India beats China, becomes member of UN’s ECOSOC body

India has been elected as a member of the United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women, a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). India, Afghanistan and China had contested the elections to the Commission on Status of Women….

India entitled to compensation in Italian marines case, rules international tribunal

An international Arbitral Tribunal ruled that Indian courts cannot judge the marines as they enjoy immunity as State officials.                  The Tribunal decided that India is entitled to payment of compensation in connection with…

India elected non-permanent member of UN Security Council

India was elected as non-permanent member of the powerful UN Security Council for a two-year term winning 184 votes in the 193-member General Assembly.  Along with India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway also won the Security Council elections as non-permanent members. Other non permanent members are: Estonia, Niger, Saint…

Women peacekeepers from Brazil and India share UN military gender award

For the first time, the UN Military Gender Advocate award has been awarded to two UN peacekeepers: Commander Carla Monteiro de Castro Araujo, a Brazilian Naval officer, and Major Suman Gawani, of the Indian Army. The award, created in 2016, recognizes the dedication and…

Lipulekh dispute: Nepal’s new map includes parts of Indian territory

Nepal’s Cabinet has endorsed a new political map showing Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura under its territory, amid a border dispute with India.India inaugurated a road that crosses through Lipu Lekh Pass, part of an area both countries claim as their own. …

World Bank to provide $1 billion loan to India for social protection

The World Bank had cleared a $1 billion assistance to India for social protection.The support for social protection will be funded in two phases– an allocation of $750 million before the end of June a $250 million second tranche by June, 2021. In the first…

PM Narendra Modi participated in NAM virtual summit on coronavirus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi ,during NAM virtual summit, said the novel coronavirus outbreak has exposed the limitations of the current global order and, after the pandemic, the world will need a new template of globalisation based on fairness and equality, He…