European Commission Current Affairs, GK & News
On July 2, 2020, a research centre INFORM operating under European Commission released its report, “Shared Evidence for Managing Crises and Disasters”. Highlights The report ranks the countries based on “INFORM Risk Index” that is calculated considering humanitarian crises and disaster in the region. The index considers the following while framing the index Natural Factors: ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2020
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
European Project linking Black sea, North Sea and Baltic Sea criticized by Environmental Organization
The Danube-Oder-Elbe canal intends to connect the three rivers Danube, Oder and Elbe. This is to provide an alternate route of navigation from Black sea to Baltic and North seas. However, several concerns are being raised by the environmental organizations against the construction of the canal. Highlights According to the activists, the project violates European ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
India has joined Global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Development (R&D) hub as a new member. The announcement in this regard was made by Department of Biotechnology, Union Ministry of Science & Technology in New Delhi on 12 September 2019. Key Highlights India will be a member of the hub’s board of members of from ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
Topics: 71st session of World Health Assembly • Department of Biotechnology • European Commission • Global AMR R&D hub • Global AMR R&D Secretariat • Global Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Development hub • India • Union Ministry of Science & Technology
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has been elected as the first female president of European Commission (EC) following a secret ballot among MEPs. She secured the backing of more than half of the Members in the European Parliament (MEPs) for the biggest job in Brussels. She will succeed Jean-Claude Juncker on 1st November ..
Topics: European Commission • European Parliament • European Union law • Government • Jean-Claude Juncker • Orders of chivalry • Orders, decorations, and medals • President of the European Commission • President of the European Union • Ursula von der Leyen • Von der Leyen • Von der Leyen Commission
Saudi Arabia has become 1st Arab country to be granted full membership of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) following FATF’s Annual General Meeting held in Orlando, Florida in United States (US). Saudi Arabia and FATF Background: Since November 2004, Saudi Arabia has been a founding member of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) arm of ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2019