Bhutan: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Bhutan introduces “sustainable development fee” for regional tourists

Bhutan recently introduced a “sustainable development fee” for regional tourists, as there is a sharp rise in Indian visitors to the country. The lower house of Bhutan Parliament passed the legislation in this regard. The regional tourists, who were previously exempted from the fee were the tourists from India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives. Now for ..

‘Raisina Dialogue 2020’ from 14th-16th January in New Delhi

The multilateral conference that has emerged as India’s flagship conference since its inception in the year 2016 on geoeconomics and geopolitics is organized annually in New Delhi. In collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, the Conference is organized by the Indian independent think tank- Observer Research Foundation (ORF).  The multi-stakeholder dialogue is structured for ..

International Seminar on Climate Smart Farming Systems for BIMSTEC countries

The Director-General of ICAR inaugurated the 3 day International Seminar on Climate Smart Farming Systems for the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) countries in New Delhi on Wednesday, 11th December 2019. The Seminar is organized by the Department of Agricultural Research and Education under the Ministry of Agriculture and ..

India ranks 73rd in UNCTAD B2C E-commerce Index 2019

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD) has released its 2019 edition of Business-to-Consumer(B2C) E-commerce Index which measures an economy’s preparedness to support online shopping. The index is prepared on the basis of four indicators that are highly linked to online shopping. The four indicators are- (1)Account ownership with a mobile-money-service provider or at ..

Currency Swap Agreement Framework revised For SAARC

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to further economic cooperations within the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries, the framework on currency swap agreement has been revised on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The currency swap facility for the SAARC member countries came into effect on 15th November 2012. The current ..

39th edition of India International Trade Fair begins

The 39th India International Trade Fair will be inaugurated by Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari. The theme for this year is ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Several countries, including Australia, Iran, the UK, Vietnam, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, Indonesia are participating in the 14-day Trade Fair. This year ..

World Bank releases its report ‘South Asia Economic Focus, Making (De) Centralization Work’

The World Bank has recently released its report titled ‘South Asia Economic Focus, Making (De) Centralization Work’. As per report, Bangladesh has become the 2nd fastest growing economy in south Asia after Bhutan. The report point out that Bangladesh’s economy is likely to maintain growth above 7% i.e. supported by a robust macroeconomic framework, political ..

NTCA confirms presence of tigers in high-altitude regions of Sikkim

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has recently confirmed the presence of tigers in high-altitude regions of Sikkim, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh in a study submitted to the Union Ministry of Environment. The Ministry will use a study on the status of tiger habitats in high altitude ecosystems to have a high altitude ..