PM Narendra Modi visited the United Kingdom (UK) on 18 April 2018. Prime Minister Modi will also participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London from 19-20 April 2018. Technology Partnership UK-India Tech Hub The fund has been established as part of our growing bilateral Technology Partnership. The Tech Hub will bring together... Continued.
Pipeline from Motihari in Bihar to Amlekhganj in Nepal The 69 km pipeline from Motihari in Bihar to Amlekhganj in Nepal will deliver 2 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of petroleum products to the fuel starved country and will be built at a cost of around Rs200 crore. This is the first transnational petroleum pipeline,... Continued.
Import duties levy This week has seen rounds of tit-for-tat tariffs between the U.S. and China, set off by U.S. President Donald Trump levying import duties of 25% and 10% on American steel and aluminium imports, respectively, in early March. Rationale given by Donald Trump Mr. Trump, who has repeatedly used the U.S. trade deficit... Continued.
What did the party propose? The proposal by the Communist Party of China (CPC) on February 25 to lift the two-term limit on the tenure of the President and the Vice-President has evoked a high-voltage response, at home and abroad. Theoretically, it means China’s top leader Xi Jinping can remain President for life. The implications... Continued.
International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels, ICSB 2018 (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper III)
About Mission Innovation (MI) Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative of 22 countries and the European Union to dramatically accelerate global clean energy innovation. As part of the initiative, participating countries have committed to double Clean Energy Research and Development investments over five years. Sustainable Biofuel The Sustainable Biofuel is one of the Seven... Continued.
Jaspal Atwal, involved in shooting Punjab Minister, was in Canadian delegation Visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office and the Modi government faced a major embarrassment after it emerged that a convicted terrorist and Khalistan activist from Canada had been part of the delegation’s events in Mumbai and was personally invited to a reception by... Continued.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurated the World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan. Organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the three-day summit will see participation from over 41 countries, bringing together different stakeholders in the fields of sustainable development, energy and environment sectors. The event was also attended by... Continued.
India’s backing for a sovereign, independent state is “unbroken and unwavering,” PM says in Ramallah. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said support for the Palestinian cause is a continuing thread in India’s foreign policy and hoped for an early realisation of a “sovereign, independent Palestine living in a peaceful environment”. India’s support for Palestine is “unbroken... Continued.
Details of Travel Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his three-nation West Asia tour on Friday with a stopover in the Jordanian capital, Amman, where he met King Abdullah II. Ramallah visit Mr. Modi will travel to Ramallah in the West Bank, the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority, where he will hold talks with Palestinian President... Continued.
‘As concerns not met’, New Delhi refuses to meet special envoy India rejected an offer by Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen to send a special envoy to discuss the ongoing emergency in the country, calling instead on the embattled President to first address its concerns over the suspension of constitutional rights in the Maldives. The response... Continued.