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

  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Second Raisina Dialogue Held in New Delhi [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The second edition of Ministry of External Affairs’ annual Raisina Dialogue was held in New Delhi. At the inauguration of the second edition of the Raisina Dialogue, Modi talked about the importance of security and his dream of well-integrated neighborhoods.

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    Raisina Dialogue 2017

    Raisina Dialogue 2017

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  • 2 Union Cabinet Approves India’S Membership in International Vaccine Institute [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Cabinet gave its approval to the proposal for India to take its full membership of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) Governing Council. It is to develop and introduce new and improved vaccines to protect people, especially children, against deadly infectious diseases.

    Cabinet approves India's Membership in IVI

    Cabinet Approves India’s Membership in IVI

    Cabinet approves India’s Membership in IVI

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  • 3 Sitalpati Gets Place in UNESCO’S Intangible Cultural Heritage [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Sitalpati from the Cooch Behar district of Bengal has been recognized as an ’Intangible Cultural Heritage’ by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). It has found a place in the UNESCO-sponsored Rural Craft Hub project.

    UNESCO recognizes Sitalpati as Intangible Cultural Heritage

    UNESCO Recognizes Sitalpati as Intangible Cultural Heritage

    UNESCO recognizes Sitalpati as Intangible Cultural Heritage

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  • 4 India Signs Financing Agreement with World Bank for US$ 48 Million for Nagaland Health Project [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Financing agreement for IDA credit of US $48 million (equivalent) for the ‘Nagaland Health Project’ was signed with the World Bank by India. It is to boost the healthcare sector of Nagaland. The agreement was signed by economic affairs joint secretary Raj Kumar and World Bank sec

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  • 5 India, Mauritius Signed MoU for Cooperation in Cooperative Sector [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and Mauritius signed a MoU for cooperation in the field of cooperatives and related areas. It was signed between Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, and Indian Ocean Mauritius’s Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives Minister Soomilduth Bholah.

    India, Mauritius signed MoU for cooperation

    India, Mauritius Signed MoU for Cooperation

    India, Mauritius signed MoU for cooperation

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  • 6 India Ink MoU with Sri Lanka to Construct 3,000 Rain Water Harvesting Systems [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India signed Memorandum of Understanding with Sri Lanka. It is for construct 3000 rain water harvesting systems in Rin Jaffna District at a cost of 300 million Rupees. The rain water project envisages construction of 3000 rainwater harvesting systems for 3000 households in select

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  • 7 CBDT Inks Accord with Japanese Firm for Advance Pricing [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) entered into a bilateral Advance Pricing Agreement (BAPA) with an Indian subsidiary of a Japanese trading firm. Total three BAPAs have been signed by CBDT with Indian subsidiaries of Japanese companies all including rollbacks.

    CBDT inks accord with Japanese firm

    CBDT Inks Accord with Japanese Firm

    CBDT inks accord with Japanese firm

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  • 8 India, US Ink MoU for Collaboration in Third World Countries [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The MoU was signed between the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Union Ministry of External Affairs’ Development Partnership Administration (DPA). India and the United States have signed MoU for developmental activities and aid in third world countries.

    Image of India, US ink MoU

    Image of India, US Ink MoU

    Image of India, US ink MoU

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  • Feb 24, 2017
  • 1 First Indian Genomics Beacon Launched in UK [ Scholarship Upd. ]

    Global Gene Corpand Global Gene Corp and Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) has launched first ever beacon for Indian genomics data. It is expected to help scientists develop more effective drug delivery systems. First Indian beacon, ggcINDIA, is a milestone for GA4

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  • Jan 10, 2017
  • 1 उच्च चौदह समाचार (Top Fourteen News Part - 2 in Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    चीन व अमरीका (हथियार):- चीन ने अमेरिका के ताइवान की तरफ रुझान को देखते हुए दक्षिण चीन सागर के विवादित कृत्रिम दव्ीपो में हथियार जमा करने शुरू कर दिए हैं। सेटेलाइट (उपग्रह) तस्वीरों से पता चलता है कि अपने बनाए सातों कृत्रिम दव्ीपों में चीन ने हथियार प्रणाली तैनात कर दी है। इससे पड़

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  • 2 उच्च चौदह समाचार (Top Fourteen News in Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    उत्तराखंड:- के काशीपुर में बायोइथेनॉल उत्पादन संयंत्र शुरू हो गया है। यह भारत का पहला ऐसा संयत्र है, जिसकी गिनती दूसरी पीढ़ी के संयत्रों में होती है। सबसे बड़ी बात तो यह है कि यह स्वदेश में विकसित तकनीकी से बना है जिसे डीबीटी-आईसीटी सेंटर फॉर (व्यक्ति या वस्तु या समय के लिए) बायोसा

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  • Jan 2, 2017
  • 1 India, Sri Lanka is Setting SOPs to Solve Fishermen Issues [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and Sri Lanka have expressed confidence for finding a long-lasting solution to the issue of fishermen between the two countries. The talks co-chaired by Union Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh and Sri Lankan fisheries minister Mahinda Amaraweera. It was participant by

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  • Jan 1, 2017
  • 1 Soli J Sorabjee Re-Elected as President of India International Centre [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Former attorney general Soli J Sorabjee was re-elected president of the prestigious cultural institution India International Centre (IIC). Directors of IIC unanimously elected Sorabjee for a second consecutive term. Sorabjee has been working for IIC for two decades.

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  • Dec 31, 2016
  • 1 India Eases Visa Procurement Process for Bangladesh [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India eased the visa regulation for Bangladeshi nationals. It is to allow family members of diplomatic and official Bangladesh passport holders to submit their tourist visa application without any appointment and e-token, reports a news agency. 

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    Representational Image

    Representational Image

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  • 2 Chinese E-Commerce Firm Alibaba to Set Up Office in Mumbai [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Chinese e-retail giant Alibaba, is setting up its first office in India in Mumbai. Company has made investments in India’s Snapdeal and Paytm. The office will be located at the commercial Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC). US e-commerce giant Amazon also has its office in the same compl

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  • Dec 27, 2016
  • 1 China Passes Tax Law to Fight Against Environmental Pollution [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The government to levy specific environmental protection taxes on industries for the first time, parliament of China passed a law. Polluters will be charged for contributing to air, water and noise pollution. The Environment Tax Law will come into effect on January 1, 2018.

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  • Dec 25, 2016
  • 1 Ministry of External Affairs Launches Twitter Seva [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has launched Twitter Seva. It is to directly engage with citizens in country and abroad, tourists and business travelers for speedy resolution of their visa and passport queries. Twitter Seva will enable the MEA, through its Twitter ha

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  • 2 6,117 Kuchipudi Dancers Set New Guinness World Record [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The Guinness World Record adjudicated for the 12-minute “Jayamu Jayamu” item as the ‘Largest Kuchipudi dance’ performance. Total of 6,117 Kuchipudi dancers set a new Guinness World Record by performing together in a single event in Vijayawada district of Andhra Pradesh.

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  • Dec 24, 2016
  • 1 India Suffers, Huge Gender Pay Gap: ILO Report [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Recently released Global Wage Report 2016-17 released by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Report has found that India suffers from huge gender pay gap. It shows that India has among the worst levels of gender wage disparity with the gap exceeding 30%.

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  • Dec 22, 2016
  • 1 Hong Kong to Withdraw Visa-Free Entry of Indians [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Indian travelers will not be eligible for visa-free entry to Hong Kong. A special administrative region of China is processing to put “Pre-arrival Registration” for Indians. Indian nationals can currently enter Hong Kong without a visa for a period of up to 14 days.

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  • Dec 21, 2016
  • 1 Global Wind Power Installed Capacity Index, India Ranks 4th [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India has been ranked 4th in the Global Wind Power Installed Capacity Index. The cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of India is 25088 MW. The worldwide installed capacity of wind power reached 435 GW by the end of 2015.

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  • 2 India and Kyrgyzstan sign 6 agreements [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and Kyrgyzstan have signed six Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) including in the fields of tourism, agriculture and food industry. Both signed after delegation level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Sharshenovich Atamb

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  • 3 African Nations Developing Lifestyle Diseases: WHO [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Recent World Health Organization (WHO) survey of 33 countries has shown that African nations developing lifestyle diseases. It is mainly due city life and its modern trappings which have brought bad habits to developing African nations.

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  • Dec 20, 2016
  • 1 Demonetization in Pakistan: Senate Passes Resolution to Withdraw Rs. 5000 Note [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Islamabad, Pakistan’s Senate passed a resolution seeking withdrawal of high denomination Rs. 5,000 currency notes. Denomination notes from circulation to halt illicit money flows and money laundering.  Most illegal transactions in the country were carried out using the Rs. 5,000

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  • Dec 19, 2016
  • 1 Viola Desmond to Be First Woman Featured on Canadian Banknote [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The first woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote is Viola Desmond. She is a black businesswoman who challenged racial segregation in Canada in 1946. She is an icon of the human rights and freedoms movement in Canada.

    Viola Desmond in her studio, ca. 1938

    Viola Desmond in Her Studio, Ca. 1938

    Viola Desmond in her studio, ca. 1938

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  • 2 EU launches its own Galileo navigation system [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The Galileo system is designed to provide commercial and government customers with more precise location data than GPS. European officials flipped on a satellite navigation system meant to rival the U.S. made GPS service.  It became a staple feature of smartphones and cars worldw

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  • Dec 17, 2016
  • 1 Bolivar 100 Banknotes, Demonetized by Venezuela [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The South American country is scrapping its largest bank note. Around 35 per cent of the population does not have a bank account and the announcement made citizens rush to banks. Currency Bolivar is rapidly losing value amidst hyperinflation.

    100 Venezuelan bolivars bank note

    100 Venezuelan Bolivars Bank Note

    100 Venezuelan bolivars bank note

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  • Dec 14, 2016
  • 1 India Contributes $500K to UN Central Emergency Response Fund [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India will contribute $500,000 to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). This contribution for the year 2016-17 and New Delhi’s cumulative contribution since the fund was launched in 2006 stood at $6 million. India has always been forthcoming with its ability and national

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  • Dec 13, 2016
  • 1 अमरीका में नये राष्ट्रपति का चुनाव व नये राष्ट्रपति घोषित - Donald Trump as President Elect in USA - Essay in Hindi [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना:- अमरीका जनता 8 नवंबर को नए राष्ट्रपति का चुनाव करेगी। दुनिया के सबसे शक्तिशाली देश के राष्ट्रपति के लिए डेमोक्रेट (लोकतंत्री/संयुक्त राष्ट्र अमेरिका के एक प्रमुख राजनीतिक दल का सदस्य) हिलेरी क्लिंटन और रिपब्लिकन डोनाल्ड ट्रंप के बीच मुकाबला चल रहा है। सियासी दावपेंच ज

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  • Dec 12, 2016
  • 1 Antonio Guterres Sworn in as UN Secretary-General [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres was sworn as the ninth UN secretary-general, pledging to personally help bring peace in various conflicts and reform. Guterres (age 67) will replace Ban Ki-moon (age 72) of South Korea on January 1.

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    UN Secretary General

    UN Secretary General

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