Current Affairs Today: Published on 10 February, 2016
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India will hold the First-ever Global Maritime Summit in April 2016. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that international maritime stability cannot be preserved by a single nation with the complexity of modern day challenges.
Renana Jhabvala got invited to serve as a panelist on a UN panel on women’s economic empowerment. Renana Jhabvala is an Indian social worker based in Ahmedabad, India. She is best known for her long association with the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), India. The United Nations has established the panel to provide recommendations on improving economic outcomes for women.
The Kerala Literature Festival was Inaugurated in Kozhikode. The maiden Kerala Literature Festival organised by the Department of Culture and Kozhikode Corporation in alliance with D.C. Books will begin at Kozhikode beach on Thursday.
In Ladakh, the first joint tactical exercise of India and China was conducted. Focusing on humanitarian aid and disaster relief, the Indian and Chinese troops held the first joint tactical exercise in Eastern Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday in defiance of international sanctions, prompting the United States to warn of “serious consequences”. The launch of the satellite – just a month after a nuclear bomb test – is widely regarded by the international community as a covert means of testing technology in order to develop a missile capable of striking the US mainland.
Japan, whose military were recently put on alert to shoot down any rocket that threatened its territory, reacted with swift condemnation, particularly as it reportedly flew over Japanese soil above the southernmost region Okinawa.
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