Asia Pacific Group: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

APEC Ministerial Meeting: Economies commit to free open trade and investment

Published: November 17, 2020

On November 17, 2020, the members of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) held a ministerial meeting virtually. During the meeting, the members committed to pursue free and open trade and investment towards the economic recovery from the impact of covid-19 pandemic. Highlights The meeting was chaired by Malaysia. This ministerial meeting comes ahead of the ..

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FATF: Pakistan to remain on “Grey List”

Published: October 24, 2020

On October 24, 2020, the Financial Action Task Force voted for Pakistan to remain under “grey list” of the organisation. The decision was taken as Pakistan failed to comply with all the 27 parameters set by the FATF. It has completed only 21. Earlier, the asia-pacific group of FATF submitted a report titled “Follow up ..

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“SWASTHVAYU”: India creates record developing ventilator in 36 days

Published: May 12, 2020

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) NAL (National Aerospace Laboratories), Bengaluru has developed a ventilator called “Swasthvayu”. The ventilator has been designed in a record time of 36 days. Highlights The ventilator developed by CSIR is a Non-Invasive BiPAP Ventilator. The ventilator is made of built-in biocompatible coupler and a high efficiency filter. ..

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India to attend BRICS meeting on COVID-19

Published: April 17, 2020

India is to attend BRICS foreign ministers meet by the end of April 2020. The members will discuss economic fallout due to the spread of COVID-19. Highlights The foreign ministers meet of the BRICS grouping is to be conducted through video link. It is essential to conduct more of such meeting as the global economic ..

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United Nations predict India’s GDP at 4.8%

Published: April 9, 2020

On April 9, 2020, the United Nations released a report on Economic and Social Survey of Asia and Pacific (ESCAP), 2020. Highlights According to the report, the economic growth rate of India stood at 5% in 2019-20. It has forecasted that the growth rate is to shrink to 4.8% in 2020-21 and the growth rate ..

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