Page-14 of Bhutan Current Affairs, GK & News

INSAT-3D and Alphasat satellites launched successfully

European space consortium Arianespace’s Ariane 5 rocket launched INSAT-3D  and Alphasat satellites from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana, giving a boost to weather forecasting and disaster warning services. About INSAT-3D: Designed to provide meteorological observation and monitoring of land and ocean surfaces. INSAT-3D also carried the newly developed 19 ‘Channel Sounder’, the first such payload ..

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PDP victorious in Bhutan General Assembly polls

Led by Tshering Tobgay, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has registered their victory in the polls to the General Assembly of Bhutan. It won 32 out of 47 seats, while the outgoing party, the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), managed to retain the remaining seats in the election. The focus of the PDP’s election campaign in ..

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Global Peace Index 2013: India ranks 141 of 162 countries

The Global Peace Index (GPI) that measured peace in 162 countries ranked India at 141st position for year 2013.  To prepare the Index, 22 qualitative and quantitative indicators of the absence and fear of violence were used. Where did India fall short? The main indicators that deteriorated India’s ranking are militarisation, domestic and international conflicts, and corruption. ..

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India, Bhutan sign currency swap agreement

India and Bhutan have inked a currency swap agreement for up to $100 million to promote economic co-operation b/w the two nations. The pact was signed by the Reserve Bank of India and the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (RMAB). It enables RMAB to make withdrawals of US dollar, euro or Indian rupee in multiple ..

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Prime Minister of Bhutan visited India

Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley made a home visit to India. His visit was aimed at improving India-Bhutan bilateral ties.

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