South Asia: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Prince Charles launches children’s protection fund for India

Published: February 6, 2020

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 ..

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India provides over 30 Thousand Vaccines to the Maldives

Published: January 24, 2020

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 ..

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World Bank’s Global Economic Prospect: World Economic Growth projected at 2.5%

Published: January 9, 2020

On January 9, 2020, the World Bank released its Global Economic Prospect. According to its forecast, the world is expected to grow economically at the rate of 2.5%. This is the lowest prediction since that predicted in 2008-09, 3.1%. By then, the global financial crisis derailed the economy. Highlights The report says that investment and ..

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UNDP Report: India ranks 129 in Human Development Index

Published: December 10, 2019

The United Nations Development Programme released the Human Development Index for 189 countries on December 9, 2019. The rankings were listed by the report titled “Beyond Income, Beyond Averages, Beyond Today: Inequalities in Human Development in 21st century”. India ranked 129 among them, which is one rank ahead of its previous positions. In 2018, India ..

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South Asian Games begins in Kathmandu

Published: December 2, 2019

On December 1, 2019, the President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari opened the South Asian Games in Kathmandu. The event is scheduled to be conducted for 10 days. Around 487 athletes are participating from India. About South Asian Games The South Asian Games is a biennial multi-sport event that is held among the South Asian ..

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