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Brazil’s COVID-19 cases crosses 1 million mark

On 19th June, Brazil has confirmed that the country’s COVID-19 cases have surpassed 1 million, second only to the United States. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is still downplaying the risks of the on-going pandemic despite facing nearly 50,000 deaths from COVID-19 in last 3 months, saying that the impact of lockdown on the country’s economy ..

India improves to 72nd in Global Talent Competitiveness Index

In the recently released 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index, India has scaled up to eight places from the previous edition ranking to the 72nd rank. The list was topped by Switzerland, which emerged as the most talent-competitive nation of the world. The second rank was held by the United States followed by Singapore, Sweden, and ..

Global Investment Trend Monitor No.33 Released by UNCTAD

The Geneva-based intergovernmental body, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released its ‘Global Investment Trend Monitor report No.33’ on Monday, 20th January 2020, under which it listed the countries on the basis of receipts of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and stated that due to weaker macroeconomic performances, the global Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) ..

Approvals related to International Relations made by the Union Cabinet on 24th December 2019

The following approvals related to International relations have been approved by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi chaired Union Cabinet on Tuesday, 24th December 2019. Agreement on Security Cooperation with Saudi Arabia The agreement was signed during the visit of Prime Minister of India to Saudi Arabia on 29th October 2019. The agreement will ..

Performance of Major Economies and India’s neighbours in the UNDP Human Development Index 2019

Norway topped the ranking Index with an HDI value of 0.954 followed by Switzerland at 2nd, Ireland, Germany, Hong Kong, Australia, Iceland, Sweden making the top eight places in the index ranking respectively. Among Indian neighbours, Srilanka at 71st place, China ranked 85th with an HDI value of 0.758, Bhutan 134th, Bangladesh 135th, Myanmar at ..

8th Edition of “Ambassador’s Choice: Screening of Films” begins in Riyadh

The eighth edition of the annual film festival of Embassy’s at the capital city of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh was inaugurated in the presence of India’s Sherpa to G20, Suresh Prabhu. The twelve-day festival began on 5th December and will continue till the 18th of December 2019. The annual film festival is titled “Ambassador’s Choice: Screening ..

Forest Fires in The Amazon Rainforests

The rapidly changing climate has led to a rise in global temperatures worldwide. The change in climate can be attributed with doubt to human activities like burning fossil fuels and deforestation. However, there are a few bulwarks before runaway climate change. One of the main bulwarks against climate change are the rainforests of Amazon. However, ..

BRICS at G-20

A Joint Statement was released on the BRICS Leaders Informal Meeting which occurred on the sidelines of the G20 Summit ongoing in Osaka, Japan. What the statement contains? The BRICS governments take note of the priorities chosen by Japan for its standard of living, democratic institutions and for the environment. The world economic growth is ..