United States Current Affairs, GK & News

John Lee: Hong Kong’s Next Leader

John Lee Ka-chiu, a former security chief has recently been elected as the next leader of Hong Kong. This move is being widely regarded as the Chinese government’s move to tighten its grip on the city. Who will be replaced by John Lee? Carrie Lam is being replaced by John Lee after the city’s chief ..

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SIPRI Report on World Military Expenditure

A report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on World Military Expenditure stated that India was the world’s third-highest military spender behind the US and China. The global defence expenditure in 2021 reached an all-time high and stood at USD 2.1 trillion despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Top 5 military spenders According to the ..

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AUKUS: Collaboration on Hypersonic Weapons

Australia, Britain, and the United States will begin collaborating on increasing defence capacity and hypersonic missile strikes keeping in mind that their rivals China and Russia are advancing rapidly in cutting-edge defence technology. Overview: The trio announced their collaboration on hypersonic missiles as an expansion of the recent defence alliance of AUKUS. Under this defence ..

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US-EU Agreement on Data Transfer Pact

The United States and the European Union have announced that they have an “in principle” agreement in place to create a new framework for the purpose of cross-border data transfers. Overview: This announcement has come as a much-needed relief for various tech giants like Google and Meta. For more than a year, officials have been ..

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Monster Missile Hwasong-17

North Korea has test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) named Hwasong-17. This missile is the biggest ICBM ever developed. Overview: This missile can potentially deliver a nuclear warhead to any United States location. This missile is being named a ‘monster missile’ by analysts. In 2020, at a military parade that was held to mark the ..

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