Pakistan(21st member) is an associate member of CERN-world’s largest and most prestigious center for science research(European Organization for Nuclear Research).
Indo-UK bilateral Air Exercise concluded.It was between Indian Air Force (IAF) and British Royal Air Forces (RAF) named “Indradhanush” started in Britain on 21 July 2015.
India, China Hold First Ever Meet at Daulat Beg Oldie in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir.
Chinese People’s Liberation Army(PLA) delegation led by Colonel Song Zhoanli has hosted an Indian Army delegation led by Colonel BS Uppal.
India has foiled a British Company’s bid to patent use of turmeric, pine bark and green tea for treating hair loss.
193 UN Members Reached Agreement On 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda-Transforming our World, deal with – People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership.
Generalized system of preferences (GSP) of US Gov, expired on July 2013, renewed to till December 31, 2017 enabling duty-free entry of 3,500 product lines-S C Ralhan,President of Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO).
US Food and Drug Administration(USFDA) has hiked the fee for Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) to $76,030 from $58,730 currently i.e by up to 30%.
Union Cabinet approved a proposal to sign an agreement with UNESCO for the establishment of a Centre for World Natural Heritage Management and Training Centre for Asia-Pacific region at the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) in Dehradun.
India & Mozambique signed MoU on cooperation in New & Renewable Energy during the official visit of Filipe Nyusi,President of Mozambique to India.
India and Myanmar inked agreement to set up CESDT in Myanmar-H.E Gen (Retd) V K Sigh, Minister of state for External Affairs of India during his visit to Kuala Lumpur to attend the ASEAN-India Foreign Affairs meet.
48th ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) foreign ministers meet was held between August 4 and August 6, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Abdelfattah el-sisi has inaugurated a major extension of the suez canal in stage-managed ceremony celebrating his government’s “gift to the world”.
Turkmenistan’s company TurkmenGaz will lead the(Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) TAPI consortium for the construction of 1800 km long pipeline carrying gas from the former Soviet state Turkmenistan to India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development(IESD), Banaras Hindu University(BHU) signed MoU with Graduate School of Global Environmental studies (GSGES), Kyoto University to research activities and to facilitate student and faculty exchange programmes.
GOI approvedto establish All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), the first ever referral-cum-teaching facility in the world’s oldest health care system, at Sarita Vihar in New Delhi.
China devaluated Yuan by 2 per cent largest since 1994 and central bank cut its daily reference rate by 1.9 percent.
Japan Restarts Nuclear Reactor For The First Time Since Fukushima Disaster,triggered by a powerful earth-quake and Tsunami in 2011.
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) accredited as the 1st National Implementing Entity (NIE) of Green Climate Fund (GCF) established under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the Board meeting of GCF at Songdo, Republic of Korea.
Union Cabinet approves MoU between India, Nepal for construction of petroleum pipeline ,from Raxaul in India to Amlekhgunj in Nepal – Rs. 200 crore.
India and Nepal signed an MoU for the construction of 41-km Raxaul-Amlekhgunj oil pipeline. signed between Nepal’s Minister for Commerce and Supplies Sunil Bahadur Thapa and Indian Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan.
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond reopened the British Embassy in Tehran after 4 years.
ISIS blows up Baalshamin Temple in Syria’s Palmyra(Pearl of the Desert) – built in 17AD.
US and Canada provided support to Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar new policy that Haryana emerge as the “most favoured FDI destination” in India.
India, Egypt agree to step up bilateral cooperation to fight terrorism notably the dreaded terrorist outfit ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) in an efficient manner.
North and South Korea have come to an agreement, following marathon talks, on ending a tense military stand-off that had pushed the two rivals to the brink of armed conflict – leader Kim Jong-Un.
India and Australia will undertake their first bilateral maritime exercise – AUSINDEX in Visakhapatnam next month announced by Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar.
India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) second forum held in Jaipur, Rajasthan on August 21, 2015 attended by heads of states and governments and key officials of the 14 pacific island nations of the group.
India lost a case against US at WTO as the Dispute Settlement Body(DSB) of WTO ruled that India’s domestic content requirements under its ambitious solar power programme Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) .
TCS announced a donation of $35 million (nearly Rs 231.77 crore) to the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), American educational institute has received from outside the US.
India and US are working together to signed MoU to crack down on fake note network.
Pakistan bans Islamic State militant group vast stretches of Iraq and Syria.
India made a strong pitch for finalisation of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism(CCIT) at the UN during Sushma Swaraj visit to UN, General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft.
Govt approves MoU between India and America to establish PACE setter Fund to support the Promoting Energy Access through Clean Energy track of the U.S.
2015 US – India Cyber Dialogue was held on 11 and 12 August 2015 at the US Department of State in Washington, DC led by the U.S. Cybersecurity Coordinator and Special Assistant to the President Michael Daniel and by India’s Deputy National Security Advisor Arvind Gupta.
Britain marks 70th anniversary of end of World War II on Aug 15 – Victory over Japan (VJ) Day.
India, Canada Working To Boost Economic Ties and bilateral foreign investment agreement in the key areas including the economy, trade and investment, civil nuclear cooperation, energy, education and skills development, agriculture, defence and security, science, technology, innovation and space, culture, regional and global issues etc.
India and Bangladesh have inked a MoU to tackle the menace of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) at Joint Task Force on Fake Currency Notes (JTFFC) in Dhaka
China and Russia are stepping up their military collaboration by holding another round of naval exercise in the Sea of Japan.
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, visited the United Arab Emirates from 16-17 August 2015 after 34 years-India, UAE released Joint Statement to take bilateral relations to a higher level.
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi approved stringent new counter-terrorism laws to fight a growing jihadist insurgency and to establish special courts and offer additional protection from legal consequences for military and police officers.
United National Party(UNP) led United National Front for Good Governance(UNFGG) has emerged as the single largest party with 106 seats in the 225-member legislature.
PM Narendra Modi,Gov approved signing and ratification of the agreement between India and Seychelles for exchange of information with respect to taxes, to check Black Money Generation.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford agreed that Haryana and the US state of Maryland to explore the possibility of cooperation in the fields of biotechnology, life sciences, agriculture, cyber security and engineering.
UN Framework Convention for Climate Change(UNFCCC) issued 3.56 million US Dollar Carbon Credit to Bangladesh for its fast growing solar home systems-became the first country to receive funds from UN.
United States has launched the largest NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) airborne drills in Europe since the end of the Cold War, named “Swift Response 15”, to enhance security and stability in the region.
Pakistan and Russia signed deal on the sale of four Mi-35 ‘Hind E’ in Rawalpindi,finalised during Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif’s visit to Russia – first major defence deal.
Countries in Asia, Europe, Africa the Americas and Oceana including Russia will join with China for a military parade in Beijing next month commemorating the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II.
Karachi Nuclear Power Plant II (Kanupp II) – 1,100 MW electricity,constructed with the assistance of China with an estimated cost of $10 billion inaguraeted by Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif .
Union Cabinet approved the signing of MoU between India and Australia on cooperation in the fields of education, training and research.
Union government removed Iran from the list of countries put under the restricted visa category.
Mumbai is to host the 24th annual Miss India Worldwide on September 5 announced by US-based organisers of the event .
American College of Cardiology (ACC), collaborated with Apollo Hospitals to expand medical education in India by providing new opportunities to cardiovascular physicians to improve their skills.
Pakistan cancelled the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference as India had threatened to boycott the meet.
750 Mega Watts(MW) the world’s largest solar power station will be built in Rewa district’s Gudh area 1,500 hectares at Bandwar in Gudh tehsil of Rewa in MP.
Vassiliki Thanou sworn in as first female Prime Minister of Greece.
PM Narendra Modi approved an agreement between India and Afghanistan on legal and judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters for the service of summons, judicial documents, commissions, execution of judgements and arbitral awards ,during visit to India of the President of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
Ex-Ekuverin 2015’,6th joint military training exercise involving the Indian Army and the Maldivian National Defence Forces(MNDF), conducted at the Pangode Military Station in Thiruvananthapuram from August 31 to September 13.
Pakistan will become 3rd largest nuclear stockpile in the world, behind only the US and Russia in less than 10 years.
Union Cabinet approved Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty in Civil and Commercial matters with Oman-for service of summons, for execution of Civil Decrees, for issuing Letter of Request, for taking of evidence under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (CPC) and Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.
Pak Military-run National University of Modern Languages (NUML) become the first Pakistani university to award the MPhil degree in Hindi- Shahin Zafar.
Reliance Group has expressed larger role in the growing economic ties between India and Qatar by expanding business cooperation with the Gulf country, Qatar’s Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.
First time Women in Saudi Arabia participate as voters in Election 2015.