India Current Affairs - 2020

Business Optimism Index: India slips to 6th position globally in first quarter of 2018

India was ranked 6th on Global Optimism Index released as part of Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR) in the first quarter of 2018. The report was prepared based on the results of a survey of 2,500 businesses in 37 economies. Key Facts The top five nations are Austria, Finland, Indonesia, the Netherlands and US. Read More…

India to host 15th Asia Media Summit

India is going to host 15th Asia Media Summit (AMS-2018) in New Delhi from May 10-12, 2018. The summit is being organised by Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) in collaboration with its partners and international organisations. Key Facts The theme of the annual summit is “Telling our Stories- Asia and More”. It aims to Read More…

India emerges as fifth largest military spender in 2017: SIPRI

According to recently released report of Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), India has emerged as fifth largest military spender in 2017. India had spent $63.9 billion on defence in 2017, an increase of 5.5% compared with 2016, when it was in the sixth spot overall. Key Facts Global defence spending: The world’s five biggest Read More…

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Peace Mission: India, Pakistan for first time to participate together in SCO counter-terror exercise

For first time, arch rivals India and Pakistan are taking part in Peace Mission, a multi-nation counter-terror exercise in Russia to be held in September 2018. The military exercise is going to take place under the framework of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). India’s participation at exercise was confirmed by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during meeting Read More…

India ranks 138th in World Press Freedom Index 2018

In recently released World Press Freedom Index (WPFI) 2018 by Reporters Without Borders, India was placed at 138th rank out of 180 nations surveyed worldwide in terms of press freedom in 2017. It was ranked at the 135th in WPFI 2017. Key Facts Top 10 Countries: Norway (1st), Sweden (2nd), Netherlands (3rd), Finland (4th), Switzerland (5th), Read More…