Page-18 of South Asia Current Affairs, GK & News

Bidya Devi Bhandari newly elected President of Nepal

Bidya Devi Bhandari has been re-elected as President of Nepal for second term in office with an overwhelming majority. She defeated her Nepali Congress rival Kumari Laxmi Rai in the election held on March 13, 2018. Ms Bhandari secured 39,275 votes while the NC’s Rai garnered 11,730 votes. She became Nepal’s first woman President in ..

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7th Meeting of Eminent Persons Group on Nepal-India Relations was recently held Kathmandu

The 7th meeting of Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on Nepal-India relations was held in Kathmandu, Nepal on February 25, 2018. The various bilateral issues including 1950 Peace and Friendship treaty, trade, environment, border and hydropower were discussed during the two-day meeting. EPG is a joint mechanism consisting experts and intellectuals from India and Nepal. It ..

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Syed Mahmud Hossain sworn-in as new Chief Justice of Bangladesh

Syed Mahmud Hossain has been sworn-in as the 22nd chief justice Chief Justice of Bangladesh. He succeeded acting chief justice Abdul Wahab Mian. Mian was appointed as the acting chief justice after the Bangladesh’s first Hindu chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha resigned in November 2017 amid graft allegations. Juestice Sinha was at the centre stage ..

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh Kalkat, noted Indian agricultural scientist passes away

Dr. Gurcharan Singh Kalkat (91), the former agriculture commissioner of India and Padam Shri and Padam Bhushan awardee, has passed away in Chandigarh, Punjab on January 27, 2018. He was known for his contribution during the Green Revolution era which led to a boom in the production of wheat and rice in the country. He ..

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Kathmandu hosts Himalayan Hydro Expo 2018

The Himalayan Hydro Expo 2018 has started at Kathmandu in Nepal on January 5, 2018. President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the exhibition. The basic objective of Expo is to unleash massive hydro power potential of Nepal and bring all stakeholders under one roof. According to experts Nepal has approximately 40,000 MW of economically ..

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