Europe Current Affairs - 2020

GoI lifts ban on Paracetamol API exports

On May 28, 2020, the Government of India lifted the ban on export of paracetamol Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. Highlights The removal of ban will now allow the export of pharmaceutical ingredients used for COVID-19 treatment. In order to achieve this, the GoI has amended Section 3 of Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) act, 1992. The Read More…

Corona Virus: ICMR develops testing strategy; WHO shifts epicenter from China to Europe

On March 15, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research developed COVID-19 testing strategy for people infected with the virus. The Council has given a detailed explanation about the methodology to test the people. Centres of Testing The three main testing centres of Corona Virus are AIIMS, National Institute of Virology and National Centre for Read More…

US Air Force General Tod Wolters appointed as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander

The United States Air Force General Tod D. Wolters was sworn in as top military officer of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), at NATO’s military headquarters in Mons, southern Belgium. Tod D. Wolters Service: He is a former US pilot who has served as commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Read More…

Asian Tea Alliance

Asian Tea Alliance, a union of five tea-growing and consuming countries was launched in Guizhou in China. The members of the alliance are the Indian Tea Association, China Tea Marketing Association, Indonesian Tea Marketing Association, Sri Lanka Tea Board and Japan Tea Association. Objectives of the Alliance To work towards enhancing tea trade, cultural exchanges, Read More…

IMD Predicts near Normal Southwest Monsoon Season Rainfall for 2019

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts near-normal monsoon, at 96% of long period average. IMD in its first stage operational forecast for the southwest monsoon season (June to September) rainfall has made the following predictions: The South-west monsoon seasonal (June to September) rainfall over the country as a whole is likely to be near normal. The monsoon seasonal (June Read More…