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11th biennial edition of DefExpo India – 2020 to be held in Lucknow

The Eleventh biennial edition of DefExpo India – 2020 is scheduled to be held for the first time in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow from 5th February 2020. The 4-day event will offer an excellent opportunity for the Indian defence industry to showcase its capabilities and promote its export potential. The main theme of the DefExpo ..

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 ..

Motihari- Amlekhgunj petroleum pipeline project successfully completed

The Rs 325 crore Motihari- Amlekhgunj petroleum pipeline project has been successfully completed & will start commercial operation by August 2019. The 69-Km long petroleum pipeline from Motihari in Bihar to Amelkhgunj in Nepal has been constructed by India. It will ensure smooth, cost effective and environment friendly supply of petroleum products to Nepal. The ..

Indo-Pacific: Meaning and India’s Approach

The term Indo-Pacific denotes an economic and strategic community. Geographically it refers to the vast areas around Indian and the Pacific Oceans between the east coast of Africa and the American west coast and their several littoral countries. Genesis of the Term One of the earliest references to the term Indo-Pacific was noted in a ..

International Security Alliance

The International Security Alliance (ISA) was established in February 2017 for combating organized and transnational crimes. The alliance headquartered at Abu Dhabi, UAE is an international collaboration of Ministries of Interior and working groups working together to combat organized and transnational crime. The members of the alliance are: United Arab Emirates French Republic Kingdom of ..

World’s largest burn and plastic surgery institute Institute starts functioning in Dhaka

The world’s largest “Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute” has started functioning in Dhaka from 4th July 2019. The 500-bed hospital with 50 ICU and 12 operation theatres will provide advanced treatment to burn patients in Bangladesh. The institute has been built at a cost of over 500 crore Taka.

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 ..

Abu Dhabi hosts first-ever ISA’s joint security exercise “ISALEX19”

The first-ever International Security Alliance (ISA)’s joint security exercise titled ‘ISALEX19’ has kick-started in Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Area Emirates (UAE). The representatives of 50 law enforcement agencies of the ISA are participating in the exercise. The participants include representatives from tactical teams, rapid intervention units, communications, civil defence, and explosive ordnance disposal, ..