Monthly Archives: July 2013

India, Belarus Sign Protocol to Boost Trade Ties

The 6th Session of the India-Belarus Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation was held today here. The session was co-chaired from the Indian Side by Dr. E.M. Sudarsana Natchiappan, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry … Continue reading

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Free Trade LPG (FTL) Scheme for selling 5kg LPG Cylinders through COCO Retail Outlets

The Government has approved Free Trade LPG(FTL) Scheme for selling 5 kg LPG cylinders through Company Owned Retail Outlets (COCO) PSU Oil Marketing Companies(OMCs). The Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dr. M. Veerappa Moily approved a proposal to launch … Continue reading

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India to meet the Projected Demand of 150 Million Tonnes of Milk by 2016-17

Minister of Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Shri Sharad Pawar affirmed that the ambitious National Dairy Plan with an investment of Rs. 2200 crore will help to meet the rising demand of milk and milk products. It is estimated that … Continue reading

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Rio+20 Conference

The UN Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio 2012 or Rio+20, was held during June 20-22, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The conference was organised by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Rio+20 was … Continue reading

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16th NAM Summit Held In Tehran

The 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was held in Tehran, Iran from August 26 to 31, 2012. Leaders from 120 nations, including 24 Presidents, three Kings, eight Prime Ministers and 50 Foreign Ministers participated in the summit. The … Continue reading

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21st ASEAN Summit

The 21st Summit of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on November 18, 2012. At the same venue, on November 19 and 20, the 10th ASEAN-India Summit and the 7fh East Asia … Continue reading

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Palestine Becomes A Non-member Observer State Of The UN

The United Nations General Assembly voted on November 29, 2012 to make Palestine a non-member observer state. Among the UN members, 138 states, including the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) voted in favour of the motion, … Continue reading

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COP 18 Held In Doha

The 18th edition of the annual UN climate conference, known also as the Conference of Parties (COP 18), concluded in Doha, Qatar on December 7, 2012. At the conference, the participating countries agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol, the treaty … Continue reading

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South Korea Elects Its First Woman President

South Korea elected on December 19, 2012 its first woman President, handing a historic victory to Ms. Park Geun-hye, the candidate of the ruling conservative party. She is the daughter of the country’s former military ruler Mr. Park Chung-hee. In … Continue reading

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World’s Longest High-speed Rail Route In China

China launched services on the world’s longest high-speed railway line on December 26, 2012. It is the latest milestone in the country’s rapidly growing network of super-fast trains. The opening of the 2,298-km line between Beijing and Guangzhou means that … Continue reading

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