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

Heeng Cultivation introduced in Indian Himalayas

Published: October 19, 2020

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Institute of Himalayan bioresource Technology has taken up Heeng cultivation in the Lahaul valley of Himachal Pradesh. Around 750 hectares are to be covered under Heeng cultivation. Background The IHBT had earlier partnered with Department of Agriculture, Himachal Pradesh to boost production of Heeng and Saffron in the ..

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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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US-Iran: Four Nuclear Restrictions renewed by US

Published: March 31, 2020

On March 30, 2020, the US renewed four nuclear restrictions imposed on Iran. The restrictions were imposed to prevent Iran from building its nuclear programme. Highlights The nuclear restrictions on Iran imposed by the US has been renewed for another 60 days. The decision makes it harder for Iran to work on its Nuclear programme ..

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Banana Exports hit due to Corona Virus

Published: March 16, 2020

The major banana growing regions of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were severely hit. This was mainly because the importing countries have gone for lockdown, especially Iran. Highlights The price of a tonne of banana that used to be between Rs 13,000 and Rs 14,500 has come down to Rs 8,000. With the exports being stopped, ..

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External Affairs Minister visits Iran

Published: December 24, 2019

External Affairs Minister was on a two-day visit to Iran between December 22-23, 2019. During his visit he chaired the 19th Joint Commission Meeting with his Iranian Counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif. Highlights The leaders at the Joint Commission Meeting agreed to Strengthen and accelerate Chabahar project. The visit comes after US has provided narrow exemption ..

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