International Relations & Organizations: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Sep 22, 2019
  • 1 Thar Link Express Suspended [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The weekly Jodhpur-Munabao Thar Link Express has been suspended by the government of India over the arising tensions with Pakistan due to the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir. Prior to this India also cancelled Samjhauta Express from its end after Pakistan’s announcement of s

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  • Sep 20, 2019
  • 1 Proposal for Review of FDI Policy on Various Sectors Approved [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Union Cabinet of India has approved the proposal for Review of Foreign Direct Investment on various sectors. When an investor from a foreign country invests in a business for which the foreign investor has the direct control over the company purchased is known as Foreign Dire

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  • Sep 19, 2019
  • 1 Sustainable Fashion Project SU.RE Launched [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Minister for Textiles launched Project SURE on 22 August 2019 on the occasion of Lakmé Fashion Winter/Festive 2019 held in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The aim is to promote sustainable fashion contributing towards a clean environment.

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    Image Shows of Sustainable Fashion Project SU. RE Launched

    Image shows of Sustainable Fashion Project SU. RE Launched

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  • 2 Thailand to Host Indo Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference 2019 [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    Thailand will be hosting the 2019 Indo Pacific Chiefs of Defence (CHOD) in Thailand’s capital city Bangkok. From India’s end, the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of the Air Staff- Air Chief Marshal will be representing the conference.

    Thailand to Host Indo Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference 2019

    Thailand to Host Indo Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference 2019

    Thailand to Host Indo Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference 2019

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  • 3 RuPay Card Launched in UAE [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In a significant development to boost India’s relationship with UAE, the serving Prime Minister of India on his UAE visit dated 24th August 2019 launched RuPay card at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. UAE has become the first country in the Gulf region where RuPay card has been la

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  • Sep 18, 2019
  • 1 Innovation for Clean Air Initiative Launched in Bengaluru [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    In a significant development towards Clean Air Initiative, India and UK have together launched a two year joint initiative at Bengaluru (Capital of Karnataka). The main aim is to provide a unique air quality measurement system by integrating satellite and sensor data thereby sup

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  • Sep 17, 2019
  • 1 Abrogation of Article 370 [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations, Bills ]

    The Union Minister for Home Affairs in India introduced two bills followed by two resolutions regarding Jammu and Kashmir in Lok Sabha on 6th August 2019. The state of Jammu and Kashmir is to be bifurcated into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir (with legislature) and Lada

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  • 2 ISRO Technical Liaison Unit at Moscow [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In a significant development towards the field of Science and Technology, the Union Cabinet has approved setting up of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Technical Liaison Unit (ITLU) at Moscow, Russia.

    This ISRO unit is mandated to collaborate with Space agencies and ind

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  • Sep 15, 2019
  • 1 Offer of E-Tourist Visa Fee Based on Tourist Footfall [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Indian government has planned to offer a flexible e-tourist visa regime for more than 160 countries based on tourist footfall. The e-tourist visa fee would be higher for peak season of July to March whereas the fee would be lower during lean period of April to June. The main

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  • 2 Framework to tax big Tech Companies [ International Relations/Organizations, Newspaper Editorials ]

    The govt. of India is likely to set a revenue threshold of Rs. 20 crore and a limit of 500,000 users above which non-resident technology companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter will have to pay direct taxes on profits earned locally.

    These limits are to be introduced as p

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  • Sep 13, 2019
  • 1 SDG Dashboard Launched [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Health ]

    India’s first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) dashboard was launched by Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) in a bid to effectively track country’s progress on Agenda 2030 adopted by UN. The Dashboard was launched on occasion of National Statistic

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  • Sep 9, 2019
  • 1 Territorial Army [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    The Territorial Army is defined as the second line of defence which is not at all a source of profession, occupation or employment. Every year the volunteers belonging to the Indian Army serve in uniform for few days to prepare themselves in times of emergency. Those who are alr

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  • 2 Global Innovation Index 2019 [ International Relations/Organizations, Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    India has improved its ranking in the Global Innovation Index 2019 by five places to 52nd in 2019 from 57th position in 2018. The Global Innovation Index ranking was announced by the Commerce and Industry Minister. This was for the first time that the GII is being launched in an

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  • Sep 6, 2019
  • 1 Tiger Census Report 2018 Released [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    With About 3000 tigers, India is one of the world’s largest and most secure habitats. The number of tigers in Gir Forest there has increased by 27 per cent. The report released in August 2019 highlights about the significant achievement of India in conserving wildlife. India is n

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  • Aug 31, 2019
  • 1 Memorandum of Understanding Between NCGG and Maldives Civil Services Commission [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India’s leading civil services training institution, the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG), has signed an MOU with the Maldives Civil Services Commission for capacity building of 1000 Maldives civil servants over the next 5 years.

    The training program will include publi

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  • Aug 26, 2019
  • 1 Mangdecchu-Hyrdoelectric Power Plant in Bhutan [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Mangadecchu-Hydroelectric Power Plant project was inaugurated on 02 August 2019 in Bhutan by the Prime Minister of India. This hydroelectric plant is going to further strengthen the ties between the two countries. This is a hydroelectric plant with a cost of around Rs. 4500 c

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  • Aug 25, 2019
  • 1 Tripartite Agreement Between IRSDC and French National Railways & AFD [ International Relations/Organizations, Railways ]

    The Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) entered into a Tripartite Agreement with French National Railways (SNCF) & AFD, a French development Agency to support Railway Station Development Program in India. ISRDC was incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 on

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  • Aug 22, 2019
  • 1 India’S First BS VI Certificate in Two Wheeler Segment Released [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) released India’s first Type Approval Certificate (TAC) for Bharat Stage - VI (BS - VI) norms for the two wheeler segment in New Delhi.

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    This is Image Carbon Monoxide & Nitrogen Dioxide

    This is image carbon monoxide & nitrogen dioxide

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  • Aug 19, 2019
  • 1 Brain of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Telescope Designed [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Scientists at Cambridge University have successfully finished designing the brain of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) which is the largest radio telescope in the world. The SKA’s Science Data Processor (SDP) consortium has concluded its engineering design work, marking the end of

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  • Aug 15, 2019
  • 1 Currency Monitoring List & Its Impact [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The United States in May 2019 removed India and Switzerland from the currency monitoring lists. The Countries such as China, Japan and Germany are still in the list of US Currency Monitoring. The Currency Monitoring actually is a way of observing a strict vigil upon the currency

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  • Aug 13, 2019
  • 1 India, Indonesia Set US $50 Billion Trade Target by 2025 [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and Indonesia set an ambitious US $50 billion target to boost bilateral trade over the next six years. At the G20 Osaka Summit in Japan PM of India and Indonesia President discussed ways to boost cooperation in trade and investment, defense and maritime fronts.

    This is image in india grow faster than china & US

    This is Image in India Grow Faster Than China & US

    This is image in india grow faster than china & US

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  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 1 World Resources Institute [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research non-profit organization that was established in 1982 with funding from the MacArthur Foundation under the leadership of James Gustave Speth. They aintain offices in the United States, China, India, Brazil, and Indonesia. Missio

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  • Aug 9, 2019
  • 1 The Pakistani Fishing Boats with 100 Kilograms of Heroin Apprehended by Indian Coast [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    The Indian coast guards gave an Intelligence input about a suspicious vessel likely to be engaged in drug trafficking in area off Indo-Pak International Maritime Border Line (IMBL) off the Gujarat Coast on 19 May 2019.

    Similar inputs were also received from Directorate of Revenu

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  • Aug 8, 2019
  • 1 International Day for Biological Diversity Celebrated Across the Country [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    The International Day for Biological Diversity (or World Biodiversity Day) is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is currently held on May 22. The International Day for Biological Diversity 2019 celebrations focuses on biodiv

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  • Aug 5, 2019
  • 1 Participation of Indian Delegates in Second SCO Mass Media Forum at Bishkek [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Second Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Mass Media Forum was being held at Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan capital) from 23 to 26 May 2019. The SCO Forum was inaugurated by President of Kyrgyz Republic.

    This is map location Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan

    This is Map Location Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan

    This is map location Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan

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  • Aug 3, 2019
  • 1 Six U.S. Nuclear Power Plants to Be Set Up in India [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In order to boost the bilateral civil nuclear energy cooperation at the 9th round of India-US Strategic Security an agreement was signed between India and US. The Dialogue was co-chaired by Foreign Secretary of India and the US Undersecretary of state for arms control and interna

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  • Aug 1, 2019
  • 1 Withdrawal of GSP Benefits from India [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India’s designation as a beneficiary developing nation under the GSP (Generalised System of Preferences) was terminated by the United States w. e. f 5June 2019. As per US, India did not provide equitable and reasonable access to its markets for the US.

    GSP is a preferential tari

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  • Jul 31, 2019
  • 1 Initiatives by Commerce Ministry to Boost Trade with African Countries [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In order to strengthen the trade and economic partnership between India and Africa, a two days Digital Video Conference (DVC) interaction was organized. This interaction was organized on 3rd and 6th May 2019.

    This is image of Indian trade and Africa

    This is Image of Indian Trade and Africa

    This is image of Indian trade and Africa

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  • Jul 30, 2019
  • 1 The Teenage Climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology, Awards, Newspaper Editorials ]

    Greta Thunberg is a Swedish school girl who has inspired an international movement to fight climate change. She has been nominated as a candidate to receive this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

    She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by three Norwegian Lawmakers.

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    This Image Show in Teenage Climate Activist Nominated

    This Image show in Teenage Climate activist nominated

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  • 2 Brief on SIMBEX-19 [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    With the successful completion of naval exercise IMDEX-19, the Kolkata Class Destroyers Indian Naval Ships namely INS Kolkata and INS Shakti participated in SIMBEX -2019. SIMBEX- 2019: India-singapore bilateral Maritime exercise.

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    This Image in SIMBEX- 2019: India-SBME

    This image in SIMBEX- 2019: India-SBME

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  • Jul 29, 2019
  • 1 WTO Ministerial Meeting of Developing Countries [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India will be hosting a World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial meeting of developing countries in New Delhi on 13 - 14 May 2019. The main aim of the Ministerial Meeting was to discuss various challenges being faced by multilateral rules-based-trading system.

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    This Image Show in Informal WTO Ministerial Meeting

    This image show in Informal WTO ministerial meeting

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  • Jul 23, 2019
  • 1 ICAT - a World Class Automotive Testing Centre [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), Manesar is located in the northern automotive hub of India. It is a leading world class automotive testing, certification and R&D service provider under the aegis of NATRiP (National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastruct

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  • 2 Bilateral Exercise Between India and France Varun Conducted Off Goa Coast [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    The first part of the joint naval exercise, ‘Varuna’, was conducted from May 1 - 10 off the Goa coast. The first phase of a mega naval exercise off the coast of Goa aimed at developing inter-operability between the two forces in dealing with various security challenges.

    The seco

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  • Jul 20, 2019
  • 1 Panama Papers (Important) [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Panama Papers are the leaked documents of 11.5m files from the database of the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca revealing the financial confidential details of the Politicians and Public figures. Panama is a country in Central America situated between

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  • 2 China Builds Rail Line in Sri Lanka Under Its Belt and Road Initiative [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Geography ]

    China’s Belt and Road Initiative Programme is to connect Asia with Africa and Europe via land and maritime networks along six corridors. The aim is to improve regional integration increasing trade and stimulating the economic growth.

    This was the first rail line to be built in S

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  • Jul 16, 2019
  • 1 Wuhan Summit [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The first informal summit between Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping was held in Wuhan. Wuhan is known as the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province. This city is a commercial center divided by the Yangtze and Han rivers.

    The views were exchanged on the issues of bilatera

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  • 2 Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Purchasing Managers Index is defined as an index in the manufacturing and service sector interims of the prevailing direction of economic trends. This index gives an indication whether the market conditions are expanding, staying the same or contracting consisting of a diffus

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  • Jul 15, 2019
  • 1 TB Deaths Among People Living with HIV Reduced by 84% in India as Per UNAIDS [ International Relations/Organizations, Health ]

    With 84 % reduction in Tuberculosis in 2017 India recorded highest decline among over 20 nations and 3 years ahead of the 2020 deadline, as per the reports of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) On the eve of World Tuberculosis Day Commemorated on 24th March 2

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  • 2 Karen Uhlenbeck Became the First Woman to Win ‘Maths Nobel’ [ Education, International Relations/Organizations, Awards ]

    The American Woman Karen Uhlenbeck became the first woman to win the Abel Prize for her fundamental work in geometric analysis & gauge theory which has changed mathematical landscape. Karen Uhlenbeck’s theories have revolutionised the understanding of minimal surfaces, such as th

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  • 3 Cosmic Ray Lab Reveals High Voltages in Thunderstorm with ‘Muon’ Telescope [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Cosmic Ray Laboratory (CRL) of the Tata Institute Fundamental Research (TIFR), located at the Melkavvatti road junction nearby Ooty (Tamil Nadu), made the announcement of its phenomenal discovery on production of unimaginably high voltage in a thunderstorm.

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  • Jul 11, 2019
  • 1 Intel Satellite Launched by ISRO Days After ASAT [ International Relations/Organizations, Space/ISRO ]

    EMISAT launched by ISRO on the PSLV C-45 in its 47th flight on April 01,2019 for Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) w/28 3rd satellites. The PSLV-C45 was used to successfully place EMISAT in its intended sun-synchronous polar orbit of 748 km height. EMISAT was built

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  • Jul 8, 2019
  • 1 Maldivian Democratic Party’S Victory a Good News for India [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Maldivian Democratic Party Belongs to Mohammed Nasheed and his party is the first political party formed in the Republic of Maldives with a total membership of 29277 individuals. With Mohamed Nasheed’s critical point of view about the Chinese Policies and Initiatives India is loo

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  • 2 Remote Surgery Conducted by the Chinese Surgeons Using 5G Technology [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In a remarkable development in the field of medical science the Doctors in China have conducted 5G Surgery in the Shennongjia forestry district branch of Taihe Hospital. This remote surgery was also broadcasted exclusively to an expert team in Taihe Hospital in the city of Shiyan

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  • 3 Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Won Record Fifth Term in Office [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won the elections of 2019 for the fifth time after being backed by a majority of Parliament members to form a new government, after the April 9 election.

    Altogether 97 percent of the votes were counted; neither of his rivals was able to capt

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  • Jul 5, 2019
  • 1 🌟 International Conference on Primary Health Care, Kazakhstan [ International Relations/Organizations, Important Days ]

    The Astana Declaration of 2018 held on Oct 25 and 26 aimed to refocus efforts on primary health care to ensure that everyone everywhere is able to enjoy the highest possible attainable standard of health.

    The Declaration of Astana reaffirms the historic 1978 Declaration of Alma-

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  • Jul 3, 2019
  • 1 Quetta Blast in Pakistan [ International Relations/Organizations, Disaster Management ]

    In an improvised explosive device attack targeting the minority Hazra Community as many as 16 people lost their life. The attack took place in a green grocer’s shop. The explosive device was planted in a gunny sack filled with potatoes.

    As many as 30 people were injured in this

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  • 2 The Prime Minister Conferred with Russia’S Highest State Decoration [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Moscow awarded Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Russia’s highest state decoration, Order of St Andrew. He was awarded for his exceptional services in promoting special and privileged strategic partnership between the two countries.

    Image of International Awards Conferred on PM Narendra Modi

    Image of International Awards Conferred on PM Narendra Modi

    Image of International Awards Conferred on PM Narendra Modi

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  • Jun 21, 2019
  • 1 Indian Govt.’S Vision – SAGAR in 33rd Edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Petrol [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    33rd edition of India Indonesia Coordinated Petrol was commenced at Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands to be held from 19 Mar to 04 Apr 2019 aiming to underscore India’s peaceful presence and unanimity w/friendly Maritime neighbor countries to ensure good order in the maritime

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  • Jun 19, 2019
  • 1 Indo-Shri Lanka Joint Exercise Mitra Shakti – VI [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    Mitra Shakti Exercise is annually conducted as part of military diplomacy & interaction between armies of India & Shri Lanka aiming to build & promote close relations between armies of both countries & to increase the ability of joint exercise commander to take military groups of

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  • Jun 18, 2019
  • 1 MoU Between India & Finland on Cooperation Infield of Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Approved [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Space/ISRO ]

    Approval for Memorandum of Understanding between India & Finland on cooperation infield of peaceful uses of outer space has been given its approval by Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister. MoU has already been signed on10th January, 2019 at New Delhi.

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    Image of MoU Between India & Finland

    Image of MoU Between India & Finland

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  • Jun 17, 2019
  • 1 Cabinet Approves Signing of MoU Between India & Saudi Arabia Infield of Tourism [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Union Cabinet has approved signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Government of Republic of India, Ministry of Tourism & Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for strengthening cooperation infield of Tourism.

    Image of india-Saudi Arabia Relations

    Image of India-Saudi Arabia Relations

    Image of india-Saudi Arabia Relations

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  • Jun 11, 2019
  • 1 Initiative to Combat Marine Pollution Launched by India & Norway [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    A letter of Intent establishing India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative together with Norwegian ministry of Foreign Affairs signed by Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change. The Indian & Norwegian governments agreed to work more closely on oceans by signing MoU & esta

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  • May 28, 2019
  • 1 14th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnerships [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    14th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnerships was organised by Ministry of Commerce in association w/Confederation of Indian Industry & EXIM Bank of India to deepening India-Africa economic & business ties in New Delhi.

    Theme of the Conclave:

    “India & Africa:

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  • May 27, 2019
  • 1 Expected Questions in International Organizations  2019 – IAS/NET (Part-4) - (Set 2) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • 2 Expected Questions in International Organizations  2019 – IAS/NET (Part-4) - (Set 1) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • May 22, 2019
  • 1 India & Bangladesh Sign MOU for Training 1800 Bangladesh Civil Servants in National Centre [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India & Bangladesh have signed an MOU for training 1800 Bangladesh Civil Servants at National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) an institute under Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DAR & PG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Govt. of In

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  • 2 🌟 What is ILO? International Labour Organization Centenary Celebrations in India by Labour Minister [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour & Employment inaugurated International Labour Organization (ILO) centenary celebrations in India at V. V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida. ILO is unique agency of United Nations Organization (UNO) which is tripartite in nature & work

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