Asia-Pacific Current Affairs, GK & News

Henley Passport Index – Update (January, 2021)

The Henley Passport Index was launched by the International air Transport Association. Around 227 different travel destinations are considered to launch the index. The index is released based on the number of destinations the holders can access without visa. What are the Key findings of Henley Passport Index? Nepal at rank 104 and Pakistan at ..

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International Solar Alliance: Solar Awards presented for the first time

The third assembly of International Solar Alliance was held between October 14, 2020 and October 16, 2020. The assembly was held in virtual mode. Highlights During the assembly, the World Resource Institute report was presented. The report identified sources of funds, constraints and opportunities to scale up solar investments. The ISA is working with the ..

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Malware, Ransomware attacks pose biggest cyber threat challenge in India: Microsoft

According to the Security Endpoint Threat Report 2019 released by Microsoft, India has been placed among the topmost countries with cryptocurrency mining encounters and drive-by download attacks. The report has been published based on diverse data sources including 8 trillion threat signals received and analyzed by Microsoft every day, covering a 12-month period from January ..

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India-Japan conduct Naval Exercises

On June 27, 2020 India and Japan held Naval Exercises in the Indian Ocean amidst the LAC stand off between India and China. Highlights The Exercise was conducted to promote mutual understanding between the naval forces of the countries. The exercise comprised of four warships, 2 each from India and Japan. The Indian Navy vessels ..

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Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation: Economic Decline of 2.7% expected in the region

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation has stated that the APEC region is to face an economic decline of 2.7% in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19. Also, the region is to face near growth rate. This will be the highest decline for the region since the 2008 financial crisis. Highlights The unemployment rate according ..

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