Italy’s top court orders re-trial in AgustaWestland case (Relevant for GS Mains Paper II)

Italy’s apex court ordered Retrial for guilty held in AgustaWestland Corruption case:Italy’s top court has ordered the retrial of two top executives of defence group Finmeccanica in the bribery case. The top executives, former Finmeccanica CEO Giuseppe Orsi and former AgustaWestland chief Bruno Spagnolini — were sentenced in April by a Milan appeals court “for

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Sixth edition of Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD) (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II)

The sixth edition of ‘Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development’ was held at New Delhi. During the conference, ministers and senior officials from 68 countries in the region deliberated on challenges of urban planning and management. The conference sought to address issues ranging from crowded city centres to peripheral expansion, metropolitan based

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Possibility of new constitution in Sri Lanka

A new constitution giving powers to Tamils in N-E is expected in Sri Lanka under Srisena’s Government. Modern Sri Lanka has witnessed three constitutions.   Controversial provisions in present constitution: Unitary state Foremost place to Buddhism Sinhala as official language Supremacy of President over Legislature Considerable say of President in judicial appointments and thus, significant

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India to train Vietnam’s Sukhoi fighter pilots (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS mains Paper II)

In a further boost to its growing defence ties with Vietnam, India has agreed to train the southeast nation’s Sukhoi-30 fighter pilots. The agreement was reached during bilateral discussions between Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his Vietnamese counterpart, General Ngo Xuan Lich. China factor India and Vietnam have been steadily stepping up their cooperation, especially

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