A group of 778 small islands east off Argentinean coast in the South Atlantic Ocean. Two bigger Islands namely East and West Falklands have most of the population. Argentinean Name: The Malvinas Governance and Sovereignty: The Falklands are internally self-governing, but Britain is responsible for its defence and foreign affairs. The Dispute:... Continued.
As per recently released report by British Petroleum (BP) Energy Company, United States (US) became the world’s largest oil producer in 2014 surpassing Saudi Arabia. Key facts from Report Oil production: US had produced 11.6 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) i.e. 15.9% more oil in 2014. While, Saudi Arabia was placed second position... Continued.
African countries have signed a historic The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) that facilitates creation of Africa’s largest free-trade zone. This free-trade zone will cover 26 countries in an area from southernmost tip of African continent i.e. Cape Town (South Africa) to Cairo (Egypt) in the north. The pact was signed in Egypt will intent... Continued.
India has lost a poultry case against United States at World Trade Organization (WTO) after WTO’s Dispute Settlement Board (DSB) ruled that India’s ban on import of poultry meat, eggs and live pigs from US is inconsistent with the international norms. What is this case? India had banned imports of various agriculture products including poultry... Continued.
National Democratic League (NDL) NDL is a democratic socialist and liberal democratic political party in Myanmar (Burma) are currently serving as the ruling party in Parliament. Myanmar military still holds a couple of key ministries. In the 2015 general election, the NDL won an absolute majority in both houses of the Assembly, bringing in... Continued.
United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted a resolution on the protection of journalists in conflict zones. The resolution has urged member nations, governments and armed groups to take appropriate steps in order to ensure accountability for crimes committed against journalists, media professionals in situations of armed conflict. It also condemns attacks on journalists... Continued.
India and Mongolia have decided to elevate their ties to the level of Strategic partnership. In this regard a joint statement was issued after the delegation level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mongolian counterpart Saikhanbileg in Ulaan Baatar. It should be noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is first Indian PM to... Continued.
Eminent banker Kundapur Vaman Kamath was appointed as first President New Development Bank (NDB) of BRICS nations. He will have term of five year term after the bank becomes operational. Kamath is the Chairman of the India’s largest private sector bank ICICI. He was ICICI Bank’s managing director and CEO.... Continued.
President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated Namaste Russia, a festival of Indian culture in Moscow during tour in Russia. Namaste Russia will be six month long festival i.e. form May to November 2015. The festival seeks to enthrall the Russian audience with cultural events from India. The festival is being hosted under the patronage of Indian Council... Continued.
In the 2015 United Kingdom Parliamentary elections, Prime Minister David Cameron led Conservative Party won the elections. With this win, David Cameron will become Prime Minister for second term. Labour Party has emerging as largest opposition party. Scottish National Party (SNP) has emerged third largest party in this election. SNP has won 56 seats of... Continued.