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New Delhi hosts Ramayana Festival of ASEAN Countries

The Ramayana Festival of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries has started in New Delhi at the Kamani Auditorium from January 20. The 5-day fest is organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and is marking 25 years of the Indo-ASEAN ties. Cultural groups from the 10 member-nations of the ASEAN will ..


India joins Australia Group export control regime

India has become the 43rd member of the Australia Group export control regime on January 19, 2018. The inclusion is expected to raise India’s stature in the field of non-proliferation and help in acquiring critical technologies. With this, India has managed entry into Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the Wassenaar Arrangement and Australia Group despite ..


Karen Pierce appointed as first-ever female UK Ambassador to United Nations (UN)

Karen Pierce, the Foreign Office (FCO) political director, has been appointed the first-ever female UK ambassador to the United Nations (UN). She had previously served as Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN in New York, and more recently as the Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva. Pierce succeeded Matthew Rycroft under whom UK suffered ..


Philippines to host 4th ADMM (ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting)-Plus meeting 2017

The 4th ADMM (ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting)-Plus meeting will be held in Philippines from October 23, 2017 to deliberate extensively on the situation in Afghanistan and Syria besides China’s growing military presence in the disputed South China Sea. The ADMM-Plus is a platform for ASEAN and its eight dialogue partners to strengthen security and defence ..


India need not transfer $10 bn into IMF right away

India may not be required to infuse $10 billion (Rs 55,000 crore) it promised at the G20 to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for bailing out debt-trapped Euro zone if the global economic situation gets better The amount to be transferred will be completely liquid and will remain part of our reserves as the IMF ..