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PM Modi and visiting Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga jointly unveiled a golden statue of Lord Buddha at Gandan Tegchenling Monastery

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga have jointly unveiled a golden statue of Lord Buddha at Gandan Tegchenling Monastery in Ulaanbaatar through video-conferencing in New Delhi. The monastery is a prominent centre of Mongolian Buddhists and a treasure house of valuable Buddhist heritage. Built in the mid 19th century, Gandan is ..

India to offer 1,000 PhD fellowships to ASEAN students at IITs

The Minister for External Affairs S Jaishankar launched a massive fully-funded PhD fellowship programme at IITs for students from ASEAN countries. PhD Programme The programme is the largest of its kind and will select 1,000 students in three phases and the government will spend Rs 300 crore on this fully-funded PhD fellowship programme. IIT-Delhi has ..

India Uganda relations

India and Uganda relations were strong since the beginning of the 19th century. Indians were brought to Uganda in the 19th century for the construction of Mombasa – Kampala railway line. Indian freedom struggle was a great inspiration for many Ugandan activists. Uganda freedom struggle was also supported by Indian leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru. The ..

India South Sudan relations

India recognized South Sudan in the year 2011 immediately after South Sudan became independent. South Sudan maintains an embassy in New Delhi and India at Juba. South Sudan was under the British – Egyptian rule from 1899 to 1955. It became independent and agreed to remain under the Government of Sudan in 2005 by signing ..

India – Somalia relations

India and Somalia have cordial and friendly relations. Though India opened its embassy in 1961, it was eventually closed in 1991 due to the Somali civil war. The high commission of Nairobi, Kenya is concurrently accredited to Somalia as well. Somalia is an LDC (Least Developed Country) country. And therefore qualifies India’s offer of unilateral ..

India offers Russia credit for develop of its Far East

In the latest announcement from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Russia, he has announced that India will extend a 1 billion dollar Line of Credit for the development of Russia’s Far East.  PM Modi has made it clear that India will take an active role in the development of various regions of nations ..

Vienna world’s most liveable city

The Global Liveability Index 2019 has been released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The index assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions. Each factor in a city is rated as acceptable, tolerable, uncomfortable, undesirable or intolerable. The 2019 index is topped by Vienna (Austria), followed by Melbourne ..

Pakistan’s assertion on Kashmir ignored at South Asian Speakers’ Summit

In yet another diplomatic victory for India and continuing the trend of international embarrassment for Pakistan, the South Asian Speaker’s Summit unanimously supported India on the entire Kashmir issue.  What has happened? The South Asian Speakers Summit was being held in Male, the capital of the island nation of Maldives. The South Asian Speakers Summit ..