Afghanistan Current Affairs - 2020

India dropped from Construction of Chabahar-Zahedan Rail Project following Delays in Funding for the Project

The Iran Government has decided to drop India from the construction of the Chabahar Port-Zahedan Railway Line Project and now will be proceeding with the construction of the Project on its own. This was informed by the Transport and Urban Development Minister of Iran during the inauguration of the Chabahar Port-Zahedan railway track laying process Read More…

5 MoUs Signed between India and Afghanistan for Developing Educational Infrastructure

In Afghanistan’s Capital City Kabul, on 5th July 2020, 5 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) were signed under the High Impact Community Development Projects (HICDP) programme. The 5 MoUs consisted of Tripartite Agreements that were signed between the Government of India, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Economy and Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education. The MoUs are as per the Read More…

20th June: World Refugee Day

To honor refugees across the globe, the United Nations designated 20th June to be observed as World Refugee Day in its Resolution 55/76 on  4th December 2000. The first World Refugee Day was observed on 20th June 2001. The theme of 2020 World Refugee Day: Every Action Counts This year’s theme is to remind the Read More…

2nd Joint India-China Capacity Building Programme for Afghan Diplomats

The 2nd Joint India-China Capacity Building Programme for Afghan Diplomats is being held at External Affairs Ministry’s Foreign Service Institute (FSI) in New Delhi from 11-23 November as part of both countries efforts to work together for development of war-torn Afghanistan. India-China are also looking at other areas to cooperate in Afghanistan. Key Highlights 10 Read More…

EU calls for ceasefire in Afghanistan

The officials of European Union (EU) have called for a ceasefire in Afghanistan, stating that the breakdown in talks between United States and Taliban presented an opportunity to push anew for a truce (an agreement to end the fighting). In September 2019, citing a Taliban attack that killed a US soldier, US President Donald Trump Read More…