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Iran says 'it’s ready for war’ after it shot down US military drone

Jun 20, 2019
Iran says "It is ready for war" after shooting down American military drone.

Moon is a part of Mars, says US President Donald Trump while attacking NASA

Jun 8, 2019
In an attack on NASA, US President Donald Trump recently said Moon is a part of Mars.

India Ranks 43rd in IMD World Competitiveness Rankings-2019

May 30, 2019
India has gained one point benefit by coming to 43rd position. India is also facing some challenges like maintaining high growth with employment generation, fiscal discipline and Digital literacy.

WHO officially declares excessive gaming a disorder

May 28, 2019
World Health Organisation (WHO) recently declared excessive mobile, video gaming as a disorder. PUBG is one of such games which was under lens from a long time.

Donald Trump becomes first world leader to meet Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito

May 27, 2019
Emperor Naruhito ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1, marking the beginning of a new era in the Japanese timeline -the Reiwa era.

Election Result 2019 streamed live in US Cinema Hall; NRIs flock to witness Modi’s Historic win

May 23, 2019
Indians all over the country are glued to the television screen since early morning on 23rd May, 2019, Lok Sabha Elections Results. People not only in India but in America are also very excited for Lok Sabha Elections results. Do you know Indians in America watch General Election results live at big screen/Cinema Theatres?

Committee on Digital Payments submits report to RBI; India delivers Mi-24 choppers to Afghanistan – Current Affairs

May 20, 2019
The Reserve Bank will now examine the recommendations of the Committee. If necessary, the bank will merge the recommendations with the recently released ‘Payment Systems Vision 2021’, published on May 15, 2019.

Lokpal Website inaugurated; China blocks all editions of Wikipedia – Current Affairs

May 16, 2019
The Website provides the basic information with respect to the working and functioning of the Lokpal, a multimember body with a Chairperson and Members. The Lokpal basically inquires and investigates into the corruption cases against the public servants.

Austria bans headscarf in primary schools; US, France, Japan and Australia hold first naval drill in Asia – Current Affairs

May 16, 2019
Austria’s new law bans any ideological or religiously influenced clothing, which is associated with the covering of the head.

Trump declares national emergency; proposes merit-based immigration policy – Current Affairs

May 16, 2019
The move will give the United States the power to prohibit transactions posing an unacceptable risk to national security.

ICC appoints first female match referee; US places Chinese, Pakistani companies on entity list – Current Affairs

May 15, 2019
GS Lakshmi's appointment comes just a month after Australia's Claire Polosak was appointed as the first woman umpire in men's one-day internationals.

India helps Mongolia build its first refinery; India supports Nigerian Muhammad-Bande’s election to UNGA – Current Affairs

May 14, 2019
It is the largest project undertaken by India under its Lines of Credit programme. The funding was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Ulan Bator in 2015.

Plastic Waste included in Basel Convention; ABHYAS drone successfully flight-tested in India – Current Affairs

May 14, 2019
With this move, the global trade of plastic waste will become more transparent and will be better regulated. It will ensure that the management of plastic waste becomes safer for environment and human health altogether.

IMF bails out cash-strapped Pakistan with new loan; India hosts two-day WTO meeting- Current Affairs

May 13, 2019
Under the new loan deal, Pakistan will receive $6 billion from the IMF in addition to $2 to $3 billion from the World Bank and Asian Development Bank over the next three years.

IAF gets first Apache attack helicopter; India, Vietnam discuss strategic partnership – Current Affairs

May 13, 2019
The Apache attack helicopter has the capability to carry out precision attacks at standoff ranges and operate in hostile airspace with threats from the ground.

New Indian pit viper species found; India, Vietnam commit to build peaceful Indo-pacific region - Current Affairs

May 11, 2019
With the discovery of this new species of Pit Viper, India now has five pit viper species, Moreover, it also makes Arunachal Pradesh the only state to have a pit viper named after it.

Ireland declares climate emergency; UN appoints actress Dia Mirza as SDG advocate- Current Affairs

May 11, 2019
The British Parliament became the world’s first to declare a climate emergency by passing the largely symbolic motion on May 1.

Pope makes reporting sex abuse obligatory; Singapore reports 1st case of rare Monkeypox virus – Current Affairs

May 10, 2019
Pope Francis issued ‘Motu Proprio’, declaring that those who know about sex abuse or suspect it in the Catholic Church, are obliged to report it right away to the church authorities. The law will be applicable within the Church and has no obligation on individuals to report abuse to civil authorities like police.

RIL acquires toy retailer Hamleys; only one third rivers are flowing free - Current Affairs

May 10, 2019
RIL acquired Hamleys in 67.96 million pounds. Hamleys was founded in 1881 by William Hamley.

Chris Gayle named Vice- Captain in last World Cup; India, Turkey vow to boost trade ties- Current Affairs

May 9, 2019
Chris Gayle is the only player in the world to score a hundred in T20I, a double hundred in ODI and a triple hundred in Test Cricket.

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