St. Petersburg Current Affairs, GK & News

India attends SCO meeting

On May 13, 2020, External Affairs Minister of India Shri S Jaishankar represented India at SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) foreign minister meet. The meet was attended by foreign ministers through video conferencing. China and Pakistan foreign ministers also attended the meet. Highlights The foreign ministers at the meet discussed COVID-19 crisis and coordination efforts. They ..

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India’s Divij Sharan clinches St. Petersburg doubles title

Divij Sharan of India and partner Igor Zelenay of Slovakia, clinched Men’s Doubles Title at ATP Tour Tennis Tournament held in St. Petersburg in Russia. In the final, the duo defeated Italian pair of Matteo Berrettini and Simone Bolelli (with 6-3, 3-6, 10-8). Key Highlights It was the 3rd title of season for Divij, who ..

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75 years since WWII siege of Leningrad

Russian marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the devastating World War II siege by Nazi forces with a large military parade at ST. Petersburg which was then called as Leningrad. Siege of Leningrad After the invasion of Soviet Union by Nazi Germany in June 1941, the German Army approached Leningrad from the west and ..

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First-ever India Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue held at St. Petersburg

The first-ever India Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue was held at St. Petersburg in Russia. Indian side was led by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar and Russian delegation headed by Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin. Key Facts The two-day forum provided participants platform to discuss development of bilateral ties in trade, investment, technology and industry. ..

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