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PM Modi offers to host COP33 in India

On December 1, 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered to host the 33rd Conference of Parties (COP33) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in India. Nearly 200 world leaders gathered at the ongoing COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). India has hosted ...

Spain's Pedro S

Spain will finally have a government after weeks of haggling.  Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez has clinched a vote in parliament to lead Spain for another term as prime minister.  Spain's Socialist acting prime minister Sanchez has secured a majority in the 350-seat chamber ...

Morocco Earthquake

Recently, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck central Morocco, 72 kilometres southwest of Marrakesh, the fourth largest city in Morocco. The epicentre was in the High Atlas Mountains, 71km (44 miles) south-west of Marrakesh. Speaking at the G20 summit in Delhi, Indian Prime Minister Na ...

BRICS expansion

The five-member BRICS invited six more countries to join the alliance on Thursday (August 24), The group owes its name to the initials of its five member states. They are Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. In its ongoing summit at Johannesburg, South Africa, it has invited Iran, the ...

Titanic Tourist Vessel Missing

The Titan, a submersible belonging to U.S. company OceanGate, has gone missing in the area of the Titanic wreckage in the North Atlantic. The wreck of the Titanic sits 3,800m (12,500ft) beneath the surface of the Atlantic. There are five people on board. The tourist vessel is a submersible, not a ...

Kilauea volcano

The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has erupted spewing massive flows of lava around the crater floor, according to an advisory from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The last time Kilauea erupted was in January this year. Before that  Kilauea's eruption began in September ...

Indian Army Celebrates 75th International Day of UN Peacekeepers

On 29th May, the Indian Army commemorated the International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2023 at National War Memorial New Delhi. The day highlights efforts of UN peacekeepers who work to establish and maintain peace in conflict areas. The first UN peacekeeping effort commenced in 1948.  29th M ...

6th International Indian Ocean Conference (IOC)

Bangladesh is holding the sixth international Indian Ocean Conference in the country’s capital Dhaka, on May 12. It is being attended by 150 delegates, including high-level representatives from 25 countries. Theme of sixth international Indian Ocean Conference The theme of this year&rsqu ...

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Startup Forum 2023

Third edition of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Startup Forum was recently held in New Delhi. The engagement aimed at expanding the startup interactions amongst the SCO Member States, nurturing the spirit of innovation, generating more employment and encouraging young talent to build inn ...

Good Friday Agreement

What is the Good Friday Agreement? The Good Friday Agreement is a peace deal signed on 10 April 1998 bringing an end to three decades of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. Also known as the Belfast Agreement, Good Friday Agreement it was a political deal signed by the British and Iri ...

Nevado del Ruiz volcano

The Colombian Geological Service (SGC) has announced that the Nevado del Ruiz volcano could erupt in the next few days or weeks.  The Nevado del Ruiz erupted most seriously on Nov. 13, 1985 when it trigerred an avalanche of mud and stones that engulfed the city of Armero, killing more than 2 ...

Tanzania Reports its First-Ever Outbreak of Ebola-like Marburg Virus

Marburg virus has killed five people in Tanzania's north-western Kagera region, On 21 March 2023, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of the United Republic of Tanzania declared an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) in the country.  Tanzania has recently confirmed its first-ever outbreak o ...

Hidden corridor in Great Pyramid of Giza

Egyptian antiquities officials have announced the discovery of a hidden corridor inside the 4,500 year old Pyramid of Khufu or the Great Pyramid of Giza. Archaeologists are yet to unravel the purpose the corridor served. The corridor, 9m (30ft) long and 2.1m (7ft) wide, was first detected in 2016 ...

Cobra Warrior exercise

The Cobra Warrior Exercise will be held at Waddington Air Force Base in the UK in March 2023.  This multinational exercise will be participated in by countries like Singapore, Finland, the USA, South Africa, and Sweden. India is also participating in the exercise. The IAF will send five Mira ...

Mad Cow Disease: What is BSE

Brazil has suspended beef export to China. The suspension comes after a case of mad cow disease was confirmed in the northern state of Para. The mad cow disease is known medically as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).  About Mad Cow Disease Known as mad cow disease in popular parl ...

Nepal celebrates its 72th National Democracy Day

Nepal recently celebrated democracy day on Sunday. Every year Falgun 7 of Bikram sambat is celebrated as National Democracy day in Nepal. Falgun is the calendar of Himalaya kingdom. Democracy came into being in Nepal as a result of a revolution. A variety of programs are held across the country c ...

World Pangolin Day

World Pangolin Day was recently celebrated on February 18. Every year the day is celebrated on the third Saturday of February month. The main objective of the celebration is to create awareness about the decline in the population of Pangolin. The population of Pangolin is decreasing rapidly in Afric ...

World Economic Forum 2023 underway in Davos

The world’s political leaders, economists, business leaders are now gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the 2023 World Economic Forum annual meeting on global politics, economics and social issues.   The theme of the 53rd annual meeting is “Cooperation in a Fragmented World&r ...

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts again

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted again on January 5th, 2022.  Kilauea volcano is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Webcam images show lava flow within the Halemaʻumaʻu crater in the volcano's summit caldera. The summit is inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Haw ...

Spear Phishing to target the G20 Summit

India’s premier cybersecurity agency CERT-In (India’s premier cybersecurity agency) has found that spear phishing will be the “primary vector” to target individuals and organisations associated with the G20 Summit.  The suspected “cyber adversaries” are op ...

PM Narendra Modi Condoles The Passing Away Of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief after the the passing away of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. The Prime Minister tweeted; “Saddened by the passing away of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who devoted his entire life to the Church and the teachings of Lord Christ. He wil ...

WHO presses China for specific, real-time data on Covid

WHO presses China for specific, real-time data on Covid In the high-level meeting, the WHO asked the Chinese officials for more genetic sequencing data and data on disease impact, including hospitalisations, ICU admissions and deaths. A team of World Health Organization (WHO) met Chinese offic ...

'We are expecting you, dear friend': Vladimir Putin holds talks with Xi Jinping

'We are expecting you, dear friend': Vladimir Putin holds talks with Xi Jinping Russian President Vladimir Putin invited his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to visit Moscow and said it would demonstrate to the whole world the strength of Russian-Chinese ties on key issues. Russian Presi ...

'Infection is inevitable': China Covid cases likely to peak in a week amid easing of curbs | 5 points

'Infection is inevitable': China Covid cases likely to peak in a week amid easing of curbs | 5 points As the Covid crisis has deepened in China, health officials have said that coronavirus cases are likely to peak in a week. Experts say China could face more than a million Covid deaths ne ...

A new Russian city is being built on the graves of thousands of war victims in Ukraine's Mariupol

A new Russian city is being built on the graves of thousands of war victims in Ukraine's Mariupol Russia is building a new city on the ruins of Mariupol -- Ukraine's once thriving port city and the city which became a symbol of the country's resistance to the war. Months after Ukra ...

‘Your money isn’t charity, it's an investment': Zelensky tells US

‘Your money isn’t charity, it's an investment': Zelensky tells US Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday paid a defiant wartime visit to the United States to thank the leaders for their constant support in the war against Russia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Z ...

Thai navy ship sinks with over 100 sailors, 31 still in water

Thai navy ship sinks with over 100 sailors, 31 still in water Strong winds blew seawater onto the HTMS Sukhothai corvette and knocked out its electrical system Sunday evening. A Thai navy ship sunk in the Gulf of Thailand and ships and helicopters were working Monday to rescue sailors from the ...

India will not be an ally of US, it will be another great power: White House official

India will not be an ally of US, it will be another great power: White House official Responding to a question on India during his appearance at the Aspen Security Forum meeting here, Kurt Campbell, the White House Asia coordinator, said that in his view India is the most important bilateral rela ...

US House passes bill backing record military spending, includes support for Taiwan, Ukraine

US House passes bill backing record military spending, includes support for Taiwan, Ukraine The US House of Representatives backed the legislation, paving the way for the defence budget to hit a record figure next year, around 45 billion more than proposed by President Joe Biden. The expense will ...

China's Xi on 'epoch-making' visit to Saudi as Riyadh chafes at US censure

China's Xi on 'epoch-making' visit to Saudi as Riyadh chafes at US censure Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a visit to Saudi Arabia, which Beijing claims is its biggest diplomatic initiative in the Arab world. Chinese President Xi Jinping began a visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesda ...

          
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