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Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 January 2018

Thomson Reuters has published its debut ‘Top 100 Global Technology Leaders’ list, which was topped by Microsoft, followed by Intel Corp and Cisco Systems at the 2nd and 3rd position respectively. India with five tech leaders on the list is placed third, behind Japan and Taiwan that are tied at the second place and the United States, which is at the top with the most number of tech leaders.

Recommended for : Blockchain Hackathon , Thomson Reuters , Top 100 Global Technology Leaders , Department Of Commerce , Vajra Prahar Exercise

Publish Date : Jan 17, 2018

Department of Commerce, CII sign MoU for development of Logistics sector

The Department of Commerce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for setting-up of an institutional mechanism for the integrated development of Logistics sector in the country.

Recommended for : Department of Commerce , CII , MoU , Development of Logistics Sector , Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Publish Date : Jan 17, 2018

India to host meeting of WTO member nations in February 2018

India has announced that it would be hosting a meeting of World Trade Organisation (WTO) member countries in February 2018 to muster support for food security and other issues. India has been keenly pushing agriculture issues at the World Trade Organisation.

Recommended for : World Trade Organisation , WTO Member Nations , AEPC , Suresh Prabhu , Commerce and Industry Ministry

Publish Date : Dec 19, 2017

भारत ने डब्ल्यूटीओ में ई-कॉमर्स वार्ता का विरोध किया

भारत ने पहली बार वर्ल्ड ट्रेड ऑर्गेनाइजेशन (डब्ल्यूटीओ) में ई-कॉमर्स पर किसी भी वार्ता के विरोध का औपचारिक दस्तावेज पेश किया है. भारत ने डब्ल्यूटीओ के मंत्री स्तरीय सम्मेलन से पहले यह दस्तावेज पेश किया, जहां ऐसा लग रहा है कि भारत को सीमावर्ती डिजिटल व्यापार खोलने के लिए कई देशों से दबाव का सामना करना पड़ सकता है. डब्ल्यूटीओ में भारत द्वारा प्रस्तुत यह दस्तावेज एक प्रस्तावित समझौता है, जो डब्ल्यूटीओ का एक वास्तविक घोषणापत्र बन सकता है यदि डब्ल्यूटीओ के पर्याप्त सदस्य इसमें उचित परिवर्तन के साथ समर्थन दे.

Recommended for : India in WTO , WTO , World Trade Organization , TRIPS , e-commerce at WTO

Publish Date : Dec 4, 2017

India submits document to oppose e-commerce talks at WTO

India has for the first time submitted a formal document opposing any talks on e-commerce at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The submission comes ahead of the key ministerial conference of the WTO, where India is likely to face pressure from many countries to begin talks to open cross-border digital trade. The document submitted by India at WTO is a proposed agreement that could become an actual announcement if enough members are in agreement with it and pertinent changes are made to it to suit all.

Recommended for : India in WTO , WTO , World Trade Organization , TRIPS , e-commerce at WTO

Publish Date : Dec 4, 2017

ईरान ने चाबहार बंदरगाह के पहले चरण का उद्घाटन किया

चाबहार बंदरगाह के इस पहले चरण को ईरान स्थित शाहिद बेहेश्ती बंदरगाह के नाम से भी जाना जाता है.

Recommended for : Chabahar port , Iran India relations , trade and commerce , चाबहार बंदरगाह , भारत और ईरान संबंध , व्यापार वाणिज्य

Publish Date : Dec 4, 2017

SBI launches integrated digital platform YONO

All the financial services product from SBI and its subsidiaries SBI Life, SBI General, SBI Mutual Fund, SBI Caps and SBI Cards will be integrated on the app. YONO will offer customised products and offers from over 60 e-commerce sites, besides a range of banking and financial services.

Recommended for : SBI , YONO , You Only Need One

Publish Date : Nov 26, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 November 2017

According to the latest study, Asia-Pacific region accounts for more than half of the world’s Internet users and is the biggest region globally in terms of e-commerce sales, has seen a massive rise in cybercrime.

Recommended for : Top global cybercrime hotspots , 'safe-city' plan , CCEA , Beti Bachao Beti Padhao , Home Ministry

Publish Date : Nov 23, 2017

India is one of top global cybercrime hotspots: study

According to the latest study, Asia-Pacific region accounts for more than half of the world’s Internet users and is the biggest region globally in terms of e-commerce sales, has seen a massive rise in cybercrime. As per the APAC Cybercrime Report 2017 by Threat Metrix, cybercrime in the Asia-Pacific region is growing with attacks becoming more organized and sophisticated. It is because of the rapid digital transformation spurred by massive economic growth.

Recommended for : Cyber Crime Hotspot , APAC Cybercrime Report 2017 , Threat Metrix Report , India among top in cyber crime

Publish Date : Nov 23, 2017

Bar Leadership Summit held on reforms in Indian Legal Services Sector

The Indian National Bar Association (INBA) recently organised the ‘Bar Leadership Summit on Reforms in the Indian Legal Sector’ in New Delhi collaboration with the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.

Recommended for : Bar Leadership Summit , Legal Services Sector , Indian National Bar Association , Law , Department of Commerce

Publish Date : Nov 20, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 November 2017

The three-day summit is being organised by National Planning Commission and Ministry of Commerce of Nepal and South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Nepal. It was inaugurated by Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

Recommended for : World Diabetes Day 2017 , India , Philippines , 10th South Asia Economic Summit , Air Dispensary , Sujoy Ghosh , IFFI

Publish Date : Nov 14, 2017

Anup Vikal resigns as CFO of Snapdeal

Anup Vikal on 17 October 2017 resigned as Snapdeal’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and General Counsel. Vikal is likely to join Essar Oil as its Chief Financial Officer. His resignation came two months after e-commerce dealer Sanpdeal cancelled its merger talks with online retailer Flipkart.

Recommended for : Anup Vikal , Snapdeal , Essar Oil , Aakash Moondhra

Publish Date : Oct 18, 2017

डाबर ने ई कॉमर्स कम्पनी अमेजन के साथ समझौता किया

डाबर कंपनी ने अमेरिका, कनाडा और मैक्सिको में अपने उपभोक्ताओं को करीब 30 उत्पादों को उपलब्ध कराने के मकसद से ई.वाणिज्य की प्रमुख कंपनी आमेजन के साथ साझेदारी की है.

Recommended for : Dabur , e commerce company Amazon , e commerce company , डाबर , ई कॉमर्स कम्पनी अमेजन , ई कॉमर्स कम्पनी

Publish Date : Sep 28, 2017

Commerce Ministry organised state startup conference to help budding entrepreneurs

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India organised the second State Startup Conference in New Delhi to deliberate on issues including incubation facilities and making regulations easier for budding entrepreneurs.

Recommended for : The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion , Second State Startup Conference , Startup Ecosystem , Entrepreneurs

Publish Date : Sep 12, 2017

Nirmala Sitharaman becomes India’s first full-time woman Defence Minister

Former Minister of State (Independent Charge) Commerce, Nirmala Sitharaman has been chosen as India's new Defence Minister. With this Sitharaman becomes the second ever woman to hold the position after Indira Gandhi.

Recommended for : Nirmala Sitharaman , India’s 2nd Defence Minister , Indira Gandhi , New Defence Minister , Jawaharlal Nehru University , Union Cabinet , Cabinet Reshuffle

Publish Date : Sep 4, 2017

Morning Current Affairs: 29 August 2017

On the occasion of National Sports Day, President Kovind will confer Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award and Dronacharya Award at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Recommended for : National Sports Day , Dhyan Chand , Consolidated FDI policy , DIPP , Commerce and Industry Ministry , Sher Bahadur Deuba , Nepal Prime Minister ,

Publish Date : Aug 29, 2017

Union Government restricts import of gold, silver items from South Korea

The Union government has restricted imports of gold and silver items from South Korea in a bid to check the surge in imports of precious metals from the country.

Recommended for : Gold Imports , Directorate General of Foreign Trade , Union Commerce Ministry , DGFT , Free Trade Agreements , South Korea

Publish Date : Aug 28, 2017

Sitharaman sets up Task Force on Artificial Intelligence for Economic Transformation

The Task Force on Artificial Intelligence has been asked to submit concrete and implementable recommendations for government, industry and research institutions.

Recommended for : Task force on Artificial Intelligence , India’s Economic Transformation , Artificial Intelligence , Commerce and Industry Minister , Nirmala Sitharaman

Publish Date : Aug 28, 2017

New Trade and Transit agreement between India and Bhutan comes into force

The new bilateral Agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit between India and Bhutan came into force on 29 July 2017.

Recommended for : India , Bhutan , Trade and Transit Agreement , Commerce , Bilateral Relations

Publish Date : Aug 1, 2017

6th Joint Trade Committee was convened between India and Myanmar

The 6th Joint Trade Committee (JTC) Meeting was convened between India and Myanmar at New Delhi. It was co-chaired by Indian Minister of Commerce & Industry Nirmala Sitharaman and Myanmar’s Union Commerce Minister Dr. Than Myint.

Recommended for : Joint Trade Committee Meet , India and Myanmar , Bilateral Relations , Minister of Commerce & Industry , Nirmala Sitharaman , Trade and Commerce

Publish Date : Jun 28, 2017

Afghan President inaugurates first Afghanistan-India air corridor

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the first Afghanistan-India air corridor during a ceremony at the Kabul International Airport — a direct route that bypasses Pakistan and is meant to improve commerce.

Recommended for : Afghanistan-India air corridor , India-Afghanistan relations , India , Afghanistan , Ashraf Ghani , Narendra Modi ,

Publish Date : Jun 20, 2017

India emerges as 7th largest exporter of agri-products globally: Commerce Secretary

Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia, while addressing the 22nd APEDA Export award function in New Delhi said that India has emerged as the 7th largest exporter of agri-products globally.

Recommended for : Indian Exports , Agricultural Exporter , 7th largest Exporter , APEDA , Rita Teaotia , Commerce Secretary , APEDA Awards

Publish Date : Jun 12, 2017

भारत एशिया में शीर्ष पांच उपभोक्ता बाजारों में से एक: बीएमआई रिपोर्ट

बीएमआई रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक चीन, श्रीलंका, वियतनाम, भारत और इंडोनेशिया एशिया में पांच पसंदीदा उपभोक्ता बाजार का प्रतिनिधित्व करते हैं.

Recommended for : BMI Research , Economy , Consumer Spending Growth , E-Commerce , Amazon , Flipkart , बीएमआई रिसर्च , इकोनॉमी , उपभोक्ता खर्च विकास , ई-कॉमर्स , अमेज़ॅन , फ्लिपकार्ट

Publish Date : Jun 8, 2017

India One of Top 5 Consumer Markets in Asia, says BMI report

According to BMI research, China, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, India and Indonesia represent five favourite consumer markets in Asia, offering retailers the strongest consumer spending growth over its forecast period to 2021.

Recommended for : BMI Research , Top 5 Consumer Markets in Asia , Economy , Consumer Spending Growth , E-Commerce , Amazon , Flipkart

Publish Date : Jun 8, 2017

India-Chile expanded PTA to come into effect on 16 May

The expanded PTA would immensely benefit both sides as a wide array of concessions has been offered by both sides on a number of tariff lines which will facilitate more two-way trade.

Recommended for : Expanded India-Chile PTA , Preferential Trade Agreement , PTA between India and Chile , India , Chile , India-Chile Trade Relations , Ministry of Commerce & Industry ,

Publish Date : May 15, 2017

Amazon acquires Souq.com, the Middle East's biggest online retailer

Ronaldo Mouchawar, the Chief Executive and Co-founder of the Souq.com, called the agreement “a critical next step in growing e-commerce presence on behalf of customers across the region.”

Recommended for : Amazon , Souq.com , E Commerce

Publish Date : Mar 31, 2017

केंद्र सरकार ने निर्यात हेतु व्यापार बुनियादी ढांचा योजना (टीआईईएस) का शुभारंभ किया

वाणिज्य और उद्योग मंत्री श्रीमती निर्मला सीतारमण के अनुसार व्यापार बुनियादी ढांचा योजना (टीआईईएस) का उद्देश्य निर्यातकों की आवश्यकताओं को पूरा करना है.

Recommended for : Commerce Minister , needs of exporters , टीआईईएस , केंद्र सरकार , निर्यात , व्यापार बुनियादी ढांचा योजना

Publish Date : Mar 17, 2017

Commerce Minister launched a new scheme to address needs of exporters

Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 15 March 2017 launched TIES, a new trade scheme that aims to address the issues in the export industry.

Recommended for : Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme , TIES , Nirmala Sitharaman , Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Publish Date : Mar 16, 2017

Chandigarh to host Destination North East 2017

Chandigarh is all set to host Destination North East 2017, a three-day event that aims to display the North East Region as a potential destination for investment.

Recommended for : Destination North East 2017 , Jitendra Singh , Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region , Union Minister of State , PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Publish Date : Mar 6, 2017

J S Deepak named India's Ambassador to World Trade Organisation

As per the order of Appointments Committee of Cabinet, Deepak is appointed as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Department of Commerce. He will be functioning as OSD till 31 May 2017.

Recommended for : J S Deepak , Officer on Special Duty , Department of Commerce , WTO , World Trade Organisation

Publish Date : Mar 2, 2017
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