International Current Affairs - 2019

Latest International Current Affairs 2019 with news summaries and current events in International developments, geopolitical, organizations, groupings and fora related updates for India and world with all important national news updates and events for the year 2019.

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China unveils “Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS)” in Asia-Pacific

image China launched Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), a kind of global positioning system, in the Asia-Pacific from its Beidou satellite network with an aim to gain up to 20 % of global market share by 2015.

What would it do?

The system would initially provide positioning, navigation, timing and short-message services in China and the Asia-Pacific region. It is compatible with other global positioning systems and could provide positioning accuracy of 10 metres, velocity accuracy of 0.2 metres per second and one-way timing accuracy of 50 nanoseconds. It would provide both open and authorized global navigation services worldwide by 2020 and will eventually use 35 satellites.

Month: Categories: InternationalScience & Technology


Russia puts condition to supports Geneva plan

Moving a step closer towards seeking solution of Syria crisis, Russia and Lakhdar Brahimi (the U.N. and Arab League envoy on Syria) supported the Geneva plan. But Russia has agreed to this with a condition.

What condition does Russia put forth?

However, Russia has put forth a condition that the formation of transitional government as proposed in Geneva Plan should be done without removal of current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. This demand is against what the U.S. wants, which seeks exit of the Syrian president.

The Ambiguity:

There is vagueness over the formation of transition government which would be in place till elections are held. However, it is still unclear whether the Syrian transition would end with elections to Parliament or the Presidency, whose reigns for long have been held by the House of Assad.

Month: Categories: International