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Global Updates: Iran hails lifting of UN arms embargo

Iran hails lifting of UN arms embargoApprox Read Time: 5 min Iran hails lifting of UN arms embargo In News: Iran hails lifting of UN arms embargo A decade-long UN arms embargo on Iran has expired on 18th of October, as planned under its nuclear deal with world powers, despite objections from the United States.The arms embargo had barred Iran from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets. News…


Signal to China: Quad navies to sail together

Quad navies to sail togetherApprox Read Time: 3 min Quad navies to sail together (US, India, Japan & Australia) In News: Quad navies to sail together In the backdrop of recent border military confrontation with China, India has finally invited Australia to take part in its top-notch trilateral Malabar naval exercises with the US and Japan to be held in November this year. News Summary: The 24th edition of Malabar…


PM Modi assures Abdullah Abdullah of India’s support for Afghan peace process

Indo-Afghan Peace EffortsApprox Read Time: 6 min Indo-Afghan Peace Efforts In News: Indo-Afghan Peace Efforts Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation in Afghanistan, is on a 5 day visit to India.Abduallah is playing a lead role in the Afghan peace process. News Summary: Indo-Afghan Peace Efforts Modi Meets AbdullahPM Modi had a meeting with Chairman of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) Abdullah Abdullah.Abdullah thanked…


India, Japan finalize text of pact for AI, 5G

India - Japan strategic dialogueApprox Read Time: 6 min In News: The 13th India-Japan foreign ministers’ strategic dialogue took place recently.It saw the two sides finalizing the text of a cyber security agreement that promotes cooperation in 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) apart from security and resilience in the areas of Critical Information Infrastructure. Highlights of the Strategic Dialogue: Reaffirming the mutual trust and shared values, both side reviewed…

IEA: India will lead global recovery in energy demand
World Energy Outlook 2020

IEA: India will lead global recovery in energy demand

World Energy Outlook 2020Approx Read Time: 3 min World Energy Outlook 2020 In News: The International Energy Agency (IEA), recently released the World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2020.The World Energy Outlook 2020, focuses on the important period of the next 10 years, exploring different pathways out of the pandemic. About: World Energy Outlook The annual World Energy Outlook is the International Energy Agency's flagship publication, widely recognised as the most authoritative source for…


Editorial Analysis: Vietnam is exporting its way to prosperity

Vietnam's SuccessApprox Read Time: 4 min Vietnam's Success Vietnam's success in containing Covid pandemic: Within days of China’s announcing the first case of Covid-19, Vietnam urged its 100 million citizens to identify carriers and trace contacts, contacts of contacts etc.Rapid isolation of outbreaks has kept Vietnam’s death rate among the four lowest in the world – well under one death per million people. This allowed Vietnam get its businesses running:…


What IMF data say about per capita GDP of India and Bangladesh

World Economic OutlookApprox Read Time: 2 min World Economic Outlook In News: According to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook 2020 report, India will fall below Bangladesh in terms of per capita gross domestic product in 2020.The IMF has projected the Indian economy to contract by 10.3% in 2020-21 and the global growth is projected to contract by 4.4 per cent.India’s per capita GDP is expected to fall to $1,877 in 2020 from $2100 in 2019, a decline of…


India uses Pak’s ‘rant’ to retaliate at commonwealth meet

Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers MeetingApprox Read Time: 4 min Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting In News: At the 20th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting (CFAMM) held virtually, India slammed Pakistan for misusing the forum to pursue its own ill-conceived agenda. News Summary: The 20th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting (CFAMM) took place recently in a first ever virtual meeting.During the meeting, Foreign Ministers discussed Commonwealth responses to the COVID19 pandemic…

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