India-Sri Lanka Current Affairs, GK & News

SLAF’s 70th anniversary: Suryakirans, Sarang & Tejas to Take Part in Celebrations

The Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF) will celebrate its 70th anniversary in March 2021. In the celebration, the Indian Air Force’s Sarang, Surya kirans and Light Combat Aircraft Tejas will participate in Colombo from March 3 to 5, 2021. Significance The participation of the Indian Air Force in the 70th anniversary celebration of SLAF signifies ..

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‘Vaccine Maitri Initiative’ extended to Sri Lanka

India has extended its “Vaccine Maitri Initiative” to Sri-Lanka now. As per the agreement, India dispatched 500000 doses of Covishield vaccines to Sri Lanka as grant assistance. The vaccine maitri initiative has delivered nearly five million doses to seven countries in the neighbourhood, till date. Background The delivery of vaccines which has been made by ..

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India-Sri Lanka to hold SLINEX military exercise

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 ..

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RBI to extend $400 million Currency Swap Facility to Sri Lanka

The Reserve Bank of India has signed all the necessary documents for extending a $400 million currency swap facility to Sri Lanka to boost the island nation’s draining foreign exchange reserves on account of the coronavirus pandemic around the world. This agreement will remain available till November 2022 In April 2020, RBI said in a ..

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May 21: National Anti-Terrorism Day

Every year on May 21, India observes National Anti-Terrorism Day. The day is observed to mark the death anniversary of the former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. Highlights Rajiv Gandhi was the sixth prime minister of India. He served as the prime minister of the country between 1984 and 1989. He was assassinated in Sriperumbudur, Tamil ..

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