Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 5th BIMSTEC Summit. It is being held in virtual modeby Sri Lanka, the current BIMSTEC chair.
The ‘Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)’ is a regional multilateral organisation.
Its members lie in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal, constituting a contiguous regional unity. The members include Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand.
Ahead of the 2+2 dialogue between India and United States, US deputy national security advisor for International Economics Daleep Singh will pay an official visit to India from March 30-31.
Singh will meet with government of India officials to deepen cooperation to promote inclusive economic growth and prosperity, and a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Singh will also discuss the priorities of the Biden Administration, including the promotion of high-quality infrastructure through Build Back Better World and the development of an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
The population of the greater one–horned or Indian rhinoceros in the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve has increased by 200 in four years.
The last rhino census conducted in 2018 had put the number at 2,413. The latest was conducted from March 25 to 28 but the counting was done on the two days in between.
Fifty elephants were deployed to cover all the 84 compartments of the park, its addition areas and civil areas. Apart from 125 enumerators and independent observers, 252 frontline staff were involved in the exercise.