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India-Nepal Relations

Skanda Purana has a separate volume known as ‘Nepal Mahatmya’, which explains in more details about the beauty and power of Nepal. Nepal is also mentioned in Hindu scriptures such as the Narayana Puja and the Atharva Siras (800-600 BC). Around 1000 BC, small kingdoms and confederations of clans arose in the region. From one of ..

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India-Nepal Task Force for Hydropower Project

On February 24, 2022, India and Nepal agreed to set up a joint task force on “proposal to construct a hydropower project” from investments of both the countries. Highlights The task force will have maximum three members from both the countries. Agreement was signed at the 9th meeting of Nepal-India Energy Secretary-Level Joint Steering Committee in Kathmandu. ..

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List of Recent Cabinet Approvals

On January 6, 2021, The Union Cabinet gave nod to several proposals including Phase 2 of Green Energy Corridor and MoU with Nepal for constructing bridge over Mahakali River. Green Energy Corridor Phase 2 Government approved phase 2 of the green energy corridor under the “intra-state transmission system” for facilitating grid integration and power evacuation ..

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India hands over Jaynagar-Kurtha rail link to Nepal

India has handed over 34.9 km long cross-border rail link to Nepal government, that connects Jayanagar in Bihar to Kurtha in Nepal. Key Points The ceremony took place on October 22, 2021 in the presence of Indian ambassador to Nepal Vinay M. Kwatra and Nepal minister for physical Infrastructure & transport Renu Kumari Yadav. About ..

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Nepal’s foreign minister seeks friendly ties with India & China

Newly-appointed Foreign Minister of Nepal, Narayan Khadka, seeks to maintain friendly ties with India as well as China. Key Points He will work towards maintaining friendly and balanced relations with both the countries and forge national consensus with political parties on the foreign relations matters. Background Narayan Khadka, aged 72, was sworn in as the ..

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Why India-Nepal Flood Management needs correction?

People of Bihar faces perennial flooding in North Bihar (Mithilanchal region) almost every year despite the efforts of government. Solution to such flooding lies in correction of India-Nepal flood management. Steps taken by government First ever disaster management plan came into state with the efforts of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. During his tenure in 2005-2010, ..

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Nepal, India sign deal for Lower Arun Hydropower project

Nepal has inked a USD 1.3 billion deal with Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) of India to develop a 679-megawatt hydropower project in eastern Nepal. Key Points This will be the second mega venture in Nepal, undertaken by India. It is the single largest foreign investment project. It is based on 2017 cost estimates. To ..

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