European Union (EU): Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

What is Diem?

Published: December 4, 2020

Facebook-backed cryptocurrency Libra has been rebranded as “Diem” to gain regulatory approval by emphasising that the project has “organisational independence”. The independent organisation, Libra Association, which runs the Libra project will also be renamed as the Diem Association. Diem is a Latin term meaning “day”. Libra received criticism because of the possibility of it threatening ..

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India-EU: Sixth Round of consultations on disarmament and non-proliferation

Published: November 24, 2020

India and European Union held 6th round of consultations on disarmament and non-proliferation matter. The partners discussed on exchange of information on development in the field of chemical, nuclear and biological disarmament. They also discussed about the development on outer space security, conventional weapons and non-proliferation. They held talks on strategic stability of environment, export ..

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India-Luxembourg Virtual Summit: Key Facts

Published: November 19, 2020

On November 19, 2020, India and Luxembourg held the first stand alone summit in two decades. Key takeaways The countries appreciated the launch of four Luxembourg satellites by Indian Space Research Organization in 2019. India welcomed Luxembourg’s decision of joining International Solar Alliance. Luxembourg has agreed to extend its full support to India during its ..

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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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Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China

Published: June 8, 2020

A group of eight democracies have launched Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China. It is an international cross-party group of legislators that are working towards reforms on democratic countries approach towards China. Highlights The Alliance was formed by Japan, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, Netherlands and USA. The European Union was also present when the representatives ..

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