Act East Policy Current Affairs - 2020

UNSC: Pakistan request to designate four Indians as Terrorists rejected

The United Nations Security Council recently rejected Pakistan request to list four Indians as terrorists. Pakistan wanted to add four Indian nationals under ISIS and Al-Qaeda operations. The request was backed by France, USA, UK, Germany and Belgium. The UNSC rejected mainly due to lack of evidence. Highlights The permanent members that backed India were Read More…

Facts Box: ASEAN-India Business Council Meet

The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal addressed the Association of South East Asian Nation-India Business Council meet. Highlights During the meet, minister emphasized on 3Cs namely Cooperation, Collaboration and Commitment. He also highlighted to use full trade potential addressing concerns of members and businesses. It also agreed to review ASEAN-Trade in Goods Read More…

India-Bangladesh to open inland waterways

India and Bangladesh will open new inland waterway from September 3, 2020. This is based on the agreement signed by the countries in May 2020 on Inland Water Transit and Trade. The number of IBP (Indo-Bangladesh Protocol) routes were increased from eight to ten. Highlights India’s North East is a prisoner of Geography. Being landlocked Read More…

India’s longest ropeway on Brahmaputra to open for public in Guwahati

On August 24, 2020, the State Minister of Assam, Siddhartha Bhattacharya inaugurated India’s longest ropeway across river Brahmaputra. Highlights The ropeway is to cut short the travel time by almost an hour. It is 2 km long and the distance is covered in 7 minutes. One-way ride is to cost Rs 60. The ropeway has Read More…

India attends AINTT (ASEAN-India Network of Think Tanks)

On August 20, 2020, the External Affairs Minister S Jai Shankar attended ASEAN-India Network of Think Tanks (AINTT). It was the sixth-round table conference between India and AINTT. Key Highlights The External Affairs Minister emphasised on the following during the conference The concerns of the global supply chains should be mitigated with diversification and resilience Read More…