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G20 member nations to promote policies that bridges all forms of digital divide

Argentina:26/8/18:At the G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting in Salta, in the north-west of Argentina, G20 ministers and senior officials issued a declaration that reflects the G20’s commitment towards promoting “policies and actions that catalyze digital transformations. The Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting, held on 23-24 August, was attended by 33 heads of delegation- Ministers, senior officials and representatives from invited countries and international organizations, like ...

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Gen. Wei Fenghe, State Councillor and Defence Minister of China calls on PM

Newdelhi:21/8/18:Gen. Wei Fenghe, State Councillor and Defence Minister of China, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. Prime Minister Modi appreciated the increased momentum of high-level contacts between India and China in all spheres, including in the areas of defence and military exchanges. Terming India-China relations as a factor of stability in the world, the Prime Minister said that maintenance ...

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President to inaugurate “International Buddhist Conclave 2018” on 23rd August, 2018

Newdelhi:21/8/18:The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the “International Buddhist Conclave (IBC), 2018” in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 23rd August, 2018. The Minister of State (Independent charge), Shri K.J. Alphons will preside over the inaugural function. The Conclave is being organized by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the State Governments of Maharashtra, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh ...

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INS Khanjar visits Yangon, Myanmar

Newdelhi:20/8/18:INS Khanjar a Missile Corvette of Indian Navy was on a three-day visit to Yangon, Myanmar to undertake operational turn around (OTR) and as part of goodwill visit from 18 to 20 Aug 18. On arrival at Yangon, the Commanding Officer called-on Captain Tet Lwin Run, Fleet Commander 1st Fleet and the Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Shri Vikram Misri.  A joint ...

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Defence Minister of Japan calls on the Prime Minister

Newdelhi:20/8/18:Mr. Itsunori Onodera, Defence Minister of Japan, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. Prime Minister Modi recalled his long association with Japan, since before assuming office as Prime Minister, and welcomed the broadening and deepening of the Special Strategic and Global Partnership between India and Japan in recent years. Prime Minister Modi said that Defence Cooperation is a key ...

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Indonesia put up a dazzling display of colours during the Opening Ceremony of the Asian Games 2018

Jakarta:19/8/18: Indonesia put up a dazzling display of colours during the Opening Ceremony of the Asian Games 2018 at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Saturday. President Joko Widodo officially opened Asia’s biggest sporting event in a dazzling ceremony that showcased the nation’s traditional cultures. Witnessed by around 40,000 spectators, the ceremony opened with 2,200 high school dancers from ...

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Former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan died

New Delhi:18/8/18: Former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan died on Saturday at a hospital in Bern in Switzerland, after a short illness. He was 80 years old. Kofi Annan is survived by his wife and three children. An official statement was shared on Mr Annan’s Twitter handle: “It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan ...

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Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas officially announced their engagement

Mumbai:18/8/18: Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas officially announced their engagement after a pooja ceremony held at the actor’s residence here, ending months of speculation about their relationship. Both Priyanka and her beau declared their love for each other on their Instagram pages after the ceremony. Priyanka shared a photo from the ceremony where she is seen embracing Nick. “Taken.. ...

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Nobel Prize winner for Literature Naipaul, died at his home in London

London:12/8/18:  The British writer and , Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, died at his home in London at the age of 85, family sources said on Saturday. His wife, Lady Naipaul, who described the author as a giant in everything he achieved, said in a statement that “he died surrounded by all the people he loved, having lived a life full of ...

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President-elect of the United Nations General Assembly calls on Prime Minister

Newdelhi:10/11/18:Ms. Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, President-elect of the United Nations General Assembly called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today. Prime Minister congratulated Ms. Espinosa on her election to the post of President of the 73rd UN General Assembly. Ms. Espinosa shared her priorities for the upcoming session of the UN General Assembly. Prime Minister assured her of India’s full ...

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