Category Archives: International

AAI signed MoU with Honeywell Technology Solutions

AAI Honeywell

Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab Pvt. Ltd. to develop a long term collaboration in the field of aviation technologies, systems and procedures, with emphasis on improving safety, security, efficiency, capacity and environmental aspects of India’s aviation operations… Read More

India and UK upgrade joint research on clean water & clean energy

India and UK

UK-India research projects on ‘Water Quality Research’ and ‘Energy Demand Reduction in Built Environment’were launched today by Dr V K Saraswat, Member, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, Professor Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DST) India and Daniel Shah, Director, Research… Read More

Bengaluru to host Annual Conference on Pharma Industry & Medical Devices

india Medical Device 2018

“Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme announced by the Government, popularly called as ‘Namo-Care’, has the potential to turn India into the largest pharma manufacturer of the world in about three years”, Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Ananth Kumar, said while inaugurating the third edition… Read More

Ashok Das appointed Ambassador to Brazil

Ashok Das appointed Ambassador to Brazil

Shri Ashok Das IFS (1987), presently Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Federative Republic of Brazil. He is expected to take up his assignment shortly.

Shri  Das is a career diplomat and joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1987.  He has served in India’s diplomatic missions… Read More

Foreign Tourist Arrivals registers 8.4% growth in January, 2018

Domestic and Foreign Tourist

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI).

The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FTAs on e-Tourist Visa during the month of January, 2018:-

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):Read More

Seven Garhwal Rifles Infantry Battalion inducted in South Sudan

Seven Garhwal Rifles

To support the United Nations efforts in bringing peace and normalcy in a war torn country of South Sudan, Indian Army is contributing approx 2300 personnel. Seven Garhwal Rifles Infantry battalion group of the Indian Army is currently being inducted to South Sudan from IGI Airport, New Delhi. It is a matter of great pride for the unit and the Garhwal Rifles Regiment,… Read More

P K Rawat concurrently accredited as Ambassador to Timor-Leste

P K Rawat concurrently accredited as Ambassador

Shri Pradeep Kumar Rawat IFS (1990), presently Ambassador of India to Jakarta, has been concurrently accredited as the next Ambassador of India to Timor-Leste, with residence in Jakarta.He is expected to take up the assignment shortly.

Shri Rawat joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1990. He opted to learn Mandarin Chinese as his foreign language and served… Read More

Oman and India sign 8 MoUs in Defence, Health and Tourism sectors

India and Oman sign MoU

India and Oman have signed eight Memoranda of Understanding in different areas during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to the Gulf nation. The fields in which the agreements were inked include defence, health and tourism.

An MoU on legal and judicial co-operation in civil and commercial matters was also signed. The agreements were inked… Read More

Indian Consortium led by ONGC to acquire 10% Stake in Lower Zakum Concession, Offshore Abu Dhabi


An Indian Consortium led by ONGC Videsh, wholly owned subsidiary and overseas arm of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), BPRL & IOCL signed a pact for acquisition of 10% participating interest in the ADNOC Group owned offshore Lower Zakum Concession for 40 years from 2018 to 2057. This is the first time that Indian oil & gas companies have… Read More

Emirates Group expected to invest 30,000 Cr in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh government

The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday signed a MoU with the Emirates Group which is expected to bring in investment of Rs 30,000 crore to the state, officials said.The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board and the international aviation holding company during Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu’s… Read More

Rakesh Kumar gets extension as Head, Strategic Planning & State Outreach in UNDP


In an Indian Bureaucracy appointment news update,  Dr. Rakesh Kumar IAS (Uttarakhand 1992) presently Head, Strategic Planning and State Outreach in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at New Delhi  has been given extension in tenure of foreign assignment for a period of two years. wishes Dr. Rakesh Kumar the very best.… Read More

Navika Sagar Parikrama – Tarini departs Port Stanley, Falklands


Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini left Port Stanley on 04 Feb 18 for its onwards journey to Cape Town (South Africa). INSV Tarini had arrived at Port Stanley on 21 January 2018 after completion of third leg of it’s maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe. This historic circumnavigation attempt by an all-women crew is being led by Lieutenant Commander… Read More