SAARC Current Affairs, GK & News

India to host SAARC Virtual Meet

India is all set to host the virtual health secretary-level meeting with the member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). The virtual meeting will be held on February 18, 2021. During the meeting the members will discuss the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Pakistan has also been invited to attend the meeting. Highlights ..

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Green Propulsion Technology of ISRO

ISRO is developing “Green Propulsion Technology”. The technology is being developed for the Human Space Flight Mission of India, Gaganyaan, that is to be launched in December 2021. What is Propulsion Technology? Propulsion means push forward or drive an object forward. In rockets and airplanes, the propulsion is generated through the application of Newton’s third ..

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RuPay Card Phase II jointly launched by India and Bhutan

On November 20, 2020, PM Narendra Modi and Bhutanese PM Lotay Tshering jointly launched RuPay card Phase II that will allow Bhutan citizens to access RuPay network in India. The phase I was launched in August 2019. Highlights The implementation of Phase I of Rupay cards enabled visitors from India to access Point of Sale ..

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India attends SAARC Foreign Ministers Informal Summit

On September 24, 2020, the external Affairs Minister S Jaishankar attended the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation Foreign Ministers Informal meet virtually. During the meet, it was highlighted that SAARC should overcome cross border terrorism, blocking of connectivity and obstruction in trade. These three are currently considered the three greatest challenges of SAARC grouping. ..

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Seasoned Envoys appointed to India’s Kabul and Dhaka missions

On July 12, 2020, PM Modi appointed two seasoned envoys to Bangladesh and Afghanistan Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami, a 1992 batch IFS (Indian Foreign Service) officer has been appointed as India’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh. The officer had earlier handled ties with Myanmar and Bangladesh as additional secretary. He had handled SAARC related issues in the ..

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