International Relations & Organizations: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Nov 8, 2016
  • 1 Ford Commits Rs 1,300 Cr in New Technology & Business Hub in Chennai [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    United States car company Ford Motor plans to invest ($ 195 million) Rs 1,300crore in a new global technology and business hub in Chennai for developing a mobility solutions, hub and product development and business services center for India and world. New Global Technology and B

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  • Nov 7, 2016
  • 1 Narendra Modi Inaugurates First International Agro-Biodiversity Congress [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated first International Agro biodiversity Congress in the national capital attended by 900 delegates from 60 countries brainstorming on conservation of genetic resources. The conference will be held from 6th to 9th November.

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  • 2 Indian Lawyer Aniruddha Rajput Elected to UN’S International Law Commission [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Aniruddha Rajput was elected to United Nation General Assembly’s top body of legal experts, International Law Commission at the age of 33 year old. This Indian lawyer is among 34 individuals elected by UN General Assembly through voting by way of a secret ballot.

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  • Nov 3, 2016
  • 1 Sarabjit Singh Marwah: First Sikh Senator of Canada [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Sarabjit Singh Marwah becomes first India born Sikh to be appointed in the Canadian Senate (upper house). He was the one from six Ontarians appointed to Senate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    Sarabjit Singh Marwah

    Sarabjit Singh Marwah

    Sarabjit Singh Marwah

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  • Oct 30, 2016
  • 1 Sunil Bharti Mittal Elected as GSMA Chairman [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Bharti Enterprises Founder and Chairman Sunil Mittal was elected as GSMA (Global System Mobile Association)Chairman for a two-year period from January 2017 through December 2018. Current GSMA Chairman Jon Fredrik Baksaaswill step down from the Board at the end of 2016.

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  • Oct 29, 2016
  • 1 Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar Win 2016 Sakharov Human Right Prize [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar, are the two young Iraqis who escaped sexual slavery by the Islamic State and became advocates for women’s rights. They were bestowed on Thursday with the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the European Union’s top human rights award.

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  • 2 Zoological Society of London Living Planet Report - Two-Thirds of Wildlife May Disappear by 2020 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    According to a report by ZSL (Zoological Society of London), global wildlife population has fallen by 58% since 1970 and if the trend continues then two-thirds of wild animals may disappear by 2020.

     Objectives of Report

    • The Living Planet Report published every two years aims to

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  • Oct 28, 2016
  • 1 India and New Zealand Sign Three Agreements Including Avoidance of Double Taxation [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and New Zealand inked three agreements in the areas of double taxation avoidance (DTA), sports, and food security in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his New Zealand counterpart John Key after the delegation-level talks in New Delhi.

    PM of New Zealand Mr. John Key and PM of India Narendra Modi

    PM of New Zealand Mr. John Key and PM of India Narendra Modi

    PM of New Zealand Mr. John Key and PM of India Narendra Modi

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  • Oct 27, 2016
  • 1 India Ranks 87th on the WEF’S Global Gender Gap Report 2016 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    On the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2016, India was ranked 87th out of 144 countries. In 2015, India has ranked 108th. Report measures gender gap as progress towards parity between men and women in four areas namely:

    • Educational attainment
    • Health and surviv

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  • 2 Paul Beatty Wins Man Booker Prize (Booker Prize) 2016 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Paul Beatty wins the Man Booker Prize 2016 to become the first American writer to win this honor. He is a 54 year old and bestowed with this award for his racial satirical novel ‘The Sellout’. Paul’s Wins for this award was announced at the ceremony in London’s Guildhall.

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  • Oct 25, 2016
  • 1 India Falls Short in Female Literacy [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India’s school education system was found to be under-performing in terms of quality in female literacy compared to its neighboring countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. This study was released by International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (

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  • Oct 24, 2016
  • 1 World Bank: Aid Countries to Efficiently Use Coal and Alternate Sources [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    World Bank and other development lenders like Asian Development Bank (ABD) will help countries including India to shift away from coal for energy. Even if coal is uses its will be used in more efficient technologies. This was proposed by the World Coal Association. This will be d

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  • Oct 22, 2016
  • 1 Pakistan Warns Against Breaching Indus Water Treaty [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Pakistan has notified India of consequences for breaching Indus Water Treaty (IWT). Earlier India suspended all talks with Pakistan on IWT because of the Uri attack.Indus is main support for Pakistan in water supply, irrigation, and hydropower. It provides drinking water to milli

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  • Oct 21, 2016
  • 1 Kashmir’S Red Stag is Critically Endangered (IUNC) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    IUNC (International Union for Conservation of Nature) declared the Kashmiri Red Stag as a critically endangered species. Kashmiri Red Stag is also known as Hangul.  These calls for further protection of Kashmiri Red Stag to check its quickly declining population.

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  • Oct 20, 2016
  • 1 Sir David Cox Honoured with First International Prize in Statistics [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Famous British statistician Sir David Cox became the first recipient of the International Prize in Statistics recognizing his work in Survival Analysis Model (or Cox Model). This model found applications in many fields such as science and engineering (testing, disease risk assess

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  • 2 India Signs Agreement with Russia to Lease Second Nuclear Submarine [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India has signed agreement with Russia for second Akula-II class nuclear attack submarine (SSN) with the lease worth of about $2 billion. Other major defence deals also were inked during the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the

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  • 3 India, China Conduct Joint Army Exercise in Ladakh [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and China conducted a joint military exercise “Sino India Cooperation 2016” in Ladakh along with the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Jammu and Kashmir. Indian army says that the day-long exercise was focused on humanitarian aid and disaster relief.

    Image of India, China Conduct Joint Army Exercise in Ladakh

    Image of India, China Conduct Joint Army Exercise in Ladakh

    Image of India, China Conduct Joint Army Exercise in Ladakh

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  • 4 India and Myanmar Sign 3 MoU and Agree to Strengthen Border Security [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and Myanmar agreed to coordinate on border security. Both countries signed three deals in key economic sector. PM Narendra Modi confirmed New Delhi’s commitment to help develop Myanmar.

    Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and PM Narendra Modi

    Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and PM Narendra Modi

    Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and PM Narendra Modi

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  • Oct 17, 2016
  • 1 Amandeep Singh Gill Appointed as India’S Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament, Geneva [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Amandeep Singh Gill (Senior IFS officer) was appointed as the India’s Ambassador to the UN Conference on Disarmament. The conference was held in Geneva. 1992 batch Gill is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer. He was the member of the Indian delegation to the Conference on Dis

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  • 2 Historic Global Greenhouse Gas Emission Agreement Signed in Kigali [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Historic global climate deal was reached in Kigali, Rwanda at the 28th Meeting of 197 Nations on the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP28).  It amends the 1987 Montreal Protocol.  CGCs not only cause global warming, they deplete ozone layer.

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  • Oct 14, 2016
  • 1 स्कॉर्पीन पनडुब्बी का खुफिया राज हुआ लीक (उजागर)(Scorpene Submarine Secret Intelligence Leaked ) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना:- भारतीय नौसेना को बड़ा झटका लगा है। मेक इन इंडिया के तहत नौसेना के ’सपने योजना’ ’स्कार्पीन पनडुब्बी’ की संवदेनशील जानकारी नौसेना में शामिल होने से पहले ही लीक हो गई हैं। सिडनी के एक अखबार ’द ऑस्ट्रेलियन’ ने जानकारी लीक(खुलासे/उजागर) होने की खबर छापी है। दुनिया की सबसे

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  • 2 उत्तर कोरिया का मिसाइल (प्रक्षेपास्त्र) परीक्षण (North Korea’S Missile Test) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना:-उत्तर कोरियाके बारे में समझा जाता है कि उसे चीन का संरक्षण प्राप्त है, लेकिन ऐसा नहीं है। चीन की अर्थव्यवस्था और अंतरराष्ट्रीय संबंधों के कारण उत्तर कारिया उसे भी चुभने लगा है। उत्तर कोरिया ने हाल ही में पनडुब्बी से बैलिस्टिक मिसाइल का परीक्षण किया, जिसने चीन, जापान औ

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  • 3 भारत-अमेरिका रक्षा सौदा (India - USA Defense Deal) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना:- भारत-अमरीका में हुए रक्षा समझौते से चीन व पाक की नींद उड़ गई है। करार के अनुसार भारत व अमरीका साजो, समान, मरम्मत व आपूर्ति के लिए एक दूसरे की संपदाओं और सैन्य ठिकानों का इस्तेमाल कर सकेंगे। आतंक से निपटने में अमरीका ने भारत को सहयोग का भरोसा दिया है। साजो-सामान संबंधी

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  • Oct 10, 2016
  • 1 India Wants Greater Pharma Market Access in Japan Pharma [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced India’s plan for greater market access in Japan to the domestic pharmaceuticals sector. Contribution of India to Japanese drug market is falling continuously.

    This declaration was made at the seminar on promoting India’s exports

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  • 2 Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Honored with 2016 Nobel Peace Prize [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was honored 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for his resolute efforts to end more than 50-year-long civil war of Colombia. Norwegian Nobel Committee recommended his name for this award.

    He was selected from 376 nominated candidates, including 228 indiv

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  • Oct 6, 2016
  • 1 India and AARDO MoU on Capacity Building Program for Rural Development [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and African Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for capacity building Programmes in rural development. This was approved by the Union Cabinet for the triennium 2015 – 2017.

    Key Facts

    Under this MoU

    • Every year the capacity

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  • 2 India and European Union MoU on Water Cooperation [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and European Union Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on water resources gets approval from the Union cabinet. It will strengthen technological, scientific and water management capabilities for mutual benefit of India and EU.

    Key Facts

    • MoU will enable identifying fundamenta

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  • Oct 3, 2016
  • 1 OPEC for Modest Oil Production Curbs [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The OPEC (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries) agreed on modest oil production curb for the first time since 2008 after an informal meeting in Algiers, Algeria. This is the first OPEC deal in eight years.

    Flag of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries

    Flag of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries

    Flag of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries

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  • 2 India-Egypt Relations [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and Egypt, are the part of world’s oldest civilizations, and have enjoyed very close relations form ancient times. Even I modern times, Mahatma Gandhi and Saad Zaghloul shared common goals on the independence of their countries  a relationship that was to blossom into an ex

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  • Sep 14, 2016
  • 1 Global Scouting Programme Online Portal is Launched by SAI-AIFF [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    An online portal for Global Scouting Programme (GSP) has been jointly initiative of Sports Authority of India (SAI) and All India Football Federation (AIFF) by Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel in New Delhi.

    Federation International de Football Association

    Federation International De Football Association

    Federation International de Football Association

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