News: Bangladesh got Independence in 1971. The then war-torn country referred to by many as basket-case, is now a developmental model for growth and human development. A basket-case is a country or organization that is in severe financial or economic difficulties, one that is unable to pay its debts. In which areas, Bangladesh is doing… Continue reading Bangladesh – Model or Miracle?
Facts: The Government of Bangladesh has launched a campaign named ‘Asol Chini’ with the aim to create digital literacy to fight fake information and rumour spreading on social media.
News: Bangladesh is discussing an almost $1 billion loan from China for a comprehensive management and restoration project on the Teesta river. Facts: Teesta River: It is a tributary of the Brahmaputra (known as Jamuna in Bangladesh), flowing through India and Bangladesh. Origin: The river rises in the eastern Himalayas flows through the Indian states… Continue reading Explained: China twist in India-Bangladesh Teesta river challenge
News:The Bangladesh Government has planned to accommodate 100,000 Rohingya refugees in its Bhasan Char Island. Facts: About Bhashan Char Island: The Bhashan Char is an uninhabited island around 30 kilometre east of Hatiya island in the South East Bangladesh. The Island was formed with Himalayan silt in 2006 on the mouth of river Meghna. The… Continue reading Bangladesh:Bhashan Char Island to house 100,000 Rohingya refugees
News:Bangladesh has not sent a delegation for the Joint River Commission (JRC) meeting with India that was scheduled to be held in New Delhi.This has also delayed the agreement on sharing of the waters of Feni river. Facts: About Joint River Commission(JRC): The Joint River Commission came into existence as a result of the Indo-Bangladesh… Continue reading Delegation from Bangladesh fails to arrive in Delhi for river panel meeting
News:More than four years after the Land Boundary Agreement(LBA) between India and Bangladesh, a report released by civil rights organisations has found that the situation in erstwhile enclaves states is not good. Facts: About the Land Boundary agreement: The Prime ministers of India and Bangladesh had signed the Land Boundary Agreement in 1974 to exchange… Continue reading Report on ‘enclaves’ highlights gaps in promise and delivery
News:Bangladesh could be on the verge of becoming the first country to approve plantation of Golden Rice. Facts: About Golden Rice: Golden rice is a variety of rice (Oryza sativa) produced through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene,a precursor of vitamin A in the edible parts of rice. It is intended to produce a fortified food… Continue reading Explained: What is Golden Rice?
News:Union Cabinet has approved an MoU between India and Bangladesh on the withdrawal of 1.82 cusecs (cubic feet per second) of water from the Feni river by India. Facts: About Feni River: Feni River is a river in southeastern Bangladesh.It is a trans-boundary river with an ongoing dispute about water rights. The Feni River originates… Continue reading Explained: The significance of the Feni river MoU between India, Bangladesh
News:Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have agreed to be relocated to the newly built camp on the Bhashan Char Island. Facts: Who are Rohingyas? Rohingya are an ethnic group, largely comprising Muslims, who predominantly live in the Western Myanmar province of Rakhine. In Myanmar, they are they are classified as resident foreigners or as associate citizens.… Continue reading Bhashan Char Island
News:The World Bank has released its South Asia Economic Focus report, 2019. Facts: Key takeaways from the report: The report is titled “Exports Wanted”.It highlights the export potential of the South Asian region being not used to the fullest. The report says that Bangladesh and Nepal are growing faster than India. However, it said that… Continue reading Bangladesh, Nepal to grow faster than India: World Bank report
News:Bangladesh Prime Minister is on a four day visit to India. Facts: Highlights of the visit: India and Bangladesh has inked an MoU that will enable India to set up a coastal surveillance system radar in Bangladesh. The two countries agreed at early operationalization of Bangladesh Bhutan India Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicles Agreement for movement… Continue reading India to set up coastal surveillance system in Bangladesh
News:Bangladesh railway minister and High Commissioner of India has laid the foundation stone of Chilahati- border railway link. Facts: About Chilahati- border railway link: The railway link is a 7.5 kilometre long railway track.It will help in providing connectivity from West Bengal into Assam via Bangladesh. This railway link will provide a big boost to… Continue reading Chilahati- border railway link
Bangladesh is studying the feasibility of applying Sterile Insect Technique(SIT) to control the dengue outbreak. For this,a team of experts from WHO-FAO and IAEA has arrived in Bangladesh to discuss the feasibility of this technique. The sterile insect technique is an environmentally-friendly insect pest control method. Under this,radiation sterilised male mosquitoes are released in areas… Continue reading Bangladesh considers ‘mosquito fights mosquito technique’ for Dengue Control
India and Bangladesh have agreed to set up a Joint Technical committee for optimum utilisation of Ganges water as being received by Bangladesh under the Ganga Water Sharing Treaty 1996. The two countries have also agreed to prepare a framework for interim water-sharing agreement for eight rivers including Feni, Gumti and Teesta. The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna mega-basin… Continue reading India, Bangladesh to set up committee for optimum utilisation of water resources
Bangladesh has signed a nuclear fuel supply agreement with Russia for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant project. The deal was signed between the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission and Russian Nuclear Fuel Supply Company(TVEL). Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant is an under-construction 2.4 GWe nuclear power plant in Bangladesh.It will be the Bangladesh first nuclear power plant and… Continue reading Bangladesh signs uranium supply deal with Russia
Scientists in Bangladesh have developed a method to convert Jute fibre into low-cost biodegradable cellulose sheets named as Sonali. These can be used as wrapping material and carrying bag.The physical qualities of the invented jute fibre and plastic are quite similar. The Eco-friendly jute poly bags made up of Sonali can also be used in… Continue reading Bangladesh: Scientists develop method to convert Jute fibre into low-cost bio-degradable cellulose sheets
India has flagged off a ship of the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) carrying stones from Bhutan to be delivered in Bangladesh. The ship has set sail from Dhubri in Assam and will travel to Narayanganj in Bangladesh over river Brahmaputra and the Indo Bangladesh Protocol Route. This is the first time an Indian… Continue reading IWAI Ship Carrying Cargo From Bhutan To Bangladesh
Bangladesh’s High Court has granted the country’s rivers the rights and status of living entities.This will protect the rivers from pollution and encroachment. The court has appointed the country’s River Conservation Commission as the legal guardian of all waterways and directed other state agencies to fully assist it. The Court has empowered the commission to… Continue reading Bangladesh declares its rivers ‘legal persons’
The first Indian grey wolf which was seen in Bangladesh in the eight decades has been beaten to death by farmers after preying on their livestock. The Indian wolf (Canis lupus pallipes) is a subspecies of grey wolf that ranges from Southwest Asia to the Indian Subcontinent. It is intermediate in size between the Tibetan… Continue reading Grey wolf from India killed in Bangladesh
Bangladesh has halted issuance of visas to Pakistani nationals.It was stopped after the Bangladesh diplomat’s visa-extension application has not been cleared by the Pakistan government. Pakistan has delayed the renewal of the visa after Bangladesh had refused to accept the nomination of the new high commissioner of Pakistan to Bangladesh for over a year. Tensions… Continue reading Bangladesh halts visas for Pakistani nationals