International Affairs – June 2018
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International Affairs – June 2018:
Boost to sweet potato production
- India is joining hands with other sweet potato-producing countries in Asia and Africa in an intercontinental initiative to augment production of the root crop for food and nutritional security.
Orchid named after Narendra Modi in Singapore
- An orchid was named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mark his visit to the National Orchid Garden of Singapore – Dendrobium Narendra Modi.
First driving licences to women
- Saudi Arabia began issuing its first driving licences to women in decades.
Singapore re-sanctifies 148-year-old Hindu temple
- The Sri Krishnan Temple was established in 1870 in Waterloo Street, which was then known as Church Street.
- Communications and Information Minister S Iswaran and priests flown in from India led some 10,000 devotees at a ceremony to re-sanctify a 148-year old Hindu temple.
First home made anti-HIV drug
- China has approved the first domestically developed, long-acting injectable HIV drug Albuvirtide which could be a boon to tens of thousands of HIV/AIDS patients in the country.
World first EPR nuclear reactor in China
- A third generation European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) reactor in Taishan, China carried out its first nuclear chain reaction, an initial start up which is a world first for the much-delayed European technology.
Indian farmer in UAE sets world record
- An Indian farmer, Sudheesh Guruvayoor from Kerala in the UAE has set a Guinness World Record by distributing the largest number (4,914) of organic curry tree saplings in Sharjah.
Indonesia wins UNSC vote
- The Maldives failed to get elected to the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member.
- Maldives and Indonesia had contested for a seat in the UNSC, but in the plenary session held at the UN headquarters in New York, Indonesia won the seat after securing 144 votes against 46 for the Maldives.
British women celebrate 100 years of right to vote
- Thousands of women turned British cities into rivers of green, white and violet to mark 100 years since the first women won the right to vote in the U.K.
Non-permanent members of UNSC
- The UN General Assembly elected Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Indonesia and South Africa on Friday to serve as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two years starting in January.
Indian Food Festival in Berlin
- An Indian Food Festival organised at the Embassy of India saw enthusiastic participation by members of the Indian diaspora and Indian Community Associations.
- This was the second edition of the India Food Festival. The first festival was held in October 2017.
Vietnam passes cyber security law despite concerns
- vietnamese legislators have passed a contentious cybersecurity law, which critics say will hurt the economy and further restrict freedom of expression.
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