International Energy Agency invites India to become full-time member: Hardeep Singh Puri

Source: This post is based on the following articles:  “International Energy Agency invites India to become full-time member: Hardeep Singh Puri” published in TOI on 11th October 2021. ‘India invited to become full-time IEA member’ published in The Hindu on 11th October 2021. What is the News? The International Energy Agency (IEA) has invited India,… Continue reading International Energy Agency invites India to become full-time member: Hardeep Singh Puri

World’s most powerful passports as per Henley’s Index; India at 90th spot

Source: This post is based on the article “World’s most powerful passports as per Henley’s Index; India at 90th spot” published in TOI on 16th October 2021. What is the News? Henley & Partners has released the Henley Passport Index. What is the Henley Passport Index? Henley Passport Index(HPI) was started in 2006 as Henley &… Continue reading World’s most powerful passports as per Henley’s Index; India at 90th spot

INDIAN ARMY TEAM WINS GOLD MEDAL IN EXERCISE CAMBRIAN PATROL ORGANISED AT BRECON, WALES (UK)

Source: This post is based on the article “INDIAN ARMY TEAM WINS GOLD MEDAL IN EXERCISE CAMBRIAN PATROL ORGANISED AT BRECON, WALES (UK)” published in PIB on 17th October 2021. What is the News? A team from Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force) which represented the Indian Army at the prestigious Cambrian Patrol Exercise at Brecon, Wales,… Continue reading INDIAN ARMY TEAM WINS GOLD MEDAL IN EXERCISE CAMBRIAN PATROL ORGANISED AT BRECON, WALES (UK)

Indian Army Contingent Departs for 17th Edition of Indo-US Joint Military Exercise “Ex Yudh Abhyas 2021” at Joint Base Elmendorf – Richardson, Alaska(USA)

Source: This post is based on the article “Indian Army Contingent Departs for 17th Edition of Indo-US Joint Military Exercise Ex Yudh Abhyas 2021” published in PIB on 14th October 2021. What is the News? The 17th edition of the exercise “Yudh Abhyas” will be conducted at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Alaska, USA. About… Continue reading Indian Army Contingent Departs for 17th Edition of Indo-US Joint Military Exercise “Ex Yudh Abhyas 2021” at Joint Base Elmendorf – Richardson, Alaska(USA)

Finance Minister attends Plenary Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) of the IMF in Washington D.C.

Source: This post is based on the article “Finance Minister attends Plenary Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC)” published in PIB on 16th October 2021. What is the News? The Union Minister for Finance has recently attended the Plenary Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the Board of Governors… Continue reading Finance Minister attends Plenary Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) of the IMF in Washington D.C.

Jaishankar urges CICA foreign ministers to ensure Afghan soil not used for supporting terrorism

What is the News? India’s External Affairs Minister has attended the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures(CICA) Ministerial 2021 in Kazakhstan. What is the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures(CICA)? CICA is a multinational forum for enhancing cooperation towards promoting peace, security and stability in Asia. The idea of convening CICA was first proposed by… Continue reading Jaishankar urges CICA foreign ministers to ensure Afghan soil not used for supporting terrorism

U.K. asks India to update climate goals

What is the news?  Recently, the British Prime Minister and Indian Prime Minister had a meeting. The meeting occurred a few weeks ahead of a United Nations climate change summit in the U.K. During the meeting, the British PM urged India to update India’s NDC (Nationally Determined Contribution) targets, besides they also talked about vaccine… Continue reading U.K. asks India to update climate goals

MULTILATERAL MARITIME EXERCISE MALABAR 2021 – PHASE II IN BAY OF BENGAL 12 – 15 OCT 21

What is the News? The Indian Navy(IN) would be participating in the Second Phase of the 25th edition of the Multilateral Maritime Exercise Malabar to be conducted in the Bay of Bengal. What is Exercise Malabar? Exercise Malabar is a multilateral war-gaming naval exercise that was started in 1992. The exercise began as a bilateral… Continue reading MULTILATERAL MARITIME EXERCISE MALABAR 2021 – PHASE II IN BAY OF BENGAL 12 – 15 OCT 21

CURTAIN RAISER: 6TH EDITION OF INDIA – UK JOINT COMPANY LEVEL MILITARY TRAINING: EXERCISE AJEYA WARRIOR COMMENCES AT CHAUBATIA (UTTARAKHAND)

What is the news?  The 6th Edition of India – UK Joint Military Training Exercise Ajeya Warrior has commenced at Chaubatia (Uttarakhand). The execution of joint military operations is done in a semi-urban environment.  The second meeting of the India-U.K. Joint Working Group (JWG) on cyber capacity-building was held through videoconferencing.  What are the expected outcomes of Exercise Ajeya Warrior? … Continue reading CURTAIN RAISER: 6TH EDITION OF INDIA – UK JOINT COMPANY LEVEL MILITARY TRAINING: EXERCISE AJEYA WARRIOR COMMENCES AT CHAUBATIA (UTTARAKHAND)

U.S. expresses unease over S-400 deal

What is the news?  Recently, the American Deputy Secretary of State described the S-400 missile deal between India and Russia as dangerous, expressed hope that the India and US could solve the issue amicably.  About S-400 Triumf Missile It is a mobile, surface-to-air missile system (SAM) designed by Russia. The missile can destroy airborne targets within the range… Continue reading U.S. expresses unease over S-400 deal