Current Affairs – May, 2020

Hezbollah classified as Terrorist Organization by Germany

On April 30, 2020, Germany classified the organization Hezbollah as a terrorist organization in its soil. According to an early morning operation conducted by the German police, more than 1,000 people in Germany belong to the Hezbollah extremist wing. Hezbollah The Hezbollah is a Shia Islamist political party that is based in Lebanon. The organization Read More…

India-China Ceremonial Border Meet on “Labour Day” cancelled due to COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian and Chinese ceremonial border personnel meet that is usually conducted on Labour Day was cancelled. Highlights On May 1, every year the Indian and Chinese Army personnel hold a meeting at five border locations. During their meet, the army personnel discuss sports activities and also about activities to Read More…

India placed on the “Priority Watch List” for Intellectual Property Protection by the US

The United States of America has placed India on the “Priority Watch List” due to lack of measurable improvements in intellectual property framework. Highlights Along with India, the US has placed 10 countries including China in the list. The US has taken the step alleging that intellectual properties and their enforcements have deteriorated equitable market Read More…

G20 Digital Economy Ministers meet held through video conference

On April 30, 2020, G20 Digital Economy Ministers meeting was convened. A ministerial statement was issued by the G20 Digital Economy Task Force at the meet. India was represented by the Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Highlights According to the meet, the ministers have decided on the following To strengthen communication infrastructure To improve infrastructure Read More…

India ranks 53rd in Budget Transparency and Accountability

According to the Open Budget Survey conducted by the International Budget Partnership, India ranked 53rd among 117 countries in budget transparency and accountability. Highlights: World India scored 49 out 0f 100 in the survey. The score was above the global average of 45. New Zealand scored 87 and topped the list. South Africa, Mexico and Read More…