Maldives quits Commonwealth grouping (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II)

The Maldives angrily quit the Commonwealth after a long complicated dispute over its human rights record since the overthrowing of its first democratically-elected leader four years ago. Reason behind Maldives's exit from the Commonwealth The island nation said it had been treated “unjustly and unfairly” by the bloc, a voluntary association of more than 50 countries, many

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India to develop Iran’s Chahbahar port

Agreements regarding Chahbahar: The first agreement will provide India the right to develop and operate two terminals and five berths with multipurpose cargo handling capacities in the port of Chahbahar for 10 years. Following the bilateral agreement, Prime Minister Modi and Iranian President Dr. Hassan Rouhani were joined by Dr. Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan,

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