India Current Affairs - 2020

EM-DAT data: Surge in natural disasters linked to population density

As per a recent study report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), an increase in people living in perilous conditions, poverty, environmental degradation and climate change have been rendering India vulnerable to intense disasters. These conditions that lead to precipitation extremes are giving a rise to water-related catastrophes. As per EM-DAT data, India confronts the Read More…

ICC World Cup 2015 to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand

Defending champion India will take on Pakistan in its opening match of the ICC cricket World Cup, 2015 on February 15, 2015 which is to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29, 2015. India has never lost to Pakistan in any of its five World Cup clashes so far. India Read More…

IOR countries to pursue open regionalism to stimulate growth

Trade and industry ministers of Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IORARC) member nations agreed to promote trade within the grouping to encourage economic cooperation and development in the strategic Indian Ocean region. India (Gurgaon) and Mauritius co-hosted the first economic and business conference under the theme of “Deepening Economic Linkages for Balanced, Inclusive Read More…

BRICS identify areas of tax policy and administration for mutual cooperation

The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) substantiated their commitment to encourage closer coordination and identified seven areas of tax policy and administration for broadening mutual cooperation. Key areas identified for cooperation: Development of global standards on ‘International taxation and transfer pricing’ Strengthening of the enforcement processes Sharing of best practices and capacity Read More…

India successfully test fired supersonic interceptor missile

Giving a boost to Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) capability, India successfully launched an interceptor missile to destroy an incoming target missile in a accurate hit at an altitude of 15 km over the Bay of Bengal. The target missile played as an incoming enemy missile with a range of more than 2,000 km. In the Read More…