In a first, a contingent of the Bangladesh Armed Forces participated in the Republic Day parade 2021, commemorating 50 years of the country’s Liberation War and establishment of diplomatic ties with India –
third foreign participation, France and the UAE before (Source: Indiatoday).
Chabahar port project
Chabahar Port is a seaport in Chabahar located in southeastern Iran, on the Gulf of Oman. It serves as Iran’s only oceanic port. In its latest push to develop the port project, India handed over two 140-tonne cranes for loading and unloading equipment to the Iranian government (Source: The Hindu)
Building Back Better
Building Back Better (BBB) is a United Nations program – strategy aimed at reducing the risk to the people of nations and communities in the wake of future disasters and shocks.The BBB approach integrates disaster risk reduction measures into the restoration of physical infrastructure, social systems and shelter (Source: Wikipedia)
Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese politician, diplomat, author, and a 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The first and incumbent State Counsellor of Myanmar, she is also the leader of the National League for Democracy and played a vital role in the state’s transition from military junta to partial democracy (Source: Wikipedia)
Quote of the week Choose to be optimistic, it feels better – 14th Dalai Lama is the current Dalai Lama, the highest spiritual leader of Tibet, and considered a living Bodhisattva, an emanation of Avalokiteśvara.