Hello Warriors, today we are going to cover 20 Latest International News Asked In SSB Interviews for the month of June 2022. SSB interview is the most stringent selection procedure which involves assessment of a personality at three levels namely ‘Mansa Vacha and Karmana’, the literal meaning of these terms is, how a person thinks, what and how he speaks and the way he acts in situations and with people, all these personality aspects give a wholesome idea of the person and these qualities can only be polished in the right direction with proper knowledge and awareness of happenings around us.
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20 LATEST INTERNATIONAL NEWS ASKED IN SSB INTERVIEW – JUNE 2022
Denmark Votes For The EU’s Common Defense Policy
- Denmark’s Electoral Authority Reported That 66.9% Voted In Favor Of Ending Denmark’s Opt-out From EU Defense Policy, With 33.1% Against Dropping The Opt-out. Recently The Danish Parliament Made A Historic Agreement To Increase Defense Spending By 1 Billion Dollar Over The Next Two Years.
- The Same Agreement Called For Phasing Out Russian Gas, As Well As Calling The Current Referendum On Joining A Shared EU Defense Policy. Denmark, Historically Critical Of The EU, Secured Exemptions From Joining The Common Security And Defence Policy (CSDP) And The Euro In A 1993 Referendum.
- Participation In The Eu’s Defence Policy Will Allows Denmark, A Founding NATO Member, To Take Part In Joint EU Military Operations, Such As Those In Bosnia, Mali, And Somalia, And Will Allow Danish Officials To Stay In The Room When EU Colleagues Discuss Defence Issues.
Tiangong Space Station
- China Launched Its 3rd Manned Mission To Its Under-construction Space Station, Sending Another 3 Astronauts To Continue The Final Stages Of The Construction Work At The Tiangong Space Station’s Tianhe Core Module For Six Months Before Returning To Earth In December.
- China Plans To Have Tiangong Space Station Fully Crewed And Operational By December 2022. The Astronauts Lifted Off On The Shenzhou-14 Spacecraft Which Was Successful. The First Crewed Mission, A Three-month Stay By Three Other Astronauts, Was Completed In September 2021.
- The Second, Shenzhou-13, Saw Three Astronauts Spend Six Months In Space For The First Time. After Tiangong’s Completion, China Will Be The Only Country To Operate A Space Station Of Its Own. China Has Also Accomplished Landing On Mars Last Year And On The Far Side Of The Moon In 2019.
25th Foundation Day Of BIMSTEC
- The Bay Of Bengal Initiative For Multi-sectoral Technical And Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Created On 6th June 1997, Is An International Organization Of 7 South Asian And Southeast Asian Nations, Housing 1.73 Billion People And Having A Combined GDP Of US$4.4 Trillion (2022).
- The BIMSTEC States Are Those Which Are On The Shore Or Are Adjacent To The Bay Of Bengal And Are Dependent On It.
- It Was Formed On The 6th Of June 1997, Through The Bangkok Declaration, And Is Headquartered In Dhaka In Bangladesh. 5 South Asian Nations: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. 2 Southeast Asian Nations: Myanmar & Thailand.
- 14 Priority Sectors Of Cooperation Have Been Identified And Several Bimstec Centers Have Been Established To Focus On Those Sectors.
- Leadership Is Rotated In Alphabetical Order Of Country Names. The Permanent Secretariat Is In Dhaka, Bangladesh.
World Summit Of Information Society 2022
- The World Summit On The Information Society Forum 2022 Represents The World’s Largest Annual Gathering Of The ‘ICT For Development Community. It Provides Structured Opportunities To Network, Learn, And Participate In Multi-stakeholder Discussions And Consultations.
- Recently, The Minister Of State For Communications, Shri Devusinh Chauhan Attended It In Geneva, Switzerland, Where India Showcased Its Telecom Prowess During Multilateral & Bilateral Engagements.
- The Participation Comes With India Contesting The Re-election To The ITU (International Telecommunication Union) Council, For The Term 2023-2026. India Has Been A Member Of ITU, Since 1869 And Has Been Continuously Participating, Actively In The Works, And Activities Of The Union.
World Bank Slashes Global Economic Growth Forecast
- Many Countries Are Likely To Face Recession. In Its Global Economic Prospects Report, It Said, The World Economy Is Expected To Experience Its Sharpest Deceleration Following An Initial Recovery From A Global Recession In More Than 80 Years.
- It Has Been Predicted That The World Economy Will Expand By 2.9% This Year. It Will Be Down From Last Year’s 5.7% Global Growth And From The 4.1% It Had Forecast For This Year Back In January.
- The World Bank Chief Warned Against Trying To Resolve The Inflation Spike With Price Controls Or Export Restrictions. Mr. David Malpass Said It Is Urgent To Encourage Production And Avoid Trade Restrictions.
European Parliament Votes To Ban Sale Of New Cars
- Members Of The European Parliament Have Voted To Ban The Sale Of New Petrol And Diesel Cars By 2035. The Move Aims To Step Up The Fight Against Climate Change Through The Faster Development Of Electric Vehicles.
- The EU Assembly Voted In Strasbourg, France To Require Automakers To Cut Carbon-dioxide Emissions By 100 Percent By The Middle Of The Next Decade.
- The Mandate Would Amount To A Prohibition On The Sale In The 27-Nation EU Of New Cars Powered By Gasoline Or Diesel.
- Members Of The European Parliament Still Have To Negotiate The Final Law With Ministers From The EU’s 27 National Governments.
- If An Agreement Is Reached, It Effectively Spells The End Of The Combustion-engine Car In Europe, Marking A Radical Overhaul Of A Form Of Transport.
- EU Lawmakers Also Endorsed A 55 Percent Reduction In Co2 From Automobiles In 2030 Compared With 2021.
- The Move Deepens An Existing Obligation On The Car Industry To Lower Co2 Discharges By 37.5 Percent On An Average By The End Of The Decade.
110th International Labour Conference
- Addressing The Plenary Session Of The 110th International Labour Conference At Geneva, Mr. Yadav Said, Government Is Providing A Unique Universal Account Number To Each Worker To Act As A Portable Identity For Continued Enjoyment Of Rights At Work.
- During Covid-19, India Not Only Provided Free Vaccination To Its Entire Population But Also Extended Free Delivery Of Food And Food-grains, Health Services, And Assured Employment.
- Cash Transfers Were Made Directly To Bank Accounts Of Two Hundred Million Women During The Covid-19 Pandemic Period. About 32 Lakh Street Vendors Were Provided Collateral Free Loans To Help Them Resume Their Businesses Under SVANidhi Scheme.
WHO Investigation Into COVID-19 Origin Inconclusive
- WHO’s Latest Investigation Into The Origins Of COVID-19 Was Inconclusive, Largely Because Data From China Is Missing. The Report Said All Available Data Showed The Novel Coronavirus That Causes Covid-19 Probably Came From Animals, Likely Bats, A Similar Conclusion To The UN Agency’s Previous Work On The Topic In 2021 That Followed A Trip To China.
- The Missing Data, Especially From China, Where The First Cases Were Reported In December 2019, Meant It Was Not Possible To Identify Exactly How The Virus Was First Transmitted To Humans.
- The Findings Are Likely To Add To Doubts Whether It Will Be Possible To Determine How And Where The Virus Emerged. Scientists Say It Is Important To Establish The Origins Of The Pandemic, Which Has Killed At Least 15 Million People To Prevent Similar Outbreaks In Future.
UNGA Adopts Resolution On Multilingualism
- UNGA Has Adopted An India-sponsored Resolution On Multilingualism That Mentions The Hindi Language For The First Time. The Resolution Passed Urges The UN To Continue Spreading Vital Communications And Messages In Both Official And Non-official Languages, Including Hindi.
- Besides Bangla And Urdu For The First Time In The Resolution. Since 2018, India Has Provided An Extra-budgetary Contribution To The UN Department Of Global Communications (DGC) To Mainstream And Consolidate News And Multimedia Content In The Hindi Language.
- As Part Of These Efforts, The Hindi @ UN Project Was Launched In 2018 With An Objective To Enhance The Public Outreach Of The United Nations In The Hindi Language And To Spread Greater Awareness About Global Issues Among Millions Of Hindi-speaking Populations Around The World.
12th WTO Ministerial Conference
- In Geneva, After A Gap Of Almost 5 Years. The Key Areas Of Discussions And Negotiations In This Year’s Conference Include WTO’s Response To The Pandemic, Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations, and Agriculture Issues Including Public Stockholding For Food Security.
Rabab Fatima Appointed Assistant Secretary-General
- She Will Also Be A High Representative For The Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, And Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS).
- Ambassador Rabab Fatima Is The First Woman Diplomat From Bangladesh To Be Appointed To This Post.
India & UN To Sign “Way Finding Application”
- Union Cabinet Has Approved The Proposal For The Signing Of An Agreement Between India And The United Nations On A ‘Way Finding Application’ To Be Used In The Palais Des Nations, United Nations Office At Geneva.
- The Project Of Development Of ‘Way Finding Application’ Has Been Conceptualized As A Donation From India To The UN On The Occasion Of Its 75th Anniversary In 2020. The Estimated Financial Implication For The Development Deployment And Maintenance Of The App Is 2 Million Dollars.a
- The United Nations Office At Geneva, Consisting Of Five Buildings And 21 Floors, Is Housed At The Historic Palais Des Nations. Many Delegates, Members Of Civil Society And The General Public Visit To Participate In Various Meetings And Conventions.
- There Was A Requirement Of A Navigational Application That Can Help The Visitors And Other Delegates In Finding Their Way Inside The Premises While Adhering To All Security Perspectives. The GPS-based Apps Will Assist The Visitors In Locating The Room And Offices.
8th Global Conference Of Young Parliamentarians
- Egypt Is Hosting It In Sharm El Sheikh. The Two-day Conference Is Jointly Organized By The House Of Representatives And The Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU).
- Nagaland’s First Woman Elected As MP To Rajya Sabha S. Phangon Konyak Is Representing India At The Conference. She, Along With Two Other Young Lok Sabha MPs From India, Will Be Sharing Her Thoughts On The ‘Young MPs For Climate Actions’.
- It Provides A Platform For Young MPs From Across The World To Exchange Learn And Defines Common And Innovative Strategies To Advance Youth Empowerment.
- This Year In Egypt, Around 200 Young MPs, From 60 Countries Are Participating To Discuss Strategies To Mitigate The Impact Of Climate Change And Ensure That Global Warming Does Not Exceed 1.5 Degrees Celsius In Line With The Paris Agreement.
- According To Official Information Shared By IPU, There Are 35,177 Parliamentary Seats Globally But Just 2.66 Percent Of These Are Held By Young MPs.
China Again Politicizes The Issue Of Counter-terrorism
- China Has Once Again Ended Up Defending Terrorists Without Any Logic Or Explanation As It Has Put A Hold On US-India Joint Proposal To List Pakistan-based Terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki As A Global Terrorist Under UNSC Sanctions.
- Even In The Case Of Listing Of Masood Azhar As A Global Terrorist When China Repeatedly Put Technical Holds On UN Resolutions. This Comes A Week Before China Would Virtually Host 14th BRICS Summit On 23rd June.
- Abdul Rehman Makki Is A Known Pakistan-based Terrorist And Is The Deputy Head Of UN Proscribed Pakistan Based Terrorist Entity Lashkar e Tayyiba Who Has Been Involved In Several Terror Attacks In India, Including The 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack, Killing Hundreds Of Innocent Civilians.
FATF To Decide Over Pakistan’s Grey Listed Status
- Pakistan Got A Reprieve From The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) As FATF Announced That The Country Could Be Removed From The Grey List. FATF Is Expected To Decide In Its Plenary Session In Berlin In October. Pakistan Has Been On The FATF Grey List Continuously Since June 2018.
- The FATF Is An Inter-governmental Body That Sets International Standards Seeking To Prevent International Financial Crimes That Aid Terrorism. The FATF Was Established In July 1989 By A G-7 Summit In Paris, Initially To Examine And Develop Measures To Combat Money Laundering.
Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting
- Dr. S. Jaishankar Will Be On A Four-day Visit To Kigali In Rwanda To Attend The 26th Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The Theme – Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming.
- During The Meeting, The Leaders Of The Commonwealth Member States Are Scheduled To Deliberate On Issues Of Global Challenges Like Climate Change, Food Security, And Health Issues.
Deadliest Earthquake Hits Afghanistan
- The Taliban In Afghanistan Has Appealed For International Support, As The Country Deals With The Aftermath Of A Devastating 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake. More Than 1,000 People Have Died And At Least 1,500 Were Injured.
- The Deadliest Earthquake To Strike The Country In Two Decades.
EU Grants Candidate Status To Ukraine
- The European Parliament Voted Overwhelmingly To Grant European Union Candidate Status To Ukraine And Moldova. European Council President Charles Michel Made The Announcement After Discussions Among Leaders Of The EU’s 27 Member States.
- The Vote Was 529-45, With 14 Abstentions. The European Parliament Also Approved EU Candidacy For Georgia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Said That This Was A Historic Moment In Ukraine-EU Relations And Ukraine’s Future Is Within The EU.
- In Order To Join The 27-member EU Bloc, The Three Countries Will Be Required To Carry Out A Series Of Political And Economic Reforms. However, EC President Ursula Von Der Leyen Said, She Was Convinced That Ukraine And Moldova Would Move As Swiftly As Possible To Implement Necessary Reforms.
- The European Council, Which Comprises The Heads Of All 27 EU Governments, Would Have The Final Vote On Ukraine’s Membership. The Vote Came As The U.S. Said, It Was Sending 450 Million Dollar More In Military Aid To Ukraine, Including Some Additional Medium-range Rocket Systems.
USA SC Overrules Constitutional Right To Abortion
- US Supreme Court Has Overturned A 50-year-old Ruling That Recognised A Woman’s Constitutional Right To An Abortion. Supreme Court, In A 6-3 Majority Ruling, Upheld A Republican-backed Mississippi Law That Bans Abortion After 15 Weeks.
- The Judgement Will Transform Abortion Rights In America, With the Individual States Now Able To Ban The Procedure. Half Of US States Are Expected To Introduce New Restrictions Or Bans. 13 Have Already Passed Trigger Laws To Automatically Outlaw Abortion Following The Supreme Court’s Ruling.
- President Joe Biden Has Slammed The US Supreme Court For Ending The Right To Abortion, Accusing It Of Putting Women’s Lives At Risk In The Name Of An Extreme Ideology. He Said It Is A Sad Day For The Court And The Country, Calling The Decision Cruel And Saying It Takes America Back 150 Years.
G7 Leaders Pledge 600 Billion For Developing Countries
- To Help Developing Countries Tackle Climate Change. The Initiative Is Seen As The West’s Response To China’s Massive Belt And Road Initiative (BRI). US President Joe Biden Said, This Is Not Aid Or Charity But An Investment That Wills Deliver Returns For Everyone.
- London Announced That the UK, Along With the US, Japan, And Canada, Will Ban New Imports Of Russian Gold To Tighten The Economic Effect Of Sanctions On Russia.
Joe Biden Signs Gun Safety Legislation
- The Senate Passed The Bill In A Late-Night Vote On Thursday. The New Law Enhances Background Checks On Young Gun Buyers Between 18 And 21 Years Of Age. It Encourages States To Develop More And Better Red Flag Laws That Would Deny Guns To People Who Are Deemed To Be Dangerous.
2022 UN Ocean Conference
- It Will Begins From 27 June Until July 1 In Portugal’s capital, Lisbon. The Govts Of Kenya And Portugal Will Co-host The Ocean Conference. The Oceans Face A Severe Threat From Global Warming, Pollution, Acidification, And Other Problems, The U.N. Says. Potentially Harmful Deep-sea Mining Also Lacks Rules.
Beijing Declaration Adopted At BRICS 2022 Summit
- 14th BRICS Summit Concluded With The Beijing Declaration. That The BRICS Countries Support Talks Between Russia And Ukraine. They Discussed Concerns Over The Humanitarian Situation And Expressed Support For United Nations, UN Agencies, And Red Cross To Provide Humanitarian Assistance.
- The BRICS Declaration Also Stated That Terrorism Should Not Be Associated With Any Religion, Nationality, Civilization, Or Ethnic Group. The Summit Called For The Finalization And Adoption Of The Comprehensive Convention On International Terrorism Within The UN Framework.
- The Member Nations Called For Policy Coordination For Economic Recovery From The Covid-19 Pandemic. The BRICS Countries Agreed To Promote Consumer Protection In E-commerce. They Agreed To Strengthen Exchanges And Cooperation In Trade In Services.
- The Beijing Declaration Says That The Brics High-level Dialogue Is An Opportunity To Deepen The Cooperation In The Fight Against Covid-19, Digital Transformation, Resilience And Stability Of Industrial And Supply Chains, And Low-carbon Development.
Reports & Index:
Environment Performance Index:
- Measures Environmental Health And Sustainability Of Countries. A Biennial Index, Started In 2002 By The WEF In Collaboration With The Yale Center For Environmental Law And Policy And The Columbia University Center For International Earth Science Information Network.
- The 2022 EPI Leverages 40 Performance Indicators Grouped Into 11 Issue Categories. These Issue Categories Are In Turn Aggregated Into 3 Policy Objectives: Environmental Health, Ecosystem Vitality & Climate Change.
- Denmark Tops Followed By UK & Finland. With A Score Of 18.9, India’s 180th Ranking Comes After Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, And Myanmar. India Has Also Scored Low On Rule Of Law, Control Of Corruption, And Government Effectiveness.
Global Sustainable Development Report, 2022:
- The 2022 SDG Index Is Topped By Finland, Followed By Three Nordic Countries: Denmark, Sweden, And Norway. India Was Ranked 121 Out Of The 163 Countries. It Was Ranked 117 In 2020 And 120 In 2021. It Is Published By A Group Of Independent Experts At The SD Solutions Network (SDSN).
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