International Groupings Current Affairs - 2020

Defence Minister to visit Russia: To attend SCO, CSTO and CIS

The Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh is to visit Russia from September 3, 2020 to September 5, 2020. He will attend the Defence Ministers meet of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Collective Security Treaty Organization and Commonwealth Security Treaty Organization. Highlights During the visit, the minister will also meet his Russian counter part Defence Minister General Shoigu Read More…

G20 countries pledge 21 billion USD to fight COVID-19

On June 6, 2020, the G20 countries pledged over 21 billion USD to fight against COVID-19. The countries have so far injected 5 trillion USD in March 2020 to help fight global economic crisis. The 21 billion USD commitment was made only by the invited members. Highlights The G20 countries had already injected 5 trillion Read More…

G7 summit postponed; To be expanded as G10 or G11

The US President Donald Trump recently announced that the USA is postponing the G7 summit to September 2020. Also, President Trump intends to expand the G7 group to G10 or G11. On June 2, 2020, US  President Trump invited Indian PM Modi to the G7 summit through telephonic conversation. The Leaders discussed India-China recent Stand Read More…

US joins G7 partnership on Artificial Intelligence

The Leaders of Group of the seven wealthiest countries in the world had set up Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence. Highlights The United States was not a part of the partnership initially. However, US is now joining the group to counter Chinese dominance in shaping international standards on surveillance and facial recognition at the United Read More…

India attends SCO meeting

On May 13, 2020, External Affairs Minister of India Shri S Jaishankar represented India at SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) foreign minister meet. The meet was attended by foreign ministers through video conferencing. China and Pakistan foreign ministers also attended the meet. Highlights The foreign ministers at the meet discussed COVID-19 crisis and coordination efforts. They Read More…