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Canada to resettle 1200 Yazidi refugees by the end of 2017

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Canada’s government has announced that it would be spending around 28 million to resettle Yazidi refugees facing persecution at the hands of the Islamic state group.

South Africa's decision to leave ICC ruled invalid

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A court in Pretoria recently ruled against President Jacob Zuma’s decision to withdraw South Africa’s membership from the International Criminal Court.

Trump administration revokes law protecting transgender students

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Donald Trump’s administration has revoked Obama’s order to public schools that allowed transgender students to use washrooms that matched with their chosen gender identity.

India, Australia MoU for cooperation in civil aviation sector approved

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The MoU will provide an opportunity to Indian aviation security authorities to share the expertise of their Australian counterparts and enhance the overall aviation security environment in India.

India, Uganda agreed to cooperate in space programme and atomic energy

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India, Uganda are ready to boost their bilateral ties by extending their cooperation in different fields, including Space, atomic energy and vocational training.

CCEA approved SJVN’s investment proposal in Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project

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The power from the project shall be exported from Dhalkebar in Nepal to Muzaffarpur in India.

India and China hold first strategic dialogue in Beijing

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Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar met Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and discussed how both the countries should make special efforts to counter-terrorism together.

Union Cabinet approved signing of bilateral Air Services Agreement with Greece

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The India-Greece Air Services Agreement was prepared with an objective to improve the air connectivity between the two countries.

Yemen's conflict forcing displaced to return home amid persisting risks: United Nations

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About 40% of key informants indicate that internally displaced people now intend to return home within the next three months.

Theresa May urges House of Lords Members to not hold up Brexit Bill

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The British Prime Minister, Theresa May urged the members of the House of Lords to pass the bill without much hold up, granting the British people their wish of exiting the European Union.

Pakistan Senate approved Hindu Marriage Bill

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It is applicable to all persons who profess Hindu regligion in all of its forms prevalent in the country.

US President names Lt Gen HR McMaster as new National Security Advisor

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Highly respected Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster is going to take over the position of the recently ousted National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn.

India, Rwanda signed MoUs in innovation aviation and visa requirements

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The two nations also signed agreements for exemption of visa requirements for service and diplomatic passports.

India sanctioned USD 340 million to Nepal for development programmes

Feb 20, 2017
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Transport Minister of Nepal Ramesh Lekhak said that this completion of infrastructural projects will not only strengthen physical connectivity but also emotional bonding between the people of both the countries.

UAE reveals its plan to build the first city on Mars by 2117

Feb 18, 2017
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The United Arab Emirates plans to spearhead international efforts in Mars exploration with its Mars 2117 program.

Irish government survives no-confidence vote

Feb 16, 2017
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Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny’s ruling party won the no-confidence motion in a very close vote, with 57 in favour and 52 against.

Union Cabinet approved signing of Air Services Agreement between India and Rwanda

Feb 16, 2017
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The air services agreement will give a boost to business-to-business as well as people-to-people engagement in both the countries.

India joins Moscow meet, despite exclusion in first round

Feb 15, 2017
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Despite exclusion in the first round of conference, India attended the second round of Moscow meet on Afghanistan issues.

Union Government signs agreement with Croatia on economic cooperation

Feb 15, 2017
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The Agreement will help both the countries in stepping up the ties in continuity as the last agreement expired in November 2009.

India joins UN’s Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Feb 15, 2017
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The network is focused on strengthening national efforts to end preventable deaths of pregnant women and newborns by 2030.

Military Exercise Cobra Gold 2017 begins in Thailand

Feb 15, 2017
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The Cobra Gold 2017 assumes significance as it is the first joint military exercise since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017.

Jean-Pierre Lacroix appointed as new UN peacekeeping Chief

Feb 15, 2017
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France’s Jean-Pierre Lacroix has been appointed as the United Nations’ new Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping operations.

Adele sweeps top prizes at 2017 Grammy Awards

Feb 14, 2017
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Adele swept up the top awards in general category at the 59th Grammy Awards, followed by the late music legend David Bowie whose album ‘Blackstar’ picked up five awards.

India, UK signed bilateral MoU to allow more flights to boost tourism and trade

Feb 13, 2017
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The agreement is a reflection of the Narendra Modi-led Government to improve relations with European countries.

Director Damien Chazelle's musical "La La Land" dominates BAFTA 2017

Feb 13, 2017
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The 70th British Academy Film Awards was dominated by Damien Chazelle's musical La La Land that won five major awards.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected President of Germany

Feb 13, 2017
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Steinmeier won an overwhelming majority in the Parliament with 931 out of the total 1260 votes going in his favour.

Mass whale stranding on New Zealand beach

Feb 11, 2017
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Around 400 pilot whales got themselves stranded on Farewell Spit on South Island, hundreds of which died overnight. Large-scale rescue operations are on to keep the remaining whales alive.

Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Senegal in the field of health and medicine

Feb 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The MoU with Senegal in the field of health and medicine will help India in extending its’s soft power in the West African Region.

Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Senegal in the field of health and medicine

Feb 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The cabinet also approved for setting up of a  Working Group to further elaborate the details of cooperation and to oversee the implementation of this MoU.

Union Cabinet apprised of MoU between India and France in science, technology and innovation

Feb 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The MoU is an indication of growing bilateral relations between India and France in the fields of science, technology and innovation.

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