Asia: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Sex Ratio at Birth

The state-wise data on sex ratio at birth (SRB) tabled by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare makes the following observations: The sex ratio at birth (SRB) which is defined as the number of female births per 1,000 male births, improved from 914 to 919 between the third and fourth National Family Health Surveys ..

Madhya Pradesh government to waive loans taken by tribals from money-lenders

On the occasion of World Tribal Day (WTD-2019), the Madhya Pradesh government has announced that loans taken by tribals from money-lenders would be waived in all tribal blocks of the state. The government will also provide debit cards to tribals through which they can withdraw up to Rs 10,000 from ATMs. The facility to withdraw ..

52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-52)

The 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-52) has recently taken place in Bangkok, Thailand from July 29 to Aug 3. The annual meeting opened with a call from the host Thailand for deeper integration to expand trade and bolster prosperity in the region amid rising global challenges. The meeting takes place in the shadow of ..

South-East Asian countries to jointly bid to host 2034 Football World Cup

The South-East Asian countries will jointly bid to host the 2034 Football World Cup. For this, the meeting of ASEAN countries was held in Bangkok. Prime Minister of Thailand Prayuth Chan-ocha invited the people of ASEAN to support the football associations in their countries to host the tournament. The FIFA World Cup has held only ..

Iran considering to leave NPT: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister has stated that it can also consider quitting the nuclear treaty which was signed to stop the spread of nuclear weapons as the US administration has tightened the sanctions on Iran. Tensions between the US and Iran have further risen ever since the Trump administration has pulled out from the Iranian Nuclear ..