The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an economic and political organization of 8 countries that are primarily located in South Asia or the Indian Subcontinent. The SAARC policies aim to promote welfare economics, collective self-reliance among the countries of South Asia, and to accelerate socio-cultural development in the region.
A country which is surrounded by land is called landlocked country. The boundary of a landlocked country is not determined by any seas and oceans but by mountains, hills etc.
Landlocked countries experience less economic growth than non-landlocked countries, holding other variables constant. The economic and other disadvantages experienced by such countries makes the majority of landlocked countries least developed countries.
Study and analysis of current news is the mainstay of the civil service examination, with one portion of the exam dedicated to general studies. The student has to be aware of what's happening around the world.