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

Switzerland removed from US currency watchlist

Published: May 30, 2019

The Trump administration has recently removed India and Switzerland from its currency monitoring list of major trading partners. Both the countries were removed from the list because for two consecutive reports they had both met only one of three criteria necessary for inclusion on the monitoring list. According to the report, India had a significant ..


Anil Kapoor felicitated by Council of European Chambers of Commerce (CEUCC) for promoting Children Rights

Published: May 17, 2019

Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor has been felicitated by Council of European Chambers of Commerce (CEUCC) in India and an European Union delegation as part of the ‘Europe Day’ celebrations in Mumbai on May 17. He has been felicitated for his decade-long support to promoting the cause of children’s rights and his collaboration with the EU ..


2019 edition of International Day of Families

Published: May 16, 2019

The International Day of Families is observed every year on May 15 to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. The 2019 theme “Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG 13” focuses on families, family policies and major SDG 13 targets such ..


United Nations (UN) decides to hold its 2020 ocean conference in Lisbon

Published: May 14, 2019

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has decided to hold the high-level 2020 United Nations Conference in Lisbon, Portugal from June 2 to 6 to support the sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources. The UNGA also decided that the conference shall involve all relevant stakeholders, bringing together governments, the UN system, intergovernmental ..


Turkey: UAE spies arrested. Khashoggi link probed

Published: April 20, 2019

Two people have been taken in custody in Turkey for allegedly spying for the United Arab Emirates and is also investigating if the suspects have any connection with the murder of the Saudi journalist. The Turkish media have labelled the arrested men as Intelligence operatives who were working for UAE and have been charged on ..