Philippines Current Affairs - 2020

4th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus to be held in Philippines

The fourth edition of ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM)-Plus will be held in Philippines. India will be represented by Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. It is her first foreign visit as Defence Minister. Key Facts The ADMM Plus meeting is expected to discuss ways to enhance defence and security co-operation among the member nations to Read More…

India ranks second in global business optimism index: Report

As per recently released report, India was ranked second in the global business optimism index during the third quarter (July-September 2016). It was revealed by the Grant Thornton International Business Report. India has improved its ranking by one spot in the index. The report was prepared on the basis of a quarterly conducted global business Read More…

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Bezwada Wilson, TM Krishna receive 2016 Magsaysay Award

Two Indians TM Krishna and Bezwada Wilson have received the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay prize for the year 2016. They were among six persons/organisations who received the prestigious award, often regarded as Asia’s Nobel Prize. The award ceremony was held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City, Manila on August 31, 2015 i.e. Read More…

Typhoon Nida makes landfall near Dapeng Peninsula in China

The severe tropical typhoon Nida (also known as Cariana in Philippines) made landfall near Dapeng Peninsula in China’s Guangdong Province. Gale-force wind with up to 150 kilometers per hour speed and heavy rain followed the tropical typhoon. However, it showed signs of weakening after making landfall. The Chinese State Oceanic Administration has issued a red Read More…

China has no historic rights over South China Sea: Hague Tribunal

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in Hague, the Netherlands has rejected China’s claims to economic rights across large swathes of South China Sea. Ruling in this regard was given by a five-member tribunal appointed by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Hague in a case brought by the Philippines. The ruling came from an Read More…