Indo-Pacific Region Current Affairs, GK & News

U.S. Defence Budget and Indo-Pacific Strategy

A proposed USD 1.8 billion for supporting the Indo-Pacific strategy of the USA was announced by President Joe Biden. To counter the malign behaviour of China another USD 400 million was also announced. Overview: Both these announcements are a part of the USD 773 billion annual defence budget that the US announced for the year ..

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Plastics Innovation Hub Indonesia

A partnership has been established by Australia and Indonesia with the aim of tackling plastic pollution in the Indo-Pacific region. Overview: The Australian government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency has launched the Plastics Innovation Hub Indonesia project. On 1 March, this partnership ..

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Quad Ministerial meeting- Highlights

Foreign Ministers of Australia, India and Japan recently noted that, QUAD is cooperating on sharing intelligence information on threats in the Indo-Pacific region. Key Facts Ministers called for justice for the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai (2008) as well as Pathankot airbase attack in 2016, for the first time since this group was formed. They ..

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AUKUS: New security partnership for Indo-Pacific

US President Joe Biden administration has announced a new trilateral security partnership for the Indo-pacific. Security partnership was done between Australia, United Kingdom and United States. Highlights This security grouping called AUKUS, will focus towards advancing strategic interests in the Indo-Pacific region. Officials noted that, the trilateral grouping was security focused and is different but ..

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Modi to attend Quad summit on September 24

According to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in Quad leaders’ summit in Washington on September 24. Highlights PM Modi is also scheduled to address the General Debate of high-level segment of 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on September 25. He will be ..

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