Current Affairs – 2020

Trump rules out extension of TikTok deadline

U.S. President Donald Trump ruled out an extension of the deadline for TikTok to either change its ownership to an American company or shut it down completely. ContentsWhat is the TikTok controversy?What does the US rule against TikTok states?Which US firm is the biggest contender to buy TikTok? What is the TikTok controversy? A popular Read More…

Trump nominated for Noble Peace Prize 2021

A week after his mediation between Israel and UAE (United Arab Emirates) US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the Noble Peace Prize 2021. The nomination was submitted by a right-wing Norwegian politician and parliamentarian Christian Tybring Gjedde. ContentsWho is Christian Tybring Gjedde?Why he nominated Trump for Noble Peace prize 2021?How many US president Read More…

India-Japan sign Defence agreements

On September 10, 2020, India and Japan signed Logistics agreement on “Reciprocal Provision Supplies and Services” to allow the armed forces of India and Japan to coordinate closely in supplies and services. ContentsHighlightsIndia-Japan relationsJapan-India Coordination Forum Highlights The following are the key highlights of the agreement The agreement will increase the interoperability between armed forces Read More…

GoI launches Five Star Village Scheme to ensure 100% rural coverage of postal schemes

On September 10, 2020, the Department of Posts launched a scheme called the “Five Star Villages”. The scheme ensures universal coverage of flagship postal schemes in rural areas of India. It seeks to bridge the gap in public awareness and reach postal services and products in the interior of villages. ContentsHighlightsAbout the schemeIndia Posts Payments Read More…

India-China agree on five-point plan to resolve border tension

On September 11, 2020, India and China agreed on five-point action plan for quick disengagement of troops and avoid actions that will escalate tensions. The External Affairs Minister of India S Jaishankar is on a visit to Russia to attend the SCO Foreign Ministers meet in Moscow. He met his Chinese counter part Wang Yi Read More…

India attends 10th East Asia Summit Foreign Minister meet

The Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan represented India at the 10th East Asia Summit held virtually on international and regional developments including COVID-19 pandemic. ContentsHighlightsManila Action PlanEast Asia SummitConcernsSignificance Highlights The meeting discussed ways and means to strengthen the East Asia Summit platform. It aims to make it more responsive to the Read More…

SAROD ports launched by Shipping Ministry

On September 10, 2020, the Union Minister of Shipping Manusukh Mandaviya launched a dispute redressal mechanism called SAROD Ports. SAROD is Society for Affordable Redressal of Disputes. ContentsHighlightsAbout SAROD PortWhat is Model Concession Agreement?Need Highlights Earlier the SAROD Saroj Port was in place where the dispute between port and the concessionaire working with the port Read More…

Current Affairs – September 11, 2020 [Today’s News Headlines]

Here are top Current Affairs News Headlines of September 11, 2020. INDIA Five Rafale fighter jets formally inducted into the Golden Arrows squadron of IAF at the Ambala air base in Haryana in presence of French Defence Minister Florence Parly India and Japan sign agreement on Reciprocal Provision of Supplies and Services between Forces of Read More…