Category Archives: International

Petroleum Minister wishes the best to Team India for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

Petroleum Minister

In a move to motivate the competitors representing India at the world stage, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan extended his best wishes to the vibrant team from India which will represent the country at the WorldSkills International Abu Dhabi 2017, scheduled from 14thRead More

Nisha Desai Biswal appointed president | US India Business Council

Nisha Desai Biswal

Ms. Nisha Desai Biswal, former Indian-American assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia has been appointed as the new president of US India Business Council (USIBC). Ms Biswal was the assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, in which capacity she spearheaded the India and South Asia policy of the previous Obama Administration.… Read More

India seeks zero tolerance against crimes by UN personnel

India seeks zero tolerance

India sought zero tolerance against criminal acts committed by personnel working on UN missions globally, saying such crimes are highly damaging for the image and credibility of the world body.

Addressing a committee meeting of the UN General Assembly, First Secretary at Permanent Mission of India to the UN, Yedla Umasankar said that at a broader level, the… Read More

GST to facilitate ease of doing business | European Union

GST Collection

The European Union (EU) gave thumbs up to India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) saying the new tax regime would facilitate ease of doing business.

Visiting EU leaders also welcomed India’s efforts to promote economic and social development and expressed interest in participating in initiatives such as ‘Make in India’ ‘Digital… Read More

Oil shipment a significant milestone in India-US partnership

Oil shipment a significant milestone in India-US partnership

The US administration has said that with the arrival of first American oil shipment in Odisha this week marks a significant milestone in India-US partnership. The first of a series of new shipments of crude oil from the United States reached Odisha on 2nd of this month.

US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters at her daily news conference… Read More

Rescue of US citizen from Leh by IAF Helicopter


IAF was requested by US Embassy through Ministry of Defence to help in locating and rescue of US citizen Ms Margaret Allen Stone. Ms Stone had set out for trekking in the Ladakh region and had been held up in Zhingchan area at a distance of 75 Km from Leh since 06 Sep 17 due to injury. Her condition had deteriorated during this prolonged period of lack of care. She was… Read More

Belarus and India MoU in oil and gas sector approved

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Belarus in oil and gas sector

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Belarus in the oil and gas sector. The MoU was signed on 12th September, 2017 during the visit of President of Belarus to India.

The MoU will promote bilateral relationship between India and Belarus… Read More

US and India renew commitment to collaborate on Health sector

India, US

India and the United States have renewed their commitment to work together in the healthcare sector for better addressing the health challenges faced by the people of the two countries. The India-US Health Dialogue concluded in New Delhi .

The experts deliberated on issues of bilateral importance, including communicable and non-communicable diseases,… Read More

Etihad Airways launches fly now pay later scheme

Etihad Airways

The UAE’s flag carrier Etihad Airways has launched a ‘fly now and pay later’ scheme which provides people an option of paying the ticket fare in monthly instalments, the airline said.The Abu Dhabi-based airline said the initiative is designed to allow families to book flights with convenience as payment plans have been tailored to meet… Read More

Suresh Prabhu reaches Korea for ASEM and CEPA

Suresh Prabhu

Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu has arrived in the Republic of Korea, to participate in the 7th Asia-Europe (ASEM) Economic Ministers meeting and the 3rd Joint Ministerial Review of the India-Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). During the 7th ASEM meeting on Friday, Mr Prabhu reiterated India’s commitment… Read More

Harsh Kumar Jain appointed Ambassador to Slovak Republic

Harsh Kumar Jain IFS

Shri Harsh Kumar Jain IFS (1993), presently Ambassador of India to the Republic of Kazakhstan has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Slovak Republic.He is expected to take up the assignment shortly.

Shri Harsh Kumar Jain served as Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Engineering College, Kota (now Rajasthan Technical University).… Read More

India, Japan sign open sky agreement

India, Japan sign

The Sports Authority of India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nippon Sports Science University, Japan (NSSU) to facilitate and deepen international education cooperation.

The NSSU signed another MoU with the Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE)for the same purpose.Apart from this, SAI and (LNIPE) signed… Read More