wave Exercise 2018

    Image of Indian Ocean Wave Exercise 2018

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  • Oct 10, 2018
  • 1 Is There Lot of Indian Money in Swiss Bank? Locational Banking Statistics & (SNB) [ Eco., Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Swiss authorities have shared information regarding Swiss National Bank (SNB) figures that “The figures published by SNB are regularly mentioned in Indian media as reliable indicator of amount of assets held w/Swiss financial institutions in respect of Indian residents.

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    Chart of Locational Banking Statistics and Swiss National Bank

    Chart of Locational Banking Statistics and Swiss National Bank

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  • Oct 4, 2018
  • 1 🌟 G20 Member Nations to Promote Policies That Bridges All Forms of Digital Divide (Important) [ Eco., Int. Rel & Org. ]

    At G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting in Argentina, G20 ministers & senior officials issued declaration that reflects G20’s commitment towards promoting policies & actions that catalyze digital transformation.

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    Image of G20 Member Nations to Promote Policies

    Image of G20 Member Nations to Promote Policies

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  • Oct 2, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Shangri-La Dialogue? PM Modi 1st Indian PM to Deliver Keynote (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    PM Modi became 1st Indian PM to deliver keynote speech at Shangri-La Dialogue, when he addressed gathering in. Chinese Foreign Ministry welcomed PM’s remarks on India-China relations, delivered at Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, on 1st June 2018.

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    Image of PM Modi 1st Indian PM to Deliver Keynote

    Image of PM Modi 1st Indian PM to Deliver Keynote

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  • Oct 1, 2018
  • 1 India, ADB Sign USD 375 Million Pact to Develop Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor [ Eco., Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India & Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed USD 375 million loan agreement to develop 800 km long Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor on 24th February 2017.800 km long Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor is 1st phase of planned 2500 km East Coast Economic Corridor. Ea

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  • Sep 21, 2018
  • 1 India-Assisted Emergency Ambulance Service Launched in Sri Lanka [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India-assisted emergency ambulance service was launched in Sri Lanka by Indian PM thru video conferencing. Inaugural function was held in Jaffna of Northern Province, in presence of Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe & several other dignitaries.

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    Image of India-Assisted Emergency Ambulance Service Launched

    India-Assisted Emergency Ambulance Service Launched in Sri Lanka

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  • Sep 18, 2018
  • 1 India Becomes Regional Head of Asia Pacific Region in WCO [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India has become Vice Chair of Asia Pacific Region of World Customs Organisation (WCO) for period of 2 years, from July 2018 to June 2020. India has wealth of experience in promoting security & facilitation of cross-border trade.

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    Image of Regional Head of Asia Pacific Region in WCO

    Image of Regional Head of Asia Pacific Region in WCO

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  • Sep 10, 2018
  • 1 Key Decisions of 3rd Annual Meeting of AIIB Held in Mumbai [ Eco., Int. Rel & Org. ]

    3rd Annual Meeting of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) concluded in Mumbai, Maharashtra to raise its lending capacity to boost prosperity & security in Asia. Meeting was jointly organised by Department of Economic Affairs under Union Finance Ministry & AIIB.

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    Image of Key Decisions of 3rd Annual Meeting of AIIB

    Image of Key Decisions of 3rd Annual Meeting of AIIB Held in Mumbai

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  • Sep 3, 2018
  • 1 MoU Between India and Indonesia on Technical Cooperation in the Field of Railways Sector [ Int. Rel & Org., Railways ]

    Union Cabinet apprised MoU b/w India & Indonesia on Technical Cooperation in field of railways sector. Cooperation is achieved thru exchange of information on developments in areas of railways technology & operations, knowledge sharing, technical visits, training & seminars & wor

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  • Aug 31, 2018
  • 1 🌟 India’S 4 Ports Abroad: India’S Strategic Coastline Extends from Seychelles to Indonesia(Important) [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    India & Indonesia have agreed to upgrade their ties to comprehensive strategic partnership as 2 countries signed 15 agreements including one on defence cooperation. India got military access to Indonesia’s Sabang port. That adds to our growing naval heft in neighbourhood.

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    Image of India’s Coastline Extends from Seychelles

    Image of India’s Coastline Extends from Seychelles

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  • 2 What is Code of 1992: India, Pakistan Turn to Code of 1992 [ Policy-Governance, Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India & Pakistan are looking to put lid on recent incidents of harassment of diplomats by reiterating code of conduct arrived at in 1992 to ensure diplomatic staff are not subject to rough treatment that has accelerated downturn in relations.

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    Image of Tashkent Declaration

    Image of Tashkent Declaration

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  • Aug 28, 2018
  • 1 Moscow Expels Diplomats from 23 Nations as Skripal Case Widens [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Russia ordered expulsion of diplomats from European states in tit-for-tat response over expulsion of its diplomats following poisoning of former spy in UK on Friday. Russia retaliated on Thursday w/same move, which US said was “expected” & warned it may take further action.

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    Image of Moscow Expels Diplomats from 23 Nations

    Image of Moscow Expels Diplomats from 23 Nations

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  • Aug 24, 2018
  • 1 India to Host European Union Film Festival [ Int. Rel & Org., Culture ]

    European Union Film Festival (EUFF) premiered in New Delhi on 18th June, 2018 at Siri Fort Auditorium. W/selection of 24 latest European films from 23 EU Member States, this years’ film festival brought some unusual stories for world cinema enthusiasts.

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    Image of European Union Film Festival - 2018

    Image of European Union Film Festival - 2018

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  • Aug 22, 2018
  • 1 SCO Summit: PM Floats ‘SECURE’ Concept at 18th SCO Summit [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    Attending India’s 1st summit as full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), PM said connectivity w/neighbourhood is India’s priority. This is 1st time after becoming full member of this organization of India & Pakistan when Indian PM has arrived to attend summit.

    SCO Summit: PM Floats ‘SECURE’ Concept at 18<sup>th</sup> SCO Summit

    SCO Summit: PM Floats ‘SECURE’ Concept at 18th SCO Summit

    Image of SCO Summit: PM Floats ‘SECURE’ Concept at 18th SCO Summit

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  • Aug 21, 2018
  • 1 Indian Planning to Buy Russian S-400 Triumf India Air Defense Missile System [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    India will buy S 400 Triumf Air Defense Missile System from Russia for Air Force. This decision of India was not taken well by the US. After being deployed in border of China & Pakistan, Indian Army will get boost in hitting any air targets coming from these 2 countries.

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    Image of Desi and Videshi Missile Shields

    Image of Desi and Videshi Missile Shields

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  • 2 ’Satan 2′ Nuclear Missile Test-Launched by Russia- ‘Invulnerable’ Arsenal [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    New Russian intercontinental ballistic missile will be able to fly over North or South Poles & strike any target in world. It was test-launched for 2nd time. Russia’s defense ministry released video showing Sarmat ICBM blasting off from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in its northern Arkhang

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  • Aug 19, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is LEMOA? (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    India & U. S on Monday signed bilateral Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) giving militaries of both countries access to each other’s facilities for supplies & repairs.

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    Image of Balancing Act

    Image of Balancing Act

    LEMOA Pact

    • LEMOA stands for Logistics Exchan

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  • Aug 14, 2018
  • 1 Cabinet Approvals with Foreign Countries [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Union Cabinet approved following MOUs w/diff. countries on 23rd May, 2018 B/W India & Angola, B/W India & France, India & Morocco, India & Singapore and India & Turkey. Cabinet Apprised of Mou B/W India & Angola for Promoting Bilateral Cooperation in Field of Electronics & Inform

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  • 2 4 MoUs Signed Under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ Scheme [ Int. Rel & Org., Culture ]

    4 MoU are signed under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme & 6 more are at advanced stage- Ministry of Culture. Scheme, implemented by Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture & Archaeological Survey of India, is reported to be making good progress. Around 31 more Adarsh Monuments are enli

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  • Aug 12, 2018
  • 1 Agreements Signed Between India and UK [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India & Britain signed 9 agreements in areas of technology, trade & investment on 18th April 2018 on side-lines of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London on 19 - 20. Trade and investment and as global forces for good.

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    Image of Agreements Signed Between India and UK

    Image of Agreements Signed Between India and UK

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  • Aug 11, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Third Partners Meeting of the Global Peatlands Initiative: Brazzaville Declaration Signed (Imp.) [ Int. Rel & Org., Env. ]

    The Brazzaville declaration was singed to promote better management and conservation world’s largest tropical peatlands-Cuvette Centrale region in Congo Basin from unregulated land use and prevent its drainage and degradation.

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    Image of Democractis Republic of Congo

    Image of Democractis Republic of Congo

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  • Aug 9, 2018
  • 1 Global Solar Alliance Puts India Firmly in Driver’S Seat [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India found its rightful place under Prime Minister’s brainchild, the International Solar Alliance (ISA), which formally kicked off with 62 member-countries. The alliance started with adoption of the ‘Delhi Solar Agenda’ seeking.

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    Image of Global Solar Alliance Puts India Firmly

    Image of Global Solar Alliance Puts India Firmly

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  • Aug 8, 2018
  • 1 Abolition of the 457 Visa Program by Australia [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The Australian government abolished the 457 visa category that allowed employers to sponsor skilled foreign talent to work in the country for up to four years. The 457 category has now been replaced with the harder-to-get Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa that lets overseas wor

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  • Jul 31, 2018
  • 1 Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India for Medical Purpose [ Eco., Int. Rel & Org., Health ]

    The number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India for medical purpose during 2016 were 4, 27, 014. The share of foreign tourists arriving for medical purpose was 4.85 % in the year 2016.

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    Image of No. Foreign Tourist Arrivals In India on Medical Visa

    Image of No. Foreign Tourist Arrivals In India on Medical Visa

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  • Jul 25, 2018
  • 1 ‘Namaste Shalom’ Launched (India and Israel) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    “Namaste Shalom”, a magazine on India-Israel relations was launched. The magazine ‘Namaste Shalom’ was edited by Tarun Vijay, former MP. “Namaste Shalom” is a regular monthly magazine on bilateral relations between the two friendly nations.

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    Image of Timeline of Indi, Israel Relationship

    Image of Timeline of indi, Israel Relationship

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  • Jul 24, 2018
  • 1 India to Get Control of Chabahar Port in Iran for 18 Months-Faster Pace at Farzad-B Gas (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and Iran signed a pact, which gives New Delhi operational control of a part of the strategically located Chabahar port on the Gulf of Oman for 18 months. Indian and Iran are also reaching appropriate results in energy cooperation, including on Farzad-B gas field.

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    Image of Project Roadmap

    Image of Project roadmap

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  • Jul 19, 2018
  • 1 India and Guatemala Support for Non-Permanent Membership of UNSC [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India & Guatemala have agreed to support each other’s candidature for Non-Permanent Membership in United Nations Security Council. Guatemala will support India’s candidature for UNSC membership for 2021 - 22 while India will do so for Guatemala for 2031 - 32.

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    Image of Deadly Route to the Land of Opportunity

    Image of deadly route to the land of opportunity

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  • Jul 18, 2018
  • 1 India Falls to 138th Rank in 2018 World Press Freedom Index [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Reporters W/o Borders (RSF) released World Press Freedom Index 2018 on 25th April, 2018, reflecting growing animosity towards journalists. Published annually by Reporters W/o Borders since 2002, World Press Freedom Index measures level of media freedom in 180 countries.

    India Falls to 138<sup>th</sup> rank in 2018 World Press Freedom Index

    India Falls to 138th rank in 2018 World Press Freedom Index

    India Falls to 138th rank in 2018 World Press Freedom Index

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  • Jul 17, 2018
  • 1 India Signs Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) in Nursing with Singapore [ Int. Rel & Org., Health, Committees & Bodies ]

    India has achieved 1st significant breakthrough in its attempts to export professional services by signing pact w/Singapore that could soon allow Indian nurses to practise in Southeast Asian country.

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    Image of Mutual Recognition Agreement

    Image of Mutual Recognition Agreement

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  • 2 India Seeks $15 Billion Fighter Jets in World’S Largest Deal [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    India is looking to buy more than 100 new fighter jets. Deal is expected to cost upwards of Rs. 100, 000 cr. or about 15 billion dollars which will be world’s largest for fighter jets.

    India Seeks $15 Billion Fighter Jets in World's Largest Deal

    India Seeks $15 Billion Fighter Jets in World’s Largest Deal

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  • 3 Cabinet Approves MoU with Diff. Countries in Diff. Fields [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Following is a summary of the various MoUs signed between India and other countries. They were approved by cabinet. MoU between India and France on Technical Cooperation in the Field of Railways.

    Cabinet Approves MoU with Diff. Countries in Diff. Fields

    Cabinet Approves MoU with Diff. Countries in Diff. Fields

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  • Jul 13, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Online Event Clearance System for Foreign Nationals (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Union Home Ministry (https://conference.mha.gov.in) took another step towards ease of getting visas by launching online “event clearance system” for grant of security clearance to foreigners wanting to visit India to attend conferences, seminars or workshops on Wednesday.

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  • Jul 12, 2018
  • 1 President’ Kovind’S Visit to Equatorial Guinea, Swaziland, & Zambia: Condecoracion’ [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    President of India, Ram Nath Kovind was on official visit to 3 African nations – Equatorial Guinea, Swaziland & Zambia from 7th- 12th April 2018. President’s visit to Equatorial Guinea concluded on 9th April 2018.

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    Image President ‘Kovind’s Official Visit to 3 African Nations

    Image President ‘Kovind’s official visit to 3 African nations

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  • Jul 11, 2018
  • 1 29th National Road Safety Week: HIS with South Korea [ Eco., Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Transport ministry is working on 4E principles – Education, Enforcement, Engineering & Emergency – to improve road safety. Following are some important achievements. Ministry has set up Driving Training Centre (DTC) to provide training to those driving commercial vehicles & there

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  • Jul 9, 2018
  • 1 MoU Between India and Sao Tome and Principe on Cooperation in the Field of Medicinal Plants [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Union Cabinet has given its ex – post facto approval for MoU b/w India & Sao Tome & Principe on cooperation in field of Medicinal Plants. MoU was signed on 14th March, 2018. MoU is expected to reach US $7 trillion by 2050.

    India and Medicinal Plants

    • India is one of richest count

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