international - 2019 June

June 9

G20 Ministerial meeting on Trade and Digital Economy was held from 8 June - 9 June 2019 in Japanese city of Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, Piyush Goyal attended to this meeting. It was convened with a main objective to discuss how economies of G20 countries can promote trade and investment and maximize benefits from development of digital economy. It aims to ensure sustainable growth of global economy.

June 2

British Airways (BA) resumed its flights to Pakistan after it halted the service to that country following a bomb blast. The services were suspended for more than 10 years. Britain's flagship carrier stopped flying to Pakistan after the Marriott hotel in the capital, Islamabad, was bombed in 2008, killing more than 50 people. It is the only western airline to resume its service to Islamabad. 

June 1

In Tanzania plastic bag ban comes into force as Africa leads efforts to stem the tide of plastic pollution. Tanzania is banning the importation, production, sale and use of plastic bags.

Nayib Bukele has been sworn-in as the President of El Salvador. It is a Central American country. Bukele was sworn-in by the Speaker of the National Assembly in downtown San Salvador. Bukele was elected in February to succeed Salvador Sanchez Ceren; a leftist former guerrilla.


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