India-UK Current Affairs - 2020

INS Viraat to be dismantled in Gujarat

The aircraft carrier, INS Viraat that served the Indian Navy for more than 30 years is to be dismantled at Alang, Gujarat. The ship was decommissioned three years back. Highlights INS Viraat is the longest serving ship of the Indian Navy. It was inducted into the Indian Navy in 1987. It was recently bought by Read More…

India forms “Air Bubble” with US, UK, UAE, Germany and France

On July 16, 2020, the Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced that India is to resume operation of international commercial flights with France and US. Highlights The Government of India has signed agreements with US, UK, France and countries in UAE. Negotiations with Germany is in its final stages. The Ministry of Civil Read More…

GAVI Alliance: India pledges 15 million USD

On June 4, 2020, PM Modi participated at the Global Vaccine Summit that was led by the United Kingdom. At the summit, the prime minster announced that India will pledge 15 million USD to GAVI Alliance. Highlights The world leaders have come together to find a vaccine to the COVID-19 with GAVI as an integrating Read More…

India joins virtual Global Vaccine Summit

India is to join the UK-led virtual Global Vaccine Summit. India will be one among the 50 countries participating at the summit. Highlights The summit is being held to raise at least 7.4 billion USD of funds for GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance.  The UK is currently playing a larger role. The country had set a Read More…

Indian Air Force shelves three main projects

On May 18, 2020, the Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria announced that it will shelve three main projects of worth Rs 8,000 crores. This is because the Central Government is pushing for Make in India. Currently, the Government of India is to focus on indigenization. Highlights Prime Minister Modi recently announced Atma Nirbhar Bharat Read More…