The Union Cabinet on 6 February, 2019, gave approval to the Framework Agreement between India and Indonesia on cooperation in the exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes. The Framework Agreement was signed and exchanged at Jakarta on 30 May, 2018.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global watchdog for terror financing, that kept Pakistan on the Grey List for an extended period till February 2020, had warned in October 2019 that Islamabad would be put on the ‘Black List’ if it did not comply with the remaining 22 points in a list of 27 questions. Pakistan submitted a report comprising answers to 22 questions to the FATF on December 2019.
Conferment of highest civilian awards especially by Muslim countries clearly shows greater recognition to secular credentials of India which is the ground for the good relations of India with West Asian Muslim countries.
India participated as the “guest of honour” in the 46th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held in Abu Dhabi in response to an invitation from Foreign Minister His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates.
India China Informal Summit started in 2018 at Wuhan and 2nd summit was organised at Mammallapuram, near Chennai.
For successful adoption of AI in public forum, concerns regarding ethical management of data and the digital divide prevalent in Indian society needs to be addressed. Technology disruptions like AI are once-in-a generation phenomenon, and hence large-scale national strategies, need to be taken to strike a balance between narrow definitions of financial impact and the greater good.Amitabh Kant summarized it best when he commented-” Democratizing AI” is essential for India’s Inclusive growth.