Australia Current Affairs - 2020

Australia to force US tech giant Facebook and Google to pay news publishers

For the first time in a landmark move to protect independent journalism Australia will force US tech giant Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay Australian media publishers for news content. Thus, Australia will become first such country which will help its native media company to gain royalty under the royalty-style system. If everything Read More…

India ranked 34th in JLL and LaSalle’s biennial GRETI

Sustainability Initiatives and regulatory reforms have enhanced higher levels of transparency in the real estate industry of India as a result of which India improved its ranking to 34th place in the biennial Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI). GRETI The Index GRETI has set a unique benchmark in terms of transparency in the real Read More…

RCEP Member States hope India will Rejoin the Proposed Trade Agreement

A virtual inter-sessional ministerial meeting of the proposed free trade agreement of a group of 15 countries from the Indo Pacific region- Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was conducted on 23rd June 2020. Apart from the 10 ASEAN countries, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia and China are the 15 countries that are negotiating for Read More…

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IIT Kharagpur: AI Based Social-Distancing Monitor

The Researchers of IIT Kharagpur have developed an Artificial Intelligence based cyber-physical system to monitor social distancing in public places. Highlights The device developed by the researchers will play a proximity alert whenever there is a violation of social distancing norms. The device captures field view and computes distances according to the criteria set by Read More…

Earth Hour: A Symbolic Movement of “Lights OFF” to save environment

Since 2007, every year million participate in the campaign called “Earth Hour” on March 28. The event is organized by the World wide Fund Highlights The event was first started in Sydney, Australia. The main aim of the marking Earth Hour is to call attention towards global warming, loss of biodiversity and climate change. During Read More…