NAM backs Venezuela President, slams U.S. policies (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II)

NAM Summit held in VenezuelaThe Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) wrapped up a summit in Venezuela with an expression of support for its embattled host, President Nicolas Maduro, and condemning U.S. “interventionism” around the world. The 120-member group issued a statement at the end of the two-day meeting calling for peace, urging world powers not to meddle

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India makes list, plans outreach to 68 countries (Relevant for GS Mains Paper II)

Initiative by External Affairs Ministry Taking the Modi government’s commitment to reach out to all countries worldwide, the Ministry of External Affairs has issued letters to various Ministers “assigning” them dozens of specific countries to engage with. Statement issued by Sushma Swaraj “By 2016-end, we will not leave any country where Indian Ministers have not gone.”

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SAARC Summit scheduled to be held in Islamabad in November, no change in official stand on PM’s SAARC visit: Official (Relevant for GS Paper III, Topic: International Relations)

Response by Indian High commissioner India has not changed its position on the participation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the SAARC summit scheduled to be held in Islamabad in November this year in the last one month. Doubtful status of India’s participation was on account of: 1. Following the cold reception to Home Minister

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