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Israel approved building permits for 566 settler homes in East Jerusalem

20 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

According to Turjeman, the new permits are for homes in the settlement neighbourhoods of Pisgat Zeev, Ramot, and Ramat Shlomo, who also heads the planning committee that approved them.

Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Vietnam in the field of cyber security

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

India's relations with Vietnam are marked by growing economic and commercial engagement. India is among the top ten trading partners of Vietnam.

MoU between India and Serbia for cooperation in IT and Electronics approved

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The approval was given by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The MoU helps India to extend its influence in the Southern Europe.

Donald Trump sworn-in as 45th US President

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The White House said that US foreign policy under President Donald Trump will put America first and will be based on the principle of peace through strength.

Adama Barrow sworn in as President of Gambia in Senegal

Jan 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

With the swearing-in ceremony comes an event that marked The Gambia’s first change of presidency in 22 years. It is also the first change of presidency by democratic means since independence from Britain in 1965.

Union Cabinet approves India’s membership in International Vaccine Institute

Jan 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The membership will be help India in achieving its objectives under the Mission Indradhanush.

30 more countries expressed interest in joining AIIB

Jan 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

At present, the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank has 57 countries. With the joining of more countries, the legitimacy of the bank is expected to grow in near future.

India, Mauritius signed MoU for cooperation in cooperative sector

Jan 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The MoU is a breakthrough for the Narendra Modi government. It will help India in extending its soft power in the Indian Ocean region.

India, USA signed MoU for collaboration in third world countries

Jan 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The MoU will help both the countries in synchronizing their developmental activities in third world countries.

Ecuador takes chair of UN group of 134 developing countries

Jan 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Thailand said in 2016 it focused on how to implement the 17 UN goals for 2030 to promote development and good governance, and preserve the environment.

India-Sri Lanka sign MoU to construct 3000 Rain Water Harvesting systems

Jan 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Under the project, the residents of the region will be trained on operations and maintenance of the system.

Norway becomes 1st country to ban FM radio broadcasting

Jan 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The decision of the Norweign government to switch over to digital broadcasting has become controversial.

CERT-In signed MoU with US-CERT on Cyber Security

Jan 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) seeks to renew the agreement that was signed by both the countries in January 2011.

India, Kenya signed MoU on cooperation in agriculture and allied sectors

Jan 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The agreement is a symbolic victory for the Modi Government, which has been taking pro-active steps to engage African nations in a big way.

Raheel Sharif appointed Commander-in-Chief of Islamic Military Alliance

Jan 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Islamic Military Alliance is an intergovernmental military alliance of multiple Muslim Countries. Through IMA, these countries come together for military intervention against ISIL and other counter-terrorist activities.

India, Portugal signed seven agreements including defence cooperation

Jan 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The two nations agreed to boost their relations in the field of production and development of weapons.

H1-B Visa Programme reform bill introduced in US Congress

Jan 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

The proposed changes are expected to impact the revenues of the Indian IT companies that are heavily dependent on the American market.

India, Kazakhstan signed protocol to amend Double Taxation Avoidance Convention

Jan 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The amended protocol seeks to strengthen measures against fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.

US Army issues new regulations, allows turbans and beards in military

Jan 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

According to the new regulation, servicemen who wear turbans, hijabs or beards are allowed to enroll in the military.

India, World Bank discussed Indus Water Treaty

Jan 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The discussion with Indian officials is a part of the World Bank’s efforts to resolve the differences over the implementation of the Indus Water Treaty.

Union Cabinet approved MoU with Kenya on agriculture and allied sectors

Jan 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is one of recent initiatives under taken by India to boost bilateral cooperation with Kenya.

Japan to associate with India in its Smart Cities Mission

Jan 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Japan has expressed interest in being associated with India’s mission of developing 100 smart cities by 2020. The decision was revealed during the meeting of Indian Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and Japanese Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu.

Finland introduces basic income for unemployed

Jan 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Finland introduces basic monthly income to tackle the issue of unemployment and poverty. Under the scheme, a basic amount will be provided to 2000 randomly picked citizens on a trial basis for two years.

Jovenel Moise declared winner of Haiti’s Presidential elections

Jan 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Jovenel Moise, the candidate of former President Michel Martelly’s Haitian Tet Kale Party has been declared the new President-Elect of the Hurricane-hit Caribbean nation, Haiti.

2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Jan 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The International year aims to promote tourism’s role in sustainable economic growth, resource efficiency, employment and poverty reduction.

UN Security Council approves Russian-drafted resolution on Syria ceasefire

Jan 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Security Council also expressed its support for the efforts taken by Russia and Turkey and aimed at stopping violence in Syria and launching a political process.

Third protocol for amending DTAA signed between India and Singapore

Jan 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

It was revised in line with India’s treaty policy to prevent double non-taxation, curb revenue loss & check black money through automatic exchange of information.

Sorin Grindeanu appointed as Prime Minister of Romania

Dec 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Grindeanu's name was nominated by the Social Democratic Party which won the 2016 elections that were held on 11 December 2016.

China operationalises world's longest bullet train line

Dec 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The line is a part of the China Railway High-speed’s system of high-speed rail corridors, beginning in Shanghai and ending in Kunming.

Beipanjiang Bridge, 'world's highest bridge' standing 1850ft above a gorge opens

Dec 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Beipanjiang is the highest bridge in the world but the Millau Viaduct, a joint British-French venture on the A75 Autoroute is the tallest bridge in the world.

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