News Updates

17th Sep, 2018 - 1st Oct, 2018
  • Armed forces to celebrate ‘Parakram Parv’ to mark surgical strikes. (The Hindu, 25.9.2018)
  • India ranks 158th in ‘human capital’ score, behind Sudan. (The Hindu, 25.9.2018)
  • Sushma Swaraj meets Iranian counterpart at UN, discusses US sanctions. (The Hindu, 27.9.2018)
  • India to gift Mig-21 fighter jets to Russia: A highlight on the sidelines of the upcoming India-Russia bilateral summit is likely to be the gifting of three MiG-21 fighter jets to Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin will be in New Delhi on October 4 and 5 for the annual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Three MiG-21s are scheduled to be handed over to Russians based on a request from their Defence Minister to our Defence Minister. They comprise one Type 75 aircraft and two Type 77 aircraft,” an official source said. (29.9.2018)
07th Sep, 2018 - 16th Sep, 2018
  • NSA Ajit Doval in U.S.; to meet Secretary of State and other top officials. (The Hindu: 14.9.2018)
  • BPO scam: 7 Indians charged in U.S. (8.9.2018) As many as 15 people, including seven Indians, and five India-based call centres have been indicted in a multimillion-dollar scam that defrauded over 2,000 U.S. citizens, resulting in over $5.5 million in losses, the Department of Justice said. The scam involved call centre operators who impersonated officials from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or individuals offering payday loans while calling potential victims, using information obtained from data brokers and other sources, U.S. Attorney Byung J. Pak said. (8.9.2018)
  • India is asking for a trade deal due to our tough policies: Trump. (10.9.2018 The Hindu)
  • Congress-led Bharat bandh fuels Opposition fire against Centre: Rahul Gandhi questions Modi's silence on key issues; sporadic incidents of violence reported Making his first public appearance after returning from the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday led the Opposition charge against rising fuel prices and questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on key issues such as the Rafale deal, unemployment, women’s safety and farmers’ suicides. With 21 parties extending support to the Congress’ call for the Bharat bandh, it tried to project the shutdown as yet another show of strength by a united Opposition. (10.9.2018)
  • BIMSTEC embarrassment for India: Nepal, Thailand send only observers to grouping’s first joint military exercise being held in Pune. (11.9.2018 The Hindu)