USA Current Affairs - 2020

Henley Passport Index

The Henley Passport Index measures the access each country’s travel document affords. The Index is based on the data provided by the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) and covers 199 passports and 227 travel destinations. Ranking of the Jurisdictions The Rankings of the jurisdictions based on the rankings in the Henley Passport Index are: Japan Read More…

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US Defence Secretary James Mattis resigns from his post

The United States Defence Secretary James Mattis has resigned from his post on 21st December 2018. His resignation came after his disagreement with the US President Donald Trump over the withdrawal of US troops from Syria. James Mattis, however, will be occupying the position till February 28 so as to allow sufficient time for his Read More…

US Federal Reserve raised lending rates to 2.5 per cent

The US Federal Reserve has raised the key interest rates to a range of 2.25 per cent to 2.5 per cent. This is the 4th raise in the Federal Reserve’s rates this year and has reached the highest point since 2008. The main implication of the raising of the interest rates would be an increase in Read More…

USA pulls out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

Russia has confirmed that the United States of America has decided to cancel the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed between Russian and the USA in 1987. The USA had already announced the withdrawal decision from the INF treaty in October 2018. About INF Treaty: The INF Treaty was signed in 1987 between US President Ronald Read More…

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Mauritius was largest source of FDI in India in 2016-2017: RBI

According to Census on Foreign Liabilities and Assets of Indian Direct Investment Companies 2016-17 released by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Mauritius was largest source of foreign investment (FDI) in India. The census yields carry comprehensive information on market value of foreign liabilities and assets of Indian companies arising on account of FDI, ODI and Read More…