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Afghanistan became the First Country to recognize Indian Pharmacopoeia

The Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission was formed in 1956 with headquarters in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, to promote public and animal health in India. The Commission acts as an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Indian Pharmacopoeia is a book that has been established to set standards for all drugs that are ..

Citizenship to refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai in a written reply to Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, 11th December 2019 informed that 1595 Pakistani and 391 Afghani have been granted Indian Citizenship during the last three years from 2016 to 2018. In 2019, till 6th December,712 Pakistani and 40 Afghani migrants have been ..

Citizenship Amendment Bill cleared by Union Cabinet

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared the Citizenship Amendment Bill on Wednesday, 4th December 2019. The bill will now be presented in the Parliament, likely to be tabled in the lower house of the parliament Lok Sabha for clearance in the ongoing winter session. The bill seeks an amendment to the ..

Syria is the Top Refugee Originating Country and has the Highest Internal Population of Displaced People

According to the “World Migration Report 2020” published by the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration(IOM), a total of 41.3 million people were forced to leave their homes by the end of 2018 as per IOM’s internal displacement monitoring center. Syria with 6.1 million, has the highest internal population of displaced people in the world, followed ..

Afghanistan: List of 250 Afghans for holding talks with Taliban released

The administration of Afghanistan in Kabul has recently announced as a list of 250 people which also includes 50 women who will go to Qatar for holding talks with the Taliban in the weekend. The names which have been announced are mostly of ordinary people of Afghanistan. The names have been released by the officials ..

Afghan Vice-President escapes Taliban Attack

The Vice-President of Afghanistan Abdul Rashid Dostum has once again successfully escaped unhurt from a Taliban attack which claimed lives of one of his bodyguards. Attackers had ambushed the convoy of Dostum while it was going from Mazar-i-Sharif which is a city in the Balkh province to the Jawzjan province in the northern part of ..

SIGAR states reintegration and economy as primary risks for Afghanistan

The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction SIGAR has raised concerns that Afghanistan will still remain under the dependence of foreign donors and international assistance even after it entered into a peace deal with Taliban. The watchdog monitors the US aid to the country which is around billions of dollars. John Sopko, the head of ..

Afghanistan launches new export route to India through Chabahar port

The landlocked & war-torn nation, Afghanistan has recently launched new export route to India through the strategic Chabahar Port of Iran to boost regional connectivity. According to officials, the first shipment of 57 tonnes consists of dried fruits, textiles, carpets and mineral products in 23 trucks products were dispatched from western Afghan city of Zaranj ..