Current Events October 2015 – World

• 11th Asia Europe Meeting begins in Panaji, inaugurated by Najeeb Shah. Next meeting to be held in Germany in 2017.
• Indian diaspora launched ‘Modi Express’ bus in UK, first stop of bus is at Ealing Road, Wembley also known as “Little India”.
• France to introduce biometric visas to Indians-long-term visas for 3 or 5 year.
• BRICS issued a joint declaration at first ministerial meeting on migration held in Sochi, Russia to fight and prevent the organised human trafficking and migrants smuggling.
• UN Security Council adopted a resolution authorizing European Union (EU) and individual countries to cope with humanitarian crisis on the high seas of Libya.
• Supported by 14 members except Venezuela, Operation Sophia to monitor traffickers.
• China launched Typhoon detecting missile – first typhoon detecting rocket from Hainan.
• China launches international payment system(CIPS) to globalise yuan – became one of the world’s top five payment currencies.
• China activated world’s highest-altitude hydropower station dubbed as Zam Hydropower Station located on the Yarlung Zangbo River which is known as Brahmaputra in India.
• Iran’s Parliament gives Pre-approval for Nuclear Deal with 6 world powers – US, UK, Russia, France, China and German.
• Navies of India Japan and US are participated in exercise Malabar Oct (14-19).
• Egypt, Japan, Senegal Ukraine and Uruguay are elected as the non permanent members by the UN General Assembly.
• China and Indonesia inked an USD 5.5 billion deal to build the first high-speed railway – USD5.5bn .
• US launched anti-bullying campaign in three South Asian languages – Hindu, Urdu and Punjabi – “Act To Change”
• 1100-km gas pipeline agreement inked between Pak-Russia, from Lahore to Karachi – infuse $2 billion
• International Religious Freedom Report 2014 – accordance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. Anti-conversion” laws in six states – Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and Madhya Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Karnataka top the list of anti-Christian violence
• BRICS University President Forum 2015 held at Chinese capital Beijing. Aim to build an exchange platform among academia, political sphere and business community, leading to in-depth research on major challenges confronted by BRICS countries.
• NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) launched the biggest military exercise “Trident Juncture” in Italy(Sicilian city Trapani)- 36,000 soldiers from more than 30 countries.
• NATO Deputy Secretary – General Alexander Vershbow.
• WHO released global status report on road safety 2015 based on the informations from 180 countries.
• Russia and US have signed a MoU to avoid mid-air incidents over Syrian skies
• Pakistan set to become fifth largest
n-power by 2025 – US Nuclear Notebook report by Hans Kristensen and Robert Norris
• Britain and China inked nuclear deal 18 billion-pound ($28 billion) – Chinese President Xi Jinping and Britain PM Prime Minister David Cameron
• China’s First High-Resolution Satellite Ziyuan III Maps Large Part of World.
• BRICS Ministerial Meeting on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) was held in Moscow.
BRICS nations agreed for co-investment of resources for supporting multilateral Research and Development (R&D) Projects signed by Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan .
• Nepal signed MoU with China to import all kinds of fuel in order to ease fuel crisis in the country.
• China President Li Keqiang and Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel ink 13 deals to step up cooperation – USD 17 billion pact.

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