UPSC Current Affairs 2021 Analysis 

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08 November 2021

Sr. No. Topic News
1. BILATERAL – INDIA-ASIA Fisherman killed in Pak firing off Gujarat
2. INTERNATIONAL – PACIFIC AUKUS – trilateral security pact
3. INTERNATIONAL – AFRICA Civil disobedience campaign in Sudan
4. INTERNATIONAL – AFRICA Tigray rebels fighting Ethiopian govt.

Fisherman killed in Pak firing off Gujarat

  • A fisherman from Maharashtra was killed in firing by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) on an Indian fishing boat off the Gujarat coast.
  • Six other fishermen on the boat have been abducted.
  • Porbandar Navi Bandar police has jurisdiction across Gujarat over any incident that occurs beyond 12 nautical miles in the Arabian Sea.
  • The Gujarat coast has seen several incidents of fishermen caught by the PMSA for transgressing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).
  • There are more than 350 fishermen from Gujarat currently in Pakistani jails.

AUKUS – trilateral security pact

  • Aukus, is a trilateral security pact between Australia, United Kingdom and United States, announced on 15 September 2021 for the Indo-Pacific region.
  • Under the pact, the US and the UK will help Australia to acquire nuclear-powered submarines.
  • The pact also includes cooperation on “cyber capabilities, artificial intelligence, quantum technologies and additional undersea capabilities.
  • The Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance that also includes New Zealand and Canada.
  • Also, Australia cancelled French–Australian submarine deal worth €56 billion (A$90 billion) without notice.

Civil disobedience campaign in Sudan

  • Sudanese security forces fired tear gas at multiple anti-coup rallies, with protesters in several cities joining a call for two-days of civil disobedience against military takeover on 25 October 2021.
  • Civil disobedience call was made by the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), an umbrella of unions which were also instrumental in the protests which led to the ouster of longtime strongman Omar al-Bashir in April 2019.
  • The rally came after the military leadership replaced heads of department at Ministry, as part of sweeping changes it made in multiple sectors.

Tigray rebels fighting Ethiopian govt.

  • Rebels fighting Ethiopia’s Government have played down reports that they would face a hostile population or cause a “bloodbath” if they advanced into Addis Ababa.
  • Fighters from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and their allies have been locked in a year-long war with the government that has killed thousands.
  • Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, sent troops into Tigray in November 2020 to topple the TPLF, accusing them of attacking military bases.

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