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Nansen Award

Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently received the Nansen Refugee Award. Key facts Ex-German Chancellor Angela Merkel received the UNHCR Nansen Award for providing asylum for refugees while in office. While Merkel was the Chancellor in 2015 and 2016, Germany welcomed more than 1.2 million refugees and asylum seekers, especially from Syria. The UNHCR recognized ..

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Frank-Walter Steinmeier- Re-elected German President

On February 13, 2022, a special parliamentary assembly re-elected German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier for a second term of five years. Highlights Steinmeier was endorsed for head of the state, ahead of the elections, by most mainstream political parties. He was elected with a big majority by a special assembly comprising of the members of lower ..

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Germany: Olaf Scholz takes over from Merkel as Chancellor

Parliament of Germany has elected Olaf Scholz as the ninth post-World War II chancellor, on December 8, 2021. Key Points This has opened a new era for Germany after 16-year tenure of Angela Merkel. Government of Olaf Scholz took office with high hopes of modernising Germany and combating climate change. however, it faces the immediate ..

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WHO launches COVID-19 Tools (Act) Accelerator

The World Health Organization along with the other international leading organizations such as Global Fund, UNTAID, CEPI, etc. has launched the COVID-19 Tools (Act) Accelerator. The collaboration helps to speed up the development, production and access to therapeutics, diagnostics and vaccines of COVID-19. Highlights The main of the collaboration is to make COVID-19 treatment available ..

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India Germany sign Agreements

Around 17 agreements were signed between India and Germany in the fields of agriculture, ayurveda, yoga, maritime technology and others. German Chancellor Angela Merkel along with her team, signed the agreements with PM Modi and his cabinet. The German team led by the Chancellor is on a two-day visit to India. Highlights: Artificial Intelligence Agreements ..

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PM Modi and Angela Merkel to co-chair 5th Biennial Inter-Governmental Consultations

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will co-chair the fifth Biennial Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) in New Delhi on 1 November 2019. The two leaders will also hold talks and discuss a host of bilateral issues including agriculture economic partnership, trade and investment. Key Highlights German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in New ..

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