India-European Union (EU) Leaders Meeting

India-European Union (EU) Leaders Meeting: Indian Prime Minister participated in the India-European Union (EU) Leaders Meeting. The meeting was held in a hybrid format with the participation of leaders of all the 27 EU Member States as well as the President of the European Council and the European Commission. This is the first time that […]

3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM) : India Participation

3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM): India participated in the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM) and shared plans for research and long-term cooperation in the Arctic Region. The first two meetings—ASM1 and ASM2—were held in the USA in 2016 and Germany in 2018, respectively. The Arctic region comprises the Arctic Ocean and parts of countries such […]

Dahla Dam : Afghanistan

Dahla Dam: The Taliban has captured Afghanistan’s second-biggest dam after months of fierce fighting in its former bastion of Kandahar. Dahla Dam, which provides irrigation to farmers via a network of canals as well as drinking water for the provincial capital, is now under Taliban control. The dam’s capture comes after clashes erupted in neighboring […]

India and United Kingdom Virtual Summit : Key Points

India and United Kingdom Virtual Summit An ambitious ‘Roadmap 2030’ was adopted at the Summit to elevate bilateral ties to a ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’. The Roadmap will pave the way for a deeper and stronger engagement over the next ten years in the key areas of people-to-people contacts, trade and economy, defense and security, climate […]

United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR): The High Court of Manipur has ordered safe passage to seven Myanmar nationals, stranded at a border town in Manipur, to travel to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in New Delhi. The seven nationals entered India secretly after the military coup in Myanmar. The coup […]

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Asian Development Bank (ADB): Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who is the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Governor for India, recently participated in the Governors’ Seminar on “Cooperation for a Resilient Future”, held as part of ADB’s annual meeting 2021. Sitharaman appreciated the ADB for providing timely financial support for Covid and non-Covid projects. […]

Operation Samudra Setu-II

Operation Samudra Setu-II: Indian Navy has launched Operation Samudra Setu-II for shipment of Oxygen-filled containers to India. Operation Samudra Setu was launched in May 2020 as part of the national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas during the Covid-19 pandemic. Operation Samudra Setu-II: Seven Indian Naval ships viz. Kolkata, Kochi, Talwar, Tabar, Trikand, Jalashwa […]

Ceasefire On The Border Between Kyrgyzstan And Tajikistan

Kyrgyzstan And Tajikistan: A ceasefire on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan appeared to be held after a day of intense fighting between the two countries that have killed about 40 people and wounded about 175. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan belong to the central Asia region. Other countries of the region are Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. […]

Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI)

Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI): In a move to counter China’s dominance of supply chain in the Indo-Pacific region, trade ministers of India, Japan and Australia have formally launched the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI). The SCRI aims to create a virtuous cycle of enhancing supply chain resilience with a view to eventually attaining strong, […]

Human Rights Watch : Israel

Human Rights Watch: Human Rights Watch said that Israel is committing the crime of “apartheid” by seeking to maintain Jewish “domination” over Palestinians and its own Arab population. Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an international non-governmental organization, headquartered in New York City, that conducts research and advocacy on human rights. The group pressures governments, policymakers, […]