India will set up hybrid power projects in three islands off Jaffna

India will set up hybrid power projects in three islands off Jaffna, effectively replacing the Chinese venture cleared by Colombo last year. India will set up hybrid power projects in three islands off Jaffna: Key-Points The MoU for the project was among those signed during a meeting between visiting External Affairs Minister (EAM) S. Jaishankar … Read more

India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)

India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA): The India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), set to come into force on May 1, includes a chapter on government procurement, granting UAE-based companies treatment on par with domestic companies. India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA): Key-Points This is the first instance of India including government procurement in a … Read more

ONGC Videsh Sells Russian Sokol Oil to India Refiners

ONGC Videsh Sells Russian Sokol Oil to India Refiners: India’s ONGC Videsh Ltd. sold at least one cargo of Russian Sokol oil to India refiners Hindustan Petroleum Corp. and Bharat Petroleum Corp. after failing to draw interest in a tender earlier this month. ONGC Videsh Sells Russian Sokol Oil to India Refiners: Key-Points Indian companies … Read more

Bilateral cooperation between India and Maldives

External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar visited the Maldives recently where he engaged in the review of the progress of various areas of bilateral cooperation between the two countries. On the agenda is also the inauguration of the National College of Policing and Law Enforcement (NCPLE) in Addu City, in the southernmost atoll of the Indian Ocean … Read more

India extended a $1 billion credit facility to Sri Lanka

India extended a $1 billion credit facility to Sri Lanka to assist the island nation through its worst foreign exchange crisis and enable it to procure food, medicines, and essential items. Key-Points An agreement to this effect was signed between the State Bank of India and the government of Sri Lanka, during a visit of … Read more

Villages Of Excellence With Israel

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar expressed happiness on the completion of 30 years of diplomatic relations between India and Israel. The Minister expressed satisfaction at the functioning of 29 Centers of Excellence in 12 States which are producing more than 25 million vegetable plants, over 387 thousand quality fruit … Read more

India-UK Collaboration on Food Security

The Union Minister of Science & Technology addressed the joint India-UK meet on “Sustaining Food Production under Environmental Stress” and called for collaboration between the two nations on issues of mutual concern like achieving the goals of Food Security and Zero Hunger. Call for Global Collaborations in Various Fields: India and the UK must invite … Read more

India and Sri Lanka relations

With reference to the India and Sri Lanka relations, consider the following statements: 1. India-Sri Lanka Joint Committee on S&T Cooperation held for the first time on January 20, 2022. 2. Recently both countries extended the existing S&T cooperation for 3 more years. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A.1 only B. 2 … Read more

India – Mauritius relations

With reference to the India – Mauritius relations, consider the following statements: 1. Both countries will launch the Civil Service College and 8MW Solar PV Farm projects in Mauritius that are being undertaken under India’s development support. 2. An Agreement on extending a US$ 190 mn Line of Credit (LoC) from India to Mauritius for … Read more