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The first International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMASAREX) held in Bangladesh.  It is a first ever sea based exercise under the aegis of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium with participation of Indian Ocean Littoral states in Bay of Bengal.

Seats in Sikkim Assembly

The Home Ministry has proposed an increase in the number of seats in the Sikkim Assembly from 32 to 40. The expansion will be the first since the State merged with India in 1975. This is to give representation to the Limboo and Tamangs tribes. Of the eight seats proposed to be increased, five will be reserved ..

International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography

The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography, as a Category-2 Centre (C2C) of UNESCO, in Hyderabad. The purpose of this Agreement is to establish a training centre towards development of capacity for the countries on the Indian Ocean Rim (IOR), African countries bordering the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, ..

ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit

ASEAN-INDIA COMMEMORATIVE SUMMIT was held in New Delhi to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of sectoral dialogue between two sides with the Theme: Shared Values, Common Destiny.  Delhi Declaration was issued after the plenary session of the summit. In Delhi declaration for the first time there was explicit mention of close cooperation to ..

Julius Maada Bio newly elected President of Sierra Leone

Julius Maada Bio has recently taken oath as the new President of Sierra Leone in the capital Freetown on April 4, 2017. Mr Bio is a former soldier who briefly ruled Sierra Leone in 1996. He defeated ruling party candidate Samura Kamara, an economist by training. President Ernest Bai Koroma has stepped down after serving ..