Category Archives: International

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

Modi and Japanese PM jointly lay foundation stone for bullet train

Modi and Japanese PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe jointly laid the foundation stone for the high-speed bullet train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The train will cover a distance of over 500 km in around two hours. The project is expected to be completed by 2022. Japan has extended a soft loan for the ambitious project conceptualised… Read More

India to grant gratis visa to Myanmarese citizens

India to grant gratis visa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi  announced that India will grant gratis visa to Myanmarese citizens wanting to visit the country.Modi made the announcement during his joint press statement with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi after the two leaders held wide-ranging talks here.

“I am pleased to announce that we have decided to grant gratis (no-cost)… Read More

India and Myanmar sign 11 MoUs in in a range of Sectors

India and Myanmar

India and Myanmar have signed 11 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) agreements in a range of sectors, including one on maritime security cooperation. The MoUs were signed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Nay Pyi Taw .

Besides the MoU to strengthen maritime security cooperation,… Read More

Prabhat Kumar appointed Ambassador to Kazakhstan

Prabhat Kumar IFS

Shri Prabhat Kumar IFS (1991) presently Ambassador of India to Colombia has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Kazakhstan. He is expected to take up the assignment shortly .

Mr. Prabhat Kumar presented credentials to the Vice President of Ecuador, H.E. Mr. Jorge Glas on 3 September, 2014 in Quito as he is also concurrently accredited… Read More

Ravi Bangar appointed as Ambassador to Colombia

Ravi Bangar IFS

Shri Ravi Bangar IFS (1982), presently High Commissioner of India to Republic of Cyprus has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Colombia.He is expected to take up the assignment shortly.

Shri Ravi Bangar was appointed High Commissioner of India to Cyprus in 2013 and arrived in.Cyprus on 13 December 2013. He presented his credentials to H.E. Mr.… Read More

Sanjiv Kohli concurrently accredited High Commissioner to Niue

Sanjiv Kohli IFS

Shri Sanjiv Kohli IFS (1988), presently High Commissioner of India to New Zealand, has been concurrently accredited as the next High Commissioner of India to Niue, with residence in Wellington.He is expected to take up his assignment shortly.

Mr. Sanjiv Kohli joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1988 after a brief stint with the Indian Railways. He is a graduate… Read More

Culture Minister participates in 2nd Meeting of BRICS

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Culture and Tourism has said that India attaches importance to its engagements with BRICS which has emerged as a valuable forum for consultation, coordination and cooperation on contemporary global issues of mutual interest and has helped promote mutual understanding. Addressing at the “Second… Read More