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SAARC

Prime Minister Modi’s suggestion for the use of the SAARC platform to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic has been welcomed by the member nations. Background of SAARC The idea for the establishment of SAARC (South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation) was proposed in 1980. The focus areas of the international grouping were decided upon by the ..

EIU updates ‘Inclusive Internet Index 2020’ list

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has recently updated the ‘Inclusive Internet Index 2020’ list, which includes 100 countries of the world. As per the updated list, Sweden topped the 2020 index followed by New Zealand and the United States. India’s rank in the list is 46 this year, which is a rank higher than last ..

Prince Charles launches children’s protection fund for India

The Prince of Britain, Charles has recently unveiled a new children’s protection fund for India. This fund is a part of the charity founded by him in 2007, the British Asian Trust. The trust was founded to fight poverty in South Asia. Noted American singer Katy Perry was named as the ambassador of the new ..

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 ..

Amit Shah to Inaugurate the 15 Days’ “Aadi Mahotsav 2019

On 16 Nov, Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah to Inaugurate the 15 Days’ National Tribal Festival  “Aadi Mahotsav 2019” at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi. The theme of the Mahotsav is : “A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Craft, Cuisine and Commerce”.  Union Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Arjun Munda, will preside over the inaugural ..

CARAT- 2019 biggest Naval Exercise between United States & Bangladesh

The 2nd phase of the biggest US- Bangladesh Navy exercise titled ‘Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT)- 2019’ is conducted in Chattogram from 4 to 7 November with different subject-based training and exercise. The exercise provides an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the operational activities of the Navies of two countries and to ..

Madhya Pradesh government to set up Sikh museum and research centre in Jabalpur

To mark the 550th ‘Prakash Parv’ of Guru Nanak Dev, the Madhya Pradesh government has decided to set up Sikh museum and research centre in Jabalpur  at the cost of Rs 20 crore. Chief Minister Kamal Nath hasalso decided to develop six Sikh places associated with the founder of Sikhism in the state as religious ..

because thousands of Rohingya living in Bangladesh refugee camps agree to move to an island in Bay of Bengal

The Bhashan Char is an uninhabited island around 30km east of Hatiya Island in the South East Bangladesh. The island was formed about two decades ago on the mouth of river Meghna. It is in news recently because thousands of Rohingya living in Bangladesh refugee camps have agreed to move to an island in the ..