International Current Affairs

Latest International Current Affairs 2020 with news summaries and current events in International developments, geopolitical, organizations, groupings and fora related updates for India and world with all important national news updates and events for the year 2020.

Fourth round of India-China border talks concludes

On July 16, 2020, the 15-hour long India-China border talks concluded at 02:30 AM. The senior military commanders of the countries held discussions on the Indian side of the border in Ladakh. Highlights The commanders mainly discussed the de-escalation at Depsang and Pangong Tso. There was no statement from Indian side as several more rounds Read More…

Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh resigns

On July 16, 2020, the Tunisian PM Elyes Fakhfakh resigned. He presented his resignation to the President of Tunisia Kais Saied. Highlights The collapse of Mr FakhFakh’s Government within five months of its formation is to delay economic reforms. The country was hailing towards successful transition of democracy since 2011 revolution. Background The splits in Read More…

WHO: 140 COVID-19 tests per day per million required

On July 15, 2020, the World Health Organization released its Guidance Note on Public Health Criteria to adjust Public Health and Social Measures. Under the guidance note, the organization advised comprehensive surveillance for suspected cases. Highlights By comprehensive surveillance, WHO advises that a country has to conduct 140 COVID-19 tests per day per million population. Read More…

India-European Union Summit held via video conferencing

On July 15, 2020, the 15th India-European Union Summit was held through video conferencing. The summit aims to strengthen ties between India and European Union. PM Modi addressed the summit. Highlights Under the Summit, India and European Union agreed to boost their ties in the areas of defence, trade and investment. They agreed to launch Read More…

ADB appoints Ashok Lavasa as new Vice President

On July 15, 2020, Ashok Lavasa was appointed as the vice president of Asian Development Bank. Highlights Ashok Lavasa, a 1980 batch retired IAS officer. He was serving as the Election Commissioner and is next in line to become Chief Election Commissioner. He has now been appointed as Vice President of ADB for Public-Private Partnerships Read More…