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Current Affairs in Short: 2 February 2018

The Supreme Court on February 2, 2018 referred Constitution Bench to decide whether the people of Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra can conserve jallikattu and bullock-cart races as their cultural right and demand their protection under Article 29 (1) of the Constitution.

Recommended for : jallikattu case to Constitution Bench , border infrastructure , BSF , ITBP , Bhutan , open consulate in Guwahati , Ichthyosaurs , Delhi Sealing drive

Publish Date : Feb 2, 2018

Gautam Bambawale appointed as India's Ambassador to China

After taking up the position, one of the major tasks of Bambawale will be to stabilise India-China ties that were rocked by a military face off in the Doklam area of Bhutan which lasted for 73 days. Both the sides agreed to end the face-off on 28 August 2017, paving the way for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit China for the BRICS summit in September 2017.

Recommended for : Gautam Bambawale , India , Ambassador to China

Publish Date : Oct 13, 2017

India to conduct first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017

Delegates from all seven nations of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) grouping, namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand, will participate in the event. The main focus of the BIMSTEC DMEx-2017 will be on testing the region’s preparedness and resilience towards effective activation of inter-Governmental interaction/dialogue/agreements for immediate deployment of regional resources for disaster response.

Recommended for : BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017 , BIMSTEC , BIMSTEC DMEx-2017 , BIMSTEC

Publish Date : Oct 9, 2017

India wins South Asian Football Federation Under-15 Championship

Bangladesh and Bhutan captured third and fourth place in the tournament, respectively.

Recommended for : SAFF U-15 Championship , SAFF , South Asian Football Federation , Football

Publish Date : Aug 28, 2017

India-China Doklam border standoff end; Troops being Withdrawn

Delhi that entered into the standoff on the issue says the road in Doklam plateau would be a threat to Siliguri corridor that links India to its northeastern states.

Recommended for : Doklam Dispute , Doklam tri-junction , India-China dispute , LAC , Bhutan , BRICS

Publish Date : Aug 28, 2017

Doklam Standoff: Future of India-China Relations

The earlier tension points have mostly been in the Western Sector of the boundary, primarily around Ladakh. The attempt by the Chinese Army to escalate tension in the Dolkam area, which falls in the Middle Sector, is a completely new and unexpected development.

Recommended for : Doklam standoff , India China relations , Sikkim standoff , India Bhutan relations , China Bhutan relations

Publish Date : Aug 21, 2017

Senior bureaucrat Aparna appointed Executive Director at World Bank

Aparna, an IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre, has been appointed as the Executive Director of the World Bank. She would be representing four nations- India, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka for the duration of three years.

Recommended for : Gujarat Principal Secretary , Senior Bureaucrat , Aparna , World Bank , Finance Ministry , Vijay Rupani

Publish Date : Aug 8, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 1 August 2017

Recommended for : Medal of Honor , Donald Trump , Army medic , SC on firecrackers , Summer Olympics , Los Angeles , Paris Olympics , LPG prices , India-Bhutan new trade pact

Publish Date : Aug 1, 2017

New Trade and Transit agreement between India and Bhutan comes into force

The new bilateral Agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit between India and Bhutan came into force on 29 July 2017.

Recommended for : India , Bhutan , Trade and Transit Agreement , Commerce , Bilateral Relations

Publish Date : Aug 1, 2017

क्या है भारत-चीन विवाद के कारण और क्या है उसका निदान?

यद्यपि दोनों देशों भारत और चीन के बीच सैन्य गतिरोध स्वाभाविक है इसकी भौगौलिक स्थिति को देखते हुए, फिर भी भारत-चीन-भूटान त्रिकूट में डॉकलाम की स्थिति चिंता का मुख्य कारण है.

Recommended for : Doklam standoff in Hindi , India China relations in Hindi , Sikkim standoff in Hindi , India Bhutan relations in Hindi , China Bhutan relations in Hindi

Publish Date : Jul 26, 2017

Fact Box: Panchsheel Pact between India and China

Both the nations are engaged in a diplomatic standoff in the Doklam or Donglang area near the Sikkim-Tibet-Bhutan tri-junction for the past 20 days.

Recommended for : Panchsheel Pact , India and China , Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence

Publish Date : Jul 7, 2017

भारत और चीन के मध्य मौजूदा विवाद और कारण

भारत ने डोका ला इलाके में चीन द्वारा सड़क निर्माण कार्य को रोक दिया जिससे बौखलाये चीनी सैनिकों ने भूटान की सीमा में स्थित भारत के दो अस्थाई बंकर गिरा दिए.

Recommended for : Indo-china , Bhutan border , china , भारत-चीन , भूटान बॉर्डर , चीन

Publish Date : Jul 6, 2017

भारत-बांग्लादेश के मध्य रेल सेवा शुरू

भारत-बांग्लादेश के मध्य इस ट्रेन सेवा को काफी समय पूर्व वर्ष 1965 में बंद भारत पाकिस्तान युद्ध के दौरान बंद कर दिया गया.

Recommended for : New bangla indo train , nepal bhutan , भारत-बांग्लादेश , शेख हसीना , नरेंद्र मोदी

Publish Date : Apr 9, 2017

India, Bhutan signed MoU for technical cooperation in infrastructure engineering

The Memorandum of Understanding is aimed at extending India’s development assistance to Bhutan as part of the Neighbourhood First Policy.

Recommended for : CPWD , India Bhutan relations , Afghan parliament , sustainable habitats

Publish Date : Dec 28, 2016

भारत और भूटान के मध्य व्यापार, वाणिज्य एवं पारगमन के लिए नए समझौते को मंजूरी

भारत और भूटान के बीच परंपरागत रूप से मजबूत दि्वपक्षीय संबंध कई वर्षों के विश्वास और आपसी समझ से परिपक्व हुए हैं. व्यापार, वाणिज्य एवं पारगमन के प्रस्तावित समझौते के क्रियान्वयन से संबंधों को आगे भी मजबूती मिलेगी.

Recommended for : Trade transit pact , Bhutan , भूटान के साथ व्यापार , व्यापार , वाणिज्य एवं पारगमन

Publish Date : Nov 8, 2016

Union Cabinet approves agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit between India and Bhutan

The agreement was renewed on 29 July 2006 for a period of ten years. The validity of this agreement was later extended with effect from 29 July 2016.

Recommended for : Union Cabinet , approves , agreement , Trade , Commerce , Transit , India and Bhutan

Publish Date : Oct 29, 2016

Four SAARC member countries including India decided to boycott the Summit in Islamabad

India was the first nation to boycott the summit conveyed to current SAARC Chair Nepal that increased cross-border terrorist attacks in the region is not conducive to successful holding of Summit.

Recommended for : SAARC Summit , Boycott of a summit , SAARC member countries , India , Afghanistan , Bangladesh , Bhutan , Pakistan

Publish Date : Sep 29, 2016

बीबीआईएन मोटर वाहन अनुबंध (एमवीए) के तहत निर्बाध यातायात का शुभारम्भ

भारत और बांग्लादेश के बीच मालवाहक वाहनों की परीक्षण यात्रा के रूप में बांग्लादेश से मालवाहक ट्रक सीमा शुल्क मुक्त सीमाओं को निर्बाध गति से पार करते हुए पूर्वी दिल्ली के पटपड़गंज स्थित अंतरर्देशीय सीमा शुल्क डिपो में पहुंचा.

Recommended for : Uninterrupted traffic launched , BBIN , MVA , Bangladesh , Bhutan , बीबीआईएन , एमवीए , इंडिया , नेपाल , निर्बाध यातायात

Publish Date : Sep 8, 2016

Madhya Pradesh becomes first state to approve setting up of Happiness Department

The department will work as knowledge resource centre on the subject of happiness. At present, Bhutan is the only country to have Happiness Index to measure happiness of its people.

Recommended for : Happiness Department , Madhya Pradesh , State Cabinet , Knowledge resource centre , Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Publish Date : Jul 16, 2016

केंद्रीय केबिनेट ने संघ लोक सेवा आयोग और भूटान के शाही सिविल सेवा आयोग के बीच समझौता ज्ञापन का अनुमोदन किया

समझौता ज्ञापन का प्रयोजन आरसीएससी और संघ लोक सेवा आयोग (यूपीएससी) के बीच मौजूदा संबंधों को और सुदृढ़ बनाना है.

Recommended for : Union Cabinet , MoU between UPSC and Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan , केंद्रीय कैबिनेट , संघ लोक सेवा आयोग , रॉयल सिविल सेवा आयोग

Publish Date : Jul 1, 2016

Union Cabinet approved MoU between UPSC and Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan

The MoU will strengthen the existing relationship between Union Public Service Commission and Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan. It will also facilitate sharing of experience and expertise of both the parties in the area of recruitment.

Recommended for : Union Cabinet , MoU , UPSC , Royal Civil Service Commission , Bhutan

Publish Date : Jun 29, 2016

World Economic Forum released the Human Capital Report 2016

India occupied the 105th position among the 130 countries surveyed in the Index, and is placed behind Sri Lanka (50), China (71), Indonesia (72), Iran (85), Bhutan (91) and Bangladesh (104).

Recommended for : Human Capital Index , WEF , World Economic Forum , Human Capital Report 2016

Publish Date : Jun 29, 2016

Union Cabinet approved MoU on Technical Cooperation between India and Bhutan

The MoU is in furtherance of Article 2, 7 and 8 of the India-Bhutan friendship treaty that was inked in New Delhi in February 2007.

Recommended for : India-Bhutan Friendship Treaty , India , Bhutan , International

Publish Date : Apr 21, 2016

Union Cabinet approved India to become a formal member of SAWEN

SAWEN is a Regional network comprising of eight countries in South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Recommended for : Union Cabinet , India , formal member , SAWEN , South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network

Publish Date : Apr 13, 2016

Global Tiger population grew by 22% in a Century: WWF and GTF

This rise in the number of tigers can be attributed to increase in tiger population in tiger survey countries, namely India, Russia, Nepal, and Bhutan and enhanced protection of the specie through use of latest technology.

Recommended for : Tiger , WWF , GTF , Global Tiger Forum , Tiger population ,

Publish Date : Apr 12, 2016

పాకిస్తాన్ భారత హై కమిషనర్ గా గౌతమ్ హెచ్ బంబవాలే నియామకం

గౌతమ్ హెచ్ బంబవాలే 23 డిసెంబర్ 2015 న పాకిస్తాన్ ఇస్లామిక్ రిపబ్లిక్ కు భారతదేశం యొక్క హై కమిషనర్ గా నియమితులయ్యారు.

Recommended for : గౌతమ్ హెచ్ బంబవాలే , పాకిస్తాన్ కు భారత హై కమిషనర్ , ప్రస్తుత భూటాన్ భారత రాయబారి , Gautam H Bambawale , India's High Commissioner to Pakistan , Indian ambassador to Bhutan

Publish Date : Dec 24, 2015

J&K to host South Asian Rugby 7’S Championship in 2016

The Championship will be participated by eight teams consisting of 180 participants from various countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and India.

Recommended for : South Asian Rugby 7’S Championship , Kashmir Valley , Bakhshi Stadium , J-K State Sports Council , J&K , Minister for Youth Services and Sports , Molvi Imran Raza Ansari

Publish Date : Oct 28, 2015

भूटान की 11वीं पंचवर्षीय योजना के लिए चौथी वाक भारत-र्षिभूटान विकास सहयोग वार्ता संपन्न

भूटान की 11वीं पंचवर्षीय योजना के लिए चौथी वार्षिक भारत-भूटान विकास सहयोग वार्ता नई दिल्ली में 2 सितम्बर 2015 को आयोजित की गई.

Recommended for : 4th India-Bhutan Development Cooperation Talks , चौथी वार्षिक भारत-भूटान विकास सहयोग वार्ता

Publish Date : Sep 4, 2015

4th India-Bhutan Development Cooperation Talks for the 11th Five Year Plan held in New Delhi

Annual Development Cooperation Talks are the umbrella mechanism for discussing Government of India’s bilateral developmental assistance to Bhutan.

Recommended for : India-Bhutan relations , India assistance to Bhutan , Development Cooperation Talks , Bhutan 11th plan

Publish Date : Sep 3, 2015

Bangladesh part of Sundarbans witnessed rapid decline in tiger population between 2004 and 2015

Royal Bengal tigers live mainly in India with smaller populations in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Myanmar. Out of 2226 Bengal tigers found in India, 74 live in Indian side of Sunderbans.

Recommended for : Royal Bengal Tigers , Sunderbans , Bangladesh part of Sunderbans , World’s largest mangrove forest , Tiger population

Publish Date : Jul 28, 2015
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