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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB): The Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said it was putting on hold and reviewing all projects in Russia and Belarus. The move comes amid sweeping sanctions and other financial measures aimed at Russia from a number of countries over its invasion of Ukraine. AIIB is a multilateral development bank […]

Swadesh Darshan Awards 2022

Swadesh Darshan Awards: In order to acknowledge the efforts undertaken by the State Governments, Union Territory Administrations and various implementation agencies, the Ministry of Tourism has constituted Swadesh Darshan Awards in different categories. The awards will highlight best practices in planning, design and operations, efficient project monitoring, ability to attract private investments in peripheral development […]

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

International Telecommunication Union (ITU): Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of Communications and Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) signed the Host Country Agreement (HCA) for the establishment of an Area Office & Innovation Centre of ITU in New Delhi on 3rd March 2022. International Telecommunication Union is the United Nations specialised agency for […]

Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020

Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020: Ministry of Defence (MoD) has offered four projects to the Indian Industry for design & development under Make-I category of Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020. Make-I category The industry will be provided financial support for prototype development of these projects. The list of projects which were accorded ‘Approval In-Principle (AIP)’ […]

Conventions on War Crimes

War Crimes: Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, its troops have increasingly hit civilian sites with airstrikes and artillery, raising concerns that war crimes are being committed. The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague announced that it would open an investigation into possible war crimes or crimes against humanity in Ukraine. There are […]