India raised customs duty on all goods imported from Pakistan

India increased customs duty on all goods originating from or imported from Pakistan to 200 per cent with immediate effect. It is not very clear whether this will affect...

India Inked Security Protection Agreement with Sweden

India and Sweden signed a security protection agreement that will enable the two countries to share classified information with each other. The agreement was signed during the visit of...

UN Appointed Chandramouli Ramanathan as Controller & ASG

The United Nations has appointed Indian official Chandramouli Ramanathan to one of the topmost positions in the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC). Chandramouli Ramanathan will take...

7th Annual World Government Summit 2019

The seventh annual World Government Summit is being held in Dubai (UAE). The Summit is being attended by 4,000 decision-makers from 140 countries including heads of state, ministers and...

India and Bangladesh signed MoU for training 1800 Bangladesh Civil Servants

During the ongoing visit of the Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, India and Bangladesh signed a MoU for training 1800 Bangladesh Civil Servants. The MoU was...

Thailand named Siamese Fighting Fish its National Aquatic Animal

The government of Thailand has approved the proposal to name Siamese fighting fish as the National Aquatic Animal. The decision for based on the recommendation of the National Identity...

5 Countries elected as non-permanent members of UNSC

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) elected South Africa, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Germany and Belgium as non-permanent members of UN Security Council (UNSC). They will have two-year term beginning January...

2019 announced as the international year of the periodic table

The United Nations announced 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements to highlight its first publication in 1869. The periodic table was first...

India ranked 78th on Corruption Perceptions Index 2018

India improved its ranking on the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) by three points and moved to 78th position with a score of 41. India ranked at 81st place...

India 6th in GDPR Readiness Index: CISCO

The report released by CISCO on 2019 Data Privacy Benchmark Study ranked India in 6th position in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) readiness index. The GDPR, which focused on...

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