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Henley Passport Index

Published: January 10, 2019

The Henley Passport Index measures the access each country’s travel document affords. The Index is based on the data provided by the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) and covers 199 passports and 227 travel destinations. Ranking of the Jurisdictions The Rankings of the jurisdictions based on the rankings in the Henley Passport Index are: Japan ..

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G4 Ministers from India, Brazil, Germany, Japan review UNSC reform

Published: September 27, 2018

G-4 Nations viz. India, Brazil, Germany and Japan have voiced concern over lack of substantive progress in long-pending United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reform. It was convened during meeting of Ministers from four G4 Countries which was hosted by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at Indian Mission to UN to review the reform progress. Key ..

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Germany rolls out world’s first hydrogen-powered train 

Published: September 18, 2018

Germany has rolled out world’s first hydrogen-powered passenger train. These locomotives named iLint trains emit zero emissions, making them eco-friendly. This train technology offers greener and quieter alternative to diesel on non-electrified railway lines. These hydrogen trains are manufactured by French TGV-maker Alstom and are commercially running on 100km route between towns and cities of ..

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5 countries elected as non-permanent members of UNSC

Published: June 9, 2018

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) elected South Africa, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Germany and Belgium as non-permanent members of UN Security Council (UNSC). They will have two-year term beginning January 1, 2019. These five non-permanent members were elected according to the following pattern Two seats for Group of African states and Group of Asia-Pacific states, One ..

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India-Wiesbaden Conference 2018 held in New Delhi

Published: April 17, 2018

The India-Wiesbaden Conference 2018 was held from April 16-17, 2018, in New Delhi. The title of conference was ‘Securing Global Supply Chains through Government-Industry Partnerships towards Effective Implementation of UNSC Resolution 1540’ Key Facts The Wiesbaden Process was initiated by Government of Germany in 2012 to strengthen implementation of UNSC Resolution 1540 through Government-Industry partnerships. ..

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