A new chapter in Nepal’s quest for political stability

Source: The Hindu Relevance: Recent political events in Nepal, probable reasons, and lessons for India Synopsis: Unfolding of political events in Nepal in light of KP Oli’s tenure and possible lessons for India. Background On July 12, 2021, the Supreme Court of Nepal passed a judgement in a case demanding that Sher Bahadur Deuba be… Continue reading A new chapter in Nepal’s quest for political stability

Nepal’s Seke ‘near-extinct’: The six degrees of endangerment of a language

News:Recently, several newspapers have reported that the near-extinct Nepalese language ‘Seke’ has just 700 speakers around the world. Facts: About Seke Language: Seke means golden language.It is one of the over 100 indigenous languages of Nepal. It is mainly spoken in the five villages of Chuksang, Chaile, Gyakar, Tangbe and Tetang in the Upper Mustang… Continue reading Nepal’s Seke ‘near-extinct’: The six degrees of endangerment of a language

India, Nepal to hold talks on Kalapani border issue

News:Ministry of External Affairs has said that India will resolve the Kalapani border issue through dialogue. Facts: About Kalapani: Kalapani is a valley that is administered by India as a part of the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand.It is situated on the Kailash Mansarovar route. Since the Indo-China war of 1962, the Kalapani is controlled by… Continue reading India, Nepal to hold talks on Kalapani border issue

Curtain raiser Indo-Nepal joint military Exercise SURYA KIRAN – XIV

News:The joint military exercise ‘SURYA KIRAN between India and Nepal will be conducted at Saljhandi,Nepal. Facts: About the exercise: Exercise SURYA KIRAN – XIV is an annual exercise which is conducted alternatively in Nepal and India. The aim of the exercise is a joint training of troops in counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism operations in both jungle and… Continue reading Curtain raiser Indo-Nepal joint military Exercise SURYA KIRAN – XIV

India, Nepal, Bhutan plan trans-border conservation area

News:India, Nepal and Bhutan have drafted a memorandum of understanding to create a trans-boundary wildlife conservation ‘peace park’. Facts: About the Park: The proposed Park will include biodiversity-rich landscapes in adjoining areas of the three countries. The park will be an extension of the Manas National Park as there is already one trans-boundary Protected Area… Continue reading India, Nepal, Bhutan plan trans-border conservation area

Nepal, China ink road connectivity deal

News:Chinese President is on a visit to Nepal. Facts: Key takeaways from the visit: India and China have decided to construct a 70-km (42-mile) rail link which will connect the Gyiron in Tibet with Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu. A 28-km Kerung-Kathmandu road tunnel is also proposed to halve the distance between Kathmandu and Chinese… Continue reading Nepal, China ink road connectivity deal

Bangladesh, Nepal to grow faster than India: World Bank report

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

Motihari-Amalekhgunj petroleum pipeline

News:Indian Prime Minister and Nepal Prime Minister will inaugurate the Motihari Amlekhgunj petroleum pipeline. Facts: About the pipeline: The Motihari-Amlekhgunj oil pipeline project was first proposed in 1996. However,the project finally started during Indian Prime Minister’s visit to Nepal in 2014. The project is a 69-kilometre long petroleum pipeline which connects Motihari (Bihar) to Amelkhgunj… Continue reading Motihari-Amalekhgunj petroleum pipeline

Nepal bans single use plastics on Everest region

Nepal authorities have announced a ban on single-use plastics in Mount Everest region.The new rule will come into effect from January 1, 2020. This decision is aimed at reducing the vast amounts of waste left by trekkers and mountaineers. Single-use plastics,often referred to as disposable plastics are commonly used for plastic packaging.It includes items intended… Continue reading Nepal bans single use plastics on Everest region

Newly-discovered lake in Nepal likely to become world’s highest

A newly-discovered lake in Nepal called Kajin Sara lake is likely to set a new record of being the world’s highest lake. The Kajin Sara lake is located at Singarkharka area of Chame rural municipality in Manang district of Nepal.The lake was discovered about a few months ago by a team of mountaineers.  As per… Continue reading Newly-discovered lake in Nepal likely to become world’s highest

Motihari- Amlekhgunj petroleum pipeline will be a game-changer for Nepal: Indian Ambassador

Indian Ambassador to Nepal has announced that Motihari- Amlekhgunj petroleum pipeline will start commercial operation by August,2019. The 69-kilometre long petroleum pipeline from Motihari in Bihar to Amelkhgunj in Nepal has been constructed by India. The project will reduce the huge transportation cost for Nepal.The commercial operation of the oil project will also ensure reduction… Continue reading Motihari- Amlekhgunj petroleum pipeline will be a game-changer for Nepal: Indian Ambassador

ABU Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness underway in Nepal

Recently,the 5th Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness was held in Kathmandu. The theme of the summit was “Media Solutions for a Sustainable Future: Saving Lives, Building Resilient Communities”. The summit sought to address the issue of fully utilizing media’s potential of accelerating climate action and disaster preparedness… Continue reading ABU Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness underway in Nepal

Nepal launches its first satellite from the USA

Nepal has successfully launched its first satellite,NepaliSat-1 into space from the US. NepaliSat-1 is a low orbit satellite which will be in the 400-km distance from the Earth’s surface.It will be stationed at the International Space Station for a month and then it will be sent to orbit the earth. The satellite will take photographs… Continue reading Nepal launches its first satellite from the USA