UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS): Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Indo-Thai CORPAT, Coordinated Patrol held

Published: November 20, 2020

The 30th Indo-Thai CORPAT is being held between Indian Navy and Royal Thai Navy from November 18, 2020 to November 20, 2020. INS Karmuk, HTMS Kraburi along with the Dornier maritime aircraft are to participate in the CORPAT. The countries have been holding CORPAT along the International Maritime Boundary Line twice a year since 2005. ..

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Japan and Australia sign Defence Pact to counter China

Published: November 18, 2020

On November 17, 2020, Japan and Australia signed the “Reciprocal Access Agreement” to counter the growing influence of China in the South China sea and in the Pacific Island Nations. Highlights The defence agreement has taken six years of negotiations. This will bring the countries closer amidst militarization in South China sea and series of ..

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India attended East Asia Summit: Ha Noi Declaration adopted

Published: November 16, 2020

India was represented by the External Affairs minister S Jaishankar at the East Asia Summit. The summit adopted Ha Noi Declaration. Key highlights The minister expressed concerns over eroding trust in the South China sea region. He also highlighted the importance of adhering to international sea laws and respecting sovereignty and integrity. China claims sovereignty ..

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China’s New Record: Reaches Deepest point on the earth

Published: June 10, 2020

An Unmanned submersible, Haidou 1 of China dived deep down to 10,907 metres to the world’s deepest point Mariana Trench. Highlights A team of scientists left for an expedition on April 23, 2020. The researchers tested acoustic detection, video transmission, high precision depth detection during the deep-sea diving operation. China has been stepping efforts to ..

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May 2: World Tuna Day

Published: May 2, 2020

Every year, World Tuna Day is observed by the United Nations to spread the importance of conservation of the Tuna Fish species. The tuna and tuna like species are economically important for both developing and developed countries. Highlights The United Nations passed a resolution in 2016 and the world Tuna Day is being observed since ..

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