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Shiva Thapa becomes India’s first gold-medallist at President’s Cup boxing tournament

Four-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa has become the India’s first gold-medallist at the President’s Cup boxing tournament after getting a walkover in the finals in Astana, Kazakhstan on July 20, 2019. It was his international debut in the newly-introduced Olympic category of 63kg. Thapa was to fight Kazakhstan’s Zakir Safiullin in the summit clash but ..

African Continental Free Trade Agreement and India

At the summit of the African Union (AU) held at Niamey, the capital of the Niger Republic 54 of 55 of its member states signed the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) for goods and services and 27 countries have already ratified it. The AfCFTA would create an African Common Market of 1.2 billion people and ..

Gaurav Nigam conferred with Innovative Research Excellence Award 2019 at Asian Leadership Summit

A well-known educationist, paediatrician & the author, Dr Gaurav Nigam has been conferred ‘Innovative Research Excellence Award 2019’ at Asian Leadership Summit (ALS) in Thimphu, Bhutan. Dr. Nigam is the founder of iCare – an organization working in the area of new-age child health care; and Intelligentsia, a research-based play school. Intelligentsia is all about ..

South-East Asian countries to jointly bid to host 2034 Football World Cup

The South-East Asian countries will jointly bid to host the 2034 Football World Cup. For this, the meeting of ASEAN countries was held in Bangkok. Prime Minister of Thailand Prayuth Chan-ocha invited the people of ASEAN to support the football associations in their countries to host the tournament. The FIFA World Cup has held only ..

India extends $15 million grant assistance to Niger for organizing African Union Summit

India has extended US$ 15 million grant assistance to Niger in support of organizing of the African Union (AU) summit scheduled from 7-8 July, 2019 in Niamey, the capital of Niger. The support of grant assistance was in response to a specific request made by Government of Niger. Niger is hosting the AU Summit for ..

India current chair of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS)

India is one of the founder members of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) and is the Chair of Kimberley Process for the year 2019 with Russian Federation as Vice Chair. The Inter-sessional meeting of Kimberley Process (KP) is being hosted by India from 17th to 21st June, 2019 in Mumbai. Besides meetings of different Working ..

Egyptian security forces kills 14 suspected militants in restive Sinai Peninsula

The Sinai Peninsula is a peninsula in Egypt, and the only part of the country located in Asia. It is situated between the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Red Sea to the south, and is a land bridge between Asia and Africa. Recently, it is in news because the Egyptian security forces has ..

Mecca hosts 14th summit of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-2019)

In a strong reaction, the Government of India (GoI) has recently rejected the reference of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in its final communique at the 14th Islamic summit in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on May 31, 2019. The Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has stated that the OIC ..