Myanmar: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

UN highlights Rohingya cleansing in Myanmar

Published: November 26, 2016

UN has stated that Myanmar is seeking the ethnic cleansing of the Muslim Rohingya minority in northern Rakhine state. Armed forces of Myanmar have been conducting counter-insurgency operations since the murder of nine border guards on October 9, which some blamed on a Rohingya militant group. The armed forces have been accused of serious human ..

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Union Cabinet approves creation of PDF to catalyse Indian economic presence in CLMV countries

Published: August 31, 2016

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to create a Project Development Fund (PDF) for catalysing Indian economic presence in the CLMV countries viz. Cambodia, Laos Myanmar and Vietnam. The PDF will have corpus of Rs 500 Crore and shall be housed in Department of Commerce. It will be operated through the EXIM Bank. Key ..

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IWAI and IPGPL ink MoU on Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project

Published: June 22, 2016

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and India Ports Global Private Limited (IPGPL) have signed a MoU for implementation of additional works on the Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project (KMTTP) in Myanmar. As part of the MoU, both signatory parties will be implementing three additional works on the KMTTP at the estimated to cost ..

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Htin Kyaw sworn in as first elected President of Myanmar

Published: March 30, 2016

Htin Kyaw (69) sworn in as the first elected civilian (non-military) President of Myanmar after 53 years of military rule. Myanmar’s Army was in power since 1962 coup. He belongs to National League for Democracy (NLD) Party and succeeds Thein Sein, who had stepped down after end of five years of army-backed rule. Apart from ..

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Htin Kyaw elected as first civilian President of Myanmar

Published: March 15, 2016

Myanmar’s Parliament elected Htin Kyaw (69) as the first civilian (non-military) President of the country after 53 years of military rule. He was candidate of National League for Democracy (NLD) party and was elected after securing 360 of the total 652 casted votes. Military-nominated Myint Swe received 213 votes and stood second and was followed ..

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