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India is now the Fastest Growing COVID 19 Hotspot

India has now become the epicentre of the COVID 19 pandemic since it has now shown the fastest growth rate in the world with around 20% increase in a week. The total number of cases in the country has already crossed 1.4 million confirmed cases, as reported by Bloomberg’s Coronavirus Tracker. The total infections have ..

Railway Locomotives Handed Over to Bangladesh by India

India handed over Bangladesh 10 railway locomotives in order to bolster ‘neighbourhood first’ policy against the backdrop of China, with whom India is engaged in a border standoff. This is part of the grant assistance from the Indian side and it is also in line with a commitment by New Delhi made during the visit ..

India announces Financial Assistance Package for Maldives

The Government of India has decided to grant a substantial financial package to the Maldives in order to enable it to tide over the economic crisis it is facing due to the shortage in the tourist footfall due to the COVID 19 pandemic. India has already extended assistance of $400 million through extended currency swap ..

Oil Imports Fall to the Lowest in 9 years in June

India’s oil imports fell to the lowest levels in nearly 9 years in June 2020 since refiners curbed purchase of oil due to maintenance issues and weaker demands for fuel. This is the lowest level of imports to India since 2011. India is the third-largest oil consumer and importer in India and it received 3.2 ..

India-EU Scientific and Technological Cooperation Agreement Renewed till 2025

India and the European Union have renewed its agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation for a period of the next five years (2020-2025) and this has been done now by the exchange of Note Verbale between two sides. The initial agreement was signed in 2001 and has been renewed since then twice. Details of the ..

Bangladesh inaugurates India-funded Science Block in Chittagong College

The Information Minister of Bangladesh and the Indian High Commissioner have inaugurated the new science block at the Alipur Rahamania College in Chittagong in Bangladesh. The science block has been constructed under the High Impact Community Development Project funded by India at the cost of 51.43 lakh takas. The block has been inaugurated through video ..

$1 Million Medical Assistance Provided by India to North Korea

India has extended medical assistance worth about $1 million to North Korea in response to a request from the World Health Organization. India is sensitive to the shortage of medical supply situation in the country and that is why it decided to grant humanitarian assistance of $1 million in the form or anti-tuberculosis medicines to ..

First Container Train for Bangladesh Started

Though the process for facilitating the movement of container trains from India to Bangladesh started in 2017, the first such train has been flagged off after the approval accorded by the Bangladesh Government, through the Benapole-Petrapole rail link between the two countries. In this regard, an MoU was signed by Container Corporation of India and ..