G7 Current Affairs - 2020

Israel successfully test fires advanced Missile Defence System

On august 13, 2020, Israel successfully tested the advanced missile defence system Arrow-2. The missile was developed to defend against the short- and mid- range rockets that are fired from Lebanon and Gaza and also long-range missiles fired from Iran. Highlights In 2019, USA and Israel jointly test fired Arrow-3 successfully in Alaska. This system Read More…

G7 summit postponed; To be expanded as G10 or G11

The US President Donald Trump recently announced that the USA is postponing the G7 summit to September 2020. Also, President Trump intends to expand the G7 group to G10 or G11. On June 2, 2020, US  President Trump invited Indian PM Modi to the G7 summit through telephonic conversation. The Leaders discussed India-China recent Stand Read More…

US joins G7 partnership on Artificial Intelligence

The Leaders of Group of the seven wealthiest countries in the world had set up Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence. Highlights The United States was not a part of the partnership initially. However, US is now joining the group to counter Chinese dominance in shaping international standards on surveillance and facial recognition at the United Read More…

In-Person G7 Summit Cancelled; To be held through Video-Conferencing

The US President Donald Trump has cancelled an in-person G7 Summit and is to conduct the summit through video conferencing. This is being done due to the increasing threat of Corona Virus. What is G7? The G7 organization is made up of the largest economies of the world namely France, Canada, US, UK, Italy, Japan Read More…

Corona virus: G7 Health Ministerial meet, China’s New Hospital, Travel ban by 4 countries

The Corona Virus death toll has increased to 360. The WHO has also declared International Health Emergency over the outbreak of the virus. The G7 countries are to conduct a Ministerial level health meet to discuss measures to prevent the further spread of the disease. G7 meet The health ministers of G7 grouping that comprises Read More…