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

  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 India & Austria Signs Protocol to Amend Bilateral Taxation Treaty [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 2 India to Pitch Trade Facilitation in Services at WTO [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 3 Union Cabinet Approves MoU Between India and Senegal in Health and Medicine [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 4 Union Cabinet Apprised of MoU Between India and France in S&T and Innovation [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 5 Union Cabinet Apprised of India-Vietnam Space Agreement [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 6 China Becomes World’S Largest Solar Energy Producer [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 7 RAISE Act Introduced to Cut Legal Immigrants to US by Half [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 8 Qatar Airways Launches World’S Longest Flight [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 9 Mexico & Turkey Agrees to Speed Up Negotiations for Free Trade Agreement [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 India and Italy Sign an MOU in Rail Sector for Technical Cooperation [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 2 Indian Coast Guard to Have Joint Exercise with UAE Coast Guard [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 3 Right to Information Act Comes into Force in Sri Lanka [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 4 India Signs Financing Agreement with World Bank of USD 201.50 Million for TEQIP III [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 5 World’S Largest Battery Storage Plant Unveiled in California [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 6 Apple to Start Manufacturing in India [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 7 US House of Representatives Introduces H-1B Visa Reform Bill [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 8 Ireland Became the World’S First Country to Stop Investing in Fossil Fuels [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 9 Surajkund International Crafts Mela [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 UNICEF Launches 3.3 Billion USD to Aid Millions of Children [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 2 अमेरिका में नये राष्ट्रपति का शपथ ग्रहण समारोह का भव्य आयोजन एवं उनके प्रमुख वादे [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना: -अमेरिका में 20 जनवरी 2017 को 58वीं बार राष्ट्रपति पद की शपथ दिलाई गई और 45 वें नये राष्ट्रपति के रूप में डोनाल्ड ट्रंप शपथ लेंगे। जश्न पूरे देश में होंगे। राजधानी वाशिंगटन में ही करीब नौ लाख लोग जमा हो रहे हैं। पूरी चुनाव प्रक्रिया में ट्रंप के विरोध को देखते हुए यह

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  • 3 रूस (Russia - Article in Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना: - सोवियत संघ के विघटन के लगभग ढाई दशक बाद उसका उत्तराधिकारी रूस अपने राष्ट्रपति व्लादीमीर पुतिन के नेतृत्व में विश्व राजनीति में अपना कद बढ़ा रहा है। ’रूस पहेली’ कूटनीतिज्ञों के लिए पहले के समान अबूझ बनी हुई है। वर्तमान बहुध्रुवीय विश्व व्यवस्था में रूस एक बार फिर अग्

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  • 4 India, France Sign Pact on Maritime Information Sharing in Indian Ocean Region [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 5 India, UAE Signed 14 Agreements to Boost Bilateral Relations [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 6 MoU Between India and Serbia for Cooperation in IT and Electronics Approved [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 7 Union Cabinet Approved MoU Between India and Vietnam in the Field of Cyber Security [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 8 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 Held in Davos [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 9 IORA Finalizes MoU for Cooperation in SME Sector [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Physicists Create a New Form of Hydrogen [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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  • 2 Donald Trump Sworn-in as 45th US President [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Donald Trump has sworn in as 45th president of United States of America. He was administered oath of office by Chief Justice John Roberts. Oath-taking ceremony was held in front of 8 lakh people who visited National Mall in centre of capital to celebrate occasion.

    Donald Trump 45<sup>th</sup> president of United States

    Donald Trump 45th president of United States

    Donald Trump 45th president of United States

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  • 3 Antonio Tajani is New President of European Parliament [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Italy’s Antonio Tajani is the new president of the European Parliament. Four other candidates were eliminated after the first three rounds, which were organized by secret ballot. He beat Gianna Pittella into second place by 351 votes to 282.

    Image shows the EU-PARLIAMENT

    Image Shows the EU-PARLIAMENT

    Showing image of the EU-PARLIAMENT

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