Japan Current Affairs - 2019

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World Bank launches Pandemic Emergency Finance Facility

The World Bank has launched Pandemic Emergency Finance Facility (FEP) to help countries and health agencies fight deadly disease outbreaks. FEP is a financing mechanism designed to quickly mobilize funds to tackle global disease outbreaks and create a new insurance market for pandemic risk. It was unveiled at the G-7 Finance Ministers Summit held in Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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SpaceX successfully launches Japanese JCSAT-14 Satellite

US based private space transport service company, SpaceX has successfully launched Japanese JCSAT-14 communication satellite into the space. The satellite was place into its intended preliminary geostationary transfer orbit by SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket which was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, US. After meeting its primary goal of the mission, the Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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Former bureaucrat NK Singh selected for Japan’s highest civilian award

Former bureaucrat and parliamentarian Nand Kishore Singh has been selected for prestigious ‘Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver’, Japan’s highest civilian award. He was chosen for this prestigious award for promoting economic, educational and cultural ties between India and Japan. He is among 91 foreign recipients to be honoured during the 2016 Spring Read More…

Month:  Categories: Persons in News

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Japan’s first stealth fighter X-2 jet successfully completes its maiden flight

Japan successfully tested the maiden flight of its first domestically developed single-pilot stealth fighter jet X-2. With this Japan becomes fourth country in the world to have indigenous full-size stealth combat aircraft. Other three countries viz. United States, Russia and China have successfully developed and flown manned stealth jets. Test: The prototype X-2 jet took Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & SecurityInternational

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G7 Hiroshima Declaration calls for world without nuclear weapons

The Group of 7 (G-7) countries’ foreign ministers have issued Hiroshima Declaration that calls for a world without nuclear weapons. The foreign ministers G-7 countries’ signed this joint declaration after meeting in Japan’s Hiroshima. G7 countries include Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and US. The declaration came as ministers wrap up their final day Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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Japan launches ASTRO-H satellite to study black holes

Japan has successfully launched ASTRO-H space observation satellite to probe mysterious black holes. The satellite was launched by H2A rocket after it had successfully lifted off at the Tanegashima Space Centre. Key facts ASTRO-H satellite has been developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in cooperation with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Read More…

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30th Surajkund International Crafts Mela begins at Faridabad

The 30th edition of Surajkund International Crafts Mela has begun at Faridabad in Haryana after it was formally inaugurated by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Telangana is the theme State of this edition of Mela and the two focus countries are China and Japan. Key facts The Mela is organized by the Surajkund Mela Read More…

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