Indonesia Current Affairs, GK & News

Discovery of Megalithic Stone Jars in Assam

In the Dima Hasao district of Assam, a number of megalithic stone jars have been discovered. This discovery has highlighted the possible links, that date back to the second millennium BC, between Southeast Asia and the Northeast region of India. Overview: Three distinct shaped jars have been documented in the paper, ‘An archaeological survey of ..

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Palm Oil Crisis in Indonesia

Indonesia, the largest producer, and exporter of palm oil is experiencing domestic shortages so much that the government has been forced to put curbs on shipments and introduce price controls. Overview: For the year 2021-22 (October to September), Indonesia’s palm oil production has been predicted to be 45.5 million tonnes (mt) according to the US ..

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COP-4 Minamata Convention on Mercury

In the Conference of Parties (COP-4) Minamata Convention on Mercury, the participating parties have agreed to expand the mercury-added products list that has been planned to be phased out. Overview: The COP-4 Minamata Convention on Mercury, took place in Bali, Indonesia from 21st to 25th March 2022. This convention resumed after the conclusion of the ..

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Plastics Innovation Hub Indonesia

A partnership has been established by Australia and Indonesia with the aim of tackling plastic pollution in the Indo-Pacific region. Overview: The Australian government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency has launched the Plastics Innovation Hub Indonesia project. On 1 March, this partnership ..

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India’s Export of Fresh Fruits

Fresh fruits export from India has witnessed a major growth. The major destinations of exports of fresh fruits include the Netherlands, Bangladesh, the UK, the UAE, Iran, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar, and Oman. Overview: In April-January 2021-22, guava exports have risen to USD 2.09 million against USD 0.58 million recorded in April-January 2013-14. Paneer ..

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