Foreign policy: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

1st India-Uzbekistan National Coordination Committee meeting held

The first meeting of the National Coordination Committees for monitoring implementation of mutually agreed projects between India and the Central Asian nation Uzbekistan has concluded. What are the discussions made in the meeting? Both nations reexamined the activities of bilateral economic and trade cooperation which are in operation or planned for the future. The discussions ..

India and Norway ink agreements in the field of higher education and research

Authorities from the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research have recently signed agreements with India in the fields of higher education and research, in New Delhi. This agreement is a part of the visit of delegation of important educational institutions of Norway to India. Among the several agreements signed, the significant pact was between the ..

India and Maldives sign agreements to establish ‘Addu Tourism zone’

India and Maldives signed 5 agreements for establishing ‘Addu Tourism zone’ in five islands of Addu atoll. An atoll is a ring-shaped chain of islands formed of coral. The Tourism zone is expected to be set up at a cost of $2.49 million. It aims at generating local employment and boost the eco-tourism opportunities in ..

India hosts first-ever Annual Disarmament and International Security Affairs Fellowship Programme

On January 14, the first-ever Annual Disarmament and International Security Affairs Fellowship Programme has started at the Foreign Services Institute in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by the United Nations under-secretary-general and high representative for disarmament affairs Izumi Nakamitsu and foreign secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale. Young Diplomats from 27 countries are participating in the Fellowship ..

The United Nations (UN) launches #NotATarget campaign for 2017 World Humanitarian Day (WHD)

The World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is observed every year on August 19 to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. The 2017 WHD campaign “#NotATarget” follows the UN Secretary-General’s report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, ..