Current Affair – July 8, 2021

INS Tabar exercise with Italian navy As part of the ongoing deployment to the Mediterranean, INS Tabar entered the Port of Naples, Italy. On departure from port, the ship also undertook a Maritime Partnership Exercise with ITS Antonio Marceglia (F 597), a frontline frigate of the Italian Navy, in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The exercise covered… Continue reading Current Affair – July 8, 2021

Current Affair – July 7, 2021

OPEC+ on ‘Crude Oil Supply’ The latest round of meetings among the OPEC+ group of oil-exporting countries has stalled as the UAE has pushed back proposals making an increase in crude oil supply conditional on an extension to an output agreement. Another round of discussions between OPEC+ countries scheduled was reportedly called off as key… Continue reading Current Affair – July 7, 2021

Current Affair – July 5, 2021

Arctic Last Ice Area A part of the Arctic’s ice called “Last Ice Area”, located north of Greenland, has melted before expected. In a paper published in the journal “Communications Earth & Environment”, researchers note that in August 2020 the area where the Last Ice Area (LIA) is located experienced a record low concentration of… Continue reading Current Affair – July 5, 2021

Current Affair – July 3, 2021

WASH Report A Joint Monitoring Report has been published by the Wash Institute. Wash institute is a global non-profit organisation. Findings of the Report India was responsible for the largest drop in open defecation since 2015, in terms of absolute numbers. Within India, open defecation had been highly variable regionally since at least 2006. In… Continue reading Current Affair – July 3, 2021

Current Affair June 28, 2021

Antarctica Treaty The 1959 Antarctic Treaty recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. It was negotiated during the middle of the Cold War by 12 countries with Antarctic interests and remains the only example of a single treaty that governs a whole continent. It is also the foundation of a rules-based international order for a continent without… Continue reading Current Affair June 28, 2021

Current Affair – June 24

Ranked Choice Voting Ranked choice voting made its debut in New York City’s mayoral primary in one of the most high-profile tests yet for a system gaining use in pockets across the US. The system is based on a simple premise: Democracy works better if people aren’t forced to make an all-or-nothing choice with their… Continue reading Current Affair – June 24