1.Sports

Dwayne Bravo becomes the first bowler to get 500 wickets in T20 cricket

Dwayne John Bravo is a West Indian all-rounder

He took his 500th wicket in the Caribbean Premier League 2020 match between his team Trinbago Knight Riders and St Lucia Zouks.

The wicket of Rahkeem Cornwall was his 500th wicket

2.India and the World

17th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers Consultations

Commerce ministers of the 10 ASEAN countries attended the meeting

The countries reaffirmed their commitment in the following:

  • To ensure financial stability
  • Resilient supply chain
  • Unimpeded flow of essential goods and medicines

A report was also submitted on the AITIGA, i.e. ASEAN India Trade in Goods Agreement.

Quick Fact: Piyush Goyal is the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry

3.International Affairs

Guidelines on Access to Social Justice for people with Disabilities released by UN

The guidelines have been released to make access to justice systems easier for them

The guidelines include:

  1. No one shall be denied access to justice based on disability
  2. Persons with disabilities shall have right to accommodations
  3. They have rights to file a complaint or initiate legal proceedings concerned to human rights violations and crimes

Quick Fact: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities defines Persons with Disability

4. Defence and Security

India opts out of Kavkaz 2020

Member countries of Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Central Asian countries are to participate in the military exercise called Kavkaz.

Kavkaz exercise is also called the War Games or the Caucasus.

Caucasus is the region between the Caspian Sea and the Black sea

5.India and the World

Sri Lanka’s India First Policy 

Foreign minister of Sri Lanka has declared that Strategic Security Policy of Sri Lanka will have ‘India First’ approach

As per this approach, even though it will be open for economic relations globally, India will be first when it comes to its strategic security

This is significant at a time when China is trying to exercise dominance over Sri Lanka for its strategic location in the Indian Ocean Region.