Jagran Josh Logo

International | World

Home > International | World

European Commission appoints Michel Barnier as Chief Brexit Negotiator

Published on: 28-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Barnier was appointed under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. He will be a prominent figure in the negotiations over Britain’s exit from the union.

World Health Organisation declares Brazil free of measles

Published on: 27-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

From 1985 to 2000, Brazil saw no domestic cases of measles, although it broke out in 2013 in the northeastern states of Pernambuco and Ceara.

India becomes first contributor to UN Trust Fund for sexual abuse victims

Published on: 26-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women awards grants to initiatives that demonstrate that violence against women and girls can be systematically addressed, reduced and eliminated.

Sustainable Development Goal Index released; India ranked 110th

Published on: 22-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The index that measures performance against set 17 SDGs has been topped by Sweden and India is followed by Lesotho on 113th position, Pakistan (115), Myanmar (117), Bangladesh (118) and Afghanistan (139).

Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina inaugurate Petrapole Integrated Check Post

Published on: 22-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Petrapole-Benapole is an important land border crossing for India-Bangladesh trade as more than 50% of the India-Bangladesh trade passes through Petrapole.

2016 Fortune Global 500 list released: India's India Oil Corporation ranked at 161st Place

Published on: 22-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Seven Indian companies figure in the Fortune Global 500 list with state-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) ranked highest at 161st with revenues of 54.7 billion US dollars.

Turkey declares three-month state of emergency after a failed military coup

Published on: 21-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

A coup was attempted by a faction within the Turkish Armed Forces under a council calling itself the Peace at Home Council against the incumbent Justice and Development Party in Turkey.

Malcolm Turnbull sworn in as Australia’s PM for another term

Published on: 19-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Liberal/National Coalition won a one-seat majority of 76 seats, Labor Party won 69 seats, while on the crossbench the Australian Greens, Nick Xenophon Team, Katter's Australian Party, and independents Andrew Wilkie and Cathy McGowan won one seat each.

Quarter of a million children severely malnourished in Borno state, Nigeria: UNICEF

Published on: 19-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Out of the 244000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Borno in 2016, an estimated 49000 children – almost one in five – will die if they are not reached with treatment.

11th Asia–Europe Meeting Summit issues Ulaanbaatar Declaration

Published on: 18-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Ulaanbaatar Declaration focuses on fight against terrorism and greater connectivity among the Asia and Europe. It has reaffirmed ASEM’s commitment for greater partnership through informal political dialogue and initiatives in economic and socio-cultural fields.

India, ADB sign 100 Million US dollar loan agreement for Cauvery Delta project in Tamil Nadu

Published on: 15-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The financing will be used to strengthen embankments of six major irrigation water channels in the Vennar system and rehabilitate 13 irrigation pumping schemes.

WHO declares India as Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus free

Published on: 15-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Previously in May 2016, WHO certified India yaws-free after a team of experts verified interruption of disease transmission in the country.

Peru declares Zika emergency in 11 states

Published on: 14-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Zika emergency in Peru was declared after 102 people have been confirmed to be infected with the virus, 34 of which are pregnant women.

Theresa May appointed Prime Minister of United Kingdom

Published on: 14-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

With this appointment, she became the second women to assume the office of Prime Minister of the UK. The first women prime minister was Margaret Thatcher.

Forbes released the list of World's Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2016

Published on: 13-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Forbes’ Celeb 100 list also included the name of two Bollywood actors. They are Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar. Shahrukh Khan was ranked 86th in the list while Akshay Kumar was placed at the 94th position.

Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled in favor of The Philippines on South China Sea

Published on: 13-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The tribunal gave a ruling that China does not has the right to resources within its nine-dash line  which extends hundreds of miles to the south and east of its island province of Hainan and covers some 90 percent of the disputed waters.

India and Bangladesh sign deal for construction of coal fired power plant

Published on: 13-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company Limited (BIFPCL), the joint venture enterprise, signed the deal with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, which was chosen under an open international tender for constructing the super thermal plant.

India, Kenya signed seven agreements to deepen cooperation

Published on: 12-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The two nations inked MoU on Cooperation in the field of standardisation, expertise sharing and mutual trade between Bureau of Indian Standards and Bureau of Kenya Standards.

Sushila Karki confirmed as Nepal's first woman Chief Justice

Published on: 11-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Judicial Council on 10 April 2016 had recommended her for the top judicial post.  However, her appointment was pending owing to delay in formation of the PHSC. She has been taking charge of the Supreme Court as the Acting Chief Justice since 14 April 2016.

Shinzo Abe's party attains majority in Upper House of National Diet

Published on: 11-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

This win in the upper house will allow Abe to revise Japan’s pacifist constitution that bars its military from participating in joint military endeavors abroad.

India, Tanzania signed five agreements

Published on: 11-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

MoU on Cooperation in the field of water resource management and development was inked between the two countries.

India, South Africa signed four agreements

Published on: 11-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The agreements were inked during the official tour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to South Africa. Modi was on a four nations namely Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya.

2nd Anti-Drug Working Group meeting of Heads of Drug Control Agencies of BRICS concluded

Published on: 10-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The meeting was the second such meeting of the Heads of Drug Control Agencies. The first such meeting was held in Moscow, Russia in 2015 in keeping with the spirit of the eThekwani Declaration.

India, South Africa announced MoUs/Programme in four areas of cooperation

Published on: 09-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The MoUs and the Programme were announced after summit level talks between the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South African President Jacob Zuma in Johannesburg, South Africa.

India, Mozambique sign MoUs on drug trafficking, pulse trading and sports

Published on: 08-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

These MoUs were signed between two countries at Maputo, Mozambique during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Mozambique.

Russian leader Putin signs ‘Big Brother’ law

Published on: 08-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

It boosts the surveillance powers for the security services by requiring communication providers to store users’ calls, messages, photographs and videos for six months, and the Metadata for up to three years.

India ranks 91 in Networked Readiness Index 2016

Published on: 07-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Israel, Singapore, the Netherlands and the US are leading the world when it comes to generating economic impact from investments in information and technology.

US sanctions North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un for human rights abuses

Published on: 07-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

This is the first time that US has sanctioned North Korean leader over human rights abuses. The designated ones include ten other individuals, and five entities.

International Solar Alliance Cell and World Bank sign Declaration for promoting Solar Energy

Published on: 01-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The declaration was signed by  Upendra Tripathy, Secretary of Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Chairperson, ISA cell and Onno Ruhl, India Country Director of the World Bank.

Union Cabinet approved MoU between UPSC and Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan

Published on: 29-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The MoU will strengthen the existing relationship between Union Public Service Commission and Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan. It will also facilitate sharing of experience and expertise of both the parties in the area of recruitment.

Stay Connected

Subscribe Newsletter

Straight To Your Inbox
or
LikeJagranjosh on Facebook!

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • By clicking on Submit button, you agree to our terms of use
    ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

Newsletter Signup
Follow us on