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

  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Agreement Between India and Croatia on Economic Cooperation [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has given its approval of an Agreement between India and Croatia on Economic Cooperation. Step to improve India’s trade relations with eastern and central European countries.

    Economic Cooperation agreement

    Economic Cooperation Agreement

    Economic Cooperation agreement

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  • 2 India and United States Agree to Sustain Defence Partnership [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and US agreed to maintain pace and momentum of their partnership, particularly their defence ties. Both committed to build upon tremendous progress in bilateral defense cooperation made in recent years.

    India and US to Sustain Defence Partnership

    India and US to Sustain Defence Partnership

    India and US to Sustain Defence Partnership

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  • 3 MSRA Between Reliance Defence &Engineering Limited and US Navy [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Master Ship Repair Agreement (MSRA) signed between Reliance Defence &Engineering Limited (RDEL) and US Navy. This makes the Reliance Shipyard at Pipavav in Gujarat the first Shipyard in India which can undertake servicing and repairing works for the vessels of US Pacific Command’

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  • 4 Frank-Walter Steinmeier Elected President of Germany [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected as new ceremonial head of Germany. He received a large majority of votes. He won 931 out of 1, 239 valid votes. Current post holder of Germany is President Joachim Gauck.

    Germany picks Frank-Walter to be president)

    Germany Picks Frank-Walter to Be President)

    Germany picks Frank-Walter to be president)

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  • 5 India & Austria Signs Protocol to Amend Bilateral Taxation Treaty [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and Austria signed a Protocol amending existing Convention between two countries. It is for Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income. Protocol will broaden scope of existing framework of exchange of tax related informatio

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  • 6 India to Pitch Trade Facilitation in Services at WTO [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India is going to make a presentation on proposed Trade Facilitation in Services (TFS) Agreement to World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevedo and India Inc. It aims to ease norms including those relating to movement of foreign skilled workers and professiona

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  • 7 Union Cabinet Approves MoU Between India and Senegal in Health and Medicine [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Senegal. It is in field of Health and Medicine. Working Group will be set up to further elaborate details of cooperation and to oversee i

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  • 8 Union Cabinet Apprised of MoU Between India and France in S&T and Innovation [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been apprised of signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of Cooperation. It aims to carry out activities related to exchange of best practices in field of Science & Technology.

    MoU between India and France

    MoU between India and France

    MoU between India and France

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  • 9 Union Cabinet Apprised of India-Vietnam Space Agreement [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has been apprised of Framework Agreement between India and Vietnam. Agreement would lead to development of joint activity in field of application of space technologies for benefit of humanity.

    PM Narendra Modi and Vietnam PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc

    PM Narendra Modi and Vietnam PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc

    PM Narendra Modi and Vietnam PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 China Becomes World’S Largest Solar Energy Producer [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    China becomes world’s biggest producer of solar energy. Their photovoltaic (PV) capacity reached an impressive 77.42 gigawatts. Germany, former global solar-power leader, produced 40.78 gigawatts in November 2016.

    China becomes world’s largest Solar Energy Producer

    China Becomes World’s Largest Solar Energy Producer

    China becomes world’s largest Solar Energy Producer

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  • 2 RAISE Act Introduced to Cut Legal Immigrants to US by Half [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (Raise Act) introduced by Republican Senator Tom Cotton and David Perdue. It would alter U. S. immigration system to significantly reduce number of foreigners admitted to country without a skills - based visa.

    RAISE Act introduced in US

    RAISE Act Introduced in US

    RAISE Act introduced in US

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  • 3 Qatar Airways Launches World’S Longest Flight [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Qatar Airways has launched the world’s longest non-stop commercial flight. It carries total distance of 9, 032-mile marathon from Doha to Auckland. Flight will take 16 hours and 20 minutes to pass over 10 time zones, five countries.

    World’s longest flight

    World’s Longest Flight

    World’s longest flight

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  • 4 Mexico & Turkey Agrees to Speed Up Negotiations for Free Trade Agreement [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Mexican and Turkish authorities have agreed to step up negotiations regarding bilateral free trade agreement. Two governments have held seven rounds of talks and will meet again in coming weeks. Agreement in wake of protectionist threats from US President Donald Trump.

    Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu Left,Mexican FM Luis VidegarayRight

    Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu Left, Mexican FM Luis VidegarayRight

    Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu Left, Mexican FM Luis Videgaray Right

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  • 5 India and Italy Sign an MOU in Rail Sector for Technical Cooperation [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and Italy signed an agreement recently. It is for improving safety standards in railways. FS Group a Government Company of Italy managing Italian railway sector has signed a MoU for technical cooperation in rail sector with Indian railways.

    India and Italy Sign an MOU in Rail Sector

    India and Italy Sign an MOU in Rail Sector

    India and Italy Sign an MOU in Rail Sector

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  • 6 Indian Coast Guard to Have Joint Exercise with UAE Coast Guard [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and their UAE counter parts will take part in a joint exercise and sharing of operational expertise. Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Samudra Pavak has arrived on a goodwill visit to Dubai. Then ICGS has anchored itself at Port Rashid.

    Indian Coast Guard to have Joint Exercise with UAE

    Indian Coast Guard to Have Joint Exercise with UAE

    Indian Coast Guard to have Joint Exercise with UAE

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  • 7 Right to Information Act Comes into Force in Sri Lanka [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    As India, The Right to Information (RTI) Act came into force in Sri Lanka too. Legislation aimed at restoring transparency and good governance in country that has been plagued by corruption and misrule. Act marks culmination of a movement of over 20 years to ensure transparency i

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  • 8 India Signs Financing Agreement with World Bank of USD 201.50 Million for TEQIP III [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    USD 201.50 million financing agreement has been signed between India and World Bank. It is to improve quality of technical education in India. Agreement is for ’Third Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme′ (TEQIP III) in India.

    India signs Financing Agreement with World Bank

    India Signs Financing Agreement with World Bank

    India signs Financing Agreement with World Bank

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  • 9 World’S Largest Battery Storage Plant Unveiled in California [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Tesla unveiled the world’s largest battery storage facility. It is situated in California desert and constitutes a significant chunk of global battery storage capacity. Battery storage has been a far more expensive means of meeting demand surges than natural gas, recently.

    Mira Loma Battery Storage Project ribbon cutting

    Mira Loma Battery Storage Project Ribbon Cutting

    Mira Loma Battery Storage Project ribbon cutting

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Apple to Start Manufacturing in India [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    iPhone maker Apple Inc will commence smartphone production at its upcoming factory in Bengaluru. It is assumed to start by end of April or early May. state IT minister thanked Apple for choosing Karnataka to build its first manufacturing plant.

    Apple, Apple to manufacture in India

    Apple, Apple to Manufacture in India

    Apple, Apple to manufacture in India

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  • 2 US House of Representatives Introduces H-1B Visa Reform Bill [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    US House of Representatives has introduced legislation which doubles minimum salary of H-1B visa holders. This can stop firms replacing American employees with foreign workers, including Indians. Bill aims to make it difficult to replace US employees with foreign workers.

    US House of Representatives introduced H-1B Visa Reform Bill

    US House of Representatives Introduced H-1B Visa Reform Bill

    US House of Representatives introduced H-1B Visa Reform Bill

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  • 3 Ireland Became the World’S First Country to Stop Investing in Fossil Fuels [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Irish Parliament passed historic in favour of dropping coal, oil and gas investments. It became be world’s first country to fully divest public money from fossil fuels. Bill will force Ireland Strategic Investment Fund to sell its investment in fossil fuel industries over next fi

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  • 4 Surajkund International Crafts Mela [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The 31st edition of Surajkund International Crafts Mela starts from February 1st having tight security. The carnival will last for 15-day. It is inaugurated by Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Over 20 countries are participating in event with Egypt as a partner country

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  • 5 UNICEF Launches 3.3 Billion USD to Aid Millions of Children [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    UN children’s agency launched an appeal for USD 3.3 billion to help 48 million children caught up in crises worldwide amid fears of a funding cut from top donor United States. United States is by far top donor to UNICEF, followed by Germany, Britain and European Commission.

    Emergency assistance for 48 million children

    Emergency Assistance for 48 Million Children

    Emergency assistance for 48 million children

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  • 6 India, France Sign Pact on Maritime Information Sharing in Indian Ocean Region [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and France have signed White Shipping agreement to enable information sharing on maritime traffic and maritime domain awareness in Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The agreement was signed in New Delhi after both countries held their second dialogue on maritime cooperation for IO

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  • 7 India, UAE Signed 14 Agreements to Boost Bilateral Relations [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    UAE is one of our most valued partners and a close friend in an important region of world. The crown prince is the chief guest of Republic Day celebrations on 26 January 2017.14 key agreements were signed between both countries.

    PM with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Prince of Abu Dhabi

    PM with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Prince of Abu Dhabi

    PM with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Prince of Abu Dhabi

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  • 8 MoU Between India and Serbia for Cooperation in IT and Electronics Approved [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given ex-post facto approval to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Serbia for promoting cooperation in field of Information Technology and Electronics.

    MoU between India and Serbia

    MoU between India and Serbia

    MoU between India and Serbia

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  • 9 Union Cabinet Approved MoU Between India and Vietnam in the Field of Cyber Security [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Union Cabinet gave its approval to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Vietnam in field of cyber security. It was given at a meeting of Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

    MoU between India and Vietnam in field of cyber security

    MoU between India and Vietnam in Field of Cyber Security

    MoU between India and Vietnam in field of cyber security

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 Held in Davos [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    World Economic Forum annual meeting is one of most important economic and socio-political events in world 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting aims to rededicate leaders from world to achieve common goals and drive new initiatives.

    World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017

    World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017

    World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017

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  • 2 IORA Finalizes MoU for Cooperation in SME Sector [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) member-states have finalized Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) for cooperation in small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) sector. Other focus areas include exchange greater involvement of MSMEs in global supply chain.

    Indian Ocean Rim Association

    Indian Ocean Rim Association

    Indian Ocean Rim Association

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  • 3 Physicists Create a New Form of Hydrogen [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Physicists from Austria have created new form of Hydrogen. I. e. negatively charged hydrogen clusters. Scientists also determined geometric structures of clusters. This is first time scientists have seen negative hydrogen cluster ions beyond simplest possible pairing one with one

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