Singapore: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Tokyo ranked first at Safe Cities Index (SCI-2019) of Economist Intelligence Unit

Published: August 31, 2019

The Safe Cities Index (SCI) 2019 has been released by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Tokyo has been ranked first in the SCI index, followed by Singapore and Osaka. The index ranks 60 countries worldwide across five continents and measures the multi-faceted nature of urban safety, with indicators categorized as digital, infrastructure, health and personal security. ..


Sagar Maitri Mission-2

Published: July 19, 2019

INS Sagardhwani, Oceanographic research vessel of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has embarked on a strategic-cum scientific oceanic expedition from Kochi to enhance collaboration with eight Indian Ocean Rim (IOR) nations. The mission is being implemented by the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) Kochi-based Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL). INS Sagardhwani has already ..


Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2019 introduced in Rajya Sabha

Published: July 16, 2019

The Union government has tabled the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2019 in Rajya Sabha. Features of the Bill It seeks to make India a hub of domestic and global arbitration for settling commercial disputes. The bill seeks to provide for a robust mechanism to deal with institutional disputes and ensures accountability of the arbitrator. ..


World Investment Report 2019

Published: June 13, 2019

The World Investment Report 2019 released by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) makes the following observations: The global Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows slid for the third consecutive annual decline by 13 per cent in 2018 to USD 1.3 trillion from USD 1.5 trillion in 2017. Asia region was the world’s largest ..


China defends Tiananmen Crackdown

Published: June 3, 2019

China has defended crackdown on protesters around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square 30 years ago. Chinese Defence Minister at the Shangri-La Dialogue called the protests by students and workers demanding democratic changes and the eradication of corruption in 1989 as political turbulence and said that the government took decisive steps to stop the turbulence. Tiananmen Protests Tiananmen ..