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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 ..


United States sign trade pact with Canada and Mexico to replace North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

The United States has signed trade pact with Canada and Mexico to replace the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They signed an authorization for the deal on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) summit 2018. The new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has 34 chapters & is meant to ..


10th edition of Delhi Dialogue 2018

On July 19, the 10th edition of the Delhi Dialogue has started in New Delhi with theme ‘Strengthening India-ASEAN Maritime Co-operation’. The Delhi Dialogue is a premier annual track 1.5 event to discuss politico-security, economic and socio-cultural engagement between India and ASEAN. In the 2-day event, the political leadership, policymakers, officials, diplomats, business leaders, think-tanks ..


44 African countries sign agreement to establish African Continental Free Trade Area

The 44 African countries from total 55 members of African Union (AU) have signed agreement to create African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), one of the world’s largest free trade blocs. The agreement was signed at a summit held in Kigali, Rwanda. The signed AfCFTA agreement contains legal framework for free trade area. It will ..



New Delhi hosts 2018 India-ASEAN commemorative summit

The 2018 India-ASEAN commemorative summit has started in New Delhi on January 25 with theme “Shared Values, Common Destiny”. The focus of the Summit, which marks the 25 years of Indo-ASEAN ties, will be counter-terrorism, security, trade and connectivity. All 10 leaders of ASEAN countries will attend the Summit. The 2018 summit will mark the ..