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St Antony’s Shrine Festival in Katchatheevu Island

More than 3,000 devotees were transported to the Katchatheevu Island of Sri Lanka for the annual St Antony’s Shrine Festival. The Katchatheevu Island The Katchatheevu Island is located in the Palk Strait. It is located between Rameswaram of Tamil Nadu and Neduntheevu of Sri Lanka. It is an uninhabited island under the administration of Sri ..

India and Sri Lanka sign MoU for up-gradation of plantation schools’ infrastructure

India and Sri Lanka have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for up-gradation of infrastructure in plantation schools for estate workers of Indian origin. The MoU was signed in Colombo, under which infrastructure of 9 plantation schools are to be up-graded with the assistance of 30 crore rupees from India. Construction and renovation of ..

Gopal Baglay appointed as India’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka

Veteran Indian diplomat Gopal Baglay was recently appointed as the India’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. Gopal Baglay, who is currently serving at the Prime Minister’s Office, is expected to assume charge in a short time. He has succeeded Taranjit Singh Sandhu, who has recently been appointed as the Indian Ambassador to the United States. ..

Sri Lanka topped WBTi ranking, India at 78th Place

Sri Lanka has been ranked first among 97 countries on breastfeeding rate as per the new survey conducted by the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi). The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) was launched in the year 2004 by the experts at the Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India, based in Delhi. 120 countries across the world ..

India ranked 51st in Democracy Index by EIU

London based the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released 2019 Democracy Index’s global ranking in which as per the report, India slipped 10 ranks to be placed in 51, this year. The overall score of India also came down to 6.90 from the earlier score of 7.23, the downtrend has been cited due to erosion ..

Senior US Diplomat will be on a 3-day visit to India next week

The United State’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS), Alice Wells will be on a three-day visit to India from 15th January to 18th January where apart from meeting senior government officials of India she will also participate as a speaker in the Raisina Dialogue on Thursday, 16th January 10, 2020. Following the success of the ..

Sign Boards in Chinese Language set up at 5 ASI sites in Uttar Pradesh

The Indian Government agency under the Ministry of Culture, the Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) is responsible for research work based on archaeology and for the preservation and conservation of cultural monuments in the country.  The ASI has set up signboards in the Chinese language in the five iconic archaeological protected sites in the state of ..

7th Edition of MITRA SHAKTI to be held in Pune

The Seventh Edition of the joint military training exercise between the Indian Army and the Sri Lankan Army, Exercise Mitra Shakti will be conducted at the Foreign Training Node (FTN), Pune from 1st December 2019. The two-week-long military training exercise will be concluded on December 14, 2019. The aim of the joint training exercise will ..