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

South Korea to expand its ADIZ

Published: December 10, 2013

The latest move in a regional struggle over airspace above the East China Sea marks the South Korea’s decision to expand its ADIZ. China’s new air defense zone over the East China Sea is creating tensions in the world’s most geo-politically sensitive areas that includes the disputed Diaoyu or Senkaku islands in the East China ..

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Jordan gets UNSC seat as its non-permanent member

Published: December 8, 2013

Jordan has been elected as a non-permanent member of United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Jordan has replaced Saudi Arabia which was recently elected for the position but rejected the seat in protest at the UN council’s failure to end the war in Syria and act on other Middle East issues. Which are the new members on ..

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China’s air defense zone unacceptable by White House

Published: December 7, 2013

China’s new air defense zone over the East China Sea was not recognized by the United States. From this move of China, tensions will create in one of the world’s most geo-politically sensitive areas. What’s the issue? China had set up an air defence zone that covered the international airspace over parts of the disputed ..

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India to be hub of oil demand growth after 2020: IEA

Published: December 5, 2013

As per Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA), India will become the largest single source of global oil demand growth after 2020. Key predictions of IEA published in its World Energy Outlook: The global oil demand is projected to touch 101 million barrels per day (mbpd) by year 2035 from today’s around 87 mbpd. The centre ..

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India among countries exempted from Iranian oil sanctions by the US

Published: December 2, 2013

As stated by the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, India is once again among a small list of countries that qualifies for an exemption from unilateral sanctions imposed by the US on countries importing oil from Iran. Under Section 1245 of the U.S.’ 2012 National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA), the exception granted to India, ..

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