ASEAN Current Affairs, GK & News

Special ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (SAIFMM)

India hosted a Special ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (SAIFMM) on June 16, 2022, in order to commemorate 30 years of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations. Key Facts Meeting was co-chaired by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, Vivian Balakrishnan. It was also attended by Foreign Ministers of Brunei, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, ..

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ASEAN-India High Level Conference on Renewable Energy

ASEAN and India held high level conference on Renewable Energy on February 7, 2022. Key Points On the occasion, Indian Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy R K Singh highlighted that, India and ASEAN can together develop an entire ecosystem for renewable energy (RE). They will also explore the joint initiative to build ..

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India – ASEAN Digital Work Plan

During the second ADGMIN, India and ASEAN countries have approved the India – ASEAN Digital Work Plan. ADGMIN is ASEAN Digital Ministers meet. The meet was held virtually. About the plan Under the plan, the countries will share their knowledge in the emerging areas of digital technologies such as 5G, Internet of Things, cyber forensics ..

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Japan – Australia Defence Agreement

On January 6, 2022, Japan and Australia will sign a defence agreement to boost security and defence cooperation. The signing of the agreement is considered “historic”. This is to anger China. The agreement is to expand Quad agenda. The agreement will reduce Chinese influence in ASEAN. It will aid in achieving free and open Indo ..

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PM Modi to attend 16th East Asia Summit virtually

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to virtually attend the 16th East Asia Summit on October 27, 2021. Key Facts He will also be attending the 18th ASEAN-India Summit on October 28, 2021. It will be the ninth ASEAN-India Summit that PM will attend. Sultan of Brunei had invited him to attend this summit. Summit will “review ..

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Who are Karen Rebels?

The Karen Rebels recently seized a military post in Myanmar. The post is located close to the border of north western Thailand. Who are Karen Rebels? They are the oldest rebel group in Myanmar. They have formed the Karen National Union (KNU). They have been fighting against the Myanmar government since 1949. They are fighting ..

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