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

  • Jul 6, 2018
  • 1 Alternate for Asphalt:Government of India & World Bank Signs Agreement to Improve Rural Road Network [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Union Govt. & state govt. of MP signed $210 million loan agreement w/World Bank for MP Rural Connectivity Project on 24th April 2018. Project will undertake resilience measures such as surface sealing of roads, embankment pitching, & balancing culverts to prevent damages caused b

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  • Jul 2, 2018
  • 1 Annual Exercise Between Indian, Chinese Armies to Resume (Bonhomie) [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    The annual India-China military exercise would resume, noting that the relationship between the two countries which had turned “sour” after the Doklam stand-off was now improving. The information was shared by the Army Chief.

    Image Annual Exercise between Indian, Chinese Armies to Resume

    Image Annual Exercise between Indian, Chinese Armies to Resume

    Image Annual Exercise between Indian, Chinese Armies to Resume

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  • Jun 29, 2018
  • 1 India, China Agree to Draw Roadmap for Increasing Bilateral Trade in Sustainable Manner [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and China have agreed to draw a roadmap with action points and timelines for increasing bilateral trade in a sustainable manner in the eleventh session of the China-India joint-group on Economic Relations, Trade, Science & Technology. India wants medium- and long-term roadm

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  • 2 India Ranks 78th on WEF Energy Transition Index [ International Relations/Organizations, Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    India was ranked 78th among 114 countries on World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Energy Transition Index (ETI) released as part of report titled Fostering Effective Energy Transition. The index ranks countries on how well they are able to balance energy security and access with environm

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  • Jun 28, 2018
  • 1 MoUs with Foreign Countries [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    PM, Chair Person of Cabinet approved MoUs w/Zambia, Canada, UK & Northern Ireland & South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme. Latest MoU will further strengthen cooperation b/w India & UK in fighting international criminality & serious organized crime.

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    Image of Memorandum of Understanding

    Image of Memorandum of Understanding

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  • 2 Varuna 2018: Naval Exercise with French Navy [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    The Indo-French joint naval exercise Varuna-18 was held in Arabian Sea off Goa coast to explore measures to facilitate operational-level interactions between their armed forces and increase mutual cooperation, considering the common global threats.

    Image of Varuna 2018: Naval Exercise with French Navy

    Image of Varuna 2018: Naval Exercise with French Navy

    Image of Varuna 2018: Naval Exercise with French Navy

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  • Jun 27, 2018
  • 1 MoU Between India-Guyana on Renewable Energy [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    The Union Cabinet was informed of an MoU between India and Guyana on bilateral cooperation in renewable energy signed on January 30, 2018 by Power and New & Renewable Energy ministry and the Foreign Minister of the Co-operative, Guyana.

    Image of MoU between India-Guyana on Renewable Energy

    Image of MoU between India-Guyana on Renewable Energy

    Image of MoU between India-Guyana on Renewable Energy

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  • 2 Cabinet Approves Opening of Missions in Africa [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Union Cabinet approved opening of 18 new Indian Missions in Africa. The missions would be opened over four year period from 2018 - 2021. Decision in this regard was taken at the union cabinet meeting.

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    Image of Cabinet Approves Opening of Missions in Africa

    Image of Cabinet Approves Opening of Missions in Africa

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  • 3 Cabinet Approves India, UK and Ireland MoU on Organised Crime [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Union Cabinet has approved signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. The MoU was regarding cooperation in the field of organised crime.

    Cabinet Approves India,UK & Ireland MoU on Organised Crime

    Cabinet Approves India, UK & Ireland MoU on Organised Crime

    Image of Cabinet Approves India, UK & Ireland MoU on Organised Crime

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  • Jun 26, 2018
  • 1 Member Countries of WHO SEARO to End TB by Signing ‘Delhi End TB Summit Statement of Action’ [ International Relations/Organizations, Health ]

    The member nations of World Health Organization-Regional Office for South-East Asia (WHO-SEARO) signed and adopted the Delhi End TB Summit Statement of Action. To date, post-disaster funding through South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund has done an excellent job of helpi

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  • Jun 25, 2018
  • 1 Protected Area Permit Regime: MHA Allows Foreign Tourists to Visit Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has relaxed six-decade-old protected area permit (PAP) regime to allow foreign tourists to access border areas of Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur. The move is being initiated to promote tourism, create job opportunities for the locals and generate rev

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  • Jun 22, 2018
  • 1 Indo-French Knowledge Summit Ends with Mutual Recognition of Educational Qualifications [ Education, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The first ever Indo-French Knowledge Summit ended successfully in New Delhi. Jointly organized by the French Institute in India, along with the Ministry of Higher Education, Research & Innovation (MESRI), Republic of France and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), G

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  • 2 IREDA, EIB Ink 150mn-Euro Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) and European Investment Bank (EIB) inked a 150 million euros loan agreement, a move that will benefit over 1.1 million households with clean energy.

    IREDA, EIB Ink 150mn-Euro Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy

    IREDA, EIB Ink 150mn-Euro Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy

    IREDA, EIB Ink 150mn-Euro Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy

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  • 3 Founding Conference of International Solar Alliance [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    The founding conference of the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA) was held in New Delhi on March 11. President of India had hosted dinner for all the members of ISA who had attended the founding Conference.

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    Image of International Solar Alliance

    Image of International Solar Alliance

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  • Jun 21, 2018
  • 1 First Ever Multi-Nation Naval Exercise at Sea Begins in Andaman [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The first-ever multi-nation naval exercise at sea, ’MILES-18’, began at the Andaman Sea. It was a part of the tenth edition of MILAN. 11 naval ships of 8 countries (Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand) and nine Indian ships too

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  • Jun 19, 2018
  • 1 🌟 India and France Ink 14 Pacts, Major Boost to Defence & Nuclear Energy Cooperation-(Important) [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    France is the ninth largest foreign investor in India with a cumulative investment of over six billion dollars from April 2000 to October 2017. Indian and French forces would be able to access each other’s ports and bases in the Indian Ocean region.

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    Image of MoUs Between India And France

    Image of MoUs Between India And France

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  • Jun 13, 2018
  • 1 India and France to Co-Host First International Solar Alliance Summit [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    The aim of the summit is to deliberate on a finance mechanism for the promotion of solar energy in member countries, crowd funding and technology transfer. The summit is of particular significance to India as it strives to achieve the ambitious target of generating 175 GW of rene

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  • 2 Asian Development Bank and Inter Solar Alliance Sign Pact to Promote Solar Energy [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) signed a cooperation arrangement to promote solar energy deployment in Asia and the Pacific. The cooperation envisages: Solar power generation,

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    Image of International Solar Alliance

    Image of International Solar Alliance

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  • Jun 11, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Dark Net and Golden Cresent? Narco-Terrorism in India (Important) [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Narco-terrorism & its funding is serious problem for World, especially for India. The challenge for law enforcement agencies & society is to prevent drug abuse from youth. Problem of Drug Trafficking assumes importance for India as it lies in ’Golden Cresent’ & Golden Triangle’ a

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  • Jun 10, 2018
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 21) [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Appointments ]

    Evaluation study on ‘Nai Roshni Scheme’: NITI Aayog conducted an evaluation study on ’ Nai Roshni ’ - the scheme for Leadership Development of Minority Women in 2015 - 16. Main objective of the study: To assess impact of the scheme on minority women, To identify policy/programme

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  • Jun 4, 2018
  • 1 MoU Approvals with Foreign Countries [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    PM, Chair Person of Cabinet is approved MoUs w/different foreign countries. Cabinet approved MoUs w/Zambia, Canada, UK, & Northern Ireland & South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme.

    Image of Cabinet approves MoU b/w India & Zambia

    Image of Cabinet Approves MoU B/w India & Zambia

    Image of Cabinet approves MoU b/w India & Zambia

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  • 2 🌟 Tripartite MoU for Rooppur Nuclear Plant (Important) [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    MoU was signed at Moscow, Russia b/w State Atomic Energy Corporation ‘Rosatom’, & Department of Atomic Energy on 1st March, 2018 in implementation of Rooppur Nuclear Power Project in Bangladesh.

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    Image of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant

    Image of rooppur nuclear power plant

    • MoU is

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  • Jun 1, 2018
  • 1 Cool EMS Service B/W India & Japan [ Policy/Governance, Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Cool EMS Service is one-way service from Japan to India. This service allows customers in India to import Japanese food items for personal use allowed under Indian regulations. Food items will be post in special cool boxes containing refrigerant to preserve quality of food items.

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  • 2 Tripartite MoU for Rooppur Nuclear Plant [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    MoU was signed at Moscow, Russia b/w State Atomic Energy Corporation ‘Rosatom’ & Department of Atomic Energy on 1st March, 2018 in implementation of Rooppur Nuclear Power Project in Bangladesh.

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    Image of Rooppur Nuclear Plant

    Image of Rooppur Nuclear Plant

    • MoU is providing

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  • May 31, 2018
  • 1 ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit Issues Delhi Declaration [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit was held in New Delhi to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of dialogue between two sides under the theme of “Shared Values, Common Destiny”.

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    Image of India Commemorative Summit Issues Delhi Declaration

    Image of India Commemorative Summit Issues Delhi Declaration

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  • 2 India-Korea Business Summit- 2018 [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    Second India-Korea Business Summit was held in New Delhi under the theme “India-Korea: Scaling up the Special Strategic Relationship through Trade and Investments”. Summit aims to create open and action-oriented dialogue between top business leaders and the government officials f

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 19) [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills, Culture ]

    Tele - Law: In its effort to make legal aid easily accessible to the marginalized communities and citizens living in rural areas. Government of India launched the ‘Tele - Law’. Available across the Common Service Centre (CSC) network.

    • This will connect the citizens to legal ser

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  • 2 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 18) [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    SRISTI - SRISTI - Sustainable Rooftop Implementation for Solar Transfiguration of India is a proposed scheme by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. The proposed scheme will incentivize installation of roof top solar projects in India.

    • It aims to achieve a national solar ro

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  • 3 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 15) [ International Relations/Organizations, Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Yojana ]

    Biodiversity hotspots in Goa: Three new sites recognised - Bird Life International, a conservation organisation, has recognized three new sites in Goa as hotspots for protection. The sites have been added to their list of “Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas”.

    • The inclusion of

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  • 4 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 12) [ International Relations/Organizations, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    India to Join Global Foreign Exchange Committe - India will join Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC) - newly-constituted forum of central bankers and experts for promotion of a robust and transparent foreign exchange (Forex) market.

    • Committee set up under guidance of the Ba

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