Somalia Current Affairs - 2019

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Exercise Cutlass Express 2019

The annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express was held from 27 Jan to 06 Feb 19. The exercise is aimed to improve law enforcement capacity, promote regional security and progress inter-operability between the armed forces of the participating nations for the purpose of interdicting illegal maritime activity in the Western Indian Ocean. The annual Exercise Cutlass Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalUPSC


Corruption Perception Index 2018

The Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index make the following observations: Denmark is the world least corrupt country scoring 88 out of 100 points. Denmark is followed by New Zealand and Finland. Somalia has been ranked last with a score of 10 behind South Sudan and Syria. More than two-thirds of evaluated countries scored below 50 points, Read More…

Month:  Categories: Reports & Indices


Henley Passport Index

The Henley Passport Index measures the access each country’s travel document affords. The Index is based on the data provided by the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) and covers 199 passports and 227 travel destinations. Ranking of the Jurisdictions The Rankings of the jurisdictions based on the rankings in the Henley Passport Index are: Japan Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalReports & IndicesUPSC


India becomes co-chair of Working Group on Maritime Situational Awareness under CGPCS

India has become the co-chair of Working Group on Maritime Situational Awareness (WG-MSA) under Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS). Decision in this regard, was taken through a consensus during the 19th Plenary Session of the CGPCS held in Mahe, Seychelles from 31st May to 3th June 2016. India was selected Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics


Kenya to close Dadaab, world’s biggest refugee camp

The Kenyan Government has decided to close Dadaab refugee camp which is often referred to as the world’s largest refugee camp over the issue national security. The camp is home to 330000 refugees mostly from Somalia who have fled from the civil war in their country. Security threat: Kenyan Government has stated that the Dadaab Read More…

Month:  Categories: International


Pakistan 8th most dangerous country in the world: Country Threat Index

Recently released Country Threat Index (CTI) by US-based intelligence think tank- Intel Center has placed Pakistan eighth in the list of the most dangerous countries in the world as of March 2015. Top 10 Most Dangerous Countries in the world Rank Country CTI Score 1 Iraq 811 2 Syria 717 3 Nigeria 272 4 Somalia Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalReports & Indices


India ranked 155th on Yale’s Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

India ranked 155th out of 178 countries with an index score of 31.23 points, in its efforts to address environmental challenges, in the 2014 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) issued by Yale University. Regardless of an improvement in overall performance, India ranks behind China (118), Pakistan (148) and Nepal (139).  Among the BRICS nations, South Africa was Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityInternationalReports & Indices