Indonesia’s Mount Merapi erupts

News:Indonesia’s most active volcano,Mount Merapi has erupted again sending ash and smoke more than three miles into the sky. Facts: About Mount Merapi: Mount Merapi is an active stratovolcano located on the border between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces,Indonesia.  It is the most active volcano in Indonesia and has erupted regularly since 1548.

India’s Foreign Minister’s Visit to Indonesia

News:India’s External Affairs Minister is on a visit to Indonesia. Facts: India and Indonesia have agreed to improve connectivity between India’s Andaman and Nicobar and Indonesia’s Sabang Island in Aceh. The two countries have also condemned terrorism in all forms and manifestations. They also agreed to work together for a balanced and sustainable trade by… Continue reading India’s Foreign Minister’s Visit to Indonesia

Indonesia to move capital from Jakarta to East Kalimantan

Indonesia has decided to shift its capital city from Jakarta to the province of East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo. The reason for shifting the capital is (a)to ensure a more equitable development amid environmental concerns (b)traffic congestion and air pollution in Jakarta and (c)Jakarta is prone to annual flooding and is one of… Continue reading Indonesia to move capital from Jakarta to East Kalimantan

Anti-dumping duty put on saccharine

The Finance Ministry has imposed an anti-dumping duty on the import of saccharine from Indonesia. Saccharine is a compound most commonly used in sugar-substitute sweeteners.It is used to sweeten products such as drinks, candies, cookies, and medicines. Dumping is the practice whereby the exporting nation sells its goods and services at a price lower than… Continue reading Anti-dumping duty put on saccharine

Indonesia to move capital out of Jakarta

Indonesia has decided to move its capital from Jakarta by establishing a new center of government outside Java.However,the exact location is still to be decided and could take up to 10 years to implement. The reason for shifting the capital is (a)to ensure a more equitable development of the country amid environmental concerns and overcrowding… Continue reading Indonesia to move capital out of Jakarta

Indonesia releases special stamp on theme of Ramayana

Indonesia has released a special commemorative stamp on the theme of Ramayana during an event to celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties with India. The stamp is designed by renowned Indonesian sculptor. It features a scene from Kakawin Ramayana in which Jatayu valiantly fought to save Sita. The event also showcased a special photo… Continue reading Indonesia releases special stamp on theme of Ramayana

Indonesia eyes komodo dragon island closure to thwart smuggling

Komodo Island will be closed to tourists starting January 2020.The famous island in Indonesia is home to the Komodo dragon,an ancient lizard.It will be banned to fix problems created by mass tourism and thwart attempts to smuggle the world’s biggest lizard. Komodo dragons are the largest,heaviest lizards in the world and one of the few… Continue reading Indonesia eyes komodo dragon island closure to thwart smuggling