Indian American could be FDA head under Trump ( Relevant for GS Prelims and GS Mains Paper II)

Indian American biotech entrepreneur Balaji Srinivasan is being considered for a role in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under President Donald Trump. About Mr. Srinivasan Mr. Srinivasan is currently CEO and co-founder of bitcoin startup 21(name of the company). Mr. Srinivasan is a person of Indian Origin. Other appointees in Trump Administration If

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China hands over two ships to Pakistan Navy for Gwadar Port security (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS Mains Paper II)

China has handed over two ships to the Pakistan to safeguard the strategic Gwadar port and trade routes under the ambitious China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). These ships have been named as Hingol and Basol, after two rivers near Gwadar. They will be part of Pakistan Navy and are equipped with state-of-the-art guns. They will be used

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Turkey in turmoil (Relevant for GS Mains paper II)

The New Year’s-eve attack on an Istanbul nightclub that killed at least 39 people, mostly foreigners including two Indians, is yet another reminder of the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Turkey.  Why is Turkey being repeatedly targeted? Syria policy of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: 1. Like many of his Western allies, Mr. Erdogan also

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U.S. ends special treatment for Cuban migrants (Relevant for GS Mains Paper II, Topic : US-Cuba Relations)

New policy for Cuban migrantsPresident Barack Obama said that he was terminating the 22-year-old policy that has allowed Cubans who arrived on United States soil without visas to remain in the country and gain legal residency, an unexpected move long sought by the Cuban government. Cuban nationals who attempt to enter the United States illegally and

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Russian spares to support India (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II)

New amendment in Russian law:Russia has amended its laws permitting lot of their Russian Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to enter into long-term agreements for spares with Indian companies and support for military equipment supplied to India. This will address long-standing concerns on the serviceability of the imported equipment. India is also discussing the possibility of

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Russian influence in American Presidential elections (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS Mains paper II )

Conclusion of interference by RussiaThe U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released a declassified report purportedly supplying the details of a conspiracy theory that has dogged the victory of Donald Trump in the November presidential election: Russia’s alleged “influence campaign” that sought to tip the scales in favour of the property magnate.

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