India-Bangladesh Current Affairs - 2020

Neighbourhood First Policy: India hands over 10 Railway Locomotives to Bangladesh

On July 27, 2020, India handed over 10 Railway Locomotives to bolster its Neighbourhood First Policy. India had committed to Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina during her visit to India to provide broad gauge diesel locomotives to the country. Highlights The handing over event was conducted virtually and was attended by Indian External Affairs Minister S Read More…

India to setup its own Cotton Warehouse in Vietnam to boost Exports

The Cotton Corporation of India is holding surplus stocks of cotton. With the next harvest season approaching, the CCI is trying to boost exports. Highlights To export the current stocks, India will sign Memorandum of Understanding with Bangladesh to export 1.5 to 2 million bales of cotton. One bale is 170 kilo grams. Also, the Read More…

India begins Trans Shipments to North East through Chittagong port of Bangladesh

On July 21, 2020, India began its trial trans-shipment of goods from India to the North East through the Chittagong port of Bangladesh. Background India and Bangladesh signed an agreement to transit goods to north east via ports of Bangladesh. Indian transshipment goods will enjoy a stay of 28-day free-stay at the ports of Bangladesh Read More…

Ash Barges are increasing Concerns of Ecology of Sundarbans

The Fisheries organization and environmental experts flag serious threats to the ecology of Indian Sundarbans as the fly ash filled barges are sinking and capsizing in Hooghly river. Highlights In April 2020, two fly ash filled barges sank within a range of 30 kilometres of Hooghly river. Around 100 Bangladeshi barges each weighing 600 tonnes Read More…

India sends HCQ and sterile surgical gloves to Bangladesh

On April 27, 2020, India sent 1 lakh Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) tablets, 50,000 sterile surgical gloves and other emergency medical supplies to Bangladesh. Highlights Earlier, India had provided 15,000 head covers and 30,000 surgical masks to Bangladesh in the first tranche of assistance under COVID-19 emergency funds. The HCQ tablets and surgical gloves are the second Read More…