Ecuador Current Affairs - 2020

World’s New Nation: Bougainville gains independence from Papua New Guinea

On December 11, 2019, the South Pacific Archipelago of Bougainville voted to become independent of Papua New Guinea. Around 98% of 1,81,067 voters voted to get independent from Papua New Guinea. Bougainville It is the largest island of the Solomon Islands Archipelago. The island has the world’s largest copper deposits. The most widely spoken language Read More…

Ecuador to withdraw from OPEC in January 2020

Ecuador will withdraw from 14-nation Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) from 1 January 2020. The country stated its internal fiscal problems as the reason for the withdrawal from the group. Key Highlights The Andean nation (i.e. a group of nations in South America connected by Andes mountain range) is attempting to increase its Read More…

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sentenced in UK prison

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange was sentenced on 1 May 2019 to 50 weeks (about 1 year 1 month) in a British prison for breaching his bail by entering the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Key Facts The 47-year-old Australian national was arrested when Ecuador terminated his asylum on 11th April 2019. He spent about seven years Read More…

Bali Ministerial of the World Trade Organisation 2013

What is WTO Ministerial Conference? The WTO Ministerial Conference is the topmost decision-making body of the World Trade Organization which regularly convenes every two years. It brings together all members of the WTO, all of which are countries or customs unions. The Ministerial Conference can take decisions on all matters under any of the multilateral Read More…

Gariela Isler of Venezuela crowned Miss Universe

Gabriela Isler(25) of Venezuela has been crowned Miss Universe 2013 at a grand finale held in Moscow, Russia. Year 2012 winner Olivia Culpo of the United States placed a diamond crown on the head of Isler. This is the third win for Venezuela in the last six Miss Universe pageants. Dayana Mendoza and Stefania Fernandez won Read More…