Akhilesh, uncle Ramgopal expelled from SP for 6 years (Relevant for GS Mians Paper II, Topic: Intra-party differences)

Expelled Akhilesh Yadav from party for 6 yearsSamajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh expelled his defiant son, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, from the party for six years for “gross indiscipline” a day after the junior Yadav issued a parallel list of candidates for the upcoming State polls. Action against Ramgopal Yadav SP national general

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5th India-Arab partnership conference held in Muscat, Oman (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II, Topic: India-Arab Relations)

India-Arab Partneship Conference, Oman:The fifth edition of the India-Arab Partnership Conference was held in Muscat, Oman from December 14 to 15, 2016. It was organised by the Oman Foreign Ministry, Arab League Secretariat in association with the Union Ministry of External Affairs of India. Key Facts: The aim of the conferences was to enhance flow

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India, Kyrgyzstan seek a global pact against terror (Relevant forb GS Prelims and Mains Paper II)

Highlights of Kyrgyzstan President, Almazbek Atambayev visit to India:Following a bilateral summit at Hyderabad House: 1. The delegations finalised plans to hold the annual joint military exercises named “Khanjar-IV” in February-March. The “Khanjar-II” exercises were held in March 2015 in Kyrgyzstan and “Khanjar-III” in March-April 2016 in Gwalior. 2. The visiting delegation also welcomed India’s

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Tajikistan, India step up security ties (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II, Topic: India-Tajikistan ties)

Highlights:1. Tajikistan and India signed an agreement against terror financing and money laundering. 2. Tajikistan extended support to  India’s candidature for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and India’s bid for permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council. 3. Both sides also signed agreements on bilateral investment and avoidance of double taxation. The two sides indicated that

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Protests hit Venezuela following demonetisation (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II)

Cash crunch sparked social unrest in Venezuela post demonetisation:Venezuela became a country mostly without cash, sparking scattered protests and looting around the country as people fumed at having their already limited purchasing power cut off almost entirely.   Background: President Nicolas Maduro had made a surprise announcement that the 100-bolivar note would go out of

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