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Paolo Borrometi wins 2019 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous Journalism

Italian journalist Paolo Borrometi, who was assaulted over his coverage of mafia activity in Sicily and now living under police protection, has won the prestigious 2019 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.   

5th edition of International Army Scout Masters Competition started in Jaisalmer

The 5th edition of International Army Scout Masters Competition 2019 has started at Jaisalmer military station in Rajasthan from August 5 to 16. The purpose of the International Army Games (IAG) is to foster military co-operation between the participating nations, develop trust between the armies for the sake of establishing a peaceful society, improving professional ..

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 ..

Greek PM makes first visit to North Macedonia

Alexis Tsipras, the Prime Minister of Greece has finally arrived in the capital of North Macedonia, Skopje to make a new beginning in the relations of both the countries after the decades-old dispute was resolved earlier in the year. The Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zaev was extremely cordial to his Greek counterpart and also ..

Ram Nath Kovind honoured with Croatia’s highest civilian award- Grand Order of King of Tomislav

President Ram Nath Kovind has recently honoured with Croatia’s highest civilian award — the Grand Order of the King of Tomislav. He is the first-ever Indian head of state to visit Croatia. The civilian order is awarded to heads of state for their important contribution towards the development of state relations between Croatia and their ..

Vienna tops Mercer’s 2019 Quality of Living Index

The Austrian capital Vienna has topped the Mercer’s index of most liveable cities for the 10th year in a row, followed by Zurich in Switzerland. In joint third place are Auckland, Munich and Vancouver. Luxembourg was the safest city in the world. In 105th place, Chennai ranks as the Asia-Pacific region’s safest city, while Karachi ..

India signs a security protection agreement with Sweden

India has recently signed a security protection agreement with Sweden that will enable both countries to share classified information with each other. The agreement was signed on during Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s visit to the Nordic country. Sweden has had similar agreements with over 30 countries around the world, as well as with the EU ..

Macedonia signs NATO accession agreement

On 6th February, Macedonia signed an accord to join NATO to become the 30th member of the US-led alliance. The admittance of a new member highlighted that all European nations who meet the entrance criteria could join the regional alliance. However, Moscow has continually rejected NATO’s position, saying that by taking in Balkan members, the ..