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To Mitigate Damage by Forest Fires Cut Down Response Time

Forest fires are a global challenge. Sporadic and widespread forest fires happen during summer season in the dry Western Ghats, especially in the Theni and Palani hills. Recently 39 trekkers, on their way back on expedition from Kurangani to Bodi in the Western Ghats were trapped in a raging forest fire of March 11, 2018 that broke out deep in Kurangani hills reserve near Theni District in Tamil...

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Putin the Longest-Serving Leader in Modern Russia to Focus on Domestic Matters

Russian President Vladimir Putin winning his biggest ever election victory with 76.69% votes on March 19, 2018 will extend his political dominance of Russia by six years to 2024. If his term as prime minister is counted, Putin surpasses Leonid Brezhnev - whose 18-year reign ended in 1982, as the longest-serving leader in Russia's modern history. And that will also make Putin the...

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NIRF India Rankings 2018

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) India Rankings 2018on the basis of performance of Higher Educational Institutions were released in New Delhi on April 3, 2018 by Union Minister of Human Resource Development, PrakashJavadekar and 69 top institutions in 9 categories were given awards with an idea to promote quality in education and encourage competition to perform b...

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Indian & European Union’s Earth Observation Satellites Data Sharing for Economic Development

Copernicus - European Union’s Earth Observation and Monitoring Programme and Indian fleet of Remote Sensing Satellites will now be sharing Earth Observation Satellite Data to allow the benefits to extend beyond the borders of the partners, as per a landmark Cooperation Arrangement signed on March 19, 2018 at Bengaluru between European Commission (EC) and India’s Department of Sp...

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India-France Strategic Partnership on a Solid Foundation

French President Emmanuel Macron during his State Visit to India from 10 to 12 March 2018 held wide ranging discussions with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that underlined the growing convergence between the two countries on regional and international issues as the two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to deepen and strengthen bilateral ties based on shared principles and values of democr...

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India’s Splendid Performances at Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast 2018 officially known as the XXI Commonwealth Games, an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations, were held between 4 and 15 April 2018 in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; in which some of the world’s best athletes from 71 nations and territories competed in 275 events in 19 sports and 7 Para-sports; with its main venue...

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India has kept its Indus Waters Treaty commitments

Permanent Indus Commission’s 114th Meeting between India and Pakistan was held on March 29 and 30, 2018 in New Delhi to discuss Indus Water Treaty (IWT) dispute and resolution of outstanding issues. India’s Indus water commissioner PK Saxena and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) officials were part of Indian delegation and Pakistan’s six-member delegation was led by Syed Muhammad Mehar Ali Shah...

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India & Nepal to Boost Connectivity between the Two Countries

Nepal’s Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oliwason a State visit to India from April 6 to 8, 2018, at the invitation of India’s Prime Minister NarendraModi. The two Prime Ministers comprehensively reviewed the entire spectrum of multifaceted ties between the two countries,underlined the need for expeditious implementation of bilateral projects in Nepal, and to reinvigorate the existing bilateral mecha...

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Vietnam & India to have Multidimensional Engagement

President of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang during his State Visit to India from 02-04 March 2018 held delegation-level talks with the Prime Minister of India, Narenda Modi; reflecting significant deepening of bilateral relations and enhanced multidimensional engagement since the successful visit of Prime Minister Modi to Vietnam in 2016 and elevation of the relationship to a Comprehensive Strat...

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TAPI to Feed Natural Gas to Afghanistan, Pakistan & India

TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India), the long-awaited 1814-kilometers Gas pipeline project, was officially inaugurated by Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in the country’s western Herat province with the launching of construction work on the Afghan section of a natural gas pipeline near the town of Serhetabat, Turkmenistan on February 23, 2018 in the presence of  Tu...

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