France Current Affairs, GK & News

Uganda’s First Oil Drilling Program

Uganda has one of the largest oil reserves in the Saharan desert according to the International Monetary Fund. Oil was discovered in Uganda twenty years back. But the production was delayed due to a lack of funds and infrastructure. With the assistance of China, Uganda is now launching its first oil field in Lake Albert. ..

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Varuna 2023: India-France Bilateral Naval Exercise

The 21st edition of the bilateral naval exercise between India and France, Exercise Varuna, has begun on the Western Seaboard on January 16th, 2023. Key Points The bilateral exercise, which was initiated in 1993, was named ‘Varuna’ in 2001 and has become a defining feature of the India-France strategic bilateral relationship. This edition of the ..

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Britain-France deal to stop illegal migration

A bilateral agreement worth 74.5 million USD was signed by Britain and France to boost their efforts to curb illegal migration from the English Channel crossings. What are key features of the agreement? The agreement, worth $74.5 million (72.2 million euros), aims to stop migrants crossing the Channel to England in small boats. It calls ..

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5th Edition of Paris Peace Forum

The fifth edition of the Paris Peace Forum is being organized. What is Paris Peace Forum? The Paris Peace Forum is a French non-profit organization established in 2018. It hosts annual gathering of world leaders and heads of international organizations as well as leaders from civil society and private sector from across the world. The ..

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‘Elisabeth Borne’: New Prime Minister of France

In France, Elisabeth Borne has been appointed as the country’s new prime minister on 16th May 2022. She becomes the second woman in the history of France to hold this post. Who is she succeeding for this post? Borne held the post of labour minister in the previous government of French President Emmanuel Macron. She ..

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France’s Proposal for “European Political Community”

Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, is of the belief that a “European political community” must be established which would be much broader than the present European Union (EU). The political community will also be including the nations that are not EU members. Currently, the EU has 27 members What will the European Political Community’s ..

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