The SAARC Development Fund (SDF) will soon launch a Social Enterprise Development Programme (SEDP) to fund approx 80 enterprises across the 8-member states annually. As part of SDF social window, the SEDP will be implemented in all the SAARC member states (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) with an objective of ..
India will host the first military exercise of the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) group focusing on counter-terrorism in Pune on September 2018. As part of this, a conclave of the Army chiefs of all 7 member-states is being planned. The purpose of the exercise is to promote strategic ..
The first meeting of the BIMSTEC Working Group on Customs Cooperation was held in New Delhi, India on 10-11 May 2018. Delegates from all the BIMSTEC Member States, i.e., Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand attended the meeting. The meeting reviewed the progress in matters of BIMSTEC customs cooperation and finalized the ..
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO), which plays a pivotal role in infrastructure development in border areas, has celebrated its 58th Raising Day on May 7, 2018. Since its inception in 1960, the BRO has grown from 02 to 19 projects. The works executed have ensured the territorial integrity and the socio-economic upliftment of the most ..
In April, 2016, the Union Cabinet had approved adopting and becoming a member of the Statute of the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN), a regional inter-governmental body in combating wildlife crime in the region and beyond. By becoming member of SAWEN, India will strengthen its ties with the member countries for controlling the trans-boundary ..
The Union Ministry of AYUSH hosted the first-ever meeting of BIMSTEC Task Force on Traditional Medicine (BITFM) on October 24-25, 2017 at Parvasi Bhartiya Kendra in New Delhi. India being a major stake holder in the field of Traditional Medicine plays an important role in influencing the policies and strategies related to the Traditional Medicine ..
RBI enhances per transaction limit to $ 3,000 for exporters RBI increased the limit for holding foreign currency abroad to $3,000 per transaction for exporters against the existing $ 500. As per the RBI, the RBI the verdict taken for export related remittal obtained via Online Payment Gateway Service Providers (OPGSPS). The provision is just ..
Events, Happenings & Observances:Remembering Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and SukhdevMarch 23, 2010 marked the 79th martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed-e-azam Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were hanged to death on March 23, 1931. World Meteorological DayEach year, on 23 March, the World Meteorological Organization, its 189 Members and the worldwide meteorological community ..