Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Topic: Nepal

UP govt declares 4 villages near India-Nepal border as revenue villages ahead of polls

They are Vantangiya’ community villages comprising people brought from Myanmar during British rule to plant trees. A revenue village is an administrative region with defined borders.

How new MEA study will help India build ‘regional transport network’ & tackle China BRI threat

Study by North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd will 'enable govt to identify how existing investments in & outside India can be leveraged to create a regional transport network'.

Congress’ Pawan Khera shares story of Nepal occupying Indian land, but it’s 3 yrs old

Pawan Khera tweeted a 2018 Dainik Bhaskar story about Nepal occupying 7100 acres of land in Bihar.

India-Nepal bus service halted due to Covid resumes after over a year

A 45-seater bus left the Siliguri bus terminus in West Bengal Tuesday afternoon for Kathmandu. The bus will leave for Nepal from Siliguri on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays at 3 pm.

It’s premium Darjeeling Tea, but from Nepal: How ‘fake’ tea is threatening the pride of India

Tea imports from Nepal rose by over 60% last year and this year, till June, it crossed over 50%. Growers say only solution is banning the sale of loose Darjeeling tea.

Friendship with India & China of ‘paramount importance’ in our foreign policy: Nepal at UN

Speaking at the UN General Assembly debate, the new Nepal Foreign Minister said that their worldview is shaped by its adherence to the principle of 'amity with all & enmity with none'.

In a ‘bhai-bhai ka rishta’, Nepal refuses to be India’s younger brother. It wants equality

In 'Kathmandu Dilemma: Resetting India-Nepal Ties', former Indian ambassador to Nepal, Ranjit Rae, views the country's evolution throughout the years.

India, Nepal sign MoUs to rebuild over 100 health & heritage projects damaged in 2015 quake

According to the Indian embassy, the projects will be reconstructed at a cost of 420 crore Nepalese rupees ($36 million).

Look forward to working closely with Modi to strengthen ties with India, says Nepal PM Deuba

PM Modi Sunday congratulated his Nepalese counterpart for winning the vote of confidence and expressed interest in further enhancing the 'unique' partnership between India and Nepal.

KP Sharma Oli’s faction of CPN-UML to vote against newly appointed Nepal PM Debua’s govt

During a meeting chaired by Oli in Kathmandu, the faction also decided to remain in the Opposition bench in Parliament and endorsed a 10-point proposal to solve intra-party disputes.

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
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Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.


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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.