South Asia: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
10th South Asia Economic Summit held in Nepal
Published: November 15, 2017
The 10th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES-2017) was held in Kathmandu, Nepal with theme “Deepening Economic Integration for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in South Asia”. The 3-day summit was organised by National Planning Commission and Ministry of Commerce of Nepal and South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment, Nepal. Key Facts Approx 200 participants ..
Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar authored book “The Adivasi Will Not Dance”
Published: August 17, 2017
The book “The Adivasi Will Not Dance” has been authored by Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar. It is a mature, passionate, intensely political book of stories, made up of the very stuff of life. Recently, the book is in news because the Jharkhand government has banned the book on the grounds that it portrayed the Santhal women ..
Topics: Adivasi • Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar • Indian Literature • Indian society • Santhal • South Asia • The Adivasi Will Not Dance: Stories • The Hindu Literary Prize • The Mysterious Ailment of Rupi Baskey
Afghanistan is not taking part in 7th edition of SAARC Artists Camp and Exhibition of Paintings
Published: July 29, 2017
The 7th edition of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Artists Camp and Exhibition of Paintings has started at Kathmandu, Nepal on July 28, 2017. Around 40 artists from SAARC member countries except Afghanistan taking part in the 4 day camp. The purpose of the event is to bring art and culture of member ..
SASEC countries pledges to improve intra-regional connectivity to boost trade & tourism
Published: April 4, 2017
India and six other South Asian countries of South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) have pledged to improve intra-regional connectivity to boost trade and tourism. Decision in this regard was taken at the Finance ministers of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Myanmar meeting held in New Delhi to reshape SASEC. They also ..
IMF opens technical assistance and training centre SARTTAC in New Delhi
Published: February 15, 2017
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has opened a first-of-its-kind South Asia Training and Technical Assistance Centre (SARTTAC) in New Delhi for economic capacity building in South Asia. It will work to support local member countries of South Asia viz. India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka to build human and institutional capacity and implement ..