international - 2013 JULY

July 1


Russian President Vladimir Putin signed Anti - gay measures into Law.

Croatia became the 28th member of the European Union on 1st July.
* EU Commission President: Jose Manuel Barroso.
* Croatia is the first country to join the EU since 2007.

July 3

Ministry of Tourism of India on 2nd July 2013 agreed to a proposal from the visiting tourism and travel delegation from Nepal for joint publicity of India and Nepal as tourist destinations in other countries.

July 4

Egyptian Chief Justice Adil Mansour was sworn in Thursday the country’s interim President, hours after the Army ousted incumbent Mohammed Morsi and put him under house arrest.

July 5

London will host the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum in October.
* The first time that the event will be held outside a Muslim country as the British capital looks to become a global hub for Sharia finance.
* The ninth edition will be held at London Excel Centre between 29th and 31st October.
* Organized by the Kualalampur based WIEF foundation a non - profit organization.

July 6

According to UN report, India is on track to meet the United Nations Millenium Development Goal (MDG) of poverty reduction by 2015.

July 8

China’s former Railway Minister Liu Zhijun was given a suspended death sen­tence on Monday by a court here for corruption and abuse of power.

On July 8th India and Albania signed an agreement for Avoidance of Double Tax­ation and prevention of fiscal evasion with effects to taxes on income and capital.

* The agreement signed by Ms. Sudha Sharma chairperson of CBDT - Central Board of Direct Taxes and Mr. Fatos Karciku, Ambassador Republic of Albania.

On July 8th India and Iraq signed an agreement to enhance co - operation in energy security, bilateral trade of commerce, infrastructure development among others.

* The agreement was signed between the union petroleum minister Veerappa Moily and his counter part from Iraq. Abdul Karim Luaibi at the end of the India - Iraq Joint Commission on technical co - operation in Baghdad.
On 8th July India, Sri Lanka and Maldives have entered into a tripartite agree­ment on maritime co - operation to secure sea routes in the Indian Ocean region at the end of the meeting on trilateral co - operation on maritime security.

July 9

The Bank International Indonesia (BII) launched its operations in India by opening a branch in Mumbai.

Ban ki - moon

UN Secretary - General Ban ki - moon announced the appointment of Abdoulaye Bathily of Senegal his new deputy special representative for the United Nations multi dimensional integrated stabilization mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

On 9th July European Union (EU) States approved the adoption of the Euro by Latvia as of 1st January 2014.
* The country will be the 18th member of the European monetary union.

India and Tanzania have signed an agreement on bilateral co - operation in sever­al sectors including agriculture, health and education, mines and minerals.
The agreements were signed between the Minister of State for External Affairs Mrs. Preneet Kaur and the Tanzania Minister for Foreign Affairs and Interna­tional Co - operation, Bernard K member at Dar-e-Salaam University.
* Tanzania President: Dr. Jakaya M. Kikwete.

July 10

On 10th July New Zealand signed a free trade agreement with Taiwan. Two - way trade is worth 1.6 billion New Zealand dollars (US $1.2 billion) annually.

July 11

"World Population Day” observed on 11th July.
* Theme: Adolescent Pregnancy with an aspiration of safe child birth and that each.

July 16

India has overtaken the USA as the top buyer of Nigerian Crude Oil.
* India High Commissioner to Nigeria - Mahesh Sach Dev.

July 17

A special meeting of the UN - General Assembly will mark the Nelson Mandela International Day on 18th July.
The Second International Crimes Tribunal sentenced Ali Mohammed Mujaheed, General Secretary of Jamaat – E - Islami to death.

July 22

UNESCO included the writing of Cuban Revolution leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara in its memory of the World register.