Nepali Sansar is back with some exciting news updates from the latest week.
The week of May 25-31st has been an important time for Nepal as the government announced the new budget for FY 2019-20. Besides, there were also some major news updates that drew attention from spectators, nationally and internationally.
Let’s take a look into a few of them:
The Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali inaugurated the Brain Gain Center (BGC) at the Ministry headquarters on May 31, 2019. The platform has been setup to bring together Nepali experts and professionals across the world to contribute to Nepal’s socio-economic development.
The Ministry has already registered 450 Nepali diaspora, whose works will be helpful for Nepal’s development.
The foreign-bound flights taking Nepali migrants to their job destinations have been halted for a week, after a protest from the Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies. The Association had warned earlier that it would halt the flights for migrant workers from May 31-June 6, 2019, if its demands were not met.
The government increased the salary of VVIPs including lawmakers. The President’s salary has been increased to NPR 177,531 up from 150,450, while the Vice-President’s Salary is now NPR 127,474, up from NPR 1,08,030. A lawmaker will receive NPR 65,172 in salary per month.
The Nepali National Football Team left for Malaysia on May 30, 2019 to play friendly international matches. A 34-member team was sent off by the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA). Nepal will be playing against Malaysia n June 2, 2019.
Series of deaths on Mount Everest Summits has finally moved the Nepal Government to reassess the permit rules. “It’s time to review all the old laws,” said Nepal Parliament member Yagya Raj Sunuwar on May 29, 2019, on the 66th anniversary of the first successful summit to the Everest by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary in 1953.
Since 1922, a total of 4,000 climbers made it to the top of the Everest while more than 200 people have reportedly died. And, the 2019 Everest climbing season, that ends today, has seen the highest number of deaths since the 2015 avalanche on the mountain.
Amid high expectations, the Nepal Government has finally announced the budget for FY 2019-20 on May 29, 2019. Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada presented a NPR 1.53 trillion budget for the new fiscal, up from NPR 1.315 trillion for FY 2018-19.
The government has set a revenue collection target of NPR 981 billion for budget implementation, and has also targeted a grant and borrowed capital of NPR 57.99 billion and NPR 298 billion, respectively.