G20 Current Affairs - 2020

G20: Global Initiative to reduce Land Degradation and Coral Reef Programme launched

On September 16, 2020, the G20 Environment Ministers Meet was held virtually. India was represented by the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar at the meet. The meeting was held as a part of Sherpa Track for the G20 Leaders Summit, 2020. Key Highlights The Global Initiative on reducing land degradation was launched at the meet. Read More…

India to attend G20 Digital Ministers Meet

On July 22, 2020, the Union Minister of Information Technology Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad is to attend G20 Digital Ministers’ Meet. Highlights The Digital Economy Ministers Meet is hosted by Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabia Presidency has chosen the theme as Theme: Realizing Opportunities of the 21st century for all Under the theme, the ministers Read More…

India attends third G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meet

On July 18, 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman participated in third G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meet. The meet was presided by Saudi Arabia. Highlights During the first meeting, India shared its G20 Action plan in response to COVID-19 that was endorsed by all the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors. During Read More…

Facts Box: India-Russia plan joint projects in Asia and Africa

India and Russia held a virtual meeting on “India-Russia Relations in the context of post-pandemic global order”. The meet was organized by Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) and Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). Highlights The conference was initiated in 2017 and was being held alternately in Moscow and New Delhi. The experts attending the Read More…

G20 countries pledge 21 billion USD to fight COVID-19

On June 6, 2020, the G20 countries pledged over 21 billion USD to fight against COVID-19. The countries have so far injected 5 trillion USD in March 2020 to help fight global economic crisis. The 21 billion USD commitment was made only by the invited members. Highlights The G20 countries had already injected 5 trillion Read More…