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Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

In a wide ranging interview with a Youtube channel called “The Right Discourse” Professor Lakhvinder Singh, president of india- korea business and policy forum in seoul called upon the policy makers of India to play more active role to have a stronger engagement with Korean peninsula.

Interview full of perspective and covers wide ranging issues from Economy to how India should design her foreign policies in order to have an ever stronger position in the Korean peninsula both strategically and economically amid changing dynamics of the political-economy and the balance of power in Asia and the world. The interview has intense discussions over core issues suggesting foreign policy initiatives, likes of which is difficult to find anywhere else. From commenting upon the implications of Moon’s “Southern Policy” and Prime Minister Modi receiving the Seoul Peace Prize Professor Singh goes on to talk about how India could take the advantage of USA-China trade war to have a better ties with Republic of Korea.

Some of the other points covered in the discussion include “what Korea should do to develop a deeper understanding about India and what could be their policies for it including how Indian expats in Korea should be treated for the best outcome and why Korea is left behind Japan and China in terms of trade relationships with India.

The last question of the interaction presents the most interesting discussion where Professor Singh reveals his “Four Principles of Peace” for India to include in its ROK specific foreign policies to have an ever stronger position in Korean peninsula where he suggests to implement Gandhian Principles of peace for disputes settlement between the two countries and asserts why New Delhi should be the venue for talks about the reunification of the two Koreas.

The link to the full interview can be found here:


Will Another Financial Crisis Come? Dr.Yellen’s Diagnosis

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Seoul, Korea, October 12, 2018 –Janet L. Yellen, the Former Chair of the Federal Reserve
System, delivers a keynote speech on October 12, the last day of the 19th World Knowledge
Dr. Yellen will discuss the economic situation in Korea, the United States, emerging markets,
and the world as a whole with Jae Yoon Shin, the Former Chairman of the Financial Services

Pune mayor to attend 'Global Silk Road' event in Kazakhstan

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Mayors from various cities across the world will be attending a two-day international mayor's forum in Kazakhstan capital Astana on July 2 and 3.
This global forum will be inaugurated by the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, and is being held to mark the fifth anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and as part of the 20th anniversary of Astana becoming the capital of Kazakhstan.


Warming Antarctic risks diet of Emperor Penguins

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

The most beautiful birds in Antartic, Emperor Penguins eat a variety of fish but diminishing sea ice in the warming Antarctic means less fish to eat.

The tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species, Emperor Penguin, have a varied menu that changes with the season.


Holi “Festival of Colors” in Korea

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Starting from scratch in 2011 today Holi ‘festival of colors’ has become one of most important event for the cultural party goers in Korea. Every year in month of March thousands of foreigners and Koreans throng to the beach to enjoy this festival of colors with their friends and dear ones. We had the chance to sit with main organizers of the festival to get a preview what we can expect in this year’s festival


UN Convention on Law of the Sea must be respected-India, Germany

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Both sides underlined the importance of freedom of navigation in international waters, the right of passage and other maritime rights and obligations in accordance with the convention and other principles of international law.

Both leaders attached particular importance to security, stability, connectivity and sustainable development of the blue economy in the Indian Ocean Region.


India, Germany agree to enhance collaboration in skilled human resource

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Berlin [Germany], May 30 (ANI): Recognizing the importance of Vocational Education and Training (VET) towards making a transformational impact in creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for the youth and buildingefficient pool of skilled human resource,India and Germany on Tuesday agreed to further strengthen collaboration in this area.


China using back channels to stop North Korea: US envoy

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday that Washington believes China is being 'productive' as it is using its channels to stop North Korea from carrying out missile launches.


Memorandum of Understanding signed between Korea Fine Art Association and Cultural Centre of Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Today Korea Fine Art Association, a cultural association in Korea, and Cultural Centre of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh signed a MOU to promote cultural cooperation between two countries in down town Seoul in South Korea.

Korea and India have many cultural similarities including marriage institution, family name tradition, deep love and respect for art, appreciation and preference for literature and language, co-existence of Buddhism faith, festival celebrations, and certain other cultural practices observed in both countries.

Since both KFFA and CCV have been principally promoting regional culture, cultural practices, literature works, indigenous traditional talents, art paintings, sculptures, and several other related skills, the objectives and activities of both KFFA and CCV have considerable harmony.

With mutual appreciation for the contribution of each other in their respective geographical regions, towards promoting cross border cultural harmony, cohesion, and universal cultural relationships, both KFFA and CCV desire to co-operate and collaborate with each other on areas of common interest and so as to broad base their visibility, relations, patronage, and functional activities. 

Chinese president meets Cambodian King

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni in Beijing on Monday.

King Sihamoni is visiting to attend the country's V-Day celebrations on September 3.

Xi said China cherishes its traditional friendship with Cambodia and is are ready to maintain high-level contacts with that country in various forms.

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Sukhbir Badal leading high level delegation to Korea

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

In pursuance of his agenda to accelerate industrial growth in the state, the Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal is leading a high level State delegation to Korea tomorrow to impress upon the top honchos of Korean to invest in the state.

During his five days visit to South Korea, the Deputy Chief Minister, accompanied by a delegation of top state officers, would showcase Punjab as the most suitable investment destination for investment. He will also present the strides achieved by the State vis a vis ease of doing business and also the new innovative fiscal incentives available for new investors.

As a part of his itinerary, the Deputy Chief Minister is scheduled to have hectic parleys with business giants especially from the field of electronics, dairy, skill training, infrastructure development, transport, smart cities and environment.

Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal would also meet key business organizations of South Korea like Samsung electronics to call upon them for invest in Punjab. During a meeting with a Korean delegation in the presence of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy CM here last week, Vice President Samsung Electronics Kyoung Soo Kim had evinced keen interest in biometric technology and offered to explore smart city and biometrics project collaboration in the state.

On August 31, Deputy CM would also visit Maeil Dairies factory and Integrated Operation Center at Songdo Smart City. Likewise he would attend business seminars and meetings with industry giants besides visiting Samsung electronics the next day. Similarly on September 2 he would visit KDI Sejong and hold meetings at Seoul.


Kim Jong-un dismisses top officials after standoff with Seoul

Sunday, August 30th, 2015


North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un has dismissed top officials after a standoff with South Korea.

According to the New York Times, the standoff began after land mines were planted by North Korea that injured two South Korean soldiers.

The two countries, earlier in the week, threatened strikes against each other before reaching an agreement on measures to reduce animosity.

South Korea responded by resuming propaganda broadcasts critical of Kim's authoritarian rule for the first time in 11 years.

During a ruling Workers' Party meeting, Kim hailed the agreement, which came after marathon talks, as a "crucial landmark" that put "catastrophic" inter-Korean relations back on track toward reconciliation. (ANI)


50 Years of Chinese rule has pushed Tibet into ecological disaster

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

The establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949 led to efforts to greatly expand agricultural production in China.

The ensuing proliferation of irrigation wells sped ahead of the natural rate of replenishment of aquifers that were their source.

As a result, regions of China, particularly the arid north, have accumulated a considerable water deficit. This deficit has been further worsened by industrialization and the pollution of groundwater tables.

Considering that the Tibetan Plateau is home to some of the world's most extensive underground aquifers, China's interest in the exploitation of these resources is obvious.

Since the completion of the Golmud-Lhasa Railway in 2006, many such projects have been planned.

A Wilson Center report points out that China's South-North Water Diversion Project has a 'Western Route' planned that will tap three tributaries of the Yangtze on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

Indian diaspora in Dubai 'excited' with PM Modi's address

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

 The enthusiastic Indian disapora lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi post his passionate address and said that he is bringing India on a new level.

"We have been looking forward to this event since two months. PM Modi told us that he will provide us with security and stability here, which was very assuring," said an Indian national.

"We are excited with his speech. The fact that there will be a temple here in Dubai is something that is great and our community could not be happier with this news," added a Mangalorean residing in Dubai.

However, there were a few people who felt that the Prime Minister had not said anything concrete in his speech with regard to providing solutions to their problems.


PM Modi arrives home after successful visit to UAE

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015


The two sides decided to elevate India-UAE relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership and chart out a new course for cooperation in key areas like trade and investment, defence, security, maritime security and intelligence sharing.

On the concluding day of his two-day visit to the UAE, Prime Minister Modi held extensive talks with the Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Dubai.

Prime Minister Modi also addressed the Indian diaspora at Dubai Cricket Stadium where he spoke on various issues, including terrorism.


India to chair BRICS Summit in 2016

Friday, July 10th, 2015

"India will chair the BRICS Summit from February 2016 to December 2016. From 2017 onwards, the BRICS calendar is going to match the annual calendar and India will chair the BRICS for 11 months," said Secretary (Economic Relations) in the MEA, Sujata Mehta.

"The first announcement was that we should have an annual BRICS fair and our intention is that the first of this will be during India's chairmanship during 2016," she added.

Mehta further said that there might be a BRICS under 17 football tournament during India's term as chair.

"We will also try to concretize on the other announcements which are the railway research center, cooperation amongst supreme audit intuitions, a BRICS digital initiative, the BRICS agricultural research centre, cooperation amongst cities, an annual BRICS sports meet," she said.

"There might be a BRICS under 17 football tournament during India's term as chair. The first major project of the new development plan should be in the field of clean energy and a BRICS film festival," she added.

Inidian EdCIL offers admission to International students

Monday, June 15th, 2015

EdCIL (India) Limited, a Public Sector Enterprise under Ministry of Human Resource Development, setup with the mandate of promoting Indian Education in countries abroad is  currently offering admission to international students  in Indian universities.


Zhang Dejiang pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

Monday, June 15th, 2015

China's Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Zhang Dejiang on Monday paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

Zhang, who arrived in New Delhi late on Sunday night, had earlier met Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao and stressed upon strengthening cooperation between the Parliaments and provincial legislatures of India and China.

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First International Day of Yoga (IDY) in the Republic of Korea on 21 June 2015.

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin in India, which Aims to transform both body and mind. On December 11 in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. The declaration came after the call for the adoption of 21 June as International Day of Yoga by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 wherein he stated: "Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature." In Suggesting June 21, which is the Summer Solstice, as the International Day of Yoga, Narendra Modi had said, "the date is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world." Yogi and mystic, Sadhguru notes the importance of this day in the yogic tradition: “On the day of the summer solstice, Adiyogi (the first yogi) turned south and first set his eyes on the Saptarishis or Seven Sages, who were his first disciples to carry the science of yoga to many parts of the world. It is wonderful that June 21 marks this momentous event in the history of humanity.”


India’s Top 20 Residential Neighbourhoods

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Traditionally, the southern neighborhoods of India’s primary cities have always been the poshest and most desirable locations for HNI home buyers. Historically, these localities have housed the Who’s Who of the city. This phenomenon still continues; however, over time, other areas are competing with these legacy locations and attracting the younger nouveau riche.


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