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Colombo hosts biennial Commonwealth Law Ministers’ Conference

In Sri Lanka, the biennial Commonwealth Law Ministers’ Conference has recently begun in Colombo under the theme Equal Access to Justice and the Rule of Law. In the 4-day conference participated by Law Ministers and Attorney Generals from Commonwealth countries seeks to address challenges faced by millions of people seeking to resolve legal problems or ..

Cultural event ‘Namaste Pacific’ held in Delhi

In Delhi, a cultural event ‘Namaste Pacific’ was recently jointly organised by the High Commissions of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji to showcase in India the culture of the Pacific countries. Aaradhna, a multi-award-winning R&B and soul artist from New Zealand, performed with her band. Aaradhna is part Indian and part Samoan ..

21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship to be hosted by Odisha

The Odisha government has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with state’s table tennis body and Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) to host the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship. The tournament is scheduled to be held at the Jawaharlal Indoor Stadium in Cuttack from July 17-22, 2019. The tournament has received a good ..

A new railway line opened in Sri Lanka : Built by Chinese

The Chinese has been assisting many Asian, African and Latin American countries with their investments in infrastructure. Sri Lanka recently opened the Chinese assisted railway line connecting the coastal city of Matara in Hambantota and Beliatta. The aim of the line is to boost passenger traffic into deep south. Countries including India, US, Japan have ..

Pakistan to receive loan of 2.1 billion US$ from China

Pakistan will receive 2.1 billion US$ loan from China by 25th March to provide a boost to its ailing economy. Pakistan’s Finance Ministry has announced that all procedural formalities for the transfer of the loan being provided by the Chinese government have been completed, and the funds will be deposited in the State Bank of ..

Pakistan to buy Highly Advanced Combat Drones from China

After the Indian Air Force (IAF) air strikes targeting the Jaish camps, Pakistan is planning to buy highly advanced ‘Rainbow series CH4 and CH5’ combat drones from China. Reports also hint that Pakistan might increase the number of drones in the Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir region to better its surveillance on the Line of Control.

India and Sri Lanka signs MoU for construction of a 5000-metric ton temperature controlled warehouse in Dambulla

India and Sri Lanka have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for construction of a 5000-metric ton temperature controlled warehouse in Dambulla of Central Province. The warehouse will be constructed with an Indian grant assistance of 30 crore Sri Lankan rupees for fruits and vegetables to minimize its post-harvest losses. This initiative will benefit the ..

India ranked 10th in latest Commonwealth Innovation Index

India has been ranked 10th in the latest Commonwealth Innovation Index (CII- 2018). The index was launched as part of a new Commonwealth Innovation Hub on the sidelines of the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018). It has been created in partnership with the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and its ..