South Asia: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

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 ..