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New Zealand Suspends Extradition Arrangements with Hong Kong

Claiming that the criminal justice system in Hong Kong cannot be trusted anymore, New Zealand has decided to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong with immediate effect. The reason is that the justice system of that country is not independent of China. The government of New Zealand has also announced that only if China ..

Canada to Review $6.8 Million Purchase of Security Equipment from Chinese Firm

The Foreign Minister of Canada, Francois-Phillipe Champagne has promised to review the $6.8 million worth of security equipment purchase from a Beijing-based tech company with very close connections with the highest levels of the Chinese Communist Party. Nuctech, a company owned by the Chinese Government and founded by the son of former General Secretary of ..

Food Exports from India up 27% since March

According to the data published by the Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI), the food exports from India has observed 27% growth during the lockdown and the unlock period, since March, because of the high demand of the food-based items. The major markets that have contributed to the growth are the USA and Canada. Exports ..

Canada pulls out of Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus fears

Canada became the first major country to pull out of the Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus fears. Australia has also directed its athletes to prepare for the 2021 games, as it could not be held this year. Earlier, the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe has announced for the first time that the Olympic Games might ..

Baffin Island

Scientists discovered a previously unknown fragment of an ancient continent in the Chidliak Kimberlite Province in southern parts of Baffin Island. Baffin Island Baffin Island is a part of Canada’s territory in the Arctic Ocean. It is the largest island in Canada and the 5th largest island in the world. The island is separated from ..

Ajay Bisaria becomes Indian High Commissioner to Canada

Veteran diplomat Ajay Bisaria was recently appointed as the next Indian High Commissioner to the North American country, Canada. Ajay Bisaria, who is to assume office shortly, is a 1987-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer. Prior to this assignment, Bisaria was serving as India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan. After the special status of Jammu and ..

India wants to move TMT Project to a Different Site

The Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT) will become one of the world’s largest general-purpose observatories, once it is constructed. The proposed site for its location is over the Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii islands, which is a sacred place for the island’s locals. Several protests are being witnessed demanding to shift the construction of the observatory to ..

Jharia most Polluted city in India: Greenpeace Report

According to the recent report released on Tuesday, 21st January 2020, by the environmental non-governmental organization, Greenpeace’s India branch, Jharia, a city in Jharkhand is the most polluted city in India, which is followed by Dhanbad of the same state. Greenpeace was founded in 1971 in Vancouver, Canada and is headquartered in the capital city ..