Indo-Pacific: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

QUAD Foreign Ministers meet held in Tokyo

Published: October 6, 2020

On October 6, 2020, the foreign ministers of India, Japan, US and Australia held the Quad foreign ministers meet. India was represented by the External Affairs minister S JaiShankar. India at the meet India said that it remains committed in upholding rules-based international orders. India also mentioned that it is underpinned by rule of law, ..

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to visit Japan, Hold QUAD meeting

Published: September 30, 2020

The External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is to visit Japan on October 6, and October 7, 2020. During the visit, the minister will hold talks with his Japanese counterpart and also will attend a ministerial meeting of Quadrilateral Coalition. Highlights Under the ministerial meeting of Quadrilateral Coalition, the minister will meet the ministers of the ..

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India brings Indo-Pacific and ASEAN Policies under one Unit

Published: September 29, 2020

The Ministry of External Affairs is to create a new Oceania Territorial Division with Australia at the centre. It will integrate ASEAN divisions and the Indo-Pacific within it. This will now align policies in the region stretching western Pacific to Andaman Sea. Significance The region targeted by India (western Pacific to Andaman sea) is considered ..

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September 24: World Maritime Day

Published: September 24, 2020

Every year, World Maritime Day is celebrated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and other international organizations on September 24. This year, the day is being celebrated under the theme Theme: Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet Highlights The World Maritime Day was celebrated for the first time in March 1978. It was then celebrated ..

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First India-France-Australia Trilateral Dialogue Organised Virtually

Published: September 10, 2020

The first India-France-Australia Trilateral Dialogue was held virtually on September 9, 2020.  The virtual dialogue focuses on enhancing the cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region. The trio discussed on economic, geo-strategic challenges and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region in the backdrop of increasing Chinese aggression. The dialogue was joined by, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary of ..

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