India & World

Current Affairs

India on Malaysia & Turkey

  • India is planning to cut some imports from Turkey and widen curbs on palm oil from Malaysia to oil, gas and other products.
  • India is not happy with the two Muslim-majority countries for their criticism of India’s policy towards Kashmir.
  • India, the world’s biggest buyer of edible oils, has already effectively stopped importing palm oil from Malaysia.


Capital -Kuala -Lumpur

Prime Minister- Mahathir Mohamad

Currency -Ringgit


Capital -Ankara


Currency -Turkish lira

 World Bank projects India’s growth rate at 5% for FY2020

  • The World Bank cut India’s growth for financial year 2020 to 5% from 6% estimated earlier, a day after the country’s statistics office pegged growth in the current financial year at 5%, the lowest in 11 years.

President of World Bank: David R. Malpass;

Headquarter: Washington DC.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepali counterpart K.P.Sharma Oli inaugurated Integrated Check Post (ICP), Biratnagar.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India has been playing the role of a trusted partner in Nepal’s all round development.
  • The Prime Minister was speaking after jointly inaugurating the Jogbani-Biratnagar Integrated Check Post, ICP through video conferencing with his Nepalese counterpart K P Sharma Oli.

Prime Minister of Nepal: K P Sharma Oli;

Capital: Kathmandu.

President of Nepal: Bidhya Devi Bhandari; Currency of Nepal: Nepalese rupee.

 Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya participates at United Nations AIDS Programme in WEF-World Economic Forum

  • The Union Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) and Chemical & Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya participated in the High-level roundtable of The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) at World Economic Forum at Davos.
  • The theme of the roundtable is Access for all: Leveraging Innovations, Investments, and Partnerships for Health.

World AIDS Day: 1 December.

United Nations AIDS Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.

Winnie Byanyima is the Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.