Mongolia: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

India Visit of Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga

Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga is on a five-day visit to India with an aim to intensify bilateral ties between the two countries. He was received by the Union Minister Kiren Rijiju. Later he was received by President Ramnath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and was accorded ceremonial reception. Bilateral Talks President Battulga held talks with ..

PM Modi and visiting Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga jointly unveiled a golden statue of Lord Buddha at Gandan Tegchenling Monastery

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga have jointly unveiled a golden statue of Lord Buddha at Gandan Tegchenling Monastery in Ulaanbaatar through video-conferencing in New Delhi. The monastery is a prominent centre of Mongolian Buddhists and a treasure house of valuable Buddhist heritage. Built in the mid 19th century, Gandan is ..

SCO: Bishkek Declaration

The Bishkek Declaration released at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) urged the international community to strengthen global cooperation in efforts against terrorism without politicization and double standards. Countering Terrorism and Promoting Cooperation The declaration called for enhanced cooperation to promote peace and development. The situation in global politics and economy remains tense. The process of ..

Ukhnaa Khurelsukh appointed as new Prime Minister of Mongolia

Ukhnaa Khurelsukh has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Mongolia on October 4, 2017. The Prime Minister of Mongolia is the head of government, and heads the Mongolian cabinet. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President of Mongolia, and can be removed by the State Great Hural with a vote of no ..

Q+A: Dalai Lama’s Mongolia Visit and China’s Reaction

Despite objections from China, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama had made a four day visit to Mongolia in November, 2016. Miffed China took some “countermeasures” and cancelled all investment talks, imposed additional tolls on Mongolian Cargo passing through Chinese Territory and blocked its border with Mongolia in protest. The standoff ended with Mongolia ceding to ..

China blocks border with Mongolia post visit of Dalai Lama

China has blocked a key border crossing with Mongolia after Dalai Lama’s visit. The move has left hundreds of trucks for the mining conglomerate Rio Tinto stuck at the Gants Mod crossing in the southeastern part of Mongolia in freezing temperatures. Rio Tinto operates vast copper and gold mines. It has suspended shipment of copper ..