Page-22 of South Asia Current Affairs, GK & News

Pakistan to host 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad

Pakistan is going to host the 19th SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit in Islamabad (capital city) and Murree on November 9 and 10, 2016. It will be the meeting of the head of states or head of government of the eight SAARC countries. Besides, nine observers of SAARC have also been invited ..

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Union Cabinet gives nod to adaptation of South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network

The Union cabinet has given its formal approval for adopting the Statute of the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN). With this, India will become member of SAWEN, a regional inter-governmental body in combating wildlife crime in the region and beyond. By becoming member of SAWEN, India will strengthen its ties with the member countries ..

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IMF and India to set-up South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center in Delhi

India and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have decided to set up South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Centre (SARTTC) in New Delhi. In this regard, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Key facts SARTTC will set up for enhancing ..

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Sri Lanka tops in 2015 HDI in South Asia Region

Sri Lanka has maintained its high ranking in 2015 human development index (HDI) in the South Asia Region. In the 2015 Global Human Development Report (HDR) released by UN Development Programme (UNDP) Sri Lanka was ranked 73rd with an HDI value of 0.757. Key facts Rankings of other seven South Asian Countries are Maldives (104), ..

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ADB to provide loan for India-Bangladesh Electricity link upgradation

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has decided to provide 120 million dollars loan to upgrade the India-Bangladesh electricity network. This loan fund will allow Bangladesh to meet its increasing power demand from India and support power exchanges across South Asia region. It will also double the existing capacity of the inter-grid connectivity which links the power ..

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