India’s Foreign Policy Exhibition at Israel Museum A cultural event was organised at the Israel Museum where a new exhibition titled 'Body of Faith: Sculpture from the National Museum of India’ was inaugurated. Recently, India and Israel celebrated the 30th anniversary of the establishment of full diplomatic relations. Body of Faith draws from three major epochs in the history of Indian sovereignties, namely, the Gupta dynasty (4th – 8th century CE), the mid-Chola dynasty (10th –12th century CE), and the Pala dynasty (8th – 12th century CE). Among the 14 sculptures of Hindu deities in bronze and stone, eight have been loaned from the National Museum and other six are taken from the Israel Museum’s own collection. The loaned artefacts from the Indian National Museum include Nataraja (12th Century, Chola period, in bronze) Ganesha (13th century, Pala period, in stone) Vishnu (11-12th century, Pala Period, in stone) Ganga (8-9th century, Pala Period, in stone) Brahmani (12th century, Chola period, in stone) Vishnu (12th century, Chola Period, in stone) Saptamatrikas (9th century, Northern India, in stone) Surya (8-9th century, Chola period, in stone). The display from the Israel Museum's own collection include Child Saint Sambandar (9th century, Chola period, in bronze, Shivling (Gupta period in stone) Agni (10th century, northern India, in stone) Parvati (11th century, Chola period, in stone) Celestial Dancer (10th century, Rajasthan, in stone) Chamunda (10th century, Northern India, in stone) About Israel Capital - Jerusalem President - Isaac Herzog Prime Minister - Yair Lapid Govt – Welfare oriented Govt schemes, their utility Medicine kit under Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam scheme A total of 99,717 medicine kits in 15 zones under the Greater Chennai Corporation were distributed under the Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam scheme. About Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam Scheme Launched by CM MK Stalin on 5th August 2022 in Samanapalli…
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India’s Foreign Policy UK govt approves 3,000 visas for Indians per year under new scheme The UK government led by Rishi Sunak has approved 3,000 visas for young Indian professionals to work in the country every year. Under the UK-India Young Professionals Scheme, the UK will offer 3,000 places to Indian Nationals with degrees aged between 18-30 to come to the UK to live and work for two years. According to the UK Home Office data, around 118,000 Indian students received a UK student visa in the year ending June 2022, an 89 per cent rise from the previous year, Besides this, the British government said it is also strengthening the ability to remove immigration offenders. About United Kingdom Capital - London Monarch - Charles III Prime Minister - Rishi Sunak Currency - Pound sterling Govt – Welfare oriented Govt schemes, their utility Over 12.5 lakh to be enrolled in Naan Mudhalvan portal The Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation Managing Director, J. Innocent Divya, called on the corporates to partner with the Naan Mudhalvan project to help students passing out of various institutions to acquire new skills and find jobs. About Naan Mudhalvan Scheme Launched on March 1, 2022. The scheme was launched as a skill development program for the students of Government Schools and Colleges. TN Government also launched the ‘Kalloori Kanavu’ programme under the ‘Naan Mudhalvan’ initiative which aims to guide and counsel students who have completed Class XII. Naan Mudhalvan portal was launched by Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on August 29, 2022 which is aimed to get over 12.5 lakh students registered on the portal by the end of the year.
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India’s Foreign Policy Jaishankar meets Blinken; discusses Ukraine war, Indo-US ties External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Cambodia and discussed bilateral ties, Ukraine conflict, energy issues, G20 and the situation in the Indo-Pacific. The meeting between the top diplomats of the two countries took place on the sidelines of the ASEAN-India Summit to be held in Cambodia. Jaishankar is accompanying Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, who is leading the Indian delegation to the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit and the 17th East Asia Summit, both of which will be held in Cambodia. About Cambodia Capital - Phnom Penh Prime Minister - Hun Sen Currency - Riel
India’s Foreign Policy 9th India-U.S. Economic and Financial Partnership Indian Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman and United States Treasury Secretary Dr. Janet L. Yellen met in New Delhi for the 9th meeting of India-U.S. Economic and Financial Partnership. The U.S. Treasury and Ministry of Finance launched the Economic and Financial Partnership in 2010 as a framework to cement the economic bonds between the two nations and build a foundation for greater cooperation and economic growth. A dedicated session on climate finance for the second time under the Economic and Financial Partnership was conducted. The two countries discussed issues relating to cryptocurrency regulation. Latest Court Verdicts SC orders release of all life convicts in Rajiv case The Supreme Court ordered the immediate release of six life convicts who have been in prison for over three decades in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The six convicts are: Nalini, Ravichandran, Jayakumar, Suthenthiraraja (Santhan), Murugan and Robert Payas. Note In 2018, the then AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu recommended the names of all the seven convicts, including Perarivalan, for premature release. But the decision remained pending before the state’s Governor following which Perarivalan approached the Supreme Court. On May 18, 2022 the apex court had ordered the release of Perarivalan, exercising its powers under Article 142 of the Constitution. The bench said the same order will apply to the six other accused as well.