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Saudi Arabia to host G20 Summit in 2020

Saudi Arabia will host the 15th edition of G20 summit in its capital Riyadh, which is scheduled to be held on November 21-22, 2020. This would be the first G20 summit to be hosted by an Arab country. The summit’s agenda will include financial, economic and social issues including energy, the environment, climate, the digital ..

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Sri Lanka launchs its first satellite ‘Raavana-1’ into space

Sri Lanka has launched its first satellite ‘Raavana-1’ into space from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s East Shore. It weights around 1.05 kg and the lifespan of the satellite is around one and a half years. The launch marks Sri Lanka’s entry into the global space age. Under BIRDS ..

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The 2019 MENA World Economic Forum held in Jordan

The World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) 2019 was held at the Dead Sea in Jordan on April 6 to 7. The 17th WEF meeting in the region called for united efforts to address the most pressing challenges of the area. It was themed on three major visions: generating ..

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India ranks 140th in World Happiness Report

Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations has released the World Happiness Report on the International Day of Happiness. India is ranked 140th out of 156 nations. India shows a 7 spot decline. Finland has topped the list for the second consecutive year. Denmark ranked second followed by Norway. Pakistan ranked 67th, Bhutan 95th, ..

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Saudi Arabia becomes largest arms importer in 2014–18

According to the premier Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)’s latest report, a total of 155 countries imported major arms in 2014–18. Saudi Arabia was the world’s largest arms importer from 2014-18, which accounted for 12% of the total imports during the period. While, India at 2nd spot accounted for 9.5% of the global total. ..

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