US Current Affairs - 2019

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CO2 emissions rose by 2% in 2018: Study

As per a closely-watched review by United Kingdom (UK) based energy giant BP, titled “The BP Statistical Review of World Energy”, the global carbon emissions grew by 2.0% in 2018, the highest rate since 2010-2011. BP is a London based, British multinational oil and gas company. Key Findings of Study The study called that the Read More…

Month:  Categories: Reports & IndicesUPSC


G20 Ministerial meeting on Trade and Digital Economy

G20 Ministerial meeting on Trade and Digital Economy is being held from 8 June- 9 June 2019 in Japanese city of Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Tsukuba is Japan’s one of main academic and research centers. Key Highlights Background: Japan has assumed its 1st ever rotating presidency in G20 thus a series of various ministerial meetings Read More…

Month:  Categories: International


Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) meets in Bangkok

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue also known as Quad is an informal strategic grouping consisting of India, US, Australia and Japan recently met in Bangkok in Thailand. Key Highlights of Meet The meet in Bangkok was attended by senior officials of Quad (India, US, Japan and Australia). At the meet countries held consultations on their collective Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalUPSC


US’s Berkeley Lab creates PDK, a Fully Recyclable Plastic

A team of researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory of United States’ (US) Department of Energy’s (DOE) has designed a fully recyclable plastic which can be disassembled into its constituent parts at molecular level. The discovery was reported in journal named Nature Chemistry. Key Facts About: Scientists have created a next-generation plastic that can be Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity


US unveils Global Health Security Strategy

The United States government unveiled ‘Global Health Security Strategy’. It is an effort which outlines coordinated US approach to help improve world’s ability in stopping deadly outbreaks even before they spread between countries. About Global Health Security Strategy It is a first of its kind strategy that seeks to detect, prevent, and respond to threats Read More…

Month:  Categories: International


Indian Navy joins Exercise in South China Sea

Two Indian Navy ships INS Kolkata and INS Shakti carried out a six day long ‘Group Sail’ (starting from 3 May and ending on 9 May) with naval ships of USA, Japan and Philippines in South China Sea (SCS). About ‘Group Sail’ Objective: It was aimed at deepening existing partnership and fostering mutual understanding among Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security


Indian student Trio won 2nd prize in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup World Championship

The ‘Team Caeli’ from India comprising of three Indian students namely Bharat Sundal, Aakash Bhadana and Vasu Kaushik emerged as First Runner-up (second position) in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup World Championship final held in Seattle, US. The trio won for developing “Caeli”, which is world’s first smart automated anti-pollution and drug delivery mask. About Caeli It Read More…

Month:  Categories: Awards & Honours