India-Bhutan: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

RuPay Card Phase II jointly launched by India and Bhutan

Published: November 20, 2020

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

Published: July 7, 2020

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

Published: June 30, 2020

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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Union Cabinet approved MoUs signed between India and Bhutan

Published: June 3, 2020

On June 3, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved the Memorandum of Understanding signed between India and Bhutan. The agreement between the countries was signed to improve cooperation in the field of environment. Highlights The agreement will help to promote long term cooperation between India and Bhutan. Also, it will help to ..

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WHO map includes Ladakh as Chinese Territory

Published: April 28, 2020

The World Health Organization has recently showed the parts of Ladakh as Chinese territory in its map. The region has been shown as dotted line and colour code. Also, the regions of Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan occupied Kashmir has been shown as dotted line. Dotted line suggest that the region is a disputed territory. ..

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