‘Neighbourhood First’ Policy Current Affairs - 2020

India-Bangladesh to set up monitoring committee to review project implementation

India and Bangladesh have agreed to set up a ‘High Level Monitoring Committee’  to regularly review the progress of implementation of projects which are being run with Line of Credit (Loc) provided by India. The committee would be headed by the Secretary, Economic Relations Division of Bangladesh and High Commissioner of India in Bangladesh. Highlights  The Read More…

India holds talk with Sri Lanka- Key Highlights

The India-Sri Lanka virtual Bilateral Summit held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa today on September 26, 2020. Pm Narendra Modi thanked PM Mahinda Rajapaksa for accepting invitation for the virtual summit and also congratulated the Sri Lankan PM for the victory of his party in the Sri Lankan elections. Read More…

What is the Significance of First Direct Cargo Ferry Service between India and Maldives?

The Minister of State for Shipping, Mansukh Mandaviya launched the first direct Cargo Ferry service to Maldives. This cargo service will help in boosting the business and trade relations between the countries. This service has been launched in the wake of strengthening the Neighbourhood First Policy. Key Facts The cargo Service will be connecting the Read More…

India to host Summit of SCO Council on November 30

India is to host a summit of council of heads of SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) on November 30, 2020. India is in the plan of expanding its cooperation with the grouping. Highlights India was an observer of SCO till 2005. It became a member in 2017 along with Pakistan. Since then, India has been pushing Read More…

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…