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Indian Embassy in Israel launched an initiative to help the Indian communities

The Indian Embassy in Israel has started a unique initiative to reach out to the Indian communities in the country in order to provide them with essential consular services amidst the restrictions imposed due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Highlights The Indian Embassy staff in the country travel to various parts of the country once ..

Israel launches Military Surveillance Satellite

On July 6, 2020, Israel launched a new military surveillance satellite called Ofek-16 or Ofeq-16. Highlights The satellite has provided Israel technological superiority. Ofek-16 is to provide high-quality surveillance to its military through electro-optical reconnaissance technology. The satellite was launched using a locally developed “Shavit” launcher. The satellite is to revolve the earth in the ..

India pledges 10 million USD to UNRWA

India recently announced that it will contribute 10 million USD to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the coming years. Highlights India stepped in with an annual contribution of 1.25 million USD to 5 million USD in 2018 when countries were withdrawing their funds from the United Nations. For the ..

MoD signs 880 crore contract with Israel Weapons Industries

The Defence Ministry has recently signed an 880-crore contract with Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) for procurement of 16,479 light machine guns (LMGs). According to the contract which was signed with the Israel-based arms industry company, it would provide Negev 7.62 x 51 mm light machine guns to the Indian armed forces. This type of LMG ..

Netanyahu claims victory in the general election

The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu was recently seen in news as he claimed victory in the general elections held in the country. This edition of the election is the country’s third election in less than a year. The main exit polls indicated that Mr Netanyahu is in a strong position to form the ..

India to host ‘Jerusalem-Mumbai Festival’

The first cultural festival called ‘Jerusalem-Mumbai Festival’ is set to be hosted by India, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The festival is celebrated to promote the ties between India and Israel. This is the first such joint event for Jerusalem in an Asian city. The two-day festival commences on February 15 and comprises of several art and ..

HAL and Israel’s Elbit Systems sign MoU for UAV development

During the on-going exhibition DefExpo-2020, an MoU was signed between Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Israel’s Elbit Systems, for joint development of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The agreement aims at analyzing the feasibility of developing an UAV, which performs vertical take-off and landing, for maritime and land-based military operations. The proposed UAV will cut down ..

International Holocaust Remembrance Day observed on 27th January

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed annually on January 27 across the world. This year, the day is observed in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, under the theme “75 years after Auschwitz — Holocaust Education and Remembrance for Global Justice”.  27th January was chosen as back on 27th January 1945, the largest ..