India-Bhutan Current Affairs, GK & News

Bhutan: 93% of adults vaccinated in 16 days

The Himalayan kingdom Bhutan has recently completed vaccinating 93% of its adult population in the world. How did Bhutan succeed in its vaccination programme? The population of Bhutan is small. This is one of the main reason behind the rapid vaccination in the country. Apart from this, the success has also been attributed to “Dessuups”. ..

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India-Bhutan MoU in use of outer space

The Union Cabinet recently approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bhutan for peaceful use of outer space. The MoU was signed between the countries on November 19, 2020. What is India-Bhutan MoU in use of Outer Space? The agreement allows the countries to pursue cooperation in areas such as space science, navigation, ..

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RuPay Card Phase II jointly launched by India and Bhutan

On November 20, 2020, PM Narendra Modi and Bhutanese PM Lotay Tshering jointly launched RuPay card Phase II that will allow Bhutan citizens to access RuPay network in India. The phase I was launched in August 2019. Highlights The implementation of Phase I of Rupay cards enabled visitors from India to access Point of Sale ..

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China’s new border dispute with Bhutan

China is now claiming the Sakteng wildlife sanctuary in Eastern Bhutan to be part of its territory. What is the issue? The boundary between China and Bhutan has never been demarcated. For a long time, the countries have disputes over central, eastern and western sectors. China has recently been attempting to stop the funding for ..

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India-Bhutan sign agreements on Hydroelectric Projects

On June 29, 2020, India and Bhutan signed an agreement on a Hydroelectric power project. The agreement was signed between the Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Limited and Royal Government of Bhutan in the virtual presence of Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. Highlights Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Limited is a joint venture between Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam ..

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