Indonesia Current Affairs - 2020

First Launch of China’s ‘Kuaizhou-11 (KZ-11)’ Rocket Failed, 3rd Rocket Launch Failure of the Year for China

After three years of delay, on 10th July 2020 the Solid-Fuelled Carrier Rocket of China- Kuaizhou-11 suffered a failure during its maiden flight. Kuaizhou-11 was originally planned to be launched in the first half of 2018, it was delayed due to an explosion during engine testing back in 2020. The rocket was launched from Jiuquan Read More…

Sri Lanka and Maldives becomes the First Two Countries from South-East Asia Region of WHO to Eliminate Both Rubella and Measles

Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) has announced on 8th July 2020 that Sri Lanka and the Maldives have eliminated Rubella Virus. With this, Sri Lanka and the Maldives became the first two countries from the South East Asia Region of WHO to have successfully eliminated both the Measles and Rubella Virus. Measles Virus Eliminated by Read More…

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo sworn in for second term

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo popularly known as Jokowi has been sworn into office for his second and final five-year term. The 58-year-old Jokowi took oath at a ceremony in Indonesian capital, Jakarta. The ceremony was attended by politicians and many foreign dignitaries. Key Highlights He was re-elected in presidential election polls that took place in Read More…

Kalimantan: Indonesia to move capital from Jakarta to Borneo Island

Government of Indonesia has announced to move its current capital from Jakarta (on the island of Java) to the sparsely populated East Kalimantan (on Borneo island). Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has announced that his government plans to build smart, green capital city on Borneo island. However, t some environmentalist groups fear $33billion relocation plan of Read More…

Mary Kom wins gold in President’s Cup

Six times World Champion MC Mary Kom (36) claimed gold medal at 23rd President’s Cup held in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia. She defeated April Franks of Australia with 5-0 without breaking a sweat.  With this win the Olympic bronze medallist Boxer has asserted her supremacy in a lop-sided 51kg bout final. Key Highlights The 36-year-old Indian Read More…