United States Current Affairs, GK & News

PESCO: EU approves US participation for the first time

The European Union recently approved the requests of Norway, Canada and United States to participate in Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) defence initiative. This is the first time; the European bloc has allowed a third state to participate in the PESCO project. The countries will now participate in the Military Mobility Project in Europe. What is ..

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International Climate Finance Plan of the US

The US President recently announced the country’s new Finance Plan at the Leader’s Summit on Climate. The Summit was hosted by the USA. About the Plan The US has set a new goal to cut its emissions by 50% to 52% as compared to 2005 levels. The US will double its climate funding by 2024. ..

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US co-sponsors EU-led Resolution over Myanmar Human Rights

United States has co-sponsored a resolution led by European Union (EU) highlighting ongoing human rights concerns in Myanmar including for Rohingya. It has also recalled developments made since February 1 in 46th session of UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Background Council of the European Union on March 22, 2021 imposed sanctions on 11 individuals who ..

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North Korea fires Two Cruise Missiles

According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), North Korea has fired two cruise missiles off the West Coast on March 21, 2021. It marks first missile test of Pyongyang since April 14, 2020. Highlights Firing of two cruise missiles is being seen as testing administration of the US President, Joe Biden. North Korea ..

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US officially re-joined the Paris Climate Deal

The United States has officially re-joined the Paris climate accord on February 19, 2020. It has joined the deal again after 107 days it left. Highlights With the rejoining of US, the world leaders expects that now the country will prove its seriousness as it was mostly absent for four years. The countries are also ..

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