International Relations & Organizations: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Mar 12, 2019
  • 1 28 Indian Antiquities Retrieved from Abroad from 2015 to 2018 [ International Relations/Organizations, Culture ]

    The Archaeological Survey of India is constantly making its best efforts to retrieve the antiquities which have been taken away from the country in violation of the Antiquates and Art Treasure Act, 1972.

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  • Feb 22, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Appraisal of Framework Agreement Between India and Sao Tome & Principe [ International Relations/Organizations, Space/ISRO ]

    Framework Agreement between India and Sao Tome & Principe worked on Cooperation in the Exploration and Uses of Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes. The Framework Agreement was signed in New Delhi, on Seven September 2018. It would lead to develop a host of joint activities in the f

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  • Feb 21, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Submission of India’S Second Biennial Update Report (BUR) Nations Framework Convention on Climate [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    The submission of India’s second BUR would fulfil the obligation of India to furnish information regarding implementation of the convention, being a party. The scope of the BUR is to provide an update to India’s first BUR to the UNFCCC.

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  • 2 6th International Rice Research Institute Would Be Dedicated to the Nation at Varanasi [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    6th International Rice Research Institute South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) campus would be dedicated to the nation in Varanasi. The 50-year partnership between the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Republic of India reached another significant milestone with

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  • 3 Nearly 5 Lakhs Foreign Tourist Arrivals for Medical Tourism in 2017 in India [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The estimated Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in the country on Medical purpose during the years, Foreign Exchange Earning (FEE) through Medical Tourism in India is Not Available, Separately.

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  • Feb 18, 2019
  • 1 13 Centrally Assisted State Food Craft Institutes are Currently Functional in the Country [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Food Craft Institute: Food Craft Institute is established by Ministry of tourism, Govt. of India and funded by Ministry of tourism, . Vision: to improve the Participation of International & National Tourism in the Economy of region by providing the Highly Skilled and Trained Hosp

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  • Feb 14, 2019
  • 1 What is NCDS? World Bank AID for Rehabilitation of DAMS [ International Relations/Organizations, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Central Water Commission (CWC) maintains National Register of Large Dams (NRLD) as per information provided by State Govts/Dam owners. As per NRLD, 209 dams are 100 years or more old.

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  • Feb 11, 2019
  • 1 Study in India Programme Has Taken Off, Nearly 2000 Students Have Got Admission [ Education, International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    No student will face any difficulty in getting scholarship amount on time, Union Human Resource Development Minister assured. Government has thoroughly reviewed the system and from the month of November, have started crediting each scholarship beneficiary account with the schola

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  • Feb 6, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region Established (IFC-IOR) [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    With intensified efforts to enhance relations with countries in the Indian Ocean Region, inaugurated an Information Fusion Centre - Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) 22 Dec 18, at Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC) Gurugram, Which will work closely with countries in t

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  • Jan 23, 2019
  • 1 What is International Postal Treaty? US Quits 144-Year-Old Postal Treaty [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    US announced plans to withdraw from 144-year-old postal treaty because of advantage to China. It subsidies shipments from developing countries while setting higher rates for wealthier nations, including US.

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  • Jan 18, 2019
  • 1 QS Asia Rankings 2019: 8 Universities from India Among Top 100 [ Education, International Relations/Organizations, Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    QS Asia University Ranking is annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). 8 Indian universities have figured among top 100 in list of Asia’s top 50 universities.

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  • Jan 16, 2019
  • 1 Saudi Arabia to Join CPEC as 3rd Strategic Partner [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Pakistan has invited Saudi Arabia to join $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as 3rd strategic partner. Formal request in this regard was made after Pakistan PM visited Saudi Arabia during his 1st foreign trip after getting elected.

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  • Jan 15, 2019
  • 1 Lancet Countdown 2018 Report: India Among Worst Hit by Climate Change [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    Lancet Countdown 2018 report has asked Indian policy makers to take series of initiatives to mitigate increased risks to health & loss of labour hours due to surge in exposure to heatwave events in country over 2012 - 2016 period.

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  • 2 U.S. Jury Clears Tata Consultancy of Anti-American Bias Claims [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In victory for Indian IT outsourcing industry, California jury unanimously sided w/Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) & said that Indian consulting major has not discriminated against non-South Asian workers in US as alleged in lawsuit.

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  • Jan 11, 2019
  • 1 S-400 Missile Deal to Be Signed During Vladimir Putin’S India Visit [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    India & Russia signed USD 5.43 billion deal for India to procure S-400 Triumf missile system from Russia. Deal was signed following 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit b/w PM & Russian President & other delegates

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  • Jan 5, 2019
  • 1 VS Naipaul, Fiery Novelist and Nobel Laureate [ Education, International Relations/Organizations, Awards, Personalities ]

    Indian origin writer & famous British novelist Sir V. S. Naipaul died in London on 12th Aug. 2018. He was 85 years old. Naipaul was known as ‘Sir Videya’ among fans. He has written insensitivity on imp. issues like colonialism, idealism, religion & politics.

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  • Dec 18, 2018
  • 1 India, Singapore Bilateral Naval Exercise ‘ SIMBEX 2018’ Begins [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    India & Singapore will hold 25th joint naval exercise SIMBEX, acronym for Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise from 10th to 21st Nov. in India off Andaman Sea & Bay of Bengal. SIMBEX 2018 will mark silver jubilee of exercise & will be largest edition since 1994 in terms o

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  • Dec 17, 2018
  • 1 Indian Navy’S Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV) Capability [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Defense, Disaster Management ]

    Indian Navy has inducted its 1st Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) to rescue downed or disaster-struck submarines at high sea. It will be based in Mumbai, Maharashtra & enhance Navy’s operational capabilities. 2nd DSRV is expected to be inducted at Visakhapatnam in 2019.

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  • 2 Botswana Joins the International Solar Alliance [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    Vice President met w/Vice President & Acting President of Botswana, at President Office of Botswana, in Gaborone, Botswana. They held one-to-one meeting which was followed by delegation level talks.

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  • Dec 14, 2018
  • 1 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and India Sign $150 Million Loan to Improve Regional Connectivity [ Policy/Governance, Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Asian Development Bank (ADB) & GoI signed $150 Million Loan to finance continued improvements to road connectivity & efficiency of International Trade Corridor in West Bengal & North-Eastern Region of India.

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  • 2 Atal Innovation Mission & SIRIUS Sign MoU for Promotion of Innovative Cooperation [ Education, International Relations/Organizations ]

    India’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) & Russian Federation’s SIRIUS Educational Foundation have signed MoU in New Delhi. MoU’s main aim is to promote innovative cooperation b/w students of India & Russia.

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  • Dec 11, 2018
  • 1 4th Annual Carnot Prize to Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology, Awards ]

    Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at University Of Pennsylvania School Of Design is awarding its 4th annual Carnot Prize to Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal & former Minister of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy & Mines, GoI.

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  • 2 GoI and World Bank Sign $310 Million Loan Agreement for Jharkhand Power System Improvement Project [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    GoI, Govt. of Jharkhand & World Bank signed $310 million Loan Agreement for Jharkhand Power System Improvement Project to provide reliable, quality & affordable 24×7 electricity to citizens of Jharkhand.

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  • Dec 6, 2018
  • 1 Indian-Origin Sunita Williams to Fly NASA’S First Commercial Flight [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    NASA introduced to world crew of 9 astronauts who will fly on American-made spacecraft to International Space Station (ISS) from US soil for 1st time since space shuttle’s retirement in 2011.

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  • Dec 3, 2018
  • 1 PM Awarded the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize [ International Relations/Organizations, Awards ]

    Seoul Peace Prize Committee conferred 2018 Seoul Peace Prize on PM. He is 14th recipient of this award. Award will be presented by Seoul Peace Prize Foundation at mutually convenient time.

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  • Nov 30, 2018
  • 1 China Successfully Tests First Hypersonic Aircraft [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    China successfully tested its 1st cutting-edge hypersonic “waverider” flight vehicle (aircraft) Xingkong-2 (Starry Sky-2). Waverider is flight vehicle that flies in atmosphere & uses shockwaves generated by its own hypersonic flight w/air to glide at high speed.

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  • Nov 29, 2018
  • 1 India Becomes First South Asian Country to Get Access to US Cutting-Edge Technology [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    United States has designated India as Strategic Trade Authorization-1 (STA-1) country that will allow country to buy highly advanced & cutting-edge sensitive technologies from America.

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  • Nov 15, 2018
  • 1 Girinka Program: India, Rwanda Sign 8 Agreements in Various Fields [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    India & Rwanda have signed 8 agreements in fields of defence, trade, agriculture, leather & allied products & dairy. Agreements were signed following delegation-level talks b/w PM & Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda.

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  • Nov 10, 2018
  • 1 Indian Railways Enters into Memorandum of Coop. & Understanding with Govt. of Russian Federation [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations, Railways ]

    Indian Railways Ministry signed MoU b/w India-Russia Summit & Joint Stock Company ‘Russian Railways’. In MoC, intention of 2 countries is to increase activities under MoU signed on 24th Dec. , 2015.

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  • Nov 7, 2018
  • 1 India-Japan Bilateral Maritime Exercise ‘JIMEX 18’ Begins at Visakhapatnam [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    3rd edition of Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX) commenced at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. JIMEX-18 is aimed to enhance interoperability, improve understanding & imbibe best practices b/w navies of 2 countries.

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    India-Japan Bilateral Maritime Exercise ‘JIMEX 18’ Begins

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  • Nov 4, 2018
  • 1 PM Modi Gets UN‘S’ Champions of the Earth’ Award [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology, Awards ]

    PM & French President awarded UN’s highest environmental honour, ‘Champions of Earth Award’ at ceremony in Delhi, for pledge to eliminate single use plastic in India by 2022. Cochin International Airport honored w/award for Entrepreneurial Vision, for its leadership in use of sus

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  • Nov 3, 2018
  • 1 First-Ever Global India Tourism Mart Held in New Delhi [ International Relations/Organizations, Railways ]

    3-day ‘1st ever’ India Tourism Mart (ITM 2018) was inaugurated by Union Ministery for Railways and Coal in New Delhi. Objective was to create annual Global Tourism Mart for India in line w/major international travel marts being held in countries across world.

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  • Oct 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 NITI Aayog and United Nations in India Sign Sustainable Devt. Framework for 2018-2022 (Important) [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    India & United Nations signed India-UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) for 2018 - 2022. Agreement is reflection of commitment & efforts made by India towards attaining Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • Oct 18, 2018
  • 1 PM Modi, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, CMs of West Bengal & Tripura, Jointly Dedicate Three Projects [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India, Bangladesh jointly inaugurated 3 projects related to power supply rehabilitation of existing railway section. These projects were jointly inaugurated PM & Bangladesh PM thru video conference.

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  • 2 Tsunami Mock Exercise IOWave18 Conducted [ International Relations/Organizations, Disaster Management ]

    Indian Ocean Wave Exercise 2018 (IOWave18) began in Indian Ocean. India along w/23 other nations. This major Indian ocean-wide tsunami mock drill involves evacuation of 1000 of people from coastal areas in over half dozen coastal states.

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  • Oct 10, 2018
  • 1 Is There Lot of Indian Money in Swiss Bank? Locational Banking Statistics & (SNB) [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Swiss authorities have shared information regarding Swiss National Bank (SNB) figures that “The figures published by SNB are regularly mentioned in Indian media as reliable indicator of amount of assets held w/Swiss financial institutions in respect of Indian residents.

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    Chart of Locational Banking Statistics and Swiss National Bank

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  • Oct 4, 2018
  • 1 🌟 G20 Member Nations to Promote Policies That Bridges All Forms of Digital Divide (Important) [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    At G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting in Argentina, G20 ministers & senior officials issued declaration that reflects G20’s commitment towards promoting policies & actions that catalyze digital transformation.

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  • Oct 2, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Shangri-La Dialogue? PM Modi 1st Indian PM to Deliver Keynote (Important) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    PM Modi became 1st Indian PM to deliver keynote speech at Shangri-La Dialogue, when he addressed gathering in. Chinese Foreign Ministry welcomed PM’s remarks on India-China relations, delivered at Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, on 1st June 2018.

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  • Oct 1, 2018
  • 1 India, ADB Sign USD 375 Million Pact to Develop Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    India & Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed USD 375 million loan agreement to develop 800 km long Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor on 24th February 2017.800 km long Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor is 1st phase of planned 2500 km East Coast Economic Corridor. Ea

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