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

  • Aug 5, 2017
  • 1 US- New Sanctions Against Iran Over Ballistic Missile Program [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    United States imposed new economic sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile program. US Department of Treasury targeted 16 entities and individuals from Iran. Sanctions target Iran for developing drones and military equipment, producing and maintaining boats, and procuri

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  • Aug 1, 2017
  • 1 IRRI,South Asia Regional Center at National Seed Research & Training Center in Varanasi [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Union Cabinet approved the establishment of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) at campus of National Seed Research and Training Center (NSRTC) in Varanasi.

    National Seed Research and Training Center

    National Seed Research and Training Center

    National Seed Research and Training Center

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  • 2 Global Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons- 122 Countries [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The United Nations has adopted a historic global treaty banning nuclear weapons adopted by a vote of 122 members with Netherlands the only country voting against and Singapore abstaining from voting.

    Global Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons

    Global Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons

    Global Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons

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  • 3 India to Join Global Foreign Exchange Committee [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    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 Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

    India join Global Foreign Exchange Committee

    India Join Global Foreign Exchange Committee

    India join Global Foreign Exchange Committee

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  • 4 India and Israel- OCI Card, Air Connectivity, & Israeli Chrysanthemum [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    PM Modi’s visit to Israel resulted in signing of seven agreements on areas including space, tech, and agriculture. The other prominent takeaways of the visit include OCI Card, strategic partnership, and technological fund.

    Image of India and Israel- OCI card,Air Connectivity

    Image of India and Israel- OCI Card, Air Connectivity

    Image of India and Israel- OCI card, Air Connectivity

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  • 5 Prime Minister Visit to Israel (July 5, 2017) - List of MoUs/Agreements [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    In the first such visit to the country by an Indian Prime Minister, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Israel from July 4 - 6, 2017 at the invitation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.

    Image of PM India & PM Israel

    Image of PM India & PM Israel

    Image of PM India & PM Israel

    Important Ann

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  • 6 MoU Between India and Israel on National Campaign for Water Conservation in India [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The two countries to enhance cooperation at the national, regional, and international level to design, implement and monitor National Water Conservation campaign in India. Agree to work on the water conservation campaign to achieve the following objectives:

    Objective of National Campaign for Water Conservation

    Objective of National Campaign for Water Conservation

    Objective of National Campaign for Water Conservation

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  • 7 Memorandum of Cooperation Between India and the United States of America on Homeland Security [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Coordination and interactions among the six Sub-Groups proposed under Homeland Security Dialogue between the two countries (HSPD-6): Ready access to information on Internet content hosted on US-based servers for counter-terror operations.

    List of Homeland Security Dialogue between the two countries

    List of Homeland Security Dialogue between the Two Countries

    List of Homeland Security Dialogue between the two countries

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  • 8 Six Arab Nations Suspended Diplomatic Ties with Qatar [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Six Arab Nations including Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and UAE have announced end of their diplomatic ties with Qatar and also withdrawal their diplomatic staff from Qatar and Strike out diplomats of Qatar from their territories.

    Image shows the Location of Qatar & Saudi Arabia

    Image Shows the Location of Qatar & Saudi Arabia

    Image shows the Location of Qatar & Saudi Arabia

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  • Jul 27, 2017
  • 1 MoU Between India and Bangladesh for Cyber Security Cooperation [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bangladesh on cyber security cooperation between Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) (Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology) and Bangladesh Government Computer Incident Response Team (BGD e-Gov CIRT) Ban

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  • Jul 24, 2017
  • 1 Oil Diplomacy in South China Sea and First Oil Import from US [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Vietnam has granted ONGC Videsh a two-year extension to explore oil block 128 in the South China Sea. Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has bought 1.6 million barrels of US Mars crude (a heavy, high-sulphur grade) and 400, 000 barrels of Western Canadian Select.

    Location of Oil Diplomacy in South China Sea

    Location of Oil Diplomacy in South China Sea

    Location of Oil Diplomacy in South China Sea

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  • Jul 21, 2017
  • 1 Ahmedabad Becomes India’S 1st World Heritage City [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Ahmedabad became the first Indian World Heritage City of UNESCO. Several factors worked for Ahmedabad which is home to Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram. Other major cities include Paris, Vienna, Cairo, Brussels, Rome, and Edinburgh. Ahmedabad is one of the only three cities from

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  • Jul 7, 2017
  • 1 World’S First ATM Celebrates Its 50th Birthday [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The world’s first ATM (automated teller machine) celebrates its 50th anniversary. The first ATMs in the world were launched five decades ago. First ATM (automated teller machine) was opened on June 27, 1967 at a branch of Barclays bank in Enfield, north London.

    Image of the world first ATM

    Image of the World First ATM

    Image of the world first ATM

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  • Jul 4, 2017
  • 1 India Signed 11 Agreement with Portugal [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and Portugal have signed 11 pacts in counter-terrorism, space and climate studies areas at the first bilateral visit of Indian Prime Minister to Portugal. Portugal has support India for getting permanent membership of UNSC and Multilateral Export Control Regime.

    Key Facts

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  • Jun 24, 2017
  • 1 Startup India Hub Launched by Commerce & Industry Minister [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Startup India Virtual Hub has been launched by Nirmala Sitharaman the Commerce & Industry Minister will be the online platform for all Indian stakeholders of the entrepreneurial ecosystem which will discover, connect and engage all them with each other.

    About Startup India Virtu

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  • 2 Vivid Sydney Gets Place in Guinness World Records of Maximum Number Light Installations [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Vivid Sydney gets place in the Guinness Book of World Records for largest festival of light, music and ideas and also titled Dreamscape as ‘Largest interactive lighting display’. Vivid Sydney installation Dreamscape has been decorated with 124, 128 lights and it connects the enti

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  • 3 Black Money: Switzerland Ratifies Automatic Exchange of Information with India, 40 Others [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Automatic exchange of financial account information has been ratified by Switzerland has 41 countries along with India using which Switzerland will share information about suspected black money with this 41 nations.

    • According to the Swiss Federal Council the top governing body o

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  • Jun 21, 2017
  • 1 Neeru Chadha: Indian’s First Women to be elected to International Tribunal for the Law of the Seas [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Neeru Chadha Law expert becomes India’s first women to win a key election of UN judicial body at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Seas (ITLOS) which deals with argument related to the law of the sea.

    • Total 21 independent members are elected as member of ITLOS based

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  • Jun 18, 2017
  • 1 New Events for Tokyo Olympics Approved by IOC [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    A number of new events have been introduced by the International Olympic Committee for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Decision in this regarded was taken in the IOC’s Executive Board meeting which was held at Lausanne, Switzerland.

    • Main reason to add these new events to shows IOC’s focus

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  • 2 India’S Forex Reserves Reach to $381.167 Billion [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    According to RBI, India’s foreign exchange (Forex) reserves have richer to the highest spot $381.167 billion till now by increased with $2.404 billion in the week that ended on June 2 and reason behind this increase is increase in foreign currency assets (FCAs) .

    Image of India Foreign Exchange Reserves

    Image of India Foreign Exchange Reserves

    Image of India Foreign Exchange Reserves

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  • Jun 14, 2017
  • 1 India Included in Top 5 Consumer Markets of Asia According to BMI Research [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India have reserve its spot in top five consumer markets of Asia with 6.1 % average growth in next five years which means India will be the strongest consumer for retailers. Along with India China, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Indonesia also have included in list of Top 5 Consumer Mark

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  • May 31, 2017
  • 1 First Official Store of Apple in South East Asia Opens at Singapore [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    First official store of Apple of Southeast Asia is opened at Singapore in upmarket shopping district and according Apple this store may be the most popular stores in the world. iphone is the primary earning source of Apple and it gives tough fight in saturated market.

    • Apple has

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  • May 27, 2017
  • 1 James Bond Actor Roger Moore Passes Away [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    British actor Roger Moore, best known for his role as James Bond in films such as “Live and Let Die” and “The Spy Who Loved Me”, passed away in Switzerland after a brief battle with cancer. The star was pictured last year entertaining an audience at the Royal Festival Hall.

    James Bond Actor Roger Moore

    James Bond Actor Roger Moore

    James Bond Actor Roger Moore

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  • 2 World’S Smallest Nation Nauru Ratifies International Solar Alliance Pact [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Nauru, world’s smallest republic and tiny island nation, on 23 May 2017 ratify the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework pact initiated by the Indian and French Governments Nauru became the sixth country to ratify ISA pack.

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    Image of International Solar Alliance

    Image of International solar Alliance

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  • May 18, 2017
  • 1 Moon Jae-in Elected South Korea President [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Moon Jae-in has been declared winner in South Korea’s presidential election by that country’s National Election Commission. Moon, the Democratic Party’s candidate to replace ousted President Park Geun-hye, was declared the winner by the country’s National Election Commission. Wit

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  • 2 India Elected as President of UN-Habitat [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India has been unanimously elected as the President of the UN-Habitat, an organ of the United Nations promoting sustainable human settlements across the globe. UN-Habitat reports to the United Nations General Assembly.

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    Image of the United Nations

    Image of the United Nations

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  • 3 French Election: Emmanuel Macron Elected as President of France [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Thirty-nine-year-old Emmanuel Macron has been elected as the president of France. He has become the youngest President and occupant of the Elysee Palace. He is also the first President of France outside of that country’s two traditional main parties.

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    Image of Emmanuel Macron

    Image of Emmanuel Macron

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  • May 15, 2017
  • 1 World’S Highest Railway Bridge to Come Up Over Chenab River [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir will be spanned by the world’s highest railway bridge that is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower. The project is expected to be finished by March 2016 and will have a lifespan of 120 years

    Image of the World’s Highest Railway Bridge

    Image of the World’s Highest Railway Bridge

    Image of the World’s Highest Railway Bridge

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  • 2 Dubai Becomes First City in World to Gets Its Own Microsoft Font [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Dubai has become the first city in the world to have its own Microsoft-designed font. The font will have typeface both in Latin and Arabic script. And will be available in 23 languages. The Dubai Font was launched by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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    Image of Dubai Font

    Image of Dubai Font

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  • 3 India – Cyprus Signed Four Agreements to Boost the Bilateral Relations [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and Cyprus in April 2017 signed four agreements to boost the bilateral relationship between the two countries. The Singed Agreements including on air services and merchant shipping and expressed their willingness to cooperate in areas like climate change, tackling internati

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