India, Nepal says yes to building a hydroelectric power Plant
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India, Nepal says yes to building a hydroelectric power Plant

Officials said on Monday that India and Nepal have agreed to construct a 695 megawatt (MW) hydropower plant. As per a statement released by the NEA spokesperson Suresh Bahadur Bhattarai the Arun IV project will be constructed jointly on the Arun River in Eastern Nepal by India's Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN NSE 2.20%) Ltd and Nepal's state-owned Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) with payable equity of 51% and 49% respectively.  India, which has an electricity trading pact with Nepal, is plowing billions of dollars into infrastructure such as hydropower plants as it aims to expand its

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Elisabeth Borne appointed France’s new Prime Minister
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Elisabeth Borne appointed France’s new Prime Minister

Elisabeth Borne, 61, was appointed France's new prime minister following the resignation of Prime Minister Jean Castex on Monday, to become only the second woman in the history of France to hold the post. The first woman Prime Minister of France was Edith Cresson, who ruled from 1991 to 1992 under Socialist President Francois Mitterrand. Borne served as the transport minister, minister of Ecological Transition and the labor minister all under President Emmanuel Macron's previous government. Soon after her appointment, Borne spoke about how emotional she felt at being selected for the top-m

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan becomes the new UAE President
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Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan becomes the new UAE President

After the demise of UAE president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin al-Nahyan on May 13, his half-brother Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, 61, was unanimously elected as the new president of the United Arab Emirates. The meeting was held between the rulers of the seven sheikhdoms in Abu Dhabi’s Al Mushrif palace where the decision was made to appoint Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan as the third president of the oil-rich country.  Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, tweeted that all of UAE, including the rulers, pledge allegiance to the new president and congratu

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Vietnam PM’s visit to the US states Hanoi’s role in supporting SE Asia
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Vietnam PM’s visit to the US states Hanoi’s role in supporting SE Asia

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh is on a historic 7-day visit to the USA, on a mission to give a talk on bilateral disagreements and strengthen partnerships including America-ASEAN ties that would be significant in offering peace and stability in SE Asia. The visit goes to show that Vietnam has an important role in casting US-ASEAN ties. At the same time, India-Vietnam collaboration also helps to build up India’s role in ASEAN and therefore avouch Vietnam’s role as a multinational player in shaping foreign policy. Chinh’s visit also gives evidence of the fact that Vietnam c

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Ranil Wickremesinghe becomes the new Sri Lankan PM, Thanks PM Modi for Aid
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Ranil Wickremesinghe becomes the new Sri Lankan PM, Thanks PM Modi for Aid

Ranil Wickremesinghe, 73, becomes the 26th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka amid a severe economic upheaval and financial mayhem that the country is undergoing. Wickremesinghe is now assigned a huge responsibility of helping the country overcome its huge debts and restore political peace and stability. After the swearing-in ceremony in Colombo, the newly appointed prime minister said that he wanted a closer relationship with India and that he wanted to thank Prime Minister Modi for giving economic aid to Sri Lanka. In the last three months, India has rendered economic assistance to Sri Lanka by

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PM Modi To Participate In The Global Covid Summit Hosted By Biden
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PM Modi To Participate In The Global Covid Summit Hosted By Biden

Modi had attended the first virtual Covid Summit in September 2021 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the second virtual Global Covid Summit hosted by US President Joe Biden on May 12 at the invitation of the latter. The summit whose topic is “Preventing Pandemic Fatigue and Prioritising Preparedness’’ aims to get new measures underway that would help face the constant challenges brought by the covid -19 pandemic and build a more robust worldwide health security infrastructure. The session will commence at 6.30 pm and will be telecasted live. India, keeping WHO at its center

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Ghana and Togo start reconstructing boundary markers
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Ghana and Togo start reconstructing boundary markers

The two neighboring West African countries of Ghana and Togo have started mapping out border markers in order to avoid conflicts and to ensure the protection of both the lands. The initiative will put to rest the long-standing border dispute between the two countries. On April 14, the national coordinator of Ghana's Border Commission, Brigadier General Emmanuel Kotia, after paying a visit to the border had stated in a press release that by the end of May 2022, work would start whereby the old decayed pillars that stood as boundary markers would be reconstructed. A joint technical committee

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Yoon Suk-Yeol Takes Office As New President For South Korean
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Yoon Suk-Yeol Takes Office As New President For South Korean

On Tuesday, Yoon Suk-Yeol was sworn in as South Korea’s new president. The swearing-in ceremony was celebrated in a huge ceremony at Seoul’s National Assembly. Yoon Suk-Yeol said, “I solemnly swear before the people that I will faithfully perform the duties of the president”. He promised an “audacious” plan for North Korea and reinforced the South’s democracy and freedom. The former prosecutor won the election with a slim margin in March by promising to “sternly deal” with the threat posed by Kim Jong Un’s regime. He spoke in front of the parliament calling North Kor

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Union Minister Piyush Goyal Co-Chairs India-Italy Business Roundtable
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Union Minister Piyush Goyal Co-Chairs India-Italy Business Roundtable

On Friday, Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal co-chaired the India-Italy Business Roundtable with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi DI Maio. The ministers highlighted both nations undergoing dynamic economic cooperation. The leader acknowledges the bilateral trade between the nations reaching Euro 10 billion in the year 2020-2021. According to Mr Goyal, this meeting was the first in a series that has been planned between the two nations and looking forward to transformational and exponential growth in their trade relations with Italy. He said, “India offers the largest business opportu

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India Celebrates 60 Years of Friendship With EU
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India Celebrates 60 Years of Friendship With EU

To mark the 60 years of Friendship between India and Europe, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen arrived in New Delhi. The nations have maintained a robust strategic relationship and looking forward to enhancing cooperation. In 1962, Ambassador K.B. Lall presented his credentials to Mr. Walter Hallstein, the first President of the European Economic Community (EEC), authorizing diplomatic relations with India as one of the first countries in Asia to do so. Since then, India-EU relations have become progressively closer, evolving into a strategic partnership in the 21st

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