PM Modi Inaugurates Make in India Centre in Mumbai

The Times of India | Feb 13, 2016

Revolving around the theme of innovation, design and sustainability, the Make In India Centre showcases some of the country's most innovative and trendsetting products and manufacturing processes before the world for the first time after the global launch of the 'Make In India' initiative in September 2014.

Pope’s Meeting With Russian Patriarch Could Influence Syrian Settlement

Sputnik International | Feb 13, 2016

The historic meeting between Pope Francis and Russian Patriarch Kirill, which took place in Havana on Friday, could act as a soft force contributing to the resolution of the Syrian crisis, experts told Sputnik.

National Multicultural Festival Parades Costume, Customs and Cuisine

Sydney Morning Herald | Feb 13, 2016

It had everything from bagpipes to belly dancers [...] Canberrans came out in force on Saturday to enjoy costume, cuisine and customs from all over the world. The 2016 National Multicultural Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary with 7.5 kilometres of bunting, 400 stalls representing 170 nationalities and 350 performance groups and 2500 performers. 

India's Rural Olympics

The Diplomat | Feb 12, 2016

India’s Rural Olympics, formally known as the Kila Raipur Sports Festival, is held annually each winter in Kila Raipur on the outskirts of Ludhiana, Punjab. The festival has been running since 1933. The four-day festival is a celebration of, well, rural Indian culture. 

Why Are Syrian Kurds Pivoting Toward Moscow?

The Washington Post | Feb 12, 2016

An affiliate of the largest and most powerful Kurdish party in Syria, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), opened its first official mission abroad — in Moscow. Given the amount of military and political support the PYD has received from the United States, this decision is likely to be received with some shock and confusion in the West. But a closer examination of the PYD’s historical experience and core interests suggests that the politics behind a potential realignment with Moscow makes strategic sense.

VANK, Yonhap to Cohost Nation Branding Exhibition

Yonhap News Agenecy | Feb 12, 2016

An exhibition to introduce South Korea to the world to increase its national brand awareness will be held in Seoul later this month. The non-governmental organization Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK) and Yonhap News Agency will cohost the "National Brand (UP) Exhibition" at the National Museum of Korea in Yongsan, Seoul from Feb. 23-28.

USG International Student Assembly Hosts Food Fair

Daily Trojan | Feb 12, 2016

Undergraduate Student Government’s International Student Assembly, had their International Food Fair on McCarthy Quad Thursday. ISA is part of the programming branch of USG, entrusted to promote the international student population’s concerns and interests, while providing cultural, educational experiences. 

Egypt and China Following Xi’s Visit

Canada Free Press | Feb 12, 2016

In the course of the visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Egypt on January 20-22, 2016, Egypt and China announced a five-year, multi-sector cooperation agreement. [...] On a symbolic level, Egypt and China also declared 2016 as “the Egyptian-Chinese cultural year.”

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