India-US Economic and Financial Partnership
The 9th Ministerial Meeting of the India-US Economic and Financial Partnership took place recently.
The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs led the Indian delegation, while the Treasury Secretary led the US delegation.
What are the Meet's Main Highlights?
Attempts to Raise Climate Ambition:
Both countries shared the reenergized global efforts to raise climate ambition, as well as their respective domestic efforts
India votes against Russia's UN Security Council resolution on bioweapons.
India has voted against a UN Security Council resolution sponsored by Russia that accuses the US and Ukraine of engaging in "military biological activities" in violation of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC).
Prior to this resolution, India had recently abstained from another UN Security Council resolution that sought to invalidate Russia's annexation of four Ukrainian territories.
India-GCC Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
India and member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are expected to begin negotiations for a free trade agreement next month in order to strengthen economic ties between the two regions.
In May of this year, India implemented a free trade agreement with the UAE. This one's terms and conditions are also being finalized.
About the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is a grouping of six Gulf
At Air Force Station Jodhpur, "Garuda VII" is being participated in by the Indian Air Force (IAF) and French Air and Space Force (FASF).
India is currently hosting it for the fourth time.
Garuda VII: What is it?
Garuda VII is the seventh iteration of the two-year-interval bilateral air exercise between India and France.
At the Air Force Stations in Gwalior, Kalaikunda, and Jodhpur, respectively, the first, third, and fifth editions were held in India
India -Africa Defence Dialogue
In conjunction with DefExpo 2022, the second India-Africa Defence Dialogue (IADD) was conducted in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
About The India-Africa Defence Dialogue:
Adopting a strategy to enhance and synergize defence and security cooperation is the theme.
The Gandhinagar Declaration was approved as an IADD 2022 result document.
By increasing training slots and deputising training teams, empowering and strengthening the defence forces of Africa, t
China blocks India’s Bid
China has obstructed efforts by India and the US to add Pakistan-based terrorists to the UN Security Council's 1267 list of terror organisations.
Terrorist groups and individuals: India offers a list of terrorists connected to Al Qaeda and ISIS for the UN Security Council to consider.
The 1267 list of terrorists linked to Al Qaeda and ISIS included key members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), including Talha Saeed, the son of
During the 18th Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting (HACGAM) in New Delhi, the Indian Defense Minister stressed the importance of using ocean resources sustainably for economic growth while protecting the ecosystem's health. He added that India supports open maritime borders with rules in the Indo-Pacific.
The Indo-Pacific region is what?
The Indo-Pacific is a relatively new idea. The Indo-Pacific region first came to prominence about ten ye
CAATSA and Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA)
The United States recently sanctioned Tibalaji Petrochem Pvt Ltd., a Mumbai-based petrochemical company, for selling Iranian petroleum products.
It is the first Indian entity to be designated by the US under unilateral sanctions imposed in 2018-19, following the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
What exactly was the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action?
The agreement is also known as the 2015
World Habitat Day
World Habitat Day will be observed annually on the first Monday in October (3 October 2022) to raise awareness of the condition of our habitats and the fundamental right of everyone to sufficient shelter.
At Vigyan Bhawan, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) observed World Habitat Day 2022.
About World Habitat Day
The Day's goal is to raise awareness of the fact that we all have the ability and obligation to influence the future of our c
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar recently stated that the relationship between India and the United States has an impact on the rest of the world because many countries look to the association individually and bilaterally.
Comprehensive global strategic partnership: India and the United States have a comprehensive global strategic partnership that spans almost all areas of human endeavour and is fueled by shared democratic values,