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India-Afghanistan sign MoUs

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 ..

Facts Box: World Drug Report 2020

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime recently released the World Drug Report, 2020. The report highlighted the possible consequences the COVID-19 on illegal drug production and supply. Key Findings of the report The report says that around 26.9 crore people used drugs in 2018. This was 30% more than those used in 2009. ..

Buddhas of Bamiyan

In light of the recent observation of the World Heritage Festival, the ICOMOS highlighted the Buddhas of Bamiyan as an example of heritage items destroyed for what they symbolise. About the Monument The Buddhas of Bamiyan were located in the Bamyan Valley of central Afghanistan. These were 2 statues of Buddha carved into a rocky ..

Kabul Terror Attack

The UN recently condemned the terror attack on the Kabul Gurudwara in Afghanistan. Several countries, including India, had also condemned the attack. The Attack The attack happened on March 25th on the Gurudwara Har Rai Sahib Shrine in Kabul in Afghanistan. The shootings and suicide bombing led to the death of 25 worshippers and the ..

Afghanistan to contribute $1 million to SAARC Corona Emergency Fund

Afghanistan recently pledged $1 million contribution to the SAARC Corona Emergency Fund, which was proposed by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India proposed an initial contribution of $10 million to tackle the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. After the announcement, Nepal and Bhutan committed nearly $1 million and $100,000 respectively to the SAARC Corona Emergency ..

US to ink deal with Taliban in Doha

The United States is scheduled to sign a deal with the Taliban group on February 29, in Doha, for reduction in violence across Afghanistan. This was announced by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  A week-long ‘reduction in violence’ deal between the Taliban, the US and Afghan security forces is to commence shortly. After this agreement, Intra-Afghan negotiations are ..

Ashraf Ghani re-elected as the President of Afghanistan

Election commission chief of Afghanistan announced the result of last September’s election held in the country. Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has been declared the winner of the polls with 50.64% of the vote. There were allegations of vote-manipulation and fraud after the September poll, though only a small part of the country came forward to ..

Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) came into effect from 10th January

On 11th December 2019, the Parliament of India passed the Citizenship Amendment Act followed by which thousands of citizens including students protested across various parts of the country against the Act despite the continuous assertion of the Central Government that no Indian citizen needs to worry about the new Act, On Friday, 10th January 2020 ..