President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen has declared state of emergency for 30 days on grounds of threat to national security. The declaration with effect to emergency has been made on November 4, 2015. Background The former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, who belongs to the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) was convicted of charges of using... Continued.
Justin Trudeau (43) became the second youngest PM of Canada. 4 Indo-Canadians in Trudeau Cabinet Harjit Sajjan He is Canadian Sikh who has sworn-in as Defence Minister of Canada. Amarjeet Sohi Sohi has sworn in as Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. Navdeep Bains Canadian Sikh was sworn in Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic... Continued.
China, world most populous country has announced to abandon its three decades-long one-child policy and changed it to two-child policy. The change of policy is intended to Balance population development world’s second largest economy. Address the challenge of unnatural negative demographics due to rising numbers of old age population as well as concerns over declining... Continued.
China has strongly condemned US warship’s passage near disputed artificial islands in the South China Sea spiraling tensions between both nations. On 22 October 2015, guided missile destroyer USS Lassen had entered the 12-nautical mile zone claimed by China around Zhubi reefs in the Spratly archipelago in South China Sea. China is claiming its full... Continued.
The Third India and Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) has adopted a Delhi Declaration 2015 and India-Africa Framework for Strategic Cooperation. These agreements were adopted at the conclusion of third Summit which was attended by India and all 54 African countries in New Delhi. Delhi Declaration-2015 Calls for continued collaboration in the fields of peace and... Continued.
United States has announced to extend its military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2016 as per shift in policy to further cooperate for fighting terrorists. It was confirmed by US President Barack Obama by announcing that around 5,500 troops will be present in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017. Originally all except a small embassy-based... Continued.
Pranab Mukherjee became first Indian President to address Israeli Parliament Knesset. He addressed the Knesset during his official visit to 3 countries of west Asia viz. Jordan, Palestine and Israel. He is also the first Indian President to make a state visit to Israel.... Continued.
India has given a grant of five million US Dollars to Palestine as Budgetary assistance. It was given by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee to his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. Indian President visited Palestine as part of his three Western Asian countries Jordan, Palestine and Israel. India also ensured Palestine that it continues to... Continued.
China has operationalised the Zam Hydropower Station built on Brahmaputra River which has raised concerns in India over the likelihood of disrupting water supplies of River. Key facts The dam is considered to be the world’s highest-altitude hydropower station and largest of its kind. The power station is located in Tibet and is considered as... Continued.
Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) on Languages: It seeks to promote German as a foreign language in India and promote modern Indian Languages in Germany. Accordingly, Union government has decided to resume German as language taught at Kendriya Vidalays.... Continued.