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Indian Army wins 5th ‘International Army Scout Masters Competition’
Fri, Aug 16, 2019
Indian Army took the pole position in the 5th ‘International Army Scout Masters Competition’. The event took place in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer. It was the first time when the Indian Army took part in the competition. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was also present during closing ceremony. Teams from 8 countries, including India, Russia and China participated in the competition. The five stages of the competition were infiltration and ambush, scout specialist course, scout trail obstacle course, small arms firing, floatation and exfiltration.
Piyush Goyal leads Chief Ministerial delegation to Vladivostok in Russia
Sat, Aug 10, 2019
The visiting delegation will do the groundwork and set the stage for some big ticket announcements by Prime Minister Modi, when he visits Vladivostok in September this year.
5th edition of ‘International Army Scout Masters Competition’ kicks off in Jaisalmer
Tue, Aug 06, 2019
The fifth edition of ‘International Army Scout Masters Competition’ was inaugurated in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer on Monday. Teams from 8 countries, including India, Russia and China participated in the competition. Lt Gen DS Ahuja, Chief of Staff of the Indian Army's Southern Command was present during the inaugural ceremony.
PM Modi departs for Bishkek to attend two-day SCO summit
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday morning departed for Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan to attend two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. He will also hold bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
12th KIIT International Chess Festival 2019 to begin in Bhubaneswar
Thu, May 30, 2019
The 12th KIIT International Chess Festival 2019 will be held in Odisha’s Bhubaneswar. The tournament will start from May 31 to June 7. Around 30 countries will participate in the tournament including India, Spain, Russia, USA, Chile, Belgium, South Korea and Japan. The tournament will be jointly organized by All Odisha Chess Association & KIIT deemed to be University under the aegis of All India Chess Federation and World Chess Federation (FIDE). The prize money for the tournament is Rs 25 lakh.
Co-owner of Russia's S7 airline dies in plane crash near Frankfurt
Mon, Apr 01, 2019
Russian and international authorities would investigate the crash and there was no information yet on what caused it, according to the airline, which is the main competitor of Russia`s No.1 carrier Aeroflot. "The S7 Group holding team expresses deepest condolences to the family and significant others," the company said.
US to offer India alternative to Russian S-400 missile defence system
Thu, Mar 28, 2019
India's Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and then-Defence Secretary James Mattis of the US met in New Delhi for the first 2+2 meeting to enhance strategic cooperation between their countries. COMCASA was signed at the meeting.
India successfully tests anti-satellite weapon A-SAT, becomes elite space power: PM Modi
Wed, Mar 27, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on Wednesday said that India has attained anti-satellite capability, becoming the fourth such country in the world. He said that the mission was completed within 3 minutes and destroyed a low-earth orbiting satellite some 300 km away in the sky.
Russia says no to unloading grapes exported from Maharashtra, asks proof of pesticide usage
Mon, Feb 25, 2019
Russian authorities have stopped the ship containing grapes exported from Maharashtra and have asked a proof of the percentage of pesticides used in them.
Facebook, Twitter face action over legal violations in Russia
Tue, Jan 22, 2019
According to a report in RT.com late Monday, Roskomnadzor, the Russian censorship agency, said that Facebook and Twitter failed to comply with a law requiring all servers that store personal data to be located in the country.
Trump says US to exit nuclear treaty, Russia warns of retaliation
Mon, Oct 22, 2018
President Donald Trump said Washington will exit the Cold-War era treaty that eliminated a class of nuclear weapons due to Russian violations, triggering a warning of retaliatory measures from Moscow.
Huge opportunities for Russian startups in India: DIPP Secretary
Sat, Oct 06, 2018
The government is taking several steps to strengthen the ecosystem for budding entrepreneurs and there are huge opportunities that exist in India for Russian startups, a top official said Friday.
Oil rises as Saudi output dips, US drilling stalls
Mon, Aug 06, 2018
Spot Brent crude oil futures were at $73.42 per barrel at 0653 GMT on Monday, up 21 cents, or 0.3 percent, from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up 19 cents, or 0.3 percent, at $68.68 barrel.
PM Narendra Modi says India to work with BRICS for Fourth Industrial Revolution
Fri, Jul 27, 2018
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that India will work with other member states of the BRICS economic bloc to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution while reiterating India`s commitment to multilateralism, international trade and rule-based world order.
Gold prices recover from 6-month low as dollar drops; Russia buys bullion
Fri, Jun 22, 2018
Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,265.4 an ounce at 1501 GMT but off a low of $1,260.84, its weakest level since Dec 19. US gold futures GCcv1 for August delivery settled down $4, or 0.3 percent, at $1,270.50 per ounce.
Which countries are the preferred destinations for Indians? Know here
Sun, May 20, 2018
With travel bug catching up in India, European countries are a preferred destination for Indians this summer, according to a survey. Searches were conducted by travel search engine KAYAK.co.in between October 1, 2017 to March 23, 2018 for travel dates between May 5, 2017 and August 31, 2018
Russian President Putin speaks with Angela Merkel, Erdogan in bid to keep Iran nuclear deal alive
Fri, May 11, 2018
The Russian president also spoke with his Turkish counterpart Erdogan, with the pair saying Trump was "wrong" to pull out of the accord, according to a Turkish presidential source late yesterday. Ankara has been working closely with Moscow and Tehran over the past year on the Syrian peace process despite Turkey and Russia being on opposing sides of the conflict and having a sometimes troubled relationship with Iran.
Bond market preview: Yields may rise to 7.75%
Mon, Apr 23, 2018
The global equities rose modestly as commodities provided a shot in arm even as the surprise silence from Russia over Syrian attack was watched with interest. Oil prices touched three-year high following a sharp drop in the US inventories.
Russian elections 2018: Opposition cries foul, but Vladimir Putin storms to landslide win
Mon, Mar 19, 2018
According to central election commission data with half of votes counted, Putin took 75 percent of the vote, well ahead of his nearest competitor Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin at 13.2 per cent. Results for all other candidates, including former reality TV host Ksenia Sobchak and ultra-nationalist firebrand Vladimir Zhirinovsky were forecast to be in single figures.
US to overtake Russia as world's biggest oil producer by 2019 latest: IEA
Tue, Feb 27, 2018
The soaring US production is upending global oil markets, coming at a time when a group of other major producers around Russia and the Middle East-dominated Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have been voluntarily withholding output in order to prop up prices.