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Website launched by SAARC Disaster Management Centre for COVID-19 information

The Disaster Management Centre of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation has launched a website related to COVID-19. The website shows number of Corona virus Cases in member states. Highlights According to the website, currently there are 960 cases of Corona Virus in the SAARC region. Recently the SAARC leaders held a video conference to ..

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Afghanistan to contribute $1 million to SAARC Corona Emergency Fund

Afghanistan recently pledged $1 million contribution to the SAARC Corona Emergency Fund, which was proposed by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India proposed an initial contribution of $10 million to tackle the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. After the announcement, Nepal and Bhutan committed nearly $1 million and $100,000 respectively to the SAARC Corona Emergency ..

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1 million USD dispersed to SAARC nations under Emergency COVID-19 Funds

On March 19, 2020, the Ministry of External Affairs announced that 1 million USD has been dispersed towards the Emergency COVID-19 funds. The fund was set up PM Modi during a video conference recently. Walking on the foot steps of India, Saudi Arabia had recently initiated similar conference among G20 countries to fight COVID-19. Highlights ..

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Saudi Arabia to hold virtual G20 Summit as that of India’s SAARC

On March 17, 2020, PM Modi interacted with the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. Prime Minister shared about India’s preparedness to fight against Corona Virus. He also mooted the idea of SAARC like virtual conference among G20 nations. SAARC Conference Recently, with India’s initiation, a virtual conference of SAARC leaders were recently held. ..

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India proposes “Covid-19 emergency fund”

A meeting of the heads of countries of the SAARC alliance was held via video conferencing recently. Last time the leaders had a meeting together in November 2014. During the meeting, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi proposed a “Covid-19 emergency fund” to which India would provide $10 million as an initial contribution. He ..

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