Laos Current Affairs - 2019

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Thailand names Siamese Fighting Fish its National Aquatic Animal

The government of Thailand has approved the proposal to name Siamese fighting fish as the National Aquatic Animal. The decision for based on the recommendation of the National Identity Committee of Thailand which promotes Thai cultural pride forwarded its endorsement of the fighting fish. The government has approved the proposal owing to the cultural and Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalUPSC


2016 ASEAN Summit held in Vientiane, Laos

The 28th and 29th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit was held in Vientiane, Laos from 6th to 8th September 2016. Prime Minister of the Lao PDR H.E. Thongloun Sisoulith was Chairperson of the summit. The theme of the summit was “Turning Vision into Reality for a Dynamic ASEAN Community”. The summit was attended Read More…

Month:  Categories: Events & Observances


Union Cabinet approves creation of PDF to catalyse Indian economic presence in CLMV countries

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to create a Project Development Fund (PDF) for catalysing Indian economic presence in the CLMV countries viz. Cambodia, Laos Myanmar and Vietnam. The PDF will have corpus of Rs 500 Crore and shall be housed in Department of Commerce. It will be operated through the EXIM Bank. Key Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & PoliticsInternational


FIFA bans Nepal football President Ganesh Thapa for 10 years

World football governing body Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has banned Ganesh Thapa, President of the All-Nepal Football Association (ANFA) for 10 years. He was banned by FIFA’s ethics committee over corruption allegations after the Himalayan country’s football team’s image had deteriorated as its several national football players were accused of match-fixing. FIFA’s ethics Read More…

Month:  Categories: Sports & Games


Drug-resistant malaria detected at Myanmar-India border

Scientists have detected drug-resistant malaria at the Myanmar-India border. It was revealed in a Oxford University led study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. Tests have shown that this drug-resistant malaria is on the verge of entering India and now poses an enormous threat to global health. These detected drug-resistant malaria parasite have ability Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology


India inks FTA in Services, Investments With ASEAN

India inked a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in services and investments with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), paving the mode for a more relaxed movement of professionals and additionally opening prospects for investments between India and ASEAN. India implemented FTA in goods with 10-member ASEAN in 2011. 9 out of 10 ASEAN Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking


World has only 3,200 tigers left: WWF report

In a sharp contrast to the 100,000 tigers that once lived in the wild a century ago, the number now has reduced to just 3,200. This was revealed by a latest report released by the World Wide Fund (WWF). WWF has also expressed their willingness to assist the conservation efforts being made by the 13 Read More…

Month:  Categories: International