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

  • Oct 5, 2017
  • 1 India and Japan Defence Collaboration- Japan-Lndia Special Strategic and Global Partnership [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and Japan have agreed to collaborate closely in defence production, including on dual-use technologies at the India-Japan annual defence ministerial dialogue held in Tokyo. Ramp up military engagement under bilateral special strategic framework and increase counter-terror c

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  • Oct 3, 2017
  • 1 दस उच्च समाचार (Top Ten News - in Hindi) Part - 1 Sept 2017 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    महाबैंक: - स्टेट (राज्य) बैंक (अधिकोष) ऑफ (का) इंडिया (भारत) में उसके 5 सहयोगी बैंको (अधिकोष) का विलय करके सरकार ने एक ’महाबैंक’ बना दिया। यह महाबैंक अन्य वैश्विक संस्थाओं के समूह में शामिल होगा। वित्तमंत्री अरुण जेटली के नेतृत्व में एक पैनल बैंको के विलयीकरण संबंधी मसले देख रहा

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  • 2 India-Japan Open Sky Agreement (Part 2 ) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    15 major agreements were signed between both countries during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visit to India. Open sky agreement signed in accordance with the National Civil Aviation Policy (NACP), 2016.

    Map of Global Shift In Aviation Per Continent

    Map of Global Shift In Aviation Per Continent

    Map of Global Shift In Aviation Per Continent

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  • 3 MoUs Signed During Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Visit to India (Part 1) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    15 major agreements were signed between both countries during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visit to India. PM Shinzo Abe’s visit and the MoUs were signed under the backdrop of growing influence of China in the region, making India’s partnership with Japan strategically very

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  • Sep 28, 2017
  • 1 Dual-Use Chinese Highway to Nepal Via Tibet: Chinese Growing Influence [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    China opened strategic 40.4-kilometre highway in Tibet between Xigaze airport and Xigaze city centre with short section linking to the Nepal border. This highway in Tibet to Nepal border could be used for both civilian and defence purpose- improving road connectivity between Tibe

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  • Sep 21, 2017
  • 1 US Designates Hizbul Mujahideen as Foreign Terrorist Organisation [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The United States named Pakistan based Kashmiri terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen as a “Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO) ” paving way for a series of US sanctions dealing blow to Pakistan projecting the militant group as a voice of Kashmiri people and validates India’s posit

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  • Sep 20, 2017
  • 1 नेपाल के प्रधानमंत्री देऊबा की पांच दिवसीय भारत यात्रा(Nepal’S PM 5 Day Visit to India-in Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना: - नेपाली प्रधानमंत्री शेरबहादुर देऊबा पांच दिवसीय भारत यात्रा पर आ रहे हैं। उनकी यह यात्रा ऐसे दौर में हो रही है जब हमारा चीन से डोकलाम को लेकर विवाद चल रहा है। वहीं नेपाल, दो दशक से राजनीतिक अस्थिरता के दौर से गुजर रहा है। भारत व नेपाल के बीच हमेशा से गहरे सामाजिक व

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  • Sep 19, 2017
  • 1 IAEA- World’S First Low-Enriched Uranium Bank in Kazakhstan [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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’ [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    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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