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

Buddhist leader Satyapriya Mohathero passes away

Published: October 5, 2019

Satyapriya Mohathero (89) was the 2nd highest Buddhist leader of Bangladesh and head of Sima Bihar of Ramu in Cox’s Bazar. He was  passed away in Dhaka on 5th October 2019. He was awarded the second-highest civilian award of Bangladesh Ekushey Padak in 2015 for social work. The Ramu monastery had provided shelter to a ..

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West Bengal to set up museum at house of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Published: September 28, 2019

The West Bengal government has decided to set up a museum at the north Kolkata house of 19th century social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar where he had spent the last few years of his life. The museum chronicles his life from his birth place at Birsinghapur village in Paschim Medinipur district to the house in ..

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Union Government enters into an agreement with WBPDCL for Deocha Pachami Dewanganj-Harinsingha coal block

Published: September 20, 2019

The Union Government has entered into an allotment agreement with West Bengal Power Development Corporation (WBPDCL) for Deocha Pachami Dewanganj-Harinsingha coal block. It is the world’s second largest block. The project is slated to generate both direct and indirect employment in West Bengal considerably and also contribute to the socio-economic development of the region.

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UNESCO to publish Guru Nanak Dev’s writing in world languages

Published: September 16, 2019

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)  has decided to translate and publish an anthology of the writings of Guru Nanak Devji in world languages to mark his 550th birth anniversary. To mark this event, the Indian government is also holding a series of events and has initiated many projects which includes- Construction ..

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Kerala government inks MoU with Maldives on cancer care

Published: September 16, 2019

The Kerala government and the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) have jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Maldives (GoM) to strengthen cancer care in the island nation. The aim of the pact is to bolster cancer care programmes in the Maldives through the expertise of RCC.  As part of the agreement, ..

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