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March first movement

The March first movement was the earliest Korean resistance against the Japanese rule between 1910 and 1945. The name refers to the events that occurred on March 1, 1919 and hence the name. It was also known as San – il movement. Sometimes the movement is also referred as Man – se Demonstrations. Inspired from ..

Kiribati ends diplomatic ties with Taiwan

Four days after the Solomon Islands cut ties with Taiwan, the Pacific island nation Kiribati following the suit has ended diplomatic ties with Taiwan. Now only 15 countries now recognise the self-governing territory of Taiwan as a sovereign nation. Dollar Diplomacy Taiwan has issued a statement stating that President of Kiribati had asked Taiwan to ..

PM Modi and visiting Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga jointly unveiled a golden statue of Lord Buddha at Gandan Tegchenling Monastery

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga have jointly unveiled a golden statue of Lord Buddha at Gandan Tegchenling Monastery in Ulaanbaatar through video-conferencing in New Delhi. The monastery is a prominent centre of Mongolian Buddhists and a treasure house of valuable Buddhist heritage. Built in the mid 19th century, Gandan is ..

South Korea conducts 2-day drill exercise to practise defending disputed islands off its east coast against an unlikely attack from Japan

South Korea has recently conducted 2-day drill exercise to practise defending disputed islands off its east coast against an unlikely attack from Japan. The annual drills come just days after Seoul terminated a military intelligence-sharing pact with Tokyo. The exercise will involve warships and aircraft. The drill — re-named “East Sea territory defence training” — ..

Korean Demilitarised Zone

A 4 km wide and 240 km long region which divides the Korean Peninsula into the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on the north and Republic of Korea on the south is referred to as Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was held at DMZ. ..

North Korea fires 5 short range projectiles

North Korea has been firing continuous launches into the oceans in response to the South ”Korea ”US military drills. The missiles were launched from the Hamhung and it flew 200 km before landing in the waters of North Korean east coast. The North Korea claims that the South Korea ”US military exercises are rehearsal for ..

China’s BRI is expanding

The Belt Road Initiative of china with Railways, ports, power plants and many other projects in dozens of countries is expanding at a slower pace, but is still expanding. US, china, Russia and Japan is concerned that China is expanding at their expense. The Panama leaders welcome China as they see trade opportunities with the ..

UN: Food aid for the North Koreans

The UN World Food Program called the White house and the other western countries to aid North Korea. North Korea is facing a food shortage of 1.4 million tonnes due to the heat waves and flooding. 40% of the population are already undernourished. This will have serious impacts on the children. The situation has arisen ..