Monthly Archives: January 2020

50th World Economic Forum (WEF)

The four day 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) began at Davos in Switzerland with the theme ‘Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World’. Indian actress Deepika Padukone will be given a WEF crystal award for her work on mental health.   About HQ: Cologny-Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in: 1971.  Status: Not-for-profit […]

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Henley Passport Index

The latest edition of the Henley Passport Index, widely acknowledged to be the most reliable of such rankings, was released recently.   Methodology According to Henley & Partners, the residence and citizenship planning firm that publishes the ranking, the Index lists the world’s passports “according to the number of destinations […]

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Important Articles to Read – 17/1/2020

– India to invite Imran Khan for Shanghai Council meet: Page1   – 34,000 Bru refugees to be settled in Tripura: Page 1 – ‘Myeloma risk may be higher among Indians than whites’: Page9 – The perils of RBI’s fixation on inflation: Page 10   – Talking of Kashmir: Page […]

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Top 5 Current Affairs – 17/1/2020

GSAT 30 launched Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on January 17, 2020 launched the first satellite of the year 2020 – ‘GSAT-30’ from French Guiana. GSAT-30 is a telecommunication satellite and has a mission life of around 15 years. The GSAT 30 satellite was launched onboard Ariane 5 launch vehicle […]

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रायसीना संवाद 2020

14 जानेवारी ते 16 जानेवारी 2020 या काळात दरवर्षी प्रमाणे नवी दिल्लीत ‘रायसीना संवाद 2020’ ही बैठक आयोजित करण्यात आली आहे. कार्यक्रमाचा विषय: “21@20: नेव्हिगेटींग द अल्फा सेंचुरी” ऑस्ट्रेलियाचे पंतप्रधान स्कॉट मॉरिसन हे या संमेलनाचे मुख्य वक्ते आहेत. या बैठकीला संबोधित करणार्‍या इतर मंत्र्यांमध्ये यजमान भारतीय परराष्ट्रमंत्री एस. जयशंकर, रशियाचे […]

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Current Affairs – 15/1/2020

Two Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGS) — Annie Besant and Amrit Kaur — were commissioned by Defence Secretary.   About Indian Coast Guard Ship Annie Besant and Amrit Kaur are second and third in the series of five Fast Patrol Vessels. While Annie Besant will be based at Chennai, Amrit […]

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