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US President elect Joe Biden unveils 1.9 trillion dollar Coronavirus relief package


Washington:15/1/21:US President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a 1.9 trillion dollar Coronavirus emergency relief package. The stimulus plan underscores Biden’s intent to aggressively shore up a deteriorating economy and address the devastation wrought by the pandemic. It is designed to provide another infusion of federal aid for families, businesses, and local governments confronting a surge of Covid cases. Biden’s plan includes ...

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India and Japan Sign MoU to Enhance Cooperation in the Field of ICT


Newdelhi:15/1/21:India and Japan signed MoU to enhance cooperation in the field of Information and Communications Technologies today. MoU was signed by Union Minister for Communications, Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad and the Japanese Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Takeda Ryota and it was exchanged through a video conference today. Department of Telecom, Government of India and Ministry of ...

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Indonesian Embassy Lounge Named After Biju Patnaik


New Delhi: 11/1/21:The heroics of late Biju Patnaik in the Indonesian Freedom Movement earned him another honour as the Indonesian Embassy in New Delhi dedicated a room in his name. It features many pictures and memorabilia of the great fighter pilot and patriot Biju Patnaik, including the ones from the Indonesian Air Force who sacrificed their lives in the movement. ...

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has requested India for 2 million doses of Covishield vaccine


Newdelhi:10/1/21; Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has requested India for 2 million doses of Covishield vaccine produced indigenously by the Serum Institute of India, Pune. Mr. Bolsonaro has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expedite the shipment of the Covishield vaccine to Brazil without affecting India’s vaccination program. Mr. Bolsonaro’s letter, released by his press office, comes amid ...

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India calls for introspection within UN Security Council over lack of representation of African countries


Newdelhi:7/1/21:India has called for introspection within UN Security Council over the lack of representation of African countries among its permanent members. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said, even though more than half of the issues on the agenda of the Security Council are related to Africa, the African continent does not even have a single voice amongst the permanent membership ...

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India-Germany Leaders’ Video-Teleconference


Newdelhi:6/1/21>Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a video-teleconference with his German counterpart, Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel today. The Prime Minister appreciated the long-standing role of Chancellor Merkel in providing stable and strong leadership at the European and global stage and thanked her for guiding the growth of the India-Germany Strategic Partnership. The two leaders discussed key issues of mutual ...

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Indian humanitarian assistance ship arrives at Vietnam’s Nha Rong Port


New Delhi:25/12/20: Indian Naval Ship Kiltan, carrying humanitarian assistance, arrived at Vietnam’s Nha Rong Port, Ho Chi Minh City yesterday to deliver 15 tonnes of relief material for flood-affected people. The assistance is as a part of Mission Sagar-III, India’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) assistance to Friendly Foreign Countries during the ongoing pandemic. The ship will deliver 15 ...

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India-Vietnam Leaders’ Virtual Summit


Newdelhi:21/12/20:Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a Virtual Summit with H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The two Prime Ministers reviewed ongoing bilateral cooperation initiatives, and also discussed regional and global issues.  A ‘Joint Vision for Peace, Prosperity and People’ document was adopted during the Summit, to guide the future development of the India-Vietnam ...

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Twitter Set To Transfer Presidential Accounts To Joe Biden


San Francisco:21/11/20: Twitter is going to transfer the @POTUS account to President-elect Joe Biden the day he is sworn in, even if Donald Trump does not concede. According to a report in Politico, the micro-blogging platform will take the same action for @whitehouse, @VP, @FLOTUS, and other official accounts associated with the US president. “Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition of White ...

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PM holds India – Luxembourg Virtual Summit with H.E. Xavier Bettel


Newdelhi:19/11/20:Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a Bilateral Summit with H.E. Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in virtual format today. The Prime Minister expressed his condolences on the loss of lives in Luxembourg on account of the COVID-19 global pandemic and complimented H.E. Xavier Bettel on his leadership in handling the crisis. The two Prime Ministers ...

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