Austria: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

U.S. Russia talks on new Nuclear Disarmament Treaty begins without China

Published: June 23, 2020

Delegations from the United States led by Marshall Billingslea and the Russian Delegation under their Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov begin their 2-day talks on 22nd June 2020 at the capital city of Austria, Vienna.  The talks for extending the nuclear disarmament treaty were in doubt over the last few months as the United States President ..

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Divyansh, Apurvi Clinch Gold Medal at the Meyton Cup

Published: January 22, 2020

17-year-old Divyansh Singh Panwar have clinched the gold medal in the Meyton Cup conducted in Innsbruck, Austria. Divyansh Singh Panwar won the Gold medal in the men’s 10m air rifle event while  ISSF World Cup 2019 gold medallist, ace Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela bagged the Gold medal in the 10m air rifle women’s category. Other ..

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Peter Handke authors book “A Sorrow Beyond Dreams”

Published: October 11, 2019

Austrian author Peter Handke has been honoured  with the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience. His notable works include “Short Letter, Long Farewell” and “A Sorrow Beyond Dreams”. He will receive 9 million Swedish kronor (£740,000), as well ..

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Global Peace Index 2019

Published: June 13, 2019

Global Peace Index 2019 by the Australian think tank Institute for Economics & Peace ranks countries on their level of peacefulness based on three thematic domains: Level of societal safety and security. Extent of ongoing domestic and international conflict. Degree of militarisation. Findings of the Index Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world ..

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India’s Jagjit Pavadia re-elected International Narcotics Control Board (INCB)

Published: May 9, 2019

India’s Jagjit Pavadia was re-elected to International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) for another five-year term beginning 2nd March, 2020. This victory has added to India’s successful record of winning crucial elections at United Nation (UN) and to UN’s subsidiary bodies. About Jagjit Pavadia She has been member of INCB since 2015 and her current term ..

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