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India, US, UAE, and Israel form a new QUAD

India, Israel, United States and United Arab Emirates (UAE) are ready to build on momentum created by “Abraham Accords” by holding the first meeting of their foreign ministers on October 18, 2021. Key Points The meeting is being described in some quarters as a “new Quad”. It was joined by: External affairs minister S Jaishankar, ..

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India begins BRICS Chairship- Key Facts

India has started its BRICS Chairship with the inaugural three-day-long Sherpas’ meeting on February 25, 2021. Highlights The spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Anurag Srivastava stated that the Secretary (CPV & OIA) chaired the meeting and highlighted the themes, priorities, and calendar for the BRICS 2021. Earlier, the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar ..

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RCEP: 15 Asian Economies sign World largest China-backed deal

On November 15, 2020, China and fourteen other countries signed a deal to set up the world largest trading bloc. The negotiations to sign the deal began in 2011. These 15 countries account to 30% of world population and 30% of global GDP. Thus, the deal is the world largest Free Trade Agreement. Key Highlights ..

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April 25: International Delegate’s Day

On April 25, 2020, for the first time, the United Nations marked the International Delegate’s Day. The Day is being marked to celebrate the 75th anniversary of San Francisco Conference. San Francisco Conference On April 25, 1945, delegates from 50 countries came together in San Francisco for the first time. The main aim of the ..

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Raisina Dialogue to be held New Delhi

The Raisina Dialogue is to be held between January 14, 2020 and January 16, 2020. It is a multilateral conference that is held in New Delhi annually since 2016. The dialogue is organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and Observer Research Foundation. Highlights This year, in 2020, number of foreign ministers are to attend ..

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