Sudan Current Affairs - 2019

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Africa-India Joint Field Training Exercise (AFINDEX-19) between the Indian Army and 16 African nations will be conducted in Pune from March 18 to 27. Features of AFINDEX-19 10 personnel, each from the participating nations from the African continent and personnel of Maratha Light Infantry of the Indian Army will participate in the joint exercise. The joint exercise would be held Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & SecurityUPSC


Indian Africa Field Training Exercise

Indian Africa Field Training Exercise (IAFTX) will be held at Aundh Military Station and College of Military Engineering, Pune from 18 March to 27 March 2019. The modalities for the IAFTEX were discussed in the conference held between 23-24 January 2019. The conference saw attendance from delegates of Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, South Africa, Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & SecurityUPSC


Sudan President Omar al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has won Presidential re-election by securing 94 per cent of the vote. With this win he will have additional term of five years in office which will extend his current 25-year rule. He is in power since 1989. In this election Omar’s National Congress Party (NCP) also won 323 of 426 Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalPersons in News


Saudi Arabia along with GCC launches military operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen

Saudi Arabia along with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and several other countries have started military operations against Houthi rebels in Yemen. The operations were stated after Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi had requested to counter radical Houthi movement in the country and to defend and support the legitimate government of Yemen. The military operation included Read More…

Month:  Categories: International


Health Ministry focuses on Kala Azar eradication

Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, has set up a core group to sketch a detailed plan of action to wipe out the vector-borne disease Kala Azar by 2015. In 2004, the government had set a target for eradicating the disease, by 2008. Since then, it has been revised twice to 2010 and finally to Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics


India ranked 143 on Global Peace Index 2014

Global Peace Index (GPI) for year 2014 has been released by Institute for Economics and Peace in London. The GPI measured peace in 162 nations on the basis of 22 parameters. India slipped two ranks than previous year and has been positioned 143rd in the global rankings. Some key observations from GPI 2014: Syria replaced Afghanistan Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalReports & Indices


Global Peace Index 2013: India ranks 141 of 162 countries

The Global Peace Index (GPI) that measured peace in 162 countries ranked India at 141st position for year 2013.  To prepare the Index, 22 qualitative and quantitative indicators of the absence and fear of violence were used. Where did India fall short? The main indicators that deteriorated India’s ranking are militarisation, domestic and international conflicts, and corruption. Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalPlaces in NewsReports & Indices