Page-3 of Act East Policy Current Affairs, GK & News

India attends SAARC Foreign Ministers Informal Summit

On September 24, 2020, the external Affairs Minister S Jaishankar attended the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation Foreign Ministers Informal meet virtually. During the meet, it was highlighted that SAARC should overcome cross border terrorism, blocking of connectivity and obstruction in trade. These three are currently considered the three greatest challenges of SAARC grouping. ..

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Logo and Song of “Destination North East, 2020” festival launched

On September 21, 2020, the Union Minister Shri Jitendra Singh unveiled logo and song for the festival “Destination North East, 2020”. The four-day event is to be formally inaugurated by Home Minister Amit Shah on September 27, 2020. Significance The festival helps to familiarize people of other parts of the country with rich unexplored potential ..

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European Think Tank: Act East Policy of India has shifted its Geostrategic posture in Indo-Pacific

On July 7, 2020, the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) said that Act East policy of India has shifted the Geostrategic posture of India in the Indo-Pacific. Highlights The EFSAS is a European think tank. According to the think tank, the Act East Policy has expanded India’s scope beyond its previous Look East ..

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Manipur- the major role player of Act East Policy

India has been focusing on Act East Policy lately with a strong motive of developing the North East. Out of all the North Eastern States, Manipur has evolved the major supporter of Act East Policy. Measures The GoI and the Manipur Government have taken several measures together in order to make the Act East Policy ..

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BIMSTEC: Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking inaugurated

On February 13, 2020, Union Minister Amit Shah launched the BIMSTEC Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking in New Delhi. The event was organized by the Narcotics Control Bureau. The Conference was attended by other BIMSTEC partners Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Highlights The main objective of the conference is to control the ..

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