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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. ..


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 ..


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 ..


Tax Heads of BRICS met through Video Conference

On May 29, 2020, the Heads of Tax authorities of BRICS met through video conference. The Conference was hosted by Russia. Highlights The meeting was attended by the Heads of Tax Authorities of Russia, Brazil, India, China and South Africa. ..


Indian American nominated as OECD Envoy by the US President Trump

On May 6, 2020, the US President Donald Trump appointed Indian American Diplomat Manisha Singh as his envoy to OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development). Highlights Manisha Singh was the secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs. She ..


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 ..