India, UK keen on sealing FTA by end of 2022:Basics Explained

British counterpart Boris Johnson was on 2-day visit to India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson, during their talk, agreed to expand the India-UK defence partnership; two sides agreed on a new and expanded defence and…

Fourth India-U.S. 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue: Indo-US Relations

Fourth India-U.S. 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue was held between US Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense and Minister of Defence and Minister of External Affairs from the Indian side. Both countries seek to continue to promote a resilient, rules-based international…

U.N. suspends Russia from human rights body: Basics Explained

The United Nations General Assembly suspended Russia from the U.N. Human Rights Council over reports of “gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights” in Ukraine. India abstained from the vote. President: Federico Villegas. India was re-elected to the…

India Australia signed Trade Agreement: Basics Explained

India and Australia inked the India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement in a virtual ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison. The move will benefit Indian exporters from over 6,000 broad sectors, including textiles,…

14th India-Japan Annual Summit: Basics Explained

14th India-Japan Annual Summit, in Delhi, celebrated the 70th anniversary of India establishing diplomatic relations with post-War Japan. Both nations launched a Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) for cooperation towards achieving sustainable economic growth, addressing climate change, and ensuring energy security….

The ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ of Kolkata’s Puja: Basics Explained

Unesco’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage put “Durga Puja in Kolkata” on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.              According to UNESCO, “cultural heritage does not…

India re-elected to International Maritime Organization Council: Basics Explained

India was re-elected to International Maritime Organization Council after elections were held at its Assembly in London for the 2022-23 biennium. India’s election falls under the Category of 10 states with “the largest interest in international seaborne trade“, alongside Australia,…