In the 2+2 secretarial talks, India and Australia had comprehensively reviewed their strategic ties, their regional security scenario and maritime cooperation. This dialogue was held between the secretaries of defence and foreign ministries of both the nations. The Defence Ministry had stated that both the nations have pondered over the regional security concerns and issues ..
Oceans: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News
The Indian Defence Minister made a crystal clear statement about India’s military might on the sidelines of the Seoul Defence Dialogue 2019. The Defence Minister stated that while India has never been an aggressor nor attacked or initiated conflict with any nation, it would not hold back if any other country attacked it or attempted ..
The term Indo-Pacific denotes an economic and strategic community. Geographically it refers to the vast areas around Indian and the Pacific Oceans between the east coast of Africa and the American west coast and their several littoral countries. Genesis of the Term One of the earliest references to the term Indo-Pacific was noted in a ..
The World Oceans Day (WOD) is observed every year on June 8 to celebrate the majesty of the world’s oceans and raise awareness about their preservation. Oceans are important for mankind because they generate an estimated 70% of the earth’s oxygen. They regulate the globe’s climate and weather. They support marine life. They provide us ..
2019 edition of Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) attended by senior officials of India, US, Japan and Australia
In Bangkok , the 2019 edition of Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) was attended by senior officials of India, US, Japan and Australia to hold consultations on their collective efforts for a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region and to reaffirm their shared commitment to preserving and promoting the rules-based order in the region. The four ..
United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) passes a resolution demanding United Kingdom withdraw its administration of Chagos Islands
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has officially passed a resolution demanding the United Kingdom withdraw its administration of the Chagos Islands. The resolution welcomed the February 25, 2019 advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965. It ruled ..
A comprehensive survey on plastic pollution has been conducted by marine scientists on the Australian external territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Around 600 people live in these remote places, which are sometimes described as “Australia’s last unspoilt paradise”. The scientists found an estimated 414 million pieces of plastic including nearly one million shoes and 370,000 ..
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has set up an Indo-Pacific division in the foreign office to integrate the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), ASEAN region and the Quad. The new division is a brainchild of foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale and is intended to give a coherent architecture to the Indo-Pacific policy. It is a ..