India sweeps election to wins seat to UN Human Rights Council (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II; IOBR)

India has won a seat to Human Rights Council at United Nations with highest votes among all candidates. While each candidate needed at least 97 votes to get elected, India (which contested in Asia-Pacific category) got 188 votes in the elections held at the 193-member UN General Assembly. Who else contested? Five countries including India

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Why Pakistan minister’s presence with Hafiz Saeed leaves Imran Khan with explaining to do (Relevant for GS Mains Paper II; IOBR)

On September 30, Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Pakistan Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony, shared the stage with Laskhar-e-Taiba and Jamat-ud-dawa founder Hafiz Saeed. It has triggered a controversy that throws the spotlight yet again on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s dalliance with extremist elements. The minister Qadri is from Khyber agency, a Federally Administered Tribal Area.

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Can 25th Amendment remove US President Donald Trump?(Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II; IOBR)

The now-famous Op-Ed article, ‘I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration’, published in The New York Times (and reproduced in The Indian Express Saturday), contained this sentence: “Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing

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LEMOA fully operational now (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II; IOBR)

Access to designated military facilities in specific areas The India-U.S. foundational agreement for mutual logistics support, the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA), has been fully operationalised over the past few months, official sources said. Earlier this week, India concluded the third foundational agreement, Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA), which is meant for secure

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