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Indonesia kicks off one of the world’s biggest one-day elections

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Indonesia:17/4/19: Indonesia kicks off one of the world’s biggest one-day elections today, pitting president Joko Widodo against ex-general Prabowo Subianto in a race to lead the nation. More than 190 million Indonesians are set to cast a ballot. A record 245,000 candidates are running for public office in the world’s third-biggest democracy, from the presidency and parliamentary seats to local ...

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Cabinet approves Cooperation Agreement between India and Denmark in the field of Renewable Energy

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Newdelhi:15/4/19:The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for a Cooperation Agreement between Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India and Ministry for Energy, Utilities and Climate of the Kingdom of Denmark on strategic sector cooperation in the field of Renewable Energy with a focus on Offshore Wind Energy and a Letter of ...

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Shallu Jindal receives Aekalavya Award 2019 at Singapore

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Bhubaneswar:15/4/19:Renowned Kuchipudi danseuse and Co-Chairperson of JSPL Foundation Smt. Shallu Jindal has been honoured with Aekalavya Award 2019 for her contribution in the field of ‘Indian Classical Dance’ during 11th season of the Award ceremony held at Singapore’s prestigious historical venue Victoria Theatre. She received the award from Padmabibhushan Shilpiguru Shri Raghunath Mohapatra in presence of Odishi dance Guru Dr. ...

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UK, European Union agree to extend Brexit until 31st October

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United Kingdom:11/4/19:The UK and the European Union have agreed to extend Brexit until October 31. The decision was taken at an emergency meeting in Brussels yesterday where the EU leaders agreed to offer British Prime Minister Theresa May a six-month extension. Accepting the offer, Ms May said the UK would still aim to leave the EU as soon as possible. ...

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Annual Indo-Russian Forum for Media Cooperation proposed

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Newdelhi:4/54/19:A Russian Delegation led by the Russian Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, H.E Mr. Alexey Volin, including the Ambassador of Russian Federation to India, H.E. Mr. Nikolay Kudashev and other delegates met Shri Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of I&B today. It was mutually agreed during the meeting that an Annual Indo-Russian Forum for Media Cooperation be ...

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UAE has conferred the prestigious Zayed Medal on Prime Minister Modi

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Newdelhi:4/4/19:UAE has conferred the prestigious Zayed Medal on Prime Minister Modi, the highest decoration awarded to kings, presidents and heads of states. The award comes in appreciation of Prime Minister Modi’s role in consolidating the long-standing friendship and joint strategic cooperation between the two countries. A report from our correspondent. “Never have the relationship and bond between the two countries ...

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Trump administration has approved the sale of 24 multi-role MH-60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters to India

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Newdelhi:3/4/19:The Trump administration has approved the sale of 24 multi-role MH-60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters to India at an estimated cost of 2.4 billion US dollars, the State Department has said. It is considered the world’s most advanced maritime helicopter. The choppers will provide the Indian defence forces with the capability to perform anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare missions. The US government ...

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India and Chile Signs three MoUs in the Fields of Mining, Culture and Disability

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Chile:2/4/19:The President of India, Shri Ram NathKovind, reached Santiago, Chile in the evening of March 30, 2019 – the final leg of his visit to three nations – Croatia, Bolivia and Chile. On March 31, 2019, the President visited the Pablo Neruda Museum in Santiago. He gifted a special pen to the Museum made by the family whom Gandhiji encouraged ...

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President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the plaque of the Mahatma Gandhi

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Bolivia :30/3/19: President Ram Nath Kovind today inaugurated the plaque of the Mahatma Gandhi Hall at the Gabriel Rene Moreno University in Santa Cruz during his visit to Bolivia. Addressing the gathering, President said that Mahatma Gandhi is not merely a great figure from our past, but he is a guide for our today and a beacon for our tomorrow. Mr ...

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United States has circulated a draft resolution to blacklist Masood Azhar

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United Nation:28/3/19:The United States has circulated a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council to blacklist Masood Azhar, Chief of Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad. The draft resolution condemns the Pulwama attack and says that Azhar will be added to the UN Al-Qaeda and Islamic State sanctions blacklist. It would subject Azhar to a global travel ban, an assets freeze ...

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