BIMSTEC Current Affairs - 2020

India attends BIMSTEC meet

On September 2, 2020, India attended BIMSTEC meet and discussed ways to expand cooperation among its member countries. It further discussed ways to expand cooperation to deal with the current COVID-19 challenges. Background The grouping accounts to 22% of global population. It has a combined Gross Domestic Product of 2.8 trillion USD. India has been Read More…

India First Policy of Sri Lanka

The Foreign Secretary Jayanth Colmbage of Sri Lanka recently shared about Sri Lanka’s interests towards India Fist Policy. Highlights The Strategic Security Policy of Sri Lanka will have “India First” approach. This will change its Geo-political situations with China. China is trying to exercise dominance over the island nation for its strategic location in the Read More…

Training Programme announced by MEA for SAARC Health Professionals

The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC) on April 14, 2020 announced a training programme for the health care professionals from SAARC countries. About the Programme The programme is to be conducted by the Ministry of External Affairs. On March 15, 2020, PM Modi during the video conference with the SAARC leaders suggested for Read More…

BIMSTEC: Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking inaugurated

On February 13, 2020, Union Minister Amit Shah launched the BIMSTEC Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking in New Delhi. The event was organized by the Narcotics Control Bureau. The Conference was attended by other BIMSTEC partners Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Highlights The main objective of the conference is to control the Read More…

Disaster Management Exercise of BIMSTEC NDRF begins in Bhubaneswar

The National Disaster Response Force of Government of India is to host the second BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise-2020 (BIMSTEC DMEx-2020). The exercise is to be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha between February 11, 2020 and February 13, 2020. The main objective of the exercise is to test the existing emergency procedures, disaster problems, during flood, earthquake Read More…