Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Current Affairs - 2020

World Bank approves 1 billion USD to India

On May 15, 2020, the World Bank approved 1 billion USD aid to India to accelerate “India’s COVID-19 Special Protection Response Programme”. The fund will be used to provide social assistance to poor, severely impacted and vulnerable households. Highlights Of the 1 billion USD aid, around 550 million USD is to be credited by the Read More…

AIIB sanctions 145 million USD loan for Major Irrigation Project of West Bengal

On May 15, 2020, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank approves a loan of 145 million USD to improve irrigation facilities and flood management West Bengal Highlights The project is to focus on the Damodar Valley of West Bengal. It will benefit more than 2.7 million farmers spread across five districts of West Bengal. The total Read More…

ADB approves 1.5 billion USD for India to fight COVID-19

On April 28, 2020, the Asian Development Bank approved 1.5 billion USD loan to support the Indian Government in its actions against the spread of COVID-19 crisis. The fund is to be used in disease containments, social protection and disease prevention. Highlights The loan sanctioned by the ADB is to be used for social protection Read More…

New Development Bank’s financial assistance of 1 billion USD to India

On April 20, 2020, Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitaraman attended the fifth annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the National Development Bank through a video conference. Outcomes The New Development Bank of the BRICS grouping is to provide a financial assistance of 1 billion USD of COVID-19 funds to India. India has pitched Read More…

India seeks 6 billion USD loans from ADB, AIIB

The World Bank has funded 1 billion USD to India to fight against COVID-19. With the COVID-19 cases increasing further, India seeks 6 billion USD from ADB and AIIB Highlights The Indian Economy is to take a major hit with the 21-day lock down. The Asian Development Bank has predicted that India’s growth rate is Read More…