Hambantota: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
India-Sri Lanka to hold SLINEX military exercise
Published: October 19, 2020
On October 19, 2020, India and Sri Lanka are to begin a three-day military exercise “SLINEX”. The eighth edition of the exercise is to be held off coast of Trincomalee. It is to be conducted in non-contact at-sea only format. This strategy has been adopted due to COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights The drill will include series ..
Sri Lanka withdraws from UNHRC Resolution
Published: February 27, 2020
On February 26, 2020, the Sri Lankan Government formally notified the United Nations that it will withdraw from the UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council) resolution. Highlights The UNHRC resolution 40/1 was co-sponsored by Sri Lanka and 11 other countries. The main aim of the resolution is investigation of war time violence against Tamil Tiger ..
Category: International Current Affairs
India and France to begin patrolling mission in Indian Ocean Region
Published: December 10, 2019
India and France are to launch joint naval patrolling mission after the Varuna Naval Exercise that was held in May, 2019. The joint mission is to be executed in the Indian Ocean Region to protect the strategic interests of the countries and to check large scale illegal fishing. Highlights The Joint Patrol mission is to ..
Category: Defence Current Affairs
China hosts 2nd Belt and Road Forum
Published: April 27, 2019
Second Belt and Road Forum (BRF) was held in Beijing, China. It will serve as stocktaking exercise for China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It saw participation of 126 countries and 29 international organisations, increase from 60 countries and international organisations seen in in first edition of BRF 2017. India did not participate in ..
A new railway line opened in Sri Lanka : Built by Chinese
Published: April 11, 2019
The Chinese has been assisting many Asian, African and Latin American countries with their investments in infrastructure. Sri Lanka recently opened the Chinese assisted railway line connecting the coastal city of Matara in Hambantota and Beliatta. The aim of the line is to boost passenger traffic into deep south. Countries including India, US, Japan have ..