Kazakhstan: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Agreement for the supply of Uranium from Kazakhstan

The Union Minister of State(Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region and Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions, and Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitedra Singh in a written reply to a question at Rajya Sabha on Thursday, 12th December 2019 informed that a contract was signed with M/s ..

Council of Heads of Government (Prime Ministers) of SCO Member States 2020 to be held in India

During 5th meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) Member states for “Head of Ministeries and Departments of Science and Technology’ held in Moscow, Russia from 20th-22nd November, India has been selected to host the Council of Heads of Government (Prime Ministers) of SCO Member states in 2020. During the closing ceremony of the ‘5th Meeting of ..

5th edition of International Army Scout Masters Competition started in Jaisalmer

The 5th edition of International Army Scout Masters Competition 2019 has started at Jaisalmer military station in Rajasthan from August 5 to 16. The purpose of the International Army Games (IAG) is to foster military co-operation between the participating nations, develop trust between the armies for the sake of establishing a peaceful society, improving professional ..

Shiva Thapa becomes India’s first gold-medallist at President’s Cup boxing tournament

Four-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa has become the India’s first gold-medallist at the President’s Cup boxing tournament after getting a walkover in the finals in Astana, Kazakhstan on July 20, 2019. It was his international debut in the newly-introduced Olympic category of 63kg. Thapa was to fight Kazakhstan’s Zakir Safiullin in the summit clash but ..

Preferential Tariff Benefits to India

The United States has withdrawn preferential tariff benefits to India under its Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Scheme. India is a beneficiary of preferential tariff benefits provided by Armenia, Australia, European Union, Japan, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Norway, Russian Federation, Switzerland Turkey, among others. Preferential Tariff Trade Continues to Grow Indian exports to the countries offering ..

2018 Report on International Religious Freedom

The 2018 Report on International Religious freedom has been released by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. The report makes the following observations: Religious freedom conditions continued to deteriorate in countries across the globe in 2017 It cites ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, the persecution of Tibetan Buddhists in China, the ..

SCO: Bishkek Declaration

The Bishkek Declaration released at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) urged the international community to strengthen global cooperation in efforts against terrorism without politicization and double standards. Countering Terrorism and Promoting Cooperation The declaration called for enhanced cooperation to promote peace and development. The situation in global politics and economy remains tense. The process of ..

SCO: India s Global and Regional Interests

The origin of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) can be traced back to Shanghai Five which comprised of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. SCO came into existence with the inclusion of Uzbekistan to the group in 2001. SCO was expanded to include India and Pakistan in 2017. India s Global and Regional Interests SCO ..