International Current Affairs - 2020

Latest International Current Affairs 2019 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 2019.

Mr. Mikhail Kalashnikov: Designer of AK-47 ( ”Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947″) passed away

Screenshot_6Mikhail Kalashnikov (94), the Russian gun designer whose AK-47 rifle became the weapon of choice for many national armies and guerrillas around the world, passed away.

About AK- 47 ( ”Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947″)

Officially known as “Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947”.

’47’ from the year (1947) it went into production.


It is a selective-fire, gas-operated 7.62×39mm assault rifle and has a rate of fire of 600 rounds-a-minute. The AK-47 has only eight moving parts can be broken down and reassembled in 30 seconds and will work in conditions that would render many other small arms inoperable. Invented by Mikhail Kalashnikov, who received numerous honors including the Hero of Socialist Labor and Order of Lenin and Stalin Prize.

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First Ministerial Level Talk held for BCIM Trade Corridor

Screenshot_5India, China, Bangladesh and Myanmar held the first ever official-level discussions on the ambitious BCIM economic corridor to link India and China with Bangladesh and Myanmar.

The economic advantages of the BCIM trade corridor are:-

Approach to numerous markets in Southeast Asia,
Improvement of transportation infrastructure and
Creation of industrial zones 

Currently, the four nations raised an ambitious proposal that included developing multi-modal transport, such as road, rail, waterways and airways, joint power projects, telecommunication networks, etc. As a first step, they will identify realistic and achievable infrastructure projects to boost physical connectivity.

Over the next six months, each country will come up with a joint study report proposing concrete projects and financing modalities, before the next meeting of the four nations in June 2014, hosted by Bangladesh.

The  linking of all four countries by road has strengthen the belief that this corridor would subsequently open up the whole of the northeastern region of India to Southeast Asia and China and turn it into a significant channel of trade.

BCIM Trade Corridor 

The Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) economic corridor is a test case for cooperation between India and China in regional development as well as addressing common challenges. It aims to connect Kolkata with China’s Kunming city with a highway running through Bangladesh and Myanmar.

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