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WHO declares Region of the Americas as Measles free

1 day ago
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With this, the Americas became the first in the world to have eliminated measles, a viral disease that can cause severe health problems, including pneumonia, blindness, brain swelling and even death.

Cuba and Russia sign agreement on Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation

1 day ago
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The deal was signed on the sidelines of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference in Vienna.

US appoints Jeffrey DeLaurentis as first Cuban Ambassador in 55 years

2 days ago
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DeLaurentis had been working at the new US embassy in Havana, which opened since 2014.

Navtej Sarna appointed Indian Ambassador to the US

3 days ago
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On the other hand, Government of Indian has also appointed 1988-batch IFS officer Taranjit Singh Sandhu as the next High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka. He will replace Yash Sinha.

First Russia-Pakistan joint military exercise Druzhba-2016 begins in Cherat

Sep 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The drills are being conducted at the Pakistan Army’s High Altitude School at Rattu in Gilgit-Baltistan and at a special forces training centre at Cherat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Barack Obama vetoed a bill that would have allowed families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

Sep 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Earlier, the Justice against Sponsors of Terrorism Act was passed by both the chambers of the Republican controlled Congress.

UN Security Council adopts resolution on nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament

Sep 24, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty bans all nuclear explosions for both civilian and military purposes.

Afghanistan signs peace deal with militant group Hezb-e-Islami

Sep 23, 2016
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As per the agreement, Hekmatyar will be granted amnesty for his offences and the prisoners of Hezb-e-Islami will be released by the government.

ADB approves 631 million US dollars loan for Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor

Sep 22, 2016
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The fund will help develop the first key 800-km section of the planned 2500-km East Coast Economic Corridor which is expected to spur development on India's eastern coast and enable seamless trade links with other parts of South and Southeast Asia.

Economic Freedom of the World 2016 Report released: India stands at 112th spot on WEF Index

Sep 21, 2016
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The report is based on data from 2014 and measures the World Economic Freedom (WEF) Index by analysing the policies and institutions of 159 countries and territories.

World leaders adopt New York Declaration at UNGA Summit for Refugees and Migrants

Sep 20, 2016
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The adoption of the New York Declaration means that more children can attend school; more workers can securely seek jobs abroad.

Russia: Ruling United Russia party wins parliamentary election

Sep 20, 2016
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President Putin’s United Russia party secured 343 seats of the total 450 in Duma, the lower house of Parliament.

China and Russia conduct naval exercises Joint Sea-2016 to improve security

Sep 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Compared with previous years, the 2016 drill focused more on confrontational capacity such as surface warships, submarines and land-based defences. Use of an advanced command system made communication between the two navies smoother.

India, Nepal sign three agreements including improvement of road network

Sep 17, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The agreements were inked during four-day-visit of Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda to India.

Barack Obama designates first US Marine National Monument in Atlantic Ocean

Sep 16, 2016
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The new marine preserve will be known as the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. It will protect 12725 square km of ecosystems encompassing three underwater canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon, and four underwater mountains.

India, Sri Lanka sign MoU to support fishermen in Hambantota district

Sep 16, 2016
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The project envisages gift of equipment and tools such as grub hoes, bicycles, life jackets and sewing machines, to the fishing and farming communities in Hambantota district.

US sign 38 billion dollars deal with Israel

Sep 15, 2016
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This pact has elevated US aid to Israel from current 3.1 billion dollars a year to 3.8 billion dollars.

India-Afghanistan inked agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation

Sep 14, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The two nations signed the extradition treaty, agreement on cooperation in civil and commercial matters and the MoU on Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

China, Vietnam agreed to properly manage differences over South China Sea

Sep 14, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The agreement was reached after talks between Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Chinese premier Li Keqiang in Beijing.

World's first driverless bus service launched in French city of Lyon

Sep 12, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Two electric minibuses with a capacity of 15 passengers each are now operating a 10-minute route with five stops in the city centre at an average speed of 10 Kilometres per hour.

India, 10 South-east Asian countries decided to set up fund for health emergencies in region

Sep 11, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The joint funding stream will be established under the South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund (SEARHEF).

India, Greece sign Air Services Agreement under Open Sky Policy

Sep 8, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

As per the policy, the government will enter into an Open Sky Air Services Agreement on a reciprocal basis with SAARC nations as well as countries with territory located entirely beyond a 5000 kilometre radius from New Delhi.

UN Charter translated into Sanskrit Language

Sep 8, 2016
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The United Nations Charter was signed on 26 June 1945 in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organisation.

WHO certifies India free from Yaws, Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus

Sep 8, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

With this, India became the first country to be officially acknowledged as being yaws-free. The elimination of tetanus as a public health problem means that the annual rate of maternal and neonatal tetanus in India is now less than 1 per 1000 live births.

Nearly 50 million children uprooted worldwide: UNICEF

Sep 7, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The report titled Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant children states that millions of children are still migrating in the hope of finding a better, safer life.

UK and Iran appoint ambassadors for first time since 2011

Sep 7, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Iran downgraded its relations with the UK in November 2011 after stronger international sanctions were imposed on it.

World Health Organisation certifies Sri Lanka malaria-free

Sep 6, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Sri Lanka’s anti-malaria campaign adjusted its strategy to intensively target the parasite after the malaria cases jumped in the 1970s and the 1980s and the 1990s. Sri Lanka is the second country in the WHO South-East Asia Region to eliminate malaria after Maldives.

India-Vietnam inked 12 agreements to bolster bilateral relation

Sep 5, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

PM Modi was on an official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Vietnam.

India, Egypt sign agreement in area of Maritime Transport

Sep 2, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The agreement on Maritime Transport would help the two nations to step-up co-operation on the seas not only in terms of maritime commerce but also in transit of naval vessels.

Michel Temer sworn in as President of Brazil

Sep 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

His appointment came following the removal of Dilma Rousseff from the office through the Senators' voting. Senators voted 61-20 to convict Rousseff for illegally using money from state banks to boost public spending.

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