India's Neighbours Current Affairs, GK & News

COVID-19 Vaccine: India launches “Strengthening Clinical Trial Research Capacities in Neighbouring Countries” programme

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 ..

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Neighbourhood First Policy: PM Modi to hold e-Summit with Sri Lanka

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 ..

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Swiss Money: India moves down to 77th rank

On June 26, 2020, the Swiss National Bank released its analysis of annual banking statistics. According to the report, India ranked low when it comes to money held by Indian individuals and organizations with the Swiss banks. Highlights The United Kingdom accounted to 27% of total foreign funds held by Swiss banks and ranked first. ..

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Beijing offers tariff waiver for Dhaka amid border tensions with India

While India is working to counter Chinese aggression along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) , China has reached out to Bangladesh on June 16 by offering to waive off 97% tariff on 5161 traded items. Bangladesh is seen by India as a strong ally in the neighbourhood. This comes days after Nepal redrew its ..

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Doklam Standoff: Background, Strategies and Resolution

The 71-day standoff between India and China at Doklam has been successfully resolved following a diplomatic breakthrough without the need for any armed confrontation and bloodshed. Both the countries have announced the end of standoff at Doklam, on the tri-junction of the Indian, Chinese and Bhutanese borders. The Ministry of External Affairs has announced that ..

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