South Asia


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South Asia

A region of southern Asia consisting of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

South Asian n. & adj.
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Across South Asia, imports grew much stronger than exports in the last two years, reversing the region's exports dynamics of the early 2000s.
This paper therefore looks at the status of social sciences research in South Asia and determines what impact the socio-economic developments within India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal had had on their comparative research profiles in social sciences.
Editors Rao and Kalyanpur present students, academics, researchers, and policy makers with a collection of academic articles and essays that together provide an investigation of the social, economic, cultural, and historical aspects of living with disability in South Asia. The editors have organized the thirteen contributions that make up the main body of the text in five parts, providing an introduction, examining South Asia disability policy, the historical and cultural contexts of disability in South Asia, identity and constructions of disability in South Asia, and providing their conclusions.
Top policymakers and researchers from across South Asia have joined leading experts in Lahore to debate the latest ideas for stimulating economic growth in South Asia at a conference hosted by the IGC in collaboration with the Planning and Development Department Punjab.
It is difficult to paint a uniform picture of the 'peacefulness landscape' in South Asia. Its nations span the whole spectrum of peacefulness levels in the index, ranging from very low (Afghanistan and Pakistan) to low (India) to medium (Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka) to very high (Bhutan).
Scholars from different parts of India and Indian scholars working in the US ponder some features and implications of the US nuclear non-proliferation policy in South Asia. The topics include the role of the US in the nuclear race in South Asia; problems and challenges with America and nuclear non-proliferation in South Asia, The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill 2010; the American response to the proliferation challenge in South Asia; and the role of the US in nuclear proliferation in Pakistan.
South Asia constitutes of 23 percent of the global populations, makes a significant impact on the global geo-political front, and is amongst the fastest growing regions in the world.
Based in Dubai, Keni will drive the growth of the bank's NRI and South Asia business in the Middle East.
Although economic growth has reduced South Asia's poverty rate, it has not fallen fast enough to reduce the total number of poor people.
Dr Pasha said, "Total intra-regional trade stands at five percent in South Asia out of $ 30 billion and surplus in trade is in favour of India.

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