Afghanistan: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India to build Shahtoot dam in Afghanistan

Published: November 28, 2020

The Union Minister of External Affairs Shri S Jaishankar recently announced at the Geneva Donors conference that India is to construct the Shahtoot Dam across the Maidan river, a tributary of river Kabul in Afghanistan. The negotiations to build the dam across the river began in 2016. In 2016, India had funded for the Salma ..

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First Shipment of Afghan Goods via Chabahar to China Sent by Iran-India

Published: July 20, 2020

Iran and India have shipped the first-ever shipment of transit goods to China via Chabahar Port. It comes on the backdrop of the US sanctions on Iran and the balance that Iran is trying to maintain between the rival of the USA, China and its ally, India. The shipment of dried fruit was sent from ..

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China and Iran Ink $400 billion Partnership Deal: Key Facts

Published: July 16, 2020

China and Iran have agreed to enter into an agreement worth $400 billion in order to develop the track between Chabahar and Zahedan, which will be extended to Zaranj in Afghanistan. The main objective of the project is to connect Chabahar to Zahedan, the capital city of Sistan-Baluchestan Province and it is expected to be ..

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India in top five list of Drug Seizures

Published: July 8, 2020

The recently released World Drug Report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reports that the fourth largest drug seizures in 2018 was from India. Highlights Iran had the world’s highest seizure of opium followed by Afghanistan and Pakistan. The report stated that 644 tonnes of opium was seized in Iran, 27 tonnes ..

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India-Afghanistan sign MoUs

Published: July 6, 2020

On July 5, 2020, India and Afghanistan signed five Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) to develop educational infrastructure in four provinces of Afghanistan. Highlights The five MoUs were signed under the High Impact Community Development Projects (HICDP) that are being implemented by the Indian Government in Afghanistan. The agreement was signed by the Indian Ambassador Vinay ..

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