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  • 10-Jul-2018
  • Gujarat Grants Minority Status To Jews, Becomes Third State In India To Do So

    The Government of Gujarat on 6 July finally granted minority status to followers of Judaism in the state, thus becoming the third state in India to do so. The notification was issued by the state’s Department of Social Justice and Empowerment. The community had earlier made a representation for minority status

  • Govt. to allow spouses of Indian nationals to convert visa category even if married abroad

    Spouses of the Indian nationals getting married abroad will no longer have to face difficulties in converting their tourist visa to dependent visa as the government plans to change existing rules.

    The move came after the Philipino spouse of an Indian national, who married outside the country, faced difficulties in converting her tourist visa to X2 (dependent visa) as the existing visa rules did not permit to do so. The husband had complained to Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

  • 25-Jun-2018
  • Turkey's Erdogan Wins Presidential Election, Extends 15-Year Reign

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in a pivotal election Sunday, saying voters had "handed him" the presidency.

    Supreme Election Council head Sadi Guven declared that 97.7 percent of votes had been counted and declared Erdogan the winner.

    The election was one of the most consequential votes in years and saw a revitalized opposition unify to challenge the incumbent president, who has ruled Turkey for a decade and a half.

  • 22-Jun-2018
  • Seychelles Parliament Blocks Planned Indian Naval Base On Remote Island

    Seychelles parliament will not ratify a pact allowing India to build naval facilities on one of the archipelago's islands, a top foreign affairs ministry official said on Friday.

    The two countries signed an agreement in January to build military facilities on the remote island of Assumption, but the project quickly attracted criticism from opposition members of the tiny Indian Ocean nation's parliament and lead to public protests.

  • 20-Jun-2018
  • President Ram Nath Kovind approves Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir

    The state of Jammu and kashmir has come under Governor's rule from June 20, 2018. Governor NN Vohra had forwarded a report to President Kovind for imposing Governor's rule in J&K under Section 92 of the Constitution, after holding widespread consultation with all the political parties. This will be the fourth time in the last 10 years that a Governor's rule is imposed in Jammu and Kashmir. 

  • United States withdraws from UN human rights council as criticism mounts over border policy

    The United States announced it was withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, dismissing it as a "cesspool of political bias" for its anti-Israel stance.
    It marks the latest rejection of multilateral engagement by the Trump administration - following its exit from the Paris climate accords and the Iran nuclear deal - and comes a day after the UN's most senior human rights official condemned the US for separating children from parents at the border with Mexico.

  • Chief Ministers Subgroup Constituted to Coordinate Policy Approaches for Agriculture and MGNREGS

    Government has set up a Chief Ministers Subgroup to Coordinate Policy Approaches for Agriculture and MGNREGS with the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh as the Convener and CMs of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Sikkim along with the Member NITI Aayog, Shri Ramesh Chand as its members. The move comes in the backdrop of the vision of the Prime Minister towards Doubling Farmers' Income by 2022 which requires a multi-dimensional and inclusive approach.

  • India, Australia to deepen cooperation to combat terror

    India and Australia have agreed to strengthen counterterrorism cooperation through measures such as regular exchange of information and sharing of best practices on countering violent extremism, the MEA said.

  • 19-Jun-2018
  • Indian Army observes 2018 as ‘Year of Disabled Soldiers in Line of Duty’.

    The Indian Army is observing the year 2018 as the ‘Year of Disabled Soldiers in Line of Duty’ to honour soldiers who have been disabled in the line of duty while serving the nation and to celebrate the undying spirit of ‘Soldiering’.

  • North Korea And South Korea To Form Joint Teams At Asian Games.

    The athletes from the Koreas will march under a neutral Korean peninsula flag and under the "Korea" name. At their historic summit in April, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in had agreed to joint participation in "international sports events such as the 2018 Asian Games". Officials from the two Koreas met at the border truce village of Panmunjom on Monday and reached several agreements aimed at strengthening sporting ties

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