India Current Affairs - 2020

Google Launches Special Search Mode for Slower 2G Phone Network for India, Brazil

World’s largest search engine giant Google Inc has launched a new lite mode of Google search engine for India and Brazil on 2 Generation (2G) network. This lite mode has been developed by keeping the 2G network speed in mind. Before launching this feature in India, Google had tested it in Indonesia, where the network Read More…

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Union Cabinet gives nod to Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement

Union Cabinet meet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the signing of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement. The agreement which is similar to the SAARC Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA) seeks to regulate the vehicular traffic of passenger, personal and cargo amongst BBIN countries. The agreement will be signed on Read More…

India loses poultry case against United States at WTO

India has lost a poultry case against United States at World Trade Organization (WTO) after WTO’s Dispute Settlement Board (DSB) ruled that India’s ban on import of poultry meat, eggs and live pigs from US is inconsistent with the international norms. What is this case? India had banned imports of various agriculture products including poultry Read More…

India tops in World Hunger List with 194 Million People: UN Report

According to recently released United Nations (UN) annual hunger report titled The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015, India was placed at top in the World Hunger list. The report has mentioned that India is home to the highest number of hungry people in the world with around 194 million people, surpassing China. Read More…

India ranks 24th in Environmental Democracy Index

India has ranked 24th out of 70 countries in the first Environmental Democracy Index (EDI). The index was recently released by Washington-based World Resources Institute (WRI) and Access Initiative. In the first edition of this index, Lithuania has topped among the 70 countries. Top ten countries are: Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, United States, South Africa, United Read More…