India-Pakistan Current Affairs - 2020

India Protests Election Announcement at Gilgit-Baltistan by Pakistan

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has stated that they have come across reports regarding elections in the “Gilgit-Baltistan” Assembly that will be held on November 15, 2020 . The ministry took a strong objection to it. Key Facts The Government of India also rejected the “Gilgit-Baltistan (Elections and Caretaker Government) Amendment Order 2020”. India Read More…

India- Pakistan to meet in SAARC Virtual meeting On September 24, 2020

External Affairs Minister (EAM) of India and Pakistan Foreign Minister (PFM) are expected to meet at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) meeting via videoconference on September 24. The announcement has been made days after India-Pakistan tensions that had spilled into a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). Key Facts All member Read More…

UNSC: Pakistan request to designate four Indians as Terrorists rejected

The United Nations Security Council recently rejected Pakistan request to list four Indians as terrorists. Pakistan wanted to add four Indian nationals under ISIS and Al-Qaeda operations. The request was backed by France, USA, UK, Germany and Belgium. The UNSC rejected mainly due to lack of evidence. Highlights The permanent members that backed India were Read More…

India attends BIMSTEC meet

On September 2, 2020, India attended BIMSTEC meet and discussed ways to expand cooperation among its member countries. It further discussed ways to expand cooperation to deal with the current COVID-19 challenges. Background The grouping accounts to 22% of global population. It has a combined Gross Domestic Product of 2.8 trillion USD. India has been Read More…

Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: DRDO identifies 108 systems and subsystems to design, develop and manufacture

The Defence Research and Development Organization has taken several initiatives to strengthen indigenous defence production under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Recently, DRDO has included 108 systems and subsystems to achieve Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Highlights Under the new initiative, DRDO will provide support to design, develop and test the identified 108 systems. By this, it Read More…