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

Nagoya Protocol gets 50th Instrument of Ratification

Published: July 15, 2014

The Nagoya Protocol has received the required 50th instrument of ratification on July 14, 2014. India, having hosted CoP-11 to the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) in Hyderabad in October 2012, is currently the President of CoP till CoP-12 to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea in October 2014. The Protocol on access and benefit sharing will ..

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Chung Hung Won retained as PM of S Korea

Published: June 26, 2014

South Korea has retained Chung Hung Won as its Premier. The President of South Korea, Park Geun-Hye announced the decision to retain the Chung Hung Won as country’s PM. Won had resigned taking the responsibility of government’s inability and untimely response to the ferry disaster that happened in April 2014. President Park accepted the resignation ..

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Anti-counterfeit 'fingerprints' made from silver nanowires

Published: May 1, 2014

Researchers in South Korea have created unique patterns made from tiny, randomly scattered silver nano-wires. The invention may be utilized to authenticate goods and deal with the problem of counterfeiting. [icon name=”icon-question-sign”]How nanoscale ‘fingerprints’ are made? The nanoscale ‘fingerprints’ are made by synthesizing a solution containing individual silver nanowires each with an average length of ..

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Asia-Pacific navies sign communication agreement at Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS)

Published: April 23, 2014

India and 21 other countries adopted an agreement at ameliorating communication at sea to cut down the possibility of conflict amid developing friction between a progressively assertive China and its neighbours. Naval chiefs of these nations participated at the biennial conference of the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) held at Qingdao, China. Rear Admiral S N ..

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China hiked military budget by 12.2% for 2014

Published: March 11, 2014

The People’s Republic of China announced to raise its military budget for 2014 by 12.2% to $132 billion. The hike in defense spending would seek to develop more high-tech weapons and to beef up coastal and air defenses. It would also allow Beijing to create a modern force that will project power not only across ..

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