Current Affairs Jan 2019 - Foreign Affairs
1 - India and Mongolia Sign MoU
With the objective to promote art and culture, the Embassy of Mongolia and International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry (ICMEI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
For the development of international peace and unity, they will collectively work in different fields including radio, television, cinema, animation, Performing and Fine Arts, hospitality, education, tourism, environment, solar energy, skill development, PR events and advertising, Fashion and Design, and Journalism.
What is ICMEI?
International Chamber of Media & Entertainment Industry (ICMEI) is the only chamber dedicated to Media & Entertainment Industry; it is global in nature. It works with the objective to bring Love, Peace, and Unity through Art and Culture.
2 - India Signed MoUs worth $9.5 Million with Afghanistan
Amid the prevailing crisis in Afghanistan, India has signed 11 Memorandums of Understanding with the Afghan Government. The projects covered under these are worth 9.5 USD million.
The projects involved under the agreement will involve the construction of health clinics, orphanages, classrooms, and canal protection walls. Besides, the agreements will also help empower women by providing them with economic opportunities. The projects will cater to seven provinces of Afghanistan – Ghor, Balkh, Kapisa, Badghhis, Bamyan, Kabul, and Herat.
3 - World’s First Human Rights TV Channel Launched in London
With the objective to deliver hidden stories ignored by mainstream media into people’s living rooms, world’s first dedicated television channel has been launched in London, UK. The topics covered by the channel will include refugees, women’s rights, LBGT issues, extremism, incarceration of journalists, and the plight of the world’s stateless people.
As per the report of the International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR), the web-based channel is designed to bring human rights issues to audiences in more than 20 countries across, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.