13.03.20 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

    INTERNATIONAL India ranks second as the most promising source of disruptive technology   According to KPMG’s “2020 Global Technology Industry Innovation Survey” report, India shared the second position with China as the most promising source of disruptive technology in the world. The report was topped by the United States as the most promising market for developing disruptive technologies.   The … Read more

12.03.20 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL World Health Organization declares Covid-19 as a pandemic World Health Organization (WHO) has characterised the new coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva that he is alarmed by the spread and severity of the outbreak, along with a lack of action taken to combat it. WHO chief … Read more

11.03.20 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

      INTERNATIONAL India remains second-largest arms importer in 2019 India retains its position as the second-largest arms importer in the world followed by Saudi Arabia, says a new report  by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. India neighbour Pakistan ranked 11th. The SIPRI report shows how Russia gradually lost the lucrative Indian arms market … Read more

10.03.20 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

    INTERNATIONAL India approved as observer of Indian Ocean commission   India approved as a member of the Indian Ocean Commission, the inter-governmental organization that coordinates maritime governance in the south-western Indian Ocean. India made the application to join as an observer of the organization last month.IOC has four observers – China, Malta, European Union … Read more

08-09.03.20 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL Covid-2019 is official name for disease caused by new coronavirus says WHO The World Health Organization (WHO) says the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus is Covid-2019. It comes after the death toll from the virus passed one thousand. Tens of thousands of people have been infected.   The word … Read more

07.03.20 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL Google announces its plans to open Delhi Cloud Region   Google announced its plans to open a Delhi Cloud Region. This will be the company’s second cloud region in India since it launched one in Mumbai three years ago in 2017. The new cloud region will expand Google’s existing network which stands at 8 … Read more

06.03.20 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL Luxembourg becomes first country to make public transport free   Luxembourg has become the first country with a free public transport system, with all fares for trams, trains and buses abolished as of February 29 2020. The one exception is first-class train travel, which will cost £2.60 (€3) per journey. The scheme was originally … Read more

05.03.20 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

    INTERNATIONAL Moody’s Investors Service slashes India’s growth forecast to 5.4 per cent for 2020 Moody’s Investors Service slashed India’s growth forecast to 5.4 per cent for 2020 from 6.6 percent predicted earlier. In its on Global Macro Outlook, Moody’s said India’s economy has decelerated rapidly over the last two years and expects economic … Read more

04.03.20 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

    INTERNATIONAL India ranks 77th on sustainability, 131st in child flourishing index rankings: UN report According to a United Nations backed report released India ranked 77th on a sustainability index that takes into account per capita carbon emissions. It also ranks 131st on a flourishing ranking that measures the best chance at survival and … Read more

03.03.20 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL ADB sanctions 4 million USD to own members countries to contain CoronaVirus   Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a total of USD 4 million (about ₹29 crores) to help developing countries in Asia and Pacific to fight the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Asian Development Bank will work closely with the World … Read more

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