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Terms in News: Danakil Depression

The Danakil Depression is the northern part of the Afar Triangle or Afar Depression in Ethiopia. It is one of the world’s hottest as well as lowest places on Earth (100 m below sea level). The hot springs in Danakil Depression offer a research opportunity for studying extremophile microbes. It is in news recently because ..

Kais Saied elected as new President of Tunisia

Retired academic Kais Saied has been elected as new President of Tunisia after a landslide victory in  the 2019 Tunisian presidential election. 

M Venkaiah Naidu conferred with highest Civilian Honour of Comoros

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu has been   conferred the highest Civilian Honour of East African island nation Comoros — The Order of the Green Crescent – at its capital Moroni. The honour was conferred by the President of the Union of Comoros Azali Assoumani. India and Comoros signed 6 agreements on defence, health and culture. ..

India Togo relations

The Togo embassy was opened in India in 2010. India till date has no diplomatic mission contributing to Togo. India has been providing economic assistance to the country since 2008. In 2016, Government of India offered 100,000 USD to the Togo government for organizing African Union Maritime security summit. Apart from this, India has so ..

India Tanzania relations

India and Tanzania have maintained warm and cordial relations. Since 1960s and 1980s the countries have had common interests and have raised voices together against colonialism. The countries also shared commitments to non – alignment and South – South cooperation. During the post cold war era, India and Tanzania together initiated economic reform programs. The ..

India Sudan realtions

The relations between India and Sudan have been warm and cordial since the ancient times. There were contacts between the Nilotic and Indus Valley civilizations according to archaeological evidences. The ancient trade included silk, leather, gold, silver ornaments. In 1900, Indian experts developed the forestry sector. In 1935, Mahatma Gandhiji stopped over Port Sudan on ..

India – Comoros Relations

The diplomatic relations between India and Comoros was established in the year 1976. Comor0s became independent from French rule in 1975. The mission in Antananarivo is accredited to Comoros currently. There is no Comoros mission in India. However, the countries have close and friendly relations. They have similarities in global and regional issues. In 2013 ..

India – Chad Relations

Chad became independent in 1960. It was under the French rule. However, the bilateral relations between India and Chad saw a significant growth only after 2004. Even after many bilateral visits the trade between the countries was miniscule. After the India – Africa project partnership conclave in 2005, India’s investments towards the country began to ..