Austria Current Affairs - 2020

Cyber Coalition 2013: NATO’s largest-ever cyber-security exercise held in Estonia

NATO held Cyber Coalition 2013: Largest-ever cyber-exercises to practise averting large-scale, simultaneous cyber attacks on member states and their allies. The drill was hosted by National Defence College training center in Tartu, Estonia. Objective: Cyber Coalition an exercise with technical components to give its participants a good learning about NATO’s Cyber Defence capabilities, identify areas for Read More…

Melbourne tops the list of livable cities in world

According to a survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the Australian city of Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world while conflict battered Syria‘s capital Damascus is the least liveable city. The survey also lists Karachi and Dhaka among the least liveable cities. Top 10 livable Cities of the World: Melbourne (Australia), Vienna (Austria), Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary (all three Read More…

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India rejects Snowden’s request seeking political asylum

India turned down USA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s request seeking political asylum. The Indian Embassy in Moscow had received a communication containing a request for asylum. Earlier, Snowden, currently sheltered in the transit zone of Moscow airport, has sought asylum in 20 countries, including India. These asylum requests have been filed by Sarah Harrison, legal advisor of WikiLeaks in the matter of Read More…

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India, Austria ink Social Security Agreement

India signed a Social Security pact with Austria. As per the pact, the Indian professionals working in Austria would be exempted from paying the social security contribution of the country, if such payments are already made in India. This agreement would also enhance cooperation in labor market expansion in Austria which has more than 17000 Read More…

Five New Non-Permanent Member Countries on UNSC

The UN General Assembly elected five new non-permanent members to the Security Council. The New Members are:     1. South Korea 2. Luxembourg 3. Argentina 4. Australia 5. Rwanda The newly elected member countries will have 2-year term in UN body that will begin on January 1, 2013. The members which will be replaced are Colombia, Read More…