Estonia Current Affairs - 2019

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StartupBlink Ranking of Countries for Startup Environment

StartupBlink has ranked 100 countries for startup environment of countries globally. The rankings were based on the data from over 61,000 startups, more than 500 accelerators, and over 1,400 coworking spaces registered on its platform along with data gathered from its global partners including Crunchbase, SimilarWeb etc. The rankings were based on the impact startups Read More…

Month:  Categories: Reports & IndicesUPSC

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Corruption Perception Index 2018

The Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index make the following observations: Denmark is the world least corrupt country scoring 88 out of 100 points. Denmark is followed by New Zealand and Finland. Somalia has been ranked last with a score of 10 behind South Sudan and Syria. More than two-thirds of evaluated countries scored below 50 points, Read More…

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Kersti Kaljulaid elected as first female President of Estonia

The parliament of Estonia has elected Kersti Kaljulaid (46) as the President of the Baltic country. With this, she became Estonia’s first female president. She had won vote 81-0, with 20 members absent in the parliamentary voting. She will be Estonia’s fifth President and is due to take office on 10 October 2016. She is Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalPersons in News

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Ukraine crisis: NATO suspends civilian and military co-operation with Russia

Following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region, NATO suspended all practical civilian and military co-operation with Russia.  Russia’s annexation is being considered as a threat to European security. The 28-member NATO bloc gathered in Brussels (Belgium) for their first meeting since Russia’s annexation of Crimea and stalwartly condemned Russia’s ‘illegal’ annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region. NATO is also considering Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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Belgium became second country to allow Mercy Killing for children

The Catholic country, Belgium became the first country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of any age. This action of legalizing death for the children came 12 years after the country legalized euthanasia for adults. The Parliament of Belgium took the decision in spite of opposition from the Church and some paediatricians. Belgium became Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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Lativa becomes the 18th state to join the Eurozone

The Baltic nation, Latvia joined the Euro Zone, with the expectation that the euro will lower its borrowing costs and encourage investors by eliminating currency risk. It became the 18th member of the European Union, which uses the Euro as its currency and the fourth smallest economy in the euro zone after Malta, Estonia and Read More…

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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…

Month:  Categories: Defence & SecurityInternationalScience & Technology

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