International Current Affairs

India-Vietnam Defence Ministers hold discussions

The Defence Ministers of India and Vietnam recently discussed the collaboration in the defence industry. The discussions include training, capacity building and cooperation in United Nations Peace keeping operations. The countries reaffirmed the strong India-Vietnam Defence cooperation during the discussion. Key discussions During the discussions, the countries reaffirmed their vision of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan ..

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What is Climate Emergency to be declared by the New Zealand Government?

The New Zealand government is to decide soon upon declaration of climate emergency. The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern is to introduce a motion in the Parliament soon. If passed the motion will be a historical step in bringing climate change to the centre of policy making. In November 2019, the parliament of New Zealand ..

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India to build Shahtoot dam in Afghanistan

The Union Minister of External Affairs Shri S Jaishankar recently announced at the Geneva Donors conference that India is to construct the Shahtoot Dam across the Maidan river, a tributary of river Kabul in Afghanistan. The negotiations to build the dam across the river began in 2016. In 2016, India had funded for the Salma ..

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UAE: First Arab Country to generate electricity from coal

The United Arab Emirates recently became the first and probably the last Arab country to generate electricity from coal. The coal plant, Hassyan is to be set up in Dubai at 3.4 billion USD. The capacity of the plant will be 600 MW. Later, the capacity of the plant is to be increased to 2,400 ..

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India-Finland sign MoU on biodiversity conservation

On November 26, 2020, India and Finland signed Memorandum of Understanding in the field of biodiversity conservation and environment protection. The agreement was signed by the Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and his counterpart Krista Mikkonen of Finland. According to the Memorandum of Understanding, the countries will exchange their best practices in areas such as prevention ..

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