Regional connectivity scheme Phase II: Massive ramp-up in air links to North East, J-K(Relevant for GS Prelims and GS Mains Paper II)

IInd Phase of Regional Connectivity Moving to step up air connectivity to remote and strategic locations in the North-East and Jammu & Kashmir, the government has identified 24 airports and helipads, including nine in Arunachal Pradesh, which borders China, for the second phase of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS). 24 Airports & Helipads under the

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Joint Indo-Bangladesh Exercise Sampriti 2017 Culminates (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS Mains Paper II)

Joint Indo-Bangladesh Training Exercise SAMPRITI 2017, which is being conducted at Counter Insurgency & Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte in Mizoram culminated with a validation exercise.  7th in SAMPRITI Series It is the seventh such exercise in the SAMPRITI series.  The exercise has been aimed to strengthen and broaden the aspects of interoperability and cooperation between

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The Hariri mystery: on the former Lebanon PM’s absence (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS Mains Paper II)

Sudden resignation of Lebanon’s PM Saad Hariri’s shock resignation as Lebanon’s Prime Minister has not just plunged the country into another spell of political instability, but also reignited regional tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Political History of Lebanon Lebanon has been a theatre for proxy regional battles for years. Eleven months ago, Mr. Hariri,

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India and Bangladesh interconnectivity explained (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II)

Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina, flagged off the Kolkata-Khulna Bandhan Express, to follow in the tracks of the erstwhile Barisal Express, which was stopped during the 1965 war with Pakistan. The weekly train service will cross the international border at Petrapol outside Bongaon in North 24-Parganas district, and will be the second train to Bangladesh

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