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

  • Sep 19, 2017
  • 1 IAEA- World’S First Low-Enriched Uranium Bank in Kazakhstan [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) - UN global nuclear watchdog opened world’s first Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank in Oskemen in Kazakhstan. First of its kind LEU bank not to be under control of any individual country.

    Image of IAEA- World’s First Low-Enriched Uranium Bank

    Image of IAEA- World’s First Low-Enriched Uranium Bank

    Image of IAEA- World’s First Low-Enriched Uranium Bank

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  • Sep 12, 2017
  • 1 Important International MoUs (Part- 2) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Following map shows the growing influence of China. Application of genomic in Zebu Cattle and their crosses and buffaloes. To counter this India has signed a number of MoUs with other countries. Most important are given below

    Image of China's Worldwide Reach

    Image of China’s Worldwide Reach

    Image of China’s Worldwide Reach

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  • Sep 11, 2017
  • 1 Important International MoUs (Part - 1) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Following map shows the growing influence of China. To counter this India has signed a number of MoUs with other countries. MoU will promote development of Genomics and Assistant Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) in Cattle through joint activities. Most important are given below.

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  • 2 MoU by Election Commission with Election Management Bodies of Other Countries [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Election Commission has entered into Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of electoral management and administration with the Election Management Bodies of other countries and International Agencies:

    Map of Democracy Ranks Index

    Map of Democracy Ranks Index

    Map of Democracy Ranks Index

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  • Sep 9, 2017
  • 1 Preparatory Meeting of the First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The two-day Preparatory Meeting of the First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ marks the first phase of the First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ organized by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). This Exercise will provide a platform to share the B

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  • Sep 8, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Republic Day 2018, Not One Guest but 10 ASEAN Leaders- Act East Policy (Important) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Giving boost to act East Policy, India to invite ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), leaders for the Republic Day 2018. First time ever so many leaders will together be chief guests at the parade displaying India’s military might.

    Image of Republic Day Celebrations

    Image of Republic Day Celebrations

    Image of Republic Day Celebrations

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Chabahar Port: India, Iran for Early Operationalization (Important) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and Iran expressed commitment for early completion of Chabahar Port- considered very important from strategic and trade perspective. India ready to aid Iran in taking up operations in Chabahar Port between the actual activation of contract.

    Map of Map of Zaranj-Delaram road, Chabahar Port, Gwadar port

    Map of Map of Zaranj-Delaram Road, Chabahar Port, Gwadar Port

    Map of Map of Zaranj-Delaram road, Chabahar Port, Gwadar port

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  • 2 🌟 Calcutta Convention of 1890 (Important): Indian-China Dhok La Dispute [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Historically, maps were vague and were not to be relied upon. The Survey of India established in 1767 developed best maps for Asia. However, maps have a margin of error due to projection of 3D data on a-two dimensional scale. Topographic indicators are thus used to make maps more

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  • 3 🌟 Panchsheel Agreement Between Indian and China (Important) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Historically, India and China have had relations for more than 2, 000 years, but the modern relationship began in 1950 when India was among the first countries to end formal ties with the Republic of China (Taiwan) and recognize the PRC as the legitimate government of Mainland Ch

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  • 4 🌟 Indian China Standoff- Indo-Bhutan Ties-Included Map of Doklam- Important [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Doklam (located at the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan) underlines India’s relationship with Bhutan, including military responsibilities.

    Image shows the Location of Doklam

    Image Shows the Location of Doklam

    Image shows the Location of Doklam

    Background

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  • 5 🌟 Sweden is Running Out of Garbage, Now Imports - Important [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    With world’s number one recycling program to reduce waste and garbage. Sweden has finally reached a point where the country has no more garbage to recycle. It is setting an example for many countries around the world.

    Sweden location in World map

    Sweden Location in World Map

    Sweden location in World map

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  • 6 🌟 Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Costa- Chief Guest of 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas - Important [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    António Costa (54), the Indian origin Prime Minister of Portugal will be the chief guest at the 14th PBD Convention. The PBD Convention is to be held from January 7 to 9, 2017 in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Suriname Vice president Michael Ashwin Satyandre Adhin will be the Special Gues

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  • 7 🌟 CERN Inks India as an Associate Member- Important [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Geneva-headquartered European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) inked an agreement with India as the latest associate member state of the organisation.For India, Sekhar Basu, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy signed the

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  • 8 🌟 China to Block India’S Bid for NSG Membership- Important [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Once again, China has decided to block India’s bid for Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership. China along with few other member countries of NSG had earlier blocked India’s membership proposal in the plenary meet of NSG in Seoul.

    David Cameron calls PM Modi, extends UK support for India's NSG

    David Cameron Calls PM Modi, Extends UK Support for India's NSG

    David Cameron calls PM Modi, extends UK support for India's NSG

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  • 9 🌟 Bindheswar Pathak Appointed as Brand Ambassador of Swachh Rail Mission- Important [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak was appointed as the Brand Ambassador for Swachh Rail Mission of Indian Railway by the Union Ministry of Railways. He is the founder of Sulabh International.Indian Railways engaged with Sulabh International to clean important railway stations as part of the

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Latvia is First Baltic Sea Nation to Join with China’S OBOR- Important [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Latvia became the first country in the Baltic Sea to sign a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) to link up with China’s OBOR (One Belt and One Road) Initiative. MoU was signed after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s met his Latvian counterpart Maris Kucinskis in Riga (capital of Latvia)

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  • 2 🌟 BIMSTEC Countries Decided to Fight Terrorism of All Forms- Important [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) countries have committed to fight terrorism in all forms. BIMSTEC seven member countries produced Leaders Retreat Outcome Document according to which terror acts will not be justified on

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  • 3 🌟 China Unhappy with US Over Asia Interventions- Important [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Beijing rapped Washington for its interventions in Asia as tensions are growing between the two powers over territorial disputes in the SCS (South China Sea). Defence Minister of China criticized recent US involvement in Asia’s trouble spots.

    Image of South China Sea

    Image of South China Sea

    Image of South China Sea

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  • 4 🌟 Indian Army’S Surgical Strikes Across LoC- Important [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Indian Army successfully completed surgical strikes across the LoC at the terror pads in the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK). First surgical strikes directed by India’s military in the response of Uri attack on India army base that killed 18 Indian soldiers.

    • Target were the terr

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  • 5 🌟 India 39th in Most Competitive Economy Index by WEF Jumped 16 Spots - Important [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India is at 39th position in the index of most competitive economy 2016-17. The index is released by World Economic Forum (WEF) in the list of 138 countries. India has not become second fastest growing BRICS country after China.

    • India has jumped 16 spots and claimed 39th rank in o

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  • Sep 5, 2017
  • 1 Loan Pact with AIIB for Rural Roads Project [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India signed loan agreement with China led-Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for financing of $329 million for Gujarat Rural Roads Project (GRRP). Multilateral development bank backed by China- a rival to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

    Image of Loan Pact with AIIB for Rural Roads Project

    Image of Loan Pact with AIIB for Rural Roads Project

    Image of Loan Pact with AIIB for Rural Roads Project

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  • Sep 1, 2017
  • 1 1st Meeting of Japan-India Coordination Forum (JICF) for Development of North-Eastern Region [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Japan-India Coordination Forum (JICF) for Development of North-Eastern Region in its first meeting at Delhi identified priority areas of cooperation- connectivity and road network development (especially inter-state roads & major district roads), disaster management, food process

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  • 2 Measles-Rubella (MR) Campaign Reaches 2nd Phase [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and 10 other WHO South East Asia Region countries resolved to eliminate measles and control rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) by 2020. Costs of Indian immunization program are shown above.

    Measles-Rubella Campaign Reaches 2<sup>nd</sup> Phase

    Measles-Rubella Campaign Reaches 2nd Phase

    Measles-Rubella Campaign Reaches 2nd Phase

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  • Aug 24, 2017
  • 1 USS Gerald R Ford: World’S Largest Aircraft Carrier Inducted by US [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The United States (US) Navy inducted USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78), the world’s largest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. USS Gerald Ford is first in the series of three of the futuristic ships of the Ford-class carriers ordered by US Navy. Its ope

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  • Aug 21, 2017
  • 1 What is String of Pearls: Hambantota Port Deal Between Sri Lanka and China [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    A geopolitical theory on potential Chinese intentions in the Indian Ocean region building a network of Chinese military and commercial facilities and relationships along sea lines of communication extending from the Chinese mainland to Port Sudan.

    Hambantota Port Deal between Sri Lanka and China

    Hambantota Port Deal between Sri Lanka and China

    Hambantota Port Deal between Sri Lanka and China

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  • 2 New ISARC for Harnessing and Sustaining Rice Production in Eastern India and Spice Park [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    International Rice Research Institute South Asia Regional Centre is to be set up to play a major role in harnessing and sustaining rice production in eastern India & similar ecologies in other South Asian and African countries.

    Image of International Rice Research Institute

    Image of International Rice Research Institute

    Image of International Rice Research Institute

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  • Aug 17, 2017
  • 1 Yoga as Intangible Cultural Heritage, Zonal Cultural Centres, and Project Mausam [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Yoga was inscribed in UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity during the 11th session of Intergovernmental Committee held from 28th November to 02nd December 2016 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    Cultural Heritage & Zonal Cultural & Project Mausam

    Cultural Heritage & Zonal Cultural & Project Mausam

    Cultural Heritage & Zonal Cultural & Project Mausam

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  • Aug 12, 2017
  • 1 What are Benami Transactions? - Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amended Act, 2016 [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 (the Act) was comprehensively amended through the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amended Act, 2016 to provide for an effective regime for prohibition of benami transactions.

    Authority Structure for BENAMI Transactions

    Authority Structure for BENAMI Transactions

    Authority Structure for BENAMI Transactions

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  • 2 What is Emigration Check Required Countries and Pravasi Bhartiya Bima Yojana? [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    What is Emigration? : - As per the Emigration Act, “emigration” means the leaving of India of any Indian citizen with the intent of taking up employment in a foreign country. What is ECR? : - As per the Emigration Act, 1983, certain categories of Indian passport holders require t

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  • Aug 5, 2017
  • 1 US Navy Tests World’S First Laser Weapons System(LaWS) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    World’s first-ever active Laser Weapons System (LaWS) was deployed aboard the USS Ponce amphibious transport ship of US Navy. In a test, it destroyed a drone in flight and moving targets on the Persian Gulf. USS Ponce is first ship in the world to be deployed with such advanced w

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