Current Affair Category: International Relations

June 24, 2024

The World Investment Report 2024

The World Investment Report 2024, published by UNCTAD, provides a comprehensive analysis of global and regional foreign direct investment (FDI) trends and their implications for sustainable development. Key highlights: Global FDI Trends: Global FDI flows declined by 2% in 2023, reaching $1.3 trillion. This downturn is attributed to ongoing global crises, trade tensions, and tighter […]

June 20, 2024

About the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL)

The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) is a major infrastructure project underway in Malaysia. Purpose: Connect the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia (Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang) to the developed west coast (Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Federal Territory of Putrajaya). Bridge the gap in the existing railway network, which currently only partially connects these regions. Improve transportation […]

June 20, 2024


The International Union of Railways – translated as Union Internationale des Chemins (UIC) – is an international rail transport industry body. It was formed in 1922 . Headquartered at Paris. Functions: Promote rail transport globally. Facilitate cooperation among railway members. Develop and publish solutions to railway system issues. Advocate for the railway sector. Promote technical […]

June 18, 2024

SIPRI Report 2024

The SIPRI report says China’s nuclear arsenal increased from 410 warheads in January 2023 to 500 in January 2024, and it is expected to keep growing. India possesses more nuclear weapons than Pakistan, while China has expanded its nuclear arsenal from 410 warheads in January 2023 to 500 by January 2024, according to a report […]

June 15, 2024

Migrant workers: The Invisible workers

Why in News ? In recent fire in Kuwait   around 49 deaths have been reported and at least 50 people have been injured. Among the deceased, 42 were reportedly Indians and 24 of them were from Kerala. The cause of fire is still not confirmed This incident has once again brought attention to the lack […]

June 13, 2024

Global Gender Gap index- 2024

The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap index data released on Wednesday showed that India has slipped two spots to rank at 129 out of the 146 nations in the list. War-torn Sudan has replaced Afghanistan to stand at the last rank as the Taliban ruled Islamic nation was not covered in this year’s data. Besides, Afghanistan, Malawi, Myanmar […]

June 12, 2024

Riot in New Caledonia: About Kanak Independence Movement

In May 2024, New Caledonia, a French territory in the Pacific, experienced a wave of protests and riots. Triggering Event: Change in Voting Rights: The immediate cause was a new law passed by the French parliament allowing French residents who had lived in New Caledonia for at least 10 years to vote in provincial elections. […]

June 12, 2024

Daily Current Affairs for UPSC – 12 June 2024

Why in News? The European Union Elections were recently  held from 6-9 June 2024. In European elections, citizens of European Union countries elect their representatives as Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). The number of MEPs elected from each EU country is agreed before each election and is based on the principle of degressive proportionality, […]

June 11, 2024

13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution

Why in News?:The main  Sri lankan opposition leader Sajith Premadasa in the former war-torn district of Kilinochchi in the northern province  has recently said that a future government under his Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) party would implement the 13A . What is 13 A ? It is an outcome of the Indo-Lanka Accord of July […]

June 8, 2024

About International Alliance of Waste Pickers (IAWP):

The International Alliance of Waste Pickers (IAWP) is a global union representing waste picker organizations in over 34 countries, with more than 460,000 workers affiliated. key aspects: Mission: Advocate for the rights and improve the working conditions of waste pickers worldwide. Role: Promotes the formalization of waste picking as a recognized profession. Supports waste picker […]

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