The first-of-its-kind flash warning system for floods that will provide alerts for flash floods 6-24 hours in advance for South Asian nations has been launched at the India Meteorological Department (IMD). During the virtual launch of the warning system that was attended by representatives of the member nations, IMD directorContinue Reading

As cases of COVID-19 rise, Philippines has said that the Black Nazarene parade held annually will not take place in 2021  “The grand procession of the life-sized image of the Black Nazarene in January 2021 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the city government of Manila said in a statement.  The Black Nazareneis aContinue Reading

On October 22, incumbent President and Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov signed a constitutional law that will allow postponing the date of repeat parliamentary elections. The move came after incumbent leader Zhaparov, 51, who has recently been appointed as Prime Minister of the country and has also been handedContinue Reading

Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on October 22, held a telephonic conversation with his Bangladeshi counterpart A. K. Abdul Momen, during which the two sides discussed the bilateral cooperation between the two and also the 45 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. UnderscoringContinue Reading

Britain and Japan are all set to ink a trade deal on October 23, at a ceremony in Tokyo. The deal marks London’s first major post-Brexit agreement as UK, with the European Union (EU) holds an intense round of negotiations. Britain’s International Trade Minister Liz Truss is in Tokyo to signContinue Reading

Nepal has announced the suspension of flights to the Everest region after a Coronavirus case was reported in Namche Bazar. Some areas in the region have also been sealed.  With the suspension of flights, With the flights halted, trekking in the Everest will be adversely affected.  Namche Bazaar is the stagingContinue Reading

On October 22, Thailand announced that the state of emergency in the country was cancelled. This is seen as an effort by the Thai authorities to calm the protestors. An announcement in the Royal Gazette said “as it has appeared the severe situation which had resulted in an enactment of emergency decree, hasContinue Reading

Kim Jong Un, the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People’s Volunteers (CPV) army entering the DPRK during the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea, paid tribute to the CPV martyrs. “Although it has beenContinue Reading

Indonesian Deputy Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Kartika Wirjoatmodjo announced that the country government will establish the sovereign wealth fund to handle government January 2021  “We will launch the Indonesia Investment Authority soon as the Job Creation Law mandates its establishment,” he told a virtual discussion but did not go into more details.  A few days ago,Continue Reading

Armenia and Azerbaijan on October 20, announced that the Foreign Ministers of both the nations will be meeting separately with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week. The move comes as the world powers seek to put a stop on fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh region. Even though both the nations have ruledContinue Reading