Malaysia Current Affairs - 2020

Government imposes 25% safeguard duty on import of solar cells

Union Government has imposed safeguard duty of 25% on import of solar cells (whether or not assembled in modules or panels) from China and Malaysia. The move is aimed at helping domestic solar cell manufacturing sector. But it could affect existing projects dependent on cheap imports and hike solar power tariffs in India since around Read More…

India wins 2017 Asia Cup hockey title

India won 2017 Asia Cup hockey title by defeating Malaysia in the final match held in Dhaka, Bangladesh by 2-1 score. It was India’s overall third Asia Cup title and earlier it had won it in 2003 and 2007. For India goals were scored by Ramandeep Singh (3rd minute) and Lalit Upadhyay (29th). For Malaysia Read More…

UJALA scheme launched in Melaka, Malaysia

India’s zero-subsidy UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable Lighting for All) Scheme was launched in Melaka State of Malaysia by Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under Union Ministry of Power. It highlights success of Indian model UJALA scheme to promote efficient lighting, using efficient equipment to reduce electricity bills and preserve environment at global level. Key Facts Read More…

Velavan Senthilkumar wins U-19 Asian title of Squash

India’s squash player Velavan Senthilkumar has won the Under-19 Asian Junior Individual squash championship title. In the final match held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia’s capital), he defeated Jordan’s Mohammad Al-Sarraj by 12-14, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7 score. With this he becomes, second Indian to win this title after Ravi Dixit in 2010. Among 31 Indian Read More…

Indian-origin diplomat Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir nominated as US Ambassador to Malaysia

US President Barack Obama has nominated an Indian-origin diplomat Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir as the next US ambassador to Malaysia. Her nomination is yet to be confirmed by the Senate. She would replace Joseph Y Yun as the next US ambassador to Malaysia. About Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir She had served as Executive Assistant to the Under Read More…