36th Edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol(CORPAT)

Source: PIB What is the News? The 36th Edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol(CORPAT) is being conducted. Indian Naval Ship(INS) Saryu, an indigenously built Offshore Patrol Vessel, is participating in the 36th Edition of the CORPAT. About India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol(CORPAT): India and Indonesia have been carrying out Coordinated Patrols (CORPAT) exercise along the International Maritime Boundary… Continue reading 36th Edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol(CORPAT)

3rd Arctic Science Ministerial

Source: PIB What is the News? The Government of India has participated in the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3). About Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3): Arctic Science Ministerial(ASM) is a global platform for discussing research and cooperation in the Arctic region. Organized by: Iceland and Japan have jointly organized the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial(ASM3). It is… Continue reading 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial

Why has the US changed its mind on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline?

Source: Indian Express What is the News? The United States has now signaled its approval for the completion of a Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany. About Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Project: Nord Stream 2 Pipeline is a 1,200 km-long offshore natural gas pipeline being constructed from Russia to Germany across the Baltic… Continue reading Why has the US changed its mind on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline?

Indian Navy exercise with UK’s Royal Navy carrier strike group

Source: PIB What is the News? The Indian Navy took part in a bilateral Passage Exercise(PASSEX) with the UK Royal Navy Carrier Strike Group(CSG)-21 in the Bay of Bengal. Passage Exercise(PASSEX): Passage Exercise will take place between the two navies to ensure that the navies are able to communicate and cooperate in times of war… Continue reading Indian Navy exercise with UK’s Royal Navy carrier strike group

UNESCO strips Liverpool of its world heritage status

Source: The Hindu What is the News? The English city of Liverpool has been removed from UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. When was Liverpool added to UNESCO World Heritage Site? Liverpool was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, joining cultural landmarks such as the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal… Continue reading UNESCO strips Liverpool of its world heritage status

Explained: India’s Afghanistan investment

Source: Indian Express What is the News? Taliban’s possible takeover in Afghanistan threatens not just India’s diplomatic stakes in Afghanistan, but also 20 years and $3 billion worth of Indian investment in various projects — dams, roads, trade infrastructure. India’s Investment in Afghanistan: India has built vital roads, dams, electricity transmission lines and substations, schools,… Continue reading Explained: India’s Afghanistan investment

Rail Cargo movement between India and Nepal gets a big boost

Source: PIB What is the News? India and Nepal have signed a Letter of Exchange(LoE) to revise the 2004 India-Nepal Rail Services Agreement(RSA). What does the revised agreement contain? The revised agreement allows all authorized cargo train operators to utilize the Indian railway network to carry Nepal’s container and other freight – both bilateral between… Continue reading Rail Cargo movement between India and Nepal gets a big boost

India-UK hold Financial Market dialogue via virtual mode

Source: PIB What is the News? India and the United Kingdom(UK) held the inaugural meeting of the India-UK Financial Markets Dialogue virtually. About India-UK Financial Markets Dialogue: India-UK Financial Markets Dialogue was established at the 10th Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD) in October 2020 to deepen bilateral ties in the financial sector. The dialogue was… Continue reading India-UK hold Financial Market dialogue via virtual mode

Cairn says it has got court nod to attach 20 Indian assets in Paris

Source: The Hindu What is the News? Britain’s Cairn Energy Company has secured an order from a French court authorising the freezing of 20 Indian government properties in Paris valued at over 20 million euros. What is the issue all about? In 2006-07, Cairn UK had transferred shares of Cairn India Holdings to Cairn India,… Continue reading Cairn says it has got court nod to attach 20 Indian assets in Paris

Deaths by exposure to hazardous chemicals increased 29% between 2016 and 2019: WHO

Source: Down To Earth What is the News? The World Health Organization(WHO) has released estimates on the Impact of hazardous chemicals on Public Health. Key Findings: Deaths due to Hazardous Chemicals Exposure: Deaths due to exposure to hazardous chemicals worldwide have increased by 29% in 2019 from what they were in 2016. Two million people… Continue reading Deaths by exposure to hazardous chemicals increased 29% between 2016 and 2019: WHO