Current Affairs - February, 2019
The International IP Index 2019 released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) makes the following observations related to India: India experienced its second consecutive year of growth in the IP global ranking, jumping eight places from 44th to 36th. The jump in the ranking is attributed to the recognition of ..
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
The U.S. Chamber Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) has released the International IP Index 2019. The Index aims to create a roadmap for countries that aspire to foster economic growth and global competitiveness through stronger IP. The Index benchmarks the IP framework in 50 global economies. The index evaluates the IP infrastructure ..
The US President has approved the sale of two missile defence systems for Air India One. The two missile defence systems Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCAM) and Self-Protection Suites (SPS) will enhance the security of planes flying the prime minister and the president. Enhancing the Security of Prime Minister and President The new defence systems are ..
Category: Defence Current Affairs
The important facts related to the RBI’s sixth bi-monthly monetary policy statement for 2018-19 is listed below: RBI has relaxed the CPI or retail inflation forecasts for India in FY20. Because of the low inflation forecasts, RBI has decided to trim down policy repo rate by 25 basis points, taking the overall interest rate down ..
The US President Trump has nominated David Malpass for the post of the president of the World Bank. David Malpass David Malpass had held senior roles in the US Treasury during the Reagan and George HW Bush administrations. He has also served as chief economist at Bear Stearns bank. Later he founded research group Encima ..