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

India to invite Australia to Malabar Exercise

Published: July 10, 2020

India is to invite Australia to join the Malabar Exercise for the first time. With Australia participating in the exercise, for the first time all members of Quad will be engaged at military level. The exercise will bring together the navies of Australia, Japan, US and India in the Bay of Bengal in the end ..

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European Think Tank: Act East Policy of India has shifted its Geostrategic posture in Indo-Pacific

Published: July 7, 2020

On July 7, 2020, the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) said that Act East policy of India has shifted the Geostrategic posture of India in the Indo-Pacific. Highlights The EFSAS is a European think tank. According to the think tank, the Act East Policy has expanded India’s scope beyond its previous Look East ..

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India-Japan conduct Naval Exercises

Published: June 29, 2020

On June 27, 2020 India and Japan held Naval Exercises in the Indian Ocean amidst the LAC stand off between India and China. Highlights The Exercise was conducted to promote mutual understanding between the naval forces of the countries. The exercise comprised of four warships, 2 each from India and Japan. The Indian Navy vessels ..

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India to hold first ever virtual bilateral summit with Australia

Published: June 3, 2020

On June 4, 2020, PM Modi will hold a virtual bilateral summit with the Australian PM Scott Morrison. This is the first ever virtual bilateral summit to be held by India. Highlights The leaders are to discuss a broad framework on the relation of India and Australia. The leaders will also sign several agreements. The ..

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Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation: Economic Decline of 2.7% expected in the region

Published: April 29, 2020

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation has stated that the APEC region is to face an economic decline of 2.7% in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19. Also, the region is to face near growth rate. This will be the highest decline for the region since the 2008 financial crisis. Highlights The unemployment rate according ..

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