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German lawmakers approve package of security measures, partially ban burqa

2 days ago
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The ban on full covering of the faces will not be implemented on health workers who are working to protect themselves against infectious diseases.

El Salvador becomes first country to ban metals mining

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The law bans "prospection, exploration, exploitation, extraction or processing of metallic minerals in El Salvador."

Indian Cultural centre holds seminar to strengthen ties with Egypt

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Indian cultural centre in Egypt organised a seminar to strengthen and deepen ties between the two nations.

UAE's first solar-powered gas station opens in Dubai

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The station goes in line with the great strides made by the Emirate of Dubai to turn itself into a hub for renewable energy as part of the Dubai 2020 Vision. The Vision plans make the emirate the smartest and the most sustainable in the world.

China bans ‘Muhammad’, ‘Jihad’, and ‘Medina’ as baby names

Apr 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

China has banned its citizens from naming their babies Muhammad, Medina and Quran, mainly targeting the minority Muslim group living in the western region of Xinjiang.

India, Armenia sign three agreements

Apr 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Following Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari’s visit to Armenia, both countries signed three agreements to boost cooperation between them.

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to take part in WHO malaria vaccine pilot programme

Apr 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

In October 2015, two independent WHO advisory groups recommended pilot implementation of RTS,S in three to five settings in sub-Saharan Africa. The recommendation came from the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization and the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee

Trump wants to send men to Mars

Apr 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Donald Trump is planning to send American astronauts to Mars during his first term as the President of the United States.

Cuba and Morocco re-establish diplomatic ties after 37 years

Apr 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Morocco's King Mohamed VI has already ordered the opening of an embassy in Havana. Cuba is one of the few Latin American countries where Rabat was not represented to date.

India teams up with other nations to protect ancient heritage from terrorism

Apr 25, 2017
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Ten nations including India and China have come together to form a group to protect historic sites against the onslaught of terrorism.

Pakistani Hindus allowed to worship at Shiva temple after 20 years

Apr 25, 2017
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A Pakistani High Court gave permission to Hindus to conduct religious activity at a Shiva temple in Abbottabad after almost 20 years.

Pakistan’s Gwadar port leased to China Overseas Port Holding Company for 40 years

Apr 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Before COPHC, the control of the Gwadar port was with Singapore’s Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) International.

India, South Korea signed MoU for Defence Industry Co-Operation in Shipbuilding

Apr 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The co-operation with South Korea will help India in upgrading and modernising its facilities and execute naval shipbuilding projects in a timely and cost effective manner.

1st India-Indonesia Energy Forum held in Jakarta

Apr 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

On this occasion, a MoU was signed between India and Indonesia to strengthen cooperation in the field of oil and gas.

Royal agencies of Thailand brought under control of King Vajiralongkorn

Apr 22, 2017
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The decision is another step in giving greater say to the king, who has been reshaping the palace and shown himself increasingly assertive on other front.

TIME releases list of 100 Most Influential People of 2017

Apr 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

PM Narendra Modi featured on the list as a political leader. He is described as a maestro of the art of political seduction, playing on the existential fears and cultural insecurities of people facing downward or blocked mobility.

Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad disqualified from running for president

Apr 21, 2017
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Iran has barred its former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from running in the upcoming Presidential elections.

Australia unveils major changes to citizenship process

Apr 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Under the new law, migrants seeking Australian citizenship would have to undergo a tough English language skills test and ability to demonstrate Australian values. Turnbull said the announcements had been made in the national interest.

India contributes USD 250000 to United Nations election assistance programme

Apr 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Eenam Gambhir, a First Secretary in India's Mission to the Unite Nations, presented the cheque to Kyoko Shiotani, Chief of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General at the UN Department of Political Affairs, on 18 April 2017.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate UN Vesak Day in Sri Lanka

Apr 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

In addition, Modi will also hold meetings with the Sri Lankan leadership. The two nations will discuss key issues, including the Palk Bay fisheries conflict, apart from finalising development cooperation agreements.

US President Donald Trump signs executive order to tighten H-1B visa programme

Apr 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs.

Palestinians in Israeli prisons begin hunger strike

Apr 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Previous such hunger strikers of Palestine, who fasted for more than a week, were either released by shortening their detention terms when they were hospitalised in critical conditions.

MoU signed between Indian Academy of Highway Engineers & University of New South Wales

Apr 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

As part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), a centre will be established in India to accelerate research in the transportation sector.

US drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on ISIS Caves in Afghanistan

Apr 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Adam Stump, the spokesman of the Pentagon stated, “a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed Mother of All Bombs, was dropped on a tunnel complex of ISIS-Khorasan, a regional affiliate of the terror group, in Achin district of Afghanistan's Nanagarh province.”

Russia vetoes UN resolution condemning Syria chemical attack

Apr 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Russia vetoed UN resolution on Syria stating that the draft had pre-judged Syria to be guilty of the attack, prior to any investigation.

Syria war: G7 rejects sanctions on Russia after 'chemical attack'

Apr 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The foreign secretaries of the G7 member nations rejected Britain’s call for imposing sanctions on Russia in the wake of the deadly chemical attack in Syria’s rebel-controlled town, Khan Sheikhoun.

Egypt declares three-month state of emergency after church attacks

Apr 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is assumed to be behind the blasts in Tanta and Alexandria on Palm Sunday (9 April 2017).

India, Georgia signed Joint Statement on Free Trade Agreement

Apr 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The joint statement facilitates the establishment of a Joint Feasability Study Group to discuss the possibility of bilateral Free Trade Agreement.

First rail freight service to China departs UK

Apr 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The train is loaded with whisky, soft drinks, vitamins and baby products. The train, with thirty-two containers filled with UK-produced goods, set off on the 7500-mile journey from Stanford-le-Hope in Essex. The train will reach its destination in 18 days.

India-Australia signed six agreements including cooperation in civil aviation security

Apr 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The two nations didn’t succeed in concluding negotiations for Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) which they have been negotiating for a long time.

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