South Korea Current Affairs, GK & News

South Korea: Launch of First domestically built space rocket

On June 21, South Korea launched its first domestically built space rocket in second attempt. Space rocket was launched months after its previous lift-off could not place a payload into orbit. Why is this launch significant for South Korea? Successful launch of the space rocket would boost the growing space ambitions of South Korea. It ..

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Asia Cup Hockey Tournament: India Wins Bronze

In the eight-team Asia Cup hockey tournament, India beat Japan for the second time to win the bronze medal. This match was held at the GBK Sports Complex in Jakarta. Raj Kumar Pal scored in the seventh minute which saw India clinch the medal with a 1-0 score. Which team won this tournament? In the ..

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Seoul Forest Declaration

On the 13th of May 2022, the 15th World Forestry Congress concluded in Seoul and the Seoul Forest Declaration was adopted. The 15th edition of this event was hosted by the South Korean government in Seoul. What is World Forestry Congress? The World Forestry Congress is held for five days and is hosted by the ..

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Yoon Suk Yeol: New President of South Korea – Update (May, 2022)

On 10th May 2022, Yoon Suk-yeol was sworn in as the new president of South Korea in Seoul’s National Assembly. He took office at a time when there are high ongoing tensions with North Korea. When was the election result announced? In March 2022, the election results were announced and Yoon had won the election ..

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Yoon Suk-yeol: New President of South Korea

Following his victory in South Korea’s presidential election, Yoon Suk-yeol, a conservative former prosecutor, is set to become the country’s next president. Overview: The 61-year-old Yoon Suk-yeol defeated Lee Jae-myung by a slim margin. With the final vote count separated by less than 1%, the results were the closest in the country’s democratic history. These ..

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