President of India Current Affairs - 2019

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President Kovind on a seven day visit to Philippines, Japan

President Ram Nath Kovind will begin his seven-day visit to Philippines and Japan on 17th October, 2019. The President’s first visit will be Philippines. He will hold delegation level restricted talks with his Filipino counter part Rodrigo Roa Duterte. He leaves for Japan on October 21, 2019. President is visiting Japan to attend the Enthronement ceremony of the Japanese emperor Naruhito.


The bilateral trade between India and Japan is around 15.71 billion USD. India has been the most attractive destination of Japanese manufacturing countries. The FDI to India from Japan has been electrical equipment, automobile, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and chemicals.

There are around 34,348 Indians living in Japan.


The trade between India and Philippines is around 1.6 billion USD (2016-17). Around 1,20,000 Indians are living in Philippines as of December 2018.

Ambassadors of 5 nations present credentials to President of India

Ambassadors of five nations namely Kazakhstan, European Union (EU), France, Denmark and Mexico present credentials to President of India Ram Nath Kovind, at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 3 October 2019.

Key Highlights

The envoys who presented their credentials were: –

  1. Freddy Svane- Ambassador of Denmark
  2. Emannuel Lenain- Ambassador of France
  3. Ugo Astuto- Ambassador of the European Union
  4. Federico Salas Lotfe- Ambassador of Mexico
  5. Yerlan Alimbayev- Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan