Page-18 of Asia Current Affairs, GK & News

Japan’s acute policy shift from post-war pacifism, allows fighting for allies

In a dramatic shift in policy, Japan changed its stance of its post-war pacifism by revoking a ban that has kept the military from fighting abroad since 1945. Although the move signifies victory countries for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, it has bothered China and many Japanese citizens. The policy change will extend Japan’s military options ..

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CANWFZ Treaty signed to recognize Central Asia as Nuke-Free Zone

Five recognized nuclear weapon states- China, France, Russia, UK and USA inked the Protocol to the Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone (CANWFZ) Treaty in New York, marking a major positive development in the global non-proliferation efforts. The treaty was signed on the sidelines of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Preparatory Committee Meeting at the United Nations. CANWFZ Treaty   The CANWFZ Treaty was inked on ..

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WHO declared South-East Asia region polio-free

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared South-East Asia region as polio-free region. The certification is being hailed as a historic milestone in the global fight to eradicate the deadly virus. It came after, when WHO certified India officially polio-free after the country went three years with no new cases of the illness. India embarked on ..

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25th Arab summit 2014: Rejected Israel as 'Jewish state'

The Arab Summit refused to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and condemned the Israeli illegal settlements established on the Palestinian territories.  Highlights of 25th Arab Summit 2014 Took place in Kuwait city, Kuwait. Spoke out against the Israel’s continued settlement activities and attempts to Judaise Jerusalem and its violations against Al-Aqsa Mosque as void ..

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Global billionaire population reaches 2,170 billionaires; Asia fastest-growing region

According to the Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2013, Asia has recorded the largest increase in its billionaires club in the world adding 18 new billionaires in 2013, making it the fastest-growing region. The study was centred solely on persons with a net worth of $ 30 million and above.  As per the report:  Asia witnessed the highest ..

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