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Navdeep Singh Suri bestowed with UAE’s First Class Order of Zayed II award

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has bestowed the First Class Order of Zayed II award on Indian Ambassador Navdeep Singh Suri. The award is given in recognition of his contribution to the development and strengthening of friendly relations and co-operation between the two countries. It is a rare honour given to any ..

Reviewing the Process of Appointment of Governors

In a recent appointment of governors for five states, the central government has appointed persons who are deeply embedded within the ruling party ecosystem. The governor of Telangana was the Tamil Nadu state head of the ruling party. All these appointees have recent, strong and uncompromising links with the ruling regime. These appointments put the ..

24th World Energy Congress (WEC-2019)

The 24th World Energy Congress (WEC-2019) has started in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The aim of the  WEC is to bring together international energy stakeholders, including governments, private and state corporations, academia and media.  The theme of this Congress is ..

Dia Mirza appointed as new SDG Advocate of UN

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed 17 global figures including Indian actress Dia Mirza and Alibaba chief Jack Ma as the new advocates to drive action and solidify global political will for the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals. The new class of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocates are influential public figures committed to raising ..

Kazakhstan: Ruling Party nominates Tokayev for Presidency

The ruling Nur Otan Party of Kazakhstan has nominated Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as its new candidate for a sudden Presidential vote to be held in June as he was backed by the founding leader of the country Nursultan Nazarbayev, thereby setting the way for a smooth power transfer in the Central Asian nation. The candidacy of ..

UAE confers Narendra Modi with Zayed Medal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with the prestigious Zayed Medal, which is the highest decoration awarded to kings, presidents and heads of states. It was conferred by the United Arab Emirates president  Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The award comes in appreciation for consolidating the long-standing joint strategic cooperation between the two countries. Modi ..

Narendra Modi conferred with UAE’s highest civilian honour ‘Zayed Medal’

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has conferred the prestigious Zayed Medal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving a “big boost’ to bilateral strategic ties between the two countries. The award comes in appreciation of PM Modi’s role in consolidating the long-standing friendship and joint strategic cooperation between the two countries. The ..

Japanese unveils name of its New Imperial Era ‘Reiwa’

Japanese printers have issued the name for its new imperial era which will be set in motion on 1st May 2019 as the public tried to make sense of the meaning of “Reiwa” a day after its unveiling gripped the nation. The name ‘Reiwa’ which consists two Chinese characters, the first meaning ‘good’ or ‘beautiful’ ..