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Assam CM gets ‘Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee award 2020 for Politics’

The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal was presented the prestigious ‘Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee award 2020 for Politics’ during the 6th India Ideas Conclave in Gujarat. The award was instituted by India Foundation and this year it was presented to Assam’s Chief Minister by Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Speaker of People’s ..

Bhutan introduces “sustainable development fee” for regional tourists

Bhutan recently introduced a “sustainable development fee” for regional tourists, as there is a sharp rise in Indian visitors to the country. The lower house of Bhutan Parliament passed the legislation in this regard. The regional tourists, who were previously exempted from the fee were the tourists from India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives. Now for ..

Maldives re-joins Commonwealth

Maldives officially re-joined the Commonwealth on February 1, 2020 and became the 54th member of the Commonwealth Union. The President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih had applied for re-joining the bloc in December 2018. The country has been admitted after the official assessment and consultations made by the organisation. The country is set be a part ..

India provides over 30 Thousand Vaccines to the Maldives

On Thursday, 23rd January 2020, More than thirty thousand doses of Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccines were handed over to the Maldives by India to tackle the recent outbreak of Measles at a government-run hospital in the island country of South Asia. Maldives was declared measles free by the World Health Organization (WHO) less than ..

‘Raisina Dialogue 2020’ from 14th-16th January in New Delhi

The multilateral conference that has emerged as India’s flagship conference since its inception in the year 2016 on geoeconomics and geopolitics is organized annually in New Delhi. In collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, the Conference is organized by the Indian independent think tank- Observer Research Foundation (ORF).  The multi-stakeholder dialogue is structured for ..

India- Maldives projects inaugurated

In early December, the Prime Minister of India and the President of Maldives jointly inaugurated 4 development projects in the island nation: LED lighting project in Mahe – will save 80% of energy. RuPay card facility launched in Maldives. Inauguration of 3 fish processing plants in Addu Atoll. (Kaamiyaab) Fast Interceptor Craft gifted to Maldives ..

Union Cabinet approves MoU with Election Commission of Maldives

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has given its approval to the proposal to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the cooperation in the field of administration and electoral management by the Election Commission of India with the Election Commission of Maldives. The MoU includes the exchange ..

Currency Swap Agreement Framework revised For SAARC

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to further economic cooperations within the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries, the framework on currency swap agreement has been revised on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The currency swap facility for the SAARC member countries came into effect on 15th November 2012. The current ..