Belgium Current Affairs, GK & News

NATO, G7, EU Crisis Meetings

In Brussels, Belgium, leaders of G7, NATO, and the European Union have gathered for the NATO summit. Back-to-back emergency meetings took place on 24th March with the aim of drawing plans to increase pressure on President Vladimir Putin as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues. Overview: The US is trying to push its allies to ..

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International Customs Day, 2022

Every year the International Customs Day is celebrated on January 26. The day is celebrated by the United Nations and several other international organizations. The day is celebrated to acknowledge the role of custom officials in the flow of goods. Theme of International Customs Day, 2022 Scaling up Customs Digital Transformation by embracing a data ..

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What is DDoS Attack?

The Belgian Government sites were recently knocked offline due to DDoS attack. Several government sites and Internet Service Providers of the public sector of the country were hit hard by DDoS. What is DDoS? DDoS is Distributed Denial of Service. It is a cyber threat that seeks to disrupt the normal traffic of a targeted ..

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Cabinet approves signing and ratification of extradition treaty with Belgium

The Union Cabinet has recently approved the signing and ratification of an extradition treaty between India and Belgium. This ratification will enable the two countries to repatriate any person who is accused or convicted in an extraditable offence. An offence punishable under the laws of both the countries with imprisonment for one year or more is called an ..

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Historic Apology issued by Netherlands Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte on Sunday, 26th January 2020, made the country’s first apology for the persecution of Jews during the 2nd World War. He made this historic apology, first-of-its-kind made by any government in this regard, during the country’s annual Holocaust commemoration in Amsterdam, on the eve of the 75th anniversary ..

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Sophie Wilmes becomes first female PM of Belgium

Sophie Wilmes, a centre-right liberal from French-speaking community, has taken office as the first female Prime Minister of Belgium in its 189-year history. She succeeded caretaker Prime Minister Charles Michel, who will take over as European Council president in December 2019.

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