Current Affairs

North Korean cyberattacks breach South Korea's atomic energy institute

North Korean hackers managed to breach cybersecurity of ‘Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI)’ in South Korea, reported the South Korean Ministry of Science & Information Technology. However, the ministry also said the institute had contained the attacks by halting its Virtual Private Network and blocking the attacker’s IP addresses. While investigating the matter, the attack was traced to a North Korean cyberespionage group ‘Kimsuky’, reported ZDNet, a technology news

Is the Jammu drone attack the next step in Pakistani terror strategy aided by Turkey?

The Indian Air Force base at Jammu Airport came under a drones attack on Sunday, injuring two IAF personnel. However, considering the available inputs, intelligence agencies doubt the two terror drones came from Pakistan. In addition to it, the Jammu Police arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist with a 5 kg IED on the same day and foiled another terror attack. Although the two attack drones led to low-intensity blasts at the

China furthers its vaccines to profit from the pandemic

The world is in a race for vaccines to fight the Coronavirus pandemic engineered by China. Till April this year, India launched its ‘Vaccine Maitri’ drive, under which New Delhi provided 64.5 million doses of vaccines to 85 countries. However, with the advent of the second wave of the pandemic, India had to halt the deliveries from April onwards. Taking advantage of this situation, China furthered its ‘vaccine diplomacy’. China

NSAs of India-Russia holds crucial meet on the sidelines of SCO summit

On 23-24 June, a 16th meeting of the National Security Advisors of the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was held in the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe. SCO is a Eurasian political, economic and security platform created in the year 2001. China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan are its members. NSA Ajit Doval represented India at the meet. Like so many others, it was another

अफगानिस्तान से जुडी गतिविधियां

अफ़गानिस्तान में तालिबान के साथ लड़ रहा पाकिस्तानी सेना अधिकारी गिरफ्तार काबुल – पाकिस्तान का तालिबान के साथ संबंध ना जोड़ें, ऐसा बयान पाकिस्तान के विदेशमंत्री ने कुछ दिन पहले ही किया था। लेकिन, तालिबान के पक्ष में लड़ रहे पाकिस्तानी लष्करी अधिकारी को हिरासत में लेकर अफ़गानिस्तान ने पाकिस्तान की पोल खोली है। अफ़गानिस्तान में दाखिल होने से पहले इस पाकिस्तानी अधिकारी ने यह बात भी कबूली है कि, वह

The success of Indian foreign policy and diplomacy in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is in a transitionary phase. The ongoing withdrawal of US troops from the country has come as an opportunity for the Taliban. The US-Afghan coalition forces had badly hit them. However, as US forces withdraw, it has come to light that the Taliban is fast recapturing parts of Afghanistan from the government in Kabul. As per many estimates, the Taliban now controls more than 40% of the Afghan territory.

Victory of Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijan's alliance with Turkey and Pakistan

Last year, the Azerbaijan-Armenia war turned out a disaster for Armenia. About 4,000 of its troops got killed, and it lost the region of Nagorno-Karabakh to Azeri forces. The defeat brewed a political storm for Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The opposition called for a referendum on his government, and Armenia went for national polls. However, despite the defeat, Armenians once again posed their faith in PM Pashinyan. Defeat at

Global Inflation Crisis looms over the World Economy

Deutsche Bank has warned of a potential global inflation crisis hitting the world economy due to supply chain bottlenecks and commodity shortages. The forecast is contrary to the sentiment in the stocks markets, which consider the current supply crunch and consequent price rise a transitional phase. Also, Deutsche Bank has expressed worries about heavy stimulus packages overheating the economy, which could compound the problem. Irrespective of the prediction coming true

Kuwait's political instability leading to an economic crisis

Kuwait Investment Authority or the KIA is among the five largest sovereign wealth funds in the world. KIA is also the world’s oldest sovereign wealth fund. Yet, despite such an impressive profile, political infighting in Kuwait threatens the KIA and may fuel an economic crisis. Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, the 15th Emir or the ruler of Kuwait, was an influential figure in the Middle East. He passed away in September

Erdogan expands Ottoman Empire dream as Turkey replaces France as Algeria's top investor

Algeria, a former French colony in North Africa, has cancelled the license of France24 news alleging disinformation. The move holds significance as France24 is a French state-owned international news television network and is widely followed. While imposing the order, Algerian authorities alleged that the move was due to France24’s “clear and repeated hostility towards Algeria and its institutions”. Then, Algeria also rejected a 27,000-tonne French wheat shipment after dead animals