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Nepal to advance to Developing nation

27 Nov 2021 Foreign Affairs News Correspondent

On 24 November 2021, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution Graduating Nepal from the Least Developed Country (LDC) to Developing nation. In the same resolution, Bangladesh and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic have also upgraded after an exceptionally extended preparatory Read More
In every new building in UK electric car charger a must from 2022

27 Nov 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

Britain will make electric car chargers compulsory for new buildings across England from 2022, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday. Around 145,000 new charging points per year will be created under the new legislation which aims to help us switch Read More
Omicron variant threats world again

27 Nov 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the discovery of a new coronavirus variant triggered global alarm on Friday (November 26) as countries rushed to suspend travel from southern Africa. A new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one Read More
Only 1 in 4 African health workers fully vaccinated against COVID-19

25 Nov 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

Only 27% of health workers in Africa have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, leaving the bulk of the workforce on the frontlines against the pandemic unprotected, a preliminary analysis by World Health Organization (WHO) shows. Analysis of data reported from Read More
Portugal becomes fourth EU country to stop using coal to generate power

25 Nov 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

By shutting down its last remaining coal plant ending the use of the polluting material for electricity generation. Portugal becomes the fourth country in the European Union to do so. Environmental group Zero said in a statement the Pego plant Read More
Israel, Morocco sign first-ever defense MOU

25 Nov 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

Israel and Morocco signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on November 24. This is the first ever document signed between Israel and an Arab nation. The agreement formalized the defense ties between the two countries, allowing for smoother cooperation between Read More
Sweden’s first woman PM quits hours after appointment

25 Nov 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

Shortly after Social Democrat leader Ms. Eva Magdalena Andersson was elected by Parliament as Sweden's first female Prime Minister, she tendered her resignation after facing the harsh reality of having to lead a minority coalition government. As per the IANS Read More
Three billion people unable to afford a healthy diet: WFP

24 Nov 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

On an average nearly 40 per cent of the world’s population, which comes to around three billion people, cannot afford a healthy diet and one more billion people would join their ranks should further unpredictable events reduce incomes by one-third, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said. Launching a new report on Tuesday, the Read More
US views India, Vietnam key in Indo-Pacific

22 Nov 2021 Soumendra Ranjit

Japan is to host the Quad summit in 2022. The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue consisting of the U.S., Japan, India and Australia will discuss ways to further deepen cooperation. Highlighting the Indo-Pacific arena, the US National Security Council's coordinator for the Read More
Japan to welcome only 5,000 foreign arrival daily

22 Nov 2021 Foreign Affairs News Correspondent

Japan will raise the daily limit on international arrivals to 5,000 people from 3,500 effective November 26 as the country looks to boost business travel.  It also cut the quarantine period to three days from 10 for business travelers with Read More