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Jaishankar asks Lanka to fulfil hopes of Tamils

India - Sri lanka relationsApprox Read Time: 5 min India - Sri lanka relations In News: India - Sri lanka relations The Indian External Affairs Minister is visiting Sri Lanka for his first overseas visit of the year.Speaking to the media there, he talked about the commitments made by the Sri Lankan government on meaningful devolution, including the 13th Amendment. News Summary: During his visit to Sri Lanka, his first…

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India-Germany Leaders’ Video-Teleconference

India-Germany Video-conferenceApprox Read Time: 5 min India-Germany Video-conference In News: India-Germany Video-conference Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently held a video-conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Highlights of the video-conference: The two leaders discussed key issues of mutual importance, including the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, bilateral ties, regional and global issues, particularly India-EU relations.PM Modi appreciated the role of Chancellor Merkel in providing stable and strong leadership at the European and global…

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Gulf leaders sign deal to end years-long dispute

Solidarity and Stability dealApprox Read Time: 5 min In News: Gulf leaders have signed a “solidarity and stability” deal to restore diplomatic relations between Qatar and four Arab states, and end the three year embargo against Qatar. News Summary: Gulf leaders have signed a “solidarity and stability” deal to restore diplomatic relations between Qatar and four Arab states, and end the three year embargo against Qatar.The four Arab states, Qatar, along with…

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Global Updates: Iran starts enriching Uranium up to 20%, seizes tanker in strait

Iran starts enriching Uranium up to 20%Approx Read Time: 6 min In News: Iran starts enriching Uranium Iran has again begun enriching uranium to levels unseen since its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. News Summary: Iran has again begun enriching uranium to levels unseen since its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.It has also seized a South Korean-flagged tanker near the crucial Strait of Hormuz, in a challenge to…

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Jaishankar meets Qatar leaders, talks economic and security ties

Jaishankar meets Qatar leadersApprox Read Time: 5 min Jaishankar meets Qatar leaders In News: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar recently visited Qatar. On his visit, Mr. Jaishankar met Qatar’s Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani as well as other top leaders of the Gulf country. Highlights of the visit: The agenda of the visit to Qatar included discussions on bilateral, regional as well as international issues.Discussions were held on ways to strengthen…

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EU & UK clinch narrow Brexit accord

UK-EU post-Brexit trade dealApprox Read Time: 5 min In News: The EU and the UK have sealed a limited UK-EU post-Brexit trade deal. News Summary: The EU and the UK have sealed a limited UK-EU post-Brexit trade deal that aims to lay the groundwork for long-term future cooperation.The deal, which must be ratified by the British and European Parliaments.Once it is signed off and the text published in the EU’s official journal,…

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India, Uzbekistan sign 9 pacts, vows to fight terror

India, Uzbekistan sign 9 pactsApprox Read Time: 3 min India, Uzbekistan sign 9 pacts In News: Indian PM Narendra Modi and Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed nine MoU during the first ever bilateral virtual summit. News Summary: India and Uzbekistan held talks on the Afghan peace process, combating terrorism together and confirmation by India on a $448 million line of credit.Both sides emphasized on an Afghan led and Afghan controlled…

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India, Vietnam to boost Indo-Pacific Cooperation

Indo Pacific CooperationApprox Read Time: 4 min Indo Pacific Cooperation In News: The Prime Ministers of India and Vietnam took part in a virtual bilateral summit, and agreed to boost cooperation in the Indo –Pacific region. News Summary: India and Vietnam, in the bilateral virtual summit, agreed to cooperation in the Indo-pacific region in the face of growing Chinese aggression in the region.While India is currently locked in a military…

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