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Global defence spending up by 4% in 2019

London-based research institute, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) recently released its annual “Military Balance” report. It stated that Global spending on defence increased by four percent in 2019 and it is the largest growth in 10 years. The increase is led by huge increases from the US and China. It also revealed that ..


Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship approved proposal of setting up of IISs

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of setting up of IISs at three locations in the country at Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Mumbai (Maharashtra) and Ahmadabad (Gujarat).  The Indian Institute of Skills (IISs) was conceptualized to develop state of art skill institutions. The Ministry has requested. The Ministry has requested Gujarat Government for locating/ identifying ..


China defends Tiananmen Crackdown

China has defended crackdown on protesters around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square 30 years ago. Chinese Defence Minister at the Shangri-La Dialogue called the protests by students and workers demanding democratic changes and the eradication of corruption in 1989 as political turbulence and said that the government took decisive steps to stop the turbulence. Tiananmen Protests Tiananmen ..