India-Sri Lanka: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India-Sri Lanka to hold SLINEX military exercise

Published: October 19, 2020

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

Published: July 25, 2020

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

Published: May 21, 2020

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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April 9: CRPF Valour Day

Published: April 9, 2020

Every year, April 9 is being marked as CRPF Valour Day all over India. The day is also called “CRPF Shaurya Diwas”. Why Valour Day? A small contingent of the CRPF on April 9, 1965 fought against Pakistan in Rann of Kutch eliminating 34 Pakistan soldiers. This was the first time a full-fledged infantry brigade ..

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HAL to set up logistics bases in Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka

Published: March 9, 2020

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is to set up logistics bases in Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. This is to entice them towards buying India’s military helicopters and Light Combat Aircraft Tejas. Highlights The HAL is working towards increasing defence exports and help India achieve its 5 billion USD defence target. It will also ..

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