South Korea: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

UAE starts operation of Arab world’s first nuclear power reactor

Published: August 1, 2020

The United Arab Emirates has launched operations at the Arab world’s first nuclear power plant on the Gulf Coast to the east of Qatar. Nuclear fission has started in one of the four reactors at the Barakah plant, which uses South Korean technology. Background This plant was expected to open in 2017 but the star-up ..

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ANASIS II: South Korea Launches its First Military Satellite

Published: July 21, 2020

South Korea has successfully launched its first-ever military communications satellite through the private operator, Space X. The launch is aimed at increasing the defence capabilities of the country. The satellite, named as ANASIS II, is going to contribute towards the enhancement of the ability of the country to defend itself against nuclear-armed North Korea, which ..

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70th Anniversary of Korean War marked by North and South Korea

Published: June 26, 2020

On June 25, 2020, North and South Korea marked the 70th anniversary of the start of Korean war that killed millions of people. Highlights In South Korea the event was celebrated under the theme Theme: Salute to the Heroes South Korea received the remains of 150 soldiers that were repatriated from Hawaii and excavated in ..

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RCEP Member States hope India will Rejoin the Proposed Trade Agreement

Published: June 25, 2020

A virtual inter-sessional ministerial meeting of the proposed free trade agreement of a group of 15 countries from the Indo Pacific region- Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was conducted on 23rd June 2020. Apart from the 10 ASEAN countries, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia and China are the 15 countries that are negotiating for ..

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Decisions taken by the Union Cabinet on 24th June to Boost Infrastructure Projects

Published: June 24, 2020

In order to boost Infrastructure projects across all the sectors at a time of a global pandemic, several decisions were taken by the Union Cabinet under the chairmanship of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 24th June 2020. Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF) The aim of setting up AHIDF is to unlock private ..

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