International Current Affairs 2018

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India, Russia put off meet by two months to resolve issues

image India and Russia have postponed their high-level engagement planned for November 1, 2012 by almost two months in order to reach conformity on some debatable military and civil issues.

What are the main issues?

Major issues:

  • Stalemate over liability provisions for units three and four of the Kudankulam power project
  • Controversy over the cancellation of 2G spectrum licences, which impacted Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited, a subsidiary of Russia’s AFK Sistema group.
  • Russia has not yet cleared how much time it will take to eliminate major deficiencies that came out during the recent sea trials of INS Vikramaditya.

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Five New Non-Permanent Member Countries on UNSC

imageThe UN General Assembly elected five new non-permanent members to the Security Council. The New Members are:    

1. South Korea

2. Luxembourg

3. Argentina

4. Australia

5. Rwanda

The newly elected member countries will have 2-year term in UN body that will begin on January 1, 2013.
The members which will be replaced are Colombia, Germany, India, Portugal and South Africa, whose term ends on December 31, 2012.

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