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Nisha Biswalto to lead US-India Business Council (USIBC)
Nisha Biswal, a former state department official, will head the US-India Business Council (USIBC), a powerful advocacy group of US companies with business interest in India. She is expected to join on November 1, 2017. The USIBC is a part of the US Chamber of Commerce, the largest lobbying organisation in the country that wields ..
Topics: Advocacy group • Biswal • Chamber of commerce • Foreign trade of India • Lobbying • Nisha Desai Biswal • Politics • U.S.-India Business Council
Rajnath Singh inaugurated first ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017)
Rajnath Singh, the Union Home Minister, has inaugurated the first annual BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017 (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) in New Delhi on October 10. The 4-day exercise is conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the lead agency and its focus on testing the region’s preparedness and resilience towards effective activation of inter-Governmental ..
Topics: Bay of Bengal • Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation • Countries • Emergency management • Foreign relations • National Disaster Response Force • NDRF • Politics
2017 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons. The ICAN is a coalition of non-governmental organisations from ..
Topics: ICAN • International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons • Law by country • Nobel Peace Prize • Nuclear disarmament • Nuclear weapon • Peace • Politics • Setsuko Thurlow • Tilman Ruff • Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Alter-globalisation stands for alternative globalisation. It is a social movement that seeks to retain and preserve the positive aspects of globalisation while simultaneously doing away with the negative effects of globalisation. Simply put, it aims to make popular a better and alternative version to globalisation. The movement is not anti-globalisation, but just lobbies and works ..
Topics: Political philosophy • Politics • World democracy • World government • World Social Forum
Gujarat to be first big state after Goa to use EVMs with VVPAT
Gujarat will be the second state after Goa to use the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system for the Assembly elections. Here, Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be equipped with VVPAT. State Chief Electoral Officer and Principal Secretary Mr. B. B. Sawain announced this at a press conference in Gandhinagar on Septmebr 28, 2017. ..
Topics: Election Commission of India • Election technology • Elections • Elections in India • Electoral fraud • Electoral reform in India • Electronic voting • Electronic voting in India • Noksen • Politics • Voter-verified paper audit trail • Voting machine
Joao Lourenco officially sworn-in as new President of Angola
Joao Manuel Goncalves Lourenco, the leader of People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), has been officially sworn-in as the new President of Angola on September 26, 2017. With this, he became the first new leader in the oil-rich southern African nation in almost four decades. He succeeded Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has ..
Topics: Africa • Angola • Countries • Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos • José Eduardo dos Santos • MPLA • Politics