Nuclear Security Summit – 2014

Nuclear security involves implementing a series of pre-emptive measure to prevent eternal and/or external threat directly or indirectly related to nuclear materials, radioactive sources, relevant facilities or other associated activities. In the late cross- border transfers of nuclear materials increased

China’s Defence Budget Hike

5 March, 2014 China announced a biggest hike of 12.2 percent in defence budget. The Chinese Government spends 808.2 billion Yuan or 130 billion US Dollar in 2014-15 on Defence. This reflected an 18 billion Dollar rise from the previous

Philippe I succeeds Albert II as king of Belgium

On 21st July 2013 Phillipe-I became Belgium’s 7th monarch after his father King Albert II abdicated in his favour. 53 year old Phillipe-I took the oath at Belgian Parliament in Belgium’s three official languages – Dutch, French and German. He

Kevin Rudd Sworn in as new Australian Prime Minister

A leadership spill in the Australian Labor Party, the party of government in the Parliament of Australia, was held on 26 June 2013. Prime Minister Julia Gillard called a ballot for the Leadership and Deputy Leadership of the Labor Party,

UNESCO declares 6 Rajasthan forts as World Heritage Sites

A United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site is a place that is listed by the UNESCO as of special cultural or physical significance. During the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee, which was organized

World Population Prospects — The 2012 Revision

The United Nations report titled “World Population Prospects — The 2012 Revision” was released on 13 June 2013. The 2012 Revision of the World Population Prospects is the twenty-Third round of global demographic estimates and projections undertaken by the Population

John Ashe elected UN General Assembly President

The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations and the only one in which all member nations have equal representation. The General Assembly meets under its president or Secretary-General in regular yearly

Hassan Rowhani Wins Iran’s Presidential Election

11th Presidential elections were held in Iran on 14th June 2013. Registration for candidates took place from 7 to 11 May 2013. The qualifications of the registered candidates were then reviewed by the Guardian Council, a 12-member body consisting of

India Granted Observer Status in Arctic Council

On 15 May 2013 at the eighth biennial ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council convened in Kiruna, Sweden the Council agreed to include six new nations, including India and China, as observers to their eight-state diplomatic council. Besides China and

Najib Razak sworn in as Prime Minister in Malaysia

On 6 May 2013, current Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was sworn in for a second term by Malaysia’s king Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah. The 13-party Barisan Nasional (National Front), led by Prime Minister Najib Razak, secured 112 of the