International Current Affairs


India and Australia reviewed all aspects of bilateral ties during the inaugural ‘2+2 dialogue’ and agreed that a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific is in the long-term interests of all countries in the region.
Foreign Secretary Dr S Jaishankar and Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra held the dialogue with their Australian counterparts Frances Adamson and Greg Moriarty.
While India already has a ‘2+2 dialogue’ with Japan, it has also agreed to start a two-by-two ministerial dialogue to enhance “peace and stability across the Indo-Pacific region”.
Significantly, the ina ..Read More

Published On : 14th December 2017     

The leader of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the group that won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, urged nuclear nations to adopt a UN treaty banning atomic weapons in order to prevent “the end of us”.
ICAN is a coalition of 468 grassroots non-governmental groups that campaigned for a UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted by 122 nations in July. The treaty is not signed by — and would not apply to — any of the states that already have nuclear arms.
Beatrice Fihn, ICAN’s Executive Director, u ..Read More

Published On : 11th December 2017