India's Neighbourhood: 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 ..
India to deliver INS Sindhuvir to Myanmar
Published: October 16, 2020
India is to transfer the Indian Naval Ship Sindhuvir to the Myanmar Navy in the near future. The INS Sindhuvir is a Kilo-Class Submarine. With this, Myanmar is to get its first submarine. Highlights India is to transfer the INS in accordance to SAGAR Policy. SAGAR is Security and Growth for All in the Region. ..
Category: Defence Current Affairs
COVID-19 Vaccine: India launches “Strengthening Clinical Trial Research Capacities in Neighbouring Countries” programme
Published: September 23, 2020
On September 23, the Department of Biotechnology launched “Strengthening Clinical Trials Research Capacities in Neighbouring Countries” programme under the Ind-CEPI Mission. Highlights The programme has been launched in partnership with Ministry of External Affairs. It is a training programme that will strengthen clinical trial research capacity of neighbourhood. In the current situation of the COVID-19 ..
Category: International Current Affairs
Neighbourhood First Policy: PM Modi to hold e-Summit with Sri Lanka
Published: September 21, 2020
On September 26, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold his first virtual Summit with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The meeting is expected to be held on the side lines of United Nations general assembly. Apart from Sri Lanka India is expected to hold several other meets with its neighbourhood in the ..
GoI amends FDI policy
Published: April 18, 2020
On April 18, 2020, the Government of India amended the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy. This has been done to prevent opportunistic acquisitions of Indian companies due to COVID-19 economic crisis. The amendments has been made to the Consolidated FDI policy, 2017. What is the current rule? Under the current rule, any non-resident entity from ..
Category: Economy & Banking Current Affairs