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Types of UNSC Resolutions – UPSC Prelims

Type of UNSC Resolutions: A UNSC resolution is of two kinds: One is obligatory: An obligatory or binding resolution of the UNSC is passed under Article 39, Chapter VII of the UN charter. Other non-obligatory:  A non-binding resolution of the UNSC is one that is passed under Article 33, Chapter VI of the UN charter. During …

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Razzaza Lake – UPSC Prelims

Razzaza Lake: Razzaza Lake, also known as Lake Milh, Arabic for Salt Lake, is located between Iraq’s governorates of Anbar and Karbala. It’s the second largest lake in Iraq and is part of a wide valley that includes the lakes of Habbaniyah, Tharthar and Bahr al-Najaf. Lake Tharthar is the largest. The lake was constructed as a measure to control …

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Cobra Warrior Exercise – UPSC Prelims

Cobra Warrior Exercise: The Cobra Warrior exercise is an apex event organised by the Royal Air Force of U.K. The exercise is for training the pilots and others in planning and executing complex airborne missions. Aim: providing operational exposure and sharing best practices amongst the participating Air Forces, thereby enhancing combat capability and forging bonds …

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Donbas Region – UPSC Prelims

Donbas Region: Donetsk and Luhansk are two states located in eastern Ukraine, which share a border with Russia. Within these two states are two separatist territories known as the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), which are run by Russian and Russian-backed separatists. This entire region, which includes Donetsk, Luhansk and their …

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Refugee Vs Asylum Seeker Vs Migrant – UPSC Prelims

Refugee Asylum Seeker Migrant A refugee is a person who has fled their own country because they are at risk of serious human rights violations and persecution there. The risks to their safety and life were so great that they felt they had no choice but to leave and seek safety outside their country. This …

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One Ocean Summit – UPSC Prelims

One Ocean Summit: The summit was organised by France in Brest, France in cooperation with the United Nations and the World Bank. The goal of the One Ocean Summit is to raise the collective level of ambition of the international community on marine issues. Commitments will be made towards combating illegal fishing, decarbonising shipping and reducing plastic pollution. Will also focus on …

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Falkland Islands – UPSC Prelims

Falkland Islands: Falkland Islands is also called Malvinas Islands or Spanish Islas Malvinas. It is an internally self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the South Atlantic Ocean. It lies about 300 miles northeast of the southern tip of South America and a similar distance east of the Strait of Magellan. The capital and major town is Stanley, …

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