Central Asia: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India-Kazakhstan sign Memorandum of Understanding

Published: November 18, 2020

On November 17, 2020, India and Kazakhstan held seventh round of foreign office consultations via video conference. The countries signed the “Indian Grant Assistance for Implementation of High Impact Community Projects in Kazakhstan”. Highlights During the consultations, the countries reviewed their bilateral cooperation within the framework of their strategic partnership. The consultations covered economic, political, ..

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1st India-Uzbekistan National Coordination Committee meeting held

Published: August 25, 2020

The first meeting of the National Coordination Committees for monitoring implementation of mutually agreed projects between India and the Central Asian nation Uzbekistan has concluded. What are the discussions made in the meeting? Both nations reexamined the activities of bilateral economic and trade cooperation which are in operation or planned for the future. The discussions ..

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Iran drops off India from Chabahar Rail Project

Published: July 14, 2020

On July 14, 2020, the Iranian Government announced that it is to move ahead with construction of rail line from Chabahar port to Zahedan on its own. According to the Iranian Government, the decision was taken due to the delays in funding for the project from Indian side. Highlights The Iranian Government is to complete ..

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Facts Box: World Drug Report 2020

Published: June 29, 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. ..

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USA’s House of Representatives passed the bill against Uighur camps in China

Published: December 4, 2019

USA’s lower House of the Parliament, the House of Representatives, passed the Uighur Act of 2019. It is considered as a stronger version of the bill passed earlier in September in the upper house, Senate. The act urges the US president to take a stand against the ‘re-education camps’ established by Chinese state in western ..

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