SAARC launches website to give information about COVID-19

SAARC has launched an official website to provide information related to COVID-19 in the region.

Created On: Mar 23, 2020 10:02 IST
SAARC COVID-19 Website
SAARC COVID-19 Website

The SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Disaster Management Center has launched a website to provide information about COVID-19 pandemic in the region. The website shows the number of Coronavirus patients in member countries and arrangements are made to update it regularly. This website is - www.covid19-sdmc.org.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed in a video conference with the leaders and representatives of member countries. The web-site shows that there are at least 960 cases of coronavirus in the SAARC region. It has been shown that five people have died in India from COVID-19, three in Pakistan and two in Bangladesh.

SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Fund

India is voluntarily contributing to the SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Fund while Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Maldives and Bhutan have also joined the group. Earlier, PM Modi had announced to contribute USD 10 million as of early contribution from India in SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Fund. SAARC countries are formulating a comprehensive regional strategy to fight against Coronavirus.

About SAARC

SAARC is an organization of seven countries of South Asia. Its full form is - South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. The organization was formed on December 8, 1985, with an aim to achieve peace and progress in South Asia by mutual cooperation. SAARC has eight member countries - India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives. Apart from this, it also includes some observer countries including the People's Republic of China, European Union, Iran, Japan, Mauritius, Myanmar, South Korea, United States etc.SAARC was born at the summit held on December 7-8, 1985 when a charter was accepted.

 

 

 

Take Weekly Tests on app for exam prep and compete with others. Download Current Affairs and GK app

एग्जाम की तैयारी के लिए ऐप पर वीकली टेस्ट लें और दूसरों के साथ प्रतिस्पर्धा करें। डाउनलोड करें करेंट अफेयर्स ऐप

AndroidIOS

Related Stories

Comment (0)

Post Comment

8 + 6 =
Post
Disclaimer: Comments will be moderated by Jagranjosh editorial team. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant will not be published. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name, to avoid rejection.

    Monthly Current Affairs PDF

    • Current Affairs PDF November 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF October 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF September 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF August 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF July 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF June 2021
    View all

    Monthly Current Affairs Quiz PDF

    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF November 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF October 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF September 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF August 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF July 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF June 2021
    View all