Archive For The “International Current Affairs 2018” Category

Five New Non-Permanent Member Countries on UNSC

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The UN General Assembly elected five new non-permanent members to the Security Council. The New Members are:     1. South Korea 2. Luxembourg 3. Argentina 4. Australia 5. Rwanda The newly elected member countries will have 2-year term in UN body that will begin on January 1, 2013. The members which will be replaced are Colombia,…

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Arabic included in the official languages at Vatican

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Arabic language was officially included in the list of the Languages at Pope Benedict’s weekly general audiences. The move is an attempt of Vatican to expand its reach to Christians and Muslims in Middle East.   Vatican is concerned about the mass departure of the Christians from Middle East who fear their safety over there. A…

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Persons in News: Ali Zidan

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New Prime Minister of Libya Ali Zidan elected as the new Prime Minister of Libya.  He beat a candidate supported by the Justice and Construction party which is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.         Source:gktoday

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Persons in News: Felix Baumgartner

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First Skydiver to break Sound  barrier Austrian skydiver  Felix Baumgartner: 1) The first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound, reaching a maximum velocity of 1,342 km/h. 2) He also broke the record for the highest ever freefall, after he jumped from a balloon 39 kilometers above New Mexico.        …

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Persons in News: Nkosazana D. Zuma

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First woman chief of African Union Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma became the first woman to take office as the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) at the A.U. headquarters in Addis Ababa. She is a South African politician and former anti-apartheid activist. She became the first woman to lead the organization (including its predecessor, the…

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Trade b/w India, China expected to touch $100 bn by 2015

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India is expected to achieve the $100-billion bilateral trade target set with China by 2015. The bilateral trade b/w the two nations was recorded at $75.45 billion in 2011-12. While India’s exports were at $17.90 billion, imports stood at $57.55 billion brought India a trade deficit of $39.65 billion and favored China.      …

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Persons in News: Monisha Kaltenborn

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First Woman Team Principal in Formula one Monisha Kaltenborn of Indian origin became the First  Woman Team Principal in Formula one after taking the hold of team Sauber, a swiss Formula one team. Monisha took the place of Peter Sauber, the founder of the Sauber team, who stepped down from the position.      …

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India-Spain sign MoUs for cooperation in various sectors

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India and Spain inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in various domains which include Railways, Roads, Audio-Visual, and Defence. MoU signed b/w Indian Railways and RENFE-Operadora and ADIF (Spanish Railways Infrastructure Manager) of Spain on technical cooperation in the field of Railway sector. As per this MoU, both the nations will promote cooperation and…

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Persons in News: Malala Yousafzai

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Malala Yousafzai: A school student and education activist from the town of Mingora in the Swat District of Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province. She is famous for her education and women’s rights activism in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban has at times opposed girls from attending school. Yousafzai gained prominence by giving interviews in print…

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Persons in News: Bo Xilai

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Bo Xilai expelled from China’s Parliament, stripped of legal immunity China expelled disgraced Communist Party leader Bo Xilai’s from country’s Parliament and also stripped him of legal immunity to start legal proceedings into offences alleged on him. Bo faces a number of charges including, corruption, moral turpitude and attempts to protect his wife Gu Kailai…

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Mali readmitted into African Union

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African Union (A.U.) readmitted Mali after a meeting of the A.U. Peace and Security Council [AUPSC]. Why Mali’s membership was annulled?  Mali’s membership was suspended by the African Union after a coup in the country in March 2012 when a military junta seized power even as two thirds of Mali slipped into the control of…

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