South Asia Current Affairs - 2019

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World Investment Report 2019: UNCTAD

According to the World Investment Report 2019, released by United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to India grew by 6% to USD 42 billion in 2018. India was ranked among the top 20 host economies for FDI inflows in 2017-18. Key Findings of Report FDI to India: It Read More…

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ICRISAT-led team identifies Climate-Resilient Genes in Chickpea

Recently, an international collaboration of 20 research organizations led by Hyderabad-based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) identified climate resilient genes in chickpea. They cracked genetic code to develop climate resilient chickpea with genes for heat tolerance and genes for drought tolerance. Key Findings Scientists study based on complete genome sequencing of Read More…

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India, a Key Hub for Illicit Drug Trade: UNODC

The latest report released by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has referred to India as a Key Hub for Illicit Drug Trade. Findings of the UNODC Report India is one of the major hubs of illicit drug trade ranging from age-old cannabis to newer prescription drugs like tramadol, and designer drugs like Read More…

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IQAir AirVisual 2018 World Air Quality Report

The IQAir AirVisual 2018 World Air Quality Report was compiled by Greenpeace in association with IQAir AirVisual. The index measures the presence of fine particulate matter PM2.5 in the air. Findings of the Report Seven of the top 10 most polluted cities in the world are in India. Gurugram led all cities in pollution levels in Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityUPSC

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World Bank-ILO Report: Key Facts

The World Bank-ILO report titled Exports to Jobs: Boosting the Gains from Trade in South Asia has been released. The report studies the effect on local employment and wages of changes in exports by combining disaggregated data from household-level or worker-level surveys with trade data from India and Sri Lanka. Key Observations made in the Read More…

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India-Spain hold Bilateral Meeting

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a bilateral meeting with her counterpart from Spain  Josep Borrel. Both the leaders met at  Madrid’s Viana Palace, the Spanish foreign ministry’s official headquarters to discuss the most pressing issues on the international agenda. Highlights of the Bilateral Meet The important outcomes of the bilateral meeting are: Both India and Read More…

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South Asian Nitrogen Hub

The British government has announced a research project, South Asian Nitrogen Hub to study nitrogen pollution in India and South Asia. The project led by UK’s Centre for Ecology and Hydrology will partner with 50 organisations from the UK and South Asia. The Indian Institutions partnering the study are: National Institute of Oceanography Guru Gobind Singh Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityUPSC

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