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India To Host 10 ASEAN Foreign Ministers To Engage China In Indo-Pacific Region

India will organize a conference with foreign ministers from ten ASEAN nations to engage China in the Indo-Pacific region for the first time. Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is anticipated to be discussed at the summit. The meeting will take place from June 15 to June 17. ASEAN is a group of Southeast Asian countries. Its goal is to foster economic development and prosperity among members while also maintaining peace and security. 

Thu, 02 Jun 2022 - 12:00 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: India, China, ASEAN-India Summit, Indo-pacific region, South Asia

Courtesy: DNA INDIA

Strayed Bangladesh Nationals

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5 Bangladesh Nationals Sent Back Home After Treating For Mental Ailments

Five Bangladesh nationals were sent back to their country after recovering from mental ailment issues at Modern Psychiatric Hospital in West Tripura's Narsingarh on April 2. They strayed into Indian soil unknowingly and were rescued from different locations in Tripura from 2015. "After fulfilling all the protocols, they were sent back to Bangladesh through Akhaura ICP in a simple ceremony on Friday," said Assistant Bangladesh High Commisioner… read-more

Sat, 02 Apr 2022 - 08:45 PM / by Devadutta Deb

Tags: South Asia, Northeast India, Tripura, Indo-Bangladesh border, SAARC


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India Ranks 85 In Transparency International’s Corruption Index, Best In South Asia

India ranked at 85 among 180 countries in its Corruption Perception Index report(CPI), of 2021. According to Transparency International Reports, India's rank improved by one place to 85 in 2021 from 86th in 2020. However, it raised concern over the country's democratic status. ''Journalists and activists are particularly at risk and have been victims of attacks by bureaucrats'', it stated. Notably, Denmark topped the list with the highest… read-more

Wed, 26 Jan 2022 - 11:51 AM / by Shaloo Priya

Tags: India, Corruption Perception Index, Democracy, Denmark, South Asia

Courtesy: India Today

The Lancet.

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In England, South Asian Are More Likely To Contract COVID: Study

A study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has indicated that South Asians are more likely to contract COVID-19 in England. Published in the 'Lancet' journal on April 30, the study suggested that during the second wave, the Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and Indians were most vulnerable. It cited health factors such as BMI, blood pressure and underlying health conditions among others as the reasons behind this.

Sun, 02 May 2021 - 07:48 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: SECOND WAVE, COVID-19 outbreak, South Asia, Lancet

Courtesy: The Economic Times

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South Asian Countries To Face Higher Risk Of Heatwaves, Study Reveals

According to a study by journal Geophysical Research Letters, South Asian countries are exposed to a higher risk of heatwaves. Reportedly, with global warming increasing by 2 degrees, the temperature will rise by three times compared to the recent years. Moreover, Scientists also said that the increased temperatures will disrupt labour conditions in agricultural regions of the country. However, the situation can be kept under check by… read-more

Sat, 27 Mar 2021 - 06:49 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: global warming, Heatwaves, South Asia, India

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Poor Air quality of Delhi

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PM 2.5 Exposure Causing High Pregnancy Loss In South Asia: Study

A modelling study published in the 'The Lancet Planetary Health Journal' has reported that air pollution in South Asian countries causes around 3,49,681 pregnancy losses per year. It added that the region accounted for 7% of the pregnancy losses due to PM2.5 concentrations. The report revealed that fine particles present in air crosses the fence of the blood placenta and destroy the embryo. Moreover, the pollution-caused diseases also… read-more

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 - 10:40 AM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: air quality, India, China, South Asia, modeling study

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Bill Gates

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Gates Foundation To Help 780 Million People Avail Covid-19 Vaccine

Extending monetary support towards the underprivileged countries during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Gates Foundation has pledged a contribution of $250M. The Foundation will spend some part of it for vaccinations in the Sub-Saharan African region and South Asian countries. According to the Gates Foundation in Africa, the funds will help 780M people. "The innovational drug or the vaccine will only save lives if it reaches to all the parts of… read-more

Fri, 11 Dec 2020 - 09:17 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World news, Coronavirus, Sub Saharan Africa, South Asia, Africa

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School Closures To Cost More To India Among All South Asian Nations: World Bank

A report by the World Bank, titled, ‘Beaten Or broken: Informality and Covid-19‘, has warned that prolonged closure of schools in Covid-19 pandemic may lead to loss of $420-$600 billion to India. While 5.5 million students will drop out across South Asia, India will be affected majorly. The study also mentioned that despite government’s effort, failed remote learning programs not only halts the learning process but leads to children… read-more

Mon, 12 Oct 2020 - 02:47 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: World Bank, Education, Covid-19, South Asia, INDIS'S GDP

Courtesy: The Hindu

Joe Biden

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Biden's Campaign Asserts Zero-Tolerance Policy for Terrorism in South Asia

Joe Biden's US Presidential campaign on September 17 stated that his government will have zero-tolerance for terrorism in South-Asia. Replying to a series of questions by Hindu American Political Action Committee, the campaign stressed on prioritising US-India relationship. Biden said his government will work on refugee and religious-minorities' issues in South-Asia. Earlier, the committee had sent a question-series to Democratic and… read-more

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 - 10:23 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Joe BIden, Democratic, US Presidential Election, immigrants, Terrorism, South Asia

Courtesy: The Hindu