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  • News Digest – International Relations & Foreign Affairs (October 15-21)

    October 22, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Indian Army Chief to visit Nepal: India’s Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukunda Naravane is planning to visit Nepal as Kathmandu and New Delhi prepare for it. General Naravane will be decorated with the honorary rank of General of the Nepal Army as per the tradition. Although the two countries will not ...

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  • Analysis June 2020

    October 15, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    SUMMARY Nepal is often found torn between its two powerful neighbors — India and China. The country finds it hard to strike a balance between its allies and even more so when it becomes the battleground. While India and China both continuously try to ‘expend their influence’ by negating each other’s influence in the ...

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  • Analysis May 2020

    October 15, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Summary COVID-19 Eight deaths and more than 1,500 infected people. Nepal’s infection rate has doubled in mere six days. A sense of dread has seeped into everyone’s mind. With the ‘just barely there’ health infrastructure in the country, one question haunts – what will happen if a full-blown COVID-19 infection takes place in Nepal? At ...

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  • News Digest – International Relations & Foreign Affairs (October 8 -14)

    October 15, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Nepal-Bangladesh bilateral agreement: The sixth Nepal-Bangladesh Commerce Secretary level meeting concluded on October 9. The secretaries have decided to sign a pact by the end of 2020 for preferential trade; Nepal is seeking to import goods at zero tariff. Another meeting will be held in November to finalise the list of goods, text ...

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  • Analysis April 2020

    October 8, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    The lockdown has created waves of political, economical, social, psychological, and health complications. Coronavirus has killed more than 210 thousand people across the globe and the number of affected has crossed three million.

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  • Analysis March 2020

    October 8, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    SUMMARY As of March 31, 2020, the death toll from COVID-19 has reached 38,749 with 801,061 infections confirmed in 200 countries and territories around the world, including the spread through two ships; nearly 172,317 people have recovered. Nepal hasn’t remained untouched by the pandemic, and the government hastily announced a nationwide lockdown to stop ...

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  • News Digest – International Relations & Foreign Affairs (October 1 – 7)

    October 8, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Israel-Nepal signs migrant contract: Israel and Nepal have signed an agreement to send Nepali caregivers to Israel. This is an intense labour pact between the two countries as Israel has remained one of the priorities for Nepal migrants to work at. Nepal’s ambassador to Israel Dr Anjan Shakya signed the contract with the ...

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  • News Digest – International Relations & Foreign Affairs September 24 – 30

    October 1, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Missing pillar no. 11 found: The pillar no. 11 along the China-Nepal border which was said to be missing has been found buried under snow in Takule. This pillar will make it easier to assess whether the 11 buildings have been built on Nepal or Chinese territory. Senior officials at the Ministry of ...

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  • Analysis February 2020

    September 28, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Summary As of March 31, 2020, the death toll from COVID-19 has reached 38,749 with 801,061 infections confirmed in 200 countries and territories around the world, including the spread through two ships; nearly 172,317 people have recovered. Nepal hasn’t remained untouched by the pandemic, and the government hastily announced a nationwide lockdown to stop ...

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  • Analysis January 2020

    September 28, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Summary There is no human control over natural disasters, but there are always small ways to improve the lives of the people affected with those disasters. Improving public health is a key to prepare for epidemics. However, COVID-19, which is turning out to be a pandemic, has unveiled the unpreparedness of Nepali authorities under ...

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