Theresa May to become next British PM

Theresa May will take over as new Prime Minister of UK. Challenges before incoming PM 1. Talks with EU over Brexit. 2. Handling dissatisfaction among people who did not want to leave EU. About May 1. 59-year-old Ms. May would become Britain’s second female Prime Minister after Margaret Thatcher. 2. Presently, she holds the post

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Analysis of PM Africa tour

Focus areas in the present tour 1. energy 2. food 3. maritime security. Visits PM stops at Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya were accompanied by discussions on securing lines of coal and natural gas and funding capacity-building in energy production. In Tanzania and Mozambique, in particular, there were discussions on enhancing the export of

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Highlights of PM Kenya Visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after his talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, announced extension of a concessional Line of Credit (LoC) of $44.95 million to the African nation to help it in development of small and medium enterprises and textiles. India is Kenya’s largest trading partner, and the second largest investor. Visit to marks the

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With many Indians opting to remain, eye brows have been raised over the cost of Operation Sankat Mochan

While the government declared the South Sudan evacuation Operation Sankat Mochan a “success”, questions are being raised after hundreds of Indians chose to stay back in Juba, meaning that one of two airforce C-17 Globemaster planes sent returned empty with only 154 of the 550 initially expected passengers. Background The two factions are   1. Soldiers loyal

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Political crisis in Nepal and blame on India (Analysed from the Hindu, Relevant for GS Mains Paper II, Topic: Indo- Nepal Relations)

Situation in NepalThe nine-month-old Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxists-Leninists) government led by Mr. Oli was reduced to a minority after the Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’-led UCPN-Maoist withdrew support four days ago.Mr. Dahal had withdrawn support to the government in May, but the move was reversed quickly through negotiations. Allegation by Nepal Prime Minister K.P.

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Change of Government expected in Nepal

Withdrawal of support After the United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre) led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ withdrew support to K.P. Oli’s Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist)-led government last week, no-confidence motion is due to be taken up in Parliament on July 21, and the numbers are stacked against Mr. Oli. Possible new government The

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Analysis of PM Africa tour (Relevant for GS Mains Paper II, Topic : Indo–African relations)

Focus areas in the present tour1. energy 2. food  3. maritime security.  Visits PM stops at Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya were accompanied by discussions on securing lines of coal and natural gas and funding capacity-building in energy production.  In Tanzania and Mozambique, in particular, there were discussions on enhancing the export of pulses

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International tribunal ruling in South China Sea

Details of the ruling A tribunal ruled that China has no legal basis for its vast claims in the South China Sea and had aggravated the seething regional dispute with its extensive construction of artificial islands that destroyed coral reefs and infringed on the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone. Besides, the court slammed China for damaging

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