Turkish authorities moved to widen their purge of perceived opponents by removing thousands of police officers from their posts, part of the crackdown that followed a failed military coup that was aimed at toppling the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Interior Ministry fired nearly 9,000 police officers. That followed the arrests of 7,500... Continued.
Panama has agreed to sign the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, which the Indian agencies believe will help them expedite investigations into the “Panama papers” recently made public by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Benefit to India India is among the 98 countries and jurisdictions that have already joined the... Continued.
1. The two leaders , Indian PM and Nigerian President agreed to work closely, bilaterally, regionally and globally to combat the twin threats of terrorism and climate change. 2. The two sides signed an agreement under which India would provide a Line of Credit of $ 92 million for rehabilitation and improvement of Zanzibar’s water... Continued.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reached out to South Africa on the second leg of his Africa tour and recalled Mahatama Gandhi and Nelson Mandela saying the duo connected the two nations. Highlights of the visit 1. Defence and security co-operation was high on agenda as well as increased co-operation at international forums. South African... Continued.
Chilcot Inquiry committee report (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II, Topic: Important international events)
Findings of the Inquiry Committee 1. The first is that the judgments of the severity of the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction were “presented [to the British Parliament] with a certainty that was not justified”. Mr. Blair, in a misleading statement to Parliament in September 2002, had warned that the-then Iraqi President... Continued.
The blast in Baghdad, which killed more than 200 people, is the latest in a string of attacks carried out by terrorists around the world during Ramzan. The Islamic State has boastfully claimed responsibility for the attack thatoccurred in front of a Shia mosque in one of the busiest commercial areas in the heart of the... Continued.
Dhaka Terorrist Attack (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II and III, Topic : IS in neighbourhood)
About the terrorist attackArmed militants killed 20 civilians including an Indian after taking them hostage in a Bangladesh cafe . A total of 18 people were rescued from the restaurant. Heavily-armed commandos stormed the popular Dhaka eatery in the diplomatic enclave and killed militants who had been holding many people, including foreigners, captive for over... Continued.
The Rio 2016 organising committee has unveiled the official slogan (motto), A New World for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games scheduled to be held in August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Key Facts 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games will be the first Olympic and Paralympic Games to held in South America. Background... Continued.
India’s avoided voting at UNIndia avoided taking a position on the need to end discrimination based on sexual orientation at the Human Rights Council of the UN. The MEA’s clarification came a day after India abstained from a voting at the UNHRC on a resolution to set up the office of Independent Expert to end... Continued.
Brexit Vote: UK decides to leave EU The United Kingdom opted to leave the European Union in a closely-fought referendum. The ‘Leave’ side won decisively with 52 per cent of the vote in the high-turnout vote. This is the second referendum on Britain’s relationship with the European project. In 1975, in a referendum on whether... Continued.