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Current Affairs - International Relations

ANtarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna

  • In a significant breakthrough, a team of researchers have succeeded in finding "a fountain of high-energy particles erupting from the ice" in Antarctica which according to the researchers could be proof of a parallel universe.

Brexit

On 31st January, 2020, at the stroke of 11.00 pm, the United Kingdom (UK) ceased to be the member of the European Union (EU), allowing it to become the first country to leave the EU, after 47 years of membership.


US’ Curbs On Trade With Iran Affects Indo-Afghan Trade

The Finance Minister announced the slashing of allocation for Iran’s Chabahar port during the budget speech on 5th July, 2019.


Asia-Pacific Group Supports India’s UNSC Non-permanent Membership

India was unanimously supported by the Asia-Pacific group for its candidature of UN Security Council’s (UNSC) non-permanent membership.


PM Narendra Modi And Xi Jinping Meet

Why is it in News?

The two leaders met in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, on 13 June where they will participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.


Mi-24 Attack Helicopters To Afghanistan

Why is it in News?

India on 16th May handed over two Mi-24 attack helicopters to Afghanistan. These helicopters are a replacement for the four attack helicopters gifted by India to Afghanistan in 2015. Two more will be supplied to the Afghan Air Force (AAF). The helicopters were purchased from Belarus.


Varuna Exercise

Why is it in News?

The first part of the Indo-French joint naval exercise, Varuna 19.1, conducted off the Goa coast from 1st to 10th May 19.


Agent Orange

Why is it in News?

The US has launched a multi-million dollar clean-up operation at an air base in Vietnam it used to store the notorious chemical Agent Orange.


International Fleet Review 2019

Why is it in News?

INS Kolkata and Shakti were scheduled to arrive at Qingdao, China from 21 to 26 April to participate in the International Fleet Review as part of 70th Anniversary celebrations of PLA (Navy).


Cassini-Huygens Mission

Why is it in News?

Data and images as obtained from Cassini-Huygens Mission have revealed that lakes of Titan (moon of Saturn) were filled with liquid hydrocarbons.


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