Page-23 of South Asia Current Affairs, GK & News

South Asian Sub-Regional Drug Focal Point meeting begins in New Delhi

Sub-Regional Drug Focal Point Meeting and Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (CPDAP), South Asia under the Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) Expert Group Consultation has begun in New Delhi. The three-day meeting was inaugurated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh which has been organised by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). Key facts Main objective is to review ..

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Govt to shrink sensitive list to make SAFTA work, improve Pak ties

To improve relations with Pakistan, India is likely to cut the peak tariff rate to 5 % within three years. The Union Cabinet might allow a diminution in the sensitive list by 30% for Non-Least Developed Countries (NLDCs), under the Safta trade liberalisation programme. Categorization of nations under South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA): SAFTA ..

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US announces $ 6million grant to Nepal

US announced a $ 6million dollar grant to Nepal. It is for the school feeding program in Nepal. It will continue to provide mid-day meals for over 2 lakh children at 1,800 schools in 11 districts of Nepal for the next 3 years.

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India-Bangladesh celebrate 90th anniversary of Nazrul’s ‘Bidrohi’

 Who was Nazrul? He was a famous Bengali poet, musician and revolutionary who pioneered poetic works invoking powerful spiritual rebellion against fascism and oppression. Full name was Kazi Nazrul Islam, sobriquet, ‘Bidrohi Kobi’ (Rebel Poet). Period: Birth May 25, 1899 – Death August 29, 1976 His intense poetic work and nationalist activism earned him the ..

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Exercise ‘Dosti –XI’: India, Lanka, Maldives hold joint naval exercises

The Sri Lankan Coast Guards are participating in a joint sea exercise with the Indian and Maldivian Coast Guards in the seas off Male. What is Dosti-XI? A Joint 5-day Sea Exercise b/w Srilanka, India and Maldives code named ‘Dosti XI’. Objective: With international piracy extending its tentacles to Indian Ocean, Coast Guards of India, ..

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