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Current Affairs in Short 08 July 2019

The European Union (EU) has called on Iran to "stop and reverse" any action that goes against the 2015 nuclear deal.

Jul 8, 2019 17:52 IST
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Brazil defeat Peru 3-1 to win their 9th Copa America title

•    Brazil defeated Peru 3-1 to win their ninth Copa América title and their first since 2007.
•    Everton and Gabriel Jesus scored one goal each in the first half, while Richarlison converted a late penalty for Brazil.
•    Brazil's veteran right-back Dani Alves was named player of the tournament, while Everton was named player of the final.

EU calls on Iran to stop any steps against international nuclear deal

•    The European Union (EU) has called on Iran to "stop and reverse" any action that goes against the 2015 nuclear deal signed between the Middle East country and world powers.
•    The EU also said that it is "extremely concerned" about Iran's announcement on enriching uranium above the limit set by the nuclear deal.
•    Earlier, Trump warned Tehran that “Iran better be careful.” He didn’t elaborate on what actions the U.S. might consider.

Nepal stops Tibetan refugees from celebrating Dalai Lama's birthday

•    The permission for a public event to mark the Dalai Lama’s birthday was denied apparently because of security concerns.
•    Nepal in the past has detained Tibetans on their way to India and later handed them over to Chinese authorities.
•    According to the Reuters report, airport immigration authorities in Kathmandu refused to admit a US citizen of Tibetan origin and deported him last month.

Global warming to melt the ice sheet by the year 3000: Study

•    The findings published in the Journal of Science Advances show that the effects of global warming may melt the ice sheet of Greenland and increase global sea level by the year 3000.
•    Even by the end of the century, the island could lose 4.5 per cent of its ice, contributing up to 13 inches of sea level rise.
•    Greenland's ice sheet is huge, spanning over 660,000 square miles. It is almost the size of Alaska and 80 per cent as big as the US east of the Mississippi River.

First model village inaugurates in Sri Lanka

•    A model village built with Indian assistance as part of a housing project meant for war affected people and estate workers was inaugurated in Sri Lanka.
•    India has partnered with the ministry of housing and construction and cultural affairs to build 100 model villages consisting of a total of 2,400 houses all across Sri Lanka with Indian grant of Rs 1,200 million.
•    The fully constructed houses were handed over to the beneficiaries. These houses are in addition to the 60,000 accommodations built under the Indian Housing Project.

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