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Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 16 April to 21 April 2018

Syria has returned to France the prestigious Legion d'honneur presented to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. President Assad was decorated with the highest class of the award, the Grand Croix, in 2001 after he took power following the death of his father.

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Publish Date : Apr 21, 2018

Current Affairs 2018 English: Commonwealth Games & Chemical Attack in Syria (April, 3rd week)

In this Current Affairs video, we have covered the two most important events that occurred in last week. It is presented by Jagran josh team to enhance the knowledge and depth of students.

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Publish Date : Apr 17, 2018

US, Britain and France launch air strikes against Syria

The United States along with Britain and France launched a combined military operation against Syria on April 14. The military operation is in response to an alleged chemical attack in Douma, a Syrian town near Damascus.

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Publish Date : Apr 15, 2018

Russia, Turkey, Iran vow to secure peace in Syria

The Presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran together vowed to secure the territorial integrity of Syria during the trilateral summit in Ankara. In a joint statement post the summit, the three Presidents called for a lasting ceasefire between the conflicting parties in the talks on the Syrian crisis.

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Publish Date : Apr 5, 2018

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 19 February to 24 February 2018

UNICEF issued a blank statement to Syria on February 20 to express its outrage at mass casualties among Syrian children in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta and neighboring Damascus.

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Publish Date : Feb 24, 2018

World Leaders failed to respond to Human Rights violation: Amnesty report

Amnesty stated in its report that the international community had failed to respond robustly to the crimes against humanity and war crimes from Myanmar to Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. It described Trump’s move to ban people from several Muslim-majority countries in January last year as transparently hateful.

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Publish Date : Feb 23, 2018

Current Affairs in Short: 20 February 2018

CCEA allows private companies to mine the fossil fuel for commercial use, ending the monopoly of state-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL).

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Publish Date : Feb 20, 2018

Russia to build nuclear power plant in Sudan

Russia has signed an agreement with Sudan to build a nuclear power plant in the nation. The agreement follows up on the high-level meeting that took place between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir in November 2017.

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Publish Date : Dec 24, 2017

Priyanka Chopra conferred Mother Teresa Memorial award for social justice

Indian actor, Priyanka Chopra has been bestowed with the 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award for her contribution towards lending her support to social causes such as her recent visit to Syria where she met and interacted with refugee children.

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Publish Date : Dec 12, 2017

US Supreme Court allows full enforcement of President Trump's travel ban

However, the ban against travellers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen still faces legal challenges. The new ban also bars travellers from North Korea and Venezuela, but they were not affected by the injunctions.

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Publish Date : Dec 5, 2017

Russia vetoes UN resolution to extend inspection of chemical attacks in Syria

Russia has vetoed a UN resolution that was to extend the work of international inspectors to determine who was behind the chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The chemical attack, which took place on 4 April 2017 on a town in violence-hit Syria- Khan Sheikhoun, had lead to the killing of many civilians.

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Publish Date : Oct 25, 2017

Nicaragua signs Paris Climate Agreement, leaving the US and Syria behind

An agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Paris agreement deals with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance. Till June 2017, 195 UNFCCC members have signed the agreement, 148 of which have ratified it.

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Publish Date : Oct 24, 2017

Former French judge Catherine Marchi-Uhel to lead UN Syria war crimes probe

She worked as a senior legal officer at the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and worked in legal positions at the French foreign ministry.

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Publish Date : Jul 4, 2017

Iraq: Islamic State blows up iconic al-Nuri mosque of Mosul

The al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul is the same place from where Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS proclaimed a caliphate, a state governed in accordance to Islamic law or Sharia by a Caliph.

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Publish Date : Jun 22, 2017

In a first, UNICEF appoints Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan as Goodwill Ambassador

Muzoon Almellehan fled the conflict in Syria along with her family in 2013.

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Publish Date : Jun 20, 2017

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

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

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Publish Date : Apr 25, 2017

Russia vetoes UN resolution condemning Syria chemical attack

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

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Publish Date : Apr 13, 2017

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

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.

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Publish Date : Apr 12, 2017

11 dead and over 43 injured in terror attack at Russia’s metro system

A suicide bomb blast in the metro rail system left 11 dead and over dozens injured in Russia’s second largest city, Saint Petersburg.

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Publish Date : Apr 4, 2017

Syrian troops with Russian support recaptured historic city of Palmyra from IS

An ally of Damascus, Russia started an air campaign against ISIS in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in September 2015.

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Publish Date : Mar 3, 2017

Kuwait suspends issuance of Visa for travellers from five major Muslim countries

Kuwait has suspended the issuance of visas to travellers belonging to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and Syria.

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Publish Date : Feb 2, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz: 2 January 2017

The daily quiz brought by jagranhosh.com on 2 January 2017 covers important topics like India’s first transgender school, World’s Best Playmaker for the year 2016 by IFFHS and adoption of a resolution that seeks to end violence in Syria among others. These updated quizzes will allow you to revise the day at its best and get ready for the exams that will be faced by you in coming future.

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Publish Date : Jan 2, 2017

UN Security Council approves Russian-drafted resolution on Syria ceasefire

The Security Council also expressed its support for the efforts taken by Russia and Turkey and aimed at stopping violence in Syria and launching a political process.

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Publish Date : Jan 2, 2017

Aleppo’s Christians celebrate Christmas for first time in five years

The Christmas celebration has been seen as the return of peace in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

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Publish Date : Dec 26, 2016

United Nations votes to deploy observers in Aleppo

The council unanimously adopted a French-drafted resolution 2328 (2016) that marks the first show of unity in months among world powers on the issue.

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Publish Date : Dec 20, 2016

Current Affairs One liner of the Week: 5 December to 10 December 2016

The One liners of the week (5 December to 10 December 2016) covers the major happenings that are important for competitive examinations. The day’s one liner covers important current affairs of the day like Digidhan Abhiyan, Special Backward Classes reservation in Rajasthan struck down by the High Court, and Resolution demanding immediate ceasefire in Syria among others.

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Publish Date : Dec 10, 2016

Hadi Abdullah wins 2016 RSF-TV5 Monde Press Freedom Prize

The 29-year-old freelance reporter has braved many dangers to cover the war in Syria, entering high-risk areas where few colleagues venture in order to film and to enable civil society’s actors to speak to the outside world.

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Publish Date : Nov 8, 2016

Current Affairs Quiz: 18 October 2016

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like peace talks on Syria crisis, India’s first indigenous electric bus and India's Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament among others.

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Publish Date : Oct 18, 2016

Russia vetoes UN resolution to stop bombing of Aleppo

The resolution proposed by France and Spain failed to be adopted as it received a negative vote by permanent member Russia. Veto by any one of the Council's five permanent members means a resolution cannot be adopted.

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Publish Date : Oct 10, 2016

2016 Right Livelihood Award announced

The prize was established in 1980 by German-Swedish philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull after the Nobel Foundation refused to create awards honouring efforts in the fields of the environment and international development.

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Publish Date : Sep 23, 2016
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