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Nepal bans citizens from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya

Published on: 25-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The government has decided to suspend issuing labour permits to Nepalese nationals in four conflict-hit countries, namely Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya.

Sri Lankan Parliament passes Right to Information bill with amendments

Published on: 25-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Earlier, the bill was introduced in 1996, but was delayed by successive governments citing national security issues, while Sri Lanka was at war with Tamil rebels until 2009.

Britain votes to exit European Union in historic referendum

Published on: 24-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Northern Ireland, London and Scotland voted strongly to stay back with the EU while the Wales and the English shires backed Britain exit (Brexit) from the EU.

Colombia government, FARC rebels sign ceasefire

Published on: 24-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The peace talks between the government and the rebels were hosted by the Cuban president, Raúl Castro; while Venezuela that had the observer status played an important role in encouraging FARC to the negotiating table.

EU reached agreement on new border force to tackle migrant crisis

Published on: 23-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

To tackle the crisis from which the EU is suffering from, the force have the right to intervene in front-line countries like Greece and Italy.

World Bank releases India Development Update 2016

Published on: 22-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

It reviews the current challenges in India’s financial sector and analyzes some of the impacts of the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission on Indian states.

Six Indian WW1 warriors gets place in Digital Archive of United Kingdom

Published on: 22-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

These six Indian soldiers were part of some 175 men from 11 overseas countries who were awarded Britain’s award for valour, the Victoria Cross (VC), during the war.

India, Thailand signed 2 agreements on cooperation in culture and education sectors

Published on: 20-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The agreements were signed during the 3-day visit of Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha.

India, South Korea launches Korea Plus, an initiative to strengthen relations

Published on: 20-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The mandate of Korea Plus covers the entire investment spectrum including supporting Korean enterprises entering the Indian market for the first time.

India signs two MoUs with Namibia on capacity building for civil servants, centre of excellence in ICT

Published on: 18-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The agreements were signed after a dialogue between President Pranab Mukherjee and his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob.

Kolkata-Ashuganj-Tripura transit facility becomes operational between India and Bangladesh

Published on: 17-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

India-Bangladesh transit facility under the revised Inland Water Transit and Trade Protocol became operational between Kolkata-Ashuganj-Tripura on 16 June 2016.

Arktika, the most powerful nuclear icebreaker launched by Russia

Published on: 16-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

With a length and breadth of 189.5 yards and 37.1 yards respectively, it is the world’s largest and most powerful vessel of its kind.

Net-Neutrality Rules upheld by US Appeals Court

Published on: 16-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The judgment is a defeat for cable, wireless and telephone companies who were trying to avert tighter oversight of the consumer broadband business.

India, ISA contract for exploration of Polymetallic Sulphides in Indian Ocean Region approved

Published on: 15-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The contract seeks to undertake exploration and other developmental activities related to Polymetallic Sulphides in parts of Central and South - West Indian Ridges located in the Indian Ocean.

India’s membership of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program approved

Published on: 15-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

As a member of the ICDP, India will get assistance in executing the Koyna scientific deep drilling project in Maharashtra.

 

India, Taiwan MoU/Agreements on bilateral relations approved

Published on: 15-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

While the MoU deals with the cooperation in the agriculture and allied sector, the Air Services Agreement is expected to spur greater trade, investment, tourism between both the countries.

Florida’s Stonegate Bank to issue first US credit card for use in Cuba

Published on: 15-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

US citizens traveling to Havana can now do so without exchanging dollars, at a 10-percent fee, into the Cuban peso if they are using the Stonegate cards.

Peter Thomson of Fiji elected as President of 71st session of United Nations General Assembly

Published on: 15-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Thomson will begin his tenure in September 2016 at the commencement of the 71st General Assembly session.

Israel elected as Chair of a permanent committee of UN for the first time

Published on: 15-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

In the secret ballot election, Israel received 109 Yes votes. No votes were cast against Israel. However, there were 23 abstentions, 14 invalid ballots and 43 votes for other countries in the Western European.

India, Ghana sign three agreements to strengthen co-operation in varied fields

Published on: 14-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The three agreements signed with Ghana included one for visa waivers for holders of diplomatic and official passports and one for setting up a Joint Commission.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski wins Peru's Presidential Election

Published on: 11-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) on 9 June 2016 announced that the Peruvian political organization Peruanos Por el Kambio received the most votes representing 50.12% of valid votes.

India signs Europe-led clampdown on tax evasion and corruption

Published on: 10-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Under the scheme, the signatories commits to the initiative to automatically exchange information on beneficial ownership.

NIIF, Qatar Investment Authority signed MoU to facilitate investment in Indian infrastructure sector

Published on: 10-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The objective of the Memorandum of Understanding is to facilitate QIA to study investment opportunities in the infrastructure sector in India.

Joint statement on India-US endurance as global partners in 21st Century released

Published on: 09-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The United States recognized India as a Major Defense Partner which strengthens the defense cooperation between these two Nations. This will allow India to purchase more advanced and sensitive technologies from the US.

India-US inked 8 MoUs to bolster economic growth & sustainable development

Published on: 09-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The two nations inked MoU to enhance co-operation on Wildlife Conservation, management and Combating Wildlife Trafficking.

NATO launches biggest ever Joint Military Exercise Anaconda-16 in Poland

Published on: 09-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

It will involve some 31000 troops from Poland, the US and 17 other NATO member nations and from five partner nations.

WHO validates elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis in four countries including Thailand

Published on: 09-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

In 2015, Cuba became the first country to be validated for having successfully eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.

International Monetary Fund approved 1.5 billion US dollar loan to Sri Lanka

Published on: 08-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Executive Board of the IMF accepted this 36-month extended arrangement under its Extended Fund Facility (EFF) with Sri Lanka under special drawing rights (SDR).

Forbes released World’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2016 list

Published on: 08-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

The world’s most powerful woman in the list is German Chancellor Angela Merkel who fetched the first spot for six years running.

No detention for Illegal Migrants under 2008 Return Directive: EU Court

Published on: 08-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Under Return Directive policy, a migrant can be detained for up to 18 months, only when it is believed that the person has committed a separate crime.

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