OECD: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

First Meeting of G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group held

On October 22, 2020, the first ministerial meeting of G-20 anti-corruption working group was held. Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to host the meeting. Highlights The Anti-Corruption Working Group of G-20 was established in June 2010 at the Toronto Summit, G20. The main objective of the group is to make suggestions on boosting international ..

RAISE 2020, Artificial Intelligence Summit: Key Facts

On October 5, 2020, PM Modi is to inaugurate the Global Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence. The summit is organised by Government of India in partnership with academia and industry. The summit aims to transform education, health and agricultural areas. RAISE is Responsible AI for Social Empowerment, 2020. Highlights In June 2020, India joined the ..

NITI Aayog launches Decarbonizing Transport Project

On June 24, 2020, NITI Aayog along with the International Transport Forum of OECD launched “Decarbonizing Transport in Emerging Economies”. Highlights The five-year project is to help India build a path way towards a low-carbon transport system. This is to be achieved by developing policy scenarios and modelling tools. Significance The project will help India ..

EU threatens digital tax without global deal after US halts talks

The European Union has threatened imposition of taxes even without a global deal that aimed to decide on the basis for taxation of big digital firms like Facebook, Amazon and Google. This is in retaliation to the US’ decision to quit talks that was organised by Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Nearly 140 ..

USA nominates Manisha Singh as its Envoy to OECD

The US President has nominated Indian American diplomat, Manisha Singh, as USA’s next envoy to Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. OECD OECD or Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is an intergovernmental economic organisation established in 1961. It is headquartered in Paris, France. It is a UN observer. Its members are committed to democracy ..