India Current Affairs - 2020

India ranked 117 in World Happiness Report 2015

India was placed at 117th position in the recently released World Happiness Report 2015 among the 158 studied nations. The report was published by the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). Key facts from report Top five countries: Switzerland (1st), Iceland (2nd), Denmark (3rd), Norway (4th) and Canada (5th). Bottom five countries: Rwanda Read More…

India fourth largest supplier of generic medicines to US: Government

India has emerged as the fourth largest supplier of generic medicines to the United States. It was announced by Minister of State (MoS) for Chemicals and Fertilizers Hansraj Ahir gave this information in the Rajya Sabha in reply to a question. India’s generic medicines exports have touched over US 4 billion dollars in 2013-14 in Read More…

Union Cabinet approves agreement between India and Jordan on maritime transport

Union Cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 April 2015 gave its approval for signing of a shipping agreement between India and Jordan. The agreement aims at strengthening cooperation between both nations in the area of shipping and to provide sustained mutual assistance and advice on merchant shipping and other related Read More…

MoU signed between NRL & BPC to export petroleum products through IBFPL pipeline

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) and Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) to export petroleum products to Bangladesh. It was signed by General Manager (Planning and Development) of BPC, Mustafa Qudrat-I-Elahi and NRL’s General Manager (Marketing and Business Development) Bruno Ekka in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The MoU seeks to provide cooperation Read More…

India 5th biggest generator of e-waste in 2014: UN report

As per recently released Global E-Waste Monitor 2014 report by United Nations, India is the fifth biggest producer of e-waste in the world. The report was compiled by UN think tank United Nations University (UNU). Key facts from report Top 5 e-waste producing nations: US, China, Japan, Germany and India. In case of wealthy nations Read More…