where is hambantota port ?

The Hambantota Port (also known as the Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port) was to be a maritime port in Hambantota, Sri Lanka. The first phase of the port was opened on 18 November 2010, with the first ceremonial berthing of the naval ship “Jetliner” to use the port facilities. It is named after former President Mahinda … Read more

What is Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)?

In News- Recently, China hinted at a shift in pursuing its signature Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) amid growing concerns about debt repayments from many partner countries due to COVID-19 pandemic. What is BRI? The Belt and Road Initiative, also known as the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) project was launched by the Chinese President Xi … Read more

Free PDF : Weekly Current Affairs 19-25 September 2020

Weekly Current Affairs for UPSC, IAS, UPPSC/UPPCS, BPSC, MPPSC, RPSC and All State PCS Examinations covered from The Hindu, Indian express, Yojana, PIB etc. Google’s Best Books for UPSC PSC Exams Amazon’s Best Book for UPSC PSC Exams Join our Official Telegram Channel HERE for Motivation and Fast Updates Subscribe to our YouTube Channel HERE to watch Motivational and New analysis … Read more

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Weekly Current Affairs 13-20 September 2020

Weekly Current Affairs for UPSC, IAS, UPPSC/UPPCS, BPSC, MPPSC, RPSC and All State PCS Examinations (13-20 September 2020) Google’s Best Books for UPSC PSC Exams Amazon’s Best Book for UPSC PSC Exams Join our Official Telegram Channel HERE for Motivation and Fast Updates Subscribe to our YouTube Channel HERE to watch Motivational and New analysis videos

Current Affairs: September 3, 2020

Daily Current Affairs for UPSC, IAS, UPPSC/UPPCS, BPSC, MPPSC, RPSC and All State PCS Examinations (03 September 2020) Today’s Important Topics: 1. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 2. What is Water Heroes Contest? 3. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana 4. Assam Assembly passes bill to protect Tangible Heritage 5. The World University Ranking … Read more

Japan provides Rs 3,500 crores assistance to India to fight COVID-19

On August 31, 2020, the Japanese Government announced that it will provide loan assistance of Rs 3,500 crores to India as a response to COVID-19 crisis. This will also include implementation of health and medical policy. The loan is being received by India as an emergency fund. Highlights The loan agreement was signed by Japan … Read more

Defence Minister to visit Russia: To attend SCO, CSTO and CIS

The Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh is to visit Russia from September 3, 2020 to September 5, 2020. He will attend the Defence Ministers meet of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Collective Security Treaty Organization and Commonwealth Security Treaty Organization. During the visit, the minister will also meet his Russian counter part Defence Minister General Shoigu to … Read more

India-UN Development Partnership Fund

It is a dedicated facility within the United Nations Fund for South-South Cooperation established in 2017. It is supported and led by the Government of India. It is managed by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation. It is implemented in collaboration with the United Nations system. The Fund project portfolio aims to contribute to … Read more

China builds missile site in Kailash-Mansarovar

Amidst border tensions between India and China, China has reportedly built a missile launch site in Kailash-Mansarovar. The Kailash-Mansarovar is revered by four religions and is linked to high spiritual scriptures in India. The Hindus in India call the Mountain as the abode of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. The Tibetan Buddhists call the … Read more

17th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers Consultations held

The ASEAN-India Economic Ministers Consultations was held virtually. India was represented by the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Piyush Goyal. Highlights The meting was attended by the commerce ministers of the 10 ASEAN countries. This included Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia and Philippines. The leaders at the meet reaffirmed … Read more

India opts out of Kavkaz 2020

India recently announced its withdrawal from the International Military Exercise to be held in Russia. The exercise is to be held between September 15, 2020 and September 26, 2020. Highlights The Kavkaz exercise if to be held in Astrakhan, a southern province in Russia. The member countries if Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Central Asian countries … Read more

ASEAN-India Business Council Meet

The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal addressed the Association of South East Asian Nation-India Business Council meet. During the meet, minister emphasized on 3Cs namely Cooperation, Collaboration and Commitment. He also highlighted to use full trade potential addressing concerns of members and businesses. It also agreed to review ASEAN-Trade in Goods agreement … Read more

14th India-Singapore Defence Policy Dialogue

On August 28, 2020, the India-Singapore Defence Policy Dialogue was held in video conference. The countries agreed to discuss number of issues of bilateral defence engagements. They agreed to enhance the security partnership. The HADR agreement was signed between the countries during the dialogue. HADR is Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief. Defence Cooperation India and … Read more

Myanmar pushes back against China funded China-Myanmar Economic Corridor

Myanmar has pushed back against China after trying to widen its influence through China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC). The decision was influenced from the experience of Pakistan in China Pakistan Economic Corridor and with Sri Lanka being pushed towards debt trap. China proposed the CMEC as a part of the BRI initiative. When Chinese President Xi … Read more

13th India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting held virtually

On August 17, 2020, India and UAE held their 13th Joint Commission Meeting virtually. The five sub-committees from India and UAE participated in the meeting. This included the following Economic, Trade and Investment Cooperation Defence and Security Cooperation Education, Culture and Youth Cooperation Consular and Community Affairs Cooperation Overview and High-level Exchanges The countries also discussed … Read more

Turkey discovers Natural Gas reserves in Black Sea

On August 21, 2020, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the discovery of large natural gas reserves in the Black Sea coast. According to the announcement made by the President, 320 billion cubic metres of natural gas has been discovered. Turkey is to start using the discovered natural gas by 2023. Though the discovery … Read more

International Solar Alliance to hold World Solar Technology Summit for the first time

The International Solar Alliance will hold World Solar Technology Summit for the first time on September 8, 2020. The summit aims to bring the world scientists and engineers together to address the challenges to make energy affordable. With alliance being launched very recently, one and a half years back, it is already implementing projects that … Read more

New COVID-19 strain with 10-times more infection rate detected in Malaysia

Malaysia has recently detected a new COVID-19 strain that is 10 times more infectious. The mutation of the virus is called DG14G. Highlights According to the Malaysian Government, the mutation was found in at least three of the 45 case. Also, it started from a restaurant owner who had returned from India. The Government also … Read more

World Tallest Pier Bridge in Manipur; 13 new Highway Projects in Manipur

The Indian Railways is constructing world’s tallest pier bridge in the state of Manipur. The bridge is 141 metres high. It has surpassed the record of 139 metres tall Mala-Rijeka bridge in Montenegro, Europe. Highlights The bridge is a part of the 111 km long Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal railway line project. The project is to have 45 … Read more