U.S. imposes sanction against Indian petrochemical company for ‘clandestine’ Iran oil purchases

Source: The post is based on the article “U.S. imposes sanctions against Indian petrochemical company for ‘clandestine’ Iran oil purchases” published in The Hindu on 1st October 2022. What is the News? The US has imposed sanctions on Mumbai-based firm Tibalaji Petrochem Pvt. Ltd for carrying out the oil trade with Iran. Background In 2018,… Continue reading U.S. imposes sanction against Indian petrochemical company for ‘clandestine’ Iran oil purchases

India climbs to the 40th rank in the Global Innovation Index of WIPO; a huge leap of 41 places in 7 years

Source: The post is based on the article “India climbs to the 40th rank in the Global Innovation Index of WIPO; a huge leap of 41 places in 7 years” published in PIB on 30th September 2022. What is the News? The Global Innovation Index 2022 has been released by the World Intellectual Property Organization… Continue reading India climbs to the 40th rank in the Global Innovation Index of WIPO; a huge leap of 41 places in 7 years

Palm oil alliance formed by 5 South Asian countries

Source: The post is based on the article “Palm oil alliance formed by 5 South Asian countries” published in Financial Express on 23rd September 2022 What is the News? Edible oil trade associations from five palm oil importing countries in South Asia – India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal announced the setting up of Asian… Continue reading Palm oil alliance formed by 5 South Asian countries

G4 countries highlight ‘urgent need’ for reform in the U.N. Security Council

Source: The post is based on the article “G4 countries highlight ‘urgent need’ for reform in the U.N. Security Council” published in The Hindu on 24th September 2022. What is the News? India’s External Affairs Minister met with his counterparts from Germany, Brazil and Japan under The Group of Four(G4) banner. What is the Group… Continue reading G4 countries highlight ‘urgent need’ for reform in the U.N. Security Council

India announces the launch of the “Innovation Roadmap of the Mission Integrated Biorefineries” developed by co-leads and active inputs from Brazil, Canada, EC and the UK

Source: The post is based on the article “India announces the launch of the “Innovation Roadmap of the Mission Integrated Biorefineries” developed by co-leads and active inputs from Brazil, Canada, EC and the UK ” published in PIB on 23rd September 2022 What is the News? The Government of India has announced the launch of… Continue reading India announces the launch of the “Innovation Roadmap of the Mission Integrated Biorefineries” developed by co-leads and active inputs from Brazil, Canada, EC and the UK

UNESCO inaugurates 2022 State of the Education Report for India: Artificial Intelligence in Education

Source: The post is based on the article “UNESCO inaugurates 2022 State of the Education Report for India: Artificial Intelligence in Education” published in TOI on 21st September 2022 What is the News? United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched its State of the Education Report for India: Artificial Intelligence in Education. The… Continue reading UNESCO inaugurates 2022 State of the Education Report for India: Artificial Intelligence in Education

China remains a formidable challenge, says Navy Chief

Source: The post is based on the article “China remains a formidable challenge, says Navy Chief” published in The Hindu on 20th September 2022. What is the News? The Chief of Naval Staff(CNS) has addressed a seminar titled “Security Challenges” that India faces. What are the key highlights from the seminar? China’s presence in the… Continue reading China remains a formidable challenge, says Navy Chief

AIBD Unanimously extends India’s Presidency for one more year

Source: The post is based on the article “AIBD Unanimously extends India’s Presidency for one more year” published in PIB on 20th September 2022. What is the News? The 47th Asia-pacific Institute of Broadcasting Development (AIBD) Annual Gathering meeting was held in New Delhi. At this meeting, the member countries have decided to extend India’s… Continue reading AIBD Unanimously extends India’s Presidency for one more year

Scandinavian social democracy

Source: The post is based on the article “Scandinavian social democracy” published in The Hindu on 20th September 2022. What is the News? The Nordic model of social democracy offers lessons to the developing world including countries like India despite the myriad complexities of diversities. What is the Nordic Model? The Nordic model, also known… Continue reading Scandinavian social democracy

India considers laying more petro pipelines for Nepal

Source: The post is based on the article “India considers laying more petro pipelines for Nepal” published in Livemint on 20th September 2022. What is the News? India is considering setting up more pipelines for transporting refined petroleum products such as diesel to Nepal. Dependence of Nepal on India for petroleum products Nepal is significantly… Continue reading India considers laying more petro pipelines for Nepal