Ministry of External Affairs Current Affairs - 2020

India attends Munich Security Conference in Germany

The Munich Security Conference is being held in Germany between February 14, 2020 and February 16, 2020. The Conference was attended by External Affairs minister Jaishankar representing India. Highlights The Minister met his counterparts of Georgia, Portugal and Lithuania on the sidelines of the conference. The minister his Portugal Counterpart as a backdrop of its Read More…

India-Central Asia Business Council launched in New Delhi

The Ministry of External Affairs along with FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) recently launched the India-Central Asia Business Council. They were joined by 5 countries namely Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyz Republic. The Council will act as a common platform for the businesses of Central Asia and India. Highlights According Read More…

East Asia Summit on Maritime Cooperation to be held in Chennai

The Ministry of External Affairs is to organize East Asia Summit in Chennai between February 6, 2020 and February 7, 2020. This is the fifth time the conference is being held in India. The first conference was organized in Delhi in 2015, second in Goa in 2016, third in Bhubaneswar in 2018. In 2019, the Read More…

Passport Renewal Reminder Services begun by Passport Seva Kendras

On January 28, 2020, the Ministry of External Affairs launched the Passport renewal reminder services. The Passport Seva Kendras operating under the Ministry of External Affairs will send SMS about the renewal Highlights The ministry is to send two Reminder messages, one before 9 months and another before 7 months. Along with the reminder message, Read More…

Ministry of External Affairs creates “NEST” to increase investment coordination

The Ministry of External Affairs is to set up a new division called NEST-New and Emerging Strategic Technologies. The division will work to increase investment coordination among the states of the country and also with the foreign countries. Highlights The NEST will act as a nodal point to exchange views with foreign governments. This will Read More…