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India signs United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements

India has signed a key United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements to boost the confidence of the investors and to send a positive signal to foreign investors about India’s commitment to adhere to international practice on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements The United Nations General Assembly had adopted the ..

U.S. officially withdraws from the INF Treaty

The United States of America has officially withdrawn from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Even Russia has announced that it would withdraw from the treaty. INF Treaty The features of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in December 1987 were: The treaty prohibited ..

Palau becomes 76th signatory country to join International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework Agreement

Palau, an archipelago of over 500 islands in Oceania, has become the 76th signatory country to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework Agreement. The ISA is a group of 121 solar resource-rich countries with headquarters in Gurugram, India. The organisation was jointly launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then French President Francois Hollande ..

Arjan Kumar Sikr appointed as an International Judge of Singapore International Commercial Court

Justice Arjan Kumar Sikr, an eminent jurist and a former judge of the Supreme Court of India (SCI), has been appointed as an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC). He will assume charge as an international judge with effect from August 1 & his term will expire on January 4, 2021. . ..

United Nations World Drug Report 2019

The United Nations World Drug Report 2019 released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) makes the following observations: Globally around 35 million people are estimated to suffer from drug use disorders and who require treatment services. But only one in seven people with drug use disorders receiving treatment each year. Effective ..

21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship to be hosted by Odisha

The Odisha government has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with state’s table tennis body and Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) to host the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship. The tournament is scheduled to be held at the Jawaharlal Indoor Stadium in Cuttack from July 17-22, 2019. The tournament has received a good ..

India to host UNCCD COP 14 in New Delhi

For the first time, India will host the 14th session of the Conference of Parties (COP-14) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in New Delhi between September 2 -14, 2019. It will see participation from at least 5,000 delegates from nearly 197 countries. Ahead of the COP-14, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar ..

2019 edition of World Metrology Day (WMD)

The World Metrology Day (WMD) is observed every year on May 20 to commemorate anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875. The treaty provides the basis for a coherent measurement system worldwide that underpins scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, as well as the improvement of the quality of ..