International current affairs- January 12, 2024
Questions: International current affairs
- Who is the India-born investment banker running for London Mayor in 2024?
- What issue does Tarun Ghulati want to address in London?
- What is the death toll in the Gaza Strip as of the last report?
- How many Palestinians were killed in the last 24 hours in the Gaza Strip?
- What percentage of the Gaza Strip casualties are women and children?
- Which country’s president announced international help to combat violence linked to drug trafficking?
- What is the US FAA investigating regarding Boeing?
- Why is Polish President Andrzej Duda pardoning senior officials?
- How many people were arrested in Iran in connection with the Kerman bombings?
- Which party is leading in surveys for the elections in three eastern German states?
- What unusual event interrupted Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial in New York?
- What cooperation has the US welcomed with India?
- What did Antony Blinken say is the best way to isolate Iran and normalize regional ties?
Answers: International current affairs
- Tarun Ghulati is the India-born investment banker running for London Mayor in 2024.
- He wants to address the issue of toxic air and make London “greener and more effective.”
- The death toll in the Gaza Strip has increased to 23,469.
- At least 112 Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip in the last 24 hours.
- About 70 percent of the casualties in the Gaza Strip are women and children.
- Ecuadorian President Daniel Noboa announced international help to combat violence linked to drug trafficking.
- The US FAA is investigating Boeing’s quality control after an in-flight incident.
- Polish President Andrzej Duda is pardoning senior officials convicted of abuse of power.
- 35 people were arrested in Iran in connection with the Kerman bombings.
- The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is leading in surveys for elections in Saxony, Thuringia, and Brandenburg.
- Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial in New York was interrupted by a bomb threat to the judge’s home.
- The US has welcomed increased cooperation with India in defending freedom of navigation in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
- Antony Blinken stated that establishing a Palestinian state is the best way to isolate Iran and normalize regional ties.
International current affairs- December 2, 2023
- Q: What was the impact of Israel’s resumption of attacks on the Gaza Strip? A: Israel’s resumption of attacks on the Gaza Strip halted the entry of humanitarian supplies from Egypt.
- Q: Who was elected as the new chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)? A: Lawyer Gohar Ali Khan was elected unopposed as the new chairman of PTI after intra-party elections.
- Q: Why was Imran Khan unable to contest polls, leading to Gohar Khan’s nomination? A: Imran Khan was unable to contest polls due to his disqualification in the Toshakhana case, leading to Gohar Khan’s nomination.
- Q: How did militant activities in Pakistan change in November? A: Militant activities in Pakistan rose by 34 percent in November following a two-month decline.
- Q: What organization provided data on the surge in militant activities in Pakistan? A: The ‘Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies’ (PICSS) provided the data.
- Q: Why were three Sikh men sentenced in New Zealand? A: Three Sikh men were sentenced for the attempted murder of an Indian-origin radio host, Harnek Singh.
- Q: When did the attack on Harnek Singh occur? A: The attack on Harnek Singh occurred on December 23, 2020.
- Q: How many elections are expected to take place globally in 2024? A: As many as 70 elections across 40 countries are slated to take place in 2024.
- Q: When is Russia set to hold its presidential election? A: Russia is set to hold its presidential election in March 2024.
- Q: What is the focus regarding Russia’s presidential election? A: The focus is on whether incumbent Vladimir Putin will contest again and if any other leader’s emergence will result in major policy changes.
- Q: Who is the potential rival for US President Joe Biden’s re-election bid? A: Former President Donald Trump is seen as a potential rival for Joe Biden’s re-election bid.
- Q: What concerns have been raised about the British Prime Minister regarding the upcoming UK general elections? A: Some Conservative Party MPs and strategists fear that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s temperament may not charm the electorate.
- Q: What incident reignited Tory fears about Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s temperament? A: Rishi Sunak’s decision to abruptly cancel a meeting with Kyriakos Mitsotakis, claiming his Greek counterpart reneged on assurances, reignited concerns.
- Q: What is the significance of Indian-American voters in the US political spectrum? A: Indian-Americans and their votes have assumed unprecedented significance, with several Indian-Americans in key political roles.
- Q: How many Indian-Americans are in the race for the US presidency from the Republican side? A: Two Indian-Americans, Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy, are in the race for the presidency from the Republican side.
- Q: What is the definition of a recession? A: A recession is defined as two consecutive quarters of economic contraction.
- Q: How has Austria’s GDP performed in recent quarters? A: Austria’s GDP declined by 1.4 percent in the second quarter of 2023 and 1.8 percent in the third quarter, indicating a recession.
- Q: What led to confrontations on the Lebanese-Israeli border? A: Confrontations on the Lebanese-Israeli border renewed after the collapse of a temporary humanitarian truce in Gaza.
- Q: What plans has Ukraine outlined for air defense systems? A: Ukraine plans to produce air defense systems capable of intercepting aerial threats at a distance of 100 km.
- Q: Why is South Korea launching its first indigenous military spy satellite? A: South Korea is launching its first indigenous military spy satellite to enhance space-based intelligence capabilities amid North Korean threats.
- Q: What led to heavy fighting in Gaza? A: Heavy fighting in Gaza continued after the collapse of a temporary humanitarian truce.
- Q: What actions did the UN Security Council take regarding Somalia-based Al-Shabaab? A: The UN Security Council adopted two separate resolutions to renew sanctions on Al-Shabaab and lift the arms embargo on the Somali government.
- Q: What was the latest incident involving Israeli missile attacks in Syria? A: An Israeli missile attack hit military sites near the Syrian capital, Damascus, in the latest in a series of such attacks.
International current affairs-September 22, 2023
- What did Canada say regarding the online video against Hindu Canadians?
- Who is currently leading in the polls for Canadian Prime Minister?
- What recent natural event occurred in Indonesia’s East Java province?
- What did Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister say about India’s right-wing leadership?
- What did Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas say about peace in the Middle East?
- What is the current status of the negotiations between the UAW and the Big Three US automakers?
- What issue did Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Minister Mykola Solskyi discuss with his Polish counterpart?
- Why did New Zealand’s Queenstown declare a state of emergency?
- What new military aid package did President Joe Biden announce for Ukraine?
- What happened to travelers in Ghana’s Upper East Region?
- Where did a 5.6 magnitude earthquake recently occur?
- What was a 36-year-old man in Singapore sentenced for?
- What did North Korean leader Kim Jong-un discuss in a recent politburo meeting?
- Public Safety Canada called the circulation of the online video against Hindu Canadians “offensive and hateful,” stating that it is an affront to all Canadians and their values.
- According to a new Ipsos poll for Global News, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is leading as the best choice for Canadian Prime Minister, with incumbent Justin Trudeau trailing behind.
- The Semeru volcano in Indonesia’s East Java province erupted, spewing hot ashes. Local authorities have warned people to stay away from the area.
- Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Anwar ul Haq Kakar accused western countries of failing to recognize the reality of India’s right-wing leadership, linking it to the killing of a Canadian citizen declared a terrorist by India.
- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stated that there would be no peace in the Middle East unless Palestinians fully enjoy their legitimate national rights.
- The United Auto Workers (UAW) are in ongoing negotiations with the Big Three US automakers. The union has set a Friday deadline for escalating strikes if no “serious progress” is made.
- Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Minister Mykola Solskyi and his Polish counterpart Robert Telus discussed Ukraine’s grain exports issue and agreed to find a solution that takes into account the interests of both countries.
- New Zealand’s Queenstown declared a state of emergency due to heavy rainfall and the risks of slips and flooding.
- During Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s visit to Washington, President Joe Biden announced a new military aid package worth $325 million for Ukraine, including more air defense.
- At least nine people were shot dead and others wounded by unknown gunmen on buses in Ghana’s Upper East Region.
- A 5.6 magnitude earthquake jolted the area southeast of Honshu in Japan.
- A 36-year-old man in Singapore was sentenced to two weeks in jail for wearing Singapore’s flag like a cape and shouting that he is god in a coffee club.
- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a politburo meeting to discuss the outcome of his recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and called for thorough follow-up measures.
International current affairs- March 13, 2021
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International current affairs
1- Prime Minister Mario Draghi has asked to shut shops, schools as Covid cases spike.
2- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that the UN health agency has been assessing the current reports on the AstraZeneca vaccine.
3- The US city of Minneapolis has agreed to pay $27 million to settle a lawsuit with Floyd family.
4- A UK-based study said that Covid vaccine is linked to 30% reduction in transmission.
5-Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey and Egypt have launched the first diplomatic-level contacts after 8 yrs.
6- Palestinian Labour Minister Nasri Abu Jaish sustained injuries in West Bank clashes.
7- Bangladesh is all set to welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Golden Jubilee celebrations of the country’s independence and also the birth centenary of Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
8- The Lebanese Parliament has passed a law on a $246 million World Bank loan
9-Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced reforms to stabilise economy.
10-An Iranian commercial ship was attacked in the Mediterranean Sea.
International current affairs
11-The 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council session has condemned civilian killings by Australian soldiers.
12- Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has appointed new senior officials.
13-US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin will visit India to meet Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss partnership.
14- UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended post-Brexit move on N.Ireland protocol.
15-US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has urged New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign.
16- Scientists have discovered possible new coronavirus mutation in Brazil.